A celebrated look at silent films from early in the 20th century. The film celebrates comics like Charlie Chaplin, Mack Sennett and the Keystone Cops, Fatty Arbuckle, Stan Laurel, and others are featured in some of the best moments in their filmic careers. The compilation also includes the mysterious Harry Houdini conducting his death-defying stunts. Plus the dashing Douglas Fairbanks and lady in peril Pearl White. The film often lets the silent pictures speak for themselves, running entire one-reelers or significant chunks of an old movie.