The Stolen Jools
|The Stolen Jools|
George E. Stone in The Stolen Jools
|Directed by||William C. McGann|
|Produced by||Pat Casey|
|Written by||Edwin J. Burke (uncredited)
Percy Heath (uncredited)
Edward G. Robinson
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||20 minutes|
The Stolen Jools (1931) is a short comedy film produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood, featuring many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day. The stars appeared in the film, distributed by Paramount Pictures, to raise funds for the National Variety Artists Tuberculosis Sanitarium. The UCLA Film and Television Archive entry for this film says -- as do the credits -- that the film was co-sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes to support the "fine work" of the NVA sanitarium.
When the film was shown in theaters in 1931, a person would appear after the film to ask the audience for donations. Because the film was made for charity, it has an unusually large cast of actors from various studios in addition to Paramount, such as Warner Bros., RKO, MGM, and Hal Roach Studios.
This film was known by the name The Slippery Pearls in the United Kingdom, and was thought to be a lost film until a print was found in the UK in the 1990s. Another print was later found in the US under the alternate title.
Cast, as listed in end credits
- Transcribed from DVD: Best of Laurel & Hardy, Volumes 2-3, Brentwood Home Video, 2004
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