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4 Clowns (1970)

G | | Comedy | September 1970 (USA)
The "four clowns" of this Robert Youngson anthology are: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Buster Keaton. There are examples of Laurel and Hardy's individual work prior to their ... See full summary »

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Stan Laurel ... (archive footage)
Oliver Hardy ... (archive footage)
Charley Chase ... (archive footage)
Buster Keaton ... James Shannon, from Seven Chances (archive footage)
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Jay Jackson Jay Jackson ... Narration (voice)
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The "four clowns" of this Robert Youngson anthology are: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Buster Keaton. There are examples of Laurel and Hardy's individual work prior to their teaming; samples of Chase's work, including his 1928 short, "Limousine Love"; and an abridged version of Keaton's 1925 feature, "Seven Chances." Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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The film that welcomes back the Belly Laugh! See more »

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September 1970 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Includes excerpts from 'Two Tars', 'Limousine Love', 'Seven Chances', 'Us', 'Their Purple Moment', 'The Second Hundred Years', 'Putting Pants on Philip,' 'Big Business', and 'Double Whoopee'. See more »

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Features Seven Chances (1925) See more »

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"Clown"ing at its best....
14 September 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

If you're a connoisseur of great silent comedy, then "4 Clowns" is probably already a title you're well familiar with.

If you're not familiar with it, get familiar already!

The "Clowns" of the title are Laurel and Hardy, Keaton and the lesser-known but still hilarious Charley Chase, and the clips here show them all at the peak of their form.

These no-frills presentations by Robert Youngson keep the clips and their contents at the forefront, with music and narration as perfect none-too-intrusive accompaniment.

I can't very well cite highlights here; this whole film is one big highlight unto itself. Stop it anywhere and you're bound to find something to make you laugh.

So, all you fans of the good-old-days of comedy (before lewd, crude and rude took over), meet your new favorite movie: "4 Clowns".

Ten stars. "4 Clowns" - 2 good 2 be 4-gotten!


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