The Messenger (1918 film)

The Messenger is a 1918 silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.

The Messenger
Directed byArvid E. Gillstrom
Produced byLouis Burstein
StarringBilly West
Oliver Hardy
Distributed byKing Bee Studios
Release date
  • April 1, 1918 (1918-04-01)
Running time
2 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



Like many American films of the time, The Messenger was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 1, four scenes of Billy looking at young woman with skirt raised exposing posterior and scene of Billy dropping trousers and standing in underwear.[1]

See also


  1. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (22): 30. May 25, 1918.
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