James Parrott
born: 02 August 1897
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States of America
died: 10 May 1939
Hollywood, California,
United States of America

(heart attack, aged 41)
Prolific American director and occasional actor whose adult life was marred by drug abuse.  He starred in a short-lived series of comedies as Paul Parrott in the early 1920s.  Considered by many fans to be the director of the very best Laurel & Hardy films of the early 1930s.  He is the younger brother of Charley Chase.
Real name: James Gibbons Parrott
Height: 5'9"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography,
both as a director and actor.

143


1918
The Big Idea
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Lamb
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Hello Teacher
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Hit Him Again
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Beat It
[unidentified character]
 

1918
A Gasoline Wedding
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Look Pleasant, Please
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Here Come The Girls
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Let's Go
Sophisticated man

1918
On The Jump
The favorite
 

1918
Follow The Crowd
Member of the 'Red Handers' terrorist group

1918
Pipe The Whiskers
[unidentified character]
 

1918
It's A Wild Life
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Hey There!
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Kicked Out
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Non-Stop Kid
[unidentified character]

1918
Two-Gun Gussie
Bar patron who shoots Harold

1918
Fireman Save My Child
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The City Slicker
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Sic 'Em, Towser
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Somewhere In Turkey
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Are Crooks Dishonest?
Man in park

1918
An Ozark Romance
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Fire The Cook
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Kicking The Germ Out Of Germany
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Beach Nuts
[unidentified character]
 

1918
That's Him
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Bride And Gloom
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Two Scrambled
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Bees In His Bonnet
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Swing Your Partners
Man outside store

1918
No Place Like Jail
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Why Pick On Me?
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Hear 'Em Rave
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Just Rambling Along
Assistant chef/waiter
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1918
Check Your Baggage
[unidentified character]
 

1918
She Loves Me Not
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Do You Love Your Wife?
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Wanted - $5000
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Love's Young Scream
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Going, Going, Gone!
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Hustling For Health
Man who misses train
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1919
Ask Father
Willie, rival suitor
 

1919
On The Fire
Waiter

1919
Hoot Mon!
[unidentified character]
 

1919
I'm On My Way
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Look Out Below!
[unidentified character]
 

1919
The Dutiful Dub
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Next Aisle Over
[unidentified character]
 

1919
A Sammy In Siberia
Renegade

1919
Just Dropped In
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Crack Your Heels
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Ring Up The Curtain
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Young Mr. Jazz
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Si, Senor
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Before Breakfast
Harold's rival

1919
Pistols For Breakfast
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Swat The Crook
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Off The Trolley
[unidentified character]
 

1919
At The Old Stage Door
[unidentified character]
 

1919
A Jazzed Honeymoon
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Count Your Change
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Chop Suey & Co.
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Heap Big Chief
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Don't Shove
Party guest

1919
All At Sea
[unconfirmed]
 

1919
Cut The Cards
[unidentified character]
 

1921
The Pickaninny Director

1922
Try, Try Again
Jimmy

1922
Loose Change
Paul

1922
Rich Man, Poor Man
Janitor

1922
Stand Pat
Paul

1922
Friday The 13th
Superstitious Sammy

1922
The Late Lamented
[unidentified character]

1922
A Bed Of Roses
[unidentified character]

1922
The Sleuth
Paul

1922
The Bride To Be
The groom-to-be

1922
Busy Bees
[unidentified character]

1922
Take Next Car
Chief engineer
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1922
Touch All The Bases
Baseball fan

1922
The Truth Juggler
[unidentified character]

1922
Rough On Romeo
Lionel

1922
Wet Weather
[unidentified character]

1922
The Landlubber
Paul Parrott

1922
Bone Dry
[unidentified character]

1922
Soak The Sheik
[unidentified character]

1922
Face The Camera
[unidentified character]

1922
The Uppercut
[unidentified character]

1922
Out On Bail
[unidentified character]

1922
Shiver And Shake
Newlywed husband

1922
The Golf Bug
Paul

1922
Shine 'Em Up
Paul, the hustler

1922
Washed Ashore
[unidentified character]

1922
Harvest Hands
The son

1922
The Flivver
Paul

1922
Blaze Away
Paul

1922
I'll Take Vanilla
[unidentified character]

1922
Fair Week
[unidentified character]

1922
The White Blacksmith
[unidentified character]

1922
Fire The Fireman
Fire department recruit

1923
Watch Your Wife
[unidentified character]

1923
Paste And Paper
[unidentified character]

1923
Mr. Hyppo
Professor Egg

1923
Don't Say Die
[unidentified character]

1923
Once Over
[unidentified character]

1923
Jailed And Bailed
Paul

1923
A Loose Tightwad
[unidentified character]

1923
Tight Shoes
New clerk

1923
Do Your Stuff
Paul

1923
Shoot Straight
Squirrel hunter

1923
For Safe Keeping
[unidentified character]

1923
Bowled Over
The challenger

1923
Get Your Man
Northwest Mounted policeman

1923
The Smile Wins
[unidentified character]

1923
Good Riddance
[unidentified character]

1923
Speed The Swede
[unidentified character]

1923
Sunny Spain
[unidentified character]

(and scenario)

