Steve Massa wrote:Hi Tommie
I'm at work so I don't have my murky old VHS dub to check - but I think the film may be CAUGHT WITH THE GOODS (3/11/1917) with Harry Gribbon. I'm sure Brent will know if that's correct (and what it is if it isn't correct).
Gary Johnson wrote:Why does that clip always end up in any retrospective of Sennett Keystones?
Could it be that despite the reputation of Keystones being all 'mayhem and destruction', the reality is that the majority of the shorts produced in the teens were more along the lines of parodies of social comedies of the day with a quick chase added at the climax to wrap up the story with a bang? What I'm suggesting is that there may not be enough clips of wild, sustained slapstick from the Keystones (like the sort we see continually in the Arbuckle-Keaton shorts of just a few years later) to enhance their reknown and thus, the same clips seem to be recycled often.
Or is it more simply a matter of access and that a short such as "Thirst" is readily available?
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