I offer today a pictorial tribute to Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowe, who appeared together as rowdy and wisecracking rivals in a series of feature comedies from 1926 to 1942.
No More Women (1934, Paramount)
The Great Hotel Murder (1935, Fox)
Under Pressure (1935, Fox)
Lowe and McLaglen had cameo roles in three films - Happy Days (1929), The Stolen Jools (1931) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). The images below are from the steamship segment of Around the World in Eighty Days. When the steamship runs out of coal, the engineer (Lowe) and the helmsman (McLaglen) stoke the ship's furnace with kindling wood gathered from doors and furniture.
Fox planned to feature Lowe and McLaglen in the 1932 crime drama Disorderly Conduct, but a dispute arose in regards to pay and the studio replaced the actors with Spencer Tracy and Ralph Bellamy.