The Keystone Hotel hosts a very prestigeous beauty contest. When the cross-eyed judge presents the first prize to an elderly cleaning woman, angry members of the audience respond by hurling... See full summary »
The Keystone Hotel hosts a very prestigeous beauty contest. When the cross-eyed judge presents the first prize to an elderly cleaning woman, angry members of the audience respond by hurling custard pies. The Keystone Kops are summoned, and arrive just in time to get plastered with pastry. Written by
Peter W. Many, Jr. (pmsusana)
I actually thought this one was done in 1932, but that doesn't really matter. This has to be the best all time comedy short. We have here some of the very best actors & actresses of comedy from the silent years. Here we can finally hear them speak. I caught it about 15 years ago on TNT when it was a much better station not constantly showing that dog gone logo in the corner of the screen and managed to tape it. I have watched it 100's of times and never tire of it. Although many of the great old comedies has scenes that are politically incorrect which offends many these days w/ chips on their shoulders, but this one seems to be completely without. This one can never taken for real which seems to be the norm these days. This is total fun from start to finish. Starting out w/ some of the cool sappy dialogue leading into some great sight gags. Then we have the BEST pie fight I've ever seen and the great classic slap-stick of the Keystone Kops. It has all of the elements of the earlier Max Sennett silent comedies but w/ the sound, it ten times better. It may be only ten minutes in length, this short has more great belly laughs than any feature picture. See this one if you can. It may be available on tape or DVD; buy it if you can. It a classic & clean comedy from the days when we could laugh at something without foul language & sex as in today's films.
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