Back Stage (1917 film)

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Back Stage
Directed byArvid E. Gillstrom
Produced byLouis Burstein
StarringOliver Hardy
CinematographyHerman Obrock Jr.
Edited byBen H. Cohen
King Bee Studios
Release date
  • May 15, 1917 (1917-05-15)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Back Stage is a 1917 American short comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.


  • Billy West - Props
  • Ethel Marie Burton - Ethel (as Ethel Burton)
  • Polly Bailey - (as Polly Van)
  • Joe Cohen
  • Ethelyn Gibson - (as Ethelynne Gibson)
  • Oliver Hardy - (as Babe Hardy)
  • Florence McLaughlin - (as Florence McLoughlin)
  • Bud Ross - (as Budd Ross)
  • Leo White


Like many American films of the time, Back Stage was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut of closeups of hula dancers and the actions of a bearded man backstage, and the scene of three women falling in the back of the stage and baring their legs.[1]

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  1. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (20): 33. November 10, 1917.

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