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by Richard Finegan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Hal Roach Film Music
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Hal Roach Film Music

earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:Watching HIS DOUBLE LIFE (1933), one of the L&H themes turns up in, I think, the courtroom scene...
Yes, that tune is "The Cop" by Montague Ewing.
by Richard Finegan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE DESERT SONG (1929)
Replies: 105
Views: 31962

Re: THE DESERT SONG (1929)

Yes, it is no longer on the schedule for August 2nd. http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2018-08-02 That's the second time it has been pulled!... Disappointed, but not surprised. But that is exactly why I worded my original post as I did: Almost expecting this, I wrote "scheduled" n...
by Richard Finegan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Robert Youngson's M-G-M’s The Big Parade of Comedy 1964
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: Youngson's Big Parade of Comedy 1964

The 60's silent compilation I really want to see is THE FURTHER PERILS OF LAUREL & HARDY because it has a clip from Will King's 1929 comedy short WEAK BUT WILLING in which Jean Harlow has a small part as a nightclub patron (with lines, unlike CITY LIGHTS). I've had the lobby card to this scene from...
by Richard Finegan
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE DESERT SONG (1929)
Replies: 105
Views: 31962

Re: THE DESERT SONG (1929)

THE DESERT SONG (1929) is scheduled to be shown on TCM on August 2, 2018.
by Richard Finegan
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Cue sheet or press book for THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT?
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

Re: Cue sheet for THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT

Edwin,
Yes, I have the music cue sheet for THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT.
I'll be in touch and get it sent out to you.
by Richard Finegan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Music of the Era
Topic: Max Steiner and EACH DAWN I DIE
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

Re: Max Steiner and EACH DAWN I DIE

I have the Music Cue Sheet for the movie. In fact, I have two different ones: the original, dated July 10, 1939, plus a "corrected" sheet, dated March 14, 1940. Also, the Cue Sheet for the movie's trailer (dated July 6, 1939). There are 15 selections listed, with Max Steiner credited as composer. (T...
by Richard Finegan
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Three Stooges in color in 1938
Replies: 9
Views: 1736

Re: Three Stooges in color in 1938

Near the end, as the cop is taking The Stooges away, watch quickly for Larry's wife Mabel and son Johnny at the right side of the scene.
by Richard Finegan
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: SCENE STEALING KITTIES
Replies: 50
Views: 11985

Re: SCENE STEALING KITTIES

earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:THE FIRST AUTO (1927) has a magic lantern show scene where a local moggy wanders in front of the lens to the general hilarity of the audience, and Russell Simpson in particular...
And Mel Kaufman's tune "Me-Ow" playing in the music score makes it even better!
by Richard Finegan
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Trailer for THE OLD DARK HOUSE from COHEN FILM COLLECTION
Replies: 54
Views: 11269

THE OLD DARK HOUSE from COHEN FILM COLLECTION

There is a nice long & detailed article on the movie's restoration in the November issue of "Classic Images".
by Richard Finegan
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Trailer for THE OLD DARK HOUSE from COHEN FILM COLLECTION
Replies: 54
Views: 11269

THE OLD DARK HOUSE on TCM

This movie will be shown on TCM Halloween night at 8 p.m. No mention whether or not it's the restored version. TCM did run the restored print. Ben Mankiewicz introduced it and at the end plugged the new DVD. But unfortunately whoever wrote his introduction didn't know that the restored print they'r...
by Richard Finegan
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Murphy Beds
Replies: 289
Views: 137271

Re: Murphy Beds

Murphy Bed sighting:
"Where the Boys Are" (1960) - MGM feature.
by Richard Finegan
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The lost films of Gene Stratton-Porter
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: The lost films of Gene Stratton-Porter

The 1960 version of FRECKLES has been shown on The Fox Movie Channel. If rights issues are keeping these titles from being shown, how can Fox Movie Channel show FRECKLES?
by Richard Finegan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Guys named House
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Guys named House

I always just figured that the first name House was an abbreviation of the name Houseley (like actor Houseley Stevenson). Another with House as last name was actor/comedian Billy House. He was a big guy and I've seen more than one review of films he was in, in which an attempted pun was made that hi...
by Richard Finegan
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Recycled Music
Replies: 46
Views: 6848

Re: Recycled Music

Regarding TOM SAWYER, the title music is actually recycled from the end credits music from STELLA DALLAS. The music track from this picture is a real hodge podge of earlier sources, by a variety of composers, not just Alfred Newman. Someone should compile a cue sheet one day! No need to compile a c...
by Richard Finegan
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Bill Morrison's "Dawson City: Frozen Time" from Kino Lorber
Replies: 43
Views: 13365

Re: "Dawson City: Frozen Time"

