Posted by vp19 on 2015.07.10 at 16:11
Current mood: amused
Carole Lombard may be standing still in the photo above, but her 1928 Mack Sennett film “Run, Girl, Run” lives up to its title, as she plays a glamorous, if flighty, track and field star who helps her college finally conquer its archrival. It’s now available with three other Sennett shorts in a compilation package available on eBay.
Also included are “The Manicure Lady” (1911) with Mabel Normand, “Small Town Bully” (1915) with Normand, Roscoe Arbuckle and Sennett (he also directed the first two films), and “Gymnasium Jim” (1922) with Billy Bevan. Writes the seller: “The four comedies collected on this disc show Sennett’s evolution from a purveyor of frenetic slapstick to a filmmaker with a keen eye for situational, character-based humor.”
But he adds this statement: “The standout is ‘Run, Girl, Run,’ which combines snappy intertitles and clever sight gags with the considerable physical appeal of future star Carole Lombard, who looks quite fetching in lingerie and abbreviated athletic togs.” Want proof of that?
Moreover here’s evidence of Lombard’s athleticism, which probably helped her earn all those track and field medals at Virgil Junior High School in the early 1920s:
You can buy this for $4.99; as of this writing, two copies are available. If interested, visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/SENNETT-SILENT-CLASSICS-FATTY-ARBUCKLE-CAROLE-LOMBARD-DVD-NEW-/361338593556?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5421756114.