Bears and Bad Men (1918)


Bears and Bad Men (1918)

IMDb  5.5 /10
Director Larry Semon
Writer Larry Semon
Release Date1918-10-07
GenreComedy, Short
Content Rating
CompanyVitagraph Company of America
LanguageNone, English

Bears and Bad Men

Bears and Bad Men is a 1918 American silent comedy film directed by Larry Semon and featuring Stan Laurel.


  • Larry Semon as Larry Cutshaw
  • Madge Kirby as The Slawson Daughter
  • Stan Laurel as Pete
  • William McCall as Stranded actor (credited as Billy McCall)
  • Blanche Payson as Maw Cutshaw
  • Frank Alexander as Paw Slawson
  • William Hauber
  • Pete Gordon as Paw Cutshaw
  • Mae Laurel as Scared Woman
  • Bessie the Bear
  • Brownie the Bear


Like many American films of the time, Bears and Bad Men was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut, in Reel 1, of a scene with a man looking at a goat and putting it off of his lap after water is seen pouring from a bucket.

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