Silent Film Stars

Ben Turpin

Ben Turpin

“I always had a fondness for that kind of work, but several years ago I joined a circus troupe as a producing clown, and, naturally, that job gave me a chance to practice a line of neck-breakers. That’s really where I got my experience. I don’t rely much on science in taking falls, for really the most scientific tumbler in the world may easily hurt himself. My motto is: Throw yourself into the game and trust in Providence.”Ben Turpin

 

Ben Turpin Charles Chaplin“In my opinion, Ben Turpin is one of the few really good comedians in Motion Pictures.”Charles Chaplin

 

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