Pick And Shovel  
   
  17 June 1923  
  Pathé Exchange  
  silent short  
  1-reel
 

  DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/      
Director Producer Cinematography Editor Assistant director
George Jeske Hal Roach Frank Young ? W.P. Hackney

AVAILABLE ON DVD

DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/ Stan arrives at the checkpoint to collect his pickaxe from the girl at the kiosk next to the mine shaft.  He is followed by a short man (the unmistakable Sammy Brooks) and the rest of the miners, who all walk onto a lift platform before being lowered down.  Stan, who had been the first to get on, has walked too far across the platform and ended up being left behind.
The foreman (James Finlayson) is introduced as somebody with a generous heart - he would give up his shirt (if it was on flames).  He sees that Stan has been left behind and walks over to him, but before Stan can explain, he falls down the shaft and lands on top of his co-workers at the bottom.

  Favourite bit
Undecided.

Facts
•Filmed February 26 - March 5, 1923.  Retakes March 9, 1923.
•Copyrighted May 12, 1923 (LU18955) by Pathé Exchange.
Did you notice?
•The words "A Worthless Mine, Inc." are above the entrance to the mine shaft.
Five men get off the mine lift at the beginning before another twelve get on.

Stan Laurel
Miner
James Finlayson
Foreman
Katherine Grant
Foreman's daughter
  George Rowe
Miner
  Sammy Brooks
Miner
  William Gillespie
The boss

 

Acknowledgements:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014357/ (IMDb.com)
"Laurel OR Hardy" by Rob Stone (book, pages 444-446)

This page was last updated on: 17 June 2014