"Hear It Now", ep. broadcast on CBS, March 30, 1951.
2 Biographical Movies |
10 Print Biographies |
6 Portrayals |
60 Articles |
Mack Sennet | Mr. Mack Sennett
6' 2" (1.88 m)
| Foy, Catherine
Did You Know?
All creative intellectual work consists of the development of individuality. The very essence of motion picture making is to encourage originality. To bring out individual characteristics. The famous stars of the stage, film and literature have been great because, at some point, they differed from every one else. They had a flavor all their own.
Oddly, he and key competitor Hal Roach
, were both distributed by the same company, Pathe. This arrangement worked to the detriment of both producers while lining the pockets of the French firm, which was able to play the comedy short giants off each other for years. By the time Pathe's U.S. fortunes declined considerably in 1925, Sennett was in far worse shape than Roach, who had valuable reissue...
Frantically wild comedies that observed no physical reality while the characters descended into chaos in improvised story lines and situations. Many of the films featured the antics of a group of wildly incompetent policemen known as the Keystone Kops
, who would arrive in overloaded cars that they would often leave destroyed while they contributed to the mess they were sent to stop. This group ...
The King of Comedy