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Pepe (1960) starring Cantiflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones

Pepe [Cantiflas]

Pepe (1960) starring Cantiflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones Pepe is a cameo-filled comedy about a Mexican ranch hand who heads to Hollywood when his beloved prize stallion is sold to a director.

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Mr. Bean’s Holiday starring Rowan Atkinson

Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Editorial review of Mr. Bean’s Holiday starring Rowan Atkinson, courtesy of Amazon.com Welcome back, Mr. Bean! After a too-long hiatus, it’s a breath of fresh air to see you out and about, innocent as ever, unwitting in the havoc you wreak and clueless in the chaos you cause. In Mr. Bean’s Holiday (the title echoes Jacques Tati’s breezy 1953 classic […]

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Bumping into Broadway (1919) starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Danial, Snub Pollard

Bumping into Broadway

Bumping into Broadway (1919) starring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Danial, Snub Pollard Synopsis of Bumping into Broadway Harold Lloyd silent comedy short film where he’s an aspiring playwright who spends his last dime to help his boardinghouse neighbor, a struggling starlet (Bebe Daniels) pay her rent.  Pursuing her, he winds up at a gambling club, where he […]

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The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, starring Harold Lloyd

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

Synopsis of The Sin of Harold Diddlebock In The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, Harold Diddlebock is a bank cashier with 22 years of service behind him and thinks only ahead to a time when he can marry the cashier further down the aisle. When he gets fired his dream appears to be over, but a winning streak […]

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It’s A Gift (1934) starring W. C. Fields

It’s A Gift

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 at his general store, or anywhere else.  […]

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Vernon Dent (in blackface), Billy Bevan, in A Sea Dog's Tale

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 victim.  It’s ultimately won by Jo Jo […]

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Hollywood to Hoboken - Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent

Hoboken to Hollywood

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 character that Billy Bevan plays here.  He’s […]

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Saturday Afternoon, starring Harry Langdon and Vernon Dent

Saturday Afternoon

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 has found.

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M. Hulot's Holiday - a film by Jacques Tati - DVD

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday – Jacques Tati

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 makes this French film so funny (the […]

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Kino Video Slapstick Symposium - The Harold LLoyd Collection - Includes the 1922 feature Grandma's Boy and seven rare short comedies

The Harold Lloyd Collection | Slapstick Symposium

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 own cowardice, he yearns to compete for the hand […]

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