Their Purple Moment - Cast & Credits

Technical Credits

Produced by   Hal Roach
Supervised by   Leo McCarey
Directed by   James Parrott
Photographed by  

George Stevens

Edited by  

Richard Currier

Titles by


H. M. Walker

Gowns by   Edward P. Lambert
Story by   Leo McCarey and James Parrott




Mr. Pincher   Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy   Himself
Hardy's girl friend   Anita Garvin
Mr. Pincher's girl friend   Kay Deslys
Mrs. Pincher   Fay Holderness
Mrs. Hardy   Lyle Tayo
Head Waiter   Stanley (Tiny) Sandford
Cook   Jimmy
Cabdriver   Leo Willis
Doorman   Jack Hill
Nightclub Patron   Jack Hill
Suspicious gossip   Patsy O'Byrne
Pink Pub waiters   Pam Lufkin
Ed Brandenberg
Gene Morgan
Waitress   Dorothy Walbert
Hat check girl   Dorothy Coburn
Pink Pub diners   Retta Palmer
Helen Gilmore
Jack O'Brien
The Erwings Jazz Orchestra   Themselves
Al G. Barnes Midget Troupe   Themselves
Parts cut from final release print:
Waiter   Edgar Dearing
Officer   Edgar Kennedy
Midget   Harry Earles
Pink Pub atmosphere extra   Clara Guiol



Production and Distribution

  • All Star series
  • Production Number: S-10
  • Principal photography: Monday, February 11, through Saturday, February 23, 1928. Alternate ending filmed March 7.
  • Two reels, 2,016 feet, 23 minutes
  • Released May 19, 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
  • Copyright May 19, 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
  • Copyright renewed December 8, 1955 by Hal Roach Studios
    (copyright having been assigned in 195

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