Son of Universal: More Rediscovered Gems at MoMA

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Son of Universal: More Rediscovered Gems at MoMA

PostWed Mar 29, 2017 1:34 pm

I just read this announcement and was wondering if anyone knew what other rarities were going to be shown:

Son of Universal: More Rediscovered Gems from the Laemmle Years
May 5–16, 2017

Following last summer’s monthlong series Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, MoMA presents another selection of extremely rare films produced during the risk-taking reign of studio head Carl Laemmle, Jr. Work to be screened includes Tod Browning’s ferocious 1930 gangster film Outside the Law, starring a pre–Little Cesar Edward G. Robinson; Tay Garnett’s stylistically audacious allegory Destination Unknown (1931); E. A. Dupont’s risqué Broadway romp Ladies Must Love (1933), and two programs of long-unseen, newly restored musical and comedy shorts, assembled by guest curator Ron Hutchinson of the Vitaphone Project.
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PostThu Mar 30, 2017 5:19 am

MDJimenez wrote:I just read this announcement and was wondering if anyone knew what other rarities were going to be shown.


I'm on the MoMA mailing list, but they haven't yet announced a full schedule -- only the teaser you've quoted here. As soon as they send out the full list I'll post it, unless someone beats me to the punch.
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PostThu Mar 30, 2017 5:49 am

I'll wait til MOMA issues the full schedule officially, but I will be presenting four programs of long unseen 1930-36 Universal shorts, none of which have been shown since their initial release. Unlike shorts from other studios, Universals shorts (except for a few show at home 1929-30 titles) were ever issued to television or the home market. Universal has struck new prints for my programs. Stay tuned!
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PostThu Mar 30, 2017 2:50 pm

My mouth is watering, my gast is flabbered! I sincerely hope these rare films make it onto DVD for those of overseas who cannot attend MOMA. Please?
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Re: Son of Universal: More Rediscovered Gems at MoMA

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 3:30 pm

brendangcarroll wrote:My mouth is watering, my gast is flabbered! I sincerely hope these rare films make it onto DVD for those of overseas who cannot attend MOMA. Please?


It would be nice, I agree, but don't count on it. After the last Universal show, I got an email from someone who had read my review on the IMDb and was pining for The Cohens and the Kellys in Hollywood of all things.

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Re: Son of Universal: More Rediscovered Gems at MoMA

PostFri Mar 31, 2017 5:34 pm

One Universal series (or a few shorts?) I'd like to see restored to DVD is ED SULLIVAN'S HEADLINERS.

Years ago I had a 35mm Realart reissue of the 1934 two-reeler and it was totally delightful: crooner Sid Garry sang,
George Givot did his dialectic humor and my other favorite man/wife comedy team,
Block & Sully ("...look at him!...") featured into the storyline. Of course, Ed Sullivan looked 30 years old then.....
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PostFri Mar 31, 2017 6:11 pm

Okay, MoMA has just announced the official schedule. I've done a quick copy-and-paste of the titles, but without the dates and times. (All that can be found online for anyone in the NYC area who might be able to attend.) Here are the titles:

Young Desire. 1930. Directed by Lewis D. Collins.

Outside the Law. 1930. Directed by Tod Browning, starring Edward G. Robinson.

Universal Shorts, Program One:

Introduced by Ron Hutchinson, Founder, the Vitaphone Project.

I Know Everybody and Everybody’s Racket. 1933. USA. Directed by Monte Brice. With Walter Winchell, Ruth Etting, Paul Whiteman.
School for Swing. 1936. USA. Directed by Milton Schwarzwald. With Sylvia Froos, Bert Gordon.
Rolling Along. 1930. USA. Directed by Albert Ray. With Charlie Murray, George Sidney.
Television Highlights. 1936. USA. Directed by Milton Schwarzwald. With Henny Youngman.
Hunting Trouble. 1933. USA. Directed by James W. Horne. With Shaw and Lee, Louise Fazenda.
The Big Benefit. 1933. USA. Directed by Lynn Shores. With Bill Robinson, Mayer and Evans.

Sensation Seekers. 1927. Written and directed by Lois Weber, from a story by Ernest Pascal.

Universal Shorts, Program Two:

Flippen’s Frolics
. 1936. USA. Directed by Milton Schwarzwald. With J. C. Flippen, Baby Rose Marie.
Your Technocracy and Mine. 1933. USA. Screenplay by Robert Benchley. With Benchley.
Hollywood Trouble. 1935. USA. Directed by Jack Townley. With The Thalians.
Ed Sullivan’s Headliners. 1934. USA. Directed by Milton Schwarzwald. With Ed Sullivan, Ben Pollack, Block and Sully.
Good Time Henry. 1934. USA. Directed by James W. Horne. With Henry Armetta.

Ladies Must Love. 1933. Directed by E. A. Dupont.

Sea Spoilers. 1936. Directed by Frank R. Strayer.

Million Dollar Ransom. 1934. Directed by Murray Roth.

Don’t Bet on Love. 1933. USA. Directed by Murray Roth.

Destination Unknown. 1932. Directed by Tay Garnett.

Chinatown Squad. 1935. Directed by Murray Roth.

P.S. Looks like a fantastic lineup! The only one I've seen is the Benchley short. There's lots of intriguing sounding stuff, I'm sure I'll be at a few screenings.
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Re: Son of Universal: More Rediscovered Gems at MoMA

PostMon Apr 03, 2017 4:01 am

What a fantastic lineup! My request for Ed Sullivan's Headliners fulfilled!!
Sorry I'm 600 miles away from NYC......all we can do is hope these titles can be accessed online or even DVD.....
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PostMon Apr 03, 2017 11:49 am

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Huntley Gordon and Billie Dove

Sensation Seekers is excellent. Don't miss it if you get a chance to see it.
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PostFri Apr 14, 2017 10:34 pm

I've seen DESTINATION: UNKNOWN and it's a knockout. No spoilers, but at the midway point there's an enormous twist that later found its way into a bigger and much better-known film. Don't miss it.

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PostSat Apr 15, 2017 1:05 pm

In 1936 Henny Youngman had only had a wife to take for 8 years
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