"The Lawrence Welk Show", ep. broadcast on ABC, Sept. 21, 1949.
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Mack Sennet | Mr. Mack Sennett
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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The more Keystone comedies I make, the more convinced I become that comedy is an art, and a high one at that. If those who are inclined to scoff at me will try their hand at directing just one of those comedies they designate as anything but art, I am pretty certain they will concede me my point.
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 ...
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