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Soilers (The)

Country: USA, Language: English, 20 mins

  • Director: Ralph Ceder
  • Writer: Hal Conklin; H.M. Walker
  • Producer: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson; Hal Roach

CGiii Comment

Laurel before Hardy.

It is a quick, hysterical little flick.

The flouncing gay cowboy is comedy...if you feel insulted by this stereotypical portrayal - then, get a life.

A simple, early joy.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Bob Canister has struck it rich in Alaska, but another man learns of it, and steals Bob's claim with the help of a mercenary sheriff. Canister's men are ready to fight, but Bob backs down rather than resort to violence in front of his girlfriend. Later, though, he goes to the other man's home and confronts him, ready to fight for his claim.

Cast & Characters

Stan Laurel as Bob Canister;
Ena Gregory as The girl;
Mae Laurel as Woman in saloon;
James Finlayson as Smacknamara;
Billy Engle as Prospector;
Eddie Baker as Prospector;
George Rowe as Man in saloon;
Jack Ackroyd as Henchman;
Jack Gavin as Prospector;
Marvin Loback as Henchman