Silent Movie Stars Have Pants Problems

What good is a silent movie if you can’t have a few title cards revolving around pants? No good at all, that’s the answer, and today we’re going to enjoy some pants-related intertitles.

(We mean this in the American sense, not the British. This is a family website.)

Beyond the Border is the best western comedy you’ve never seen. Harry Carey plays a sheriff done out of his job by a dirty election. And the gentleman sans trousers? He’s mistaken for a smallpox victim because, yes, it’s that kind of town.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

Mary Pickford demonstrates the dangers of sliding down a banister when the seat of her pantaloons catches fire in Daddy Long Legs.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD.

Always sound advice. This is from The Godless Girl, Cecil B. DeMille’s final silent picture.

Read my review here.

Released on DVD.

Harry Langdon demonstrates his bird skills in The Strong Man, one of my all-time favorite silent comedies.

Read my review here.

Released on DVD.

Charlie Chaplin is having some major issues with trouser maintenance and it gets him into trouble in City Lights.

Read my review here.

Available on DVD and Bluray.

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4 Replies to “Silent Movie Stars Have Pants Problems”

  1. This is funny and I am thinking of all those kids today who think it’s great to have their pants halfway down their butt showing their underwear. I’m so tempted to pull them down. I also laugh t the pants that seem so tight on them except for the butt..it looks like they had a bad accident.

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