HAL ROACH STUDIO
The man who developed a sophisticated comic method alongside the madness. Featuring Charley Chase, Our Gang, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Paul Parrott, Will Rogers, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Snub Pollard and Harold Lloyd. Clips include ASK FATHER, IT'S A GIFT, NUMBER PLEASE, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, DON'T PARK THERE, COLLARS AND CUFFS, PASTE AND PAPER, BE YOUR AGE and BAD BOY.
THE COMEDY CHASE
Madcap chases that will leave you breathless! Featuring The Keystone Cops, Buster Keaton, Larry Semon, Harold Lloyd, Billy Bevan, Chester Conklin and Little Moritz. Clips include THE BATH-CHAIR MAN, WANDERING WILLIES, THE CANNONBALL, NUMBER PLEASE, CIRCUS TODAY, THE GOAT and THE SHOW.
Good help is impossible with these clowns! Featuring A Ton of Fun, Stan Laurel, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Ben Turpin, Charlie Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Harry Gribbon and Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include OLD TIN SIDES, KILL OR CURE, SMILE PLEASE, CIRCUS TODAY, ICE COLD COCOS, ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH, THE FLOORWALKER, A SUBMARINE PIRATE, THE HALFBACK OF NOTRE DAME and SOMEBODY'S FAULT.
Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes
THE SLAPHAPPY COLLECTION showcases the wildest and most outrageous laughs from Comedy's Greatest Era! Produced for PBS and syndicated around the world, the SlapHappy series includes over 400 clips of the funniest work of 75 famous and forgotten screen clowns.
Each episode includes superb quality clips, rare stills, anecdotal narration, sound effects, and a hot jazz score from the acclaimed Stomp Off Records!
SlapHappy showcases dozens of silent comedies in a peppy, highly watchable format that makes the viewer want to see more.” Film Reviewer Leonard Maltin
"Anyone who has laughed at the work of Chaplin or Keaton now has a chance to dig a little deeper. The SlapHappy Collection makes an informative and entertaining starting point." Turner Classic Movies