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Parrott, James 1898-1939

Overview
Works: 279 works in 528 publications in 3 languages and 1,642 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Short films  Drama  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Children's films  Silent films  Slapstick comedy films  Directories  Internet videos 
Roles: Director, Actor, Author, Performer, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4575
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Most widely held works about James Parrott
 
Most widely held works by James Parrott
The Little Rascals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Spanky and his rascally friends as they discover the strange wonder of a magic lamp, coax their well-to-do pal into a forbidden game of mud football, and put on a splashy musical number - dressed as girls!
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy : the essential collection : the sound shorts and features from the Hal Roach library( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 10 discs of feature films and short films released between 1929 and 1942. Contains high definition, digitally restored black-and-white versions of films. All films in black and white except The tree in a test tube
The Oliver Hardy collection : slapstick symposium( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better known as the rotund half of the classic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, Oliver Hardy had an early career as a solo silent comic. This collection of 8 silent comedy shorts reveals the evolution of Hardy's comic mastery as well as showcasing many lesser-known stars of the slapstick era
Shine 'em up( Visual )

4 editions published in 1922 in Undetermined and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Parrott was the younger brother of Charley Chase. Having worked in front and behind the cameras, Charley Chase became famous for starring in comedies populated with surreal misunderstandings originating from mundane situations. Known as the master of the comedy of embarrassment, Charlie Chase's nonchalant mannerisms, as well as his good looks, made him one of the most seductive silent-comedy heroes of the 20s
The Little Rascals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of completely remastered, unedited Our Gang comedies featuring Spanky, Buckwheat, Alfalfa, Stymie, Darla and the rest of the Little Rascals. The 1st: Stymie suggests a cure for a rich kid's stiff neck: a ride in his mule-drawn "taxi," which soon goes out of control. The 2nd: The gang drives everyone crazy at a radio audition. The 3rd: Waldo plays football with the gang instead of practicing the violin. They help him clean up--and how! The 4th: Alfalfa pretends he has a broken shin bone so Butch won't beat him up, but Butch doesn't buy Alfalfa's fake leg
The hoose-gow by James Parrott( Visual )

10 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look who's in the hoose-gow ... why it's Laurel & Hardy, of course! The paddy wagon picked up the boys by accident, but they can't quiet convince the warden that they're innocent. Sent to hard labor, Laurel & Hardy prove that they can be a threat to society in prison as well as out!
Pardon us. by James Parrott( Visual )

21 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bootleggers Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are arrested and sent to prison after Stan sells a bottle of beer to a police officer. Stan is afflicted with a loose tooth that makes a buzzing 'raspberry' sound every time he speaks, much to the chagrin of their tough cellmate, Tiger, and the prison warden, who suspect that Stan is making fun of them. Stan and Ollie go to the prison school but are sent for a stint in solitary after Ollie shoots an ink ball at Tiger and hits the teacher instead. Later, after they rejoin the others in the yard, Tiger and his tough pals plan an escape, and although they are caught, Stan and Ollie make it to freedom. The warden sends bloodhounds to track them, but the boys charm the dogs into becoming their pets. Sometime later, the boys have disguised themselves with blackface and are happy members of a group of cotton pickers. Stan has even devised a way of using chewing gum to stop his tooth from buzzing. One day, the warden and his daughter are driving by the field where Stan and Ollie are working when their car breaks down. The warden requests the boys's help, which they give even though they recognize him. The warden does not recognize them, however, until Stan removes his chewing gum and his tooth buzzes as he bids them farewell. Back at the prison, Stan's buzz annoys yet another guard, who sends him to the prison dentist. Terrified, Stan brings Ollie in with him, and the dentist mistakes Ollie for his patient and takes out one of his teeth before Ollie can explain. The dentist then sets to work on Stan, but extracts the wrong tooth, so, still buzzing, Stan goes back with Ollie to their cell, where Tiger is planning yet another escape. Later, in the mess hall, the prisoners pass out guns and bullets, and when Stan and Ollie accidentally fire their guns, a riot begins. Tiger and the others capture the warden and the guards, but Stan and Ollie's inept handling of their guns again causes chaos, this time keeping the other prisoners at bay until police troops arrive to save the day. The warden gives pardons to the boys in gratitude for their bravery, but when he offers to help them go straight, Stan asks him if he wants to buy a couple cases of beer, after which the warden chases them out of his office"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Early cinema( Visual )

in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way out west by James W Horne( Visual )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2000 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Laurel and Hardy as two desert prospectors who blunder their way through a series of misadventures in the West in the 1890's
Two tars.( Visual )

