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Mud and Sand


'Mud and Sand' is a satire on the Rudolph Valentino Classic Blood and Sand.. Stan Laurel plays the Bullfighter (Rubharb Vaseline) who wants to make it to the top and win back the girl.

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Mud and Sand is a silent film starring Stan Laurel, that was filmed in 1922 in film. Laurel plays a matador who makes a fool of a famous Spanish dancer. The dancer demands revenge and, in the end, kills the matador by throwing a concealed brick at him after a fight with the fiercest bull in Spain. The moral of the story, shown in the last scene, is: "If you want to live long — and be happy — cut out the bull!" The title spoofs the Rudolph Valentino film Blood and Sand (1922 film), and many scenes directly parody that film.


  • Stan Laurel as Rhubarb Vaseline
  • Leona Anderson as Filet de Sole
  • Wheeler Dryden as Sapo
  • Sam Kaufman as Humador
  • Mae Laurel as Pavaloosky
  • Julie Leonard as Caramel

See also

  • Stan Laurel filmography
  • Category:1922 films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:American films
    Category:American silent short films
    Category:1920s comedy films
    Category:Bullfighting films
    Category:Parody films
    Category:Films directed by Gilbert Pratt
    Category:1920s short films
    Category:American comedy films

    Gilbert M. Anderson

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