Malcolm St. Clair was a master director of sophisticated silent comedy. This book traces his career, from his start as a Mack Sennett Keystone Kop, through the action-adventures of the early 1920s, his work with Buster Keaton, the grand and elegant sophisticated comedies for Paramount in the '20s (Are Parents People?, The Grand Duchess and the Waiter, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Canary Murder Case), his transition to sound films, and the comedies for 20th Century-Fox. Includes a 16 page photo insert.
About the Author
Ruth Dwyer (Ph.D., film studies/drama, University of Toronto) has taught film studies at McMaster University in Hamilton ON, but is now a full-time writer and filmmaker, writing and producing educational videos for children about art and architecture.
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There are half-a-dozen books on Lubitsch, and doubtless there'll be more. But Mal, bless his heart, was our own native Lubitsch and deserved his own book. Luckily, now he has one—and it's definitive.