I saw it at Capitolfest in Rome, NY in August and enjoyed it very much, more so than some of my friends who also saw it there. One thought I had about it: At about two hours in length the film appears to be trying to cover everything that ever happened in and around Dawson City, every bit of history...
by Richard Finegan
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: While the City Sleeps (1928)
Replies: 23
Views: 4129

Re: While the City Sleeps (1928)

The movie was shown at Capitolfest 3 in Rome, NY on August 13, 2005. The program notes explained that the print was missing reel 7 (of 9) but that it is easy to follow the story even with the missing reel. And I found that to be true, watching it that day. But that's still the last time I've seen it...
by Richard Finegan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Murphy Beds
Replies: 289
Views: 137271

Re: Murphy Beds

Murphy Bed seen in BABY TAKE A BOW (1934) - Fox feature.
by Richard Finegan
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Shooting script for "Golddigers of 1937"
Replies: 10
Views: 2124

Re: Shooting script for "Golddigers of 1937"

Who is the actor / actress in question? Ray Bourbon... The only other sound era picture I've found with Ray is an RKO short from the early 30s called "Hip, Zip, Hooray", where he plays a very openly gay designer of women's undergarments. I think he's third billed in that one and has a significant p...
by Richard Finegan
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Murphy Beds
Replies: 289
Views: 137271

Re: Murphy Beds

Murphy Bed seen in 1937 Twentieth Century-Fox Picture LIFE BEGINS IN COLLEGE.
by Richard Finegan
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Boy and the Eagle (1949 RKO Short)
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: Boy and the Eagle (1949 RKO Short)

A friend has a 16mm print. I also have a lobby card from the short.
by Richard Finegan
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 42nd Street Showing on TCM
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: 42nd Street Showing on TCM

Yes, clearly somebody at TCM goofed!
I caught the last half or so, and while watching it this way certainly presented some sort of novelty interest, it got pretty annoying after a little while.
by Richard Finegan
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Character vignettes in the opening credits
Replies: 32
Views: 8130

Re: Character vignettes in the opening credits

I watched an M.G.M. picture the other day, and stab me vitals, it opened with character vignettes just like the Warner Bros/First National and Vitaphone pictures. It was "Times Square Lady". I have never seen the style on an M.G.M. picture before? Another MGM that comes to mind right away is HOLLYW...
by Richard Finegan
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Murphy Beds
Replies: 289
Views: 137271

Re: Murphy Beds

Two more recent Murphy Bed sightings:
ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE (1942) - Columbia feature.
TV show: "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Season 2, Episode 1" (Nov. 5, 1968).
by Richard Finegan
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Murphy Beds
Replies: 289
Views: 137271

Re: Murphy Beds

Murphy Bed sighting (in a film I don't see on any of the previously posted lists):
FORGOTTEN SWEETIES (1927) - Hal Roach/Pathe short (starring Charley Chase).
by Richard Finegan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Pierre Etaix Dead at 87
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Re: Pierre Etaix Dead at 87

Very sad to hear this. I'm a big fan - his films are GREAT!
Let's hope he will continue to be re-discovered and recognized and appreciated.
by Richard Finegan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Murphy Beds
Replies: 289
Views: 137271

Re: Murphy Beds

Murphy Bed seen in cartoon THE GAY GAUCHO (1933) - Van Beuren/RKO.
by Richard Finegan
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Library of Congress needs YOUR help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Re: The Library of Congress needs YOUR help!

I do not think no. 4 is Jeanette Loff.
The still code number on no. 5 says to me that it is a Tiffany or Tiffany Stahl movie.

I hope this helps, at least a little!
by Richard Finegan
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Herb Graff - Silent Comedy Film Festival Special
Replies: 9
Views: 2919

Re: Herb Graff - Silent Comedy Film Festival

This is the listing I made of all the films shown on the PBS series "Silent Comedy Film Festival", presented by Herb Graff, as seen on PBS stations Channel 44 in Boston and Channel 11 in New Hampshire, April through June 1974: 1. "Buster Keaton": The Ballonatic, One Week. 2. "Mack Sennett": The Prid...
by Richard Finegan
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: Herb Graff - Silent Comedy Film Festival Special
Replies: 9
Views: 2919

Re: Herb Graff - Silent Comedy Film Festival Special

The name of Herb's series was THE SILENT COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, and it indeed did air on WNET in New York and on WEDH (now known as "CPTV") in Connecticut. The series aired in other markets - I recall seeing it on PBS stations in Boston (Ch. 44) and Providence, RI (Ch. 36) and Ch 11 in New Hampshire...
by Richard Finegan
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Unknown actress...does anyone recognise her?
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

can't post photos

brendangcarroll wrote:Dear List members

I tried attaching this photo but got the message "Board Quota Full"....no idea what that means....????
I've also been getting that message, for a few years now. That's why I haven't posted any photos for years - though I've certainly had some I would have liked to share here.