Although Putting Pants on Phillip was one of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's first efforts as a team, it wasn't the first time that Laurel wore kilts in a Hal Roach comedy. This two-reeler, made when he was still a single, is about two feisty Scottish clans, the MacGregors and the McPhersons. The MacGregor son (James Finlayson) tells his family that they have been invited to the McPhersons for dinner, but apparently he's mistaken; when they arrive at the McPhersons', they're told to wait while the family finishes their meal. The McHungry family joins the festivities, but when a game of musical chairs gets out of control, the MacGregors and the McPhersons have a row. The McPherson son (Laurel) refuses to allow the feud to come between him and his sweetheart, the MacGregor girl (Ena Gregory). They elope, as do the MacGregor son and the McPherson daughter. The feud ends as a result of the two marriages, but starts up again with yet another game of musical chairs. As the youngest McPherson, Our Gang member Mickey Daniels has some amusing moments when he makes life difficult for his big brother, Stan. This was Laurel's last film for Hal Roach for about a year -- after this completion of this film, he moved over to Joe Rock's production company.
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