Tag Archives: Silent

Mabel’s Dramatic Career

As of the date of this review, Mabel’s Dramatic Career does not appear to be available on DVD. The Amazon link is for a VHS tape that contains this title. If you are seeking this short feature, you are advised to search for a DVD release. This is a 14 minute silent movie. This review […]

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The Rough House

The Rough House is a 22 minute two-reeler starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton – the second of their films together. A brief Wikipedia article about the short states that this was the first film in which Keaton served as director. There is a sort of story mixed in with the slapstick comedy, but it’s […]

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The Cook

According to a Wikipedia article about this 22 minute short, it was believed to be lost until it was discovered in Norway. So, if you want to feel like you discovered lost treasure, here’s your chance. Fatty Arbuckle is the headliner in this production and Buster Keaton gets second billing. Your humble reviewer is particularly […]

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