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Un-restored silent classics from the Keystone Studios.,
This review is from: Mack Sennett Sensations: The Rivals (1913) / Dizzy Heights and Daring Hearts (1915) / Hollywood Kid (1924) / Lizzies of the Field (1924) (Silent) (DVD)
These are lesser known comics from the Keystone Studios, and less likely to get a quality restoration.
Keystone comedies were cruder than those of Hal Roach (Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, Harold Lloyd), but quality performers like Mabel Normand were able to pull it off.
Director Del Lord would later go on to direct The Three Stooges.
THE RIVALS (aka A Strong Revenge) (1913): Suitors battle for Mabel's affections at the dance with one of the earliest known stink-bombs: a foul parcel of Limburger cheese. Mack Sennett appears as Schnitz. Stars Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling; Directed by Mack Sennett.
DIZZY HEIGHTS AND DARING HEARTS (1915): Its spy vs.spy as government agents compete to buy the latest fighter plane. This comedy features some amazing early special-effects action sequences. Stars Chester Conklin; Directed by Walter Knight.
HOLLYWOOD KID (1924): Dirty tricks abound as competing Hollywood agents are trying to sign the next big child star. Mack Sennett appears as himself. Stars Charlie Murray; Directed by Roy Del Ruth & Del Lord.
LIZZIES OF THE FIELD (1924): A $25,000 prize lures the best drivers and the strangest machines into a wild car race. This production features extremely creative chase sequence special effects. Stars Billy Bevan, Sidney Smith, Jack Lloyd, Andy Clyde; Directed by Del Lord.+++RESTORED version is on the AMERICAN SLAPSTICK DVD American Slapstick***
Mack Sennett Sensations: The Rivals (1913) / Dizzy Heights and Daring Hearts (1915) / Hollywood Kid (1924) / Lizzies of the Field (1924) (Silent)(1 customer review)