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Charlie Chaplin in A NIGHT IN THE SHOW (1915) - Double trouble

For a man who abhorred drunks, Chaplin got a lot of mileage out of depicting them. In A Night in the Show, he plays two drunken theater-goers: Mr. 245 more words


Laurel & Hardy in DO DETECTIVES THINK? (1927) - Think what?

Now we’re getting some place! Do Detectives Think? is the first L&H comedy since Duck Soup where Laurel & Hardy seem like Laurel & Hardy. This is the first movie where they both wear their trademark derbies — and, as if in honor of that occasion, it’s also the first movie where they do their hat-switching routine. 269 more words


Missing Reels by Farran Smith Nehme – book review

The chances are, you will recognise the name on the spine of this book. Farran Smith Nehme is one of the smartest, most elegant writers on classic and silent film that you can find. 935 more words

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Silent Movies from the Tulsa Theatre Organ Society

The Tulsa Theatre Organ Society will have a program, November 21st at 7:00pm at the Seminar Center of Tulsa Technology’s Broken Arrow Campus.  They will be showing the silent movie “IT” starring Clara Bow accompanied by their organ performance.   106 more words


Charlie Chaplin in TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE (1914) -- First-ever feature-length shaggy-dog tale

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Tillie’s Punctured Romance, the first-ever feature-length comedy, was based on Tillie’s Nightmare, a Broadway play starring Marie Dressler that opened in 1910 and was Broadway’s biggest hit to date. 642 more words