Who, or what, are the Hardly Boys?
The premise of the Hardly boys is that the dogs Crooky and Batty, not unlike Frank and Joe Hardy (the characters they parody), are amateur detectives sniffing out clues using their super dog powers to track down criminals. When these powers are called upon they lose their human elements, hands, uprightness, clothing and turn into dogs.
How do you do it?
I am frequently asked how I turn the people into dogs. Simple: First I remove their added clothing while the actors who provide the arms and hands from behind slip away. Then I carefully lift the people creatures off their specially made stools and set them on the ground. Voila. Dogs!
Still on the set of The Hardly Boys
The poor dogs. Have they ever been injured?
Do they like doing it?
How much do they get paid?
How much do the actors who act behind the dogs providing gestures with their arms and hands get paid?
One more question. What was the most difficult scene in The Hardly Boys?
Getting the two dogs to look in different directions in the scene where the psychotic nurse and evil caretaker return to the cabin where the boys (girls) have found the maps of the garnet mine.
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