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The Sawmill
 
1922
 
Distribution:
Vitagraph


Release date:
1 January 1922
  Silent short:
2 reels
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Director:
Larry Semon, Norman Taurog
  Executive producer:
Larry Semon
Producer:
Albert E. Smith
  Assistant director:
Roland Asher
Story:
Larry Semon, Norman Taurog
  Cinematography:
Hans F. Koenekamp
     
               
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  ....... A sawmill employee (Semon) tries to win the hand of the owner's daughter, but not if the foreman (Hardy) has anything to do with it.
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Facts
•Filmed October 1921 at Lake Hume, California, USA. [source: Rob Stone]
•Copyrighted December 12, 1921 (LP17350) by Vitagraph Company of America. [source: Rob Stone]
•Working title: The Lumber Jack. [source: Rob Stone]
•This holds the record as the most expensive short silent comedy ever produced. The cast and crew (consisting of 75 grips and electrical technicians, caterers, costumers, riggers, prop men and prop makers, construction and paint technicians, payroll cashiers, secretaries and script clerks, special effects technicians, transportation captains and drivers, assistant directors and production assistants) lived in a specially built bunker town while filming the short on location.
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Larry Semon
Larry
Oliver Hardy
Foreman
  Frank Alexander
Mill owner
Kathleen O'Connor
Boss's daughter
  Al Thompson
Boss
  Ann Hastings
Owner's daughter
  Rosa Gore
(unidentified character)
  William Hauber
(unidentified character)
  Peter Ormonds
(unidentified character)
   
     
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9 STILLS
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