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THE LOVE NEST (1923) - Buster Keaton's final short subject of the 1920's

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Considering that it’s basically a parody of macho, Moby Dick-type sea epics, The Love Nest is rather startling in its inventiveness. 574 more words

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Laurel & Hardy in THE FINISHING TOUCH (1928) - Comedy carpentry

Anyone who saw Laurel & Hardy’s Big Business in 1929 wouldn’t have been surprised at how adeptly L&H could denude a house. In The Finishing Touch (1928), they try to build a house and can hardly even get it started. 173 more words

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Charlie Chaplin in MODERN TIMES (1936) - The end of an era

(WARNING: Major spoilers abound!)

Modern Times has a special place in my heart, because it was the first Charlie Chaplin movie I saw in an actual theater (when it was re-released in 1972). 664 more words

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Tony Laiolo - Dates

Tony Laiolo shares about a date to a silent movie that ended…unexpectedly.

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In my 20s I went with an actress. This was back when I still thought drama was a good thing in a woman. 983 more words

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WRONG AGAIN (1929) - Laurel & Hardy bet on the wrong horse

According to director Leo McCarey, Wrong Again was inspired when McCarey was at a visit to his dentist’s office and saw a copy of the famous Blue Boy painting while sitting in the dentist’s chair. 177 more words

Laurel & Hardy

Come, go
Tell, show
Feel, see
Woo me
Educate
Elucidate
Accompany
If all in love be