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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: 74

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: 135

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: 198

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: 1424

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: 1424

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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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October
Replies: 11
Views: 4171

Re: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October

Thanks again for the kind words Ed, looks like Amazon actually put it up today.

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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley

Like I said, Billy West was just down the street, methinks the more Billy West comedies from the 1920's you see, the more you'll see that alley and street.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: More on His Day Out - Oliver Hardy filmed at the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd alley

This all makes perfect sense John, since Billy West was shooting the King Bee comedies and many of his later films at studios on Gower off Sunset, and Al Christie's studios were off Sunset at Gower, and Keaton only had to come up north a few blocks from the Keaton studios that this would be a popula...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Armistice Day: JOURNEY'S END (1930)
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Armistice Day: JOURNEY'S END (1930)

Today is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, what is still probably the war that changed the World and the Twentieth Century more than all other wars, and one started for the strangest and silliest of reasons. To commemorate, here's James Whale's first feature film and the British take ...