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45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926)

A young man visiting Hollywood on family business gets into trouble when he sees a bank robbery in progress, and thinks it is a movie scene.

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A California family receives a notice that they must make a payment immediately, or else be forced out of their home. The payment must be made at an office in Hollywood, and so Grandpa, his granddaughter, and his grandson Orville all go together, full of excitement at the chance to see some movie stars. Grandpa misses the train, leaving the other two to continue alone. Once in Hollywood, they pass by a bank robbery in progress, which Orville mistakes for a movie scene. He rushes into the action, and is taken by one of the holdup gang, who leaves him unconscious and dressed like a woman in the room of a hotel detective. This creates considerable difficulty and embarrassment both for Orville and for the detective. Written by Snow Leopard

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26 December 1926 (USA)  »

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Forty-five Minutes from Hollywood  »

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Although Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy both appear in this film, they do not share a scene together. See more »

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Mother: Guard the money, son - Lookout for confidence men and assistant directors.
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Edited into Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) See more »

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Better than it gets credit for.
2 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie will always be remembered for having both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in it (even though they're never a the same scene together.). It basically is a movie with zero story and is only filled with some slapstick and comical moments. It has some incredible good timed moments which provides the movie with some hilarious sequences and moments. The movie also works pretty good as a satire on Hollywood. Especially Stan Laurel shows his comical talent in a short scene. Also Oliver Hardy is good in a much bigger role. But real main character of the movie is played by Glenn Tryon who also really wasn't bad. Not a brilliant highly memorable silent comedy but it's well constructed and good for some laughs. It certainly deserves more credit. 7/10 http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


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