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By Gabriella Oldham,Mabel Langdon,Harry Jr. Langdon

ISBN-10: 0813169658

ISBN-13: 9780813169651

Among silent movie comedians, 3 names stand out -- Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd -- yet Harry Langdon unquestionably merits to take a seat between them because the fourth "king." In motion pictures comparable to The powerful guy (1926) and Long Pants (1927) , Langdon parlayed his pantomime abilities, expressive eyes, and childlike innocence into silent-era stardom. This in-depth biography, which good points behind-the-scenes debts and private reminiscences compiled by way of Langdon's past due spouse, presents an entire and considerate photo of this multifaceted entertainer and his meteoric upward thrust and fall.

Authors Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon discover how the actor constructed and honed his comedic abilities in beginner exhibits, drugs exhibits, and vaudeville. jointly they survey his early paintings at the level on the flip of the 20 th century in addition to his iconic exercises and characters. additionally they evaluation his mess ups from the early sound interval, together with his selection to half methods with director Frank Capra. regardless of his dwindling attractiveness following the advent of talkies, Langdon endured and persevered to accomplish in theater, radio, and movie -- actually till his loss of life day -- abandoning a different and significant physique of labor.

Featuring never-before-published tales and pictures from his speedy relatives, this biography is an interesting and revealing examine an unsung silent movie giant.

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