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The Fun Factory

USA, 1960 (MIFF 1961, Programme 23)

The Fun Factory is Mack Sennett's studio, where the slapstick two-reelers were churned out at a rate of two a week. Numerous extracts, starring, amongst others Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin, Wallace Beery, are shown, as well as the Sennett specialties: The Bathing Beauties and the Keystone Cops.

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