Putting Pants on Philip
|Putting Pants on Philip|
|Directed by||Clyde Bruckman|
|Produced by||Hal Roach|
|Written by||H.M. Walker|
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
Putting Pants On Philip is a silent short film starring American comedy double act Laurel and Hardy. Made in 1927, it's the first film to bill them as an official team. The duo appeared in a total of 107 films between 1921 and 1950.
Piedmont Mumblethunder (Hardy), seeing Philip for the first time, tells a friend that he pities whoever has to collect this character, only to be upset when he turns out to be that person. Hardy is embarrassed at the effeminacy of his kilt-wearing Scottish nephew Philip (Laurel), and is further upset by repeated incidents with the kilt. Women faint.
In one chase scene, a dog, riled up by the action, chases after Hardy. This was not scripted, but added to the hilarity.
Although this was their first "official" film as a team, the iconic Stan and Ollie characters and costumes had yet to become a permanent fixture. Their first appearance as the now familiar "Stan and Ollie" characters was in The Second Hundred Years, directed by Fred Guiol and supervised by Leo McCarey, who suggested that the performers be teamed permanently.
- Stan Laurel - Philip
- Oliver Hardy - Piedmont J. Mumblethunder
- Charles A. Bachman - Officer
- Ed Brandenberg - Bus conductor
- Harvey Clark - Tailor
- Dorothy Coburn - Girl chased by Philip
- Sam Lufkin - Ship's doctor
- Don Bailey
- Chet Brandenburg
- Alfred Fisher
- Jack Hill
- Eric Mack
- Bob O'Connor
- Retta Palmer
- Lee Phelps
- Heath Parks
- Everson, William K. The Complete Films of Laurel and Hardy. New York: Citadel, 2000, 1967. ISBN 0-8065-0146-4. (First book-length examination of the individual films)
- Putting Pants on Philip at the Internet Movie Database
- Putting Pants on Philip at the TCM Movie Database
- Putting Pants on Philip at AllMovie
- Putting Pants on Philip at Rotten Tomatoes
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