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  • NR
  • 1925
  • 18 min
  • 5.9  (106)

Pie-Eyed is a 1925 silent comedy film directed by Ralph Ceder and starring Stan Laurel, Glen Cavender, and Thelma Hill. The plot revolves around Stan Laurel, who plays a character named Jim, who agrees to keep watch over a store while the owner is away. Unbeknownst to Jim, the store is a non-alcoholic saloon, and when a group of thirsty miners come in looking for booze, chaos ensues.

Pie-Eyed showcases Stan Laurel's signature slapstick humor and physical comedy, as he tries to keep the miners happy without serving them alcohol. The film also features Glen Cavender as one of the miners, who proves to be a formidable opponent to Jim, and Thelma Hill as a love interest for Jim.

Throughout the film, Laurel's character finds himself in various predicaments, such as accidentally knocking himself unconscious or getting his hand stuck in a cash register. These moments of physical comedy are accompanied by lively music, adding to the overall comedic effect of the film.

One of the standout scenes of the film involves Laurel trying to mix up a batch of non-alcoholic whiskey for the miners. He ends up mixing everything from lye to custard powder in a comically exaggerated manner, resulting in a concoction that leaves the miners gagging and spitting out their drinks.

As the chaos in the store continues to escalate, Laurel's character becomes increasingly flustered, leading to more slapstick mishaps. In one scene, he accidentally throws a pie in his own face while trying to serve it to a miner, much to the delight of the audience.

Pie-Eyed is a prime example of early 20th-century silent comedy, with its reliance on physical humor and exaggerated gestures. Fans of Laurel and Hardy, who would go on to become one of the most iconic comedic duos in cinema history, will certainly enjoy watching Laurel's solo performance in this film.

Overall, Pie-Eyed is a charming and lighthearted comedy that showcases Stan Laurel's unique comedic talents. Despite being nearly a century old, the film still manages to elicit laughs from modern audiences, proving that good comedy truly never goes out of style.

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    5.9  (106)