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Hal Roach Comedy Classics: Long Fliv The King (1921) / Strictly Modern (1922) / Start the Show (1920) / Take the Next Car (1922) (Silent) On DVD


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Actor :    'Snub' Pollard, Charley Chase
Director:  Leo McCarey, William Beaudine & Jay A. Howe
Genre:     Comedy
Year:         1920
Studio:   Alpha Video
Length:     81
Released: November 29, 2011
Rating:       Not Rated (MPAA Rating)
Format:     DVD (NTSC/Region 1)
Misc:          NTSC, Black & White
Language: English
subtitles:  N/A


Long Fliv The King (1921): Beautiful Princess Helga must marry within 24 hours or she will lose her throne. Her advisors have her marry Charley, a prisoner condemned to die. A last-minute reprieve spares Charley's life and the newlywed royals head back home, where the new monarch intends to straighten things out in his kingdom.Starring Charley Chase, Martha Sleeper, Oliver Hardy; Directed by Leo McCarey.

Strictly Modern (1922): The Hotel Rundowne is so antiquated it is in danger of going out of business. Snub, the janitor, leads the all-out modernization campaign with Yankee ingenuity and a slew of Rube Goldberg-esque contraptions. Starring Snub Pollard, Marie Mosquini; Directed by William Beaudine.

Start The Show (1920): When a roving theatrical troupe shows up at the farm looking for lodgings, young Beatrice sees an opportunity to raise the mortgage money. She turns the barn into a theater and, before long, has the locals from three counties lined up to buy tickets. Starring Beatrice LaPlante.

Take The Next Car (1922): Trolley operator Paul Parrott must complete his run by a six o'clock deadline or his beautiful boss will lose the franchise. Starring Paul Parrott, Jobyna Ralston; Directed by Jay A. Howe.

This box set caters to fans of silent film comedy, with five humorous shorts produced by the legendary cinematic giant Hal Roach, Sr.: LONG FLIV THE KING (1925), STRICTLY MODERN (1922), START THE SHOW (1920), TAKE NEXT CAR (1922) and LODGE NIGHT (1923).

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