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Lost World, The (1925)

he Lost World is a 1925 silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 book of the same name. The movie stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger. This version was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O’Brien.

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Keystone Cops (1912-1917)

The Keystone cops were incompetent fictional policemen capable of extreme slapstick. Mac Sennett was responsible for changing comedy forever. By 1914, Sennet shifted the Keystone Kops from starring roles to background characters for comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle.