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by Geoff Lucas
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: "Our Gang" Rare Film Find
Replies: 0
Views: 675

"Our Gang" Rare Film Find

Hey all, Here's some good news to report! A 16mm Exclusive Movie print of reel 1 of the first Our Gang film turned up sometime last year and made its way into the hands of a private collector. Unfortunately, it appeared to be damaged and covered in rust. It took some careful handling and professiona...
by Geoff Lucas
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New C-W Films Our Gang Silent DVD Release
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Re: New C-W Films Our Gang Silent DVD Release

The purchase info from Robin Cook of C-W Films is as follows... The Price is $12.50 + $7.50 airmail to the U.S.A. including postage and packing. For the United Kingdom, the price is £8.00 + £3.00 postage and packing. The rest of the world price is the same as the U.S.A. If you are paying via PayPal,...
by Geoff Lucas
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: New C-W Films Our Gang Silent DVD Release
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

New C-W Films Our Gang Silent DVD Release

I recently picked up the C-W Films Our Gang silent DVD release of "Your Own Back Yard" and "The Love Bug". "Your Own Back Yard" is finally available to the public and is looking great! "The Love Bug" is also here in the best quality currently available. Both s...
by Geoff Lucas
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE OLD WALLOP (1927) Our Gang
Replies: 6
Views: 5486

Re: THE OLD WALLOP (1927) Our Gang

If you love Our Gang and you haven't yet watched The Old Wallop on YouTube, you might want to make that a priority. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Richard Bann announced on Facebook this week that "This is a copyrighted film and will be removed from YouTube." I have already r...
by Geoff Lucas
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THE OLD WALLOP (1927) Our Gang
Replies: 6
Views: 5486

Re: THE OLD WALLOP (1927) Our Gang

I am one of three people that participated in the recent release of The Old Wallop. I had worked on a version of the film several years ago and had access to a better print of the film then. Unfortunately, the owner did not want that footage shared. Another print finally showed up on Ebay, and an in...
by Geoff Lucas
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: The Monkees 1965 Unaired Pilot
Replies: 3
Views: 3416

Re: The Monkees 1965 Unaired Pilot

Sorry, I'm late to the game on this one. Finally, a topic that I can offer some useful knowledge on. This is technically not the original pilot. It is a revised version of the pilot that, I believe, was taken from a 16mm print owned by Bobby Hart. It's probably the version that sold the show to NBC....
by Geoff Lucas
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon 2013 Reports Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 18123

Re: Movie Morlocks First Slapsticon 2013 report

While it’s true that Our Gang comedies often featured one kid temporarily on the outs with the others, what’s disturbing about Your Own Back Yard is the pointed emphasis on Farina’s humiliation and suffering. At the top of the film there’s a typically jaunty intro card, saying the kids are mad at h...
by Geoff Lucas
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Our Gang Silents on TCM
Replies: 9
Views: 6896

Re: Our Gang Silents on TCM

How sad. To think what could have been if Paul and Laughsmith were able to continue with this project. With a few notable exceptions, these versions of the films shown on TCM are the common versions found on all the unscrupulous dvd sets that you can buy on Ebay and the like. However, the transfers ...
by Geoff Lucas
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?
Replies: 14
Views: 26982

Re: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?

Okay, quick update. The Van Beuren cartoon that I mentioned in a previous post with the familiar Gene Rodemich music found in "The Immigrant" is called "Three Little Kittens". Also, here is what I can confirm from the films that I have. Gene Rodemich: "The Floorwalker",...
by Geoff Lucas
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?
Replies: 14
Views: 26982

Re: Rodemich, Sharples & the Chaplin Mutuals -- who did what?

Please do post those music cue sheets if you don't mind. I'd be very interested in looking them over.

I only have a few of the original Van Beuren openings for the films, and I don't have them handy right now so I couldn't tell you exactly who did what.