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by WarrenHymersMoll
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Win Doug Fairbanks in The Half-Breed from Kino Lorber!
Replies: 88
Views: 16173

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

I became very interested in The Half Breed when I saw this fascinating presentation at the SF Silent Film Festival about the film and the various incarnations it went through (and Tracy gets a very nice mention here). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-u4bK6sSjc And my favorite Fairbanks Sr film is Th...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: East is West (1922) in Culpepper, VA
Replies: 1
Views: 701

East is West (1922) in Culpepper, VA

The rarely screened silent version of East is West starring Constance Talmadge and Warner Oland will be screened on Friday, January 13 at 7:30pm at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater. From the LOC A/V website: EAST IS WEST (Associated First National, 1922) Silent film comedienne Constanc...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: MEN WITHOUT WOMEN (1930)
Replies: 47
Views: 17309

Re: MEN WITHOUT WOMEN ((1930)

This film is now available on 20th Century Fox's Cinema Classics manufacture-on-demand DVD line and I have to commend MoMA and Fox because the print looks beautiful; soooo much nicer-looking than the AMC recording from 1999. I recently read a MoMA press release from 1959 for their John Ford film ser...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Buster Keaton Is "A Hard Act To Follow"
Replies: 16
Views: 4853

Re: Buster Keaton Is "A Hard Act To Follow"

I know it was released on VHS in the late 1980s with each of the three parts on three separate videos. My college library in south Georgia had the tapes so when I became a Keaton fanatic I'd spend my free time in the library watching the three parts repeatedly. Raymond Rohauer was heavily involved i...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Pyramid Illustrated History of the Movies book series
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Pyramid Illustrated History of the Movies book series

Has anyone else here collected these wonderfully informative mass market movie star books? http://lynn-munroe-books.com/list58/pyramid.htm My mother bought me the Judy Garland book when I was little and lately I've been finding the others on eBay and Amazon. A very well-written series with lots of n...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Larry Edmunds Bookshop Provides Education
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Larry Edmunds Bookshop Provides Education

A wonderfully informative article! Thank you for posting this! I became very interested in Larry Edmunds Book Shop when I bought a movie still on eBay and saw "Larry Edmunds Book Shop" with the address stamped on the back. I hope to visit that place at least once before I shuffle off this mortal coi...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Gangster films
Replies: 72
Views: 13531

Re: Gangster films

Speaking of Runyon, finally saw The Big Street for the first time, with Henry Fonda as busboy Little Pinks, pushing showgirl/gangster's moll Lucille Ball in a wheelchair from New York to Florida. Worth seeing for a great supporting cast (Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette, Agnes Moorhead, Ray Collins ...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Gangster films
Replies: 72
Views: 13531

Re: Gangster films

Sinners' Holiday (1930) is a pretty good one that's most notable for being James Cagney's film debut. I think Warren Hymer was better as a serious gangster here than he was in Born Reckless but everyone's acting in that film seemed a bit off and awkward, in my opinion. Hold 'Em Yale (1935) is a rar...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: WARREN HYMER 110
Replies: 0
Views: 776

WARREN HYMER 110

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12400604_958099600910680_7928555366084116946_n.jpg?oh=a732d0a631bcc1542c5855ba14b1ce81&oe=57260E66 The great character actor Warren Hymer was born on this day in 1906. Warren was born into a theatrical family (his mother Eleanor was an actr...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Ronald Colman 125
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Ronald Colman 125

Champagne For Caesar is a riot but I really enjoy the somewhat overlooked and underrated The Unholy Garden from 1931. Colman as a suave, sophisticated gentleman thief on the lam in the Sahara Desert along with his dame-crazy accomplice Warren Hymer (an odd pairing on paper but they make it work ver...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: UNIVERSAL LAEMMLE-ERA TALKIES
Replies: 107
Views: 27045

Re: UNIVERSAL LAEMMLE-ERA TALKIES

The Crosby Case is a really entertaining pre-code Laemmle-era murder mystery with a great cast (worth repeating). A pleasant surprise as the exit music from the 1931 Frankenstein plays over the cast introductions. It really deserves a proper clean up and DVD release. Also would love to see Her Firs...
by WarrenHymersMoll
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Robert Armstong 125
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Re: Robert Armstong 125

The best!! R.A. was one of my earliest favorite actors (and first crush) after I saw him in King Kong in 1990. I was watching him last night in G-Men and loving the give n' take with Cagney.