The Sad clowns

United States, 1960

Film
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Episode of Series “History of the Motion Picture”.
An examination of the different silent comedy styles of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harry Langdon. Excerpts from films show each actor on the threshold of their finest work. All three comedians give evidence of their ability to rise above the level of pure slapstick and develop a more personal style of comedy. Suitable for upper secondary level.

Credits

production company

Sterling Educational Films

co-producer

Saul J. Turell

Paul Killiam

Duration

00:26:12:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1960

Appears in

History of the Motion Picture

Group of items

History of the Motion Picture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009351

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Langdon, Harry, 1884-1944

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture actors and actresses

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Appreciation

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Excerpts

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Study and teaching

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - United States - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Silent films - United States - History

Comedy

Comedy → Slapstick comedies

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Motion pictures - Study and teaching

Music & Performing Arts → Comedians

Music & Performing Arts → Motion picture actors and actresses

People → Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977

People → Comedians

People → Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966

People → Langdon, Harry, 1884-1944

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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