The origins of slapstick and vaudeville are explored in this documentary narrated by actor Eli Wallach. The film takes an in-depth look at the history and evolution of the comedy genre, tracking the careers of slapstick heavyweights such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields and many more, all of whom began their careers in either vaudeville houses or slapstick-heavy films.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it