The Poor Fish  

Director: Leo McCarey Producer: Hal Roach ♦ 
Cinematography: ? ♦ Editor: ?

Released: 07 December 1924
Pathé Exchange / 1-reel (silent short)

   
  Charley and his wife (Beth Darlington) have moved in with her mother, but are having problems with their respective work so agree to switch roles for a week.  Charley will stay at home and do the housework, whilst she will replace him at his office job.
The film focuses on Charley at home and the assortment of callers who continue to disrupt his attempts to do the housework.
Facts
•Filmed September 20-25, 1924.
•The IMDb list Katherine Grant and William Gillespie in the film.  Neither appear.  I am guessing they think Grant is Charley's wife.  That is definitely NOT Katherine Grant!  William Gillespie is also absent.  I would suggest the IMDb think he is the water man.  Not even close!
Did you notice?
•The dog's name is Janice.
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Charley Chase
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Beth Darlington
Jimmy's wife
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Sammy Brooks
Balloon man
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ 'Tonnage' Martin Wolfkeil
Hefty salesman
Jules Mendel
Man from the water board
   
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/
UNIDENTIFIED
Mother

Acknowledgements:
'Smile When The Raindrops Fall' by Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds (book)
Jesse Brisson (identification of Jules Mendel)

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