When Comedy Was King (1959)
Release Date: Mar 29, 1960 Limited
Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Robert Youngson's second feature-length compilation of silent comedy highlights (the first was The Golden Age of Comedy), When Comedy Was King covers the years 1914 to 1929. Using snipettes from the 1929 Charley Chase 2-reeler Movie Night as a framing device, Youngson offers vintage clips from the silent era's greatest clowns. The film's first section is devoted to Charlie Chaplin's formative Keystone comedies, notably Kid Auto Races at Venice and His Trysting Place (the humor in this sequence
Mar 29, 1960 Limited
Aug 21, 2007
20th Century Fox
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