1 hr. 25 min.
This documentary about early comedic filmmaking traces the medium from the earliest motion pictures of the 1890s into one of its many heydays: the 1920s. With extensive archive footage of pioneers Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Greta Garbo and many others, director Robert Youngson gives an intimate and comprehensive chronology of early comedy in film while providing crucial historical context, an element often overlooked.
Director: Robert Youngson