The Golden Age of Comedy

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"THE HILARIOUS HIGHLIGHTS of HOLLYWOOD'S HAPPIEST ERA!"
  • Approved
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 7.1  (490)

The Golden Age of Comedy is a 1957 documentary film that celebrates the early days of silent comedy in Hollywood. The film is made up of archival footage featuring some of the greatest comedians of the silent era, including Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and many others. The film is narrated by Robert Youngson, who guides the viewer through a plethora of clips from classic films showcasing the ingenious works of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon and many more. The film is centered around the theme of how the great comedians of the silent era revolutionized comedy and paved the way for future generations of comedy actors.

The Golden Age of Comedy is a fitting tribute to these early pioneers of comedy, showcasing their phenomenal talent and enduring legacy. The film does an excellent job of highlighting the comedic genius of these silent comedians and how they used humor as a commentary on social and political issues of their time.

One of the standout sequences in the film is a showcase of the work of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The film features numerous clips from the duo's classic films, including Big Business, The Music Box, and Should Married Men Go Home? Each of the clips features the duo's signature brand of physical comedy, showcasing their impeccable timing and comic talent.

Another standout sequence in the film is a tribute to Charlie Chaplin. The film features numerous clips from Chaplin's classic films, including The Kid, City Lights, and Modern Times. Each of the clips showcases Chaplin's incredible talents as a physical comedian and his ability to make audiences both laugh and feel deeply moved.

The film also does an excellent job of examining the impact of the silent comedians on the future of comedy. The film shows how their comedic innovations directly influenced the work of future generations of comedians, including Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, and Woody Allen.

Overall, The Golden Age of Comedy is a must-see for any fan of the classic Hollywood silent era. The film is a fitting tribute to the great silent film comedians and their impact on the world of comedy. The film showcases not only the hilarious antics of performers, but also the way they changed the face of comedy forever.

The Golden Age of Comedy is a 1957 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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  • Release Date
    1957
  • MPAA Rating
    Approved
  • Runtime
    1 hr 15 min
  • Language
    Italian
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (490)