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13 Ratings

The Pest

United States, 1922
Comedy, Short, Silent


Stan Laurel was in films for a decade as actor and director before teaming with Oliver Hardy in 1927; until then, Laurel was a comedian without a character, but with a mastery of rapid-fire gags.

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The Pest Directed by Jess Robbins, Gilbert M. Anderson

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  • D. Ash's rating of the film The Pest

    Very enjoyable comedy two-reeler in which Stan Laurel appears to be aping Buster Keaton. Like Keaton, Laurel is in near-constant motion (as I watched it, I found myself wondering how many calories Laurel was burning). Lacks, though, the inventiveness and originality of Keaton's work. Highlight sees an organ grinder's monkey jump on Laurel's back while he's disguised in an animal rug.

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