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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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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played during the dog sled cyclorama scene
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Not Bad for a Silent Mini-Compilation
17 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've seen many shorts featuring clips from silent films, and this one isn't bad; in fact, it's quite enjoyable. The clips are well-presented, with a minimum of the "Aren't these corny!" wisecracks one sadly finds in many silent film clip shows. The action is underscored nicely with lively music and those classic Warner Brothers cartoon sound effects, which fit quite well into the Sennett universe. And, as the films weren't terribly old at the time this film was compiled, the source material is quite good. Best of all, the comics are given due credit for their work; the film could even serve as a nice mini-introduction to this era for the film student. All told, the film is a fond look back at Sennett comics of the 20's, and captures the outrageously zany gag-making of the time.


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