Seeing the World

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Seeing the World
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Directed byAnthony Mack
Robert F. McGowan
Produced byF. Richard Jones
Hal Roach
Written byHal Roach
H. M. Walker
StarringJoe Cobb
Jackie Condon
Jean Darling
Johnny Downs
Allen Hoskins
Scooter Lowry
Jay R. Smith
Peggy Eames
Jean Darling
James Finlayson
Stan Laurel
CinematographyArt Lloyd
Edited byRichard C. Currier
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • February 13, 1927 (1927-02-13)
Running time
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Seeing the World (also known as A Roamin' Holiday) is a 1927 silent Our Gang film, directed by Robert F. McGowan and Anthony Mack.[1][2][3] It was the 57th Our Gang short subject released. The film features James Finlayson and also a brief appearance by Stan Laurel, who later wrote:[4]

That "Seeing the World" is a very bad film, plus the print - I felt sorry for Finlayson practically working alone with nothing funny to do - He made every face in the book in this one.!!


The gang's teacher (James Finlayson) is trying to win a trip to Europe. He does win, but the gang accompanies him as well, which causes his trip to become a nightmare. The group treks through Venice, Rome, Pompeii, Naples, and London. Finally, the entourage ends up in Paris, where Farina manages to falls off the side of the Eiffel Tower. Finlayson tries desperately tries to rescue Farina, leading him to wake up from what was apparently a daydream caused by the gang tossing sleeping pills into his water.


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  1. ^ Thompson, Paul (January 7, 1927). "Seeing the World". Motion Picture News. XXXV (1): 489. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Silent Era: Seeing the World". silentera. Retrieved September 14, 2008.
  3. ^ Rosenberg, Karen. "New York Times: Seeing the World". NY Times. Retrieved September 14, 2008.
  4. ^ "Letter from Stan Laurel to Mike Polacek, 23 April 1964". The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project. Retrieved October 17, 2018.

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