Business Before Honesty

Business Before Honesty is a 1918 American silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.

Business Before Honesty
Directed byCharley Chase
Produced byAbe Stern
Julius Stern
StarringOliver Hardy
L-KO Kompany
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • August 1918 (1918-08)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



Like many American films of the time, Business Before Honesty was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required cuts, in Reel 1, of two closeups of a fifty cent piece, and, Reel 2, scene of man looking suggestively at seat after first scene of pouring gasoline into safe.[1]

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  1. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 7 (11): 57. September 7, 1918.

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