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Do Detectives Think

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Director  Fred Guiol
Film series  Laurel and Hardy Series
Duration  
7/10 IMDb

6.2/10 Letterboxd

Genre  Comedy, Short
Producer  Hal Roach
Country  United States
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Language  Silent film English intertitles
Release date  November 20, 1927
Writer  Hal Roach, H.M. Walker (titles)
Cast  Stan Laurel (Ferdinand Finkleberry), Oliver Hardy (Sherlock Pinkham), James Finlayson (Judge Foozle), Viola Richard (Mrs. Foozle), Noah Young (The Tipton Slasher), Frank Brownlee (Detective agency boss)
Similar movies  Pacific Rim, The Artist, Paperman, Feast, Pluto's Christmas Tree, Mickey and the Seal

Do detectives think


Do Detectives Think? is a silent comedy short film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy prior to their official billing as the duo Laurel and Hardy. The team appeared in a total of 107 films between 1921 and 1951.

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Production

Do Detectives Think? is most notable for featuring the comedians in their familiar garb of crumpled suits and bowler hats for the very first time, the standard costumes of detectives of the time.

Plot

A Judge (Finlayson) sentences a murderer (Young) to death. The murderer (of course) vows revenge on the judge. Following his escape, the judge engages a detective agency which sends its two least skilled detectives Laurel and Hardy to protect him. The sleuths, after many mishaps, manage to capture the murderer.

Cast

  • Stan Laurel - Ferdinand Finklebery
  • Oliver Hardy - Sherlock Pinkham
  • Jimmy Finlayson - Judge Foozle
  • Noah Young - The Tipton Slasher
  • Viola Richard - Mrs. Foozle
  • Frank Brownlee - Detective agency boss
  • Charles A. Bachman - Officer
  • Will Stanton - Slasher's pal
  • Charley Young - Juror
  • Wilson Benge - Butler attacked by Slasher
  • Homages

    Canadian musician Nash the Slash chose his stage name based on the character in Do Detectives Think.

    References

    Do Detectives Think? Wikipedia
    Do Detectives Think%3F LetterboxdDo Detectives Think IMDb Do Detectives Think themoviedb.org


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