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by William Ferry
Tue May 10, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: This Place Has Been Too Quiet Lately
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: This Place Has Been Too Quiet Lately

I first heard that record on Joe Franklin's radio show back in the 70s. One of the all time great records, and songs, of the 20s.
by William Ferry
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nine More Talkie Torchys
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: Seven More Talkie Torchys

These shorts are pretty charming, Richard. Torchy is a young fellow you can really root for, and it's always rewarding to see him come out on top. I'd heard of Johnny Hines' series, but this group is new to me. How many did they make?
by William Ferry
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEISS-O-RAMA now up on Youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 1633

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: 4
Views: 2248

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: 1740

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: 7
Views: 5485

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: 3
Views: 2652

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: 2782

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: 2936

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: 4721

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.