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Author: Joe AdamsonDavid ShepardCharles R BowersCharlie ChaplinOliver HardyAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Adamson; David Shepard; Charles R Bowers; Charlie Chaplin; Oliver Hardy; Buster Keaton; Stan Laurel; Harold Lloyd; Del Lord; Ben Turpin; Leo McCarey; Augustus Carney; Mabel Normand; Mack Sennett; Roscoe Arbuckle; Hal Roach; Al St John; Max Linder; Bert Williams; Keystone Kops.; Blackhawk Films Collection (Library of Congress); Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 49754715
Notes: Collection of originally silent films with new music soundtracks, English intertitles and introductory essays.
Originally produced as separate silent motion pictures, 1909-1929.
Includes three films (All night long, His marriage wow, and Haunted spooks) not included in the videocassette version released in 1998.
Accompanying booklet ([12] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.), The whole custard pie catalog / by Joe Adamson, is inserted in the container for disc 1.
Credits: Directors include Del Lord, Leo McCarey, Hal Roach ; editor, Bret Hampton ; music, Eric Beheim, Brian Benison, Robert Israel, George Korngold, Ken Rosen ; produced for DVD by David Shepard.
Cast: Fatty Arbuckle, Charley Bowers, Augustus Carney, Charlie Chaplin, Charley Chase, Dorothy Devore, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, Oliver Hardy, Gale Henry, Alice Howell, Buster Keaton, The Keystone Kops, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel, Max Linder, Harold Lloyd, Mabel Normand, Billie Ritchie, Will Rogers, Billy Ruge, Larry Semon, Mack Sennett, Al St. John, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin, Fay Tincher, Bert Williams.
Description: 5 videodiscs (18 hr., 9 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: Disc 1: v. 1, In the beginning: One too many. The wrong Mr. Fox. Mr. Flip. Alkali Ike's auto. Fox trot finesse. A cure for pokeritis. Be my wife. A natural born gambler --
v. 2, Keystone tonight: Mabel's dramatic career. Barney Oldfield's race for a life. The rounders. A muddy romance. A movie star. Teddy at the throttle. Disc 2: v. 3, Sennett in the twenties: Saturday afternoon. Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies. Wandering Willies. Circus today. His marriage wow. All night long --
v. 4, Funny girls: The detectress. One wet night. Know thy wife. Rowdy Ann. Hearts and flowers. Disc 3: v. 5, Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John: Fatty and Mabel adrift. Oh, Doctor! The garage. The boat. The iron mule --
v. 6, Hal Roach's all-star comedians: Oranges and lemons. Get out and get under. Mighty like a moose. Big moments from little pictures. Haunted spooks. Disc 4: v. 7, Hal Roach: Laurel and Hardy Lafftoons. Dogs of war. Fluttering hearts. It's a gift --
v. 8, Chaplin and the music hall tradition: A night in the show. A rare Chaplin snippet. The rink. Live wires and love sparks. He's in again. Pie-eyed. Only me. Disc 5: v. 9, The race is on: Water wagons. Outbound. Chasing choo-choos. Danger ahead --
v. 10, Tons of fun: Yukon Jake. Three of a kind. Dry and thirsty. Family life. Now you tell one. The grocery clerk.
Other Titles: Whole custard pie catalog.
Responsibility: curated by Joe Adamson, David Shepard.

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