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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, June 30, 1923
Replies: 45
Views: 13567

Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, June 30, 1923

I'm assuming that the Clyde Cook comedy shown being filmed here at the Buster Keaton Studio was one of those released by Educational in 1924. I don't remember any of them being called UNDER ORDERS so I'm also assuming that this is a working title. Joe Moore UNDER ORDERS was the working title for th...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?
Replies: 22
Views: 6524

Re: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?

I'd just add to the thoughts expressed above that I reckon the uninhibited action and humour of silent comedy dovetailed nicely with the robust, elemental western. And I imagine that the comics were accustomed to working quickly and resourcefully, something no doubt appreciated by producers and dir...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?
Replies: 22
Views: 6524

Re: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?

I'd just add to the thoughts expressed above that I reckon the uninhibited action and humour of silent comedy dovetailed nicely with the robust, elemental western. And I imagine that the comics were accustomed to working quickly and resourcefully, something no doubt appreciated by producers and dir...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?
Replies: 22
Views: 6524

Re: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?

Wasn't aware of "Yanks Ahoy"...I wonder if I have a copy of that laying around somewhere?? The Blystone story is an interesting one; didn't Snub Pollard have a similar experience with "The Rifleman"? Well, Snub didn't die at the Studio, he apparently died over the weekend while ...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?
Replies: 22
Views: 6524

Re: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?

and he's got a great small role in "Union Pacific" were he's part of the card game on the riverboat. Davidson seems to be one of the oldtimers Cecil B DeMille frequently got bit part work for. He's in the card game in THE PLAINSMAN (1936) as well, and one of the jurors in REAP THE WILD WI...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?
Replies: 22
Views: 6524

Re: "The last roundup" for silent comedians?

I'm currently waiting for an ebay delivery of a Roy Rogers DVD titled "Grand Canyon Trail". What's interesting about this film (for me) is that it's the last "featured" role of Jimmy Finlayson; in fact it's the only post-Saps At Sea role that amounts to more than extra work for ...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Jacksonville FL Silent Film Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Re: Jacksonville FL Silent Film Museum

The Norman Studios Silent Film Museum in Jacksonville, Florida, still in stages of construction, was once the site of Eagle Films and Tweedledum comedies starring Marcel Perez. There have been some recent activities with the museum including an open house and the beginnings of a documentary on Jack...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Research Archive
Topic: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, June 30, 1923
Replies: 45
Views: 13567

Re: CAMERA Comedy Clippings, June 30, 1923

Well I don't know much about this film TEA WITH A KICK but judging by the comedy cast members highlighted in these two pages of ads it would definitely be of interest to any fan of silent film comedy. Joe Moore Hey, TEA:WITH A KICK has definite promise. An early Victor Halperin production, Erle C. ...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Becoming Mr. Laurel
Replies: 25
Views: 8625

Re: Becoming Mr. Laurel

I thought it died out after the war, Andrew. It's nice to know that some traditions survive. Richard, I don't find the concept of L&H finding success with the operetta's all that strange. It seems that many of the original stage productions had comedy relief in them in one form or another. Gary...
by Richard M Roberts
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Becoming Mr. Laurel
Replies: 25
Views: 8625

Re: Becoming Mr. Laurel

It's amazing that "Babes In Toyland" , of all films, became the touchstone for the rift between Roach and Laurel since that work became one of the most enchanting of all the Boys films. What is interesting about that movie is that it seems to harken back to the old English tradition of th...