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Smithy
(1924) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by George Jeske and Hal Roach

Cast: Stan Laurel [Smithy, the exsoldier], James Finlayson [his exsergeant and construction coworker], William Gillespie [the boss], Glenn Tryon [Mr. Smith], Sammy Brooks [man in the employment line], Ena Gregory [secretary], Jack Gavin [the foreman], George Rowe [the crosseyed worker], Fred Karno Jr. [worker], Marvin Loback [worker], Jack Ackroyd, Eddie Baker, Charlie Hall

Hal Roach Studios, Incorporated, production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [Pathécomedy]. / Produced by Hal Roach. Assistant director, L.E. Dill. Cinematography by Frank Young. Intertitles by H.M. Walker. Edited by Thomas J. Crizer. Presented by Hal Roach. / Released 20 January 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Comedy.

Synopsis: Exsoldier Laurel annoys Finlayson on a house construction site.

Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates (Blackhawk Films collection); and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives, 8mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Carpenters - Tools: Saws

Listing updated: 8 February 2011.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Skretvedt-LaurelHardy p. 42 : Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Bruce Calvert.

Home video: DVD.

 
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