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by Rob Farr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: SILENT MOVIE MAIN
Topic: Pinocchio (1911)
Replies: 0
Views: 1773

Pinocchio (1911)

Another one from Milan, a feature version of Pinocchio from 1911 starring Polidor. TRIGGER WARNING: This is best enjoyed with the horrific accompaniment turned off: https://vimeo.com/399190768
by Rob Farr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Harold Lloyd The Big Idea (1917)
Replies: 0
Views: 1238

Harold Lloyd The Big Idea (1917)

The Cinemateca Italiana in Milan has uploaded many of their holding online. This one was posted under the name Harold Antiquario, but was identified by Valerio Greco as an early glasses short, The Big Idea. With Snub and Bebe: https://vimeo.com/385199484
by Rob Farr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: The Magnificent Two (1967)
Replies: 0
Views: 1224

The Magnificent Two (1967)

A parody of you-know-what with Morecambe & Wise: https://youtu.be/HGNoG30pGa0
by Rob Farr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Lupino Lane - Kickstarter
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

Re: Lupino Lane - Kickstarter

Joyland is worth the price of the set alone. An anticipated screening at a long-ago Cinefest had to be scrubbed because the 16mm print was too shrunken. It will simultaneously delight you and haunt your nightmares. But mostly astonish you. I’d love to know what show or vaude act the sets came from.
by Rob Farr
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Keaton's Missing The Cameraman Scene and Other Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 2607

Re: Keaton's Missing The Cameraman Scene and Other Tricks

I remember earlier versions of The Cameraman had the missing scene that ended abruptly as Keaton approached the hotel with his camera. More recent restorations omit that bit because it makes no sense without the payoff. I may even have that on VHS from an old pre-restoration TCM broadcast. Did the Y...
by Rob Farr
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: THE PASSING PARADE
Topic: Orson Bean R.I.P.
Replies: 1
Views: 2699

Orson Bean R.I.P.

Damn. He was working right up to the end. This idiotic obit claims he was best known as a panelist on “To Tell the Truth”. A more fitting tribute is his performance in Maxwell Anderson’s “The Star Wagon”: https://youtu.be/EuYYXpRj_1E https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/02/07/actor-orson-bean-killed...
by Rob Farr
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: A Christmas Gift From the Internets
Replies: 1
Views: 1987

A Christmas Gift From the Internets

OK, this was shot off a screen with just the clatter of a projector for accompaniment, but what did I find posted on the Dead Comedians Society Facebook page but the rarely screened Charley Chase silent, There Ain't No Santa Clause. And a Happy New Year to All!
by Rob Farr
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: CLASSIC TELEVISION
Topic: Chester Conklin on TO TELL THE TRUTH (1957)
Replies: 2
Views: 3480

Re: Chester Conklin on TO TELL THE TRUTH (1957)

So they just pick random New Yorkers to play the fakes? I would’ve thought they’d use actors.
by Rob Farr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: SOUND COMEDY MAIN
Topic: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday
Replies: 26
Views: 23889

Re: CHARLEY CHASE AT HAL ROACH: THE TALKIES VOLUME TWO 1932-33 coming out this Tuesday

I, for one, am grateful that I can toss all those Chase shorts on VHS and DVD-R that I’ve gathered piecemeal at cons and odd airings on TCM. Still keeping my16mm Blackhawks, thank you.
by Rob Farr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: SILENT COMEDY MAIN
Topic: Unidentified Rooftop Barnyard Comedy Clip
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

Unidentified Rooftop Barnyard Comedy Clip

This is courtesy of Bradley Reeves’ Appalachian Media Archive Vimeo site: https://vimeo.com/337519777

The long shots and style of thrill comedy suggest Larry Semon, but when we get a medium shot of the farmer it looks like William S. Hart’s slapstick twin. Any ideas?