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by Richard Finegan
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More ID Help, PLEASE! Free and Easy
Replies: 15
Views: 14725

Spreadin' the word about Doris McMahon

Robert Arkus wrote:
And that was cool; whoever placed a link to this thread on the TCM web site! Maybe a few more people will now know who Doris McMahon is! I didn't!


That was me!
Here's the thread (posted Oct. 17):

http://forums.tcm.com/thread.jspa?threa ... &tstart=15
by Richard Finegan
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More ID Help, PLEASE! Free and Easy
Replies: 15
Views: 14725

Free and Easy poster with Doris McMahon

Thank you Rich and Richard, ....It looks as if we're now all in agreement; that Doris McMahon is the singer/dancer with Buster in Free and Easy . Thanks for your help. See the Sept. 16 post here for another image of Doris McMahon, this time on a poster for FREE AND EASY: http://forums.tcm.com/threa...
by Richard Finegan
Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: More ID Help, PLEASE! Free and Easy
Replies: 15
Views: 14725

Re: More ID Help, PLEASE! Free and Easy

Having no reason to look into it further all these years I had always accepted she was Marion Shilling. After all, she was there at MGM at the time in movies such as LORD BYRON OF BROADWAY. And without looking too closely there was a resemblance. But now I'm also thinking she's Doris McMahon. There ...
by Richard Finegan
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Whoopee Comedies
Replies: 8
Views: 6670

Re: Whoopee Comedies

Looks like good stuff! I hope you can get them all restored with their sound tracks. I know film prints are out there (and thankfully so, as it's a good one!) of TRAFIC TANGLE, and I do have a video copy. I expect some members of The Mafia probably have film prints. So you should have little trouble...
by Richard Finegan
Tue May 03, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Monty Banks in A BELL FOR ADANO (1945)
Replies: 20
Views: 10908

Re: Monty Banks in A BELL FOR ADANO (1945)

Like Richard I've also seen three - SHIP MATES, BUYING A GUN, and PURELY CIRCUMSTANTIAL... BUYING A GUN is an extended sketch with his brother Wallace, and is mostly dialogue and word play. I've heard good things about FIRE PROOF from a few friends who have seen it. I've also seen three: FIRE PROOF...
by Richard Finegan
Tue May 03, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Monty Banks in A BELL FOR ADANO (1945)
Replies: 20
Views: 10908

Re: Monty Banks in A BELL FOR ADANO (1945)

The most spectacular stunt I've ever seen him do is in the 1935 film THE DEPUTY DRUMMER where he headlong somersaults at the top of a flight of stairs, hits a middle step with his foot on the turn, and lands at the bottom of the stairs... RICHARD M ROBERTS WOW! I'd LOVE to see that! Louie, I've got...
by Richard Finegan
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, Broadcasts & Screenings
Topic: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD
Replies: 19
Views: 12520

Re: Max Davidson and Roach "Female Comedy Teams" coming to DVD

Stefan just let me know that the Max Davidson set is being released today, March 11.
by Richard Finegan
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bristol Slapstick Festival - The Gems / Highlights
Replies: 15
Views: 6972

Re: Bristol Slapstick Festival - The Gems / Highlights

Yair Solan wrote:CHASING HUSBANDS...If it's the one I'm thinking of, it's not only got Kalla Pasha, but Chase in drag...

And Jean Harlow.
by Richard Finegan
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 5461

Re: Slapsticon 2011

Can we try to get one or both of the last two of the rarely-seen Columbia Charley Chase shorts? -
FROM BAD TO WORSE (1937)
THE CHUMP TAKES A BUMP (1939)
by Richard Finegan
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Max Davidson/Female Comedy DVD question
Replies: 13
Views: 6366

Re: Max Davidson/Female Comedy DVD question

I saw Going Ga-Ga at a MoMA screening years ago and it is so fragmentary as to be incomprehensible. What survives is less than a reel of scraps. Rob, it ain't nearly that bad! I've seen it several times and have no trouble following and enjoying it (of course, viewing it with cutting continuity scr...