Also known as Rolling Around, the film is yet another example of Chaplin's comedic genius, and it also adds to his rich legacy. One of my all-time favorites, this is a short that should be required viewing for all Chaplin fans. The funny two-reeler film was released by the Mutual Film Company on December 4, 1916.
This was Keaton's first independent two-reeler film, but thought it wasn't funny enough and had it shelved after its completion in 1920. However when he broke his leg later that year and couldn't work, he had the film released a year later. The film was released Joseph M. Schenck Productions on April 18, 1921.
After a brief intermission, the show continued with:
Chase started off in vaudeville before being hired by Mack Sennett to work for him at Keystone Studios. After making a number of films there, in 1920 he began working as a film director for Hal Roach Studios. He soon graduated to starring in his own series of comedy shorts. The film was produced by Hal Roach Studios and released by MGM to theaters on April 4, 1926.
|Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy|
Both Laurel and Hardy had successful solo careers before Hal Roach put them together in one of his films. The rest as they say, is comedy history. The film was produced by Hal Roach Studios and released by MGM on May 18, 1929.
Another great sold out crowd at the Edison Theatre! Remember the museum is open for tours every weekend from 12pm-4pm and every Saturday night there's a silent film show starting at 7:30 (doors open at 7pm). So if you would like to learn more about the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, becoming a member, and to view their film schedule, visit their website at www.nilesfilmmuseum.org.
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