Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin - The Paramount Comedy Shorts, 1928-1942

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1929
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Includes the following short films:
  • The Trouble with Husbands (Robert Benchley)
  • The Forgotten Man (Robert Benchley)
  • Crime Control (Robert Benchley)
  • How To Take A Vacation (Robert Benchley)
  • Nothing But Nerves (Robert Benchley)
  • The Witness (Robert Benchley)
  • Keeping in Shape (Robert Benchley)
  • The Man's Angle (Robert Benchley)
  • Waiting For Baby (Robert Benchley)
  • The Treasurer's Report (Robert Benchley)
  • The Sex Life of the Polyp (Robert Benchley)
  • Mr. W's Little Game (Alexander Woollcott and Leo G. Carroll)
  • Humourous Flights (Donald Ogden Stewart)
  • Traffic Regulations (Robert Benchley)

Product Description:

Known for the stutteringly brilliant lectures he gave at the Hotel Algonquin's now-legendary round table, Robert Benchley was winning over audiences from his very first on-screen appearance in TREASURER'S REPORT. He went on to become one of the 20th century's most-loved humorists, as well as a perceptive satirist and social commentator; this is most apparent in THE WITNESS, which spoofs the McCarthyism that was rampant in Hollywood at the time. Fourteen of Benchley's hilarious shorts are included here, as well as three others starring fellow Algonquin members Alexander Woolcott and Donald Ogden Stewart.

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Comedy Skits

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  • UPC: 738329044626
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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