Hal Roach series with James Finlayson
Production No. D-89
13 September 1925
|Director:||Stan Laurel||♦||Cinematography:||Art Lloyd|
|Titles/Dialogue:||?||♦||Supervising director:||F. Richard Jones|
|NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD|
|The film opens with James Finlayson as a cameraman who swam overseas because his government wouldn't send him, according to the intertitle card. Cue the girl (Fay Wray) in beautiful close-up, who said she will wait for her man... the longer the better. A soldier walks into the apartment and Fin is called away, though not before he sits on a large knitting needle and causing him to go cross-eyed!
Outside the cameraman's assistant (George Rowe), who has enlisted for his health - because his wife was after him, is waiting to lead Fin off to war along with a band of marching soldiers. After bashing his nose into the closed door and then tripping over a pig (yes, seriously), Fin loses the roll of film from his camera onto the floor.
In the trenches, the general orders a soldier (Charlie Hall) to go and find the enemy. The soldier climbs up out of the bunker but soon returns, head first with the quip "I found them!" The general then tells the cameramen to be ready to photograph the lads when they begin their battle. Finlayson sticks his head up over the top of the trench and is immediately pelted with bullets by the enemy, his bald head becoming an instant target.
• Production D-89 - Hal Roach series with James Finlayson.
• Copyrighted August 28, 1925.
• May 19-23, 1925.
General Stonehead Balsam
First soldier over the top
Soldier in trenches
|? UNIDENTIFIED CAST ?|
|CREDITS||POSTERS & LOBBY CARDS|
|SHOT ON THE LOT
The following scenes were filmed on the Hal Roach Back Lot and are included in the TOUR
|Books and publications: Robert Demoss, Rob Stone, Richard Lewis Ward
Thanks to: Tommie Hicks
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