Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

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Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Bruce Calvert » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:18 am

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/month/?cid=&oid=1/1/2011

4 Tuesday (is all Our Gang)
8:00 PM Helping Grandma (1930)
C-0 mins,
8:30 PM Love Business (1930)
C-0 mins,
9:00 PM Shiver my Timbers (1931)
C-0 mins,
9:30 PM Dogs is Dogs (1931)
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10:00 PM Free Eats (1932)
C-0 mins,
10:30 PM Hook and Ladder (1932)
C-0 mins,
11:00 PM Free Wheelling (1932)
C-0 mins,
11:30 PM Birthday Blues (1932)
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12:00 AM Fish Hooky (1934)
C-0 mins,
12:30 AM Forgotten Babies (1933)
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1:00 AM Mush and Milk (1933)
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1:30 AM Mike Fright (1934)
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2:00 AM First Round-Up (1934)
C-0 mins,
2:30 AM Mama's Little Pirates (1935)
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3:00 AM Little Sinner (1935)
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3:30 AM Bored of Education (1936)
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3:45 AM Two Too Young (1936)
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4:00 AM Glove Taps (1937)
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4:15 AM Hearts are Trumps (1937)
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4:30 AM Rushin' Ballet (1937)
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4:45 AM Fire Fighters (1922)
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5:15 AM Saturday Morning (1922)
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5:45 AM Champeen, The (1923)
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5 Wednesday (is more Our Gang)
6:15 AM Cobbler, The (1923)
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6:45 AM Pleasant Journey, A (1923)
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7:15 AM July Days (1923)
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7:45 AM No Noise (1923)
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8:15 AM Big Business (1924)
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8:45 AM Buccaneers, The (1924)
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9:15 AM Seein' Things (1924)
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9:45 AM It's A Bear (1924)
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10:15 AM High Society (1924)
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10:45 AM Every Man For Himself (1924)
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11:00 AM Fast Company (1924)
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11:15 AM Sun Down Limited (1924)
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11:45 AM Mysterious Mystery (1924)
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12:15 PM Dog Days (1925)
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12:45 PM Shootin' Injuns (1925)
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1:15 PM Official Officers (1925)
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1:45 PM Boys Will Be Joys (1925)
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2:15 PM Mary Queen of Tots (1925)
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2:45 PM One Wild Ride (1925)
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3:15 PM Good Cheer (1926)
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3:45 PM Buried Treasure (1926)
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4:00 PM Monkey Business (1926)
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4:15 PM Uncle Tom's Uncle (1926)
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4:45 PM Thundering Fleas (1926)
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5:15 PM Shivering Spooks (1926)
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5:45 PM Fourth Alarm !, The (1926)
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6:15 PM Love My Dog (1927)
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6:45 PM Olympic Games (1927)
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7:00 PM Boxing Gloves (1929)
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7:30 PM Bouncing Babies (1929)
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11 Tuesday (is Laurel & Hardy)
8:00 PM Thicker Than Water (1935)
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8:30 PM Short Film: Fixer Uppers, The (1935)
Comedic duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have a no fail plan to help a jealous wife woo her husband, but somehow things go wrong. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy Dir: Charles Rogers BW-20 mins,
9:00 PM Tit For Tat (1935)
A Laurel and Hardy sequel to Them Thar Hills - they open an electrical repair shop and discover that their neighbor/grocer are the same couple they had a run in with in Them Thar Hills. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch. Dir: Charles Rogers. BW-19 mins, TV-G
9:30 PM Short Film: Live Ghost, The (1934)
A sea captain hires comedic duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to trick sailors into working on his supposedly haunted boat. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy Dir: Charles Rogers BW-20 mins,
10:00 PM Them Thar Hills (1934)
When they go to the mountains for a rest to cure Ollie's gout, the two accidentally get high on moonshine dumped into the well by local moonshiners trying to evade the law. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch. Dir: Charles Rogers. BW-20 mins,
10:30 PM Going Bye-Bye! (1934)
C-0 mins,
11:00 PM Oliver the Eighth (1934)
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11:30 PM Dirty Work (1933)
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12:00 AM Busy Bodies (1933)
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12:30 AM Midnight Patrol (1933)
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1:00 AM Short Film: Me and My Pal (1933)
A groom and his best man get preoccupied with a jigsaw puzzle on their way to the wedding. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson. Dir: Lloyd French, Charley Rogers. BW-20 mins,
1:30 AM Twice Two (1933)
C-0 mins,
2:00 AM Short Film: Towed in a Hole (1932)
Comic legends Laurel and Hardy decide to go into the fishing business for themselves. Trouble ensues when they must fix up dilapidated boat bought from a junk yard. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy Dir: George Marshall BW-21 mins,
2:30 AM Short Film: Their First Mistake (1932)
After adopting a baby to save his marriage, a man discovers his wife has left him. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch. Dir: George Marshall. BW-21 mins,
3:00 AM Short Film: Scram! (1932)
Two vagrants ordered out of town take up with a drunken tycoon. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Richard Cramer. Dir: Ray McCarey. BW-20 mins,
3:30 AM Short Film: County Hospital (1932)
A hospital visitor wreaks havoc during a routine visit. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert. Dir: James Parrott. BW-19 mins,
4:00 AM Short Film: Chimp, The (1932)
A jealous husband thinks two tenants sneaking a pet chimp into their apartment are carrying on with his wife. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert. Dir: James Parrott. BW-25 mins,
4:30 AM Music Box, The (1932)
Two men running a moving company have to get a large piano up a daunting flight of stairs. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert. Dir: James Parrott. BW-29 mins, TV-G
5:00 AM Short Film: Helpmates (1932)
A married man has to get his house back in order before his wife returns. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns. Dir: James Parrott. BW-21 mins,
5:30 AM Short Film: Beau Hunks (1931)
After being dumped by his girlfriend, "Jeanie-Weenie," Oliver makes Laurel join the Foreign Legion with him. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy BW-37 mins,

