Speedy (1928) starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth, Byron Douglas Synopsis of Speedy Harold “Speedy” Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city’s last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend’s grandfather.
The Circus, produced & directed by Charlie Chaplin. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Garcia, Harry Crocker, Henry Bergman Synopsis of Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus: The Circus is one of the Little Tramp’s most poignant roles, as well as one of Charlie Chaplin’s funniest silent movies — for which he won a special Oscar. It […]
Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) starring Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron Product Description of Steamboat Bill Jr. courtesy of Amazon.com The last of the independent features made in the prime of Buster Keaton‘s career, Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a large-scale follow-up to The General, substituting a Mississippi paddle wheel for the locomotive, and replacing the spectacle of […]
Movie review of the Laurel and Hardy short film Habeas Corpus (1928) Habeas Corpus is a very funny Laurel and Hardy short film, although it’s technically not a “silent” movie. There’s a synchronised music soundtrack, but Stan and Ollie’s only dialogue is revealed through cue cards. Habeas Corpus begins with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy coming to a mansion, looking for food – buttered toast. Instead, […]
You’re Darn Tootin’ (1928) starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy You’re Darn Tootin’ is a very funny silent Laurel and Hardy film, which I can’t help but wonder how it would have been with sound. The basic premise has Stan Laurel playing the clarinet, and Oliver Hardy the French horn. They’re playing in a bandstand, where they […]