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4 Clowns is a 1970 documentary compilation film written and directed by Robert Youngson that studies the golden age of comedy through a compilation of rare silent film footage of the works of Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase and Buster Keaton. [1]

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All Media Network (formerly All Media Guide (AMG) and AllRovi), is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllGame, AllMovie, SideReel, and Celebified.

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The American Film Institute (AFI) is a film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the moving picture arts in the U.S. AFI is supported by private funding and public membership.

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Barbara Kent (nee Cloutman) (December 16, 1907 – October 13, 2011) was a Canadian-born, North American-based film actress, prominent from the silent film era to the early talkies of the 1920s and '30s and 40's and former Miss Hollywood (in 1925).

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Bartine Burkett Zane (February 9, 1898 – May 20, 1994) was an American film actress, best recalled for her silent comedies and her late-in-life appearances in sitcoms and TV commercials.

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William Richard "Billy" Werstine (born April 16, 1952), known professionally as "Billy West", is an American voice actor, singer and comedian best known for his voice-over work in a number of television series, films and commercials.

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The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to.

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Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer.

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Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster which began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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Charley Chase (October 20, 1893 – June 20, 1940) was an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and film director, best known for his work in Hal Roach short film comedies.

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The cinema of the United States, often generally referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century.

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Constance Alice Talmadge (April 19, 1898 – November 23, 1973) was an American silent movie star born in Brooklyn, New York.

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A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.

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The Hartford Courant is the largest daily newspaper in the U.S. state of Connecticut, and is often recognized as the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.

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The Internet Movie Database (abbreviated IMDb) is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews.

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Joseph Edward "Jay" Jackson (November 4, 1918 – August 16, 2005) was an American radio and television quiz show host and announcer more familiar for a one-off, fictitious host he played on a legendary situation comedy than he was during his time as a real radio and television performer.

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Jean Arthur (October 17, 1900 – June 19, 1991) was an American actress and a major film star of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Jean Havez (December 24, 1869 – February 11, 1925)- Class of 1893 at Johns Hopkins University - was an American writer of novelty songs, vaudeville skits, and silent era comedy films.

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Laurel and Hardy were a comedy double act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema.

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Leonard Michael Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is an American film critic and historian, author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives.

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A list of American films released in 1970.

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Manny Albam (June 24, 1922 in Samana, Dominican Republic – October 2, 2001 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, USA) was a jazz baritone saxophone player who eventually became a composer, arranger, producer, and educator.

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Oliver "Ollie" Hardy (born Norvell Hardy) (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951.

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Robert Youngson (November 27, 1917 – April 8, 1974) was a film producer, director, and screenwriter.

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Ruth Dwyer is a Vermont political figure who was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for Governor in 1998 and 2000.

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A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue.

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Snitz Edwards (January 1, 1868 (some sources state 1862) – May 1, 1937) was a character actor of the early years of the silent film era into the 1930s.

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Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous for his role in the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.

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The Windsor Star is the regional daily newspaper of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.

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Viola Richard, (26 January 1904 – 28 December 1973), was an American actress who appeared in several silent short comedies at the Hal Roach Studios opposite Laurel and Hardy, Charley Chase and Max Davidson in the 1920s.

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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (formerly known as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation with hyphen used from its inception until 1985), also known as 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Pictures, 20CFFC, TCF, Fox 2000 Pictures or simply Fox is an American film studio, distributor and one of the six major American film studios.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4_Clowns

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