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The Golden Age of Comedy (1957)

Approved | | Comedy, Documentary | March 1958 (USA)
A compilation of scenes featuring some of the best-known comics from the silent era in their best films.

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Robert Youngson
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Credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan (archive footage) (as Laurel)
Ward Wilson Ward Wilson ... Self / Narrator (voice)
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie (archive footage) (as Hardy)
Will Rogers ... (archive footage)
Carole Lombard ... (archive footage)
Jean Harlow ... (archive footage)
Ben Turpin ... Rodney St. Clair (archive footage)
Harry Langdon ... (archive footage)
Charley Chase ... (archive footage) (as Charlie Chase)
Billy Bevan ... (archive footage)
Andy Clyde ... Andy (archive footage)
Harry Gribbon ... (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edgar Dearing ... Policeman at car fight (archive footage)
Madalynne Field Madalynne Field ... Fat Girl Track Competitor (archive footage)
Thelma Hill ... Brunette Girlfriend (archive footage)
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A compilation of scenes featuring some of the best-known comics from the silent era in their best films.

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The narrator cites a clip of Laurel and Hardy as coming from "We Slip Up." Laurel and Hardy never made a movie with that title. The actual movie referenced is We Faw Down. See more »

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Narrator: On a hot, crowded summer Sunday, Laurel and Hardy pull out of a line of cars into what some film historians believe is one of the funniest short comedies ever made. It was produced by Hal Roach in 1928. It's supervising director was Leo McCarey, who went on to win Academy Awards for "The Awful Truth" and "Going My Way". It's photographer was George Stevens, who turned director himself and created "Shane" and "Giant". It's title was "Two Tars". Yes, that's Edgar Kennedy. Stan and Oliver as ...
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Edited from Smith's Pets (1927) See more »

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Priceless!
10 March 2019 | by girvsjointSee all my reviews

Personally, I wasn't all that keen on Chaplin, so his omission here doesn't bother me as it seems to others? Robert Youngson probably just never had the rights to use any of the material from those left out, although Keaton and Chaplin appeared in his next compilation. This is priceless entertainment, I think the music and added sound effects make these clips all the more enjoyable, plus the very witty and informative narration. Stan & Ollie are the standouts of course, for me the lengthy 'Two Tars' clips are the best, and the rest isn't far behind! Don't analyse it, just enjoy!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Kings of Comedy See more »

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