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Subject: Actually, the exact date is unknown. The precise date that the film was shot is not recorded. It had long been thought to have been made in 1917, partially due to comments Stan made about it during an interview in 1957. ...

The only hard evidence is a car in one scene with visible 1920 car plates. The film was released in 1921.
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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 04:18:01pm
In reply to: Hardy played a guy who robbed Laurel 's message, "Laurel & Hardy first appeared on screen 100 years ago, in "Lucky Dog (1917) although they didn't officially team up until 9 years later" on Tuesday, August 08, 11:23:33am

"A Lucky Dog" had also been dated to 1918 and 1919. However, on the basis of an examination of the dates that Stan was available for filming, and the appearance of a 1920 car license plate in one shot of the complete film, the most likely date filming took place is in the latter part of 1920 and into early 1921. The film was released for distribution in December 1921, by Reelcraft.

"A Lucky Dog" released in 1921 ...

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