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by Rob Farr
Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:06 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: HARVEY with Art Carney (1958)
Replies: 1
Views: 31

HARVEY with Art Carney (1958)

This Dupont Show-of-the-Month has plenty of familiar names in the supporting cast, including Fred Gwynne, Marion Lorne, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jack Westin, Larry Blyden, and Charlotte Rae. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LduyurNLEkY
by Rob Farr
Sat Feb 10, 2024 1:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Her Friend The Bandit
Replies: 21
Views: 3362

Re: Her Friend The Bandit

Do you offer English-language versions of your books, Thierry? Can they be ordered as eBooks or PDFs?
by Rob Farr
Sat Feb 10, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: POKER WIDOWS (1931) Arthur Stone, Patsy O'Leary
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: POKER WIDOWS (1931) Arthur Stone, Patsy O'Leary

Even Paramount figured out how to make a successful Mack Sennett talkie feature: Million Dollar Legs. And Sennett had nothing to do with it.
by Rob Farr
Fri Feb 02, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: EX-PLUMBER (1931) Lloyd Hamilton, Addie McPhail
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: EX-PLUMBER (1931) Lloyd Hamilton, Addie McPhail

This looks to have about a third of its running time cut. Ex-Plumber was released at 21 minutes and this thing clocks in at 13.5. Early TV used to program 15-minute times slots on occasion, and the distributor may have offered some shorts to fit that length. Either way, it looks like it was edited w...
by Rob Farr
Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Her Friend The Bandit
Replies: 21
Views: 3362

Re: Her Friend The Bandit

Hello Mabel has turned up and Chaplin's not in it. The most likely bet for the Chaplin-Normand-Booker frame grab is some promotional film or newsreel promoting the Keystone brand. Why just two frames survived and how they came into the possession of Maurice Bessy is anyone's guess.
by Rob Farr
Thu Oct 12, 2023 10:00 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SPUDS (1927) Larry Semon
Replies: 4
Views: 4357

Re: SPUDS (1927) Larry Semon

It is a wonderful comedy, with a heartfelt tribute to Chaplin, that is laden with gobs of racial humor. I would expect to see Topsy and Eva released on home video before this one.
by Rob Farr
Fri Oct 06, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MICKEY'S SURPRISE (1929) Mickey McGuire
Replies: 0
Views: 8863

MICKEY'S SURPRISE (1929) Mickey McGuire

Here is the second talkie in the series. Apparently, like MICKEY'S MIDNIGHT FOLLIES, talent shows were popular settings because you could stage the whole thing on one set. And if your kid actors couldn't sing - instant comedy! https://youtu.be/RVhL2kpvZvE?si=HjcP749O4EMHOLv-
by Rob Farr
Fri Sep 22, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Old Shoe
Replies: 1
Views: 4943

Re: The Old Shoe

This is great. But I can imagine Lorne Michaels saying, “A spoof of Unknown Chaplin? For the 10,000 viewers who watched it on PBS?”