Fred Karno's Army: "Comic Billie Ritchie in the 1916 L-Ko Comedy *Scars and Stripes Forever*"

Music Hall impresario Fred Karno had his own “fun factory,” where he discovered and trained a generation of British stage comedy performers. Many of these “plonks” went on to make their marks on world cinema. Featured in the stage-to-screen line-up are Max Linder, Charlie Chaplin, Billie Ritchie, and Stan Laurel.

Piano accompaniment by Ben Model (November 25) and Bernie Anderson (November 30). Program Approx. 90 min.

Au music-hall (At the Music Hall). 1907. France

Making a Living. 1914. USA. Directed by Henry Lehrman

Silk Hose and High Pressure. 1915. USA. Directed by Henry Lehrman

The Rink. 1917. USA. Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Smithy. 1924. USA. Directed by George Jeske

  1. Friday, November 30, 2018,
    7:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Sunday, November 25, 2018,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Silent Comedy International.