A late-comer to Buster Keaton filmdom, I am now enjoying my fill of his hilarious antics. The man is a comic genius, pliable as Gumby, with pitch-perfect timing. Good fun...
Tango TanglesMack Sennett arranged for his most important comedians (Charles Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Chester Conklin) to improvise a comedy filmed partly on location at the Venice Dance Hall on Abbott Kinney Pier. The film conveys America's tango dance craze during the early 1910s....Subscribe to to watch now
Mabel at the WheelCharles Chaplin, costumed in top hat, frock coat and sporting a goatee, was impersonating the "Dutch" screen character of Ford Sterling, the former Keystone comedian whom Chaplin was hired to replace. The comedy, the first two-reeler in which he appeared, incorporates footage...Subscribe to to watch now
The Fatal MalletThe Tramp (Charles Chaplin) and another man (Mack Sennett) are rivals for the attention of a young woman (Mabel Normand). The competition between the men results in some violent brick hitting and throwing. The two men eventually join forces against another admirer (Mack Swain)...Subscribe to to watch now
Tillie's Punctured RomanceThe film's simple story involves Tillie Banks (Marie Dressler), a country girl deceived by a city slicker (Charles Chaplin) to steal her father's money and run away with him to the city. Once there, the slicker takes her money and abandons her for Mabel (Mabel Normand). When...Subscribe to to watch now
Lizzies of the FieldTen years after Charlie Chaplin's debut, Mack Sennett produced LIZZIES OF THE FIELD. Sennett considered Del Lord, director of this manic gag fest, "the best" at the frantic, freewheeling style his studio was known for. The climactic road race was done full size as you see it,...Subscribe to to watch now
The Timid Young ManTHE TIMID YOUNG MAN is interesting historically. It is the one and only time that Buster Keaton was directed by the great Mack Sennett. In his fanciful autobiography, "King of Comedy," Sennett includes Buster's name in a list of the great stars whose careers he had helped. In...Subscribe to to watch now
Really fascinating to see Charlie Chaplin in a short without makeup and as a drunk character; well-played.
Watching this frenetically irritating comedy,I can see why Chaplin had to leave Sennett. Charlie's genius depended on an almost minimalistic approach to action. Mack only believed in constant movement and...
Really fun to watch. Beautifully restored. Chaplin as a villain. Moves and pratfalls. Just great.
Marie Dressler shines in this early feature-length Mack Sennett comedy. As a jilted lover chased by Charlie Chaplin for her money, Marie and "the other woman" Mabel Normand prove they've...