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  • Mack Swain
    Selected Short Subject: “Madcap Ambrose” (1916)
    “Madcap Ambrose”Directed by Fred Fishback.Cast: Mack Swain, Polly Moran, May Wells, Edgar Kennedy, Frank Hayes, May Emory, Louis Morrison.Released July 16, 1916. Running time: 21:44CineMuseum’s restoration of several Mack Sennett...
  • Al St John
    Selected Short Subject: “Shot in the Excitement” (1914)
    “Shot in the Excitement”Director unknownCast: Al St John, Alice Howell, Rube Miller, and Joseph SwickardReleased October 26, 1914. Running time:Often the consistent, frantic slapstick of Keystone comedies will confuse the modern day...
  • Ford Sterling
    Selected Short Subject: "A Fishy Affair" (1913)
    “A Fishy Affair”Directed by Mack SennettCast: Ford Sterling, Laura Oakley, Bert Hunn, Bill Hauber, Nick Cogley, and Dot Farley.Released April 24, 1913. Running time: 7 minutesThe Keystone style continues to develop with this short film...
  • Ford Sterling
    Selected Short Subject: “A Grocery Clerk’s Romance” (1912)
    “A Grocery Clerk’s Romance”Directed by Mack SennettCast: Ford Sterling, James C. MortonReleased October 28, 1912. Running Time: 7:38CineMuseum’s restorations on the Mack Sennett Collection allow for us to better appreciate...
  • Mack Sennett Collection
    Selected Short Subject: “The Manicure Lady”
    “The Manicure Lady”Released May 18, 1911. Directed by Mack Sennett. Written by Edwin August.Cast: Mack Sennett, Vivian Prescott, Eddie Dillon, and Kate Bruce.Running time: 11 minutes.The second film on CineMuseum’s Mack Sennett...
  • The Ton of Fun trio
    Selected Short Subject: Heavy Love (1926)
    By 1926, cinema had developed at a remarkable rate. Only 25 years earlier it was a series of moving images, audiences enthralled by the very idea of an image in motion. Over the next few years, narrative film emerged, editing was used to help tell...
  • Ben Turpin
    Selected Short Subjects: “Idle Eyes”
    Cross-eyed Ben Turpin was a vaudeville comic who entered movies at the dawn of the 20th century. Having worked with Charlie Chaplin in his first couple of Essanay releases, Turpin achieved greater notoriety in such Mack Sennett’s productions...
  • Playbill poster of for Why Worry? (1923)
    'Why Worry?' (1923): Harold Lloyd and a giant punch banditos
    The masters of silent comedy, much like The Three Tenors, have an oft forgotten third member (poor José Carreras); were you to ask someone to name one of the masters of silent comedy, once people had gotten over the oddness of your asking this...
  • 'The Party'
    DVD review: 'The Party'
    Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers are rightly grouped together for their 'Pink Panther' movies. It turns out, they also had a collaboration outside of that series. It was a little film called 'The Party' which gained quite a cult...
  • Zookeeper
    DVD review: Zookeeper
    Starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie BibbDirected by Frank CoraciAs the onslaught of new releases on DVD and Blu-Ray hit shelves at video stores all across Toronto it’s about time to get to one of the premiere releases of the week...
  • 'Bananas'
    DVD review: 'Bananas'
    Much of Woody Allen's latter-day work has been either critically loved, hated or almost completely ignored. Over the years, he has become more interested in taking chances in the dramatic arena and engaging in relationship-based ensembles....
  • Get Smart, Again!
    Movie review: Get Smart, Again!
    When KAOS develops a device that can control the weather Agents 86 and 99 are called into duty once again to battle their old nemesis. This made-for-TV movie reunites many of the original cast from the 1960's series to once again bumble and...
  • Three Stooges cause everyone to LOL at the Alex Theatre
    Three Stooges cause everyone to LOL at the Alex Theatre
    Laughter is said to make you live longer. So if you want to stick around for at least a few more decades, you might want to join fans of the Three Stooges this Saturday, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale for the 13th Annual Three Stooges Event. The...
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    Film Review: The Circus
    For the next two weeks, the Music Box theatre in Chicago will be having a Charlie Chaplin retrospective. The event begins with the showing of "The Circus" (1928). I would imagine there are those who would wonder why "The Circus"...
  • City Lights (1931)
    26 - City Lights (1931) - 50 Greatest Classic Movies
    Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherill; Director: Charlie Chaplin True love overcomes all obstacles. City Lights follows the Tramp on an adventure to aid the woman he loves, all the while concealing who he really is. After he saves the life...