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With Love and Hisses (1927)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 28 August 1927 (USA)
Dimwitted Cuthbert Hope is enlisted in the army, and gets himself and his sergeant in constant trouble

Director:

Fred Guiol

Writers:

Hal Roach, H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Cuthbert Hope
Oliver Hardy ... Top Sergeant Banner
James Finlayson ... Captain Bustle
Anita Garvin Anita Garvin ... Captain Bustle's First Girlfriend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janet Gaynor ... Extra
Viola Richard Viola Richard
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Dimwitted Cuthbert Hope is enlisted in the army, and gets himself and his sergeant in constant trouble

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida Militar é Boa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

James Finlayson makes one of his many appearances in this Laurel and Hardy short. See more »

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References The Volga Boatman (1926) See more »

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L & H in the Army
26 February 2005 | by BJJ-2See all my reviews

Pre-team Laurel and Hardy silent,with Stan as an effeminate private,being bullied by Sergeant Banner(Ollie)and General James Finlayson.There is virtually no plot,and a lot of the humour on show is of a surprisingly vulgar,broad nature,involving putrid garlic and swollen posteriors,amongst others.Again,the boys are cast as enemies rather than friends,though Ollie's behaviour towards Stan is slightly friendlier in the second reel.Bizarrely(and pointlessly),a poster of Cecil B.De Mille's film THE VOLGA BOATMAN(1926)is used for a gag later in the film.They weren't a team yet,but would be in several films'time when they would be shoulder-to-shoulder buddies.


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