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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (NBC MATINEE THEATER 1956) Tom Tryon, Marshall Thompson, Eduardo Ciannelli
Replies: 0
Views: 58

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (NBC MATINEE THEATER 1956) Tom Tryon, Marshall Thompson, Eduardo Ciannelli

Here's an interesting bit of early television drama and a version of the Edgar Allen Poe story even lower budgeted than the 1960 AIP Vincent Price version. NBC Matinee Theater was an attempt by the network to deliver quality daytime programming, it was broadcast in early color and presented filmed d...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Our Gang (Little Rascals) Classic Flix Blu-ray opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Our Gang (Little Rascals) Classic Flix Blu-ray opinion

Yeah, it's the standard Blu-ray over-scrubbing, and this silly obsession about "true blacks" that actually just loses detail in the shadows (yes, there is a reason for grey-scale) and makes things too contrasty. I have prints of all the Our Gangs, and am no that big a fan of the talkies an...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HATS OFF (1927) sort of reconstruction
Replies: 0
Views: 178

HATS OFF (1927) sort of reconstruction

This is almost interesting. someone with an awful lot of time has taken what stills they could find and cribbed a lot of footage from other Stan and Babe films and given us a kind-of taste as to what HATS OFF might look like, and one could pretend that the stop-motion animation is just David Shepard...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WIFFLES SHALL STAY AT HOME (early 1910's) Charles Prince
Replies: 0
Views: 125

WIFFLES SHALL STAY AT HOME (early 1910's) Charles Prince

Early Charles Prince Pathe' comedy, year and French title unknown, probably directed by George Monca:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me1TLtwHyPA&t=70s

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WALLS AND WALLOPS (1916) Hughey Mack, Eddie Dunn
Replies: 0
Views: 102

WALLS AND WALLOPS (1916) Hughey Mack, Eddie Dunn

Released by Vitagraph November 1916, directed by Larry Semon and written by Semon and Graham Baker, featuring Hughey Mack, William Shea, Eddie Dunn, and Patsy De Forest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rZ53GKKMC4&t=68s

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: OH DARLING (1930) Nancy Dover, John Litel, Addie McPhail
Replies: 0
Views: 263

OH DARLING (1930) Nancy Dover, John Litel, Addie McPhail

Jack White-Educational comedy released February 15, 1930 directed by Stephen Roberts, and featuring Nancy Dover (fresh from supporting Harry Langdon in his Hal Roach comedies), John Litel, Norman Peck, Eva Thatcher in her only talkie role, Sidney Bracey and AL Thompson: https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: DON'T GIVE UP (1930) Buster West
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Views: 157

DON'T GIVE UP (1930) Buster West

An Al Christie-Educatoinal comedy from 1930 featuring Buster West before he teamed with Tom Patricola in the later Educational comedies they did in the mid-30's. firected by William Watson, written by Neal Burns and Jimmy Starr and featuring John West (Buster's Dad), Carol Wines, Vera Marsh, Marion ...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: behind the scenes of THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED
Replies: 0
Views: 244

behind the scenes of THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED

For those masochist fans out there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axhxqy-YCPU

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Coming in October..........
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: Coming in October..........

The Amazon page is up for pre-orders:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B42XYWJL/


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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Another Hal Roach Studios Query
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: Another Hal Roach Studios Query

I was perusing the SHOWBIZ IMAGERY AND FORGOTTEN HISTORY blog and I saw some frame grabs from a Canadian TV sci-fi made for TV movie entitled STARSHIP INVASIONS from 1977. The title card says this film was produced by "Hal Roach Studios International LTD." Did this entity have any actual ...