Series: Snub Pollard

Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker

Stars: Snub Pollard, Ernest Morrison
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 18 April 1920
Length: 1 reel
Production No.: H-28
Filming dates: March 10-15, 1920
Rating: 1/10

Don't Weaken

From the 3 minutes of footage available for review:

Snub is carrying a small crate on his back along the railroad tracks. When he dumps it on the floor we see the young boy inside it. The boy gets out and the two continue walking down the tracks, pausing when a train passes them by. They see a group of four men on a golf course and walk over to join them. The two black men who are acting as caddies decide to quit so this gives Snub the idea to replace them. Snub and the boy walk over and take up caddy duties for the two absolutely hopeless golfers. Snub tries to help the short guy by building a mound of dirt on the ground to elevate the ball to make it easier for the player to strike it.
After a lot of waiting the short guy eventually hits his ball and punts all of the dirt into Snub and Sammy's faces who are lying on the ground. The two golfers are so rubbish that Snub stands behind them both and throws two golf balls across the field, making the men believe they actually hit them. The men walk to their balls and once again attempt to hit them. The short guy drops his hat and ends up hitting that instead of his ball. Snub leaves them to it and makes off further down the course where he sees a short man trying to play his shot from behind a barrel. The short guy hits his ball and walks off after it. That's where the footage ends.

Favourite bit
A whack to the plums with a golf club isn't the best way to spend your afternoon....

Copyrighted June 20, 1920.
Approximately 3 minutes of the film was available to me for review.
My opinion
Not enough footage to review to determine a proper assessment but given that Snub Pollard is the lead, it's safe to say that this is probably crap.

Snub Pollard
Ernest Morrison
Sunshine Sammy
Ernest Morrison, Sr.
Sammy Brooks
Short golfer
Marie Mosquini


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Dave Glass (footage)

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