A FESTIVAL OF SILENT COMEDY Volume 6
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(Aug 29, 2016)
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A FESTIVAL OF SILENT COMEDY (Volume 6)
Six Great Comedy Shorts on One DVD!
A CURE FOR POKERITIS (1912) starring John Bunny and Flora Finch. The screen's first beloved fat man, John Bunny, plays a chronic gambler in this fun silent short from Vitagraph, with Flora Finch as his disapproving wife. Bunny comes up with an elaborate scheme to escape the house and join the poker game with the boys. All goes well until he talks in his sleep!
A BEDROOM SCANDAL (1921) starring Monty Banks. Newly married Monty works at a ladies fashion boutique where his wandering eyes, not to mention hands, get him into constant trouble. Matters are complicated when his new in-laws decide to visit and meet Monty for the first time.
THE BAKERY (1921) starring Larry Semon, Norma Nichols, Oliver Hardy and Frank Alexander. Larry employs unique methods when dealing with customers and fellow employees at the bakery. Usually,very violent and messy methods. When he gets on the bad side of the bakery's crooked manager (Hardy), however, the dough really starts to fly!
THE ROPIN FOOL (1922) starring Will Rogers. Not only does the Ropin' Fool (Rogers) lasso cattle, he lassos goats, dogs cats and mice! He even lassos in his sleep! When his rival is found dead, having been roped and dragged to his death, Rogers is the obvious suspect. Using slow-motion photography, this little comedy serves as a showcase for Roger's astonishing roping abilities. Truly amazing!
DOGS OF WAR (1923) starring Our Gang. While staging a violent battle on an empty lot, the gang discover they can earn five dollars by acting in films at the adjacent movie studio. After being turned down, they decide sneak into the studio and make a film of their own. They are assisted in their escape from a security guard by none other than Harold Lloyd, seen during the making of his classic feature, WHY WORRY?.
MICKEY IN SCHOOL (1927) starring Mickey (Rooney) McGuire. Summer vacation over, Mickey and his gang reluctantly return to school. At first all goes well with Mickey (literally) glued to his seat during lessons. But panic ensues when a simple recess game of tug-o-war leaves the schoolhouse in flames!
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