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by William Ferry
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEISS-O-RAMA now up on Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: WEISS-O-RAMA now up on Youtube

I'm sure this is preaching to the choir, but I unequivocally recommend this set. The films look great, and they're loaded with good gags. I do think Jack Cooper is funnier as the villain in the Hairbreadth Harry comedies than Jimmy Aubrey, but that's just me.
by William Ferry
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nonsense: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Nitrateville Nonsense: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

This is an obsession I've never understood, Richard. I just enjoy watching these films. I don't care if it's the 25 or 29 PHANTOM, or the current version of VARSITY SHOW that's supposedly some 20 minutes short, or THE PERILS OF PAULINE edited WWI-era reissue. I'm 62 now, and I've enjoyed old films f...
by William Ferry
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: DON;T LEAVE HOME (1930) Johnny Hines
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: DON;T LEAVE HOME (1930) Johnny Hines

Good to see James Finlayson, and in a somewhat different character. This channel is a real treasure trove. Does the Atlas Television have any relation to the old 8mm home movie company?
by William Ferry
Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN
Replies: 5
Views: 3122

Re: TIME IS MONEY! THE CENTURY, RAINBOW, AND STERN BROTHERS COMEDIES OF JULIUS AND ABE STERN

My lovely wife bought me a copy for our anniversary. I'm up to the 1919-1920 "season", and I'm really enjoying the ride. I've heard Steve Massa mention the Universal Joker and Century comedies many times. I don't think I've seen more than a few, but I'm now intrigued enough to seek out mor...
by William Ferry
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE WHITE HOPE (1936) Joe Cook, George Givot
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Re: THE WHITE HOPE (1936) Joe Cook, George Givot

Well, hooooooow do you like that? I know Educational shorts, especially talkies, get a bad rap, but these Joe Cook shorts are pretty good overall.
by William Ferry
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: THE HELPLESS HELPER 91927) Al Joy

Richard, I'm sure I missed something. Were there ANY gags in that picture?
by William Ferry
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Trailer for THE CAT'S PAW (1934)
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Re: Trailer for THE CAT'S PAW (1934)

Just my humble opinion: I know MOVIE CRAZY has its fans, but for me, THE CAT'S PAW provides a tantalizing glimpse of the Harold Lloyd that could have been. This characterization was a good fit for the now-mature (and somewhat prissy-sounding) Lloyd, who abandoned his boyish go-getter far too late. S...
by William Ferry
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: PATHFINDERS: MACK SENNETT A RIOT OF DISORDER (1964)
Replies: 5
Views: 3390

Re: PATHFINDERS: MACK SENNETT A RIOT OF DISORDER (1964)

Its always fun, and somewhat bittersweet, to see and hear silent stars reminisce. They have great stories, obviously enjoyed their work, and it's sad to think they're all gone.
by William Ferry
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in August............
Replies: 3
Views: 3815

Re: Coming in August............

Thank you!