Women in Silent Comedy, 1915-1928 (Silent)
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: June 24, 2014
- Originally Released: 1915
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Gale Henry & Mabel Normand|
|Performer:||Leatrice Joy, The Sennett Bathing Beauties & Charlie Chaplin|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Originally a model, Mabel Normand began acting in films produced by Vitagraph Studios and then went to Biograph. She followed fellow Biograph actor Mack Sennett to Keystone Studios, where her career took off. She not only starred in numerous films but wrote and directed several. Normand's best-known titles are Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) and Mickey (1918).
Leatrice Joy started out as an extra and eventually began appearing in comedic shorts with the likes of Oliver Hardy and "Fatty" Arbuckle. She later starred in Cecil B. DeMille's Manslaughter (1922) as well as The Clinging Vine (1926), directed by Paul Sloane.
The Sennett Bathing Beauties were a slapstick-based promotional ensemble for Keystone Studios. Established in 1915, members of the "Beauties" wore suggestive bathing suits and other eye-catching costumes. The group was showcased in numerous comedy shorts until it dissolved in 1928.
"What! No Spinach?" (1920): A misogynist bachelor discovers he's inherited a million dollars, but he can only receive the money on the condition that he find a wife within the next 48 hours. Starring Gale Henry.
Love At First Flight (1928): The Sennett Bathing Beauties are visited by a pilot and his nutty sidekick, whom the women woo, fuss over, and entertain on the beach. Starring The Sennett Bathing Beauties.
Her Fractured Voice (1917): A young farm girl yearns to become a Broadway singer. The only problem is, she has a horrific voice that even the cows can't stand.Starring Leatrice Joy.
Mabel Lost And Won (1915): Just after Mabel becomes engaged, her fianc?e is seduced by a mysterious older woman. Starring Mabel Normand.
BONUS: A Woman (1915): Starring Charlie Chaplin.
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- UPC: 089218739698
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