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Title:
Robert Benchley and the Knights of the Algonquin
Author:
Wood, Bret.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kino On Video, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (136 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An homage to the great American satirist Robert Benchley and two other witty literati who shared his company at the Hotel Algonquin's legendary round table and personified the sophisticated literary scene of New York in the 1920's and 1930's. Includes 14 short films.
General Note:
Originally produced between 1928 and 1942 as separate motion pictures by Paramount Pictures (works 1-9, 12-14) and Fox Movietone (works 10,11).
Language:
English
Contents:
The trouble with husbands / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1940) (10 min.) -- The forgotten man / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1941) (11min.) -- Crime control / produced and directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner ; editor, Robert Blauvelt (1941) (10 min.) -- How to take a vacation / produced and directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner ; editor, Robert Blauvelt (1941) (10 min.) -- Nothing but nerves / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1941) (10 min.) -- Waiting for baby / produced and directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1941) (10 min.) -- The man's angle / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1942) (9 min.) -- Keeping in shape / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1942) (8 min.) -- The witness / directed by Leslie Roush ; photographed by William Steiner (1941) (9 min.) -- The treasurer's report / directed by Thomas Chalmers (1928) (9 min.) -- Sex life of a polyp (1928) (11 min.) -- Mr. W's little game / directed by Lynn Shores (1934) (10 min.) -- Traffic regulations (1929) (6 min.) -- Humorous flights / directed by Fred Fleck (1929) (10 min.).
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Term:
UPC:
738329044626
Format :
DVD