Sunday, April 3, 2011
A Good Comedy Routine is Worth Repeating
In The Gold Rush (1925), Charlie Chaplin's life is endangered when his cabin is dislodged by storm winds and ends up teetering on the edge of a cliff.
Less than six months after the release of The Gold Rush, a copycat routine was touted on posters for Min's Home on the Cliff (1926).
In Seven Chances (1925), Buster Keaton appeared on screen being chased by a horde of hopeful brides.
Months later, Sid Smith suffered a similar fate in a Fox two-reel comedy called The Heart Breaker (1925).