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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

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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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Has A Couple Of Good Sequences
28 February 2006 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Much of this two-reel comedy is rather unexceptional, but it does have a couple of good sequences. Glenn Tryon and the rest of the cast add some energy to the material, and part of it is mildly interesting as a satire on the idol-worship of movie stars that was already so prevalent even in its era. Otherwise, the movie doesn't really go anywhere, and though it does have a lot of motion, only very occasionally is it funny or exciting.

Tryon is part of a family of rural Californians who make a trip to Hollywood, ostensibly to pay a bill, with Tryon's character getting led astray by his inability to distinguish fantasy from reality. He also draws a detective played by Oliver Hardy into the mess he has created. Along the way, there are some occasional brief glimpses at a few of the stars of the era.

A couple of the sequences work rather well, but the rest of it is distinguished only by a brief scene in which Hardy and Stan Laurel, in a small role, appear on-screen together. It still works all right as light viewing for anyone who enjoys the silent comedies of the era, but otherwise it is only notable for this moment of significance in movie history.


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