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Classic Movie Comedians

Covering the films and lives of the star comedians of the 20s, 30s and 40s including Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy,The Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello,The Three Stooges,Bob Hope,Danny Kaye etc

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It was the comedians that really first got me into classic film. Years ago the BBC used to show the serials, the Laurel and Hardy sound shorts and Harold Lloyd's Time Life series in the winter evenings. From then on I was hooked.

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Your All-Time Favorite Classic Movie Comedians!

Started by Abdullah aka Chuck. Last reply by Kenzie Dec 16, 2011. 9 Replies

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

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Hey! Here's a controversial Statement!

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Comment by Terra Jackson on January 15, 2011 at 5:02pm
I Just Love The Three Stooges And Charlie Chaplin.
Comment by William Ferry on December 13, 2010 at 6:57am

This is very encouraging! It's fortunate that while the college/revival theater market is not what it was in the '60's or '70's (in terms of "classics" --- as defined by us), the home theater market has picked up the slack.

Comment by Christopher on December 12, 2010 at 6:42pm

now THAT.is good news!...but lately I'm not so suprised,as so many of the clasic film blogs around the web are maned by teens and 20 somethings! :o)..Thats why they're Classics!..I was a young teen in 1970 when I got hit by the bug.

Comment by Judy Smith on December 12, 2010 at 4:00pm

Hello all! Just had to stop by and tell you about my 14 year old daughter! She's always known that her Mom is a classic movie fan. I love The Stooges and Laurel and Hardy and old movies in general. They created a Classic Movie club @her middle school this year and she joined. She's seen some awesome movies so far. The latest was Modern Times with Charlie Chaplin. She fell in love with him! I was fortunate enough to record The Great Dictator for her and she watches it over and over every day!! She laughs and laughs at he and Jack Oakie, it warms my heart!! I love it!! So maybe I'll start working on the grand kids soon. They are 4 and and 18 months. Do you think that's a little young? lol...  : )  Happy Holidays!!!

Comment by Christopher on December 2, 2010 at 10:21pm
also the british dvds include the silents on the talkie shorts discs as extras,plus the colorized version of the talkies.
Comment by Christopher on December 2, 2010 at 10:19pm
not in the US..if you have an region free dvd player you can get on Amazon UK and get all the early talkie shorts and features in a set or small sets or individual dvds..and they are incredibly cheap and include the one where they talk spanish and french with alternate latin and french actors on the early 1930-31 films on the discs...There are some US silent dvds around on Amazon...and you can find bootleg dvds of their early talkies in you google them.
Comment by Robin on November 2, 2010 at 10:01pm
Does anybody think that it's worth me starting a Harry Langdon group on here - because I'd like to!
Comment by John Frederick Ackroyd on July 26, 2010 at 6:19pm
I just have to say I have had a life-long admiration and passion for the great classic comedians of the silver screen. Ever since I was a kid, I've been transfixed in wonderment and delight at their antics Let's just hope future generations also appreciate their talents. Keaton, Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy, WC Fields, The Marx Brothers, Chaplin, and many more from the glorious years of the 20's and 30's.
Comment by Robin on June 7, 2010 at 9:44pm
I really like all the classic comedians - some more than others - but in the main I like the silent ones, Harry Langdon being my favourite.
Comment by MothGirl Wings on January 9, 2010 at 7:08pm
I think Lloyd is my favorite, at least at the moment, and I do think he is catching up in popularity, at least among people I know. I like all three gentlemen's work, and find unique things in each man's films.
 

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