Release Date: 05/27/14
A collection of nine rare silent comedies.
<B>Between Showers</B> (1914): A woman unable to cross a rainwater-filled street draws the attention of mashers -- one played by Charlie Chaplin at the dawn of his movie career.<P><B>Ship Ahoy</B> (1919): A boarding house resident (Chaplin impersonator Billy West) matches wits with jewel thieves in this stunt-filled comedy directed by Charlie Chase.<P><B>Sock and Run</B> (1929): Wacky Frenchman Alphonse (Snub Pollard) competes in an American boxing match.<P><B>The Wrong Mr. Fox</B> (1917): An out-of-work actor is mistaken for a minister -- and sees an opportunity to filch the collection plate money.<P><B>His Musical Career</B> (1914): Piano movers (Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain) are ordered to deliver a piano to a rich man and repossess one from a poor man, but they mix up assignments.<P><B>Fiddlesticks</B> (1927): Street performer Harry Langdon wants to play a bass fiddle in the worst way, and that's JUST how he plays it. Co-written by Frank Capra.<P><B>Hold Your Breath</B> (1924): Newspaper reporter Mabel (Dorothy Devore) scales a building in pursuit of the maniacal monkey who stole a valuable bracelet.<P><B>Mickey the Detective</B> (1928): Little Mickey McGuire (eight year old Mickey Rooney) runs a detective school to turn his pals into pint sized Sherlock Holmeses.<P><B>Motorboat Maniacs</B> (1924): A radio-controlled speedboat races to mayhem when the control box is stolen. <I>--Tom Weaver</I>
|Label: ALPHA HOME ENTERTAIN|
|Run Time: 157 mins|
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