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FATTY ARBUCKLE

Chaplin Keystones Video/C 999:999:1465 and 999:1466
Mabel Normand Comedies
Mack Sennett Comedies, Vol. II
Slapstick Encyclopedia

Back Stage (1919) DVD 674, DVD 1722
The Bell Boy 1918 DVD 1722
The Butcher Boy 1917 DVD 1722
Coney Island (1918) DVD 674, DVD 1722
The Cook (1918) DVD 1609
Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition (1915, 11 min.) DVD 4024; vhs 999:1455
Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (1915, 21 min.) DVD 4024; vhs 999:1455
Fatty's New Role (1915, 11 min.) DVD 4024; vhs 999:1455
Fatty's Plucky Pup (23 min.) 999:1455
A Flirt's Mistake (1914) DVD 4024
The Garage (1920) DVD 674, DVD 1722
Good Night Nurse (1918) DVD 674, DVD 1722
The Hayseed (1919) DVD 1722
His Wedding Night (1917) DVD 1722
The Knockout (1914 27 min.) (with Charlie Chaplin) DVD 4024; DVD 14
Leading Lizzie Astray (1914 12 min.) DVD 4024
Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day (1915, 11 min.) DVD 4024; vhs 999:1463
Mabel, Fatty and the Law (1915, 12 min.) 999:1455
Mabel Lost and Won (11 min.) 999:1455
Mabel's New Hero (1913, 11 min.) 999:1463
Moonshine 1918 DVD 1722
Number, Please (1920) DVD 1609
Oh, Doctor! (1917) DVD 1722
Out West (1918) DVD 1722
Peeping Pete (1913) DVD X2824
A Reckless Romeo (1917) DVD 1609
The Rough House (1918) DVD 674, DVD 1722
The Rounders (1914 16 min.) (with Charlie Chaplin) DVD 4024; vhs 999:1457; vhs 999:1901; vhs 999:1899
Wished On Mabel (10 min.) 999:1455

[Arbuckle & Keaton] The Best Arbuckle/Keaton Collection (1917-1919)
Written and directed by Roscoe Arbuckle. A collection of 12 two reeler films that Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton made for producer Joseph M. Schenck between 1917 and 1919. Presented chronologically to highlight the development and growth of the actors. Contents: Disc 1. The butcher boy (1917). The rough house (1917). His wedding night (1917). Oh, Doctor! (1917). Coney Island (1917). Out West (1918). The bell boy (1918). Moonshine (1918) -- Disc 2. Good night, Nurse (1918). Back stage (1919). The hayseed (1919). The garage (1919). Performer: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake, Joe Keaton, John Coogan. 4 hrs, 8 min total running time. DVD 1722

Arbuckle & Keaton. Volume Two. (1918-1920)
Director, Roscoe Arbuckle. Cast: Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Al St. John. Back Stage (1919): This film contains many of the routines Buster used in the "Three Keatons" stage act, and can rightly be called the first Keaton directed film. Good Night Nurse (1918): Arbuckle's surrealistic nightmare where he escapes the operating table, runs away and inadvertently enters a "Great Heavyweight Race." Arbuckle also gives his best "in drag" performance, playing a flirting nurse to Keaton's doctor. Coney Island (1918): Presents Roscoe's nephew, Al St. John, who does a series of "tit-for-tats" with Arbuckle to win a girl, only to have her end up with Buster Keaton. The Rough House (1918): Contains Arbuckle's famous "roll dance," where at the breakfast table, he sticks two forks each into a separate roll and then uses them to do a parody of Charlie Chaplin's walk. Chaplin, appreciating the gag, later expanded on it for use in his film "The Gold Rush." Garage (1920): Presents Arbuckle and Keaton as a team who find various ways of destroying cars, how not to clean oil stains and how not to fight fires. Digitally remastered versions. 121 min. DVD 674

The Forgotten Films of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle (1913-
Presents the films of Fatty Arbuckle, the grown-up fat boy of American silent cinema, who dominated silent film comedy from the days of Keystone until tragic events in 1921 shattered his career, throwing his film triumphs into obscurity. Blacklisted by Hollywood, Arbuckle continued directing dozens of film comedies under the pseudonym "William Goodrich" for almost another decade. Each film features completely restored titles, intertitles, and several films include previously lost or alternate footage. Silent titles feature newly created scores. DVD 4021

Disc 1: Contents: Fatty joines the force / with Minta Durfee, Dot Farley, Edgar Kennedy (1913) -- A flirt's mistake / with Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy (1914) -- The knockout / with Charles Chaplin, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Mack Swain (1914) -- The rounders / with Phyllis Allen, Charles Chaplin, Minta Durfee (1914) -- Leading Lizzie astray / with Charley Chase, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Mack Swain (1914) -- Mabel and Fatty's wash day / with Alice Davenport, Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy (1915) -- Fatty and Mabel's simple life / with Mabel Normand, Al St. John (1915) -- Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition / with Joe Bordeaux, Minta Durfee, Mabel Normand (1915) -- Fatty's new role / with George "Slim" Summerville, Mack Swain (1915). DVD 4021

Disc 2: Contents: Mabel and Fatty's married life / with Mabel Normand, Mae Busch (1915) -- Fatty's reckless fling / with Minta Durfee, Ted Edwards, Edgar Kennedy (1915) -- Fatty's chance acquaintance / with Minta Durfee, Frank Hayes (1915) -- That little band of gold / with Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling (1915) -- Fatty's faithful Fido / with Minta Durfee, Al St. John (1915) -- When love took wings / with Frank Hayes, Al St. John, Joe Bordeaux (1915) -- Wished on Mabel / with Alice Davenport, Edgar Kennedy, Mabel Normand (1915) -- Mabel's wilful way / with Mabel Normand, Edgar Kennedy (1915) -- Fatty's plucky pup / with Phyllis Allen, Al St. John, Josephine Stevens (1915). DVD 4021

Disc 3: Contents: Fatty's tintype tangle / with Louise Fazenda, Edgar Kennedy (1915) -- He did and he didn't (full tints version) / with William Jefferson, Mabel Normand, Al St. John (1916) -- He did and he didn't (night tint only) -- The waiters' ball / with Al St. John, Alice Lake, Corinne Parquet, Kate Price (1916) -- Coney Island / with Buster Keaton, Al St. John (1917) -- Love ("lost" film) / with Monty Banks, Frank Hayes, Al St. John, Winifred Westover (1919). DVD 4021

Disc 4: Contents: Leap year / with Allen Durnell, Clarence Geldart, Winifred Greenwood, Harriet Hammond, Lucien Littlefield, John McKinnon, Gertrude Short, Mary Thurman, Maude Wayne (European release, 1922) -- Character studies (recently discovered) / with Carter DeHaven, Jackie Coogan, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Rudolph Valentino (1920s) -- Arbuckle as director: Curses / with Al St. John (1925) -- The movies / with Lloyd Hamilton (1925) -- My stars / with Johnny Arthur (1926) -- Fool's luck / with Lupino Lane (1926) -- Bridge wives / with Billy Bletcher, Lynton Brent, Fern Emmett, Al St. John (1923, sound). Bonus feature: The Arbuckle shuffle (music video by Robert Arkus, 2005); some films include secondary audio commentary track. DVD 4021

CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Chaplin Shorts
Chaplin Features
Misc. Compilations

Slapstick Encyclopedia

Shorts:

The Adventurer (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1917)DVD 8

The Bank (aka. Charlie Detective, Charlie at the Bank, Charlie in the Bank) (Essanay)(14 min.)DVD 4317; DVD 75; VHS 999:376; VHS 999:1459

Behind the Screen (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1916)DVD 9

Between Showers (aka. Charlie and the Umbrella) (Keystone) (10 min.)DVD X5112; DVD 14; VHS 999:1459; VHS 999:1465

A Busy Day (Keystone) (1914) DVD X5112

By the Sea (aka. Charlie by the Sea, Charlie's Day Out)(Essanay) (11 min.) DVD 75; VHS 999:1459

