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Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians (1952)

Actor Joe E. Brown narrates this compilation of film clips and behind-the-scenes footage of some of the screen's most famous comics, ranging from Ben Turpin and Fatty Arbuckle to W.C. ... See full summary »

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Ralph Staub

Writer:

Ralph Staub
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Credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Himself / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bud Abbott ... Himself (archive footage)
Gracie Allen ... Herself (archive footage)
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ... (archive footage)
Mischa Auer ... (archive footage)
Jack Benny ... Himself (archive footage)
Milton Berle ... (archive footage)
El Brendel ... (archive footage)
Smiley Burnette ... Smiley Burnette (archive footage)
George Burns ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Butterworth ... (archive footage)
Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charlie Chaplin)
Charley Chase ... (archive footage)
Andy Clyde ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Colonna ... (archive footage)
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Actor Joe E. Brown narrates this compilation of film clips and behind-the-scenes footage of some of the screen's most famous comics, ranging from Ben Turpin and Fatty Arbuckle to W.C. Fields and Andy Clyde. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Famosos comediantes de Hollywood See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Four Decades of a Who Was Who in American Screen Comedy
10 August 2012 | by Stan16mmSee all my reviews

From the moment Joe E Brown is heard narrating, the viewer is in store for a real treat. Scenes from classic silent films are seen with some of the most famous names in motion picture comedy. Chaplin is one of the first followed by Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Murray, Harold Lloyd, Charley Chase who is seen in rare footage with his wife and two daughters and the list goes on.

The sound era is represented by the likes of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Joe E Brown, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jack Benny and so many more.

This ten minute entry in the Screen Snapshots series was released in Super 8mm by Columbia in 1973 so there are many prints out there for home movie collectors. It is a wonderful way to start off an evening of classic movie comedy.


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