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Sugar Daddies (1927)

Rich oil tycoon (Finlayson) awakens one morning, after a night of carousing, to be told that he was married the night before. His lawyer (Laurel) is called in to straighten things out when ... See full summary »

Directors:

Fred Guiol, Leo McCarey

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Finlayson ... Oil Tycoon Cyrus Brittle
Stan Laurel ... Brittle's Lawyer
Oliver Hardy ... Brittle's Butler
Noah Young Noah Young ... Brittle's Brother-in-law
Charlotte Mineau ... Mrs. Brittle
Edna Marion ... Daughter
Eugene Pallette ... Hardy Look-alike
Jack Hill Jack Hill ... Hotel Extra
Charlie Hall ... Hotel Extra
Sam Lufkin Sam Lufkin ... Fun House Ticket Taker
Dorothy Coburn Dorothy Coburn ... Girl in the Fun House
Ray Cooke Ray Cooke ... Bellboy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Adams Jack Adams ... Undetermined Role
Will Stanton ... Extra
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Storyline

Rich oil tycoon (Finlayson) awakens one morning, after a night of carousing, to be told that he was married the night before. His lawyer (Laurel) is called in to straighten things out when a blackmail attempt is made. Wild chases through a dance hall and amusement park ensue. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come mi pento See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The $50,000 thousand dollars the Brother-in-law demanded from Oil Tycoon Cyrus Brittle adjusted for inflation to 2017 is the equivalent of $700,009 thousand dollars. See more »

Goofs

In the funhouse revolving wheel scene Fin's trousers alternate from long to knee length. See more »

Quotes

Brittle's brother-in-law: [intertitle] You married my sister in the lion's cage at the circus last night!
Oil tycoon Cyrus Brittle: [intertitle] It's all a mistake - I thought she was one of the lions.
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Alternate Versions

The available print has been composed from material lifted from different sources. The opening MGM credits are not the originals but a recreation using the ones from "Big Business" changing the title and certain names. This was quite a mistake since the copyright reads MCMXXIX (1929). Since the original MGM credits are probably lost it is impossible to verify if James Finlayson was listed before Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (who are the only actors to receive any billing at all in today's available prints). See more »

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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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Early Laurel and Hardy pairing
25 July 2009 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

This silent short isn't so much a Laurel & Hardy vehicle as a short in which they both appear. Hardy plays the butler to James Finlayson's carousing playboy millionaire. Finlayson awakens after a major session with the mother of all hangovers and a new wife he can't remember marrying. The wife comes complete with brother and sister-in-law who demand $50,000 from Finlayson to get out of his hair (metaphorically speaking, of course). Stan Laurel plays the lawyer Finlayson recruits to get him out of the pickle he's found himself in.

The film features an extended sequence in which Finlayson is concealed from his pursuers by pretending to be the bottom half of an improbably tall lady, the top half of which is Stan wearing a long robe. It's a trick that the trio used on at least two more occasions in the next few years (not that this was anything unusual, the early comics were always reworking previous material). Also of notice is an early use of hand-held camera - with only partial success - which definitely gives the film an in-your-face quality at times.


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