Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostTue Apr 24, 2018 9:53 am

For those who don't know, the Gish and Fairbanks introductions to the VHS release of The Wind and the PBS telecast of Thief of Bagdad, respectively, can be found on Youtube. Said introductions are most articulate and altogether charming.
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I must admit a strong affection for The Mollycoddle amongst his modern comedies.
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostTue Apr 24, 2018 10:22 am

A contest: my favourite thing!
Thief of Baghdad wins this horse-race by a nose.
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Wild and Wooly, the first Doug Fairbanks film I got from Blackhawk over 40 years ago.
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THE GAUCHO.
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PostFri Apr 27, 2018 10:51 am

The Mystery of the Lea-

Damn, Oldposterho beat me to it.

The Thief of Baghdad it is, then.
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

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The Thief of Bagdad!!!

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Thief of Baghdad! Charming special effects and oh that dazzling smile~
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

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easily The Gaucho
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Ep. 22: Douglas Fairbanks, with biographer Tracey Goessel

PostTue May 01, 2018 12:35 am

My favorite Doug Fairbanks movie is Thief of Bagdad.

“Happiness must be earned”
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Re: Ep. 22: Douglas Fairbanks, with biographer Tracey Goesse

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LetitiaFairbanks wrote:My favorite Doug Fairbanks movie is Thief of Bagdad.

“Happiness must be earned”


A great quote from the movie although you must earn the right to understand it. It's funny with this movie it could be taught to today's people that diversity doesn't have to be and feel forced in a movie. This was forgotten after the 80's.
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostWed May 02, 2018 8:53 am

Thief of Bagdad. Love that flying carpet.
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PostWed May 02, 2018 7:35 pm

"Manhattan Madness" holds a special place in my heart. I had seen a lot of Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler movies, but I believe that's the first one of his ISO from the teens or he's the young go-getter. I believe I saw it at Slapsticon several years ago. I miss that festival.
I love the way it weaves the wanting to be out in the wild with the main characters regular life back in the East Coast. It really shows off the spirit of Douglas Fairbanks as far as I'm concerned.

So, " Manhattan Madness" for me.
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostThu May 03, 2018 3:13 pm

My choice of favourite Douglas Fairbanks film is 'Robin Hood'.
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostFri May 04, 2018 7:25 am

Well, at first I wondered if Kino wasn’t overestimating the demand for Fairbanks westerns, giving out 3 copies, but we got an amazing 72 entries, so I guess people like Doug, even in cowboy clothes. The Random Number Generator did its thing, and the winners are…

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and fittingly… Gaucho

I’ll contact you to get info for sending out your prizes. In the meantime, I tabulated up the most popular Fairbanks titles, and there are a lot of choices, though one very clear winner. Here’s my count (I gave half points if anybody seemed torn between two titles):

The Thief of Bagdad (22 votes)
The Mark of Zorro (10.5)
The Black Pirate (6.5)
The Gaucho (5.5)
The Iron Mask (5)
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (3.5)
Wild and Woolly (3)
Robin Hood (2.5)
When the Clouds Roll By (2)
The Nut (1.5)
One vote each: A Modern Musketeer, Character Studies, His Majesty the American, The Three Musketeers, American Aristocracy, His Picture in the Papers, The Mollycoddle, The Taming of the Shrew, Manhattan Madness
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostFri May 04, 2018 7:51 am

Congrats to the winners!
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostFri May 04, 2018 5:11 pm

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Kino Lorber.

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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostSat May 05, 2018 3:30 am

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW(1929). I have the Laserdisc which is this:

After many years out of circulation, the film was re-released in 1966 in a new cut supervised by Pickford herself. New sound effects and music were added throughout, much of the voice dubbing was enhanced with newly available technology, and seven minutes were cut from the initial print. This re-released version is the only version now available on DVD or VHS.

COQUETTE(1929):

Complete prints of the film still exist. In the 1990s it was restored by the Library of Congress and The Mary Pickford Institute. Coquette was released on home video in the 1990s. Pickford's estate no longer owns the rights as another studio bought the film for a never-made remake.

I have never seen this one.
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Mike Gebert wrote:Well, at first I wondered if Kino wasn’t overestimating the demand for Fairbanks westerns, giving out 3 copies, but we got an amazing 72 entries, so I guess people like Doug, even in cowboy clothes. The Random Number Generator did its thing, and the winners are…

Mitch Farish

Oldposterho

and fittingly… Gaucho

I’ll contact you to get info for sending out your prizes. In the meantime, I tabulated up the most popular Fairbanks titles, and there are a lot of choices, though one very clear winner. Here’s my count (I gave half points if anybody seemed torn between two titles):

The Thief of Bagdad (22 votes)
The Mark of Zorro (10.5)
The Black Pirate (6.5)
The Gaucho (5.5)
The Iron Mask (5)
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (3.5)
Wild and Woolly (3)
Robin Hood (2.5)
When the Clouds Roll By (2)
The Nut (1.5)
One vote each: A Modern Musketeer, Character Studies, His Majesty the American, The Three Musketeers, American Aristocracy, His Picture in the Papers, The Mollycoddle, The Taming of the Shrew, Manhattan Madness


Obviously the Russian hackers got to Mike. Otherwise I would have won easily. Where's Mueller?!

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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostSat May 05, 2018 3:46 pm

COQUETTE(1929):

Complete prints of the film still exist. In the 1990s it was restored by the Library of Congress and The Mary Pickford Institute. Coquette was released on home video in the 1990s. Pickford's estate no longer owns the rights as another studio bought the film for a never-made remake.

I have never seen this one.


Oh, it's a tough sit. It was a stage vehicle for Helen Hayes, a very dated Southern belle melodrama, and Pickford does a very stagy Helen Hayes imitation throughout.
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostSun May 06, 2018 12:09 am

Hearty Douglas Fairbanks Congratulations to the winners!
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PostWed May 09, 2018 4:41 pm

Hey Gaucho-- check your private messages!

Mike
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostThu May 10, 2018 12:24 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:
COQUETTE(1929):

Complete prints of the film still exist. In the 1990s it was restored by the Library of Congress and The Mary Pickford Institute. Coquette was released on home video in the 1990s. Pickford's estate no longer owns the rights as another studio bought the film for a never-made remake.

I have never seen this one.


Oh, it's a tough sit. It was a stage vehicle for Helen Hayes, a very dated Southern belle melodrama, and Pickford does a very stagy Helen Hayes imitation throughout.

Yes, it's a tough sit. I've tried, twice. I'm a huge fan of Pickford's work and this is her only film I haven't been able to get through.
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Re: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!

PostFri May 11, 2018 11:16 am

Thanks Mike! Thanks Kino!
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