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It’s A Gift

It’s A Gift (1934) starring W. C. Fields
It’s A Gift (1934) starring W. C. Fields Synopsis of It’s a Gift  In It’s A Gift, W. C. Fields presents one of the funniest movies that he ever made.  He plays the role of Harold Bissonette, the ultimate henpecked husband who gets no respect from his haranguing wife, self-absorbed daughter, bratty son, the customers...
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A Sea Dog’s Tale

Vernon Dent (in blackface), Billy Bevan, in A Sea Dog's Tale
A Sea Dog’s Tale (1926) starring Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent  A Sea Dog’s Tale is a Mack Sennet comedy starring Billy Bevan, but begins somewhere in the South Seas, where the cast (people in black-face) are having a contest. The contest involves spear throwing at a...
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Hoboken to Hollywood

Hollywood to Hoboken - Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent
Hoboken to Hollywood (1926) starring Billy Bevin,  Vernon Dent  Movie review of the silent film comedy “Hoboken to Hollywood” (1926) starring Billy Bevan, co-starring Vernon Dent You likely know someone who laughs at everyone else’s misfortune – especially when he causes it.   In a nutshell, that’s the...
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Saturday Afternoon

Saturday Afternoon, starring Harry Langdon and Vernon Dent
Saturday Afternoon (1926) starring Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent Saturday Afternoon is a pleasant silent comedy, starring Harry Langdon as Harry Higgins, the ultimate in henpecked husbands, who at the urging of his friend Steve Smith (Vernon Dent) accompanies him on a ‘date’ with two young ladies that Steve...
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Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday – Jacques Tati

M. Hulot's Holiday - a film by Jacques Tati - DVD
Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, starring Jacques Tati  In a nutshell, Jacque Tati’s  Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday  (1953) is a hilariously funny movie from start to finish.   The plot, to be polite, is sparse – the clownish Mr. Hulot goes on vacation to the seaside.   That’€™s it.   What...
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The Harold Lloyd Collection | Slapstick Symposium

Kino Video Slapstick Symposium - The Harold LLoyd Collection - Includes the 1922 feature Grandma's Boy and seven rare short comedies
Editorial Review of The Harold Lloyd Collection (Slapstick Symposium), courtesy of Amazon.com  This collection of vintage  Harold Lloyd comedies  is worth the price just for  Grandma’s Boy, a splendid hour long feature from 1922. Lloyd plays a small-town fellow who lives with his frisky grandmother; convinced of his...
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Jour de fete – Jacques Tati

jour de fete - Jacques Tati - DVD - black and white version
Movie review of  Jour de fete, starring Jacques Tati  I recently watched  Jour de fete  starring Jacques Tati, courtesy of  TCM.   I had heard of Jacques Tati, who people compare favorably with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, but I’d never seen any of his films previously.  ...
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Dr. Jack | Harold Lloyd | movie review

Dr. Jack movie poster, starring Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis
Dr. Jack (1922) starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by Harold LLoyd’s Dr. Jack.  I’m not a huge fan of Harold Lloyd, but I truly enjoyed Dr. Jack.  The basic plot consists of the Sick-Little-Well-Girl (played by Harold Lloyd’s future wife, Mildred Davis),...
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Get Out and Get Under – Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd
Get Out and Get Under  (1920), starring Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis Get Out and Get Under  is a Harold Lloyd silent film comedy with a very basic plot—The Boy (Harold Lloyd) oversleeps, and must get to the home of The Girl (Mildred Davis) to put on an amateur...
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The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection

Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection volume 1-3
Editorial review of  The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection Vols. 1-3  courtesy of Amazon.com  The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection boxed set is the definitive account of one of the silent cinema’s greatest comedians–and for a time, its most popular star. The seven discs included in this three-volume set have...
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