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The "four clowns" of this Robert Youngson anthology are: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Buster Keaton. There are examples of Laurel and Hardy's individual work prior to their teaming; samples of Chase's work, including his 1928 short, "Limousine Love"; and an abridged version of Keaton's 1925 feature, "Seven Chances." Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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The film that welcomes back the Belly Laugh! See more »

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This was the last feature project for producer/director/writer Robert Youngson. See more »

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"Clown"ing at its best....
14 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a connoisseur of great silent comedy, then "4 Clowns" is probably already a title you're well familiar with.

If you're not familiar with it, get familiar already!

The "Clowns" of the title are Laurel and Hardy, Keaton and the lesser-known but still hilarious Charley Chase, and the clips here show them all at the peak of their form.

These no-frills presentations by Robert Youngson keep the clips and their contents at the forefront, with music and narration as perfect none-too-intrusive accompaniment.

I can't very well cite highlights here; this whole film is one big highlight unto itself. Stop it anywhere and you're bound to find something to make you laugh.

So, all you fans of the good-old-days of comedy (before lewd, crude and rude took over), meet your new favorite movie: "4 Clowns".

Ten stars. "4 Clowns" - 2 good 2 be 4-gotten!


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