This Keystone from the end of 1914, involving the usual suspects running around some plumbing issues will not hold many surprises for those familiar with Keystone in this period, or, indeed, with the works of the Three Stooges, who often played inept plumbers. It is, nonetheless, very nicely performed, especially by Charles Murray who mugs it up freely and ineptly, as well as the pretty girl who plays the house's maid.
Clancy (Charles Murray) and MacIntosh (Lucien Littletfield) are a pair of stock comedy Irish and Scottish plumbers who have been partners for twenty years; but when Clancy accidentally buys some shares on margin, MacIntosh's Scotch thrift rebels and their partnership breaks up. In the meantime, their children are in love....
THE HOLLYWOOD KID (1924, Sennett, D: Roy Del Ruth) A short packed with more stars and gags than most features of its day, this film delivered a gaggle of guffaws! With appearances by Mack Sennett, Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent, Ben Turpin, Marie Prevost, Billy Bevan, Charlie Murray, a dozen bathing beauties and a toothless lion! The most fun in this comedy was seeing all of the behind the scenes shots of the studio as it really was and all as part of the frenetic plot.
An ape is suspected of committing a series of murders.
Charles Murray meets the wild west.
Two partners in a clothing store decide they want to become radio performers.
Getting Rid of Trouble
A henpecked husband and his wife vacation at a seaside resort. While he's enjoying the view of the local bathing beauties, he has to be careful not to let his wife see him enjoying himself.
Four miscreants get revenge on the police chief by planting bombs in his house.
Silent comedy film directed by William Beaudine..
A short comedy about two competing pensions. One is doing well because are two cute girls are staying there, so the owner of the other pension goes also goes looking for two other girls so as to attract customers.
A slapstick comedy with Charles Murray & Louise Fazenda.
Keystone-Triangle comedy starring Louise Fazenda and Charles Murray.
The sixth entry in
Universal’s long-running series of ethnic comedies, about a Jewish family (headed by George
Sidney) and an Irish family (headed by Charles Murray) whose offspring have a habit of falling in love with each other. This one throws in a satire of the movie business, as young Kitty Kelly (June
Clyde) becomes a star at Continental Productions, and young Melville Cohen (Norman Foster)
writes songs for musicals. Crisis arrives when audiences grow tired of all singing, all dancing—an
experience Junior Laemmle knew firsthand. Many Universal stars make cameo appearances,
including Boris Karloff and Tom Mix. (Museum of Modern Art)
A Keystone comedy with Charles Murray, where the poor man finds a bag with a lot of money resulting in a change of lifestyle. But not without complications...
He Loved the Ladies
Just as Charlie is running for mayor on a purity platform, an old flame threatens to show his torrid love letters to his wife if he does not withdraw from the campaign.
A present-day stereotypically-Irish American politician ('Charlie Murray') is vaulted into ancient Greece after receiving a bump on the head.
This extremely corny film has him disguising himself in drag to get a job as a governess and access to his overprotected sweetheart. The old father falls for him, needless to say and there is another suitor.
Married ice man Charles Murray is "Cursed by His Beauty" (1914) when he becomes a model for a female artist.
Charles Murray out romancing in the park.
Charles Murray gets caught by his wife flirting with a dancer.
A World War 1 slapstick comedy from Keystone.
A farm girl learns she is a princess and is swept away by a tornado to the land of Oz.
A comedy made by Keystone Studios starring Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand, both of whom co-directed the movie. This is Chaplin's only lost film as no copy is known to exist.
Cohen and Kelly families go to Africa to buy elephant tusks.
The Poor Nut
Stage comedian Patrick O'Brien is fired from his job because of his drinking celebration of his son, Jimmy, graduating from college. After the show he meets his son on a cabaret and there meets Abel Finklestein and his daughter, Miriam, and the two fathers form a business alliance, suspected of being bootlegging. They are arrested but are released after it is found they were importing molasses - but Miriam has to promise to marry Sam Berkowitz to secure the release. Jimmy and both fathers are unhappy with this turn of events.
Pretty Dixie Chene is abut to be married to Slim Summerville besides a swimming pool stocked with baby alligators -- wait for it -- but before the minister shows up, Charles Murray and a drunken Polly Moran manage to cause quite a fuss.
A comedy in which a barber shaves off only half of a customer’s beard and moustache, because that customer has gone on a date with his beloved.
Two incompetent bus drivers attempt to exact revenge on their no nonsense boss. Hilarity ensues.
Two men find a baby they think is abandoned.
Two bankers, thrown out of work by the Depression, find jobs on a western ranch.
George and Charlie go fishing - but things don't turn out exactly as planned.
George and Charlie get jobs as plumbers assistants; on their first assignment, they reduce a house to shambles in search of a lost ring.
Two friends decide to become gold prospectors, and wind up discovering an outlaw's buried treasure.
