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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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Stan (archive footage) (as Laurel)
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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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The hilarious highlights of Hollywood's happiest era! See more »


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Narrator: On a hot, crowded summer Sunday, Laurel and Hardy pull out of a line of cars into what some film historians believe is one of the funniest short comedies ever made. It was produced by Hal Roach in 1928. It's supervising director was Leo McCarey, who went on to win Academy Awards for "The Awful Truth" and "Going My Way". It's photographer was George Stevens, who turned director himself and created "Shane" and "Giant". It's title was "Two Tars". Yes, that's Edgar Kennedy. Stan and Oliver as ...
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Say it with flour
11 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the age of the Pie Fight comes this marvellous compilation by Robert Youngson.Watching it you can judge how much sheer joie - de vivre has been lost with the so - called "sophistication "of movie comedy in the ensuing decades.And where are the geniuses to rival Mr Chaplin and Mr Keaton?Who,today,is as universally loved as Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy whose masterwork "Big Business" is featured here? Feel free to laugh uproariously....."For Ghosts may be listening." "The Golden Age of Comedy" used to be a staple of Christmas Day TV. Sitting there watching it with a mince pie and a glass of port must be the nearest thing to paradise this side of the Elysian Fields.


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