Stop, Look and Listen (1926)

Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Supposedly based on the musical comedy of the same name, Stop, Look and Listen emerged as a typically slapsticky vehicle for pasty-faced comedian Larry Semon. Plots never really matter much to Semon, who usually abandoned the storyline sometime during the second reel to indulge himself in his fascination with broken furniture, huge mud puddles and wild comic chases. Essentially the film concerns Larry's efforts to protect his sweetheart Dorothy Dwan (Mrs. Semon in real life) from the mustache-twirling machinations of the villains. As always, Semon's favorite foil Oliver Hardy is on hand for some heavyweight menace, this time joined in his perfidy by apelike Bull Montana. Never one to do anything by halves, Larry Semon also served as director of Stop, Look and Listen, naturally reserving all the best sight gags for himself.



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