Hal Roach Oddity on Monday at 6:00am

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Hal Roach Oddity on Monday at 6:00am

Postby Rob Farr » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:51 am

Perhaps in honor of the Slapsticon's time-honored tradition of screening the rarest oddities around, tomorrow morning at 6:00am EDT TCM will be showing "Men of the North", a 1930 Hal Roach-directed Northwest Canadian Mounted Police Northern. The cast (which headlines Gilbert Roland) and crew were all from MGM, not Roach, suggesting that MGM so admired Roach's directing skills that they hired him just for this picture (perhaps Lionel Barrymore was unavailable).
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Re: Hal Roach Oddity on Monday at 6:00am

Postby Jim Reid » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:12 pm

Wasn't this his "test" film using a multi-lingual cast. This was another experiment before dubbing.

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Re: Hal Roach Oddity on Monday at 6:00am

Postby Bruce Calvert » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:54 pm

They were showing Canadian themed movies yesterday because it was "Canada Day". I'm sorry I missed this one.


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