This oddly named company was a major producer and distributor of silent comedies. Featuring Cliff Bowes, Louise Fazenda, Clyde Cook, Al St. John, Lupino Lane, Wallace Lupino, Jimmy Adams and Lloyd Hamilton. Clips include SERVED HOT, DIZZY DAISY, MISFIT, FATTY AND MABLE ADRIFT, STUPID BUT BRAVE, FANDANGO, SEA SCAMPS, MEET THE FOLKS And CAREFUL PLEASE.
One of the most talented and versatile clowns of the era. Also featuring Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Billy West, Snub Pollard, Our Gang and Paul Parrott. Clips include BIG RED RIDING HOOD, THE CARETAKER'S DAUGHTER, DOUGH AND DYNAMITE, LOVE LOOT AND CRASH, THE CANNON BALL, PLAYMATES, BLOW 'EM UP, DOGS OF WAR, THE FRAIDY CAT and POST NO BILLS.
Many of the comedy greats had their beginnings on the stage. Featuring Lupino Lane, Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Bert Williams, Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton. Clips include BE MY KING, THE RINK, DR. PYCKLE AND MR. PRIDE, SALLY OF THE SAWDUST, THE ROPIN' FOOL, NATURAL BORN GAMBLER, SATURDAY AFTERNOON and COPS.
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
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