Tag Archives: 1920s

Along came Auntie (1926)

Inheritance and marital complications. Pre-Laurel & Hardy containing only the latter, this silent short is filled with wild and weird antics without too much logic. Reasonably fresh and spunky, but not in my book of multiple husbands. Advertisements

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That’s my wife (1929)

Bizarre gender bender with an unwilling Stan Laurel in hideous drag. Contains quite a few weird bits, too bad that only a few of them – mostly the groping scenes, actually – are more than mildly funny. Nice touch with … Continue reading

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The Lost World (1925)

An imbecile premise leads to great adventure for journalist Ed Malone! A true classic, well made for its time though with limited interest today – mainly for diehard fans of stop motion and dinosaurs. I find myself unexpectedly moved by … Continue reading

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The Freshman (1925)

Naive enthusiasm, hierarchies and bullying, college football, budding love – and being true to yourself. Irritatingly slow and only occasionally funny, but with a few great scenes (especially »The Fall Frolic«) plus surprising amounts of witty wordplay (»petting party« indeed!). … Continue reading

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Unaccustomed as we are (1929)

A shorter, tighter, and funnier predecessor to the (more or less) feature-length »Block-heads« from 1938. This one is at least contemplatable for my book of domestic violence.

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Should married men go home? (1928)

Another round in the eternal battle between marriage and friendship. This time it is mayhem at home and havoc on the golf course. Mildly funny, but far from my book of mudslinging.

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With love and hisses (1927)

Officers, onion-eaters, fires, skunks, bees – maximum military mishaps! The build-up is entertaining, while the grand finale is rather anti-climactic. Not in my drill book.

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