This volume includes such charley chase classics as whispering Whoopee, The Pip From Pittsburg, Looser than Loose, All Teed Up, and what may be considered one of Chase's best short comedies, with the Spanish version as an added bonus. Comedian charley chase was a consistent box-office money and fun-maker for Producer Hal Roach during the Silent and Sound Eras.
Volume one is the beginning of the first comprehensive collection of Chase's Hal Roach talkie comedies, culled from 1930-31, years in which many of his films featured Charley's frequent leading lady the lovely and vivacious Thelma Todd, later a Hal Roach star too.
Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts: The Hal Roach Collection 1931-33The shorts: 1931: let's do things, maids a la mode, strictly unreliable, the soilers, the bargain of the century, the pajama party, Red Noses, War Mamas, Show Business, The Old Bull, On The Loose - 1932: Sealskins, Catch-As Catch-Can, Sneak Easily - 1933: Asleep In the Feet, Alum and Eve, One Track Minds.
These sexy, pre-code two-reel comedies showcasing Thelma Todd's timeless beauty and impeccable comedic ability that wowed audiences during the Depression, tickling their funny bones as well. This collection brings together all of the films from her collaboration with Zasu Pitts, a veteran character actress with wonderful comedy timing and delightful comedic gestures who proves a fine comic foil for the blonde beauty.
The vivacious, and lovely thelma todd was Hal Roach's top female comedian, talented, who in her short 29-year lifetime graced over 100 films. Morton, anita garvin, charlie hall, bud jamison, and others, as well as special collaborations with other top Hal Roach stars like Laurel and Hardy and Charley Chase.
Roberts, randy skretvedt, brent Walker and Robert Farr Stills and poster gallery Restored from the original negatives Shrink-wrapped. Special features: Commentaries by Richard M. These two-reel short comedies also feature the wonderful Hal Roach stock company of comedians: Billy Gilbert, James C.
Charley Chase: At Hal Roach: The Talkies Volume Two 1932-33Bride 1933: fallen arches, his silent racket, midsummer Mush, Arabian Tights, Sherman Said It, Nature in The Wrong, and Luncheon at Twelve. Lots of great laughs as charley chase is ably supported by the stalwart Hal Roach Stock Company of Comedy Players: Billy Gilbert, James Finlayson, James C. 1932: the tabasco kid, the nickel nurser, young ironsides, First in War, Girl Grief, Now We'll Tell One, In Walked Charley, and Mr.
Morton, dell henderson, Jimmie Adams, and Gale Henry. Charley chase returns in volume Two of his classic Hal Roach talkie comedies from the years 1932-1933. Shrink-wrapped. This was a period of transition for both the comedian and the lot of fun as Charley says farewell to the lovely Thelma Todd returning for an appearance in The Nickel Nurser, experiments with science-fiction Now We'll Tell One and surrealism Nature in the Wrong and introduces his new main leading lady, the lovely Muriel Evans.
Bonus features include: special features - una cana al aire 4-reel Spanish version of 'Looser than Loose'; Commentaries by Richard M Roberts; Poster and Stills Gallery Shrink-wrapped.
Complete Hal Roach Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly Comedy Collection classicflix Silver SerieAnd succeeded! in hollywood, the laugh factory operated by Roach was known to one and all as "The Lot of Fun. Established in 1915, the studio hosted many of the familiar names in comedy at one time or another: Harold Lloyd, Charley Chase and the popular and iconic team of Laurel and Hardy. These timeless shorts showcase the incredible comedic talents of an unsung duo who simply wanted to make audiences laugh.
. Determined to find the female equivalent of "The Boys, " Roach paired Thelma Todd already under contract and a veteran of several Chase shorts with comic actress ZaSu Pitts. Shrink-wrapped. Thelma and zasu appeared in 17 shorts between 1931 and 1933 that were very popular with moviegoers, but their fruitful partnership ended when Pitts and Roach failed to come to terms on a new contract.
After seeing comedienne patsy kelly in the stage production of flying colors, roach agreed that she was the perfect replacement for ZaSu, and the new team of Todd-Kelly was soon putting out hilarious efforts like Babes in the Goods 1934, Maid in Hollywood 1934 and Top Flat 1935. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Though efforts were made to jump-start the franchise with Pert Kelton and Lyda Roberti, the writing was on the wall where Roach's two-reelers were concerned as the producer soon transitioned solely to "streamliners" and feature films. For the first time on home video come all 21 of Hal Roach's two-reelers starring the lovely Thelma Todd and the pugnacious Patsy Kelly.