10 editions published between 1928 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this silent comedy film sailors on leave, Stan and Ollie, pick up two girls and create a mammoth traffic jam in their rented Model "T."
Chasing covered bridges and how to find them by James Parrott( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia ; Best of Laurel & Hardy, volumes 1-3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Utopia, Stan and Oliver travel to London so that Stan can claim an inheritance; "Mud & sand" is a slapstick parody of a Rudolph Valentino film of the same name; "Stan Laurel home movies" is a collection of footage shot during a tour; In The hobo, Oliver tries to keep his sweetheart; "West of Hot Dog" is a western parody; In Oranges and lemons, Stan works in an orange grove; In Should sailors marry?, Oliver is an over-enthusiatic insurance doctor; "The stolen jools" investigates the theft of Norma Shearer's jewelry; In Tribute to a star, Stan is interviewed; In Lucky dog, Stan plays a penniless dog lover and Oliver plays a crook who tries to rob him and his new paramour; In Hop to it bellhop, rival bellboys become involved in robbing a wealthy guest; In The saw mill, rivals battle over the belle of the logging camp; Hard boiled yeggs is a short madcap comedy; In The tree in a test tube, Laurel & Hardy demonstrate the importance of wood conservation for the US Dept. of Agriculture
Silent comedy classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of silent comedy short films, plus a 1987 film that is a homage to the comedy shorts of Charley Chase
They go boom!( Visual )

8 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver is sneezing and wheezing while fighting the dreaded runny nose. He swears is may even become pie-monia. Stan offers to 'help' him, and the inevitable disaster ensues
Laurel & Hardy at work( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of short subjects, Laurel and Hardy are engaged in three different lines of work and fail spectacularly at all three. Also includes home movie footage and photographs of Laurel and Hardy
The music box by Bart Verschaffel( Visual )

14 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, this classic comedy features Laurel and Hardy attempting to deliver a piano to a home on the top of a hill. In order to accomplish this feat, the comic duo have to climb an extremely long flight of steps that zig zags up to the home of Professor Von Schwarzenhoffen the new owner of the piano. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs. Zany slapstick antics quickly ensue, leading to madcap destruction for all concerned. Laurel and Hardy had teamed up a few years prior to this film with Putting Pants on Philip. The orgiastic destruction they managed to create in their films and their inspired pratfalls were what Laurel called "white magic". Stan Laurel (born, Arthur Stanley Jefferson) was the creative genius behind the celebrated duo, he designed the gags and pratfalls, and generally insisted on getting paid more than his partner, who was content to show up when shooting started
Brats( Visual )

14 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their wives away for the evening Stan and Ollie seemingly living in the same house as a menage a quatre, act as baby sitters for their own sons played by themselves. This is a vehicle for the duo to fully display the petulantly childish traits which are a continuing part of their comedy. There is a clever use of trick photography and over-size sets
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. the essential collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains all of the classic Laurel & Hardy sound-era short subjects and feature films from the Hal Roach Library. Also included are seven rarely seen, expanded foreign film alternate versions, four Laurel & Hardy guest appearance shorts, three theatrical film trailers, and two original release version shorts. Includes commentary by comedians, classic film experts and historians
Blotto( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurel and Hardy contrive to sneak away from Laurel's wife Anita, planning the visit to the night club on the telephone while Anita hears it all on an extension. She follows them to provide a theatrical finish to the escapade
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy. the essential collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains all of the classic Laurel & Hardy sound-era short subjects and feature films from the Hal Roach Library. Also included are seven rarely seen, expanded foreign film alternate versions, four Laurel & Hardy guest appearance shorts, three theatrical film trailers, and two original release version shorts
 
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Chasing covered bridges and how to find them
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James Parrott Amerikaans filmregisseur (1897-1939)

James Parrott cinéaste américain

James Parrott regista, attore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Parrot, James 1898-1939

Parrott, Jimmie 1898-1939

Parrott, Paul 1898-1939

Parrott, Poll 1898-1939

Джеймс Пэррот

جیمز پروت بازیگر و کارگردان آمریکایی

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