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Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Marion Davies, Clara Bow, 'Fatty' Arbuckle on TCM

17 November 2010 6:27 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Clara Bow, known as the "It" Girl, stars in the appropriately titled It Part III of Moguls & Movie Stars, A History of Hollywood, "The Dream Merchants," narrated by Christopher Plummer, continues today (a rerun of Monday's presentation) on Turner Classic Movies. Accompanying features and shorts focus on 1920s comedies. Charles Chaplin's The Pilgrim is on right now. Following "The Dream Merchants," TCM will show two Buster Keaton comedies: the short One Week and the feature Steamboat Bill Jr.; Harold Lloyd's best-remembered effort, Safety Last!; the Marion Davies vehicle Show People; the Clara Bow vehicle It (in which Gary Cooper has a bit part); and the Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle short Fools' Luck. I'm usually not a silent-comedy fan. I've seen nearly all of the movies listed above, and my favorite by far — despite its dragged-out last third — is King Vidor's Show People, in which Marion Davies does a »

- Andre Soares

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MGM Files for Bankruptcy; Old, Glorious MGM: Marion Davies, William Haines in Show People on TCM

4 November 2010 1:05 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Marion Davies in King Vidor's Show People Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which decades ago was the most financially stable of the Hollywood studios, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday. MGM — initially Metro-Goldwyn — was formed through the amalgamation of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Productions in 1924. Goldwyn, by then no longer associated with Samuel Goldwyn, was the largest production company of the three, but the out-of-control superspectacle Ben-Hur had badly damaged the studio's already shaken finances. Louis B. Mayer, initially with the assistance of second-in-command Irving Thalberg, ruled over the MGM fiefdom for more than a quarter of a century, though both Mayer and Thalberg had to answer to Loews, Inc.'s New York office. In about fifteen minutes Turner Classic Movies viewers will be able to catch a glimpse of the glorious MGM of yore in King Vidor's Show People (1928), a silent comedy classic starring Marion Davies as »

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