Racial stereotypes abound in silent comedy, where African natives, sweatshop workers, denizens of Chinatown, and Arabian sheiks were used as targets for cheap laughs. Various peoples are misrepresented and mistreated in these comic shorts. Featuring Paul Parrott, Charles Murray, Alice Day, Poodles Hanneford, Sunny McKeen, and Ham & Bud.
Program Approx. 80 min.
Oh, Sammy! 1913. USA. Directed by Edward Dillon
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Tee for Two. 1925. USA. Directed by Edward Cline
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