Seeing the World
|Seeing the World|
|Directed by||Anthony Mack|
Robert F. McGowan
|Produced by||F. Richard Jones|
|Written by||Hal Roach|
H. M. Walker
Jay R. Smith
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
|Distributed by||Pathé Exchange|
Seeing the World (also known as A Roamin' Holiday) is a 1927 silent Our Gang film, directed by Robert F. McGowan and Anthony Mack. 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:
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.
- Joe Cobb as Joe
- Jackie Condon as Jackie
- Johnny Downs as Johnny
- Allen Hoskins as Farina
- Scooter Lowry as Skooter
- Jay R. Smith as Jay
- Peggy Eames as Peggy
- James Finlayson as James Finlayson, The schoolteacher
- Jean Darling as Extra at pier
- Ed Brandenburg as Window washer
- Frank Butler as English pedestrian
- Dorothy Darling as Extra at pier
- Charlie Hall as English chauffeur
- Ham Kinsey as Ship's official
- Stan Laurel as English pedestrian
- Charles McMurphy as Ship's official
- Charley Young as Extra at pier
- David, Prince of Wales as Himself (stock footage)
- Gaston Doumergue as Himself (stock footage)
- Yusef of Morocco as Himself (stock footage)
- Thompson, Paul (January 7, 1927). "Seeing the World". Motion Picture News. XXXV (1): 489. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- "Silent Era: Seeing the World". silentera. Retrieved September 14, 2008.
- Rosenberg, Karen. "New York Times: Seeing the World". NY Times. Retrieved September 14, 2008.
- "Letter from Stan Laurel to Mike Polacek, 23 April 1964". The Stan Laurel Correspondence Archive Project. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
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