Towed in a Hole (1932), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert Synopsis of Towed in a Hole Traveling fish peddlers Laurel and Hardy – crabs a specialty – devise a big business idea: buy a dilapidated old boat to fix up and “eliminate the middle-man.” What could possibly go wrong in Towed in a Hole? Especially when […]
Million Dollar Legs (1932) starring W. C. Fields, Jackie Oakley, Susan Fleming Synopsis of Million Dollar Legs In Million Dollar Legs, W. C. Fields is the president of the bankrupt nation of Klopstokia. He needs 8,000,000 dollars, his daughter falls in love with a brush salesman, and his cabinet wants to overthrow him. How can he solve all […]
The Music Box (1932), starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert Synopsis of The Music Box In The Music Box, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are furniture movers with a simple task. All they have to do is deliver a piano. Up a long flight of steps. While the piano keeps rolling down the steps at […]
The Great Dictator, starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jackie Oakley, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert The Great Dictator is possibly the most well-known of Charlie Chaplin’s films. It was a timely satire on Nazism and fascism in general, and Adolph Hitler in particular. In it, Charlie Chaplin plays a double role: Adenoid Hynkel, autocratic dictator […]
Making a Living (1914) starring Charlie Chaplin Making a Living was made in 1914 for the Keystone movie studio. It was Charlie Chaplin‘s first movie role. In many ways, it is a typical Keystone picture, short (15 minutes) with lots of slapstick and energy. Charlie Chaplin is not his well-known tramp clown here.