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Charlie Chaplin in DOUGH AND DYNAMITE (1914) - Not exactly an explosion of comedy

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

The main plot of Dough and Dynamite has waiters Chester Conklin and Charlie having to become bakers when the bakers at the restaurant where they work go on strike for better working conditions. 181 more words


Gloria Swanson: Hollywood's Glamorous Star of the Silents

Gloria Swanson was a star in the 1910’s when she performed slapstick with Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin and became the Hollywood’s glamour star of the 1920’s.   43 more words


Mack Sennett and Tillie's Punctured Romance

The year was 1914.

Mack Sennett had been making movies for six years, first for the Biograph Co. where he worked with D.W. Griffith and then for a movie production company he helped create which would make him famous, the Keystone Film Co. 1,131 more words

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The Short and Frenetic Life of Harry Sweet

Harry Sweet, the comedic actor, director and early innovator of the “slow burn” comedy routines that made performers like Edgar Kennedy eagerly sought for film shorts, had a career that could have achieved greatness if he hadn’t died tragically in a plane crash at the age of 32. 1,826 more words

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