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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified British Silent Comedy with neat animation
Replies: 0
Views: 884

Unidentified British Silent Comedy with neat animation

As the heading says, with a Snub Pollard impersonator, any thoughts as to what it is?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3YQ-qChKsE&t=204s


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Some silent comedy rarities.....
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Some silent comedy rarities.....

And apart from a bunch of Italian gobbledegook, we don't get any of it when we hit the link.

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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Two Herbert Rice Punch Comedies from 1912
Replies: 0
Views: 936

Two Herbert Rice Punch Comedies from 1912

Herbert Rice was a diminutive comedian and performer who made a few films, here are his first two split-reelers, OH YOU BABY! and POOR FINNEY, made for the Punch Film Company and released by Mutual December 5, 1912:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz9IXxrWafc

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: TOM KEENE U. S. MARSHALL: THE SHOWDOWN (1952) Ed Wood Jr. pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

TOM KEENE U. S. MARSHALL: THE SHOWDOWN (1952) Ed Wood Jr. pilot

This may be the most professional looking thing Ed Wood Jr. ever did, an unsold TV pilot for former western star Tom Keene, who later returned the favor by appearing in PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSl8TI0-K2E

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOLLYWOULDN'T (1925) Johnny Sinclair
Replies: 0
Views: 942

HOLLYWOULDN'T (1925) Johnny Sinclair

Here's one of the Biff Comedies released states-rights by Samuel Bischoff in 1925, directed by Lou Carter, and featuring Johnny Sinclair, Charles King, Dorothy Dorr, Billy Jones and Sailor Sharkey:

https://www.eastman.org/hollywouldnt


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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Walter Kerr interviewed by Studs Terkel about THE SILENT CLOWNS
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Walter Kerr interviewed by Studs Terkel about THE SILENT CLOWNS

Studs Terkel talks to Walter Kerr about his book THE SILENT CLOWNS on this WFMT radio broadcast from December 11, 1975: https://studsterkel.wfmt.com/programs/walter-kerr-discusses-his-book-silent-clowns Great listening, and the Stud's Terkel radio archive is chock full of interesting interviews: htt...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)

Rob Farr wrote:Richard, was there a WWI element to the film? Maybe Billy is dreaming of an idealized home front while in the trenches?


Barely any, just a wraparound with Billy in a uniform sitting in a ditch, I don't think they had much budget for WWI.

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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: DIPLOMATIC HENRY (1915) Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew
Replies: 2
Views: 835

DIPLOMATIC HENRY (1915) Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew

A Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew Vitagraph comedy released November 19, 1915, directed by Sidney Drew and featuring the funny couple with Florence Natol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hup_MPw ... =emb_title


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by Richard M Roberts
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: 8mm Billy Franey ("Too Many Cops" Carnival Films)

Here's one I picked up on eBay last week. It's 3 minutes of flirtatious Billy Franey, but we don't have the genuine title. I'm sure someone's got this on 16mm! Reelcraft? O'Conor? Inquiring minds want to know.... https://youtu.be/kVkaudnXKTM Enjoy! Michael Yep, got it in 16mm, it's from IN THE TREN...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN A WOMAN'S LIFE (1961) Ingrid Bergman
Replies: 0
Views: 868

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN A WOMAN'S LIFE (1961) Ingrid Bergman

Rare Ingrid Bergman live television appearance broadcast on CBS March 20, 1961, featuring Ingrid with Rip Torn, Jerry Ohrbach, and John Williams, a script by John Mortimer, and directed by Silvio Narizzano:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5khMFzR9BkA

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