Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Bakery - 1921

Country: United States
Language: English
Directors: Larry Semon, Norman Taurog
Writers: Larry Semon, Norman Taurog
Stars: Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy and Frank Alexander
Release Date: 20 June 1921 (USA)
Also known as: El chico del colmado (Spain), Jaimito pastelero (Spain)
Production Co: Larry Semon Productions, Vitagraph Company of América
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Cake | Two Reeler
Genres: Comedy | Short
Well-meaning but accident-prone bakery employee Larry is involved in numerous slapstick mishaps on the job. After accidentally causing the bakery owner to fall into a vat of cake batter Larry finds his job in jeopardy, but he redeems himself by foiling a robbery planned by the bakery foreman.
A hilarious slapstick comedy from Larry Semon's best period, with a sight gag every few seconds, stunt work that still amazes, and several scenes that show magnificent comic timing. Also, it's interesting to see Oliver Hardy (several years before teaming with Stan Laurel) playing the villain, as he did in many Semon comedies.

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