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by Richard M Roberts
Sat May 14, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Boris Karloff on TEXACO STAR THEATER (1952) with MIlton Berle
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Boris Karloff on TEXACO STAR THEATER (1952) with MIlton Berle

From April 29, 1952, broadcast on NBC, Berle even manages to crack up old pro Boris as he rips off Abbott and Costello:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0gLMm4bPwQ

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu May 12, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE ACID TEST (1932) Tom Howard
Replies: 1
Views: 257

THE ACID TEST (1932) Tom Howard

An Educational comedy released November 27, 1932 starring vaudevillian and radio performer Tom Howard, directed by Aubrey Scotto and featuring Howard with his partner George Shelton, Owen Martin, Delores Demonde, Barton McLane and Donald Macbride. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kom2ZszE13c Geno Cud...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE BLACK WIDOW (1931) William J. Burns
Replies: 0
Views: 373

THE BLACK WIDOW (1931) William J. Burns

One of the William J Burns Detective Mysteries shorts released by Educational in 1931 (and not Fox, as the endless opening history lesson says, Fox didn't start distributing Educational releases until the 1933-34 season):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI3d089ZixU
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Apr 24, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HELLO SAILORS (1934) Tom Patricola, Buster West
Replies: 0
Views: 292

HELLO SAILORS (1934) Tom Patricola, Buster West

Patricola and West in another Educational comedy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hEMIWOiwbc


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE HAUNTED LOUNGE (1908) Ben Turpin
Replies: 1
Views: 300

THE HAUNTED LOUNGE (1908) Ben Turpin

The early Essanay Turpin's continue, this one from 1908:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtUfk0jXBWQ

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE NEIGHBORS KIDS (1909) Ben Turpin
Replies: 1
Views: 260

THE NEIGHBORS KIDS (1909) Ben Turpin

Another early Ben Turpin Essanay appearance from 1909 which shows kids were just as annoying over 100 years ago as today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MHOdLpSEIA

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Two Ben Turpin First Reels
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Two Ben Turpin First Reels

As it says, here's the first reel of Ben's Vogue comedy CAUGHT IN THE END (1917):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXRkfe5Cd4o&t=129s

And here's the first reel of Ben's Mack Sennett comedy ROMEO AND JULIET (1924):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKaxeo32qRI&t=9s


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Two with Tom Patricola
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Two with Tom Patricola

Two Educationals starring Tom Patricola (but no Buster West, despite the Atlas TV titles):

THE GOOD BAD MAN (1933):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-74QoUnlJ8

NORTH OF ZERO (1934):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZuB2heRy8Y


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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEDDING BELLES (1934) Lloyd Hamilton
Replies: 2
Views: 309

WEDDING BELLES (1934) Lloyd Hamilton

Here's a hard-to-see Lloyd Hamilton comedy apparently made in 1934 as a potential series, produced and "released" by the cavalcade film Co, directed by Sam Neufield and featuring Lloyd Hamilton with Arthur Housman, Gertrude Astor and Eddie Gribbon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51ODt7bk4...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A BLONDE'S REVENGE (1926) Ben Turpin
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: A BLONDE'S REVENGE (1926) Ben Turpin

So much for Bill Everson's assertion that Mack Sennett didn't change with the times. An excellent comedy in every way as you pointed out, Richard. It's strange how this top Sennett short remained obscure in the days of home movie collecting, even though Robert Youngson used frame enlargements from ...