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A tremendous collection of some of the funniest movies ever produced! Now a whole new generation will be able to rediscover the appeal of these two-reel silent masterpieces. These delightful comedies date as far back as 1915 and have been unseen in decad

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Televista
  • DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B001ASLVIQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,893 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annie Van Auken TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 30, 2008
This edition of TELEVISTA's OLD TIME COMEDY CLASSICS contains four rare Sennett Studio shorts. To date, there are 12 total volumes in print or envisioned by this manufacturer, whose data indicates these "lovingly restored" 2-reel comedies are appearing on DVD for the first time.

OLD TIME COMEDY CLASSICS Vol. 4 TRIVIA:

HER FAME AND SHAME-- Charles Murray also portrayed a Keystone Kop named "Hogan." Louise Fazenda was one of the women pioneers in motion pictures. Harry Depp played a director in his last screen appearance, in Danny Kaye's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947). Slim Summerville's resume included "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), "The Front Page" (1930), Shirley Temple's "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1938) and "Tobacco Road" (1941).

HER PAINTED HERO-- Star Hale Hamilton was in "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932). He also had uncredited roles in "Dante's Inferno" (1935), "The Adventures of Marco Polo" (1938) and "Edison, The Man" (1940), with Spencer Tracy. Ex-vaudevillian Polly Moran was a favorite at Sennett Studios. She had few equals in highest-energy slapstick.

HER TORPEDOED LOVE (aka "A Trustful Heiress")-- Ford Sterling was Chief to the Keystone Kops. Charley Chase is considered a 2nd tier silent comedy star, ranking just below the big 3 of Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd. After retiring from acting, Chase directed some 3 Stooges shorts. Ex-pro boxer Edgar Kennedy claimed to have gone 14 rounds with Jack Dempsey. His long career included appearances with the Keystone Kops, Charlie Chaplin ("Tillie's Punctured Romance"), Laurel & Hardy, Harold Lloyd and the Marx Bros. (Edgar was the lemonade peddler beset by Harpo in "Duck Soup.") Throughout the 1940s, Kennedy also starred in his own series of two-reelers.
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