Disc 2 contains the programs “Sennett in the Twenties” and “Funny Girls: Genders and Their Benders.”
Saturday Afternoon (1926) with Harry Langdon. Harry escapes his controlling wife (Alice Ward) to spend a weekend afternoon with a friend and two women. From an excellent 35mm print. The same transfer as is available on DVD from Kino. Accompanied by piano music by Donald Sosin.
Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies (1925) with Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde. An inventor designs a series of radio-controlled cars that tend to misbehave. From a very-good, and slightly worn, 35mm print. Accompanied by pipe organ music by Ken Rosen.
Wandering Willies (1926) with Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde. Two tramps get into a series of manic scrapes. From an excellent 35mm print. Accompanied by music by Robert Israel, performed by a small orchestra.
Circus Today (1926) with Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde. Billy and Andy are part of a series of mishaps in a travelling circus. From a sepia-toned Blackhawk preservation print, with replaced intertitles, prepared from a very-good but worn 35mm print. Accompanied by synthesizer music by Eric Beheim.
Two Harry Langdon films, previously available on DVD, have been added to this program: His Marriage Wow (1925) with Langdon and Vernon Dent as a spooky pessimist, transferred from a very-good sepia-toned 16mm print, with synthesizer music by Eric Beheim; and All Night Long (1924) with Langdon and Vernon Dent, transferred from an excellent 35mm print, accompanied by piano music by Philip Carli.
The Funny Girls program begins with The Detectress (1919) with Gale Henry. Lizzie (Henry) is an undercover detective on the trail of a robber that leads her to Chinatown. From a sepia-toned composite print comprised of a very good 16mm print augmented by a small number of shots from a very-good 35mm print. Accompanied by synthesizer music by Eric Beheim.
One Wet Night (1924) with Alice Howell and Bert Roach. A young wife (Howell) and her husband cope with a rainy day. From a very-good 16mm print that is missing its main title and its ending. Accompanied by synthesizer music by Brian Benison.
Know Thy Wife (1918) with Dorothy De Vore and Earl Rodney. Bob (Rodney) and Betty (De Vore) are engaged, even though his parents are expecting Lillian (Leota Lorraine) to be their daughter-in-law. To fool them, Betty dresses as Bob’s friend, Steve. From a very-good 16mm print. Accompanied by pipe organ music by Ken Rosen.
Rowdy Ann (1919) with Fay Tincher. Ann (Tincher) is a cowgirl who holds her own in a small cattle town out West and in a girls’ finishing school in the East. From a very-good 16mm print. Accompanied by synthsizer music by Eric Beheim.
Hearts and Flowers (1919) with Louise Fazenda and Ford Sterling. A hotel orchestra leader (Sterling) pitches woo to a flower girl (Fazenda) when he thinks she’s a millionaire heiress. Phyllis Haver and the Sennett Bathing Beauties also appear. From a preservation print, with new intertitles, prepared from a very-good 35mm print. Accompanied by synthesizer music and sound effects by Eric Beheim.
Condition: This DVD is in very good condition, is only missing the original cover.