Silent Comedy Marathon, Volume 6

Includes "Not Wanted" (1924), "Hot Sports" (1929), "Herman Hero" (1919), Won By a Fowl" (1917), "A Movie Star" (1916), "Monkey Shines" (1920), "Dodge Your Debts" (1921), "Heroic Ambrose" (1920), "Cinderella Cinders" (1920), and "Weak Knees" (1925).
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  • Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: June 21, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1916
  • Label: Alpha Video

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The laughs never stop in this side-splitting collection of ten rare comedy shorts from the heyday of silent screen slapstick, many featuring the era's superstars.

A Movie Star (1916): Mack Swain breaks the fourth wall when he jumps onto the movie screen to save a damsel in distress. Starring Mack Swain. Directed by Fred Fishback (Fred Hibbard).

Won By A Fowl (1917): Fritz Schade is a restaurant owner bursting with jealousy because wife Peggy Pearce flirts with everyone who walks through the door. Starring Fritz Schade. Directed by William Beaudine.

Herman Hero (1919): Hank Mann plays a delusional bum who must rescue a beautiful girl held captive in a tower (really, a flophouse in Brooklyn.) Starring Hank Mann.

Heroic Ambrose (1919): Mack Swain's womanizing Ambrose heads to the beach to see if any of the bathing beauties need help with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Starring Mack Swain. Directed by Mack Swain.

Monkey Shines (1920): Old druggist Eddie Barry is rejuvenated when he injects himself with monkey blood. The only drawback is that now he can't get enough bananas. Starring Eddie Barry. Directed by Al Christie.

Cinderella Cinders (1920): Alice Howell turns her sad rags into glad rags when her snooty boss asks her to pose as royalty at a swank dinner party. Starring Alice Howell. Directed by Frederick J. Ireland.

Dodge Your Debts (1921): Harold Lloyd's brother, Gaylord, is an accountant whose days are numbered when he has to collect taxes from a surly saloonkeeper. Starring Gaylord Lloyd. Directed by Erle C. Kenton.

Not Wanted (1924): Chaplin impersonator Billy West goes fishing for dinner, but reels in a boy-crazy spinster instead. Starring Billy West. Directed by Billy West.

Weak Knees (1925): Cliff Bowes has the hots for Ziegfeld girl Virginia Vance, but crooked Count Marzo wants to take her back to the old country. Starring Cliff Bowes. Directed by Albert Ray.

Hot Sports (1929): Monte Collins and Vernon Dent are teamed together in an attempt to emulate the success of Laurel & Hardy. They play a pair of plumbers who cause havoc at a debutante's ball, including accidentally relieving heiress Betty Boyd of her clothes. Starring Monte Collins, Vernon Dent. Directed by Jules White.

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