THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy

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THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:20 am

Our revenge upon the World, here it is, the film in which you can re-calibrate all of your comedy film tastes, one of the magnum opuses of Al Joy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJcJF25cfkE

Have a comfortable chair, be prepared for a lie down after, but rest assured after you see it, whatever else in the Silent Comedy Pantheon you stumble across, from William Pizor Ribtickler to Jimmy Callahan comedy, a little voice in your head will say, "it's not as bad as Al Joy" and you will appreciate it the better.

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Re: THE HELPLESS HELPER 91927) Al Joy

Postby William Ferry » Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:33 pm

Richard, I'm sure I missed something. Were there ANY gags in that picture?

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Re: THE HELPLESS HELPER 91927) Al Joy

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:49 pm

William Ferry wrote:Richard, I'm sure I missed something. Were there ANY gags in that picture?



Just the sounds you make while trying to stomach it.


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Re: THE HELPLESS HELPER (1927) Al Joy

Postby Richard M Roberts » Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:27 pm

It surely says something that a number of the Nitwitvile Nitwits seem to like the picture, and the general comments elsewhere are pretty much the standard shock and horror. Al Joy apparently speaks to the Carl Dreyer fans.

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