Harry Langdon: Three's a Crowd (1927), The Chaser (1928) DVD9
With his quizzical expression and childlike demeanor, Harry Langdon was one of the slapstick cinema's brightest stars, a low-key alternative to his more fast-paced contemporaries.

His directorial debut, THREE'S A CROWD, didn't just dabble in pathos, it plunged its hapless hero into a netherworld of loneliness worthy of Samuel Beckett (a self-avowed Langdon fan). Harry stars as a slum-dweller who invites a freezing woman (Gladys McConnell), pregnant with another man's child, into his home. Nursing mother and child back to health, he achieves his dream of having a family...or so he hopes.

Langdon's second film as director, THE CHASER is a dark, slightly kinky comedy in which carousing Harry is ordered by a judge to swap domestic duties (and clothing) with his wife. Deprived of his "manliness," Harry contemplates suicide while coping with flirtatious salesmen and the scorn of a former comrade.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:05:05 | 6.19 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: none
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Silent

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