On his way to collect inheritance in the small town on Hot Dog, Stan gets robbed by highwaymen, one of which is the other person who shall attend the reading of their late Uncle's will. The... See full summary »
Willy Worst (Stan Laurel) is turning a local post office upside down and stirs up ill-feelings when trying to send a letter in POSTAGE DUE, a short produced by Hal Roach and directed by a former Keystone Kop.
To flee from a tireless Forest Ranger, the shabby vagrants, Stan and Ollie, find refuge at a colonel's mansion that is vacant for the weekend. Soon, a couple of newly-weds arrive in hopes of renting the manor. Where is the rightful owner?
Stationed in a Latin American country, sailor Stan is lonely and wants company. He tries to get his Chief to bring him along to a dinner the Chief has been invited to, but the Chief wants ... See full summary »
Stan inherits a yacht and a South Pacific island. Ollie and Stan sail there with 2 other men. They shipwreck on a new atoll and settle there. An ex-fiancee joins them. They declare an independent nation and problems arise.
It's a gag comedy from 1923 that makes fun of the French Foreign Legion Stories of P.C. Wren.... or at least uses them as a jumping-off point. Stan shows up at a Foreign Legion post in a high-crowned hat, jacket and heavy mascara blotches under the eyes. He enlists, and then has a series of short comic takes which are executed with vigor, but not too much interest. He can't march in line with other legionaires, he squirts everyone with ten gallons of champagne from a bottle, he is sentenced to be shot and uses his blindfold to blow his nose.
All of them are good gags, and were they strung together with plot or characterization, this would be a nice little comedy. Unhappily, they are not: things just happen. Perhaps it is because this print lacks most of its title cards. Mr. Laurel was still learning how to construct a film comedy at this point and it shows. Look at BEAU HUNKS instead.
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