The Band Master (1917 film)

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The Band Master
Directed by Arvid E. Gillstrom
Produced by Louis Burstein
Starring Billy West
Oliver Hardy
Distributed by King Bee Studios
Release date
  • December 1, 1917 (1917-12-01)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Band Master is a 1917 American silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.



Like many American films of the time, The Band Master was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 1, scene of dough dropping from West after he sits in the pan, Reel 2, two scenes of West kicking woman, two scenes of West dropping trousers, two scenes of West bumping woman, and West expectorating into telephone receptical (with figure of woman).[1]

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  1. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (5): 43. July 27, 1918. 

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