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Happy Times and Jolly Moments (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 1943 (USA)
This short is an affectionate look at the work of Mack Sennett in the silent era. It includes segments from several unidentified comedies featuring such stars as Ben Turpin and 'Fatty ... See full summary »
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This short is an affectionate look at the work of Mack Sennett in the silent era. It includes segments from several unidentified comedies featuring such stars as Ben Turpin and 'Fatty Arbuckle'. Also included is an early glimpse of 'Gloria Swanson' as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short

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Edited from In the Dough (1933) See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
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23 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Happy Times and Jolly Moments (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Documentary short on Mack Sennett and the many comedies he made during the silent era. After a few nice shots of Sennett studios we then get to see various clips from his films, which include stars like Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Ben Turpin, Buster Keaton and various others. A handful of compilations about silent films were produced around this time and it was good to see one that didn't make fun of the pictures. Sennett and the actors are all shown respect and Warner even touched up the film by adding some pretty good music to the clips. Since these films weren't too old when this movie was made most will be shocked at how good the print quality is on the silents shown. These films today all look pretty poor so it was nice seeing them look so good.


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