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Rupert of Hee Haw (1924)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 8 June 1924 (USA)
Stan Laurel slips and slides around several palatial sets in this silent spoof of RUPERT OF HENTZAU. Directed by Scott Pembroke (credited as "Percy" in his films of this period), HEE HAW ... See full summary »

Director:

Scott Pembroke

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stan Laurel ... The King / Rudolph Razz
James Finlayson ... Rupert of Hee Haw
Mae Laurel Mae Laurel ... The Princess
Billy Engle ... Short officer
Ena Gregory ... Hee Haw's maid
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks ... Palace guard
Pierre Couderc ... The Duke of Aspirin
George Rowe ... The Duke of Bromo
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Stan Laurel slips and slides around several palatial sets in this silent spoof of RUPERT OF HENTZAU. Directed by Scott Pembroke (credited as "Percy" in his films of this period), HEE HAW abounds with banana peel pileups, silly swordplay and costume malfunctions.

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Short | Comedy

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Not Rated
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This should have been a lot better
12 February 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

You would think that a parody of the film "Rupert of Hentzau" (a version of "The Prisoner of Zenda") would be a lot better--especially since Stan Laurel was in the lead. After all, in his pre-Laurel and Hardy days, he had done some very funny films that parodied the latest film hits. His "Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde" is a great send-off of "Dr. Jeckyl" and probably his best starring film of the era. "Mud and Sand" is also a funny parody of Valentino's "Blood and Sand". So why did this film turn out to be so very bad? Well, the problem wasn't the cast--Laurel and supporting actor James Finlayson could be very funny. However, the script had no jokes--absolutely none. A parody without jokes is stupid and that is about all I need to say about this dull film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

8 June 1924 (USA) See more »

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Coleslaw See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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