Hopping Off

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Frank Flood
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Hopping Off

Postby Frank Flood » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:50 am

Recently, a still sold on eBay from HOPPING OFF, a Hal Roach-MGM comedy starring Charley Rogers and Charley Hall. Huh?

You can see it at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0070003865

Note that Charlie Hall sports sort of a Clyde Cook - Snub Pollard look. What is this? The still number seems to indicate production number S-4, which is The Boy Friends' LOVE PAINS. Rogers is credited as a writer on LOVE PAINS, but were he and Hall in the film?


Steve Massa
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Re: Hopping Off

Postby Steve Massa » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:16 am

Hi Frank
I've seen other photos from HOPPING OFF that included Flora Finch and Frank Terry in addition to Rogers and Hall. Although I don't know the exact details, I remember hearing that HOPPING OFF was never finished or released.


Tommie Hicks
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Re: Hopping Off

Postby Tommie Hicks » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:45 pm

Parts of this film was salvaged and inserted to the Boy Friends short WILD BABIES.

Jim Kerkhoff
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Re: Hopping Off

Postby Jim Kerkhoff » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:32 pm

There are a number of interesting WILD BABIES stills showing Charlie Hall and Charley Rogers in Dean McKeown's CHARLIE HALL PICTURE ARCHIVE. They include scenes on the airplane and in the jungle.

Jim K

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