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    The Noon Whistle (Hal Roach, 1923). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Early in his new contract with producer Hal Roach, Stan Laurel performed in this comic short. Most of this picture involves the slapstick antics between Laurel, as Tanglefoot -- the worst employee at a lumberyard -- and the foreman, O'Hallahan (James Finlayson). O'Hallahan has been told to get the lazy workers off their cans and his biggest problem is Tanglefoot. Eventually, Tanglefoot and his irascible boss get involved in a battle of nerves that escalates until one of them gets fired -- O'Hallahan. This was the first of countless times Finlayson and Laurel would work together. In fact, when Laurel formed a comic team with Oliver Hardy, Finlayson became their most well-remembered onscreen victim. The poster has several chips from the border as well as a larger piece of the border gone on the upper right hand side. The image is entirely intact and is in excellent condition other than some fold line touch-up. After professional restoration, this poster now appears near mint. Fine on Linen.

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