Carmen (Two reel version) (Essanay)(1915) DVD 76

Caught in a Cabaret (Keystone) (1914) DVD X5112; vhs 999:1457

Caught in the rain (Keystone) (1915) DVD X5112

The Champion (aka. Battling Charlie, Champion Charlie, Charlie the Champion)(Essanay)(20 min.)DVD 74; VHS 999:1458

Charlie's Recreation = Tango Tangles (Keystone) (10 min.)DVD X5112; DVD 12; 999:1465

Charlie's White Elephant (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5115

The Circus (1928): includes daily production reports; set sketches; press books; commentary by David Shepard. DVD 2911

The Count (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1916) DVD 5757; DVD 9

Cruel Love (1916)DVD X5112; DVD 11

The Cure (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1917)DVD 8

A Day's Pleasure (aka. A Day of Pleasure) (First National)(1919, 21 min.) DVD 235; DVD 114

A Dog's Life (1921) DVD 284; DVD 13

Easy Street (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1917)DVD 8

The Face on the Bar Room Floor (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5113

The Fatal Mallet (Keystone) (1914) DVD X5112

A Film Johnny (1914) DVD 11

The Fireman (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1916)DVD 5757; DVD 9

The Floorwalker (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1916)DVD 10

Gentlemen of Nerve (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5114

Getting Acquainted (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5115

The Good for Nothing (His New Profession) (1914) DVD 11

He's In Again (1918)VHS 999:1902

His Million Dollar Job = A Film Johnnie (Keystone) (10 min.) 999:1465

His Musical Career (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5114

His New Job (aka. Charlie's New Job) (Essanay) (22 min.) DVD 74; VHS 999:1458

His New Profession (Keystone) (1914) DVD X5114

His Prehistoric Past (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5115

His Regeneration (Essanay)DVD 75

His Trysting Place (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5114

The Idle Class (First National)(1921, 25 min.) DVD 235

The Immigrant (The Chaplin Mutuals) (1917)DVD 8

In the Park (aka. Charlie in the Park, Charlie on the Spree) (Essanay) DVD 74

Jitney Elopement (aka. Charlie's Elopement, Married in Haste)(Essanay) DVD 74

The Kid (1918)DVD 284

Kid's Auto Race in Venice (Keystone) (6 min.) DVD X5112; DVD 13; VHS 999:1465

Knockout (aka. Counted Out, The Pugilist) (1914) DVD X5113; DVD 14; DVD 4024

Landlady's Pet (Star Boarder) (Keystone) (10 min.)DVD X5112; vhs 999:1465

Laughing Gas (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5113

Live Wires and Love Sparks (1916) VHS 999:1902

Mabel at the Wheel (aka. Hot Finish) (Keystone) (18 min.)DVD X5112; DVD 15; 999:1465

Mabel's Busy Day (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5113; vhs 999:1457

Mabel's Married Life (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5113; DVD 66

Mabel's Strange Predicament (Charlot a l'hotel) (Keystone) (10 min.)DVD X5112; 999:1465

Making a Living (Keystone) (10 min) DVD X5112; VHS 999:1457; 999:1465

The Masquerader (Keystone) (1914) DVD X5114; VHS 999:1457

The New Janitor (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5114

Nice and Friendly, with Jackie Coogan (First National) (11 min.) DVD 235

Night in a Cabaret (Keystone) 999:1457

A Night Out (aka. Charlie's Night Out) (Essanay) DVD 74; DVD 13

A Night in the Show (aka. Charlie at the Show, Night at the Show) (Essanay)(1915) DVD 76; VHS 999:376, VHS 999:1459; VHS 999:1902

One A.M. (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1916)DVD 5757; DVD 10

Only Me (1929) VHS 999:1902

Pay Day (First National)(1922, 26 min.) DVD 235

The Pawnshop (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1916)DVD 5757

Pie-Eyed (1925) 999:1902

The Pilgrim (First National) (1923, 47 min.) DVD 235

Police (aka. Charlie in the Police, Charlie the Burglar, Housebreaker) (Essanay) (1915) DVD 76

The Property Man (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5113

Reckless Fling (Keystone) (adapted from His Favorite Pasttime, 12 min.)DVD X5112; vhs 999:1465

Recreation (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5113

The Rink (The Chaplin Mutuals)(1916) DVD 10; VHS 999:1902

The Rival Mashers (aka. Rival suitors, The fatal Mallet) (1914) DVD 11

The Rounders (10 min.) (Keystone) DVD X5114; VHS 999:1901: VHS 999:1457

Shanghaied (aka. Charlie Shanghaied, Charlie on the Ocean, Charlie the Sailor)(Essanay)(1915) DVD 4317; DVD 76; VHS 999:376, VHS 999:1459

Shoulder Arms (First National) (1918, 45 min.) DVD 235

Sunnyside (First National)(1919, 34 min.)- Visit from General Leonard Wood on the set of Sunnyside DVD 235; DVD 15

A Thief Cathcer(Keystone, excerpt) (1914)DVD X5115

Those Love Pangs (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5114

Tillie's Punctured Romance (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5115; DVD 65

The Tramp (aka. Charlie on the Farm, Charlie the Hobo, Charlie the Tramp) (Essanay)(20 min.)DVD 75; VHS 999:1458

Triple Trouble (aka. Charlie's Triple Trouble) (Essanay) (1918)DVD 76; DVD 11

Twenty Minutes of Love (Keystone) (1914)DVD X5112

The Vagabond (The Chaplin Mutuals) (1916) DVD 5757; DVD 9

A Woman (aka. Charlie the Perfect Lady, The Perfect Lady) (Essanay) 21 min. DVD 4317; DVD 75; VHS 999:1458

Work (aka. Charlie at Work, Charlie the Decorator, Only a Working Man, The Paperhanger, The Plumber) (Essanay) 25 min. DVD 4317; DVD 75

Features:

City Lights (1931) DVD 217; VHS 999:121
Gold Rush (1925) DVD 1781; DVD 1089; VHS 999:60
Great Dictator (1940) DVD 1780; DVD 243; VHS 999:44
A King of New York (1957) DVD 5758
Limelight (1952) DVD 1779; DVD 671; VHS 999:2924
Modern Times (1936) DVD 1778; DVD 195; VHS 999:47
Monsieur Verdoux (1947) DVD 322; VHS 999:48
A Woman of Paris (1923) DVD 5758

Misc. Compilations:

Chaplin & Co.
Directed by Charlie Chaplin, featuring Chaplin, Dee Lampton, Leo White, Bud Jamison, Henry Bergman, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Billie Ritchie, Billy West, Stan Laurel, Lupino Lane. The most celebrated figure of slapstick, Charles Chaplin has risen to become one of popular culture's most recognizable icons. This film salutes Chaplin with a pair of vintage, remastered Chaplin comedies, a rediscovered piece of footage in which he conducts an orchestra and a collection of comedies that explore the music hall roots of the British-born American master. Contents: A Night in the Show (1915) -- Rare Chaplin Snippet (1916) -- The Rink (1916)(also available on DVD 10) -- Live Wires and Love Sparks (1916) -- He's In Again (1918) -- Pie-Eyed (1925) -- Only Me (1929). 134 min. 999:1902

Rare Chaplin (1915)
Directed by Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Chaplin, Bill Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon, Fred Goodwins, Bud Jamison, Edna Purviance. Contents: The Bank (18 min.) -- Shanghaied (18 min.) -- A Night in the Show (24 min.) 60 min. 999:376
Information on Chaplin from the Internet Movie Database

Unknown Chaplin
Three-part documentary television series which observes film director Charlie Chaplin's creative processes, using outtakes of filmed rehearsals, and close scrutiny by film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Video/C 1414

CHARLIE CHASE

Becoming Charlie Chase
This collection provides a comprehensive look at the early career of the brilliant director and major movie star, Charley Chase. He transformed the world of screen comedy from slapstick violence into a sophisticated comedy of manners, and laid the groundwork for the modern sitcom. Special features: Audio commentaries by noted film historians ; The Parrott chase, a 45 minute retrospective on the life and career of Charley Chase ; The evolution of a gag, tracing the history of the mirror gag (8 min.) ; The sounds of silence, behind the scenes with the Snark Ensemble on the making of the music for this set ; archival interview with Chase's daughter June Chase Hargis (15 min.) DVD X2008

