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The Way of All Pants (1927)

A man delivering a pair of trousers loses his own pants, setting off a chaotic sequence of events.


H.M. Walker (titles)


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Credited cast:
Charley Chase ... Charley
William V. Mong
Martha Sleeper
Milla Davenport Milla Davenport
William Blaisdell
Max Asher
Al Hallett Al Hallett ... Bit Part
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buddy the Dog Buddy the Dog
Tom Dugan ... (as Tommy Dugan)
Hazel Howell Hazel Howell
Frank Leigh Frank Leigh
Edna Marion


A man is delivering a pair of trousers that a woman has ordered for her husband. She asks him to try them on himself, so that she can see how they fit. But as he is in the middle of changing, the husband arrives home, sees the apparent intruder, and asks a detective to help catch him. Caught without his own pants, the delivery man manages to take the detective's pants from him, setting off a chaotic series of similar incidents. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Comedy







Release Date:

29 October 1927 (USA) See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edited into The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (1967) See more »

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A Charley Chase classic
11 February 2001 | by silentfilm-2See all my reviews

Charley Chase has to deliver a pair of pants to a rich man's house. When he gets there, the man's wife has him try them on to see how they look. Unfortunately, the rich man arrives home early, with lots of guests. When Charley hastily tries to put his pants back on, a dog rips off his pants. Charley has to figure out how to get out of the house quickly. When that does not work, he tries to steal other people's pants instead! While only available in fragmentary form, this excerpt is very funny and any fan of silent slapstick will love it.

A nine-minute excerpt from this film is available on THE LOST FILMS OF LAUREL & HARDY #6 DVD. Although it is not listed on the packaging or the DVD menu, it is shown after the last short FORTY FIVE MINUTES FROM HOLLYWOOD. Some might consider this a bonus, others a mistake.

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