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Why Girls Love Sailors (1927)

Stan is young sailor whose girl gets kidnapped by rough sea captain. Stan dresses in drag and seduces the captain and the captain's wife catches him. Stan and his girl beat a hasty retreat ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Guiol

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Willie Brisling
Oliver Hardy ... First Mate
Viola Richard Viola Richard ... Willie's Girl
Anita Garvin Anita Garvin ... Captain's Wife
Malcolm Waite Malcolm Waite ... Sea Captain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles R. Althoff Charles R. Althoff ... Grandpa Brisling (scenes deleted)
Sôjin Kamiyama Sôjin Kamiyama ... Moneylender (scenes deleted) (as Sôjin)
Eric Mayne ... The Admiral (scenes deleted)
Anna May Wong ... Delamar (scenes deleted)
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Stan is young sailor whose girl gets kidnapped by rough sea captain. Stan dresses in drag and seduces the captain and the captain's wife catches him. Stan and his girl beat a hasty retreat as the captain's wife fires off a parting shot. Written by Tom Althoff <tomk2ta@aol.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perché le ragazze amano i marinai 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

It was considered a lost film until 1971 when it was rediscovered in France. See more »

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Beard-length of the captain. See more »

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Rough and Ready - Like Ollie's Character...
6 February 2010 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Another film with a seafaring theme, although no boats leave the harbour. Stan and Ollie aren't a double act as such in this one: Ollie's a rather rough-and-ready looking first mate with a perpetual scowl, while Stan's engaged to a woman to whom the Captain of Ollie's boat takes a shine.. The captain kidnaps the woman, so Stan follows him aboard to claim her back.

This is an OK silent film which is lifted immeasurably by the presence of Laurel & Hardy, even if their double act isn't yet developed. After pretending to be a ghost, Stan disguises himself as a woman. He did that in quite a few of their films. As a woman he looks rather odd, all neck and thin legs, but the sailors aboard ship all seem enchanted by him/her. He lures them to a secluded part of the boat then, after knocking them out with a bottle, tricks Ollie into throwing them overboard. This isn't one of their best but, as always with Laurel & Hardy, it's worth a look.


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