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by Tommie Hicks
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Eddie Cline an alcoholic?
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Eddie Cline an alcoholic?

Here's something I've been wanting to ask youse guys for a while: was Eddie Cline a drinker? In the book GAG MAN by Matthew Deesem on page 228 Dessem states that Eddie Cline drank himself to death. Alcohol was the main lubricant for silent film comedy, some silent film comedians and directors drank ...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI

This L&H Bluray is NOT an " All Region " disc as advertised. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JG786KX/ UPDATE: Friends are telling me this British Universal release does not contain High Def Transfers of these films, merely up conversions of standard def transfers. What an opportunity lo...
by Tommie Hicks
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy West (foreign version)
Replies: 6
Views: 2035

Re: HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy Wwst (foreign version)

I wonder how Fay felt working with the original Chaplin one month and working with a phony Chaplin in another month.
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI

Hmmmm...More L&H Blu-ray:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JG786KX/

The ad says all regions.

Also a little bird told me all the Fox features will be released in a Bluray set in January.
by Tommie Hicks
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: ATOLL K coming to blu-ray from the BFI

Are the bonus materials in HD?
by Tommie Hicks
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "new" EYE Film - NO PARKING 1921
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: "new" EYE Film - NO PARKING 1921

In the Christie/Bobby Vernon short ALL JAZZED UP (1920) the Angel's Flight line is part of the plot. One gets a good look at the Angel's Flight operations.

I remember in the '70's there was a cheesy line of polyester leisure suits called "Angel's Flight."
by Tommie Hicks
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE MOVIE HOUND (1927) - Wallace Lupino
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

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: 1807

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...