|Ambassador Bill 1931 N/R, 68 min.|
Director: Sam Taylor
Cast: Will Rogers, Greta Nissen, Marguerite Churchill, Tad Alexander, Ray Milland, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Edwin Maxwell, Ben Turpin, Arnold Korff, Ferdinand Munier, Georgia Caine, Tom Ricketts, Ernest Wood, Michael Mark, Theodore Lodi
An Oklahoma rancher, Bill Harper (Will Rogers), becomes a United States ambassador in the small country of Sylvania. Prince de Polikoff (Gustav Von Seyffertitz) has taken over the country after King Lothar (Ray Milland) left because he believed that Queen Vania (Marguerite Churchill) was having an affair. Their young son Paul (Tad Alexander) is supposed to be the leader, and Bill befriends Paul in the revolution-torn country and helps him grow to be a responsible leader.
|Down Memory Lane 1949 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: Phil Karlson
Cast: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Steve Allen, Donald Novis, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin, Franklin Pangborn, Irving Bacon, James Finlayson, Mack Sennett
Steve Allen introduces classic Mack Sennett comedies and presents film clips from the sound through silent eras.
|The Golden Age of Comedy 1957 N/R, 78 min.|
Director: Robert Youngson
Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Ben Turpin, Carole Lombard, Will Rogers, Harry Langdon, Jean Harlow, Keystone Cops, Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Murray, Harry Gribbon
Producer/Director Robert Youngson presents some of the greatest moments in silent comedy. Highlights include the physical comedy of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, young starlets Jean Harlow and Carole Lombard, and the versatility of Ben Turpin. The film provides good moments in viewing pleasure.
|The Love Parade 1929 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Cast: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth, Edgar Norton, Eugene Pallette, E.H. Calvert, Lionel Belmore, Virginia Bruce, Ben Turpin, Andre Cheron, Carl Stockdale
A fun-loving diplomat (Maurice Chevalier) is recalled to his country, Sylvania, due to his escapades in France. Back home, the Queen's (Jeanette MacDonald) Cabinet demands that she get married. The Queen selects the diplomat, and the fun and music continue. A good early talkie, which received several Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Actor, and Director.
|Million Dollar Legs 1932 N/R, 64 min.|
Director: Edward F. Cline
Cast: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti, Susan Fleming, Ben Turpin, Hugh Herbert, Dickie Moore, George Barbier, Irving Bacon
To off-set bankruptcy, the citizens of the country of Klopstokia aspire to win the gold at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games in this zany comedy.
|Saps at Sea 1940 N/R, 57 min.|
Director: Gordon Douglas
Cast: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Ben Turpin, Richard Cramer, Eddie Conrad, Harry Hayden, Mary Gordon, Sam Lufkin, Charlie Hall, Constantine Romanoff, Gene Morgan, Jack Perrin, Robert McKenzie, Carl Faulkner
Worn out from work at the horn factory, Ollie (Oliver Hardy) gets Stan (Stan Laurel) to take a boat trip with him, and, from that point on, the fun really begins as their mishaps include a run-in with an escaped convict, Nick Grainger (Richard Cramer) who has stowed away on their boat. Nick takes over the boat and forces Stan and Laurel to be his servants–not an easy job when there is no food to be served on the boat.
|1. Ambassador Bill (1931)|
2. Down Memory Lane (1949)
3. The Golden Age of Comedy (1957)
4. The Love Parade (1929)
5. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
6. Saps at Sea (1940)
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