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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE DUMMY (1916) Lupino Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: THE DUMMY (1916) Lupino Lane

I have always wanted to see some of Lupino Lane's British comedies. It is much different than his American slapstick shorts yet nonetheless fascinating. I am seeing jump cuts where people are touched or hit by another, likely censor cuts. It seems the surviving print of Lloyd Hamilton's THE OPTIMIS...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Answering Nitratevile General Jackassery
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Answering Nitratevile General Jackassery

http://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25337 So Elliot Hearst decided to invoke my name as the main arbiter of meanness over at Nitwitvile (well, so much as he can't even get my middle initial right, what more can we expect?), as if I have uttered any words positive or negative over the...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: LIEUTENANT PIMPLE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (1914) Fred Evans
Replies: 0
Views: 222

LIEUTENANT PIMPLE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (1914) Fred Evans

The pimples keep poppin' up! This is the earliest of the ones here, produced by Folly Films and released January, 1914, directed by and once again featuring Fred and Joe Evans as they spoof other popular British Film Adventure heroes like Lieutenant Rose and Lieutenant Daring: https://www.youtube.co...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: PIMPLE HAS ONE (1915) Fred Evans
Replies: 0
Views: 190

PIMPLE HAS ONE (1915) Fred Evans

More Pimples! (must be all the Christmas candy) released by Piccadilly August, 1915, directed by Fred and Joe Evans and featuring Fred Evans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2kFD6xdh6w

This is a wonderfully clever little comedy that was a big hit at Slapsticon a few years ago.

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: PIMPLE'S UNCLE (1915) Fred Evans
Replies: 0
Views: 188

PIMPLE'S UNCLE (1915) Fred Evans

Another Pimple, this one released by Piccadilly November, 1915, directed by Fred and Joe Evans and featuring Fred Evans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5mgwm9wP5k

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE MISSING LINK (1917) Lupino Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 219

THE MISSING LINK (1917) Lupino Lane

Here's another fragment from another one of Lupino Lane's Homeland-Globe comedies released May, 1917, directed by W. P. Kellino and featuring Lupino with Winifred Delavente, Blanche Bella, and W. P. Kellino:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9qRRXOW9v8


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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE DUMMY (1916) Lupino Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 340

THE DUMMY (1916) Lupino Lane

Here's a very early Lupino Lane Little Nipper comedy made in England by Homeland-Globe, released December, 1916, directed by W. P. Kellino and featuring Lupino Lane with Winifred Delavente:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hMQsSv6naQ

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: PIMPLE IN THE WHIP (1917) Fred Evans
Replies: 0
Views: 199

PIMPLE IN THE WHIP (1917) Fred Evans

British Variety and Movie Comic Fred Evan's uses his "Pimple" character to take the mickey out of the venerable stage melodrama THE WHIP in PIMPLE IN THE WHIP, released by Piccadilly Film Productions February, 1917, directed by and featuring Fred Evans and his Brother Joe Evans along with ...
by Richard M Roberts
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: SANZ Y EL SECRETO DE SU ARTE (1918) Francisco Sanz Baldovi
Replies: 0
Views: 294

SANZ Y EL SECRETO DE SU ARTE (1918) Francisco Sanz Baldovi

This may be the creepiest thing I've seen in some time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL86NF2Mhsc Francisco Sanz Baldovi was a master puppeteer and ventriloquist (perfect for a silent film) who was a vaudeville superstar in Spain and Latin America, and this film shows off many of his famous charac...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: TRAPS AND TANGLES (1919) Larry Semon
Replies: 0
Views: 252

TRAPS AND TANGLES (1919) Larry Semon

Released January 20, 1919, directed by Larry Semon, and starring Larry with Madge Kirby, Frank Alexander, Vera Steadman, Pete Gordon, Bill Hauber, and James Donnelly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-y2ezG_DV0&t=753s


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