The Boys of Company "B." Comedy. Written by Rida Johnson Young
. Directed by Arnold Daly
. Lyceum Theatre: 8 Apr 1907- Jul 1907 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Charles Arthur, W. Elmer Booth, F.P. Cahill, Verner Clarges
, Morgan Coman, Gretchen Dale, Arnold Daly
(as "Tony Allen"), Howard Estabrook, Jennie A. Eustace ...
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The more Keystone comedies I make, the more convinced I become that comedy is an art, and a high one at that. If those who are inclined to scoff at me will try their hand at directing just one of those comedies they designate as anything but art, I am pretty certain they will concede me my point.
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945." Pages 986-992. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
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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