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Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

Director: Mack Sennett

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mabel Normand

By the end of 1914, when this movie came out, film audiences were demanding two things: feature-length films and as much… 317 more words


Mabel at the Wheel (1914)

Director: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett

In early 1914, Charlie Chaplin (later to direct and star in such films as “The Gold Rush” and “ 225 more words


Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin

Tomorrow is the 125th birthday of Charlie Chaplin.  His comedic timing and on-screen brilliance are often imitated, but never have they been completely duplicated.  Watch any of his silent films you can, but also make a point of watching… 1,602 more words

Thinking of Warmer Days

Winter in New York City is messy.  I just got back from a lovely visit with family in sunny California.  The day I left it snowed and the day I returned it snowed.   76 more words

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Sennett in the Twenties

Welcome to the third week of my exploration of the Slapstick Encyclopedia set! Volume 3, appearing on the second disc of the set, is titled “Sennett in the Twenties” and features six shorts produced, as the volume’s title would suggest, at Mack Sennett’s studio in the 1920s. 814 more words