All in Good Fun (1955) Comedy Compilation of film comedy from its earliest days to the golden age of slapstick. Includes Max Linder, Tontolini,John Bunny, Ford Sterling Marie Dressier, Fred Mace, Keystone Cops, Mack Sennett and Chaplin. Introduced by Bob Monkhouse.
Inn for Trouble (1960) Peggy Mount and David Kossoff star as Ada and Alf Larkin in this big screen version of the hugely popular 1950's TV comedy he Larkins'.
Dentist in the Chair (1960) Student David makes a big mistake of falling in love with the Dean's niece Peggy and he may have just made Britain's 'Most Wanted' list too, by getting accidentally involved with stolen goods from a bungling crook!
Two on the Tiles (1951) A married couple both face temptations while separated for a few days.The husband meets an attractive female fellow traveler in Paris while the wife accidentally spends a night aboard a Royal Navy ship with a male friend after she is stranded following a party.
And the Same to You (1960) British comic farce featuring performances by Sid James and Tommy Cooper. Brian Rix plays Dickie Dreadnought, the boxing-mad nephew of pious clergyman Reverend Sydney Mullet (Leo Franklyn). Dickie embarks on an elaborate plan to keep his budding boxing career a secret.
Carry On Admiral (The Ship Was Loaded) (1957) After a hard night's drinking, the Assistant to the First Sea Lord and a new ship's captain accidentally swap clothes and are mistaken for one another! Now the Captain must help handle the reorganising of the entire navy while the hapless assistant must run a fully armed warship.
Crazy Days (1962) Made in 1962, Scenes from the silent era greats. Including Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin plus many more.
Demobbed (1944) Demobbed from the army Nat, Norman and Dan get new jobs, solve a crime and stage a concert party.
Lifetime of Comedy (1960) Compilation of comedy sketches from the comedy kings Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby.
Tell Me Another (1976) Filmed with Dick Hills with a live studio audience. A Comedy Compilation of stories from Norman Wisdom, Arthur Askeyjim Dale, Jimmy Jewel, Ted Ray, Roy Hudd, Spike Milligan, Reg Varney, Leslie Phillips, Terry Scott, Thora Hird, Warren Mitchell and Peggy Mount.
The Silent Comics A short documentary reflecting on the timeless works of silent comics Buster Kantan Harold Llovd and Ben Turbin.
Don't quite get why these are considered Classics
- The Renown Comedy Collection: Vol.1 review by AW
Weird mishmash of silent picture clips and 50s B&W Ealing type comedies. Nothing inbetween. They are B Pictures at best, and who chose them? This goes across several discs, the two Dentist films with Bob Monkhouse are mildly entertaining. Did anyone actually like Bob Monkhouse or find him funny? Still he acted extremely well, his timing was good so I give him slack. Kenneth Connor and Graham Stark and the wonderful Peggy Cummins lifted it higher.
A funnier and slightly hidden excerpt on the disc was Tell Me Another, Comedy Compilation. Comes apparently from a 70s TV series I'd never heard of, Tell Me Another. Involves interviews with comedians most of whom I recognised but they didn't bother to identify or even acknowledge their names, before or after. Things like that are really annoying.