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A compilation of scenes featuring some of the best-known comics from the silent era in their best films.

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A compilation of scenes featuring some of the best-known comics from the silent era in their best films.

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By Actual Laugh Count...The Funniest Film Of All Time! (original print ad) See more »


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4 September 1959 (France)  »

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The golden moments of silent movies

In 1957 Robert Youngson directed The Golden Age of Comedy which is a documentary with clips from the silent movies with our favorite comedians.You can see Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as jail birds who escape and they have to prove that they are painters.And in one clip Laurel and Hardy are having problems with cars and especially with the ones who are driving them.And who could forget the legendary pie throwing scene.The baby face Harry Langdon, offers lots of funny moments in the train.Billy Bevan and Mack Sennett's Cameo dog are hilarious.There are also clips from actors such as Will Rogers, Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow and the cross eyed Ben Turpin.For true silent comedy lovers it is impossible to get bored with The Golden Age of Comedy.Watch these golden clips from the silent era and have fun!


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