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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Joe Keaton in non-Buster Keaton films
Replies: 6
Views: 5282

Re: Joe Keaton in non-Buster Keaton films--Paging Paul Gierucki

Okay. In "Sold at Auction", Joe plays a character named Mike Casey, the book thrower who bought James Finnlyson's books. The actor is basically the same height as Joe and has the same exact mannerisms. He's dressed with an Irish chin-like beard and huge eyebrows, and hates German music (p...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Behind the scenes still at the Hal Roach Studio
Replies: 20
Views: 15473

Re: Behind the scenes still at the Hal Roach Studio

Michael J Hayde wrote:Is that Robert McGowan standing (or leaning) at far left?

Michael


Yep.

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Joe Keaton in non-Buster Keaton films
Replies: 6
Views: 5282

Re: Joe Keaton in non-Buster Keaton films

I was watching two films off of the first "American Slapstick" DVD, and noticed that Joe Keaton appeared in both films. They are Snub Pollard's "Sold At Auction" and Billy Bevan's "Lizzies of the Field". In Sold, he's wearing huge false eyebrows, and hates the German s...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Misfit (1924)
Replies: 3
Views: 3789

Re: The Misfit (1924)

I found a cliplet of "The Misfit" (1924) on a silent film DVD set, starring Clyde Cook and Big Joe Roberts. The voice-over said that it was made at Keaton Studios. I read on Ron Pesch's site (http://www.actorscolony.com) that the film was released as "Under Orders" by Educationa...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: SCM 101
Topic: Babes in Toyland/March of the Wooden Soldiers
Replies: 4
Views: 7220

Re: Babes in Toyland/March of the Wooden Soldiers

I don't think it has anything to do with the Disney movie. According to Richard Lewis Ward's history of the Hal Roach Studios, the renaming took place when four Laurel and Hardy features from the 1930s were reissued in the late 1940s, each with a new name. The Devil's Brother, Babes in Toyland, Bon...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HER FRIEND THE BANDIT found?
Replies: 4
Views: 6122

Re: HER FRIEND THE BANDIT found?

Her Friend the Bandit (1914) is Chaplin's one lost film (not counting The Sea Gull .) It was discussed extensively over on SilentComedians.com . OK, I don't know that much Spanish, but this Argentine website seems to say that film restorer Enrique Bouchard has a copy of Her Friend the Bandit . http...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Bobby Burns in 1920?
Replies: 6
Views: 5477

Re: Bobby Burns in 1920?

Who was Bobby Burns making movies for in 1920? We have an unidentified Burns comedy that I thought was a latter day Vim comedy.... the door on the doctor's office says something like "LOT A. VIM". However a close look at the license on the car shows a 1920 NEW JERSEY plate, obviously elim...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Chapter From My Upcoming Book on Glenn Tryon
Replies: 9
Views: 9249

Re: A Chapter From My Upcoming Book on Glenn Tryon

Bob Birchard wrote:Just to be a cranky nit-picker, shouldn't it be "A Chapter on Glenn Tryon From My Upcoming Book"? The other way it sounds like the book is about Glenn Tryon alone. Also, I found there was one "too" too few in the posted text.



Yeah, yeah, yeah........

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: Vaudeville resources?
Replies: 27
Views: 19072

Re: Vaudeville resources?

From the Piqua Leader-Dispatch, 02/07/1914 http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc328/PatheLehrman1950/SwainsRatsandCats.jpg Which brings to mind two things: Was Mack Swain related to the Swain of Swain's Rats and Cats? And the old Brother Theodore quote:"You know you can train a rat? You can sp...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: _City Lights_ and Panchromatic film
Replies: 1
Views: 3102

Re: _City Lights_ and Panchromatic film

So what's the deal with the poor contrast of this film? I know this was CC's first picture that was shot in the new Pan film. Every print I have ever seen is dark, and has very muddy blacks, and I was always disappointed that this film never looked as good to me as The Gold Rush or The Circus . The...