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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 9230

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

Chris Seguin put this up on his Scribefiles Facebook page: "Here’s the thing with the new ’Charley Chase: At Hal Roach: The Talkies Volume Two 1932-33’ DVD release... and the earlier Volume 1. Each film is also a 20-minute history lesson on the Hal Roach studios, its stars and personnel, bit pl...
by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 9230

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

Thanks for the nice words Ed, nope, nothing on a potential Hitler connection, I think Billy Gilbert had done the German accent enough already that it was just fun to have him do it again, possibly an audition for the Schmaltz Brothers. As much as I find the delectable Muriel Evans delectable, she wa...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MAD ABOUT MONEY (1937) Harry Langdon, Ben Lyon, Lupe Velez
Replies: 0
Views: 1801

MAD ABOUT MONEY (1937) Harry Langdon, Ben Lyon, Lupe Velez

Here's a look at some rarer Harry Langdon footage, a British musical from 1937 that featured Harry in support of Ben Lyon, Lupe Velez, and Wallace Ford that went under various titles (STARDUST, HE LOVED AN ACTRESS). Directed by Melville Brown, it's no classic, but it's enjoyable and has one iconic s...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: NItrateville Answer Dept: Keystone's reported use of actual fires and natural disasters on film
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

NItrateville Answer Dept: Keystone's reported use of actual fires and natural disasters on film

I swear, can any of these people do actual research? https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28501 much less just take a gander at Brent Walker's book?\ Here is THE GUSHER, a 1913 Keystone Comedy that uses an actual oilwell fire as the backdrop for the action: https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Gaggle of Gavroche's
Replies: 0
Views: 1653

A Gaggle of Gavroche's

Paul Bertho and Romeo Bosetti strike again, under Lux his character was Patioullard, at Éclair he is Gavroche, all of these are from 1913: GAVROCHE VEND DE PARAPLUIES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJTgP5qjdcs&t=259s GAVROCHE VEUT FIARE UN RICHE MARIAGE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibptcvi_d...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: PINCHED (1917) - Harold Lloyd
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Re: PINCHED (1917) - Harold Lloyd

Nice job David, and the Mound City Blue Blowers accompany it well. Can you tell us what was the old TV show that had the clip?


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 20
Views: 9230

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

Hey Gang, Just a few more days until volume two of The Sprocket Vault's Charley Chase Hal Roach Talkies set comes out, pre-orders are down to $26.42 for the set if you haven't ordered it yet: https://www.amazon.com/Charley-Chase-Roach-Talkies-1932-33/dp/B07PMLWXWK/ref=pd_sbs_14_1/145-4242620-1509514...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept:Help identify one silent nitrate fragment
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: Nitrateville Answer Dept:Help identify one silent nitrate fragment

William Ferry wrote:This doesn't seem to be fully answered yet on N-ville. May I quote you (or anonymously, if you wish)?


Never anonymously William.

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Answer Dept:Help identify one silent nitrate fragment
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Nitrateville Answer Dept:Help identify one silent nitrate fragment

https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=28503

The bottom two shots are from PAY OR MOVE (1924) with Monty Banks and Ena Gregory, the first shot is from another Banks film.

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by Richard M Roberts
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Brats - Silent Version
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Re: Brats - Silent Version

William beat me to the answer (been out busy, just getting to look at the site for today), I think Blackhawk, who had silent versions of most of the Laurel and Hardy talkies, used original silent versions of any of those talkies the Roach archives had any materials on, so their silent BRATS may have...