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Happy Times and Jolly Moments (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 1943 (USA)
This short is an affectionate look at the work of Mack Sennett in the silent era. It includes segments from several unidentified comedies featuring such stars as Ben Turpin and 'Fatty ... See full summary »
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Lou Marcelle Lou Marcelle ... Narrator (voice)
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This short is an affectionate look at the work of Mack Sennett in the silent era. It includes segments from several unidentified comedies featuring such stars as Ben Turpin and 'Fatty Arbuckle'. Also included is an early glimpse of 'Gloria Swanson' as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short

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USA

Language:

English

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1943 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Mary Had a Little Lamb
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Played during the child bathing bit
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A tribute to Mack Sennett and the good old days of silent film comedies...
1 December 2008 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

This is a rather disjointed look at fragments from the Mack Sennett silent comedies, the days of Fatty Arbuckle, Ben Turpin, Buster Keaton and other "greats" from that era, but particularly the frantic chase scenes involving the Keystone Cops.

Interestingly, there's never a glimpse of the era's most famous clown, Charlie Chaplin.

Accompanied by an appropriate musical soundtrack and narration, it's an enjoyable enough look at the past with some amazingly well-timed stunts and chases taking up much of the screen time.

But there have been other short subjects devoted to this topic which gave a fuller view of the Mack Sennett comedies.

Summing up: Good for a glimpse but surely there were better and funnier clips to show than what goes on here.


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