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by Richard M Roberts
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: FILM ODYSSEY Opening
Replies: 0
Views: 5

FILM ODYSSEY Opening

Now how's this for film buff nostalgia, one of the openings for KCET/PBS's FILM ODYSSEY, from April 10, 1972, with Charles Champlin introducing an evening of short films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6vDNgfqfWQ I recall this one well, it was the first time I saw Dick Lester's THE RUNNING-JUMPING...
by Richard M Roberts
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Onésime et l'étudiante (1912) Ernest Bourbon
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Onésime et l'étudiante (1912) Ernest Bourbon

Here's one of the Jean Durand-directed Gaumont comedies starring Ernest Bourbon, also featuring Gaston Modot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-vZKrT0sBU

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by Richard M Roberts
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon notes: SPRINGTIME SAPS (1928) Snub POllard, Marvin Loback
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Slapsticon notes: SPRINGTIME SAPS (1928) Snub POllard, Marvin Loback

SPRINGTIME SAPS (Weiss Brothers-Artclass released 1929) Writer/Director: Les Goodwins, Cast: Snub Pollard, Marvin Loback. When Harry “Snub” Pollard was rather unceremoniously dumped from the Hal Roach Studios roster in 1924, he first returned to vaudeville, where he actually did quite well. When he ...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October

[quote="Rift Corbitt"]Excellent! Is the "legit" confusion over the font used on the packaging? Or the lack of a back cover image being displayed on Amazon? My guess is the later. [quote] Hi Rift. Neither, see this previous thread: http://www.silentcomedymafia.com/viewtopic.php?f=...
by Richard M Roberts
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: MAX DANS LA FAMILIE (Max is Convalescent) Max Linder
Replies: 0
Views: 173

MAX DANS LA FAMILIE (Max is Convalescent) Max Linder

Interesting Max Linder comedy made after he had recovered from surgery, released by Pathe' in France October 27, 1911 and festuring Max with Marcelle and Suzanne Leuville:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrzQ0bji3AQ

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by Richard M Roberts
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CALINO COURTIER EN PARATONERRES (1912)
Replies: 0
Views: 105

CALINO COURTIER EN PARATONERRES (1912)

One of the Gaumont Calino comedies, directed by Jean Durand, and featuring Clement Mege and Gaston Modot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj1j9VjSsko


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by Richard M Roberts
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October
Replies: 2
Views: 456

THELMA TODD/ZASU PITTS: THE HAL ROACH COLLECTION 1931-33 Coming in October

Jeez, I'm tired of folk asking "Is this legit?", yeah, it's legit: https://www.amazon.com/Thelma-Todd-Zasu-Pitts-Collection/dp/B07DPFG4S6/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8 RICHARD M ROBERTS (who wasn't going to say anything after all the whining and weirdness over the Chase set, was gon...
by Richard M Roberts
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Slapsticon notes: PISTOL PACKIN' NITWITS (1945)
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Slapsticon notes: PISTOL PACKIN' NITWITS (1945)

PISTOL PACKIN NITWITS (Columbia Pictures released April 5, 1945) Director and Screenplay: Harry Edwards, Story: Edward Bernds and Harry Langdon. Cast: Harry Langdon, El Brendel, Christine McIntyre, Brad King, Dick Curtis, Bobby Burns, Heinie Conklin, Tex Cooper, Victor Cox, Benny Petti, John Tyrrell...
by Richard M Roberts
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: HOT STUFF (1924) Spat Family
Replies: 0
Views: 221

HOT STUFF (1924) Spat Family

Another rare Hal Roach Spat Family comedy, released by Pathe' November 1, 1924, directed by J. A. Howe, with Frank Butler, Laura Roessing, and Sidney D' Albrook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS_zMbQGqew&app=desktop

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by Richard M Roberts
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!
Replies: 50
Views: 19158

Re: SMILEAGE GUARANTEED HAL ROACH BOOK ON SALE NOW!

Here's another one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing ... 184&sr=1-1

Bit pricey there, lets see if it moves.

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