Harpo’s Only Extant Silent Film — And He Talks In it!


Another post in honor of Harpo’s birthday. I first had the privilege of seeing this one at Slapsticon a few years back. Made in 1925, Too Many Kisses is a silent romantic comedy starring Richard Dixset in the Basque country of Spain, with Harpo as “The Village Peter Pan“. He has one line “You’re sure you can’t move?” We of course don’t hear it, we read it. Harpo’s in several scenes of the film; here’s one of them:

For more on comedy film history don’t miss my new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Media, also available from amazon.com etc etc etc


To find out more about the variety arts past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. 


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