The Silent Clowns (1910s-1930s)

Overview: The Silent Clowns

Buster Keaton
Clip from TCM's "Moguls and Movie Stars"
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
"The Art of the Gag" from
Every Frame a Painting
The General (1926)
The General (1926)
Discussion questions on The General
Roger Ebert's review of The General
Senses of Cinema article on The General
Slate article on The General
Review from Slant Magazine on The General

Harold Lloyd
Clip from TCM's "Moguls and Movie Stars"
Safety Last! (1923)

Charlie Chaplin
Clip from TCM's "Moguls and Movie Stars"
City Lights (1931, Dir. Charles Chaplin)
Modern Times (1936, Dir. Charles Chaplin)
Chaplin (1992, Dir. Richard Attenborough; Starring Robert Downey, Jr.)