That villain must die, Animated GIF

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Mack Sennett stars in one of his own comedies. He is a rube whose ex has become a film star. Being a bit thick, he believes that the villainous Ford Sterling is really threatening his erstwhile love. Sennett was a much better producer than he was an actor but this scene really cracked me up. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of The Musketeers of Pig Alley? In any case, enjoy.

(This is from Mabel’s Dramatic Career)

Silents in Talkies: Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)

Welcome to another installment of Silents in Talkies. In this series, I review sound movies that are either about the silent era or that incorporate silent films into their story. I will review the film itself and then briefly discuss whether the film helped or harmed public perception of the silent era.

This time around, Alice Faye and Don Ameche play the leads in movieland’s love letter to itself, Hollywood Cavalcade.

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