Disc 1. Charles Parrott at Keystone. Peanuts and bullets (1915, 12:13) -- Love in armor (1915, 13:29) -- Settled at the seaside (1915, 6:32) -- Rent jumpers (1915,11:01) -- Love, loot, and crash (1915, 12:21) -- Versatile villain (1915, 13:00) -- He wouldn't stay down (1915, 14:23) -- Married to order (1920, 16:11)

Disc 2. Charley Chase becomes Jimmy Jump. At first sight (1924, 9:57) -- One of the family (1924, 10:13 -- Just a minute (1924, 12:17) -- Powder and smoke (1924, 9:57) -- Hard knocks (1924, 10:41) -- Don't forget (1924, 2:59) -- Fraidy cat (1924, 10:46) -- Publicity pays (1924, 9:55) -- Young Oldfield (1924, 9:41) -- Stolen goods (1924, 10:30) -- Jeffries, Jr. (1924, 9:27) -- Ten-minute egg (1924, 9:56) -- Seeing Nellie home (1924, 5:43) -- Outdoor pajamas (1924, 8:38) -- Sittin' pretty (1924, 10:15) -- Too many mammas (1924, 9:00) -- Bonus material. Accidental accidents (1924, 2:12)

Disc 3. Jimmy Jump becomes Charley Chase. Poor fish (1924, 9:30) -- Rats knuckles (1925, 9:17) -- Hello baby! (1925, 10:29) -- Fighting fluid (1925, 9:50) -- Should husbands be watched? (1925, 9:34) -- Is marriage the bunk? (1925, 9:54) -- Bad boy (1925, 18:24) -- Big red riding hood (1925, 9:47) -- Looking for Sally (1925, 20:20) -- No father to guide him (1925, 19:09).

Disc 4. Directed by Charley Parrott. Rolling stone (1919, 18:48) -- Flirts (1919, 21:38) -- Dumb bell (1922, 9:23) -- Soft pedal (1922, 9:50) -- Courtship of Miles Sandwich (1923, 19:12) -- Jus' passin' through (1923, 27:05) -- Dear old pal (1923, 9:38)

Charley Chase Comedies, Volume 1 vhs 999:1461

Performer: Charley Chase, Corliss Palmer, William Orlamond, Oliver Hardy (1st work); Charley Chase, Martha Sleeper (2nd work); Charley Chase, Vivian Oakland (3rd work).

Bromo and Juliet (1926, 21 min.)
The Caretaker's Daughter (1925, 19 min.)
Mighty Like a Moose (1926, 20 min.)

Charley Chase Comedies, Volume 2 Video 999:1462

Performer: Charley Chase, Martha Sleeper, Max Davidson, Oliver Hardy, Fred Malatesta (1st work); Charley Chase, Katherine Grant, Gale Henry, Fred De Silva, John Cossar (2nd work); Charley Chase (3rd work).

Long Fliv the King (1926, 21 min.)
His Wooden Wedding (1925, 22 min.)
Crazy Like a Fox (1926, 21 min.)

W.C. FIELDS

W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films.
Digitally restored versions of six short comedies originally produced from 1915 to 1933. This compilation pays tribute to America's cantankerous comedy genius, W. C. Fields. Legendary one-liners and slapstick routines are preserved in these early shorts that chronicle the development of Fields' irascible screen persona. Contents: Pool sharks, director, Edwin Middleton (si., 13 min., 1915) -- Golf specialist, Producer, Louis Brock; director, Monte Brice (sd., 20 min., 1930) -- Dentist, director, Leslie Pearce; producer, Mack Sennett (sd., 22 min., 1930) -- Fatal glass of beer, producer, Mack Sennett; director, Clyde Bruckman (sd., 20 min., 1933) -- Pharmacist, producer, Mack Sennett; director, Arthur Ripley (sd., 20 min., 1933) -- Barber shop, producer Mack Sennett; director, Arthur Ripley (sd., 21 min., 1933). 112 min. total running time. DVD 279; VHS 999:2580

The Bank Dick Dir. Eddie Cline, 1940. DVD 4556; DVD 291; vhs 999:110

International House Dir. Norman McLeod, 1934. DVD 4556

It's a Gift Dir. Eddie Cline, 1940. DVD 4556; DVD 291; vhs 999:110

Man on the Flying Trapeze
Directed by Clyde Bruckman, 1935. 67 min. DVD 7430

My Little Chickadee Dir. Eddie Cline, 1940. DVD 4556; vhs 999:615

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Directed by Edward F. Cline, 1941. 71 min. DVD 7430

The Old Fashioned Way
Directed by William Beaudine, 1934. Cast: W.C. Fields, Baby Leroy, Joe Morrison, Judith Allen, Jack Mulhall. DVD 7430

Poppy
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland, 1936. 67 min. DVD 7430

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Dir. George Marshall, 1939. DVD 4556

You're Telling Me!
Directed by Erle C. Kenton, 1934. 67 min. DVD 7430

BUSTER KEATON

Bibliography of articles and books about Keaton in the UCB Library

Slapstick Encyclopedia

Allez Oop (1934) DVD X3958

The Balloonatic (22 min., 1923) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 293; Video/C 999:911; Video/C 999:908

Battling Butler (71 min., 1926) / directed by Buster Keaton DVD 256

The Blacksmith (17 min., 1922) /written and directed by Buster Keaton and Mal St. Clair. DVD 255; VHS 999:909

Blue Blazes (1936) DVD X3958

The Boat (22 min., 1921) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 135; Video VHS 999:910; VHS 999:1901

The Cameraman DVD 5437; VHS 999:144

The Chemist (1936) DVD X3958

College (65 min., 1927) / directed by James W. Horne DVD 255

Convict 13 (20 min., 1920) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. DVD 113

Cops (18 min., 1922) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 112; VHS 999:909

Daydreams (21 min., 1922) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. DVD 113; DVD 2209 (excerpt)(restored); VHS 999:911

Ditto (1937) DVD X3958

E-Flat Man (1935) DVD X3958

The Electric House (23 min., 1922) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 255; VHS 999:910

The Frozen North (17 min., 1922) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 256; VHS 999:910

The Garage (18 min.) Buster Keaton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle DVD 1722; vhs Video/C 999:1901; Video/C 999:911

The General (75 min., 1926) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman DVD X638; DVD 112; VHS 999:58

Go West (69 min., 1925) / written and directed by Buster Keaton DVD X2043 (music by Bill Frisell); also DVD 254

The Goat (23 min., 1921) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Mal St. Clair DVD 134

The Gold Ghost (1934) DVD X3958

Good Night, Nurse (1921/22) Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline DVD 1722; vhs Video/C 999:912

Grand Slam Opera (1936) DVD X3958

Hard Luck (21 min., 1921) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 255; DVD 2209(restored)

The Haunted House (25 min.,1921) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 256

Hayseed Romance (1935) DVD X3958

The High Sign (21 min., 1921) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD X2043 (music by Bill Frisell); also DVD 253

Jail Bait (1937) DVD X3958

The Love Nest (20 min., 1923) / written and directed by Buster Keaton DVD 135; VHS 999:912; excerpts also on DVD 2209

Love Nest on Wheels (1937) DVD X3958

Mixed Magic (1936) DVD X3958

My Wife's Relations (24 min., 1922) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 134

The Navigator (59 min., 1924) / directed by Buster Keaton and Donald Crisp DVD 135

Neighbors (18 min., 1920) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 293

One Run Elmer (1935) DVD X3958

One Week (19 min.,1920) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD X2043 (music by Bill Frisell); also DVD 253; vhs 999:908

Our Hospitality (74 min.,1923) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and John Blystone DVD 133

