Two escaped convicts (Laurel & Hardy) change clothes in the getaway car, but wind up wearing each other's pants. The rest of the film involves their trying to exchange pants, in alleys, in cabs and finally high above the street on the girders of a construction site.
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The building under construction in 1928 that served as a location for the climactic scenes in this short was the Western Costume building at 939 South Broadway, Los Angeles. The building still stands (as of 2018) just South of the United Artists Theatre building (1926). While The Boys are on the girders, views to the South show the then-new Western Pacific Building (1925) at 1031 South Broadway; the triangular block of buildings at South Broadway where Broadway Place once cut an angle from Tenth Street (now Olympic Blvd.) and Broadway to Main Street (the entire block, including Broadway Place, has been replaced by an apartment complex); a large sign advertising the Sunday Examiner newspaper, atop the 10-story Los Angeles Railway Building (1925), which is kitty-corner across the street from the Herald Examiner headquarters; and in the distance, the twin steeples of St Joseph's Catholic Church (1901-1903, destroyed by fire in 1983) at 12th and South Los Angeles Streets. See more
The rope attached to the girder is at first looped around it but in the next shot it's just draped over it. See more
The original print of this film is probably lost. The available version is a Film Classics reissue with credits replaced (and with one name misspelled). The quality of the images changes throughout the entire film because most of it is lifted from a Robert Youngson compilation. See more