Mack Sennett Keystone, Columbia Pictures, Sennett-Pathé, 1913. Description: A lot of five comedy shorts, four of which are Mack Sennett films and three of which starr Harry Langdon:
1) Muddled in Mud, also known as A Muddy Romance, released November 20, 1913. Two rivals for Mabel's hand play a series of dirty tricks on each other. Finally, one of them gets Mabel alone and is about to marry her, but his rival comes up with a strange scheme to stop them. Soon the Keystone Kops arrive on the scene, and chaos quickly ensues. Directed by Mack Sennett; starring Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, and Charles Inslee. Black and white; silent with musical optical track. 16mm; approx. 11 minutes. Mack Sennett Keystone.
2) To Heir Is Human, released January 14, 1944. Harry finds out he is the missing heir to an estate, and is summoned to an old, spooky mansion to collect his inheritance. Directed by Harold Godscoe; starring Una Merkel, Harry Langdon, and Christine McIntyre. Black and white; sound. 16mm; approx. 20 minutes. Columbia Pictures.
3) The First 100 Years, released August 17, 1924. A man saves his lady love from Black Mike and the two experience wedded bliss, until their pretty new cook becomes a little too interested in the husband. Starring Harry Langdon, Alice Day, and Frank J. Coleman. Black and white with music/sound effects soundtrack. 16mm; approx. 7 minutes (likely incomplete; IMDb gives the total length as 14 minutes). Sennett-Pathé.
4) Lost and Found, originally titled Remember When?, released April 26, 1925. Little orphan Harry is separated from his childhood sweetheart. Years later, he finds she's a bearded lady in a circus. Starring Harry Langdon, Natalie Kingston, and Vernon Dent. Black and white with music/sound effects soundtrack. 16mm; approx. 12 minutes (may be incomplete; IMDb gives the total length as 20 minutes). Sennett-Pathé.
5) Happy Faces, released December 1940. With Ben Turpin, Phyllis Haver, and Louise Fazenda. Black and white; sound. 16mm; approx. 20 minutes. Warner Brothers/Vitaphone/Max Sennett.
Condition: All films have been played only rarely and therefore show very little wear. Any instances of vinegar syndrome or color turning have been noted in the description of the individual film in question. For more detailed inquiries regarding the condition of a specific film, please contact us.
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