Series: Stan Laurel

Director: George Jeske
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker
Photography: Frank Young

Stars: Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Katherine Grant
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 16 September 1923
Length: 1 reel
Production No.: D-17
Filming dates: May 15-22, 1923; retakes May 25, 1923
Rating: -/10

A Man About Town

Available on BLU-RAY & DVD:

The film opens with the conductor of a street car (SAM LUFKIN) collecting tickets from the passengers. After he takes the fares of three passengers (one man and two large women), an arm protrudes from behind the two women, offering his fare. It is Stan, a drifter - the man about town as so described by the title of the film - who is seemingly squashed between the two ladies. When they realise he is buried between them, they move up and give him some room. Stan asks the ticket collector where he has to change cars and is told to follow a female passenger (KATHERINE GRANT), as she will soon be getting off. The young lady stands up, giving the impression that she is getting ready to dismount the car which prompts Stan to stand, but she adjusts her clothing and sits back down again. Stan copies her.

Copyrighted August 11, 1923.
Sam Lufkin is seen briefly as the first conductor of the street car, who takes Stan's fare.

Stan Laurel
Man about town
James Finlayson
Store detective
Katherine Grant
The girl
George Rowe
Cross-eyed barber
Mark Jones
Eddie Baker
Sammy Brooks
Short man with hat
Sam Lufkin
Streetcar conductor
Sunshine Hart
Streetcar passenger
Owen Evans
Streetcar passenger
Charles Stevenson
Shop assistant
Steve Rydzewski (identification of Owen Evans, Sunshine Hart)

This page was last updated on: 16 September 2023