CHARLEY CHASE COLLECTION - VOLUME 2Shrink-wrapped. Comedic legend Charley Chase returns in a new volume of twelve short films. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
The Alice Howell CollectionHer hilarious onscreen persona of a slightly addled working-class girl combined feminine delicacy with out-and-out slapstick rough-house. Region-free. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Alice howell is relatively unknown today, as a majority of her films are lost. Shrink-wrapped. Alice howell was one of the great female clowns of the silent screen, and starred in her own very popular series of comedy shorts for different studios from 1915-1925.
This 2-disc dvd set presents, for the first time, a comprehensive selection of Howell's surviving comedies for fans of classic and silent film comedy to discover and enjoy. Disc one - shot in the excitement 1914, under new management 1915, in dutch 1918; disc two - distilled love 1920, her lucky day 1920, cinderella cinders 1920, his Wooden Legacy 1920, Neptune's Naughty Daughter 1917, Father Was a Loafer 1915, A Convict's Happy Bride 1920, How Stars Are Made 1916, Under A Spell 1925.
The 12 films on this set have been digitally restored from rare archival prints and feature new musical scores by Ben Model. Dvd produced and released by Undercrank Productions, in association with the Library of Congress.
Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volume 1 Blu-rayBray shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volume 2 Blu-rayHe and his lady love, olive oyl, also find romance and usually a Bluto-like rival while traveling back to medieval times or exploring the fictional Middle Easter city of Badgag, as well as climbing mountain peaks in the frozen Klondike. Popeye not only rockets to mars, becomes a cowboy out West, he explores the ocean deep, fights pirates on the high seas and tackles wild game in Africa.
Shrink-wrapped. Here come 15 previously unreleased adventures featuring our favorite two-fisted fighter that are literally out of this world! The secret to the seaman's success is "location, location, you'll travel with Popeye and crew into outer space, " and with this new collection, all around the globe and under the sea! Continuing the chronological theatrical releases, location, this set covers the years 1946 and 1947.
Shrink-wrapped. Packed with a punch, the 1940s, loaded with laughs and heaping with heart, Volume 2 comes to port with plenty of Popeye appeal. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. This is classic animation at its finest - featuring zany cartoon action from the pen of veteran Jim Tyer and powerfully dynamic direction from animation legend Bill Tytla.
Stan & Ollie Blu-rayShrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.
Shrink-wrapped. Even as the tour becomes a hit, stan & ollie can t quite shake the specter of Laurel & Hardy s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver's failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. Laurel & hardy, one of the world s greatest comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953.
As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. Shrink-wrapped.
Charley Chase Shorts - Vol 01Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. This led to chase coming to Columbia Pictures, where he directed The Three Stooges, among others. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The popularity of these shorts – and the clamor to have them released on DVD – led to many requests by adoring fans. But he was most remembered for starring in a series of popular two-reel comedies for Columbia, where his quick wit and ability to do great physical comedy made him a big star.
Shrink-wrapped. Now, those fans have their passion for the films of Charley Chase rewarded with restored versions of several of these comedic classics. Shrink-wrapped. Charley chase began as a bit actor in silent films, appearing with the legendary Charlie Chaplin, but he also showed a gift for direction and started directing the wonderful Our Gang series.
The Circus The Criterion Collection Blu-rayShrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, chaplin’s Little Tramp flees into the ring of a traveling circus and soon becomes the star of the show, falling for the troupe’s bareback rider along the way. Factory sealed DVD. Rereleased in 1969 with a new score by chaplin, The Circus is an uproarious high wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers.
Shrink-wrapped. Blu ray special edition features • new 4k digital restoration of charlie chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring filmmaker emir kusturica • excerpted audio interview with chaplin musical associate eric james • unused café sequence with new score by composer timothy brock, featuring an original score by chaplin, “swing, and related outtakes with audio commentary by Chaplin historian Dan Kamin • Newly discovered outtakes featuring the Tramp and the bareback rider • Original recording of the film’s opening song, Little Girl, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • New audio commentary featuring Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance • Interview with Chaplin from 1969 • New interview with Chaplin’s son Eugene Chaplin • In the Service of the Story, a new program on the film’s visual effects and production design by effects specialist Craig Barron • Chaplin Today: “The Circus, ” a 2003 documentary on the film, ” by Ken Barrie • Footage of the 1928 Hollywood premiere • Rerelease trailers • PLUS: An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson Shrink-wrapped.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. Shrink-wrapped.