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Do Detectives Think? (1927)

An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge.

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An escaped convict is out to kill the judge who sentenced him. Two inept detectives are hired to guard the judge. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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This was the first film in which Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy wore what were to become their trademark derbies. See more »

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During the time Judge Foozle (James Finlayson) lies in the bathtub trying to avoid The Tipton Slasher (Noah Young), the soap bubbles disappear from one scene to the next. See more »

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Title Card: Judge Foozle had charged the jury - - He always charged everything -...
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Pretty Good Comedy
14 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

When Laurel and Hardy are on the case, you don't expect Sherlock Holmes-quality deductions, but you know there will be some laughs. This comedy is a bit uneven, but pretty good overall. Stanley and Oliver are detectives who are hired to protect a judge whose life has been threatened, and they get some reasonable mileage out of this simple situation. They are helped out by frequent supporting player James Finlayson as the judge, and by Noah Young, who is suitably menacing as an escaped convict. It's not among their best comedies, but it has some good moments, and is certainly worth watching for any fan of Laurel and Hardy.


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