Registered: Oct 2012
posted May 25, 2018 04:38 PM
What a great photo. Stand in's they may be but doubles - Never! They were so unique. I just love 'em to bits. I've got nearly all their films on 16mm. Why would they need stand ins if not for some of their stunts?
From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016
posted May 25, 2018 05:44 PM
A stand in, also known as a double, is used for distance shots, rear views, hands and other body shots not showing the face etc. The star doesn't need to be on the set and can do something else whilst his stand in does the work.
From: Barendrecht, The Netherlands
Registered: Aug 2017
posted May 29, 2018 04:43 PM
To the Laurel and Hardyfans here. My grandmother liked a Laurel and Hardy film very much, don't know which one it was, but I remember the discusion they had about what animal they wanted to come back reincarnated. Oliver sais he likes to come back as a peacefull mule. Stan sais," I want to come back as myself" Oliver slaps him and say, " that's not possible. Lateron after both having an acident, Stan is walking alone by himself and Oliver call's him from behind as the Mule he is turned into.
Which film is this?
I just bought Pack your troubles 360m reel, and the seller also have The detectives 3x120m along with Midnight patrol 1x 120m. €35
From: Bromley, Kent
Registered: Nov 2010
posted May 30, 2018 05:55 PM
It's an independantly made partial remake of 'Beau Hunks' from 1931. Probably not considered as one of their best but better than those they made later with 20th Century Fox.