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by Tommie Hicks
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE MOVIE HOUND (1927) - Wallace Lupino
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: THE MOVIE HOUND (1927) - Wallace Lupino

The gags in this picture aren't so hot but it was extremely gratifying to see a good bit of Educational Studios. Another gratifying aspect of the film is seeing the guy who plays the dog get some actual time in a comedy. This man was in a lot of Alice Howell and Billy Franey comedies and tons of oth...
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon Notes: PROFESSOR BEWARE (1938)
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Slapsticon Notes: PROFESSOR BEWARE (1938)

Lloyd also sent men to the larger venues to confirm attendance and pick up the Lloyd money in person which rubbed a lot of exhibitors the wrong way. By reading exhibitor comments (which are great to read) one could get the impression that Johnny Hines' success was due to not being Harold Lloyd. Para...
by Tommie Hicks
Tue May 29, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's Seven Chances Alarm Clock
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Keaton's Seven Chances Alarm Clock

I thought this was pretty neat.

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIHfmisMLOY[/YouTube]
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle
Replies: 16
Views: 3701

Re: THE ROUND-UP starring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

Were the two Keystone half-reelers A BANDIT and PEEPING PETE derived from paper prints? If so, many paper print silent comedies at the LOC will rival film in future restorations.
I was surprised to find out that those two films were filmed in Tijuanna.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BRING HOME THE TURKEY (1927) Our Gang
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: BRING HOME THE TURKEY (1927) Our Gang

This seems to be the most brutal of any Hal Roach comedy I've seen. Is Theodore Roberts "Warthead?"
by Tommie Hicks
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent film or Vaudeville Comedians? Please ID this photo.
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Silent film or Vaudeville Comedians? Please ID this photo.

Could this be a double exposure of the same man?
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lige Conley-Jimmie Adams short
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Lige Conley-Jimmie Adams short

This is THE STEEPLECHASER (1922). Its an all star Educational with Cliff Bowes and Spencer Bell also. This is an Italian re-issue that added a soundtrack and they did a pretty good job with it. Lige Conley remade this at Fox in 1927 and named the remake, drum roll......THE STEEPLECHASER.
by Tommie Hicks
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31
Replies: 21
Views: 6815

Re: Okay-----NOW!: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME ONE 1930-31

One thing I noticed: In ALL TEED UP is that Chase's voice dubbed over soda jerk Harry Bowen?
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Book ID requested
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Book ID requested

I have just ordered a copy off ebay and I'll report back. I was Laurel and Hardy centrist then, the only silent comedies I cared about were L&H. A couple of years later thanks Kerr's book THE SILENT CLOWNS, pizza parlors, and The Flick theater in Denver when I obtained my driver's license change...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Book ID requested
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Book ID requested

Thanks to Jim Roots who Id'd the book for me as YESTERDAY'S CLOWNS by Frank Manchel.