"Hear It Now", ep. broadcast on CBS, March 30, 1951.
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Mack Sennet | Mr. Mack Sennett
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
[on Harry Langdon
] He was a quaint artist who had no business in the business.
Oddly, Sennett and his key competitor, Hal Roach
, were both distributed by the same company, Pathe. This arrangement worked to the detriment of both producers while it lined the pockets of the French firm, which was able to play the comedy short giants off each other for years. By the time Pathe's U.S. fortunes declined considerably in 1925, Sennett was in far worse shape than Roach, who had ...
Franticly wild comedies that had observed no physical reality while the characters descended into chaos in improvised storylines and situations. Many of the films had the appearance of a squad of incompetant policemen known as the Keystone Kops
, who would arrive in overloaded cars which they would often leave destroyed while they contributed to the mess they were sent to stop. This group has come...
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