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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WE! WE! MARIE! (1930) Slim Summerville
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Views: 631

WE! WE! MARIE! (1930) Slim Summerville

Another rare Universal talkie short starring Slim Summerville returning to the ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT backlot to shoot this two-reeler. Released October 28, 1920, directed by Albert Ray, and featuring Slim with Eddie Gribbon, Pauline garon, and Roger Gray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNv...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: BABY TALKS (1929) Sunny Jim McKeen speaks
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Views: 624

BABY TALKS (1929) Sunny Jim McKeen speaks

Here he is, the most annoying child actor of the ages, who made few talkies, and died of blood poisoning in 1933, appearing in one of his few Universal talkie shorts. Released September 11, 1929, directed by Harold Beaudine, and featuring Sunny Jim with Charles King and Joe Young: https://www.youtub...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: GREAT ACTRESSES OF THE PAST (1938)
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Views: 726

GREAT ACTRESSES OF THE PAST (1938)

MOMA put together this collection of early film appearances by legendary stage actresses in 1938, the films are: 1. MADAME SANS-GENE (1911) featuring Rejane. 2. CENERE' (1916) featuring Eleanor Duse' 3. LA DAME AUX CAMILA (excerpt) (1912) with Sarah Bernhardt 4. VANITY FAIR (Edison 1915) WITH Minnie...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LIME KILN CLUB FIELD DAY (1914) Bert Williams
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Views: 716

LIME KILN CLUB FIELD DAY (1914) Bert Williams

MOMA has put up excerpts from Biograph's never released Bert Williams film tentatively titled LIME KILN CLUB FIELD DAY, made sometime in 1914:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-IdQ9APUHI

They have approximately 80 minutes of outtakes and rushes from this film.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOP ALONG (1927) Arthur Lake
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Views: 656

HOP ALONG (1927) Arthur Lake

Released by Universal January 24, 1927, directed by George "Slim" Summerville, and starring Arthur lake with Nancy Drexel, Elsie Tarron, and George K. French:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taHAq-QedUY

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: DEAR OL' PAL(1923) Snub Pollard, Paul Parrott
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Views: 534

DEAR OL' PAL(1923) Snub Pollard, Paul Parrott

A fun Charles Parrott-directed late Snub Pollard Roach comedy, released November 11, 1923, featuring Snub with Paul Parrott, Marie Mosquini, Beth Darlington, and William Gillespie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN-5dCZInqU

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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version

Forgive me Ed, but I'm afraid I have to disagree with you a little bit, I think this longer Spanish-language version of THE INVADER plays a lot smoother than the American release version, which has always looked a bit choppy to me. The Spanish version also looks a lot brighter and less shabby. I'm s...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Orson Welles at the Cinémathèque Francais in 1983
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Orson Welles at the Cinémathèque Francais in 1983

I wish the French translator would shut-up, it's obvious most of the audience understands English when they laugh right after Welles makes a joke. He even talks over the people asking Welles questions in English so I doubt Orson can hear them asking their questions. It's like pulling teeth waiting f...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: SOUND MOVIE MAIN
Topic: William K. Everson Audio Lecture Archive
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: William K. Everson Audio Lecture Archive

This treasure trove of Bill Everson's lectures is pure gold - it's much like listening to a Richard Roberts commentary track - wonderful, indeed! Thank you Richard for sharing this, how fortunate we are that these tapes were made, saved, and now available. Ed I take that as a great compliment Ed, b...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

THE INVADER (1935) Buster Keaton in longer, spanish language version

Not necessarily a film you'd want to see more footage of, but here's a Spanish-dubbed version of Buster Keaton's British feature THE INVADER (aka AN OLD SPANISH CUSTOM) from 1935: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoUPi8X1Pyg&fbclid=IwAR3FDnV_Cpl-JrLzWD_iHT-Xf2_XxjE2UEWMdUX6Hf7hBrygk8ss9EyFSEo&...