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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:56 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: PICTURE PIRATES 91916) Ben Turpin, Rube Miller
Replies: 0
Views: 52

PICTURE PIRATES 91916) Ben Turpin, Rube Miller

Here's a surviving chunk of another Vogue Comedy released by Mutual November 12, 1916, directed by Rube Miller and featuring Rube and Ben Turpin as amateur art thieves, supported by Larry Bowes, Lillian Hamilton, and Rosie Rosee (contrary to what the imd(um)b says, Paddy McGuire does not appear): ht...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Both Bert Wheeler Columbia Shorts
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Both Bert Wheeler Columbia Shorts

Bert Wheeler made two Columbia two-reelers in 1950-51, here they are:

INNOCENTLY GUILTY (1950) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no9Tahvbw30&t=4s


THE AWFUL SLEUTH (1951) a remake of Charley Chase's THE BIG SQUIRT (1937):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Cp9yv8UMg


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TOOT HOOT (1918) Alice Howell
Replies: 0
Views: 100

TOOT HOOT (1918) Alice Howell

Universal Century Comedy released August 28, 1918, directed by james Davis and featuring Alice Howell with HUghey Mack, bert Roach, James Finlayson, Leo White, Billy Armstrong:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV9HXbXm8eA

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Joe Flaherty RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Joe Flaherty RIP

Damn, we lost one of the real funny people again today. I'm glad to hear other SCTV cast members saying that Joe was the heart and soul of SCTV. Behind the scenes, he was one of the most prolific writers and apparently was also the one who really shaped how the various episodes flowed. And of course...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Mar 31, 2024 1:12 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WESTERN KNIGHTS (1930) Al St. John, Addie McPhail
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Views: 233

WESTERN KNIGHTS (1930) Al St. John, Addie McPhail

Early Educational western comedy released April 20, 1930, directed by Stephen Roberts and featuring Al St. John, Addie McPhail, Ed Brady, Eddie Lambert, Al Thompson, and several silent western cowboys: Bill Patton, Art MIx and Bob Reeves. Shot at the old Mixville western town: https://www.youtube.co...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Ned Comstock RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Ned Comstock RIP

Ned Comstock passed away today. To those who don't know the name (and really, there shouldn't be anyone reading this site who doesn't, but I'm sure there are), he was one of the main librarians of the USC Cinema/TV Special Collections, the one who had been there for years and knew everything that th...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Mar 29, 2024 2:36 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Twelfth Night Directed by 17-Year-Old Orson Welles?
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Twelfth Night Directed by 17-Year-Old Orson Welles?

This is footage from Orson Welles production of TWELFTH NIGHT done at the Todd School in 1933. Welles had just returned from acting at the Gate Theater and recorded the opening narration at the time (he was only 17 years old). Kodachrome indeed did not come along until 1935, but this was shot in Kod...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:29 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A ROMAN SCANDAL (1919) Colleen Moore, Earl Rodney
Replies: 0
Views: 321

A ROMAN SCANDAL (1919) Colleen Moore, Earl Rodney

One of the two short comedies Colleen Moore made for Al Christie before she starred in his feature SO LONG LETTY (1920). Al Christie directed and Colleen appears with Earl Rodney, Eddie Barry, Billy Bletcher, Helen Darling, Jack Henderson, Gino Corrado and Ward Caufield. It was released by the Chris...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Mar 25, 2024 1:05 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin In The Eye of the Beholder
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Chaplin In The Eye of the Beholder

Or George Carlin:

"Look how stupid the average man is, and realize half of them are stupider than that!"

My favorite Fred Allen line (referring to radio and television)was:

"They call it a medium because nothing is well done in it."


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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Mar 24, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Chaplin In The Eye of the Beholder
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Chaplin In The Eye of the Beholder

I have no need for artificial intelligence, what I keep hoping for is Genuine Intelligence in Humanity, but I keep getting disappointed.

These days, people's cell phones are smarter than they are.

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