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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HUSBANDS REUNION (1933) Walter Catlett
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Views: 93

HUSBANDS REUNION (1933) Walter Catlett

Another late Mack Sennett-Paramount comedy released June 7, 1933, directed by George Marshall and starring Walter Catlett with Nora Lane, Grady Sutton, Richard Cramer, Billy Bletcher, Joe Young, Harry Bowen, Ted Stroback, Marion Byron, Alice Belcher and Linda Landi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ROADHOUSE QUEEN (1933) Walter Catlett
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Views: 60

ROADHOUSE QUEEN (1933) Walter Catlett

Late Mack Sennett-Paramount comedy released May 26, 1933 and featuring Walter Catlett with two of Charley Chase's future leading ladies: Joyce Compton and Betty Mack, as well as Nora Lane, Ben Alexander, Arthur Housman, Richard Cramer and Bobby Dunn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taXvjFHiDOY&t...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MANY UNHAPPY RETURNS (1937) Ford Sterling
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Views: 67

MANY UNHAPPY RETURNS (1937) Ford Sterling

Ford Sterling makes his last film appearance in this RKO comedy released October 14, 1937, directed by Charles Roberts and featuring Ford with Velma Vayne, Barbara Pepper, Bud Jamison, Richard Lane, Eddie Dunn and Max Wagner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1WWMM00e6w&t=51s

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SHIP-A-HOOEY (1932) Glenn Tryon, Bobby Vernon
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Views: 62

SHIP-A-HOOEY (1932) Glenn Tryon, Bobby Vernon

Glenn Tryon and Bobby Vernon co-star with a young Mary Carlisle in this Educational comedy released August 7, 1932, directed by Harry Edwards, and featuring Walter Long and Eddie Baker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48mAi37o8bk&t=106s

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch

Not on the evidence coming down the pike. The only one who even may have implied that Sennett was at all gay was Ralph Graves, who said he and Sennett had an "unholy alliance" in a wildly silly, sloshed and inaccurate interview he gave to Tony Slide (where he also claimed to be Irving Thal...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch

You know, it does kinda put to bed the "Mack Sennett was gay" rumor nonsense as well.


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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TRAFFIC TANGLE (1930) Nat Carr, Dot Farley, Spec O'Donnell
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TRAFFIC TANGLE (1930) Nat Carr, Dot Farley, Spec O'Donnell

Nat Carr channels Max Davidson in this Pathe' Follies Comedy released November 2, 1930, directed by Fred Guiol, and featuring Nat with Dot Farley, Spec O'Donnell, Edgar Dearing and George Billings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXyLvXJy1Hg


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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch

Well, since you asked Steve, a number of Kalton Lahue's interview tapes were recently discovered by his family, who presented them to Tony Susnick, who sent them to Paul Gierucki . They are currently being restored and put together into listenable form by Paul and being annotated by Sam Gill, Myself...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch

Wow. It’s amazing that Mabel would agree to appear in ANY Sennett film after that. Why make money for the louse, even if Mabel’s features were filmed away from Sennett’s hands-on involvement? Popular myth always put the blame on Mae Busch. Looks like she got the raw end of the deal. Well, Mae did s...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

What Actually Happened between Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, and Mae Busch

Below is an excerpt from a transcribed interview done by Kalton C. Lahue with George W. Stout on March 22, 1969. Stout (b. 1890-d. 1976) was Keystone’s first studio manager from 1913-1917, and would know all about what went on at the studio. He lived a long life working as a film executive and gave ...