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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: VERSUS SLEDGHAMMERS (1915) Snakeville comedy
Replies: 0
Views: 55

VERSUS SLEDGHAMMERS (1915) Snakeville comedy

How can you not love a comedy about a lovable sledgehammer swinging maniac? Rare Essanay Snakeville comedy released September 2, 1915, shot in Niles by Roy Clements, with Harry Todd, Margaret Joslyn, Victor Potel, Ben Turpin, and Robert Mckenzie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW3m5S5Gt3M RICHARD M...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: When James Mason was on Sesame Street
Replies: 0
Views: 91

When James Mason was on Sesame Street

This definitely comes under the "I never thought that I would see" category, but veteran British actor James Mason once made an appearance on Sesame Street! Go to the link, and hit it around the 6:00 point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c5-MwrAKOo&list=PLxCJKstemFmwJEw90PDPfRqjJCF8R...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride
Replies: 2
Views: 292

FRANKLY: UNMASKING FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride

Joseph McBride published his veil-lifting and controversial biography of Frank Capra, THE CATASTROPHE OF SUCCESS in 1992, a fascinating and enlightening read that debunked the myths of Capra’s basically fictional and self-serving autobiography THE NAME ABOVE THE TITLE, showing Capra to have been ess...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Correction Dept: One Opinion on Film
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Nitrateville Correction Dept: One Opinion on Film

So today Gebert tries to open his yap and show he knows even less than Bruce Calvert about this whole subject, even cluelessly making some nonsense claims that I am "switching the goalposts" in some comparison that Calvert never made to begin with. Calvert said the Weiss Brother comedies w...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Correction Dept: One Opinion on Film
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Nitrateville Correction Dept: One Opinion on Film

You know, I have nothing particularly against Bruce Calvert, a reasonably reasonable fellow, but since he persists in being part of the Nitwitville nerdcount , he’s going to have to take his lumps just like the rest of them, especially when he is engaging in the standard Nitratevile practice of pull...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming This Summer.........
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Coming This Summer.........

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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming This Summer.........
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Coming This Summer.........

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unknown Lloyd Hamilton Clips
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Unknown Lloyd Hamilton Clips

And Tommie, I enjoy a good dog scene stealer all the time. I forget who it was but I remember a poodle coming into some comic's scene and peeing on his leg! LOL You'd think a censor would have snipped that! – SteveR Monty Banks had his whole short WEDDING BELLES (1924) stole out from under him by P...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unknown Lloyd Hamilton Clips
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Unknown Lloyd Hamilton Clips

Hi Rob & Richard. Thanks for tipping me off to that great collection of clips. Just wanted to say that long clip of Monty Banks from FOB Africa is a gem. - SteveR Indeed it is, but I hate to say my biggest laugh is in Arte's identifying sub-title for the Weiss Brother Pollard-Loback ONCE OVER, ...