Series: Snub Pollard

Director: Charles Parrott
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker

Stars: Snub Pollard, Eddie Boland, Ernest Morrison
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 23 May 1920
Length: 1 reel
Production No.: H-31
Filming dates: March 29 - April 3, 1920
Rating: 3/10

All Dressed Up


Snub is riding on the top of a horse-drawn carriage with the cops chasing him down the street on foot. He arrives at a big house for a party where the guests are meant to dress up. Snub is a waiter, along with little Ernie Morrison. After serving a table full of people he is introduced to the hostess' daughter whom he gets a bit over familiar with. The party moves into the ballroom where Snub begins dancing with the girl (after relieving Sammy Brooks of the privilege!) He tries to smoke at every opportunity but is thwarted by the butlers (Dee Lampton and Ernest Morrison Sr.) Snub then tries to reconnect with the girl but her guy (Eddie Boland) objects. Snub is then ordered out of the house by just about everybody, but it's a bit too much for him when little Sammy Brooks adds his objections and receives a deserved kick for his troubles!
A thief (looks like Bob O'Conor to me) is in the process of stealing items from the house when he bumps into Snub before fleeing. Snub is accused of being the thief by the butler and soon everybody is after him. After being chased round and round the room Snub and Ernie hide in the fireplace but are discovered. Eddie Boland and his girl find Ernie hiding in the piano and take him to a policeman who, like a real tough guy, starts smacking him wildly across the backside. Snub hides behind a bass drum but is found by the bully cop, who then vouches for him as a decent guy. Snub then fingers the real thief, who is one of the guests and everybody gives chase whilst the girl cosies up to Snub in an apologetic mood. Snub and the girl get onto a trolley and ride off across the room together.

Favourite bit
Snub can take it from everybody else, but not from Sammy Brooks!

Copyrighted June 23, 1920.
What the experts say
"I don't know which character is worse: the fickle leading lady who rejects Snub all the way through before dumping her boyfriend to go off with him, or that arsehole cop who gets a bit too heavy handed with the kid." ~ Lord Heath.

Snub Pollard
Marie Mosquini
Eddie Boland
Party guest
Ernest Morrison
Snub's sidekick
Ernest Morrison Sr.
Sammy Brooks
Party guest
Bob O'Conor



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