The second of Robert Youngson’s plundering compilation films (1960). The first, The Golden Age of Comedy, took its title and inspiration from James Agee’s famous Life magazine article on the silent film comedians. Well-known bits—by Chaplin, Keaton, Langdon, and others—were wrenched out of context, reedited, and otherwise mangled beyond recognition, all in the name of “tribute.” Pillage of this sort is inexcusable, but these films, which were immensely popular, did help to revive a few flagging reputations. The real thing should always be seen in preference.