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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy

It surely says something that a number of the Nitwitvile Nitwits seem to like the picture, and the general comments elsewhere are pretty much the standard shock and horror. Al Joy apparently speaks to the Carl Dreyer fans.

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: THE HELPLESS HELPER 91927) Al Joy

William Ferry wrote:Richard, I'm sure I missed something. Were there ANY gags in that picture?



Just the sounds you make while trying to stomach it.


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy
Replies: 3
Views: 365

THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy

Our revenge upon the World, here it is, the film in which you can re-calibrate all of your comedy film tastes, one of the magnum opuses of Al Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJcJF25cfkE Have a comfortable chair, be prepared for a lie down after, but rest assured after you see it, whatever else ...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: HER INDIAN HERO (1912) Jack Conway, Dorothy Davenport
Replies: 0
Views: 263

HER INDIAN HERO (1912) Jack Conway, Dorothy Davenport

Early Nestor Western released April 17, 1912, directed by Milton H. Fahrney and featuring Jack Conway, Dorothy Davenport, George Gebhardt, Victoria Forde, Eugenie Forde, and Russell Bassett:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ptCWLM1lmc

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MR. ADAM (1933) Ernest Truex
Replies: 0
Views: 303

MR. ADAM (1933) Ernest Truex

An Ernest Truex Educational comedy from late 1933, from a 35mm original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKimDwjBnXQ

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MABEL LOST AND WON (1915) Mabel Normand
Replies: 0
Views: 216

MABEL LOST AND WON (1915) Mabel Normand

Reasonably rare Mabel Normand Keystone, released by Mutual June 3, 1915, directed by Mack Sennett, and featuring mabel with Owen Moore, Alice Davenport, Hugh Fay, Fontaine La Rue, and Mack Swain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJw5II9Tebg

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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: FLYING HIGH (1926) William Fairbanks
Replies: 0
Views: 234

FLYING HIGH (1926) William Fairbanks

Here's a 9.5mm cutdown of a 1926 William Fairbanks feature, directed by Charles Hutchison and featuring Fairbanks with Alice Calhoun, Leroy Mason, Frank Rice,Joseph Girard, and some good stunt flying:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4DYIBpuB9A

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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: GIGOLETTES (1932) June McCloy, Marion Schilling, Gertrude short
Replies: 0
Views: 180

GIGOLETTES (1932) June McCloy, Marion Schilling, Gertrude short

One of the RKO-Pathe' Gay Girls comedies directed by William Goodrich (you know who), released May 23, 1932 and featuring June McCloy, Marion Schilling, Gertrude Short, Bud Jamison, Jerry Mandy, Heinie Conklin and Charles Dorety:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1zU6e7GNWw

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Trailer for THE CAT'S PAW (1934)
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Trailer for THE CAT'S PAW (1934)

I completely agree William, I have always said THE CATS PAW is the best of Lloyd's talkies, and that it points a way, if not necessarily THE way, Lloyd could and should have changed his character as he aged and continued on with more success than he did. Lloyd should have let his character become a ...