Release Date: 09/11/07
Get ready to sit back and laugh at the greatest slapstick comedies ever filmed! Mack Sennett was an innovator of slapstick comedy in film. During his lifetime, he was known as 'the King of Comedy.' Born Michael Sinnott in Richmond, Quebec, Canada, Sennett was a son of Irish immigrants. His father was a blacksmith in the small Eastern Townships village. Sennett became a singer, dancer, clown, actor, set designer and director for Biograph, and founded Keystone Studios in 1912 together with Adam Kessel. Many important actors were discovered by him and started their career at Keystone. Those include Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Griffith, Gloria Swanson, Ford Sterling, the Keystone Cops and many more. Sennett first acted in films at Biograph Studios, playing low comedy parts, usually oafish rural types. His chance at directing came in 1912 at the new Keystone brand. His fast-paced knockabout style and good distribution as part of the Mutual program, insured recognition of the Keystone trade mark as well as his stars and his own name. In a very short space of time, that name became synonymous with screen comedy. This DVD features over three hours of the best of Mack Sennett's Keystone comedies starring such comic luminaries as Mabel Normand, Fatty Arbuckle and Mack Swain.
|Run Time: 202 mins|
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