"The Taxi Dancer" (1927) with Joan Crawford ?

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"The Taxi Dancer" (1927) with Joan Crawford ?

PostSun Apr 03, 2011 7:33 am

"The Taxi Dancer" (1927) ?
Does anybody know if this silent film is available and where to get it ? TIA.
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PostSun Apr 03, 2011 10:23 am

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PostSun Apr 03, 2011 10:39 am

A Lost film!
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PostSun Apr 03, 2011 11:02 am

sepiatone wrote:A Lost film!


Not so; Turner Entertainment has a copy.

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PostSun Apr 03, 2011 11:09 am

Harold Aherne wrote:
sepiatone wrote:A Lost film!


Not so; Turner Entertainment has a copy.

-Harold

That's great news. I honestly thought it was long lost. It obviously escaped the 60s MGM vault fire. I'd love to see it. Harold how about the status of another similar sounding feature from around the same time TAXI, TAXI?
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PostSun Apr 03, 2011 11:14 am

I just recognized something else thanks to the lobby posters, Harry Millarde directed. He's the same director who made OVER THE HILL TO THE POORHOUSE(1920 Fox), sadly a lost classic. I loved to see the picture and want to catch some of Millarde's silent work! :D
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PostSun Apr 03, 2011 11:53 am

sepiatone wrote:Harold how about the status of another similar sounding feature from around the same time TAXI, TAXI?


Don't know about this one--it isn't on the list of extant Universal silents (http://tinyurl.com/3kzqsy2), but there are probably a number of titles from that studio that survived in 16mm and aren't widely known about (e.g. K--The Unknown from '24 and Raffles from '25 aren't on the list but have been shown at festivals in the past decade).

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PostSun Apr 03, 2011 6:33 pm

Thanks, Radio, for the wonderful images., but who is the young man dancing with Joan?

It's not co-star Owen Moore, though I do see him in the small photo, on the bottom right, of the second image.
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PostSun Apr 03, 2011 10:06 pm

Here's a brief bit of footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qR6Bgfr0jk
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PostMon Apr 04, 2011 2:39 am

I WANT IT!!!!
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That Crawford lass is gorgeous.
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PostMon Apr 04, 2011 12:32 pm

Looks like a great choice for a Warner Archive release!!! :)
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PostMon Apr 04, 2011 1:33 pm

:shock: Wow! That clip is totally pristine. Does the whole film look this good? Why can't we get some Colleen Moore and Clara Bow footage in this condition?
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Re: "The Taxi Dancer" (1927) with Joan Crawford ?

PostMon Jun 19, 2017 10:52 am

According to the Library of Congress, they have all 7 reels of 16mm and they received it from he preservation department of the MGM archive which at least at that time had a copy as well.
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