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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TRAPS AND TANGLES (1919) Larry Semon
Replies: 0
Views: 14

TRAPS AND TANGLES (1919) Larry Semon

Released January 20, 1919, directed by Larry Semon, and starring Larry with Madge Kirby, Frank Alexander, Vera Steadman, Pete Gordon, Bill Hauber, and James Donnelly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-y2ezG_DV0&t=753s


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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: imd(um)b gets dumber and dumber........
Replies: 1
Views: 112

imd(um)b gets dumber and dumber........

Looking at the imdb today, say, did you know that Rene' Clair co-wrote THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMEDY: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0129119/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_9 I'm sure Robert Youngson would have been shocked to find that out, but then you gotta love the "expert" opinion in the reviews that compla...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BANG! (1921) Lige Conley, Jimmie Adams
Replies: 0
Views: 120

BANG! (1921) Lige Conley, Jimmie Adams

Here's a Jack White Mermaid Comedy, released by Educational March 27, 1921, directed by Jack White, and featuring JImmie Adams, Lige Conley, Earl Montgomery, and Otto Fries:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKdqw60e090

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CORNFED (1924) Bobby Vernon, Jack Duffy
Replies: 0
Views: 84

CORNFED (1924) Bobby Vernon, Jack Duffy

Here's the aforementioned by Mr. Hicks Christie-Educational Comedy, reel one only, directed by Gil Pratt and featuring Bobby Vernon, Jack Duffy, Duane Thompson, Victor Rodman, George B. French, Lincoln Plummer and George Williams, released May 4, 1924: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-VzW_muC-w&...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOLD `ER COWBOY (1928) Bobby Vernon, Andy Clyde
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: HOLD `ER COWBOY (1928) Bobby Vernon, Andy Clyde

Though I have a monochrome file of this title I did check this out anyway and it had a wonderful tint to the print I had not seen before. However I found a link on Youtube on this film's page for Vernon's CORNFED (1924), a title that has eluded me before now. I noticed a cameraman credit for Alfred...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOLD `ER COWBOY (1928) Bobby Vernon, Andy Clyde
Replies: 2
Views: 167

HOLD `ER COWBOY (1928) Bobby Vernon, Andy Clyde

An Al Christie Paramount released June 2, 1928, directed by William Watson, featuring Bobby Vernon with Francis Lee, William Blaisdell, Stella Adams, Harry Martell, Bud Ross, Dorothy Vernon, Billy Bletcher, and a moonlighting Andy Clyde grabbing what he can while Sennett was between closing his old ...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CLARITA Y PADILLA VAN A LOS TOROS (1915) Benito Perojo
Replies: 0
Views: 121

CLARITA Y PADILLA VAN A LOS TOROS (1915) Benito Perojo

Here's another short film from early Spanish Chaplin impersonator and later Film Director Benito Perojo, released in 1915 by Patria Films:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRjKm9AxZRk


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A MODEL HUSBAND (1916) Harry Myers, Rosemary Theby
Replies: 0
Views: 71

A MODEL HUSBAND (1916) Harry Myers, Rosemary Theby

Newly Preserved Myers and Theby Victor Comedy put up on the NFPF site:


https://www.filmpreservation.org/preser ... sband-1916


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton

Well John, then perhaps the lines in your text should read, "Lois Weber shot at these locations before Chaplin and Keaton", not "Weber shot there first", it gives an impression that Weber has actually invented something, or had the brilliant idea to use these locations for the fi...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Pioneer Lois Weber used locations before Chaplin and Keaton

Well actually, it didn't take me that long to find the Colorado Street Bridge being used in Keystone's LOVE, SPEED AND THRILLS (released January 18, 1915) a good year before Weber:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti27vQBe6Qc

look around the 12:43 mark.

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