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by David Denton
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: 2 short 'films' of Dan Leno
Replies: 0
Views: 99

2 short 'films' of Dan Leno

The first, AN OBSTINATE CORK (1902), from a flip-book, has been around for a while https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5eOtrOXqCE The second, DESSERT AT DAN LENO'S HOUSE (also 1902) starts about 3 minutes into the mini-doc from the Dan Leno Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwX0mHfcib4 as a bonus...
by David Denton
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: George Robey THE PREHISTORIC MAN 1924
Replies: 0
Views: 87

George Robey THE PREHISTORIC MAN 1924

Music Hall legend Robey in a chunk of this 1924 Stoll comedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVch3dcUE6g Here are a few short films Robey did for the Ministry of Information and the National War Savings Committee, 1917-1918 Simple Simon https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/1303 The Cure for Pot...
by David Denton
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Economists 1917
Replies: 1
Views: 139

The Economists 1917

THE ECONOMISTS (1917) stars Lennox Pawle and Lauri de Frece (and I believe, Mary Forbes) in "A British comic fictional propaganda piece on how suburban dwellers should buy National War Bonds to help the war effort rather than trying to produce their own food, early 1917." Much more amusing...
by David Denton
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Will Hay GO TO BLAZES 1942
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Will Hay GO TO BLAZES 1942

A comic presentation of the correct procedure for extinguishing incendiary bombs. Directed by Walter Forde

https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/2454
by David Denton
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WALTER'S TRYING FROLIC (1922)
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Views: 2603

WALTER'S TRYING FROLIC (1922)

Walter Forde, in a dual role, with Tubby Phillips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkOVyiItwAs
by David Denton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: WILL POWER 1913 Pearl White
Replies: 0
Views: 2416

WILL POWER 1913 Pearl White

One of Pearl's Crystal comedies with Chester Barnett and Baldy Belmont. Very charming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6KR5g7nut8&t=11s
by David Denton
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Result of Eating Horseflesh 1908
Replies: 0
Views: 2440

Result of Eating Horseflesh 1908

Gotcha!
Apparently that was the English title of CALINO A MANGE DU CHEVAL (Pathe Freres 1908) directed by Romeo Bosetti with Paul Bertho.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiDZXT0N7Fg&t=127s
by David Denton
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Start the Show 1920 Roach
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

Start the Show 1920 Roach

Here's one with Beatrice LaPlante START THE SHOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dYQg3_Y79E
by David Denton
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lige Conley-Jimmie Adams short
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Lige Conley-Jimmie Adams short

I don't know which one of theirs it is but it's a good one (certainly not the Hottentot):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha4f5IB_G_E&t=62s
by David Denton
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Forgotten Watch (1909)
Replies: 0
Views: 2415

The Forgotten Watch (1909)

A nice little split-reel comedy from Vitagraph with William Shea. (Huntley misidentifies it as a Lubin of the same title made a year earlier).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDqBYCfK7Vw