Forgotten Funnymen - Larry Semon

A remarkable collection of silent comedy classics. Co-stars include Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Billy Gilbert.
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item number:  ALP 7262D
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  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 31, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Born to vaudevillian parents, Larry Semon honed his comic skills in the family act, then used his drawing talent as a newspaper cartoonist. In 1916, Vitagraph recruited Semon to become a gag writer, and soon after, he began directing and starring in two-reelers.

A Simple Sap (1928): A shopkeeper is trying to sell his store, but his bumbling clerk causes a chain reaction that leads to a slapstick battle with all of the merchandise getting destroyed. Starring Larry Semon, Jimmy Aurbrey, Billy Gilbert; directed by Hampton Del Ruth and Larry Semon.

Dummies (1928): A magician in a medicine show chases after a group of thieves to impress a pretty girl. Starring Larry Semon, Marie Astaire, Jim Donnelly; directed by Larry Semon.

Frauds and Frenzies (1918): Convict Larry and his pal, Stan Laurel, make a daring escape from the chain gang. Starring Larry Semon, Stan Laurel, Madge Kirby; directed by Larry Semon.

The Bakery (1921): An accident-prone baker wreaks havoc with workers and customers alike. Starring Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy, Jack Duffy; directed by Larry Semon and Norman Taurog.

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  • Sales Rank: 23,506
  • UPC: 089218726292
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