Four of the original five reels survive in the collections of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
18-year-old Rosie Kaplan O'Grady was found as an abandoned baby by O'Grady, an Irish policeman, and Kaplan, a Jewish pawnbroker, and raised by them as their own. She is being courted by two men; prizefighter Terry Callahan and a rich socialite, Tommy Sinclair and has to choose between them.
Charlie plays an actor who bungles several scenes and is kicked out. He returns convincingly dressed as a lady and charms the director, but Charlie never makes it into the film. The plot involving a guy dressing up as a woman is quite popular in old silent movies.
To impress the girl he loves, a naive country boy tries to capture a group of local bootleggers.
Where Hazel Met the Villain is a 1914 movie starring Roscoe Arbuckle and Phyllis Allen.
A dancing instructor gets involved with a newly rich family.
Romance blooms between two Jewish employees in a sweatshop.
A childless couple hire 4 orphans to scare off a visiting uncle who don't like kids.
A New York fur saleswoman falls for a man she meets on the subway and must decide if she wants to accept a much dreamed for work transfer to Paris, or stay and get married.
A circus worker wins a sweepstakes prize of $150,000 and must travel to England to present his ticket and collect his winnings. He books passage on a transatlantic liner, but on board is a shady hypnotist who hears about the man's good fortune. He manages to get a chance to hypnotize the winner and then takes his ticket, after which he disappears. When the man wakes up and realizes his ticket has been stolen, he sets out to find the phony "professor" and reclaim his ticket.
Irene, a feisty Irish girl in Philadelphia, clashes with her family and walks out, heading to New York City to seek fame and fortune. She gets a job as a dressmaker's model and becomes involved with Donald, the scion of a wealthy family. Donald's mother doesn't approve of Irene and sets out to discredit her in Donald's eyes.
Why Women Love (1925)
Sam, a young man in a small town, is accused of being a thief. Unable to prove his innocence--and not knowing that he's being framed by a local villain to keep him away from pretty young Mary, the town beauty whom the villain wants for himself--he leaves town and goes to Hollywood to become an actor. He eventually returns home to town as a star, but once again finds himself the victim of the town villain, who this time abducts sweet young Mary. Sam must use all his acting skills to track down the villain and save Mary.
The Masked Woman
The Mine with the Iron Door
Mabel goes home after being humiliated by a masher whom her husband won't fight. The husband goes off to a bar and gets drunk.
In the Hollywood Hall of Fame - a wax museum - the figure of Eddie Borden comes to life and introduces us to various stars in effigy. Pining over the effigy of Clara Bow, her husband Rex Bell suggests that Eddie get on with Betty Boop. Betty asks Eddie to accompany her in a rendition of "My Silent Love."
A 1924 film directed by Clarence G. Badger.
While a ship captain is at sea dealing with a mutiny among his crew, his wife is at home having an affair with his best friend.
A jealous trapeze star decides he must eliminate his romantic rival.
After a daredevil demonstration of aviator stunts, Anthony Fortescue-Stirling, more familiarly known as Tony, is cast adrift by his father. He meets Chrissie, of vaudeville fame, at a fancy-dress ball and falls in love with her.
In 1913, Carl is released from prison, where he served a sentence for stealing. Spurned by his circumstance, Carl rejects God and resumes his fast life of crime. Before long, his fate intersects with that of Mary, a devout orphan, prompting a romance and a reevaluation.
An innocent country girl who happens to have a lovely singing voice falls under the influence of a ruthless Broadway producer. At first she's dazzled by the producer's surface charm as well as those bright lights the title refers to, but eventually gets a dose of reality
The Reckless Lady
Behind enemy lines, Captain Bob White disguises himself as a woman in order to fool members of the German High Command, including the Kaiser himself.
Roscoe is a family man at the seaside, lumbered with a shrewish wife and an extremely annoying young son. He meets up with a charming young lady in a bathing costume, and the two of them break into a charming and delightful dance. Unfortunately, the bathing beauty has a husband with pistols...
This short film takes a nostalgic look at the Mack Sennett comedies of the silent cinema era.
Actor Lee Tracy presides as ringmaster over a show that combines the best elements of cinema with the circus, what he calls a Cinema Circus. Tracy introduces a number of professional circus acts, plus a cavalcade of movie stars who have side shows under the open air big tent. There is as much action in the audience as Tracy identifies a number of movie stars watching the proceedings incognito, having their own fun in the stands, and sometimes interacting with the circus acts.
Charlie takes care of a man in a wheelchair.
The Fire Patrol
A womanizing city man meets Tillie in the country, after a fight with his girlfriend. When he sees that Tillie's father has a very large bankroll for his workers, he persuades her to elope with him.
Famous actress Norma Shearer's jewels are stolen… (Star-packed promotional short film intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists Tuberculosis Sanatorium.)