Their Purple Moment

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Their Purple Moment
L&H Their Purple Moment 1928.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by James Parrott
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by H.M. Walker (titles)
Starring Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Anita Garvin
Kay Deslys
Fay Holderness
Tiny Sandford
Lyle Tayo
Leo Willis
Cinematography George Stevens
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 18, 1928 (1928-05-18)
Running time
22 min.
Country United States
Language Silent film
English (Original intertitles)

Their Purple Moment is a 1928 short comedy silent film starring Laurel and Hardy and directed by James Parrott.[1][2]


Henpecked Stan and Ollie have been secretly saving for a night on the town away from the wives. When Stan's wife discovers the scheme, she replaces Stan's hidden loot with cigar coupons. The boys are unable to settle a huge restaurant bill, and their evening ends in a pie-throwing brawl in the restaurant's kitchen.


Stan Laurel - Stan Pincher
Oliver Hardy - Ollie
Anita Garvin - Ollie's wife
Kay Deslys - Stan's wife
Fay Holderness - Mrs. Pincher
S.J. Sandford - Waiter
Lyle Tayo - Mrs. Hardy
Leo Willis - Cab driver


Jimmy Aubrey - Cook
Ed Brandenburg - Waiter
Dorothy Coburn - Hatcheck girl
Harry Earles - Midget performer
Helen Gilmore - Pink Pub patrion
Jack Hill - Doorman/Pink Pub patron
Sam Lufkin - Waiter
Gene Morgan - Waiter
John B. O'Brien - Pink Pub patron
Patsy O'Brien - Gossip
Retta Palmer - Pink Pub patron
Dorothea Wolbert - Waitress


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