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by Ed Watz
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Sam Gill and Richard M Roberts Zoom Conversation December 19 online
Replies: 9
Views: 4671

Re: Sam Gill and Richard M Roberts Zoom Conversation December 19 online

Regrettably I'll be sleeping at 2am here in Europe when these two Greats team up. But I'm eagerly looking forward to catching them, bright & early, on Sunday morning. Can't wait!
by Ed Watz
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LEONARD'S GIFT GUIDE - COMIQUE MAGAZINE
Replies: 2
Views: 6532

Re: LEONARD'S GIFT GUIDE - COMIQUE MAGAZINE

I believe that everyone reading this fabulous first issue of COMIQUE has thought to themselves, "Wow, I'd pay good money for this magazine!" And hopefully, like Joe Cobb and the audience at the end of PAY AS YOU EXIT, the many readers of COMIQUE are doing exactly that. It's a great magazin...
by Ed Watz
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified comedy short - Hank Mann, Bud Jamison, Billy Franey
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: Unidentified comedy short - Hank Mann, Bud Jamison, Billy Franey

This is ADORABLE DORA, a Joe Rock Blue Ribbon comedy from Standard Cinema-FBO released July 25, 1926, the girl in the policeman outfit is Lois Boyd. it was directed by Harry Sweet. RICHARD M ROBERTS Many thanks, Richard, for this information -- your knowledge of vintage comedy is simply astonishing!
by Ed Watz
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified comedy short - Hank Mann, Bud Jamison, Billy Franey
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: Unidentified comedy short - Hank Mann, Bud Jamison, Billy Franey

Any idea who the gal is in the policeman's uniform? The last image is very reminiscent of a scene in Harry Langdon's THE CAT'S MEOW, with Harry at a phone box handcuffed to Tiny Ward. Source is a Spanish language print with the title AN IDEAL COUPLE. 220298773_238257190.jpg 220298773_238257340.jpg
by Ed Watz
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified comedy short - Hank Mann, Bud Jamison, Billy Franey
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Unidentified comedy short - Hank Mann, Bud Jamison, Billy Franey

Does anyone have an idea what this film might be? Hank Mann, Bud Jamison, Billy Franey. Perhaps a Century Comedy?

I'll post a few more frames from this in the next message.

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by Ed Watz
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version
Replies: 6
Views: 3200

Re: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version

I respect and understand what you are saying, Richard, it's more a matter of preference for me that AN OLD SPANISH CUSTOM keeps Buster front & center nearly all the time. Probably I'd appreciate THE INVADER more if I were watching the original English language release. The wall-to-wall dubbing i...
by Ed Watz
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version
Replies: 6
Views: 3200

Re: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version

A side note - the approximately 50-minute American version of this film, AN OLD SPANISH CUSTOM, could be director Adrian Brunel's first cut (minus the deletion requests made by the MPPDA in December 1935). Years later Brunel recalled that when the film was originally completed in 1934, it was consid...
by Ed Watz
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version
Replies: 6
Views: 3200

Re: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version

Thanks Richard for sharing this with us. Chris, regarding your question about a phonetic French version, Lupita Tovar told me in 1992 that only an English-language version of THE INVADER was made, contrary to news reports at the time that a French version was planned to be in the works. Sam Spiegel ...
by Ed Watz
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Roscoe Arbuckle tribute
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: Roscoe Arbuckle tribute

Beautifully done, thank you, Dave! I imagine this delightful tribute to Roscoe would've left Walter Kerr speechless ;-)