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All in Good Fun

  • Arts
  • 1955
  • James M Anderson
  • 58 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy. Bob Monkhouse introduces the golden age of slapstick comedy. Max Sennett, Chaplin, The Keystone Cops and many more.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

James M "Andy" Anderson was an English film editor well-known in Wardour Street as a collector of movie artefacts which are now priceless and invaluable. Some of his collection can be seen in London's Museum of the Moving Image. This treasure trove of silent film excerpts, invariably British and generally forgotten by the cinema textbooks, is also his work. It's wonderful material, featuring clips from Charlie Smiler Takes Up Ju-Jitsu (1911), Lieutenant Darling and the Mystery of Room 41 (1913), plus the same year's Bunny at the Derby with Vitagraph star John Bunny as an English coster. Film enthusiast Bob Monkhouse, himself a collector, links the material. It is sad that Monkhouse's love of, and talent for, historical cinema was not better used: it must not have paid as well as smiling his way through game shows.

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DirectorJames M Anderson

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Theatrical distributor
Butchers Film Service Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Black and white
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