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The Villain Still Pursued Her
The Villain Still Pursued Her
Actors: Billy Gilbert, Anita Louise, Margaret Hamilton, Alan Mowbray, Richard Cromwell
Director: Edward F. Cline
Genres: Comedy
NR     2004     1hr 6min

No Description Available. Genre: Feature Film-Comedy Rating: NR Release Date: 21-DEC-2004 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Billy Gilbert, Anita Louise, Margaret Hamilton, Alan Mowbray, Richard Cromwell
Director: Edward F. Cline
Creators: Lucien Ballard, Arthur Hilton, Harold B. Franklin, Elbert Franklin, Ethel La Blanche
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Classic Comedies
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/21/2004
Original Release Date: 10/11/1940
Theatrical Release Date: 10/11/1940
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 6min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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This is something just a little different.
Brigalow | Australia | 01/22/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The villians are evil doers that you will hiss at, the goodies you will root for and along the way you will enjoy this over the top comedy. Buster Keaton plays the role to William, he is one of the heroes of the storyline. This is great fun to watch as the characters whisper to the camera and you are encouraged to hiss and clap along. If you like panto you are going to really enjoy this movie. It is certainly not your average film."
"Ah.... I see you like butter!"
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 02/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE VILLAIN STILL PURSUED HER is one of the little gems hidden in MCE's COMEDY KINGS 50 Movie Pack. This one's so good I actually just watched it two nights in a row-- something I *never* do.

The film's style and era are reminiscent of the WARNER BROS. cartoon "The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall" (1942)-- a one-of-a-kind Chuck Jones classic that introduced the world to the Dover Boys (Tom, Dick and Larry), their sweetheart (Dora dear) and the evil villain (Dan Backslide).

The plot of "The Villain..." is basic: pure-hearted girl marries a naïve college boy who is then victimized by a mustachioed villain (hisss!) when he's tricked into tasting the Demon Rum that leads him to dissipation, and the young couple to ruin. Also in the mix is a humorously diminutive hero (yay!) deftly played by Buster Keaton in his last great screen role. Other outstanding cast members are Alan Mowbray as the unctuous black caped villain, Margaret Hamilton sweetly delivering her lines as the heroine's precious mother, Richard Cromwell as the wide-eyed youth led astray, lovely Joyce Compton in her patented blonde airhead persona (with a touch of dementia thrown in) and bubbly Hugh Herbert as the scatterbrained doctor who cures men of alcoholism.

This is the sort of movie that gets better with each viewing. Slapstick, throwaway jokes (like the buttercup reference of this review's title), sight gags, cheesy overacting and insanity abound. Watch for the Three Stooges' favorite foil, Vernon Dent, as the cop whose face is buried under several creamy pies.

Directed by Edward F. Cline, co-creator of some of Buster Keaton's greatest silent films, along with Buster himself.

Highly recommended for all fans of good clean silly FUN!"