Out West (1921/22) DVD 669; DVD 4993; DVD 1722; vhs 999:912

The Paleface (21 min., 1921) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 254 VHS 999:909

Palooka from Paducah (1935) DVD X3958

The Playhouse (23 min., 1921) / written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 112

The Railrodder (25 min., 1965) / Directed by Gerald Potterton and Buster Keaton. DVD 1401

The Saphead (77 min., 1920) / Directed by Herbert Blache DVD 253

The Scarecrow (19 min., 1920) /written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 254

Seven Chances (56 min., 1925) / directed by Buster Keaton DVD 293

Sherlock Jr. (44 min., 1924) / directed by Buster Keaton DVD 133

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (69 min., 1928) / directed by Carl Harbaugh DVD X3948 (2-disc set); DVD 113; vhs 999:181

Tars and Stripes (1935) DVD X3958

Ten Girls Ago (excerpts) DVD 2209

Three Ages (63 min., 1923) / directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline DVD 134; VHS 999:862

Three on a Limb (1935) DVD X3958

The Timid Young Man (1935) DVD X3958
Buster Keaton Collection (1939-1941)
Directed by Jules White, Del Lord. Featuring: Buster Keaton, Elsie Ames, Bud Jamison, Harry Semels, Dorothy Appleby, Monte Collins, Harley Wood, Beatrice Blinn, Ned Glass, Lorna Gragy, Gino Corrado, Matt McHugh, Eddie Fetherston, Don Beddoe, Richard Fiske, Eddie Laughton. Presents ten comedic shorts from the Great Stone Face himself, Buster Keaton. Teamed with the brilliant comediennes Dorothy Appleby and Elsie Ames, Keaton bumbles from one mishap to another, always maintaining his famously blank expression. Contents: Disc One: 1. General nuisance (1941) -- 2. His ex marks the spot (1940) -- 3. Mooching through Georgia (1939) -- 4. Nothing but pleasure (1940) -- 5. Pardon my berth marks (1940) -- 6. Pest from the West (1939) -- Disc Two: 7. She's oil mine (1941) -- 8. So you won't (1941) -- 9. The spook speaks (1940) -- 10. The taming of the snood (1940)-- Special features. 176 min. DVD 5260

Industrial Strength Keaton (1917-1965)
Compiled and directed by Paul E. Gierucki with Bruce Lawton. Presents Buster Keaton in rarely seen gems from the silent and sound eras spanning his career from 1917 through 1965. Through newly remastered shorts, features, forgotten industrial films, promotional films, commercials, live television appearances and outtakes, reveals the continuing artistry of Hollywood's greatest laugh maker. Contents: Disc 1. Archival: The playhouse (1921) -- Character studies (mid-1920s) -- Parlor, bedroom and bath (1931) -- 1 parlor, 5 bedrooms and 6 baths (2005) -- Promotional films: Seeing stars (ca. 1922) -- Voice of Hollywood #10 (1929) -- Hollywood on Parade #A-6 (1932) -- Old Spanish custom (1935) -- Disc 2. Live television: Can of molasses sketch (in) Butcher boy (1917), Ed Wynn show (1949), Ken Murray Show (1952), You asked for it (1957) -- Martha Raye show "The concert" (1956) -- Circus time (1956) -- Commercials: Alka Seltzer (1958, 5 spots) -- Country Club Malt liquor (1958, 3 spots) -- Northwest Orient Airlines (1958) -- Simon Pure Beer (1958, 6 spots) -- Shamrock Oil/outtakes (1959) -- Lessons in living (1960) -- Milky Way (1961) -- Ford Econoline (1963) -- Pure Oil (1965) -- Industrial films: Devil to pay (1960) -- Home owner (1961) -- Triumph of Lester Snapwell (1963). 330 min. DVD 4993

Keaton on TV DVD 2209

Awakening
Life with Buster Keaton:
Excerpts from Haunted house, Gymnasium story, Detective story, Time machine

Keaton Educational Shorts DVD 2209

Allez-oop!
Jail bait

Keaton Commercials DVD 2209

Phillips 66
Shamrock Oil (edited and unedited versions)
Kodak
Simon Pure Beer

HARRY LANGDON

The Chaser 1928. DVD 9788
Films of Harry Langdon, Volume 1 999:1464

Performer: Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent, Alice Ward (1st work); Harry Langdon, Frank Whitson (2nd work)

Saturday Afternoon (27 min., 1926)
Soldier Man (33 min., 1926)

Three's a Crowd 1927. DVD 9788
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His Marriage Wow (with Harry Langdon, Natalie Kingston, 1925, b&w, 20 min.) DVD 9341; also DVD 1313
All Night Long. Producer, Mack Sennett; with Harry Langdon (1924, b&w, 19 min.) DVD 9341; also DVD 1313
Long Pants. Director, Frank Capra; with Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Alma Bennett (1927, col. tinted, 58 min.) DVD 400
Saturday Afternoon. Producer, Mack Sennett; director, Harry Edwards; with Harry Langdon, Alice Ward (1925, b&w, 30 min.). DVD 9341; also DVD 1313; vhs Video/C 999:1464; also Video/C 999:1899
The Strong Man. Directed by Frank Capra (78 min., 1926) DVD 400; vhs 999:1480
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp. Director, Harry Edwards; writer, Frank Capra; with Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Carlton Griffin (1926, col. tinted, 62 min.) Also on : DVD 400

The Harry Langdon Collection. Lost and Found
Harry Langdon's comic persona of the wide-eyed innocent bewildered by the world around him was developed in classic shorts. For many years these films have been lost, damaged, incomplete or otherwise unavailable. Now, thanks to unprecedented collaboration between commercial archives and private collections around the world, what was lost is now found. DVD 9341

Disc 1: Picking peaches (1924, 22 min.) -- Smile please (1924, 19 min.) -- His new Mamma (1924, 15 min.) -- The first 100 years (1924, 21 min.) -- Luck o' the foolish (1924, 21 min.) -- The hansom cabman (1924, 19 min.) Special features: Horace Greeley, Jr. (1925, 23 min.) ; Funny Manns #4 (1961, 9 min.); Funny Manns #68 (1961, 9 min.) ; Catalina, here I come (1927, 17 min.)

Disc 2: All night long (1924, 19 min.) -- Feet of mud (1924, 18 min.) -- The sea squawk (1925, 19 min.) -- Boobs in the wood (1925, 20 min.) -- His marriage wow (1925, 21 min.) -- Plain clothes (1925, 16 min.) -- Remember when (1925, 19 min.) Special features: Lost and found (12 min.) A one-reel Comedy capers digest version of Remember when ; photo gallery.

Disc 3: Lucky stars (1925, 21 min.) -- Saturday afternoon (1926, 27 min.) -- Fiddlesticks (1926, 20 min.) -- Soldier man (1926, 31 min.) -- His first flame (1927, 44 min.) Special features: Short afternoon (11 min.) One reel Pathegrams digest version of Langdon's best known short ; Heart trouble presskit.

Disc 4: Knight duty (1933, 21 min.) -- Hooks and jabs (1933, 19 min.) -- Love, honor and obey (the law) (1935, 22 min.) -- Lost and found (2007, documentary, 75 min.) Special features: Hal Roach announcement ( 1929, 7 min.): This rare short introduces Langdon as the newest "All-Star" on the Lot of Fun ; Voice of Hollywood (1930, 9 min.) Langdon and other stars in an early talkie appearance ; Hollywood on parade, Episode 4 (8 min.): Langdon contributes a brief cameo in this star-studded short ; Home movies (1936, 6 min.) Harry relaxes at home with wife Mael and son Harry Jr. ; Beautifly girls (1942, 3 min.): Langdon sings (or rather, lip-synchs to Cliff Nazarro).

