STAN AND OLLIE: BEFORE 'THE BOYS'
The early, solo comedies of the world's greatest comedy team. Also featuring Billy West, Larry Semon, Mark Jones, Bobby Ray, James Finlayson, Charley Chase and Clyde Cook. Clips include THE BATTLE ROYAL, THE HOBO, HUSTLING FOR HEALTH, THE LUCKY DOG, THE SAWMILL, COLLARS AND CUFFS, STICK AROUND, SMITHY, MARRIED TO ORDER, BE YOUR AGE, THE SLEUTH, DR. PYCKLE AND DR. PRIDE and WANDERING PAPAS.
From the battlefront to the homefront, knockabout humor at its finest. Featuring A Ton of Fun, Harry Langdon, Billy Bevan, Harold Lloyd, Clyde Cook, Lloyd Hamilton and Larry Semon. Clips include HEAVY PARADE, ALL NIGHT LONG, GIDDAP, NUMBER PLEASE, STARVATION BLUES, CAREFUL PLEASE and HORSESHOES.
Memorable female comics and their inspired antics. Featuring Mabel Normand, Louise Fazenda, Dorothy DeVore, Colleen Moore, Gale Henry, Miss Fatty, Anita Garvin, Martha Sleeper and Madeline Hurlock. Clips include THE WATER NYMPH, FATTY MABEL AND THE LAW, GENTLEMEN OF NERVE, WHAT HAPPENED TO ROSA, DIZZY DAISY, HOLD YOUR BREATH, ELLA CINDERS, HIS WOODEN WEDDING, MISS FATTY'S SEASIDE LOVERS, FANDANGO, BAD BOY and CIRCUS TODAY.
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