Dogs of War

Ernie, Farina, Mickey, Jackie Davis, Joe, Jackie Condon

Production Notes

Length: Two Reel
Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Robert F. McGowan
Photography: Art Lloyd
Editor: Richard Currier
Titles: H. M. Walker
Writer: Hal Roach
Released: July 1, 1923
Studio: Pathe Exchange

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

  • Bob Davis - Truck Driver
  • Charles Stevenson - The actor playing 'Dan'
  • Charley Young - Photographer
  • Clara Guiol - Actress
  • Dick Gilbert - Studio Guard
  • Elmo Billings - Opposing army member
  • Fred Newmeyer - Director
  • Gabriel Saienz - "Toughy"
  • Harold Lloyd - Himself
  • Jack Hill - Police Officer
  • Jobyna Ralston - Herself
  • Joseph Morrison - Assistant Director
  • Leo White - Actor
  • Lincoln Stedman - Casting Director
  • Roy Brooks - Actor
  • Wallace Howe - Actor
  • Walter Lundin - Photographer
  • William Gillespie - Director

The Short

Plot: Mickey, Jack and the gang are waging a war near the location of West Coast Studios with old vegetables against Toughy and his army. Out of Touhgy's army, Andy Samuel is shown to the viewers the most. Mary is playing the role of a Red Cross nurse they keep going to with battle injuries. Farina is more obsessed with capturing a skunk as a pet. However, Mary is soon called away in her role as a young actress at the studio, and the gang instead tries to follow her into the studio, but they are chased away by the guard. Farina has no problem sneaking in and they find entry in following him. The guard chases them through indoor and exterior sets, disrupting various movies being filmed. They find Mary on the set of "Should Husbands Work?", seemingly being "strangled" by an older actor and rush to her rescue, bringing the scene to an end as the director cuts for lunch. The gang decides to create their own movie in his absence with the same set and camera, both exposing and double-exposing the existing footage. After watching the altered film in horror, the director joins the guard in chasing them out of the studio. Harold Lloyd helps their escape by disguising them as Mexican refugees in sombreros. By now, Farina has caught the skunk, driving off the gang even further.

  • "Federal Troops. Five commanding officers and one private." - Title Card
  • "Shell me with a tomato! " - Mickey in Dogs of War



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