12 Wednesday (more Laurel & Hardy)
6:15 AM Short Film: One Good Turn (1931)
Two vagrants try to repay the kindly old lady who helped them. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr. Dir: James W. Horne. BW-21 mins,
6:45 AM Short Film: Our Wife (1931)
A man tries to help his best friend elope. Dir: James W. Horne. BW-21 mins,
7:15 AM Short Film: Laughing Gravy (1931)
Roommates try to hide a dog from their grouchy landlord. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlie Hall. Dir: James W. Home. BW-31 mins,
8:00 AM Short Film: Chickens Come Home (1931)
A man risks his marriage to help his best friend deal with blackmailers. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd Dir: James W. Horne BW-30 mins, TV-G
8:30 AM Short Film: Be Big! (1931)
Two married men feign illness so they can ditch their wives and attend a lodge party. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Anita Garvin. Dir: James Parrott. BW-28 mins,
9:00 AM Short Film: Another Fine Mess (1930)
Two vagabonds move into a deserted mansion and pretend to be its owners. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd. Dir: James Parrott. BW-28 mins, TV-G
9:30 AM Laurel-Hardy Murder Case, The (1930)
A fishing trip leads Laurel and Hardy to a mansion where a murder has been committed. Cast: Frank Austin, Stanley Blystone, Robert 'Bobby' Burns. Dir: James Parrott. BW-30 mins,
10:00 AM Short Film: Hog Wild (1930)
Two friends try to install a radio antenna, with disastrous results. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Fay Holderness. Dir: James Parrott. BW-19 mins,
10:30 AM Below Zero (1930)
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11:00 AM Short Film: Brats (1930)
Two fathers try to spend a quiet night despite their raucous offspring. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy. Dir: James Parrott. BW-21 mins,
11:30 AM Short Film: Blotto (1930)
Stan steals his wife's secret bottle of liquor so he can have a wild night out at the Rainbow club with Ollie. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy BW-26 mins,
12:00 PM Short Film: Night Owls (1930)
Two vagrants try to help a police officer save his reputation. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy. Dir: James Parrott. BW-21 mins,
12:30 PM Hoose-Gow, The (1929)
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1:00 PM They Go Boom (1929)
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1:30 PM Perfect Day (1929)
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2:00 PM Men O' War (1929)
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2:30 PM Berth Marks (1929)
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3:00 PM Unaccustomed As We Are (1929)
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3:30 PM Come Clean (1931)
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4:00 PM Any Old Port ! (1932)
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4:30 PM Short Film: Pardon Us (1931)
Selling homemade beer lands a two friends in prison together. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Marlowe. Dir: James Parrott. BW-55 mins,
5:30 PM Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
Two World War I veterans try help a comrade's orphaned daughter find her family. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Don Dillaway. Dir: George Marshall, Ray McCarey. BW-66 mins, TV-G
6:45 PM Short Film: Bohemian Girl, The (1936)
Two pickpockets raise a stolen child, not realizing she's royalty. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd. Dir: James W. Horne, Charles Rogers. BW-71 mins, TV-G

