Watch Bill Murray Play Alexander Graham Bell’s Landlord in a Silent Film at Second City

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

Bill Murray is headed to Netflix at the end of the year for a Christmas special full of song, but while we’re still waiting, here’s a Murray clip from the early ’70s that shows off his silent side. Costarring Betty Thomas and Tino Insana, this Second City silent film proves that if it weren’t for Alexander Graham Bell’s pushy landlord, one of the greatest technological inventions might’ve never happened. Check out some more vintage Murray clips at Second City here, here, and here.

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