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by Bill Sprague
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE DEPUTY DRUMMER (1935) Lupino Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 4974

Re: THE DEPUTY DRUMMER (1935) Lupino Lane

Thank You for sharing this I once had a copy of this but it got lost in one of my several moves over the years . It was great to see it again, Bill Sprague, Merry Christmas To you and your family, Bill Sprague
by Bill Sprague
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nonsense: Rin Tin Tin
Replies: 1
Views: 5137

Re: Nitrateville Nonsense: Rin Tin Tin

If this crazy person is talking to dead dogs , he , she or it, belongs in a psychiatric hospital with 24/7 surveillance
by Bill Sprague
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Silent Comedies with Scenes in Movie Theaters
Replies: 5
Views: 5500

Re: Silent Comedies with Scenes in Movie Theaters

Snub Pollard in "The Dumbbell" and "Before The Public"
by Bill Sprague
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Film Speeds
Replies: 8
Views: 11086

Re: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Film Speeds

In Video Yesteryears' case , the musical scores were the best part of the film. If only they adjusted the projection speed
by Bill Sprague
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery:Harry Langdon's Cameo in WASHEE IRONEE
Replies: 1
Views: 2590

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery:Harry Langdon's Cameo in WASHEE IRONEE

It seems like the "nameless one" "Uncle Claude" or whoever it is ,sees a character in a film and thinks it is Harry Langdon, when it obviously is not. This character is obviously hallucinating. Hopefully someone at IMDb spots the error
by Bill Sprague
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MADAME MYSTERY (1926) Theda Bara, Oliver Hardy
Replies: 1
Views: 2856

Re: MADAME MYSYERY (1926) Theda Bara, Oliver Hardy

Thanks for sharing this. There was a copy of this around for a while with an annoying logo right in the middle of the picture.
by Bill Sprague
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Film Speeds
Replies: 8
Views: 11086

Re: Nitrateville General Jackassery: Film Speeds

Yes, this is a very old subject. In my opinion those Video Yesteryear silent films were the worst when it came to projection speed. They had two reelers at 35 minutes
by Bill Sprague
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WEISS-O-RAMA on sale through Amazon from Sprocket Vault
Replies: 9
Views: 7898

Re: WEISS-O-RAMA on sale through Amazon from Sprocket Vault

One of the best all time DVD silent comedy collections, this DVD set contains some of the best comedians Ben Turpin, Snub Pollard, Poodles Hannaford and Jimmy Aubrey in several of the funniest and final silent comedies from the late 20's. This was the first time I got to see Jimmy Aubrey and Poodle...
by Bill Sprague
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 27773

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

Not to belabor the point, but as soon as Ron Hutchinson announced a new DVD set of incredibly rare 1928-29 Vitaphone shorts, someone pipes up complaining that they didn't include Keystone Hotel. Ron patiently explained that this set has every restoration completed to date and that it would be years...
by Bill Sprague
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING
Replies: 31
Views: 27773

Re: Nitrateville Nitwittery: WHEN COMEDY WAS KING

This is especially sad for those who encounter Ham and Bud and Musty Suffer for the first time. There are people nowadays that have no appreciation for history, but what annoys me is that the same people watch all of this reality nonsense on TV. It is hard to envision that reality shows would have a...