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When Comedy Was King
When Comedy Was King
Director: Robert Youngson
Genres: Comedy
NR     2007     1hr 21min

Take a fun-filled trip back to a bygone era with the greatest silent comedians of all time. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Ben Turpin and Snub Pollard were just a few of the comedic geniuses...  more »


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Director: Robert Youngson
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: TeleVista
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 09/11/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 21min
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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Movie Reviews

Copied form a VHS tape...
Nico Smulders | Netherlands | 01/20/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Hoping for a better release in the near future, until then this copy will do..."
U.K. buyers - this DVD plays on Region 2 machines!!!
J. Black | U.K. | 10/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Crisp picture and sound quality, this 81 minute DVD plays on region 2 machines with no problems whatsoever!

"When Comedy Was King" features all the heavyweight comedians from the early 1920's and it is worth the money just for the Charley Chase, Edgar Kennedy, Snub Pollard and Laurel & Hardy sequences alone, ones that serve to illustrate comedy improvisation at its very best.

And whilst this 1959 movie is made up of clips entirely from silent era films, narrator Dwight Weist and music by Ted Royal provide additional dimensions to enjoy the onscreen fun.

A very nice Robert Youngson compilation which no doubt will be deleted sooner rather than later, so grab it while you can from!
I just love these comic documentaries
Comedy Lover | NY | 02/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know why I enjoy these type of documentaries, but I do. This compilation is quite good. I also enjoy The Four Clowns which I can't seem to locate."