AL CHRISTIE STUDIOS
Another influential major comedy studio ranking behind Sennett and Roach, with greater emphasis on wacky, situational humor. Featuring Bobby Vernon, Neil Burns, Jimmy Adams, Billy Dooley, and Jack Duffy. Clips include TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE, AIR TIGHT, THE DAFFY DILL, BEAUTY ALA MUD, CAMPUS CUTIES and CHICKEN FEATHERS.
At one time this wildly eccentric comic ranked only behind Charlie Chaplin in popularity. Also featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Clips include THE GROCERY CLERK, FRAUDS AND FRENZIES, GOLF and THE CLOUDHOPPER.
The top second bananas of the era! Featuring Eric Campbell, Bud Duncan, Wallace Lupino, George Rowe, Bud Jamison, Snub Pollard, Joe Roberts, Vernon Dent and Al St. John. Clips include THE CURE, THE STAR BOARDER, HELLO SAILOR, POST NO BILLS, DON'T SHOVE, THICK AND THIN, NEIGHBORS, THE BEST MAN and THE WAITERS BALL.
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!
Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes
“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