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45 Minutes From Hollywood [1926] [Full Movie] [silent]


45 Minutes From Hollywood (1926) is an American two-reel silent film released by Pathé Exchange.

At the time, it was known as a Glenn Tryon vehicle, but today it is best remembered as the second instance of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appearing in the same film together — although they do not share any scenes — at least half a decade after their first chance billing in The Lucky Dog (1921).

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W.C. Field’s “The Dentist”


One of a number of shorts that W.C. Fields made before he went into feature films. The scene where he extracts the woman’s tooth may be one of the funniest he made.

PLOT:
Fields plays a dentist whose daughter desires to marry an ice-delivery man. He disapproves of this match, especially after she attempts to elope with her lover. Fields locks her up in an upstairs room, above his dental office, where she proceeds to stamp her feet, causing plaster chunks to fall as he attempts to treat his patients. Various patients with unusual physical traits (a tall “horse”-faced woman, a tiny, heavily bearded man) arrive at the office, and he attempts to use his dental drill on them without any apparent pain killer. With one of his patients (Elise Cavanna), he engages in an intimate wrestling match as he attempts to extract a painful tooth.

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