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Do Detectives Think? (1927)

An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge.

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Fred Guiol

Writers:

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

Cast overview:
Stan Laurel ... Ferdinand Finkleberry
Oliver Hardy ... Sherlock Pinkham
James Finlayson ... Judge Foozle
Viola Richard Viola Richard ... Mrs. Foozle
Noah Young Noah Young ... The Tipton Slasher
Frank Brownlee ... Detective agency boss
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Storyline

An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

20 November 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detetives Pensam? See more »

Company Credits

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The role of the real butler was originally slated for Syd Crossley. See more »

Goofs

When Ollie loses his hat in the cemetery we see two hats lying on the ground before Stan loses his. See more »

Quotes

Judge Foozle: Are you men good shots? -...
Sherlock Pinkham: We come from a family of shooters - - William Tell was my uncle -...
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Connections

Remade as Going Bye-Bye! (1934) See more »

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Pretty Good Comedy
14 November 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

When Laurel and Hardy are on the case, you don't expect Sherlock Holmes-quality deductions, but you know there will be some laughs. This comedy is a bit uneven, but pretty good overall. Stanley and Oliver are detectives who are hired to protect a judge whose life has been threatened, and they get some reasonable mileage out of this simple situation. They are helped out by frequent supporting player James Finlayson as the judge, and by Noah Young, who is suitably menacing as an escaped convict. It's not among their best comedies, but it has some good moments, and is certainly worth watching for any fan of Laurel and Hardy.


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