• When Comedy Was King (1960)

When Comedy Was King

Release Date: 1960

DVD Release Date: November 4th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

Culling together footage from features and short comedies of the silent era, this documentary is a showcase for the talents of Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and lesser-known actors. These slapstick clips, mostly from the 1910s and '20s, find humor in the mundane and the bizarre. In one bit, Chaplin gets in a hilarious bar fight, while another finds Arbuckle coping with the fact that his house is suddenly adrift in the ocean.

Director: Robert Youngson

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Transformation, Hilarious, Love, 1930s, Rise, Los Angeles, Bar, Car, Fascinating

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