James Parrott


Director

About

Also Known As
Paul Parrott
Birth Place
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Born
August 08, 1892
Died
May 10, 1939

Biography

James Parrott worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. At the start of his career, Parrott directed "The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case" (1930) and the Stan Laurel comedy "Pardon Us" (1931). As a screenwriter, he wrote "The Music Box" (1932), "Way Out West" (1937) with Stan Laurel and "Block-Heads" (1938) with Stan Laurel. Later in his career, Parrott wrote the ...

Biography

James Parrott worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. At the start of his career, Parrott directed "The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case" (1930) and the Stan Laurel comedy "Pardon Us" (1931). As a screenwriter, he wrote "The Music Box" (1932), "Way Out West" (1937) with Stan Laurel and "Block-Heads" (1938) with Stan Laurel. Later in his career, Parrott wrote the musical comedy "Swiss Miss" (1938) with Stan Laurel. Parrott passed away in May 1939 at the age of 47.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

MonerĂ­as (1931)
Director
De bote en bote (1931)
Director
Muraglie (1931)
Director
Hinter Schloss und Riegel (1931)
Director
Pardon Us (1931)
Director
Furnace Trouble (1929)
Director
Now I'll Tell One (1927)
Director
On the Front (1926)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Swiss Miss (1938)
Screenwriter
Block-Heads (1938)
Original story and Screenplay
Way Out West (1937)
Screenwriter
All over Town (1937)
Comedy constr
The Bohemian Girl (1936)
Writer
Curly Top (1935)
Contr on Special seq

Director (Short)

The Misses Stooge (1935)
Director
Treasure Blues (1935)
Director
Sing Sister Sing (1935)
Director
The Tin Man (1935)
Director
Duke for a Day (1934)
Director
Benny, from Panama (1934)
Director
Mixed Nuts (1934)
Director
Opened by Mistake (1934)
Director
Twice Two (1933)
Director
Mr. Bride (1932)
Director
Young Ironsides (1932)
Director
The Music Box (1932)
Director
Now We'll Tell One (1932)
Director
Helpmates (1932)
Director
Girl Grief (1932)
Director
What a Bozo! (1931)
Director
The Rap (1931)
Director
Skip the Maloo! (1931)
Director
One of the Smiths (1931)
Director
The Panic Is On (1931)
Director
Be Big! (1931)
Director (Uncredited)
Be Big! (1931)
Director
Night Owls (1930)
Director
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)
Director
Ladrones ("Night Owls", Spanish) (1930)
Director
Noche De Duendes ("Laurel & Hardy Murder Case" & "Berth Marks", Spanish) (1930)
Director
Tiembla Y Titubea ("Below Zero", Spanish) (1930)
Director
Below Zero (1930)
Director
La Vida Nocturna (1930)
Director
Hog Wild (1930)
Director
Perfect Day (1929)
Director
Assistant Wives (1927)
Director
Fluttering Hearts (1927)
Director

Cast (Short)

The Rap (1931)
The King (1930)
Ring Up the Curtain (1919)
A Sammy in Siberia (1919)
Pistols for Breakfast (1919)
A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919)
Young Mr. Jazz (1919)
A Gasoline Wedding (1918)
The Big Idea (1918)
Look Pleasant, Please (1918)

Writer (Short)

Along Came Auntie (1926)
Writer

Stunts (Short)

Four Parts (1934)
Stunt Double

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Music Box, The (1932) - Why Certainly, Ma'am Interrupted by a neighborhood nanny, moving-men Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy make way, their piano crashing down the steps, in the Academy Award-winning short The Music Box, 1932.
Pardon Us (1931) - Top Bunk Straight physical comedy in their first feature film, Stan and Oliver struggle to fit together in the top bunk in the cell, where they've been sent for trying to sell homemade beer to a cop, early in Pardon Us, 1931.
Pardon Us (1931) - It Buzzes A gag used before in shorts, now appearing in their first feature, jailed Stan, whose "buzzing" loose tooth keeps getting them in trouble, and Oliver go to see the prison dentist, Laurel & Hardy in Pardon Us, 1931.
Pardon Us (1931) - We Can't Drink Fifteen Gallons! Opening the first Laurel & Hardy feature, Stan and Oliver ever-innocent, reveal that they’re buying the makings for beer, director James Parrott delivering them to prison in the very next scene, in Pardon Us, 1931.
Music Box, The (1932) - You Got My Hat Having taken the piano up one floor too many, moving men Stan (Laurel) and Oliver (Hardy) argue over hats and attempt to rectify, in The Music Box, 1932.
Pip From Pittsburg, The (1931) - Would You Read It To Me? Miss (Thelma) Todd, has realized that her blind date Charley (Chase) assumed she would be as unappealing as the last girl from Pittsubrg [sic] (Kay Deslys, who turns up later), so he ate garlic, among several measures to make himself disgusting, now at the party, desperate to compensate, in the Hal Roach short The Pip From Pittsburg, 1931.
Way Out West (1937) - Four Months To Christmas Continuing their opening scene in which Oliver gets dunked in a river, Stan tries to hitch a ride, whereupon the boys meet Vivien Oakland, who, it shall become clear, they should not be messing-with, in Laurel and Hardy's Way Out West, 1937.
Two Tars (1928) - That Bozo An early portion of the main piece, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are sailors, or "tars," on leave, having picked up Thelma Hill and Ruby Blaine in their rented car, in writer Leo McCarey's riff on early road-rage, in the Hal Roach short Two Tars, 1928.
Way Out West (1937) - Family Heirloom Couriers in the old west, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are quite unaware that they're delivering the inherited gold-mine deed to an impostor (Sharon Lynne) and her scheming husband (James Finlayson), in Way Out West, 1937.
Way Out West (1937) - I Smell A Rat Mary (Rosina Lawrence), the unschooled ward and servant of saloon keepers Lola (Sharon Lynne) and Mickey (James Finlayson), has no idea she's signing away an inherited gold mine, but the couriers of the deed (Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy), begin to suspect, in Way Out West, 1937.
Swiss Miss (1938) - I See A Monkey James Parrott, who directed Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in their previous piano-moving short (The Music Box, 1932), was a writer for this feature Swiss Miss 1938, including this comparable episode.
Swiss Miss (1938) - Idea Of My Own In Switzerland, thinking they can sell their mousetraps because there's so much cheese, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, oddly in verse, get swindled by cheese-maker Emil (Charles Judels), early in Swiss Miss, 1938.

Family

Charlie Chase
Brother
Actor, director, screenwriter.

Bibliography