Louie Despres wrote:Nothing EARTH SHATTERING here, so Richard, you will not lose any sleep! I am writing on an inquiry from Rich Finegan about the 1944 short “Mopey Dope” which will be showing at Capitolfest this year. Rich originally found this lobby card:
and asked me why Brendel wasn’t listed on the card when he is listed as appearing in the short. I replied I had no idea and when I got home I would check the “archives” for photos or lobbies. Strangely, I didn’t have any, but I did have a dialogue continuity script from the NY State archives where only 5 characters are listed:
While reading the script there is no Axel/Brendel character anywhere in there and Columbia usually wrote out the dialogue in “Brendel Swedish”.
I know a nitrate print of this short sold in the UK last year and I contacted the seller to see if I could get any info on the short, but he had no idea.
So what does this all mean? I guess the answer is I’m now about 95% sure the filmographies are incorrect and El Brendel does not appear in the short and it is in fact, a Langdon solo. Rich has informed me that mistakes like this have been made in the past (with a Shemp short and a Musical Novelties) and this is just another example.
Like I said, nothing earth shattering but just wanted to share.
Richard M Roberts wrote:It is pleasant news to discover that there is one LESS Langdon-Brendel film.
RICHARD M ROBERTS
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