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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TOMMY'S LOCOMOTIVE (1910) silly Brit Silent Comedy
Replies: 0
Views: 72

TOMMY'S LOCOMOTIVE (1910) silly Brit Silent Comedy

Released by Clarendon, March 1910, directed by Percy Stowe, a twisted little British comedy featuring a Boy, a toy train, and his little sister to whom he is rather mean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu8Z9NlfUUg


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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THIS WAY OUT (1923) Lige Conley, Billy Armstrong, Mack Swain
Replies: 0
Views: 74

THIS WAY OUT (1923) Lige Conley, Billy Armstrong, Mack Swain

A wild and wacky Mermaid comedy released by Educational Pictures May 27, 1923, directed by Jack White, and featuring Lige Conley, Billy Armstrong, Ruth Hiatt, Mack Swain, Sunshine Hart, Al Cooke, James Donnelly, some kitties and a fish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7yvhN-rFIU


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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE JITTERS (1939) Leon Errol
Replies: 0
Views: 114

THE JITTERS (1939) Leon Errol

This short is simply sublime, especially the last five minutes.

Released by RKO July 1, 1938, directed by Leslie Goodwins, and featuring Leon Errol with Vivian Tobin, Richard Lane, Alphonse Martell and Jack Rice:

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


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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Correcting Trav S D on Louis Gasnier and Other Directors
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Correcting Trav S D on Louis Gasnier and Other Directors

Since Robert Osborne's passing, there is not a host worth watching on TCM, what we're seeing is a new generation of so-called "historians" who not only have no understanding of the actual business that made these films, but want to be dismissive of anyone who made something they do not con...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault
Replies: 7
Views: 2724

Re: GO JOHNNY GO (1959) restored DVD from Sprocket Vault

This DVD is still getting terrific reviews, here's a new one from Paul Gaita at the L.A. Beat:

http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2017/09/mo ... ore-114056


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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BILLY THE BEAR TAMER (1915) Billy Quirk, Constance Talmadge
Replies: 0
Views: 182

BILLY THE BEAR TAMER (1915) Billy Quirk, Constance Talmadge

Here's another good Vitagraph comedy featuring Billy Quirk and Constance Talmadge, along with Albert Riccordi and Edwina Robbins, directed by Lee Beggs and released by Vitagraph July 15, 1915:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQKr7gNMYu4


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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: GUSSLE THE GOLFER (1914) Syd Chaplin, Mack Swain, Dixie Chene
Replies: 0
Views: 139

GUSSLE THE GOLFER (1914) Syd Chaplin, Mack Swain, Dixie Chene

Here's Syd Chaplin's first starring Keystone Comedy, released December 28, 1914, Director uncredited (probably f. Richard Jones) and featuring Syd with Mack Swain, Dixie Chene, Josef Swickard, Eddie Cline, Dick Smith, and Slim Summerville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHPNTIWnDsI RICHARD M ROBERTS
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Correcting Trav S D on Louis Gasnier and Other Directors
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Correcting Trav S D on Louis Gasnier and Other Directors

So Trav S D posted a piece on Pioneer Director Louis Gasnier: https://travsd.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/louis-gasnier-from-the-champs-elysees-to-poverty-row/ in which he stated: "Today is the birthday of Louis Gasnier (1875-1963). Fairly or unfairly, I mentally associate Gasnier with a handful of...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: NO WEDDING BELLS (1923) Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy
Replies: 0
Views: 177

NO WEDDING BELLS (1923) Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy

Good late Larry Semon Vitagraph, released January, 1923, Directed by Larry Semon and Mort Peeples and featuring Larry with Oliver Hardy, Lucille Carlisle, Spencer Bell and Glen Cavender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ldruojpi4E&t=123s


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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nonsense: Rin Tin Tin
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Nitrateville Nonsense: Rin Tin Tin

This weeks steaming hot historical topic of serious film discussion on Nitratevile: http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24751 So Lokke Heiss is talking to dead dogs and getting verbal answers back? Hmmmmm----we consulted Mr. Tin over the Ouija Board at this week's silent film star sé...

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