STAN LAUREL

Films of Stan Laurel. Volume 1.
Featuring Stan Laurel, Clarine Seymour, Katherine Grant, George Rowe, Katherine Grant, Noah Young, Eddie Baker, James Finlayson. Contents: Just Rambling Along (1918, 11 min.): Stan follows a pretty girl into a cafeteria and gets into all kinds of trouble. Kill or Cure (1923, 13 min.): Laurel is a salesman for "Knox-all," a patent medicine. The Noon Whistle (1923, 13 min.): Stan plays a goof-off in a furniture factory. White Wings (1923, 14 min.): Laurel tries out a career as a "painless dentist," in order to evade the police. The Miner (aka. Pick and Shovel) (1923, 12 min.): Stan wrecks disaster as a miner but eventually saves a damsel in distress. Oranges and Lemons (1923, 12 min.): Stan as an irritating orange picker creates havoc on the assembly line. Man about Town (1923, 13 min.): Laurel, told by a street car conductor to "follow that women, she'll be taking the same car as you," follows her about town getting into many hilarious situations. Video 999:2730

Films of Stan Laurel. Volume 3.
Featuring Stan Laurel, Blanche Payson, Lillian Roth, Bull Montana, Forrest Stanley, Agnes Ayres, James Finlayson. Contents: West of Hot Dog (1924, 22 min.): Tenderfoot Stan is held up on a stagecoach and later inherits a fortune, but his problem is to keep it. Half a Man (1925, 25 min.): A simple minded nature lover gets into all kinds of trouble aboard ship and finally, after it sinks, finds himself marooned with a beavy of women. On the Front Page (1926, 20 : Stan as a newspaper reporter gets mixed up in a scandal involving a countess. Eve's Love Letters (1927, 21 min.): Eve, the mistress of a mansion, enlists the aid of her butler to foil a blackmailing scheme. Should Tall Men Marry? (1928, 20 min.): Stan's final film as a solo actor finds him on a ranch with a troublesome mule. Video 999:2762

The Stan Laurel Collection: Slapstick Symposium
Disc 1. Oranges and lemons (12 min.); Roughest Africa (21 min.); Frozen hearts (25 min.); The soilers (24 min.); Mother's joy (23 min.); Near Dublin (23 min.); Zeb vs. paprika (22 min.); Postage due (22 min.); Chasing the chaser (11 min.) -- Disc 2. Short kilts (24 min.); West of Hot Dog (22 min.); The snow hawk (20 min.); Navy blue days (20 min.); The sleuth (22 min.); Dr. Pyckle & Mr. Pride (20 min.); Half a man; Yes, yes, Nanette (21 min.). Credits: Eleven of the films produced by Hal Roach, 6 by Joe Rock; production companies include Pathecomedy, Standard Cinema Corp.; directors include George Jeske, Ralph Ceder, Jay A. Howe, Percy Pembroke and Stan Laurel; music, Neil Brand. Originally released as silent motion pictures between 1923 and 1925. DVD 3559

The Stan Laurel Collection: Slapstick Symposium
A collection of 21 silent comedy shorts produced between 1918 and 1926 starring Stan Laurel, Larry Semon, Tom Kennedy, Katherine Grant, Jimmy (i.e. James) Finlayson, Sammy Brooks, George Rowe, William Gillespie, Marie Mosquini, Eddie Baker, Jack Ackroyd, Mark Jones, Ena Gregory, May Laurel. Contents: Huns and hyphens (1918, 19 min.) / directed by Larry Semon -- Just rambling along (1918, 9 min.) / directed by Hal Roach -- Frauds and frenzies (1918, 21 min.) / directed by Larry Semon -- Do you love your wife? (1919, 13 min.) / directed by Hal Roach -- Hustling for health (1919, 12 min.) / directed by Frank Terry -- The egg (1922, 22 min.) ; Mud and sand (1922, 29 min.) / directed by Gilbert Pratt -- The noon whistle (1923, 11 min.) ; White wings (1923, 11 min.) ; Under two jags (1923, 11 min.) ; Pick and shovel (1923, 13 min.) / directed by George Jeske -- Kill or cure (1923, 13 min.) / directed by Scott Pembroke -- Short orders (1923, 12 min.) / directed by Scott Pembroke, Hal Roach -- A man about town (1923, 12 min.) / directed by George Jeske -- Smithy (1924, 24 min.) / directed by George Jeske, Hal Roach -- Rupert of Hee Haw (1924, 23 min.) ; Mandarin mix-up (1924, 21 min.) / directed by Scott Pembroke -- Detained (1924, 14 min.) ; Somewhere in wrong (1925, 22 min.) ; Pie-eyed (1925, 20 min.) / directed by Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock -- Get 'em young (1926, 23 min.) / directed by Fred Guiol, Stan Laurel. 361 min. DVD 9787

LAUREL AND HARDY

Along Came Auntie (1926) DVD X314
Angora Love (1929) DVD X325
Another Fine Mess (1930) DVD X6729; DVD 6031; DVD X306; vhs 999:1309
Any Old Port! (1932) DVD X6729; DVD X321
The Avalon Boys (1937) DVD X6729
Bacon Grabbers (1929) DVD X325
Battle of the Century (1927) DVD 358; DVD 1315; DVD X324; also VHS 999:1903
Be Big! (1931) DVD X6729; DVD 6016; DVD X323
Beau Hunks (1931) DVD X6729; DVD X309
Below Zero (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X316
Berth Marks (1929) DVD X6729; DVD X311
Big Business (1929) DVD 269; DVD X317
The Big Noise (1944) DVD 5661
Block-Heads (1939) DVD X312
Blotto (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X323
The Bohemian Girl (1936) DVD X6729; DVD X314
Brats (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X310; DVD X326; vhs 999:1314
Busy Bodies (1933) DVD X6729; DVD 6031; DVD X319; vhs 999:1308
Los Calaveras (1931) DVD X6729; DVD X323
Call of the Cuckoo (1927) DVD X317
Les Carottiers (1931) DVD X6729; DVD X315
Chickens Come Home (1931) DVD X6729; DVD X313
The Chimp (1932) DVD X6729; DVD X322
A Chump at Oxford (1940) DVD X306; vhs 999:3832
Come Clean (1931) DVD X6729; DVD X313
County Hospital (1932) DVD 6031; DVD X307; vhs 999:1307
Dirty Work (1933) DVD X319
Do Detectives Think? (1927) DVD X325
Double Whoopee (1929) DVD X319
Duck Soup (1927) DVD X317
Early to Bed (1928) DVD X313
The Finishing Touch (1928) DVD X319
The Fixer Uppers (1935) DVD X6729; DVD X315
Fluttering Hearts (1927) DVD X326
Flying Elephants (1928) DVD X322
45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) DVD 4322; DVD X318
From Soup to Nuts (1928) DVD X306
(Going) Bye Bye (1934) DVD X325; vhs 999:1309
Great Guns (1941) DVD 5662
Habeas Corpus (1928) DVD X325
Helpmates (1932)DVD X6729; DVD X309; 999:1307
Hinter Schloss und Riegel (1931) DVD X326
Hog Wild (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X319; vhs 999:1307
The Hoose-Gow (1929) DVD X6729; DVD X324; vhs 999:3311
Jitterbugs (1943) DVD 5660
Ladrones (1930) DVD X317
Laughing Gravy (1931) DVD X315
The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X311
Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) DVD X307
Liberty (1929) DVD X325
The Live Ghost (1934) DVD X6729; DVD X321
Love 'Em and Weep (1927) DVD X313
Lucky Dog (1921) DVD 6016
March of the Wooden Soldiers (Babes in Toyland) (1934) DVD 6015
Me and My Pal (1933) DVD X309; vhs 999:1307
Men O'War (1929) DVD X6729; DVD X321
The Midnight Patrol (1933)DVD X325
The Music Box (1932) DVD X6729; DVD 6031; DVD X319; vhs 999:1308
Night Owls (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X317
Noche de duendes (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X311
Oliver the Eighth (1934) DVD X6729; DVD X311
On the Loose (1931) DVD X314
On the Wrong Trek (1936) DVD X318
One Good Turn (1931) DVD X6729; DVD X308; vhs 999:1309
Our Relations (1936) DVD X6729; DVD X310
Our Wife (1931) DVD X309
On the Wrong Trek (1936) DVD X6729; DVD X318
Pack Up Your Troubles (1932) DVD X6729; DVD X320; vhs 999:3833
A Perfect Day (1929) DVD X6729; DVD X307; vhs 999:1314
Politiquerías (1931) DVD X6729; DVD X313
Putting Pants on Philip (1927) DVD X320
Sailors Beware (1927) DVD X321
Saps at Sea (1940) DVD X6729; DVD X316; vhs 999:3785
Scram (1932) DVD X6729; DVD X317; vhs 999:1309
The Second Hundred Years (1927) DVD 369; DVD X317; vhs 999:3131
Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) DVD 2869; DVD X312
Slipping Wives (1927) DVD X315
Sons of the Desert (1933) DVD X6729; DVD 6031; DVD X318
Sugar Daddies (1927) DVD X313
Swiss Miss (1938) DVD X6729; DVD X322; vhs 999:3831
Them Thar Hills (1934) DVD X6729; DVD X307
That's My Wife (1929) DVD 274; DVD X314; vhs 999:1472
Their First Mistake (1932) DVD X6729; DVD X320; vhs 999:1314
Their Purple Moment (1928) DVD X318
They Go Boom (1929) DVD X6729; DVD X307
Thicker Than Water (1935) DVD X6729; DVD X308
Thundering Fleas (1926)DVD X326
Tiembla y Titubea (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X316
Tit for Tat (1935) DVD X307
Towed in a Hole (1932) DVD X6729; DVD X321; vhs 999:1308
Twice Two (1933) DVD X6729; DVD X310; vhs 999:1314
Two Tars (1928) DVD X321; vhs 999:1471
Unaccustomed As We Are (1929) DVD X6729; DVD 275; DVD 272; DVD X312
Utopia (Atoll K.) (1950) DVD 6014
La Vida nocturna (1930) DVD X6729; DVD X323
Way Out West (1937) DVD X6729; DVD X308; vhs 999:84
We Faw Down (1928) DVD X318
Why Girls Love Sailors (1927) DVD 358; DVD X321; VHS 999:3132
With Love and Hisses (1928) DVD 2869; DVD X312
Wrong Again (1929) DVD X325; DVD 273
You're Darn Tootin' (1928) DVD X316

