Anita Garvin and Marion Byron star as a pair of struggling singles whose double date doesn’t go as planned when it turns out the guys in question are a pair of, well, tights. The quest for ice cream descends into a signature Hal Roach tit for tat battle. Chaos ensues, is what I’m saying.
Know what’s really fun about silent movies? Spotting old friends whose silent work may not be super well known. Edgar Kennedy is famous for his work as a tough talking character actor in such iconic films as Duck Soup and A Star is Born but he was also a silent film veteran from way back, appearing in Keystone comedies and character parts through the 1910s and 1920s.
A Jewish family living in New York must cope with an empty nest when their two sons leave home, one to be a lawyer and the other, much to his father’s chagrin, to be a boxer. A modernized Jacob and Esau tale, this sensitive film is also one of the finest family dramas to come out of the silent era.
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