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45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 26 December 1926 (USA)
A young man visiting Hollywood on family business gets into trouble when he sees a bank robbery in progress, and thinks it is a movie scene.

Director:

Fred Guiol

Writers:

Hal Roach, H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Tryon ... Orville
Charlotte Mineau Charlotte Mineau ... Orville's Mother
Jack Rube Clifford Jack Rube Clifford ... Orville's Grandpa (as Rube Clifford)
Sally O'Neil ... Orville's Sister (as Sue O'Neil)
Oliver Hardy ... Hotel Detective
Edna Murphy ... Em, Hotel Detective's Wife
Jerry Mandy Jerry Mandy ... Imbibing Trashman
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Storyline

A California family receives a notice that they must make a payment immediately, or else be forced out of their home. The payment must be made at an office in Hollywood, and so Grandpa, his granddaughter, and his grandson Orville all go together, full of excitement at the chance to see some movie stars. Grandpa misses the train, leaving the other two to continue alone. Once in Hollywood, they pass by a bank robbery in progress, which Orville mistakes for a movie scene. He rushes into the action, and is taken by one of the holdup gang, who leaves him unconscious and dressed like a woman in the room of a hotel detective. This creates considerable difficulty and embarrassment both for Orville and for the detective. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forty-five Minutes from Hollywood See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy both appear in this film, they do not share a scene together. See more »

Quotes

Mother: Guard the money, son - Lookout for confidence men and assistant directors.
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Connections

Edited into Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) See more »

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Two L&H shorts
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A country boy goes to Hollywood to pay a bill and gets caught up in what he thinks is a movie being made. What he doesn't know is that he's caught up in a real robbery. There are a few good gags here but the real highlight is Oliver Hardy playing the Hotel Detective. Stan Laurel has a brief role as well. This was the first Hal Roach film where the two were in the same movie, although they don't share any scenes here.

Duck Soup (1927)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Laurel and Hardy, trying to get away from firemen wanting to recruit them, run and hide in a house but when someone shows up to rent it they must pretend to be the owner and maid. L&H went onto remake this with better results in Another Fine Mess but this short has a few funny moments but not enough to make it work throughout.


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