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Speedy (1928)

The summery Speedy (1928) was Harold Lloyd's final silent film, though it's perhaps more notable for an onscreen appearance of baseball legend Babe Ruth. Lloyd plays the title character, a baseball-obsessed ne'er-do-well who can't seem to hang onto a job -- as the movie begins, he's a soda jerk -- though his girl, Jane (Ann Christy) loves him anyway. ("Speedy" was his nickname in real life as well.) The plot has him trying to save Jane's grandfather's horse-drawn trolley car, though there are long, carefree segments not connected to anything, such as a crazy day at Coney Island; the movie has a terrific, on-location feel for New York City. Director Ted Wilde received an Oscar nomination for Best Comedy Director, a category that, sadly, didn't last long. (Lloyd was always in charge of his movies, but never took a directing credit for himself.) read more...
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Speedy (1928)

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  • With: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Brooks Benedict, Babe Ruth
  • Written by: John Grey, Lex Neal, Howard Rogers
  • Directed by: Ted Wilde
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 86 minutes
  • Release Date: 04/06/1928
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Chaplin's Essanay Comedies (1915)

Flicker Alley has completed the trilogy. In 2013 the company released the complete Chaplin Keystone films on DVD, and in 2014, the complete Chaplin Mutual films on Blu-ray, and now comes the expected Essanay set. (Please see my other reviews for more details.) It's every bit as good as we might have hoped. These particular films are largely in the public domain, and it's so important to be able to watch them in good-quality transfers. read more...
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Chaplin's Essanay Comedies (1915)

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  • With: Charles Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Edna Purviance, Billy Armstrong, Ed Armstrong, Agnes Ayres, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Phyllis Allen, Lloyd Bacon, Charles Allen Dealey, Marta Golden, Leona Anderson, Lawrence A. Bowes
  • Written by: Charles Chaplin
  • Directed by: Charles Chaplin
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 405 minutes
  • Release Date: 01/31/1915
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Go West (1925)

Kino continues its complete retooling of their Buster Keaton catalog with this latest release, a double-feature of Go West (1925) and Battling Butler (1926). read more...
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Go West (1925)

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  • With: Buster Keaton, Kathleen Myers, Howard Truesdale, Ray Thompson, Brown Eyes
  • Written by: Buster Keaton, Lex Neal, Raymond Cannon
  • Directed by: Buster Keaton
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 68 minutes
  • Release Date: 10/24/1925
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Chaplin's Mutual Comedies 1916-1917 (2014)

Many of the world's greatest film writers, and many of the world's great writers, period, have expounded upon the genius of Charles Chaplin, (he was recently chosen as the greatest filmmaker of all time by yours truly), while others have written negatively of this supreme showman, this supreme poet of the cinema. But it occurs to me that, for a long time, it was not possible to see Chaplin's films in the proper way. Many of them had fallen into public domain, or were shown on 16mm prints at the wrong speed, or transferred to gloomy-looking VHS tapes in the early days of home video. It could be entirely possible that a number of Chaplin's detractors have seen these substandard examples of his work -- with the grace and timing lost -- and made their judgment call. read more...
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Chaplin's Mutual Comedies 1916-1917 (2014)

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  • With: Charles Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon, Albert Austin, Henry Bergman
  • Written by: Charles Chaplin, Vincent Bryan, Maverick Terrell
  • Directed by: Charles Chaplin
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 400 minutes
  • Release Date: 08/18/2014
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Three Ages (1923)

Buster Keaton's feature debut Three Ages (1923) was filmed in three segments just in case it flopped, it could be cut into three short films and re-released. Ostensibly a spoof of Griffith's Intolerance, Keaton's film looks at love triangles throughout the ages, specifically the Caveman era, ancient Rome, and the modern era. It's not one of his most inspired efforts overall, but it contains many memorable moments, such as Buster's entrance on a dinosaur, or the gorgeous moment in which he tumbles over a cliff and gives the camera a kiss as he goes. read more...
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Three Ages (1923)

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  • With: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts, Lillian Lawrence, Kewpie Morgan
  • Written by: Clyde Bruckman, Joseph A. Mitchell, Jean C. Havez
  • Directed by: Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 63 minutes
  • Release Date: 09/23/1923
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