Thursday, 7 April 2011
A Chump at Oxford - Behind the scenes
With Stan in drag, the boys get jobs as a butler and maid for a dinner party at the Vandevere's. After that ends in disaster, they're reduced to sweeping streets, and accidentally capture a bank robber. The grateful bank president sends them to Oxford for a proper education. There they become victims of student pranks, getting lost in the Maze and taking over the Dean's quarters as their own. But then a knock on the head gets Stan to believing he's the famed Lord Paddington, scholar and athlete extraordinaire. Suddenly erudite and supercilious, he retains Oliver as his valet, "Fatty."
The photos below were taken of the boys in-between takes!
Stan in Lord Paddington garb taking a break
Ollie also takes a break from filming.
Fellow comedy actor ,Harry Langdon(second left) enjoys a game with Stan and Babe between shots. Harry was working as a screenwriter for the film.
A young PETER CUSHING (middle of photo) also appeared in this film.