18 Tuesday
1:00 AM Skirt Shy (1929)
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1:30 AM Head Guy, The (1930)
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2:00 AM The Fighting Parson (1930)
Cast: Dir: C-0 mins,
2:30 AM Big Kick, The (1930)
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3:00 AM Shrimp, The (1930)
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3:30 AM King, The (1930)
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4:00 AM First Seven Years, The (1934)
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4:30 AM Pups is Pups (1930)
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5:00 AM Short Film: WHISPERING WHOOPEE (1930)
Charley hires three "party girls" to help him land a business deal. Cast: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd Dir: James W. Horne BW-21 mins, TV-G
5:30 AM FIFTY MILLION HUSBANDS (1930)
C-0 mins,

19 Wednesday (Charley Chase, Todd/Pitts, Boy Friends comedies)
6:00 AM Short Film: HIGH C'S (1930)
An entertainer serving in World War I puts music before military service. Cast: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Carlton Griffin. Dir: James W. Horne. BW-29 mins, TV-G
6:30 AM PIP FROM PITTSBURG, THE (1931)
Charley agrees to go on a blind date to a dance to help out his friend. Concerned it will be a big disaster like his last blind date Charley tries to be as off putting as possible and goes all out trying to make himself look bad. He is rude to her on the phone, refuses to shave, wears his friend's old suit and even eats garlic. Unfortunately for him, however, his date turns out to be the lovely Thelma Todd. Cast: Charley Chase; Thelma Todd Dir: James Parrott BW-21 mins, TV-G
7:00 AM ROUGH SEAS (1931)
WWI dough boy Charley Chase attempts to return home from France on a troop transport ship with his girlfriend and pet monkey, both of whom are not allowed on board. This short makes excellent use of Chase's musical talent. Cast: Charley Chase, Thelma Todd Dir: Charles Parrott BW-27 mins,
7:30 AM PANIC IS ON (1931)
Charley Chase's comedic skills as an actor are well displayed in this short with various vignettes including Charley reading a paper while collecting several over-the-shoulder readers. Charley also tries to thwart a thief trying to take money from his wealthy girfriends father. Cast: Charley Chase, Charlie Hall Dir: James Parrott BW-20 mins,
8:00 AM Short Film: TABASCO KID, THE (1932)
Charley must defend the ranch from an infamous bandit in order to impress his boss' daughter. Cast: Charley Chase, Billy Gilbert Dir: James W. Horne BW-21 mins,
8:30 AM FALLEN ARCHES (1933)
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9:00 AM NATURE IN THE WRONG (1933)
Charlie Chase wants to marry wealthy Muriel but her Mother won't allow it until he can prove his family history. Another suitor of Muriel's tricks him into believing he is a descendant of Tarzan and he begins to behave thusly. Cast: Charley Chase, Nora Cecil Dir: Charles Parrott BW-18 mins,
9:30 AM FOUR PARTS (1934)
C-18 mins, , CC
10:00 AM Public Ghost No. 1 (1935)
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10:30 AM Life Hesitates at 40 (1936)
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11:00 AM WHAT PRICE TAXI (1932)
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11:30 AM TAXI FOR TWO (1932)
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12:00 PM Wreckity Wrecks (1933)
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12:30 PM THUNDERING TAXIS (1933)
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1:00 PM TAXI BARRONS (1933)
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1:30 PM RUMMY, THE (1933)
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2:00 PM BIGGER AND BETTER (1930)
The boys take summer jobs in a department store so they can make money and meet girls. The jobs do not turned out as planned. Cast: Mickey Daniels; Grady Sutton; David Sharpe; Mary Kornman Dir: Edgar Kennedy C-20 mins,
2:30 PM DOCTOR'S ORDERS (1930)
The "boyfriends" stage a phone car accident so the girls will have to nurse them back to health. The girls catch on right away and give the boys a run for their money. Cast: Mickey Daniels; Grady Sutton; David Sharpe; Mary Kornman Dir: Arch Heath BW-21 mins,
3:00 PM Short Film: LOVE FEVER (1931)
Hal Roach's comedy team the Boy Friends find themselves in trouble with their girlfriends when they attempt to save an actress rehearsing her lines. Cast: The Boy Friends, Thelma Todd Dir: Robert McGowan BW-20 mins,
3:30 PM Short Film: AIR TIGHT (1931)
Hal Roach's comedic team, The Boy Friends, try their hand at flying a glider but might want to stick to driving a car instead. Cast: David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger Dir: George Stevens BW-17 mins,
4:00 PM Short Film: YOU'RE TELLING ME (1932)
Hal Roach's comedy team The Boy Friends take up a friend's invitation to stay with him in the city. Cast: Mickey Daniels, Gordon Douglas Dir: Anthony Mack, Lloyd French BW-19 mins,
4:30 PM Short Film: CATCH AS CATCH CAN (1931)
ZaSu Pitts is a hotel phone operator who finds love in a wrestler with a little matchmaking help from friend Thelma Todd. Cast: Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts, Big Boy Williams Dir: Marshall Neilan BW-20 mins, TV-G
5:00 PM Short Film: ASLEEP IN THE FEET (1933)
Comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts try their hand at being charitable by working at a dance club to raise money for a friend. Cast: Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts Dir: Gus Meins BW-19 mins, TV-G
5:30 PM Short Film: Bargain of the Century (1933)
Hal Roach's comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves in a jam once again when they are the cause of a police officer losing his job. Cast: Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts Dir: Charley Chase BW-19 mins, TV-G
6:00 PM Short Film: BACKS TO NATURE (1933)
In this Todd/Kelly short, Patsy and Thelma try to brave the great outdoors. Cast: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly Dir: Gus Meins BW-19 mins,
6:30 PM TOP FLAT (1935)
In this Todd/Kelly short, Thelma tries to convince Patsy that she's struck it rich. Cast: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly Dir: William Terhune BW-19 mins, TV-G
7:00 PM At Sea Ashore (1936)
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7:30 PM Hill-Tillies (1936)
C-0 mins,

