Frauds and Frenzies
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Lawrence Semon (Larry Semon)
Cast: Larry Semon [Larry, a convict], Stan Laurel [Simp, another convict], Madge Kirby [Dolly Dare], Billy McCall (William McCall) [the warden], Bill Hauber (William Hauber) [a prison guard]
The Vitagraph Company of America production; distributed by [?] The Vitagraph Company of America or Greater Vitagraph, Incorporated? [Big V Special Comedies]. / Produced by Albert E. Smith and Lawrence Semon (Larry Semon). Scenario by C. Graham Baker and Lawrence Semon (Larry Semon). / Released 18 November 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: Scars and Stripes. The last of Semon and Laurel’s three films together.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Escapes - Fights - Food: Sandwiches - Fugitives - Prisons: Convicts, Guards, Labor gangs, Wardens, Prisoners (Escaped) - Tools: Picks, Shovels - Weapons: Guns (Shotguns)
Listing updated: 29 June 2008.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Weaver-Twenty p. 319 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.