Laurel is a Scottish reporter suspected of being a spy by police detective James Finlayson. Although trailed by the latter, Stan, who is reporting on the movie world, manages to be hired by Mack Sennett. He makes his debut in Nevada, in the middle of gold diggers. After managing to clear his name he becomes, with Oliver Hardy, a big comedy star. Written by
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Although a French film, made up of footage of American origin, the addition of Peter Sellers
's commentary meant that it qualified as a British film for quota purposes. See more
An introductory intertitle suggests that the film is "presented to cinema-goers of today as a tribute to one of the greatest pioneers of this industry", Mack Sennett. But the film features extracts from the productions of various other silent filmmakers, as well as sequences from sound films that have had their soundtracks replaced with new voices. See more