Monday, September 8, 2014

Down on the Farm (1920)
*** out of 5

An amusing early foray into feature length comedy by the Mack Sennett studio during the silent era. Several familiar faces make appearances Louise Fazenda displays charm and wit as the lead character, a farm girl in love with the hired hand, Harry Gribbon. James Finlayson playing the kind of part he was most commonly featured in, the landlord who demand the rent or the hand of the farmer's daughter. And an amusig sequence features his attempts to get a little action from the faithful wife (Marie Prevost) of another local man, the hilarious Ben Turpin, who had much more to offer as a comedian than being a funny-looking cross-eyed living visual gag.

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