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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE PULLMAN BRIDE (1917) Mack Swain, Chester Conklin, Gloria Swanson
Replies: 0
Views: 1445

THE PULLMAN BRIDE (1917) Mack Swain, Chester Conklin, Gloria Swanson

Here's a big chunk of a rare Mack Sennett Paramount comedy released November 4, 1917, directed by Clarence Badger, and featuring Mack Swain, Chester Conklin, Gloria Swanson, Polly Moran, Tom Kennedy, Glen Cavender, and Lucille LaVarnie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYOaWyUqlV0

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 9217

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

22 Amazon reviews in a weekend is a nice start, but there's a lot more of you out there who can make the effort, we're not impressed yet.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Leslie Sarony Deforest Phonofilm (1928)
Replies: 0
Views: 1307

Leslie Sarony Deforest Phonofilm (1928)

The long time musical comedy/variety comedian and songwriter (here's how long, he's in this 1928 short and THE CRIMSON PERMANENT INSURANCE from MONTY PYTHON'S MEANING OF LIFE (1983)) appears in one of the Phonofilm shorts Lee Deforest made in England, directed by Widgley R, Newman: https://www.youtu...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nonsense: Harry Langdon at Hal Roach: The Talkies
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Re: Nitrateville Nonsense: Harry Langdon at Hal Roach: The Talkies

It's fun watching the Nitwitvile Nincompoops speculate about how our sets are done, none of these people are in any loop about our restoration processes and none of them know what they are talking about, the usual Nitrateville standard of excellence, and that Bigshot nameless bonehead is still showi...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nonsense: Harry Langdon at Hal Roach: The Talkies
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Nitrateville Nonsense: Harry Langdon at Hal Roach: The Talkies

https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28679 https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28678 So, of course, idiocy looms over at good old Nitwitvile, where several of its denizens of the usual clueless whiners and complainers are yipping about our “threat” to quit producing ...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified Rooftop Barnyard Comedy Clip
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: Unidentified Rooftop Barnyard Comedy Clip

It's Lee Moran, could be from a early-mid-20's Century/Fox/ or Educational Mermaid Comedy, he was all over the place then.


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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Dealing With Fan Mail.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Re: Dealing With Fan Mail.....

Having been on the firing end of criticism myself (albeit generally not regarding writing about film), I find this kind of writing very therapeutic. One of my pet expressions is "Life is too short to be miserable". Richard, as the old saying goes, you've probably forgotten more about sile...