have you seen "charlie's aunt" yet? it used to be up on YT. it's a shame that it's not more well known, because it is quite funny and has a good pace to keep the farce going. and it's also a shame that syd didn't do more films.
No, I've never seen it. I saw a few of Syd's earlier films on TCM last year when they had a Mack Sennett festival. I was surprised by how much his Gussle character reminded me of a heavier version of the Tramp, but you have to wonder if Syd was influenced by Charlie or vice-versa.
because "charlie's aunt" has been removed from YT, have a look at perhaps the best fan-video ever to make p for it: http://youtu.be/IyymymDfwUk
Thank you! Definitely one of the better fan vids I have seen.