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Title Harry Langdon [videorecording] : the forgotten clown / Kino on Video ; produced for video by David Shepherd ; Film Preservation Associates.

Imprint New York, NY : Kino International, ©2000.

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Edition [Special ed.]
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 193 min. total) : sd., b&w, col. tinted; 4 3/4 in.
Contents The strong man / First National Pictures, Inc. ; directed by Frank Capra ; produced by Harry Langdon Corporation ; story by Arthur Ripley, adapted by Hal Conklin, Robert Eddy (1926) (ca. 76 min.) -- Tramp, Tramp, Tramp / First National Pictures, Inc. ; directed by Harry Edwards (1926?) (ca. 62 min.) -- Long Pants / First National Pictures, Inc. ; directed by Frank Capra ; produced by The Harry Langdon Corporation (1927) (58 min.).
Credits The strong man: Photographed by Elgin Lessley, Glenn Kershner ; editor, Harold Young ; titles by Reed Heustis ; music compiled 1926 by Harry Langdon ; adapted and performed 1996 by Eric Beheim [and] The Palace Music Hall Orchestra. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp: musical setting by Philip Carli. Long Pants: musical setting by Donald Sosin.
Cast The strong man: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor, William V. Mong, Robert McKim, Arthur Thalasso. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Tom Murray, Alec B. Francis, Brooks Benedict. Long Pants: Harry Langdon, Gladys Brockwell, Alan Roscoe, Priscilla Bonner, Alma Bennett, Betty Francisco.
Event Restored by Film Preservation Associates in 1996.
Summary At the height of his film career, Harry Langdon was considered one of the four best comics of the silent film era. His screen character was that of a wide-eyed, childlike man with a feeble smile, an owlish blink, and an innocent's understanding of the world and the people in it. This video collects the three silent feature films widely acknowledged as his best. Strong man: After a tour of duty in WWI, a witless young Belgian comes to America and seeks out his dedicated pen pal, but his quest for Mary Brown leads him from mishap to comic disaster. Tramp, tramp, tramp: When a destitute shoemaker's son enters a cross-country foot race with hopes of winning the $25,000 prize, spectacular comedy and destruction follow. Long pants: A sheepish young man springs into adulthood and is immediately smitten with a hard-boiled drug-smuggling femme fatale. When she is jailed, he comes to her aid, ushering his fugitive moll through a series of riotous scrapes.
System Details DVD ; NTSC.
Language Silent with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Awards The strong man was named to the National Film Registry in 2007 by the Library of Congress.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- Belgium -- Drama.
Cross-country running -- Drama.
Smugglers -- Drama.
Genre/Form Silent films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Short films.
Slapstick comedy films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Capra, Frank, 1897-1991. Director.
Edwards, Harry, 1888-1952. Director.
Ripley, Arthur, 1895-1961. Author.
Conklin, Hal. Adapter.
Eddy, Robert. Adapter.
Langdon, Harry, 1884-1944. Actor.
Bonner, Priscilla, 1899-1996. Actor.
Astor, Gertrude, 1887-1977. Actor.
Mong, William V., 1875-1940. Actor.
McKim, Robert, 1886-1927. Actor.
Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977. Actor.
Davis, Edwards. Actor.
Francis, Alec B., 1867-1934. Actor.
Murray, Tom, 1874-1935. Actor.
Benedict, Brooks, 1896-1968. Actor.
Brockwell, Gladys, 1894-1929. Actor.
Roscoe, Albert, 1887-1933. Actor.
Bennett, Alma, 1889-1958. Actor.
Francisco, Betty, 1900-1950. Actor.
Shepard, David. Producer.
Carli, Philip.
Sosin, Donald.
Beheim, Eric.
Palace Music Hall Orchestra.
Harry Langdon Corporation.
First National Pictures, Inc.
Film Preservation Associates.
Kino International Corporation.
Added Title Forgotten clown
Frank Capra's The strong man
Frank Capra's Long pants
Standard No. 738329017323
Music No. K173DVD Kino on Video
K173 DVD Kino on Video

 
    
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