When Comedy Was King

1960

Robert Youngson
Director

Superb compilation of clips from silent comedies with excellent narration and music. Terrific introduction for folk not familiar with these treasures that seem to have been forgotten again. Highly recommended!

Movie Night (1929): Charlie Chase
Masquerader (1914): Charles Murray, Charlie Chaplin
His Trysting Place (1914): Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand
Gentlemen of Nerve (1914): Charlie Chaplin
Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916): Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Al St. John
Teddy at the Throttle (1917): Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery
The First 100 Years (1924): Harry Langdon, Alice Day, Louise Carver, Madeline Hurlock
A Pair of Tights (1929): Stu Erwin, Edgar Kennedy, Marion Byron, Anita Garvin
Cops (1922): Buster Keaton
Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies (1925): Billy Bevan
Lion's Whiskers (1925): Billy Bevan
Wandering Willies (1926): Billy Bevan
Big Business (1929) Laurel & Hardy



29th March 1960
Cinema






11th September 2007
DVD



81 mins
1.33:1




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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Wallace Beery
Charles Chaplin
Charley Chase
Buster Keaton
Edgar Kennedy
Harry Langdon
Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Mabel Normand
Gloria Swanson
Ben Turpin
Billy Bevan
Andy Clyde
Chester Conklin
Vernon Dent
Stuart Erwin
James Finlayson
Madeline Hurlock
Charles Murray
Daphne Pollard
'Snub' Pollard
Al St. John
Mack Swain
Teddy the Dog
Bobby Vernon
Dwight Weist
Narrator
Harry Bernard
Marion Byron
Louise Carver
Alice Day
Edgar Dearing
Edith Fellows
Anita Garvin
Eugenia Gilbert
Kewpie Morgan
Spec O'Donnell
Joe Roberts
Tiny Sandford
Ellinor Vanderveer