Shortfilms

SHOULD MEN WALK HOME?

Leo McCarey
USA 1927
20min
V'08

Should Men Walk Home? is Mabel Normand's final film appearance, and a fitting swan-song, as it is one of her all-time best comedies. In it she joins forces with Creighton Hale as a pair of slow-on-the-uptake crooks who are after a jewelled brooch. Superbly directed by Leo McCarey, the film gives Mabel Normand the chance to show her stuff in the more sophisticated late Twenties' Hal Roach style of comedy, which makes good use of her gift for small, intimate comedy moments. (Steve Massa)

Piano accompaniment by Gerhard Gruber.

This film is part of the special program Laughing 'til It Hurts dedicated to Manny Farber (1917-2008).

Credits
  • Eugene Pallette
  • Oliver Hardy
  • Mabel Normand
  • Creighton Hale
  • Alf Goulding
  • Albert Austin
  • Floyd Jackman
Hal Roach Studios
35 mm
bw
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