| Arvid E. Gillstrom|
| Silent film
December 15, 1917 (1917-12-15)
The Slave (1917 comedy film) Wikipedia
The Slave is a 1917 American silent comedy film starring Billy West and featuring Oliver Hardy. It was unusual for a silent film in that, because it told its story so plainly, subtitles or intertitles were not considered necessary. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
Billy West as Billy, the slave
Oliver Hardy as The Sultan of Bacteria
Leo White as The Vizier
Bud Ross as Haratius Crabbe, the collector (credited as Budd Ross)
Leatrice Joy as Susie, his daughter
Gladys Varden as The Sultan's favorite
Like many American films of the time, The Slave was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required, in Reel 1, cuts of the entire incident of man throwing a lobster on a woman's back and all scenes of it on her back, the sultan poking man in back with dagger, and in Reel 2 the last two scenes of pulling the man through window where his trousers come off.
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