After saving each other from jumping off a bridge, Henry Bell and Karen Knightly plot to avenge the people who drove them to suicide. Henry will ruin the life of the woman who married Karen's boyfriend, while Karen will work as a secretary for the man who took Henry's job. Whether revenge will be sweet – or bittersweet – is anyone's guess.
In late 1914, Charlie Chaplin was paid the then-unprecedented salary of $1,250 per week (with a bonus of $10,000) in exchange for signing a one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company. The resulting 14 films he created for Essanay find Chaplin further experimenting with new cinematic techniques, while continuing to add complexities and pathos into his celebrated Little Tramp character, soon to become immortalized as the face, hat, and mustache of modern screen comedy. Essanay and Mutual were Chaplin’s laboratory and he later would borrow heavily from the films he created there to craft the masterworks The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936) for which he is best known and for which he always will be remembered.
In the movies he made for the Mutual Film Corporation, Chaplin perfected what would become the trademark themes and techniques of his career. Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies compiles what many critics and enthusiasts regard as his best work in a 5-disc Blu-ray/DVD box set of 12 newly restored films (The Floorwalker, The Fireman, The Vagabond, One A.M., The Count, The Pawnshop, Behind the Screen, The Rink, Easy Street, The Cure, The Immigrant, and The Adventurer). Flicker Alley and The Blackhawk Films Collection are proud to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Little Tramp with the premiere of Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies, a 5-disc Blu-ray/DVD box set, presented for a limited time in a collector’s edition SteelBook case.
Christopher Guard and Michael Hordern star in Shakespeare's otherworldly romance about deposed magic Duke Prospero, who inhabits an island with his daughter Miranda, their helper-sprite Ariel and the enslaved monster Caliban. A shipwreck brings newcomers to the island, and with them come complications and even danger. Miranda falls in love, Ariel foils two murder plots, Caliban gets drunk, and Prospero confronts the brother who betrayed him.
Warren Mitchell and Gemma Jones star in Shakespeare's comedy-drama about Portia, a wealthy young woman whose father controls who she'll marry, and Bassanio, who wishes to marry Portia, but can't afford to. Bassanio borrows money from Shylock, but if he can't repay the debt, a "pound of flesh" will be taken from Bassanio's friend, Antonio. Meanwhile, Portia's father puts potential husbands to the test, but Bassanio is the only man she wants.
The story of the men and women who produced a series of film comedies that were so original and funny that they put Ealing on the map.
A funny anthology featuring various sketches about people having trouble with love and sex.
A student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her airline pilot lover. Then he sees the pilot with a blonde woman and he begins to follow them…
An aspiring photographer and his bumbling assistant go to great lengths to take a picture of a beautiful actress whose wealthy husband does not want her photographed.
A claustrophobic stage revue where McNaughton comes out to introduce the numbers with Thelma white and chorines, but is interrupted by Wills and Carney with painful gags, and some clothes-tearing horseplay. For a costume number with the boys, McNaughton is replaced by McKay.
In this comedic short, two screw-ups join the Navy and make life miserable for their supervisor.