Posts tagged with "Harry Langdon"

Watch It: Long Pants (1927)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 9, 2013 1 Comment 6626 views

Long Pants (sometimes known as Johnny Newcomer) is not only a vehicle for silent comedy star Harry Langdon, it’s one of Frank Capra’s earliest films. Released in 1927, Long Pants centers around Harry Shelby (Langdon) who has been kept in knee-pants for years by his overbearing parents. Finally, Harry takes control of his own pants situation […]

Watch It: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 17, 2013 0 Comment 4342 views

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp might not be as much fun as it sounds, since these are depression-era riding the rails tramps and not -er- the other kind. However, it does star silent clown Harry Langdon and it’s pretty damn funny. Plus, you can watch Tramp, Tramp, Tramp right now. [youtube][/youtube]

Coming Up in Toronto: “Summer Shorts” from Robert Bruce

Posted by Brandy Dean August 14, 2012 1 Comment 1337 views

Every so often, composer/pianist Robert Bruce graces us with his live accompaniment to silent films. He’s returning to Toronto this Thursday, August 16 to present “Summer Shorts.” Catch 4 classic silent films from Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Harry Langdon with live piano accompaniment at Trinity – St. Paul’s United Church. Be there! […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 15, 2012 2 Comments 1738 views

And… another week is conquered! Which is what it feels like sometimes – you grab that week and wrestle it to the ground, just beat it into submission. Of course, those are the best weeks. On the not-so-best, it beats you into submission. The jury is still out on this one, friends and neighbors. But […]

TSFF Preview: 1000 Laffs – Playmates

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 6 Comments 4668 views

You do not have a silent film fest until you bring in the clowns and Toronto Silent Film Festival will be delivering the goods on April 1 with 1000 Laffs – Playmates, a program of silent shorts. Silent comedy is, of course, dominated by the holy auteur trinity of Buster Keaton – Charline Chaplin – […]

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