Sog., Scen.: Monte Brice, Lew Lipton. F.: Reginald Lyons. Int.: Stan Laurel (Rhubarb Vaselino), Melba Brownrigg. Prod.: Stan Laurel Productions, Standard Cinema Corporation. 35mm. L.: 137 m. (l. orig.: 477 m.). D.: 7’ a 18 f/s. Tinted
This two-reel comedy in which Stan Laurel plays Rhubarb Vaselino is a parody of the 1924 film Monsieur Beaucaire, starring Rudolph Valentino. Here Laurel finds himself at the court of Louis XV and, having offended the King’s favourite, is forced to flee to Great Britain disguised as a barber. The film was considered lost, but about seven minutes of the Italian version were discovered and identified in the Cineteca Nazionale archive. The tinted print was digitally restored at 4K and then printed back onto 35mm stock. The original colours were reproduced using the Desmet method.