Laurel & Hardy When Comedy Was King

You Never Dreamed a Film Could Be So Funny
When Comedy Was King
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: October 17, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1960
  • Label: Kit Parker Films
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Commentary by Historian Richard M. Roberts
    • Three rare silent comedies from the Richard M. Roberts collection, with music by Donald Sosin
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 151
Yet another of these hundred-years-hence social historian's documents, with almost as much fun for the Freudians as the nuns have to offer. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 20, 2018
How can you go wrong with Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle, Laurel and Hardy, Ben Turpin, the Keystone Kops and other favorites of the silents? Full Review
New York Times
Jan 8, 2018
Rating: B- -- Homage documentary on the noteworthy silent era comics. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Nov 8, 2010

Product Description:

A potpourri of silent comedy clips featuring giants of the genre including Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Laurel and Hardy, Ben Turpin, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson, the Keystone Cops and many others.

Plot Synopsis:

"When Comedy Was King" is a compilation of film clips and complete shorts from the great stars of silent film comedy, along with commentary on the lives and works of the performers.


Production Notes:

  • Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1.
  • The Jimmy Finlayson short was directed by Leo McCarey and photographed by George Stevens.
  • Variety listed the running time as 90 minutes.

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  • UPC: 688474350533
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