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by Rob Farr
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Four Non-Stooge Columbia Shorts
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Four Non-Stooge Columbia Shorts

The Shorts Department channel on YouTube only uploads new material every couple of years, but three weeks ago they gave us a video compilation of four Columbia short subjects as a Christmas present for subscribers. So here for your delectation is A JULES WHITE CHRISTMAS: https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Rob Farr
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jack Frost w/ Snub (1923)
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Jack Frost w/ Snub (1923)

A rare-ish Snub Pollard, taken from a home Pathe reel titled "Snub the Skating Ace". https://youtu.be/aAMqFnwC1z4
by Rob Farr
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Max Davidson in The Great Commandment (1939)
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Max Davidson in The Great Commandment (1939)

It’s not often that we link to an independently-made Christian film on this forum. That is, unless the great Max Davidson is in the cast in his final credited speaking role. He can be seen around 16:05 as an “Old Man” inquiring about the appearance of a Messiah. One can only imagine his thoughts abo...
by Rob Farr
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Hollywood Kid (Sennett, 1924)
Replies: 1
Views: 288

The Hollywood Kid (Sennett, 1924)

This is most often seen in a one-reel cutdown, but the estimable Dave Glass has bestowed upon us a new, reconstructed two-reel version. Thanks and Happy New Year Dave! https://youtu.be/d5MLohUPXZw
by Rob Farr
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lime Juice Nights (1931) w/ Dane & Arthur
Replies: 0
Views: 873

Lime Juice Nights (1931) w/ Dane & Arthur

Supported by Vivien Oakland, Charles Doherty, and Charlie Hall. I think the guy who gets his leggings popped by Karl Dane is Frank Terry, though he's not credited in IMDb. https://youtu.be/fDCj8ukn9KM
by Rob Farr
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bashful Charlie's Proposal (1916)
Replies: 0
Views: 732

Bashful Charlie's Proposal (1916)

Another Library of Congress digitalization, with Gale Henry, Heinie Conklin and Billy Franey: https://youtu.be/pZrWrvJTh-M
by Rob Farr
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)

Richard, was there a WWI element to the film? Maybe Billy is dreaming of an idealized home front while in the trenches?
by Rob Farr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Au music-hall (1907, Max Linder)
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Views: 597

Au music-hall (1907, Max Linder)

The first filmed version of A Night in the Show, produced by Pathe France in 1907 and starring Max Linder. Fascinating especially because I suspect that this is a reconstruction of Karno's music hall set as seen on stage. https://youtu.be/cNHkbuyH0l8
by Rob Farr
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Mad Wednesday and a Cutting Comparison with Diddlebock
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Mad Wednesday and a Cutting Comparison with Diddlebock

Courtesy of Ray Faiola's Chelsea Rialto Studios, here is a beautiful transfer of a 16mm original of Mad Wednesday. https://vimeo.com/467947263
And Ray's cutting comparison betweek Mad Wednesday and Sin of Harold Diddlebock. https://vimeo.com/471068591