Why Girls Love Sailors  
 
17 July 1927
Pathé Exchange
silent short
2-reels

 

Director: Fred L. Guiol  Producer: Hal Roach  Dialogue: H.M. Walker
Cinematography: ?  Editor: ?

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The crew of 'The Merry Maiden' are unloading crates under the cover of darkness.  The first mate (Oliver Hardy) is overseeing the proceedings.  Along with the captain (Malcolm Waite), they are the two most loathed men on the ship.  The bearded captain accosts a bearded Hardy over the use of his razor.  The two officers become embroiled in a heated exchange of words as the concerned crew look on.
In the delightful little port of Sugar Bay, a young brash sailor by the name of Willie Brisling (Stan Laurel) is happily flirting with the beautiful young Nellie (Viola Richard).  He cannot seem to find the right words to say to her so instead acts all embarrassed.

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Facts
•Filmed February 1927.
•The film was considered lost until it was discovered in 1986 by Peter Mikkelsen, from the Danish Film Institution.

Did you notice?
•The name of the boat is the Merry Maiden.

Stan Laurel
Willie Brisling
Oliver Hardy
First Mate
Viola Richard
Willie's girl
Anita Garvin
Captain's wife
Malcolm Waite
Sea Captain
Jerry Mandy
Sailor
  Edgar Dearing
Amorous sailor
  Bobby Dunn
Bemused sailor
   

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Acknowledgements:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018573/ (IMDb.com)
"Laurel And Hardy - The Magic Behind The Movies" by Randy Skretvedt (book)

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