They are also showing the Hal Roach Topper films and some Hal Roach TV programs like Buster Keaton's Silent Partner.

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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Rob Farr » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:00 am

I'm tearing up. Just in time for my birthday.
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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Chris Seguin » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:14 am

Fingers crossed that we won't get the good old fashioned Roach blackout up here in Canada.

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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Joe Moore » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:19 pm

I wonder what their source is for the silent Our Gangs and what sort of scores they will have?

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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Gary Johnson » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:58 pm

Are they are promoting some sort of OUR GANG DVD release?
Maybe they've just discovered that tin-box release that came out a few years ago?

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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Paul E. Gierucki » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:04 pm

I would like to take a brief moment to head off all rumor and speculation before it begins -- I was in no way associated with the production of the Our Gang material which is scheduled to air on TCM in January. Nor was Laughsmith Entertainment, the company with which I was formerly associated, involved in the production of those materials.

I am, like everyone else, looking forward to the airing and some insight into the origin of the prints.

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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Joe Migliore » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:13 am

Well, we are halfway through January, and I'm beginning to suspect that there will be no Irvin S. Cobb shorts.

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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Gary Johnson » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:07 pm

Without having seen the first two shorts in the Langdon-Roach series I can still state without qualms
that these films just got better as the series went along. SKIRT SHY and THE HEAD GUY both have
moments, THE FIGHTING PARSON is a coherent gem straight through, THE BIG KICK is an assemblage
of prime Langdon moments, and both THE SHRIMP and THE KING are fun variations on Langdon's
'baby' character. I grew up on Maltin's appraisal of these shorts and he gave them short shrift in
THE GREAT MOVIE SHORTS. I think it's time he reassessed them.
(Listen to me....now I'm giving demands to Leonard Maltin.)

All of the Roach's silent series went through a short period of readjustment because of sound and
then rebounded nicely by 1930 so it's too bad that Langdon and Roach parted company at this time.
All I've ever read is that Roach tried but Langdon was still difficult to work with at this time.
That sounds a bit too pat. Maybe someone in this newsgroup who happens to be writing a book
on the Roach studio could shed some light on this period?

By the way, do any members here have copies of HOTTER THAN HOT and SKY BOY in their collection?

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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Joe Migliore » Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:50 pm

Gary, I don't think the audio discs that accompanied those two Langdon titles have been recovered, but someone must have mute prints. I always thought it would be worth making silent versions for the home movie market, but unless someone did that in The Fifties, I don't think anyone would embark on that project now. (I so hope I'm wrong.)

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Re: Hal Roach galore on TCM in January

Postby Gary Johnson » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:25 pm

I forgot about the sound discs problems for the earliest shorts.
Now that you mention it that does ring a bell.
Thanks Joe.


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