The Stolen Jools
Series: N/A Distribution: Masquers Club of Hollywood/
National Variety Artists/
Paramount Pictures
 Director: William C. McGann  Cinematography: ?
Production: - Type: Sound short Producer: Pat Casey Editor: ?
Released: 04 April 1931 Length: 2-reels Supervisor: E.K. Nadel

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  A twenty-minute sound short which rounded up a host of comedy talent of the era and distributed to cinemas for free in return for donations from members of the viewing public.

Favourite bit
In the reporters office Eugene Pallette is already on the telephone when another one rings.  Reporter Stuart Erwin picks it up and repeatedly says "No", whilst Pallette is saying "Yes" on his call.  To add to the confusion, fellow reporter Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher takes a third call and continues to answer "Maybe".  Add all three together when Gary Cooper walks into the room and it sounds like a chorus of mishaps in the room.  Good timing.

Facts
Produced in early 1931. 
Filming dates
Unknown.

Trivia
In the UK the film was released in September 1932 as "The Slippery Pearls".
Stan and Ollie share a total screen time of 32 seconds; during which Stan doesn't speak and Ollie has only two lines.

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Eddie Kane
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Stan Laurel
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Farina
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard
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Norman 'Chubby' Chaney
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Shirley Jane Rickert
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Dorothy DeBorba
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Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins
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Polly Moran
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Norma Shearer
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Joan Crawford
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William Haines
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Dorothy Lee
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Victor McLaglen
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Edmund Lowe
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Charles Murray
Kelly
George Sidney
Cohen
Winnie Lightner
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Fifi D'Orsay
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Irene Dunne
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Bert Wheeler
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Robert Woolsey
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Richard Dix
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Claudia Dell
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Lowell Sherman
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Eugene Pallette
Reporter
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Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
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Gary Cooper
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Wynne Gibson
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Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
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Maurice Chevalier
Himself
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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Loretta Young
Herself
Richard Barthelmess
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Charles Butterworth
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Bebe Daniels
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Ben Lyon
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Frank Fay
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Jack Oakie
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Fay Wray
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Joe E. Brown
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George 'Gabby' Hayes
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'Little Billy' Rhodes
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  Robert Ames
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  Bert Lytell
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