Series: Snub Pollard

Director: Charles Parrott
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker
Photography: Robert Doran
Editor: Thomas J. Crizer

Stars: Snub Pollard, Wallace Howe, James Finlayson, Marie Mosquini
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 27 May 1923
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: B-12
Filming dates: October 7-21, 1922;
retakes November 6,7 & 28, 1922

Rating: -/10

Sold At Auction!

Available on DVD:

A woman dressed in all black drops off a basket on the doorstep of a building. Inside the basket is the ugliest baby you could imagine. Twenty-five years later, a grown man (Snub Pollard) emerges from it fully clothed. Snub sees a young boy trying to cross the busy road and helps him across. The boy is delivered safely to the other side, but Snub gets hit by a car as he returns and then gets pushed along the street by it. Soon after, he gets sandwiched between two cars and ends up head-first through one of their windscreens. Snub gets a smack in the mouth from the angry motorist and then is launched through the air by an oncoming vehicle and into an auction house. The auctioneer is delighted as it helps with the sale of his first aid cabinet to a crowd of excited shoppers.


Copyrighted May 12, 1923.
Snub refers to the boy he helps across the street as 'Livingston'.
At the auction, a big sign hangs on the wall that says "Strictly Cash".
The car that hits Snub Pollard through the air and into the auction house strikes him in a real street, and he lands on the Hal Roach Back Lot.

Snub Pollard
Auctioneer's helper
Wallace Howe
The man who sold
James Finlayson
The man who was sold
Marie Mosquini
The sold man's wife
Jack Ackroyd
William Gillespie
Aviator with false teeth
Charles Stevenson
Charley Chase
Noah Young
Product demonstrator

CREDITS (click image to enlarge)

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