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When Comedy
Was King

(1960)

 

Robert Youngson’s When Comedy Was King (1960) was an introduction for many people to the short comedies of the silent era.

coverTeleVista
2007 DVD edition

When Comedy Was King (1960), black & white, 81 minutes, not rated.

TeleVista, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $24.95.
Release date: 11 September 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This edition may have been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film features its original soundtrack.

 
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coverGenius Entertainment
2007 DVD edition

When Comedy Was King (1960), black & white, ? minutes, not rated,
with The Golden Age of Comedy (1957), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Genius Entertainment, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered?, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $16.95.
Release date: 16 October 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

It has been coupled with an earlier Youngson documentary on film comedy.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
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covereMoviez
200? DVD edition

When Comedy Was King (1960), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

eMoviez, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $24.95.
Release date: 11 September 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film features its original soundtrack.

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from EMOVIEZ.
Other silent era-related DOCUMENTARIES available on home video.

Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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