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Slapstick

A type of physical comedy characterized by broad humour, absurd situations, and vigorous, usually violent action. The slapstick comic, more than a mere funnyman or buffoon, must often be an acrobat, a stunt performer, and something of a magician and master of uninhibited action and perfect timing. Pictured: Buster Keaton

Arbuckle and Keaton (1917)

Director: Roscoe Arbuckle
Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton

Virtually unseen by contemporary audiences until now, these two reel shorts offer a priceless view of the slapstick antics of two influential legends.... Read more

Buster Keaton: 3 Hours of Shorts (1923)

8.9/10
Director: Buster Keaton, Eddie Cline
Starring: Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton's acting trademark was physical comedy with a stoic, deadpan expression on his face, earning him the nickname "The Great Stoneface". His... Read more

Laurel & Hardy: L&H and the Law (1930)

4.7/10
Starring: Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel

A collection of classic shorts, with Stan and Ollie finding themselves - mostly - on the wrong side of the law. Episodes include: SCRAM! - restored... Read more

Monkey Business (1931)

7.6/10
Director: Norman Z McLeod
Starring: Ruth Hall, The Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd, Rockcliffe Fellowes

While hiding from the authorities on a luxury liner, a quartet of stowaways become bodyguards of rival gangsters, with the usual hilarious results. An... Read more

Swing Parade ( aka Swing Parade of 1946 ) (1946)

5.3/10
Director: Phil Karlson
Starring: Gale Storm, The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges at their bumbling, eyepoking, hair-pulling best! This time around "The Boys" must protect talented nightclub owner Danny Warren (Phi... Read more

The Cocoanuts (1929)

7.2/10
Director: Joseph Stanley, Robert Florey
Starring: Kay Francis, Margaret Dumont, Oscar Shaw, The Marx Brothers, Mary Eaton

In the Marx Brothers' first feature film, Groucho portrays a hotel owner who tries to fleece everyone, from innocent bellboys and bellgirls to wealthy... Read more