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by Rob Farr
Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THOSE WERE THE DAYS (1934) Will Hay
Replies: 0
Views: 536

THOSE WERE THE DAYS (1934) Will Hay

This is one of those films where the producers optioned a property simply as a hook to hang a lot of authentic Music Hall performances on. In this case, it was the 50-year-old play THE MAGISTRATE by A.W. Pinero. Young Sidney Drew was cast as the juvenile lead in the play, here played by young John M...
by Rob Farr
Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: FLYING DOWN TO ZERO (1935)
Replies: 1
Views: 812

FLYING DOWN TO ZERO (1935)

Another rare Clark & McCullough, also courtesy of Geno Cuddy and Joseph Clough by way of the BBC. This one with Eddie Gribbon, Bud Jamison, and Monte Collins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJ_o9I1pnU
by Rob Farr
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SCRATCH AS CATCH CAN (1931)
Replies: 0
Views: 549

SCRATCH AS CATCH CAN (1931)

This rare Clark & McCullough RKO short has just been licensed by the BBC for Joseph Blough and Geno Cuddy's YouTube channels. It's a doozy, with a supporting cast that includes James Finlayson, Walter Brennan, Charlie Hall (a hilarious performance), Constantine Romanoff, and others familiar to c...
by Rob Farr
Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH THE TALKIES: VOLUME FOUR 1929 now available
Replies: 15
Views: 6105

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH THE TALKIES: VOLUME FOUR 1929 now available

I submitted my review to Amazon, but with their policy of picking and choosing what they will allow on their page, I am including it here. Needless to say, I gave it 5 ***** "Charley Chase fans have been in clover for the past few years with Sprocket Vault's three-volume release of Chase's shor...
by Rob Farr
Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: David Wyatt RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: David Wyatt RIP

David will be much missed. Besides the work he did on the D&D label that Richard referenced above, he was an important collaborator on many, many books on film comedy. He had the knack for finding the rarest gems, many in 9.5mm. He was the discoverer of the 107th Laurel & Hardy film, Now I’l...
by Rob Farr
Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE HOLE IN THE WALL (1929)
Replies: 0
Views: 1148

THE HOLE IN THE WALL (1929)

Not a comedy but certainly a rarity: An early Paramount starring Claudette Colbert and Edward G. Robinson, for both their debut talkie: https://youtu.be/-zVYC7ZBz1U
by Rob Farr
Sat Jul 30, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Bernard Cribbins RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Re: Bernard Cribbins RIP

Michael Caine won The Wrong Box tontine.
by Rob Farr
Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A New W.C. Fields Credit (1940)
Replies: 0
Views: 1725

A New W.C. Fields Credit (1940)

Posted on YouTube courtesy of Sabucat: Picture People (1940). Fields gets pretty roughed up in this one. https://youtu.be/QJf7Md912zs
by Rob Farr
Thu Jul 14, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HER FRIEND THE BANDIT - NOT!
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

HER FRIEND THE BANDIT - NOT!

This was posted on the Silent Movie Channel under the title, Her Friend the Bandit, Chaplin's only lost film. Well, we know its not that, and it's not even Chaplin. But which Billy West comedy was this taken from? https://youtu.be/h6uNgQMpP5o
by Rob Farr
Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Trailer for SPEAKING OF HARPO
Replies: 0
Views: 1730

Trailer for SPEAKING OF HARPO

Lots of interesting stuff in this trailer for Susan Fleming Marx and Robert Bader's upcoming book, Speaking of Harpo, due out on July 15. The quality of Bader's video interviews with Susan are good enough to be included in a documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX7AxqNAbzc