Harry Langdon

Buster Keaton in Cops (1922)

COMEDY’S GREATEST ERA – BY JAMES AGEE

In 1949, the film critic James Agee published his influential essay “Comedy’s Greatest Era,” in which he recounts the golden years of silent comedy and proclaims that the genre’s “four most eminent masters” were Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Harry Langdon