Note: for more titles, see collections below on DVD.

Laurel and Hardy and the Family (1929-1933)
Featuring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Baldwin Cooke, Mae Busch, Lois Laurel. Contents: Brats -- Perfect Day -- Their First Mistake -- Twice Two. Running a household can be hilarious when Laurel & Hardy are part of the family, as these four classic comedies prove. First, Stan and Ollie attempt to take care of their kids in Brats. In Perfect Day, Stan and Ollie face off against their wives, a grouchy uncle and a problem Model T. In Their First Mistake, the boys decide to adopt a baby. And an anniversary dinner turns into disaster for the pair in Twice Two. Includes bonus package of rare home movie footage and photographs of Laurel & Hardy at work and play, collected and narrated by Stan's daughter, Lois Laurel. 85 min. 999:1314

Laurel and Hardy at Work (1932-1933)
Featuring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy. Contents: Towed in a Hole -- Busy Bodies -- The Music Box (29 min.) In Towed in a Hole the two fish peddlers decide to catch their own fish, so they buy an old boat at a junk yard and fix it up. In Busy Bodies the boys are working in a sawmill where they are continuously cleaning up their own messes. In the Academy Award-winning film The Music Box Stan and Ollie try to haul a piano up a long, long, tremendous flight of steps. Includes rare home movie footage and photographs of the boys at work and play collected and narrated by Stan's daughter, Lois Laurel. 75 min. 999:1308

Laurel and Hardy: The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy

The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy: Volume 1: Big business / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson (1929, 21 min.) -- Do detectives think? / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Noah Young (1927, 24 min.) -- Call of the cuckoo / Max Davidson, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, James Finlayson (1927, 18 min.) -- The Finishing touch / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy (1928, 21 min.) -- On the front page / Stan Laurel, Lillian Roth, Bull Montana (1926, 23 min.) -- Hustling for health / Stan Laurel, Bud Jamison, Frank Terry (1918, 15 min.). Big business: Classic tale of door-to-door Christmas tree salesmen. Do detectives think? Hilarious happenings with dumb dicks on the loose. Call of the cuckoo: Hoping to escape "cuckoo" neighbors, Papa Gimpelwart buys a new house, but the old neighbors show up at the housewarming. Finishing touch: Laurel and Hardy build a house which collapses under the weight of a bird. On the front page: Early comedy shows developing character of "Stan." Hustling for health: Extremely rare Hal Roach comedy shows Stan's earliest work. DVD 269

The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy: Volume 2: Contents: Double whoopee / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow (1929, 20 min.) -- Early to bed / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, (1928, 20 min.) -- Angora love / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Hall, Edgar Kennedy (1929, 20 min.) -- Sugar daddies / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson (1927, 19 min.) -- Roughest Africa / Stan Laurel, James Finlayson (1923, 24 min.) -- Oranges and lemons / Stan Laurel, Katherine Grant (1923, 15 min.). Double whoopee: A hotel footman and doorman are mistaken for visiting royalty, creating havoc for the guests. Early to bed: Ollie inherits a fortune and hires Stan as a butler. Angora love: A goat falls in love with Stan. Sugar daddies: A hysterical comedy with Stan in drag to elude a marriage racket. Roughest Africa: A funny satire on jungle reality pictures. Oranges and lemons: Extremely rare one-reeler features Stan as an irritating orange picker. DVD 270

The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy: Volume 3: Contents: Liberty / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow (1929, 20 min.) -- We faw down / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1928, 21 min.) -- Bromo and Juliet / Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy (1926, 24 min.) -- The lucky dog / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1919?, 24 min.) -- Along came auntie / Oliver Hardy, Glenn Tryon (1926, 24 min.) -- Love 'em and weep / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1927, 24 min.). Liberty: Two jailbirds escape from prison, take refuge in a construction elevator and find themselves high above the city. We faw down: The boys help two ladies in distress and the wives put them in distress when caught! Bromo and Juliet: Two drunken actors play in a comedic rendition of Romeo and Juliet. The lucky dog: Ollie plays the role of a robber holding up Stan. Along came auntie: Babe is the "first husband," in this funny drawing room comedy. Love'em and weep: Rare original silent version of 1930's talkie "Chickens come home," in which future mayor Hardy is threatened with blackmail so he sends his pal Laurel to handle the blackmailer. DVD 271

The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy: Volume 4: Contents: They go boom! / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Hall (1929, sd., 20 min.) -- Their purple moment / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1928, si., 21 min.) -- Bacon grabbers / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow, Edgar Kennedy (1929, sd., 20 min.) -- Should sailors marry? / Oliver Hardy, Clyde Cook (1925, si., 22 min.) -- Unaccustomed as we are / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd (1929, sd., 18 min.) -- On the wrong trek / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Rosina Lawrence (1936, sd., 19 min.). They go boom!: Ollie has a cold and Stan "helps" him treat his ailment. Their purple moment: The Boys sneak off to a nightclub but the wives grabbed their money. Bacon grabbers: Stan and Ollie are process servers trying to repossess a radio (First time released with original sound discs). Unaccustomed as we are: The silent version of the first Laurel and Hardy talkie. On the wrong trek: Charlie, his wife and mother-in-law set out for California on vacation. DVD 272

The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy: Volume 5: Contents: Wrong again / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1929, si., 20 min.) -- Habeas corpus / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1929, sd., 21 min.) -- Duck soup / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1927, si., 20 min.) -- Fluttering hearts / Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy (1927, si., 22 min.) -- Leave 'em laughing / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1928, si., 19 min.) -- Short kilts / Stan Laurel, James Finlayson (1924, si., 21 min.). Wrong again: Stan and Ollie confuse a lost painting with a plug horse. Habeas corpus: A mad scientist hires Stan and Ollie to steal a corpse from the graveyard. (First release of Vitaphone sound-on-disc version). Duck soup: The Boys hide out in a mansion and pretend to be the owner and his maid. (Long thought lost but re-discovered in 1980's). Fluttering hearts: Hysterical comedy finds Charley outwitting drunken Babe. Leave 'em laughing: Babe takes Stan to the dentist but they both get the gas. Short kilts: Story of a Scot in love and loaded with "cheap" jokes. DVD 273

The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy: Volume 6: Contents: That's my wife / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1929, sd., 20 min.) -- Flying elephants / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson (1928, si., 20 min.) -- Putting pants on Philip / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1928, si., 20 min.) -- Crazy like a fox / Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy (1926, si., 23 min.) -- The soilers / Stan Laurel, James Finlayson (1923, si., 10 min.) -- 45 minutes from Hollywood / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Glenn Tryon (1926, si., 20 min.). That's my wife: Stan is hilarious in drag as Babe's estranged wife. Flying elephants: Stan and Ollie are cave men competing for the same girl. Putting pants on Philip: Cousin Babe is determined to get visiting Scot Stan our of kilts and into pants and away from girls. Crazy like a fox: Charley pretends to be nuts to escape a pre-arranged marriage. The soilers: Famous Laurel parody of the Yukon tale, "The spoilers." 45 minutes from Hollywood: The first-ever Hal Roach film in which both Laurel and Hardy appeared. DVD 274

The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy: Volume 7: Contents: Unaccustomed as we are / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy (1929, sd., 21 min.) -- Should married men go home? / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy (1928, si., 22 min.) -- Mixed nuts / Jack Barty, Billy Nelson (1934, sd., 18 min.) -- Sailors beware / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin (1927, si., 26 min.) -- Double whoopee / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Harlow (1929, sd., 19 min.) -- With love and hisses / Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson (1927, si., 24 min.). Unaccustomed as we are: Stan and Ollie's first "all-talking' picture. Should married men go home? A game of golf with two Babes turns into a riot. Mixed nuts: An "all-star" musical comedy spoofing FDR's New Deal. Sailors beware: Stan is shanghaied aboard Hardy's cruise ship. Double whoopee: "All-talking" version of the great Laurel and Hardy classic in which a hotel footman and doorman are mistaken for visiting royalty, causing havoc among the guests. With love and hisses: Beautifully tinted original print of early Laurel and Hardy team which finds the Boys in the Army, causing trouble for Jimmie Finlayson. DVD 274

The Oliver Hardy Collection: Slapstick Symposium (1922-1926)
Better known as the rotund half of the classic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, Oliver Hardy had an early career as a solo silent comic. This collection of 8 silent comedy shorts reveals the evolution of Hardy's comic mastery as well as showcasing many lesser-known stars of the slapstick era. Cast: Oliver Hardy, Larry Semon, Bobby Ray, Vivian Oakand, Stan Laurel, Glenn Tryon, Mildred June, Clyde Cook. Contents: The Show, directors, Larry Semon, Norman Taurog (1922, 25 min.) -- Stick Around, director, Ward Hayes (1925, 24 min.) -- Along Came Auntie, director, Fred Guiol, Richard Wallace (1926, 23 min.) -- 45 minutes from Hollywood, director Fred Guiol (1926, 21 min.) -- Crazy to Act, director, Earl Rodney (1927, 25 min.) -- The Sawmill, directors, Larry Semon, Norman Taurog (1921, 25 min.) -- Should Sailors Marry? directors, James Parrott, Jess Robbins (1925, 18 min.) -- Hop To It! director, Ted Burnstein (1925, 23 min.) Total: 184 min. DVD 4322
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MAX LINDER

The Comedy of Max Linder (1905-1913)
Max learns to skate (1905) -- Max gets stuck up (1906) -- Max takes a bath (1906) -- Legend of Ponchinella (1906) -- His first cigar (1907) -- Max's hat (1908) -- Max and the lady doctor = Max et la doctoresse (1909) / scene de Max Linder -- Max fears the dogs = Max a peur des chiens / scene de Max Linder (1909) -- Max and the Quinquina (1911) -- Max and the statue = Max et la statue (1912) -- Max and his mother-in-law (1912) -- Max, jongleur par amour = Juggling for love (1912) -- Max and his dog (1912) -- Max plays at drama (1913). These early short silent comic films capture the zany innovations of Max Linder, the comic who inspired Charlie Chaplin. Over a dozen shorts show Max fighting against a world heavy with comic possibilities. From ice skates to fly paper, Max struggles just to get a grip on things. 999:1920

Laugh with Max Linder
Features films by Max Linder, a French pioneer of silent film considered by some to be the first film comedian of world stature. In the feature film Seven years bad luck, Max breaks a mirror and has a really bad day. The disc also includes four comedy shorts and an excerpt from his second American feature Be my Wife, and some candid footage of Linder with Maurice Tourneur. Contents: Seven Years Bad Luck / written, produced, and directed by Max Linder ; starring Max Linder (1921, 62 min.) -- Troubles of a Grasswidower (aka, Max reprend sa liberté) (1912, 10 min.) -- Love's surprises (1912?) -- Max takes a picture (aka, Max fait de la photo) (1913) -- Max sets the style (aka, Max lance la mode) (1912) -- Be my wife (excerpt) (1921) -- Boxing with Maurice Tourneur. DVD X1997 Seven years bad luck was produced by Robertson-Cole; Be my wife was produced by Goldwyn; the short films were produced by Pathe Frères.

HAROLD LLOYD

Among Those Present (1921) 35 min. DVD 4683; DVD 4324
The Chef (1919) 999:581
The Cinema Director (1916) 999:581
For Heaven's Sake. (1926) 58 min. DVD 4683
Get Out and Get Under (1920) 25 min. DVD 4683
Girl Shy (1924) 999:1456
Haunted Spooks (1920) 25 min. DVD 4683
High and Dizzy (1920) 26 min. 999:1453
Hot Water (1924)60 min. DVD 4683
I Do (1921)25 min. DVD 4683
I'm On My Way (1919) 12 min. 999:1453, 999:581
Movie crazy (1932) 96 min. DVD 4683
Never Weaken (1921) 22 min. DVD 4683; DVD 4324; also vhs 999:1453
Number Please? (1920) 25 min. DVD 4683; also on DVD 1609
Safety Last (1923) 70 min. DVD 6208; vhs 999:1501
Sailor-made man (1921) 47 min. DVD 4683; also vhs 999:1460
Speedy (1928) 86 min. DVD 4683; also vhs 999:1460
Two Gun Gussie (1918) 999:581

Harold Lloyd's Comedy Classics (Silent, 1916-1919)
Directed by Harold Lloyd, featuring Lloyd, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels. Contents: The Chef (1919) -- The Cinema Director (1916) -- Two Gun Gussie (1918) -- I'm on My Way (1919). 51 min. 999:581
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Harold Lloyd Collection: Slapstick Symposium (1918-1922)
Directors, Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer, Harold Lloyd, Frank Terry. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend, Noah Young, Roy Brooks, Snub Pollard, Bebe Daniels. Silent comedian Harold Lloyd sold more tickets than Chaplin and Keaton - and any other silent comedian in the 1920s. This collection includes 7 of his short films and 1 feature film (Grandma's boy) covering the period between 1919-1922. Contents: Grandma's boy (1922, 61 min.) -- Number, please (1920, 25 min.) -- I do (1921, 22 min.) -- Just neighbors (1919, 14 min.) -- Are crooks dishonest? (1918, 14 min.) -- His royal slyness (1920, 25 min.) -- Bumping into Broadway (1919, 23 min.) -- An Eastern Westerner (1920, 23 min.). 208 total minutes. DVD 3160

