Edward F. Cline

  • Edward F. Cline & Buster Keaton – Three Ages (1923)

    1921-1930Buster KeatonDramaEdward F. ClineFranceThriller

    Buster Keaton backed into feature filmmaking with this 1923 effort, which essentially consists of three two-reelers (Keaton’s accustomed format) edited together. The structure is a vague parody of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance, with Buster fighting to win his woman from a stronger rival in the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, and modern times. It’s good but not great Keaton: the gags are chiefly basic slapstick, with little of the surrealistic refinement and visual sophistication he brought to his later features.Read More »

  • Edward F. Cline & Buster Keaton – One Week (1920)

    Edward F. Cline1911-1920Buster KeatonComedyShort FilmUSA

    A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit’s component numbering.Read More »

  • Edward F. Cline – Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

    1941-1950ClassicsComedyEdward F. ClineUSA

    One of 1941’s trio of great satires about filmmaking in Hollywood (along with Sullivan’s Travels and Hellzapoppin’) and probably the craziest of the lot. W. C. Fields wrote the story himself (under the pseudonym Otis Criblecoblis) and the film, which is coincidentally about W. C. Fields peddling a script he wrote himself to a frustrated studio boss (Franklin Pangborn), is probably the purest expression of his comic sensibility, starting with the iconic title.Read More »

  • Edward F. Cline – The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)

    1941-1950ComedyEdward F. ClineUSA

    The widow Wilson and her daughter Mary have just learned that old Mr. Middleton, who held the mortgage on their home, has passed away. They are now visited by Middleton’s lawyer, Cribbs, who informs them that Middleton’s son and heir Edward plans to foreclose and take possession of their home. When Mary goes to plead with Edward, she soon discovers that it is really the unscrupulous Cribbs who wants to drive them out of their home. When Mary and Edward become engaged to be married, it looks as if all is well. But the calculating Cribbs has a new plan, which begins with luring young Edward into a lifestyle of drinking and dissipationRead More »

  • Edward F. Cline – Hook, Line and Sinker (1930)

    1921-1930ComedyEdward F. ClineRomanceUSA


    Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run down and nearly abandoned,they launch a phony PR campaign that presents the hotel as a resort favored by the rich. Their advertising succeeds too well, and many complications soon arise.Read More »

  • Edward F. Cline – Go Chase Yourself (1938)

    1931-1940ComedyCrimeEdward F. ClineUSA

    Long before she was crowned the queen of TV, Lucille Ball reigned as the “Queen of the Bs” for RKO Pictures, appearing in over 43 films in under a decade. Although she had yet to find her niche, Lucy’s prodigious talents, grace and charm as a performer found her much in demand across a wide variety of movies. This collection brings together three rarely seen cinematic treasures from Lucy’s RKO days, giving modern audiences a chance to witness a star on the rise. 3 Films on 2 DVDs.Read More »

  • Edward F. Cline – The Naughty Flirt (1931)

    1931-1940ComedyEdward F. ClineRomanceUSA




    Coquettish socialite Kay Elliott has set her cap for Alan Ward, an associate in her father’s law firm. But while pursuing Alan, she must fend off the advances of a greedy fortune-hunter, who is aided and abetted by his equally voracious sister.Read More »

Back to top button