Profiling the smaller, independent studios. Featuring Poodles Hanneford, Carter deHaven, Billy West, Max Linder and Billy Franey. Clips include HELP WANTED, CHRISTMASTIME, HIS DAY OUT, MAX AND THE QUINQUINA, THE WATER PLUG and HEAVY LOVE.
GREAT GAGS 3
Great gags from Comedy's Greatest Era! Featuring Bobby Vernon, Buster Keaton, Slim Summerville, Snub Pollard, Poodles Hanneford, Charley Chase, Jack Duffy and Clem Beauchamp. Clips include SHORT SOCKS, THE GOAT, A HORSE ON BARNEY, IT'S A GIFT, HELP WANTED, ACCIDENTAL ACCIDENTS, WIRELESS LIZZY and HOT LIGHTNING.
These funnymen risked their lives for laughs. Featuring Al St. John, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Monty Banks, Harold LLoyd, Lupino Lane and Larry Semon. Clips include SPECIAL DELIVERY, THE BUTCHER BOY, THE PALEFACE, PAY OR MOVE, PLAY SAFE, ASK FATHER, HIS PRIVATE LIFE and THE GROCERY CLERK.
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