Harold Lloyd Collection: Slapstick Symposium, Volume 2 (1918-1921)
Presents 10 silent film shorts starring silent comic actor Harold Lloyd. Lloyd was most famous for his aerial acrobatics, but he crafted the persona of an endearing Everyman, whose pluck and determination rescued him from life's pitfalls. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Snub Pollard, Roy Brooks, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe. Contents: Disc 1. Two Gun Gussie, director, Hal Roach (1918, 10 min.) -- City Slicker, director, Hal Roach (1918, 11 min.) -- Non-Stop Kid, director, Hal Roach (1918, 12 min.) -- Ring Up the Curtain, director, Hal Roach (1919, 12 min.) -- Captain Kidd's kids, director, Hal Roach (1920, 22 min.) -- From Hand to Mouth, director, Alfred Goulding (1920, 21 min.) -- Disc 2. High and Dizzy, director, Hal Roach (1920, 27 min.) -- Never Weaken, directors, Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor (1921, 24 min.) -- Among Those Present, director, Fred Newmeyer (1921, 39 min.) -- Now or Never, directors, Hal Roach, Fred Newmeyer (1921, 40 min.) DVD 4324

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection. Volume 1 (1919-1936)
Eight feature films starring silent screen comedian Harold Lloyd. Contents: Disc one. Safety last! (1923, 73 min.) -- An eastern westerner (1920, 24 min.) -- Ask father (1919, 13 min.) -- Girl shy (1924, 80 min.) -- From hand to mouth (1919, 22 min.) -- Disc 2. The cat's paw (1934, 102 min.) -- The Milky Way (1936, 88 min.) -- Why worry? (1923, 63 min.). DVD 6208

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection. Volume 2
Harold Lloyd's genius is brought to life with this collection of films. Contains 9 groundbreaking comedies. Contents: Disc 1. The kid brother (1927, 82 min.) -- Bumping into Broadway (1919, 26 min.) -- The freshman (1925, 76 min.) -- Bill Blazes, Esq. (1919, 13 min.) -- Disc 2. Dr. Jack (1922, 60 min.) -- Feet first (1930, 91 min.) -- Grandma's boy (1922, 56 min.) -- Now or never (1921, 36 min.) -- High and dizzy (1920, 26 min.). DVD 6208

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection. Volume 3
Featuring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Nalston, Walter James, Leo Willis, Brooks Benedict, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend, Wallace Howe. Features eleven groundbreaking comedies by the silent film comic genius Harold Lloyd and many incredible never-before-seen bonus features. Special features: (Disc 1): Commentary by Harold Lloyd's granddaughter, author Annette D'Agostiono Lloyd and director Richard Correll ; production galleries. (Disc 2): Featurette "Greenacres," production galleries. Contents: Disc 1: Speedy (86 min.) -- Never Weaken (29 min.) -- Haunted Spooks ( 25 min.) -- Hot Water (60 min.) -- Disc 2, Side A. Movie crazy (96 min.) -- Get out and get under (25 min.) -- For heaven's sake (58 min.) -- Disc 2, Side B. Number please (25 min.) -- Sailor-made man (47 min.) --- Among those present (35 min.) -- I do (25 min.) DVD 4683

THE MARX BROTHERS

Animal Crackers
Neerman, Victor (1930) DVD 5581; DVD 82; vhs 999:105
Cocoanuts
Santley, J. & Florey, R. (1929) DVD 5581; vhs 999:1137
Duck Soup
McCarey, Leo (1933) DVD 5581; DVD 80; vhs 999:128
Day at the Races
Wood, Sam (1937) 999:1136
Horse Feathers
McLeod, Norman (1932) DVD 5581; DVD 81; vhs 999:404
Monkey Business
McLeod, Nomran Z. (1931) DVD 5581; DVD 3946; vhs 999:1105
Night at the Opera
Wood, Sam (1935) 999:1106
Room Service
Seiter, William A. (1938) 999:1110

MABEL NORMAND

Mack Sennett Comedies, Vol. II

Mabel Normand Comedies, Volume 2 999:1463

Performer: Mabel Normand, John Bunny, Alec B. Francis (1st work); Mabel Normand (2nd work); Barney Oldfield, Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling (3rd work); Roscoe Arbuckle, Mabel Normand (4th work); Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling (5th work).

Troublesome Secretaries = Troublesome Secretary (1911, 10 min.)
Mabel's New Hero (1913, 11 min.)
Mabel Saves Her Darlings = Cohen Saves the Flag (1913, 12 min.)
Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (1913, 13 min.)
Fatty and the Bathing Beauties = Mabel's New Hero (1913, 11 min.)
Muddled in Mud = A Muddy Romance (1913, 10 min.).

MACK SENNETT

Slapstick Encyclopedia
Chaplin Keystones Video/C 999:999:1465 and 999:1466
Films of Harry Langdon
Mabel Normand Comedies, Volume 2
W.C. Fields: 6 Short Films

Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) DVD 65

Mack Sennett Biographs Video/C 999:1454

Happy Jack, a Hero (Mack Sennett, Joseph Graybill, Frank Powell)
Turning the Tables (Stephanie Longfellow, Joseph Graybill)
The Villain Foiled ( Blanche Sweet, Joseph Graybill)
The Baron (Mabel Normand, Dell Hendenson, Joseph Graybill)
The Manicure Lady (Mack Sennett, Vivian Prescott, Eddie Dillon)
A Dash Through the Clouds (Mabel Normand, Fred Mace)

Mack Sennett Comedies, Vol I Video/C 999:96

Performers: Ben Turpin, Chester Conklin, Keystone Cops.

The Eyes Have It (1928)
The Cannonball (1916)
The Desperate Scoundrel (1916)
Pride of Pikeville (1927)

Mack Sennett Comedies, Volume II Video/C 999:97

Performers: Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand.

Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)
Mabel, Fatty and the Law (1915)
Fatty's Tin-type Tangle (1915)
Our Congressman (1924)

Mack Sennett Director. Volume 1 Video/C 999:2652

The manicure lady / with Mack Sennett, Vivian Prescott, Edward Dillon (1911)
The villain foiled / with Mack Sennett (1911)
The baron / with Dell Henderson, Joseph Graybill, Mabel Normand (1911) -- A Spanish dilemma / with Fred Mace, Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand (1912)
Hot stuff / with Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson (1912)
Oh, those eyes! / with Mabel Normand, Dell Henderson, Edward Dillon (1912)
Help! Help! / with Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, Edward Dillon, Dell Henderson (1912)
The brave hunter / with Mack Sennett, Dell Henderson, Mabel Normand, William J. Butler (1912)
The fickle Spaniard / with Mabel Normand, William J. Butler, Fred Mace, Claire McDowell (1912).

Mack Sennett Director. Volume 2 Video/C 999:2653

The furs / with Dell Henderson, Mabel Normand, Kate Bruce, Mack Sennett (1912)
Helen's marriage / with Mabel Normand, Edward Dillon, Grace Henderson (1912)
Tomboy Bessie / with Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Kate Toncray, William J. Butler (1912)
Katchem Kate / with Mabel Normand (1912)
Neighbors / with Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, William J. Butler (1912)
A dash through the clouds / with Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Philip Parmalee (1912)
The tourist / with Charles H. West, Mabel Normand, William J. Butler, Grace Henderson (1912)
What the doctor ordered / with Mack Sennett, Kate Toncray, Mabe Normand, Jack Pickford, Edward Dillon (1912)
The tragedy of a dress suit / with Dell Henderson, Mabel Normand, Edward Dillon (1912)
The fickle Spaniard / with Mabel Normand, William J. Butler, Fred Mace, Claire McDowell (1912).

JACQUES TATI

Mon Oncle (1958)
Directed by Jacques Tati. A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world. 110 min. DVD 895; VHS 999:1094
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Les Vacances de M. Hulot) (1953)
Directed by Jacques Tati. Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort where Jacques Tati's famous character Mr. Hulot has gone on vacation. Principally visual humor; soundtrack is mostly ambient sound. 86 min. DVD 894; VHS 999:1
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Playtime (1967)
Directed by Jacques Tati. A group of American tourists arrive in Paris, only to find that the city is indistinguishable from any other big city. Endless comedies ensue however, when the path of Monsieur Hulot (Tati) crosses that of the group. 120 min. DVD 893; VHS 999:1500
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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