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Dirty Work in a Laundry
Also known as A Desperate Scoundrel in the USA : {The Desperate Scoundrel}
(1915) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Charles Parrott (Charley Chase)

Cast: Ford Sterling, Minta Durfee [the laundry clerk], Harry McCoy [the delivery boy, her boyfriend], Alice Davenport [the landlady], Joe Swickard (Josef Swickard) [the police desk sergeant], [?] James T. Kelly?, [?] Harry Bernard?, [?] Al St. John?, the Keystone Kops

The Keystone Film Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Mack Sennett. Scenario by [?] Mack Sennett? / © 19 July 1915 by The Keystone Film Company [LP5901]. Released 19 July 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: Laundry Story. Durfee injured her wrist during the filming and didn’t work for some time. [?] Completed or shipped? on 7 July 1915. The film was reedited and rereleased in the USA as A Desperate Scoundrel by W.H. Productions Company in 1918.


Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive]; and in private film collections [8mm reduction positives (1918 A Desperate Scoundrel version)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Laundries - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen (Keystone Kops)

Listing updated: 5 February 2015.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Lahue-Kops pp. 58f, 105, 154; Lahue-Mack p. 300; Niver-Early p. 78 : ClasIm-221 p. 43.

Home video: DVD.

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