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by William Ferry
Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in October..........
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Coming in October..........

Sweet macaroons! Wonderful news, Richard. I'm there! Not to spoil the surprise, but have sound elements been found, or will this be a mix like the Langdon collection (either format will be, shall we say, a darb). Thank you for all your efforts. Because of you we can have nice things!
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: 535

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: 1908

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: 1883

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: 2725

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: 2026

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: 6046

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: 2966

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: 3057

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: 3296

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...