Why Girls Love Sailors (Short 1927)

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Why Girls Love Sailors (Short 1927). 20m | Passed

“Like a lot of Laurel u0026amp; Hardyu0026#39;s silent movies, you need to be in the right frame of mind to view them – i.e. you need to watch them not expecting the usual huge quota of belly laughs found in Laurel u0026amp; Hardy films. I watched this film expecting to be, as is usually the case, reduced to a shivering wreck, but was slightly disappointed. However, when I watched it again, I was surprised at how much I was laughing, especially at Stanu0026#39;s little display at the start of the film to impress his love, and at his excellent capacity for drag later in the film. Oliver Hardy is, as usual, brilliantly underplaying his role and is suitably menacing as the u0026#39;heavyu0026#39;, and the little scene he shares with Stan is charming, sometimes touching, making one wonder why it took as long as it did for them to be paired.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is a little delight of a film, which is made even better (as are all the silent films) with the addition of wonderful recreations of the Shields and Hatley tunes by the Beau Hunks orchestra – those who own a copy of WHY GIRLS LOVE SAILORS on VVL as I do are fortunate enough to have these marvellous little melodies playing in the background; if you donu0026#39;t, buy the CDs and play them while youu0026#39;re watching. It makes an already pleasurable experience that little bit more enjoyable.”


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