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Rare Gems on DVD

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You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users as a reward for donation. For details click here.

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    We are proud to present to all silent film lovers our multiple award-winning documentary! In March 2015 it won the distinction "Award of Merit" at the San Francisco Film Awards. In May it won the Silver Award at the 2015 International Independent Film Awards. In September 2015 it won the Award of Recognition at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Of equal merit is the inclusion of the documentary in the Official Selection of the San Jose International Short Film Festival in October 2015. In December the documentary won the extremely prestigious Diamond Award at the 2015 California Film Awards. The amazing run of recognition for our documentary continued in 2016. In February it was included in the Official Selection of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival.

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Larry Semon and Florence Curtis in Plagues and Puppy Love 1917 

   Larry Semon and Florence Curtis


Directed by                         Larry Semon
Produced by                       Vitagraph Company of America
Scenario by                         Larry Semon
Cinematography                unknown
Starring                              Larry Semon, Florence Curtis, Joe Simberg, Pietro Aramondo, Earl Montgomery, Ed Dunn
Distributed by                    Vitagraph Company of America
Release date                       October 1, 1917
Running time                     14 min.
Country                              United States
Language                           Silent

 This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay. This film is on DVD "Endless Slapstick. Larry Semon: The Ultimate Collection Disc 8" (see below important details about this collection).

You don't have to leave our website in order to obtain the films from our Silent Gems Collection. These gems are now available to our users in exchange for donation. For details click here.


This film is part of our series "Other Favorite Films".  This category includes films that do not feature a particular star from our site, but which in our view represent a major contribution of a silent movie to Arts and Culture.  

This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.


"Plagues and Puppy Love" is a short comedy directed by, and starring Larry Semon. 


A Special Announcement

    As part of our Silent Gems Collection of rare high quality films we have released a set of discs named:
Endless Slapstick. Larry Semon: The Ultimate Collection
    Highlights of this exclusive and unique collection:
1/ this is the most comprehensive Larry Semon collection ever released - it includes no less than 61 short comedies on 13 DVDs.
2/ almost half of these films have never been available on home video.
3/ most of these films are brand new high resolution transfers made with cutting-edge true frame-by-frame scanning technology, offering superior quality compared to other releases.
4/ many of these films are transfers combined from more than one source print and include numerous scenes that have never been available for viewing in other releases; thus, the films in our collection represent the most complete versions possible.
5/ Larry Semon is just one of a whole constellation of stars, in particular, Oliver Hardy stars in 21 films,  Stan Laurel in 3 other films, and Monty Banks in still one other film.
6/ Larry Semon fans will be delighted with this new exclusive collection, which offers 23 hours of mirth from sidesplitting slapstick!


Larry Semon in Plagues and Puppy Love 1917

   Larry Semon


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