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The Golden Age of Comedy (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Documentary | March 1958 (USA)
A compilation of scenes featuring some of the best-known comics from the silent era in their best films.

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Carter DeHaven announces that he will perform a series of "impressions." For each impression we see him applying makeup, then he ducks down below the makeup table and pops up, in order, as ... See full summary »

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Stan (archive footage) (as Laurel)
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Fat Girl Track Competitor (archive footage)
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Brunette Girlfriend (archive footage)
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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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Narrator: [First lines] Turn back with us now. Turn back to a time when the movies were much younger and like all youthful things, full of fun and high spirits. Down that long dusty road, the clowns are coming. The great voiceless, irreplaceable clowns, who rocked the world with laughter. Most of them are gone; but, they have left their shadows behind. So, come back with us now. Come back to that time of wonderful nonsense called the Roaring 20s. Come back to The Golden Age of Comedy.
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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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