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by Joe Moore
Mon May 27, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Memorial Day-Fort Roach Films
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Memorial Day-Fort Roach Films

Since it's Memorial day I thought I'd post a few links to some of the films produced at the Roach Studios (then known as Fort Roach) during WWII. The behind the scenes footage in the first film is particularly fascinating. First Motion Picture Unit: Army Air Forces (1943) http://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Joe Moore
Sun May 26, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: RAGGEDY ROSE-1926-Roach-
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Views: 4225

RAGGEDY ROSE-1926-Roach-

Raggedy Rose was the first film in a short series that all hoped would revive Mabel Normand's career. Didn't work out that way though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjloFdjDZc Shot between mid-March-mid-April, 1926 under the working title of Comrades in Arms it was officially released as a specia...
by Joe Moore
Sun May 26, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: More MY LITTLE MARGIE
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Views: 3106

More MY LITTLE MARGIE

A quartet of My Little Margie episodes- "The Missing Link"-October 25, 1952 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP3NpF_p3rI "Meet Mr. Murphy"-December 30, 1953 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEpa-D6c6D8 "Margie Babysits"-February 17, 1954 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dNoD...
by Joe Moore
Sun May 26, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: 1950s Television out-takes
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Views: 2920

1950s Television out-takes

You'd think that if you knew you were going to be doing a headstand on live national television, while wearing a dress, you'd have the sense to remember to wear your panties...





Enjoy

Joe
by Joe Moore
Sun May 26, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: A trio of TROUBLE WITH FATHER episodes
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A trio of TROUBLE WITH FATHER episodes

Here's three more episodes of Trouble with Father . "Problem Party" (aka "Spooks")-December 23, 1950 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXE81_cvF0Y "The Ugly Duckling"-January 20, 1951 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbr4Hhi8cmg "Springtime for Father"-July 14, 195...
by Joe Moore
Sat May 25, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: TROUBLE WITH FATHER-"Hate That Love Seat"
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Views: 2866

TROUBLE WITH FATHER-"Hate That Love Seat"

Another Roland Reed-Roach Studios co-production, Trouble with Father (aka The Stu Erwin Show and Life with the Erwins ) had a healthy run on ABC from 1950-1955 (130 episodes). The show starred Stu Erwin (surprise!) and June Collyer. This episode retains its vintage 1950s commercials. http://www.yout...
by Joe Moore
Sat May 25, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE FRAIDY CAT-1924-Roach-
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Views: 2976

THE FRAIDY CAT-1924-Roach-

An early Charley Chase one reeler. Shot between December 4-Decemer 9, 1923 and released on March 30, 1924.

Very nice print with a fine Ben Model organ score.



Enjoy

Joe
by Joe Moore
Sat May 25, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: RIDERS OF THE KITCHEN RANGE-1925-Roach
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Views: 3035

RIDERS OF THE KITCHEN RANGE-1925-Roach

With Richard off at Cinevent selling his first copies of the Roach Book I thought it appropriate to post some links to the Roach Studio output this weekend. Here's one of the Hunky-Dorrey one-reel comedies starring Earl Mohan and Billy Engle. Shot between April 2-April 5, 1824 it was released on Jun...
by Joe Moore
Sat May 18, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: HAVE CAMERA WILL TREAVEL Roach Studios
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Views: 2977

HAVE CAMERA WILL TREAVEL Roach Studios

Another unsold TV comedy pilot. This one is from 1956 and is a Roach Studios-NBC production. It stars Paul Gilbert and Mike "Touch" Connors. Also watch for Charles Bronson in a supporting role. Gilbert gets top billing based on his starring in the short-lived series The Duke in 1954 but hi...
by Joe Moore
Sat May 18, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: MEET THE O'BRIENS Dave O'Brien
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Views: 3080

MEET THE O'BRIENS Dave O'Brien

A 1954 pilot from Roland Reed Productions-Hal Roach Studios, who had previously collaborated on such TV hits as Stu Erwin's Life with Father and Gale Storm's My Little Margie . O'Brien was also on board as a producer hoping to segue from the Pete Smith shorts (which were winding down production) int...