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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Hokum Filmography
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Views: 65

Hokum Filmography

Rob King, author of the book, Hokum! The Early Sound Slapstick Short and Depression-Era Mass Culture , has put up a filmography of sorts to accompany the text, trying to indicate short subject production in the late 20's to the late 30's in some sort of statistical form: https://hokumcomedy.blog One...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BEFORE THE PUBLIC (1923) Snub Pollard
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Views: 50

BEFORE THE PUBLIC (1923) Snub Pollard

A good Snub Pollard Hal Roach two-reeler, released by Pathe' March 4, 1923, directed by Charles Parrott, and featuring Snub with Marie Mosquini, JImmy Finlayson, and Noah Young:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3W3JJM_Wts

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept: Tim and Irene Ryan shorts
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Views: 120

Nitrateville Answer Dept: Tim and Irene Ryan shorts

Answering a question none of the Nitwitvillians will likely be able to answer: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27504 Yes, all of the Tim and Irene Educational Comedies exist, they're in the Maurice Zouary Collection now owned by our fellow Godfather Paul Gierucki and will probab...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLIE BUTTS IN (1915) Charlie Chaplin
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Views: 144

CHARLIE BUTTS IN (1915) Charlie Chaplin

Here's that odd reel made up of the shot of Chaplin leading the military band and outtakes from HIS NIGHT OUT in a good, clean copy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MELxm8ynR6Q

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon Notes: SOMEWHERE IN SOMEWHERE (1925)
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Views: 144

Slapsticon Notes: SOMEWHERE IN SOMEWHERE (1925)

SOMEWHERE IN SOMEWHERE (Hal Roach –Pathe’ released September 20, 1925) Director: James W. Horne. Cast: Charlie Murray, Lucien Littlefield, Noah Young. The short tenure of Hampton Del Ruth as the Hal Roach Studio’s Director-General in 1924-25 brought about a few interesting changes nevertheless, incl...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's Bungalow Just East of MGM
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Keaton's Bungalow Just East of MGM

Fascinating article John, and thanks for answering my question.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: THE WIZARD'S APPRENTICE (1930) William Cameron Menzies
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Views: 301

THE WIZARD'S APPRENTICE (1930) William Cameron Menzies

A transfer from 35mm (even if one wishes LOC had bothered to frame and masked it properly) of one of William Cameron Menzies fun single-reel musical shorts produced with Hugo Riesenfeld for Joseph M. Schenck"s Art Cinema Associates (released by United Artists). Fritz Feld is the Apprentice, Jos...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

Plus the first day of production on THE FLYING DEUCES when Stan discovers one of the gagmen is Harry Langdon and a bitchslap and hair-pulling fight breaks out between them.

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Well blow me down with an anchovy.
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Well blow me down with an anchovy.

New trailer for American release:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2zdFwg ... e=youtu.be

Opens in New York and Los Angeles Dec 28, possibly in hope of an Oscar consideration.

It won't be perfect, but it sure looks interesting.

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