1923
For Art's Sake
[unidentified character]

1923
Fresh Eggs
[unidentified character]

1923
The Uncovered Wagon
Bill Bunion

1923
For Guests Only
[unidentified character]

1923
Jack Frost
[unidentified character]

1923
Post No Bills
The bill poster

1923
Live Wires
Paul, the clumsy engineer

1923
Take The Air
Iron worker

(and scenario)

1923
Finger Prints
Paul, the postmaster

1923
No Pets
Paul Parrott

1923
Winner Take All
[unidentified character]

1923
Dear Ol' Pal
Pal

1923
Join The Circus
Trainer

1924
Get Busy
Taller pal

1924
Sittin' Pretty
Bearded lunatic

1924
Just A Minute! Director

1924
Powder And Smoke! Director

1924
Hard Knocks Director

1924
Love's Detour Director

1924
The 'Fraidy Cat Director

1924
Don't Forget Director

1925
The Caretaker's Daughter
Caretaker
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
Are Parents Pickles?
Fire salesman
 

1925
Whistling Lions
Rhino

1925
Chasing The Chaser Writer

1925
Unfriendly Enemies Writer

1926
Laughing Ladies Writer

1926
Between Meals
In Trouble

1926
Soft Pedal
Willing, the wizard of finance
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
Pay The Cashier
Appetite Andy

1926
The Only Son
[unidentified character]
 

1926
Hired And Fired
[unidentified character]
 

1926
The Old War-Horse
[unidentified character]
 

1926
Your Husband's Past Writer

1926
Wandering Papas Writer

1926
Say It With Babies Scenario

1926
The Cow's Kimono Director

1926
Never Too Old Writer

1926
Along Came Auntie Writer

1926
Should Husbands Pay? Writer

1926
Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes Writer

1926
Get 'Em Young Writer

1926
On The Front Page Director
& Writer

1926
There Ain't No Santa Claus Director

1927
Many Scrappy Returns Director

1927
Are Brunettes Safe? Director

1927
A One Mama Man Director

1927
Forgotten Sweeties Director

1927
Bigger And Better Blondes Director

1927
Fluttering Hearts Director

1927
What Women Did For Me Director

1927
The Sting Of Stings Director

1927
The Lighter That Failed Director

1927
Now I'll Tell One Director

1927
Us Director

1927
Assistant Wives Director

1927
Never The Dames Shall Meet Director

1928
All For Nothing Director

1928
Their Purple Moment Director

1928
Galloping Ghosts Writer

1928
Should Married Men Go Home? Director
& Writer

1928
Two Tars Director

1928
Habeas Corpus Director

1928
Chasing Husbands Director

1929
Ruby Lips Director

1929
Perfect Day Director

1929
They Go Boom! Director

1929
The Hoose-Gow Director

1930
Night Owls Director

1930
Ladrones Director

1930
Blotto Director

1930
Une nuit extravagante Director

1930
La Vida Nocturna Director

1930
Brats Director

1930
Glückliche Kindheit Director

1930
Below Zero Director

1930
Tiembla y Titubea Director

1930
Hog Wild Director

1930
Radiomanía Director

1930
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case Director

1930
Noche de Duendes Director

1930
Another Fine Mess Director

1930
The King
[unidentified character]
 

1931
Los Presidiarios Director

1931
The Pip From Pittsburg Director

1931
Monerías Director

1931
Rough Seas Director

1931
Spuk um Mitternacht Director

1931
One Of The Smiths Director

1931
The Panic Is On Director

1931
Pardon Us
Marching prisoner

(and Director)
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
Hinter Schloss und Riegel Director

1931
Sous les verrous Director

1931
Muraglie Director

1931
Skip The Maloo! Director

1931
What A Bozo! Director

1931
La señorita de Chicago Director

1932
Helpmates Director

1932
The Music Box Director

1932
The Chimp Director

1932
County Hospital Director

1932
Young Ironsides Director

1932
Girl Grief Director

1932
Now We'll Tell One Director

1932
Mr. Bride Director

1933
Twice Two Director

1933
Twin Screws Director

1934
Mixed Nuts Director

1934
A Duke For A Day Director

1934
Benny, From Panama Director

1934
Washee Ironee
Man walking by laundry

(and Director)
 

1934
Opened By Mistake Director

1935
Treasure Blues Director

1935
Sing, Sister Sing Director

1935
The Tin Man Director

1935
The Misses Stooge Director

1936
The Bohemian Girl Screenplay

1937
Way Out West Screenplay

1938
Swiss Miss Screenplay

1938
Block-Heads Original Story and Screenplay

Acknowledgements:
Laurel And Hardy: The Magic Behind The Movies (2nd Edition) (page 62) by Randy Skretvedt
David Glass (massive help in locating many of the Paul Parrott shorts)
Tommie Hicks (help with some films)
Dave Stevenson (some films)
http://theluckycorner.com/crew/parrott.html (Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner)
http://www.lesgensducinema.com/biographie/James%20Paul%20PARROTT.htm
Jesse Brisson (help and assistance)

This page was last updated on: 23 November 2018