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The Battle of the Century (1927)

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Short | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) slips on a banana peel, meant for the fighter, a ...See moreFight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) slips on a banana peel, meant for the fighter, a classic pie throwing scene results. Written by Herman Seifer See less
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Writer
H.M. Walker (titles)
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Richard C. Currier (as Richard Currier)
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Updated Dec 31, 1927

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Dec 31, 1927 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Stan Laurel
Prize fighter Prize fighter   See fewer
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Oliver Hardy
Manager Manager   See fewer
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Jack Adams
Undetermined Role (uncredited) Undetermined Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilson Benge
Pie Victim in Top Hat (uncredited) Pie Victim in Top Hat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Brandenburg
Warring pedestrian (uncredited) Warring pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Coburn
Pie victim boarding auto (uncredited) Pie victim boarding auto (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lou Costello
Boxing Hall extra (uncredited) Boxing Hall extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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George B. French
Dentist (uncredited) Dentist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anita Garvin
Slips on pie (uncredited) Slips on pie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Gilbert
Sewer worker (uncredited) Sewer worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charlie Hall
Pie delivery man (uncredited) Pie delivery man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hallett
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Hill
Ringside spectator (uncredited) Ringside spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matthew Jones
Shoe cleaner (uncredited) Shoe cleaner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ham Kinsey
Ringside spectator (uncredited) Ringside spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Lufkin
Boxing referee (uncredited) Boxing referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Mack
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Morgan
Ring announcer (uncredited) Ring announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Murphy
Noah Young's Assistant (uncredited) Noah Young's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack O'Brien
Shoeshine Patron (uncredited) Shoeshine Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob O'Connor
Warring pedestrian (uncredited) Warring pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eugene Pallette
Insurance agent (uncredited) Insurance agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Roach
Ringside spectator (uncredited) Ringside spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Sutherland
Dental patient (uncredited) Dental patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyle Tayo
Woman at window (uncredited) Woman at window (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ellinor Vanderveer
Lady in car (uncredited) Lady in car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothea Wolbert
Warring pedestrian (uncredited) Warring pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charley Young
Fruit vendor (uncredited) Fruit vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noah Young
Thunder-Clap Callahan (uncredited) Thunder-Clap Callahan (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 861 votes