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American slapstick. / Volume 2

Author: Hal RoachAlfred GouldingJack WhiteHarold LloydSyd ChaplinAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Distributed by Facets : Allday Entertainment, 2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They were the bad boy superstars of the Jazz Age. They told jokes without words, with punchlines made from brickbats and cream pies. Comedy shorts that have been mastered from archival elements and rare collections. Chiefly slapstick comedy shorts, plus one feature film (Charley's Aunt) and three sound shorts (at the end of disc 3).
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Genre/Form: Short films
Comedy films
Slapstick comedy
Drama
Slapstick comedy films
Feature films
Silent films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Roach; Alfred Goulding; Jack White; Harold Lloyd; Syd Chaplin; Louise Fazenda; Al Christie; Snub Pollard; Lloyd Hamilton; Looser Than Loose Publishing.; Silent Cinema Presentations, Inc.; Facets Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1565807774 9781565807778
OCLC Number: 232956844
Notes: Originally released as motion pictures between 1915 and 1937.
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Stan Laurel, Charlie Chaplin.
Description: 3 videodiscs (430 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen presentation.
Contents: Disc 1: Luke joins the Navy (9/3/1916) / directed by Hal Roach ; produced by Rolin Films ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels (4:29) --
By the sad sea waves (9/30/1917) / directed by Alfred J. Goulding ; produced by Rolin Films ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels (6:03) --
Bliss (10/14/1917) / directed by Alfred J. Goulding ; produced by Rolin Films ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels (11:45) --
Hey there (4/28/1918) / directed by Alfred J. Goulding ; produced by Rolin Films ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels (18:06) --
Don't shove (8/31/1919) / directed by Alfred J. Goulding ; produced by Rolin Films ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Bud Jamison, Noah Young (9:39) --
Dodge your debts (10/16/1921) / directed by Earl C. Kenton ; produced by Hal Roach Studios ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Gaylord Lloyd (10:24) --
Looking for trouble (12/20/1919) / directed by Hal Roach ; produced by Rolin Films ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Snub Pollard, Marie Mosquini (9:08) --
Whirl o'the west (1/23/1921) / directed by Nicholas T. Burrows ; produced by Rolin Films ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Snub Pollard, Marie Mosquini (5:21) --
The dippy dentist (1/25/1920) / directed by Alfred J. Goulding ; produced by Rolin Films ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Snub Pollard, Marie Mosquini (8:49) --
Shiver and shake (10/22/1922) / directed by J.A. Howe ; produced by Hal Roach Studios ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Paul Parrott, Jobyna Ralston (3:34) --
Post no bills (8/5/1923) / directed by Ralph Cedar ; produced by Hal Roach Studios ; distributed by Pathé Exchange ; cast: Paul Parrott, Marie Mosquini (9:51) --
A fresh start (7/20/1920) / directed by Jack White ; Mermaid Comedies ; distributed by Educational Film Exchanges ; cast: Jimmie Adams (16:59) --
Kid speed (11/16/1924) / directed by Larry Semon, Noel M. Young ; produced by Chadwyck Pictures Corporation ; distributed by Educational Film Exchanges ; cast: Larry Semon, Dorothy Dwan, Oliver Hardy (18:32) --
Jonah Jones (9/21/1924) / directed by Fred Hibbard ; distributed by Educational FIlm Exchanges ; cast: Lloyd Hamilton, Babe London (13:48) --
Breezing along (5/1/1927) / directed by Norman Taurog ; distributed by Educational FIlm Exchanges ; cast: Lloyd Hamilton (16:28). Disc 2: Sullivan/Messmer cartoons (11:18) --
The hobo (11/1/1917) / directed by Arvid E. Gillstrom ; produced by King Bee Studios ; cast: Billy West, Oliver Hardy (20:47) --
Oh! Shoot (excerpt) (7/30/1923) / directed by Eddie Lyons ; distributed by Arrow Film Corporation ; cast: Bobby Dunn (13:17) --
Caught in a park (2/6/1915) / directed by Frank Griffin ; produced by Keystone Film Company ; distributed by Mutual ; cast: Syd Chaplin, Chester Conklin (13:04) --
Gussle's wayward path (4/3/1915) / directed by Charles Avery ; produced by Keystone Film Company ; distributed by Mutual ; cast: Syd Chaplin (13:38) --
Charley's aunt (4/30/1925) / directed by Scott Sidney ; produced by Christie Film Company ; cast: Syd Chaplin, Ethel Shannon, Lucien Littlefield, Alec B. Francis, Eulalie Jensen (71:18). Disc 3: Be reasonable (12/12/1921) / directed by Roy de Ruth ; produced by Mack Sennett Comedies ; distributed by Associated First National ; cast: Billy Bevan (15:39) --
At your service (11/9/1921) / directed by Noel M. Smith ; produced by Hall Room Boys Photoplays ; cast: Sid Smith (7:13) --
Call the wagon (12/12/1923) / directed by Scott Sidney ; produced by Christie Film Company ; distributed by Educational Film Exchanges ; cast: Neil Burns (19:12) --
Cinderella Cinders (5/30/1920) / directed by Frederick J. Ireland ; produced by Reelcraft Pictures ; cast: Alice Howell (18:50) --
Hold still (10/10/1926) / directed by William Watson ; produced by Christie Film Company ; distributed by Educational Film Exchanges ; cast: Anne Cornwall (9:57) --
A hash house fraud (6/10/1915) / directed by Edwin Frazee ; produced by Keystone Film Company ; distributed by Mutual ; cast: Louise Fazenda, Hugh Fay (11:30) --
Faro Nell (10/5/1929) / directed by William Watson ; produced by Christie Film Company, distributed by Paramount Pictures; cast: Louise Fazenda, Jack Luden (18:04) --
Hollywood runaround (12/18/1932) / directed by Al Christie ; produced by Educational Films ; cast: Monte Collins, Gertrude Messinger (17:24) --
Playboy number one (11/26/1937) / directed by Al Christie ; produced by Educational Films ; cast: Willie Howard (16:56).
Responsibility: produced with the cooperation of Looser Than Loose Publishing and Silent Cinema Presentations Inc., the Silent Clowns Film Series ; directed by Hal Roach, Alf Goulding and Jack White.

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They were the bad boy superstars of the Jazz Age. They told jokes without words, with punchlines made from brickbats and cream pies. Comedy shorts that have been mastered from archival elements and rare collections. Chiefly slapstick comedy shorts, plus one feature film (Charley's Aunt) and three sound shorts (at the end of disc 3).

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