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Harry Langdon (June 15, 1884 – December 22, 1944)

Charlie Chaplin said he “only felt threatened by Harry Langdon.” Samuel Becket wanted Langdon to act in his experimental film, but had to use Buster Keaton after Langdon’s early death. 5,911 more words

Film Reviews

A Muddy Romance (1913)

One off the most famous Keystone romps includes Mabel Normand and Ford Sterling, a whole bunch of Keystone Cops, and a curiously muddy dry lake. 647 more words


Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913)

Mack Sennett combines several older comedic tropes in this film to produce a rollicking, and, I would say, unusually sophisticated comedy short for Keystone. 814 more words


Halloween Havoc!: GHOST PARADE (1931) Complete Mack Sennett Short!

Today’s horror comedy short is an oldie but goodie from slapstick pioneer Mack Sennett titled GHOST PARADE. This send-up of “old dark house” chillers stars Andy Clyde, Harry Gribbon, and Marjorie Beebe. 13 more words


The Sunday Intertitle: If you want to get ahead, get a hat

“Do you deliberately wear that hat to look eccentric?” asked my boss. Nothing could have been further from my mind, except spatially. But I do have to remind myself to take the hat off occasionally, when indoors, because it’s so comfortable, and I don’t want to turn into Henry Jaglom, a man who seems to have adopted the same policy as Dean Martin in SOME CAME RUNNING. 533 more words


Sunday without Intertitles: A Scotsman and an Australian walk into a detective agency, a mansion, a train...

Found this in a random search of YouTube. Comedy short starring Australia’s Billy Bevan and Scotland’s Andy Clyde, apparently packaged for TV at some point in the past under the title Comedy Capers. 382 more words


The Son's Return (1909)

Cinecon pulled a surprise on me and screened a bonus Century Film, in a beautifully remastered print. I appreciate this, but it was screened right before the 1918… 664 more words