Hal Roach's Early Pathe Comedies (Silent)
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- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: July 19, 2016
- Originally Released: 1920
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Charley Chase & 'Snub' Pollard|
|Directed by||Fred Guiol & George Jeske|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Merely A Maid (1920): Wallace Howe is anxious to marry off his debutante daughter to a handsome millionaire. He's fit to be tied when the maid (Beatrice La Plante) catches the tycoon's eye instead. Starring Beatrice La Plante. Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer.
Straight Crook (1921): Ethel Broadhurst plays a publicity-hungry socialite who fakes the theft of her own jewels. Much to her dismay, clueless bellhop Eddie Boland accidentally uncovers the scheme. Starring Eddie Boland.
Years To Come (1922): Charley Chase directs this futuristic tale of the year 2000, where women are the breadwinners and the men curtsey and bow. Doting house-husband 'Snub' Pollard suspects his wife, businesswoman Marie Mosquini, is cheating on him, but she could care less. Like many Pollard shorts such as It's a Gift (1923), this film features an array of fantastic contraptions, including flying cars. Starring 'Snub' Pollard. Directed by Charley Chase.
Tight Shoes (1923): Charley Chase's real-life brother, Paul Parrott, is a shoe salesman plagued by the most exasperating customers in town ...and an inquisitive monkey on the run from the zoo. Starring Paul Parrott. Directed by George Jeske.
Be Honest! (1923): The Dippy-Doo-Dads were Hal Roach's troupe of animal actors. Here they star in a tale of an escaped chimpanzee convict that proves crime does not pay, even in the animal kingdom. Directed by Len Powers.
At First Sight (1924): Charley Chase stars in the inaugural appearance of his 'Jimmy Jump' character, the original hard-luck hero. Here he's thrown for a loop when he finds out the girl of his dreams isn't the heiress he thinks she is...she's her maid! Directed by Jay Howe.
Tell It To A Policeman (1925): Two young lovers (Glenn Tryon and Blanche Mehaffey) are enjoying a night of bill and cooing until a member of the local constabulary (James Finlayson) stops by looking for a new recruit. Starring Glenn Tryon. Directed by Fred Guiol.
The Bouncer (1925): Con man Billy Engle gets his pal Earl Mohan a job as a bouncer, but his quick temper may get them both bounced out of town. Starring Earl Mohan, Billy Engle. Directed by Ralph Cedar.
What's The World Coming To? (1926): Roach remade Years to Come four years later as What's the World Coming To? This time it's Clyde Cook and Katherine Grant as the husband and wife in a future world where women dominate men. Starring Clyde Cook, Katherine Grant. Directed by Richard Wallace.
45 Minutes From Hollywood (1926): Glenn Tryon plays a naive country boy visiting Hollywood who gets involved in a bank robbery, thinking it's a movie scene. With cameos from Theda Bara, Our Gang, and the soon-to-be-teamed Laurel & Hardy. Starring Glenn Tryon. Directed by Fred Guiol.
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- Sales Rank: 1,787
- UPC: 089218782199
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