Thursday, December 15, 2011

Smithy - 1924


Country: USA
Language: English (intertitles)
Directors: George Jeske, Hal Roach
Writer: H.M. Walker (titles)
Stars: Stan Laurel, James Finlayson and William Gillespie
Release Date: 20 January 1924 (USA)
Also known as: The Home Wrecker (United Kingdom)
Filming Locations: Hal Roach Studios - 8822 Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Production Co: Hal Roach Studios
Runtime: USA: 20 min  | UK: 15 min (short version)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Memorable quotes for: Foreman: Do you know anything about building?
Smithy: No.
Foreman: Jus' the man we're lookin' for.
Plot keywords: Construction, Mix Up, Sergeant, Army, Hal Roach, Discharge, Receptionist
Genres: Comedy | Short
After being discharged from the 372nd infantry, on account of a bean shortage, smithy seeks employment. He finds employment at a construction site, where he helps to build a house, and soon causes havoc amoungst other workers. The constuction company owner leaves for a week, and tells his secretary to send a letter to Mr. Smith telling him to complete the construction of the house while he (the owner) is away. The letter is accidently sent to Smithy who manages to complete the house. When the owner returns the house is complete, and Smithy is commended until the last support beam is removed...

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