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by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: November Star of the Month – Lon Chaney
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: November Star of the Month – Lon Chaney

s.w.a.c. wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Darn it, set my DVR to record the 1913 Lois Weber film Suspense, which is supposed to have Chaney in small role, one of his earliest, on TCM, and wound up with Where Are My Children? (which I've already seen) instead. Did anybody else see it?
WHERE ARE MY CHILDREN was preceded by SUSPENSE
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Playing 100 years ago today
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Playing 100 years ago today

Atlanta was overrun by SHOULDER ARMS. Also DeMille's TILL I COME BACK TO YOU and Harold Peat in PRIVATE PEAT.

No listings in Philadelphia, which I believe was still struggling with the flu.
by Harlett O'Dowd
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time
Replies: 62
Views: 11975

Re: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time

Just be prepared for the holiday song that plays after Dawn ruins Christmas to get stuck in your head for days on end afterward. I searched for that tune for years, and finally found a 7" single of it. Weird that years later John Waters put out a Christmas compilation CD and neglected to include Ha...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time
Replies: 62
Views: 11975

Re: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time

some spoilers below: • The horror of Sunset BLVD. is that Joe Gillis becomes a gigolo to an older woman. The terrifying revelation is that Erich von... I mean Max von Mayerling is already an example of a man being consumed by maneater Catwoman Norma. As others have noted, Wilder's films are littered...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time
Replies: 62
Views: 11975

Re: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time

I actually watched all of FEMALE TROUBLE over twenty years ago despite my then wife's disgust at my sitting through a film she found garbagey in the extreme. I've not seen it since then, although I have an idea that my cat (hovering round my legs at this very moment) would abandon my lap in acute h...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time
Replies: 62
Views: 11975

Re: Classics I Haven't Seen In a Long Time

To me, the most priceless classics are those films that have such excellence in all departments that you almost can't wear them out with re-viewing. I've seen The Women ('39), Witness for the Prosecution ('57), and, sorry, Female Trouble ('74) about 100 times or more apiece, but I still get sucked ...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The Official Silents online deals thread
Replies: 546
Views: 240581

Re: The Official Silents online deals thread

worked for me. Squee!
by Harlett O'Dowd
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Alice White in Lingerie (1928)

greta de groat wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm
At least it sounds better than Richard Barthelmess in Drag.

greta
Sez you
by Harlett O'Dowd
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Historic and Unusual Movie House Still Running on Cape Cod
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Historic and Unusual Movie House Still Running on Cape Cod

drednm wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:19 am
Wow! We summered on the Cape every year for many years when I was a kid. I've never heard of this theater.
Double wow. One more reason I have to get up again soon
by Harlett O'Dowd
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: BUDD BOETTICHER
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: BUDD BOETTICHER

My grandfather was Bud Gebert to everybody in Wichita. I suspect it may not be coincidental that two guys of similar vintage with rather starchy German-ish names—Albert and Oscar—and a Jr. after their name became all-American Bud(d) vs. their fathers. Beats my father in law, who at 6'2" was Little ...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: MGM's Leo
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: MGM's Leo

boblipton wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:36 am
How many version of the Leo the Lion roaring starter did MGM use? I know it started out as the Goldwyn Company mascot.

I asked because I looked at Madame Satan this morning for the first time in several years and Leo looks rather stunned or perhaps stoned.

Bob
Apropos, don't you think?
by Harlett O'Dowd
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 769
Views: 85406

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Doing some more DVR cleaning and finally got to see THE WINNING OF BARBARA WORTH. Another TCM silent warhorse (along with MERRY WIDOW and LOVE) to get a live organ score. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I really like these live scores and if anyone from TCM is lurking, please consider doi...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away - Texas Guinan Vol 4
Replies: 14
Views: 201

Re: DVD Give Away - Texas Guinan Vol 4

Histogram wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Interested in Vol 4, too!
Any Tex is welcome. Please consider me for all and sundry
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54
Replies: 27
Views: 990

Re: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54

The view that It's Great To Be Alive (1933) is inferior to the silent predecessor seems near-universal, and I'm not surprised. Changing the lead character from a milksop to a ladies' man is a pretty fundamental alteration. It may be inferior, but I found it quite enjoyable nonetheless. To be clear,...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54
Replies: 27
Views: 990

Re: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54

precode wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:51 pm
BTW, a big hat-tip to Mary Mallory, who suggested THE TRAIL OF VINCE BARNETT. There's apparently a whole bunch of those Roach Refugee shorts still in the vaults at Universal, and hopefully we can get them to preserve more.

Ooooh. More with Max? More CROOKS' TOUR insanity?

All hail Mary!
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54
Replies: 27
Views: 990

Re: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54

Thanks for the wrap-up! I'd quibble with a couple of your opinions, but hey, that's what makes a horse race. Well, that and horses. And betting. Anyway, a couple of corrections: SOLOMON: Page played the singer, Henry the socialite. This is the last time I write a program note from memory. ASEGURE w...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54
Replies: 27
Views: 990

Re: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54

“At The Mike” (1934) – It’s always a joy to hear Rose Marie put over a song, but we also got the added bonus of Tess (Aunt Jemina) Gardella get almost Yma Sumac-y in her jazzy turn. And then we get a sleepy, cynical, high-kicking dancer-comedienne Kathleen Howard (?) as a bonus. This short wasn’t d...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54
Replies: 27
Views: 990

A Harlett goes to Cinecon 54

(We've been traveling so this is the first chance I've had to post. I can't find other Cinecon reviews, but if there are, moderators please move this post) It was a weekend filled with precocious children, faithful dogs, Erich von Stroheim jokes, people falling into filled bathtubs/ponds, non-myster...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940)
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940)

About how many minutes into the film does this occur? I've seen THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES a few times, but can't recall Henry Hull saying 'nigger', although he may have said 'Negro', which is perhaps also a no-no on the small screen. And surely Fonda isn't turning himself in to save a black life, b...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940)
Replies: 8
Views: 506

THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940)

Finally caught up with this Fritz Lang feature. (SPOILERS AHEAD) For those who know the film well, one question: Did Henry Hull drop the N-bomb during the trial scene, when referring to Ernest Whitman's character? I ask because in the print that aired, the word has been bleeped from the soundtrack. ...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Silent Screenings
Topic: Atlanta, GA: THE ANCIENT LAW (Das alte Gesetz - 1923) - 9/6/18
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Atlanta, GA: THE ANCIENT LAW (Das alte Gesetz - 1923) - 9/6/18

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival's Select Series will screen the 1923 German film Das alte Gesetz on September 6 at 7:30 pm at the Rich Auditorium in Atlanta. Donald Sosin will play. https://www.ajff.org/article/2018/08/ajff-selects-ancient-law Mr. Sosin will also accompany Hitchcock's THE LODGER (1...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: SWEET MUSIC - 1935
Replies: 0
Views: 188

SWEET MUSIC - 1935

I know it runs on TCM from time to time, but does anyone know of any overseas archives that have elements on this title?
by Harlett O'Dowd
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Ambersons coming to Criterion in November
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Ambersons coming to Criterion in November

The magnificence of the Ambersons will be on Criterion at last... at least for those who do not still own the laserdisc edition with its reconstruction of the lost footage. It will also be first time on blu-ray. November titles: The Magnificent Ambersons, David Byrne's True Stories, Some Like It Ho...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Cinecon location
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Cinecon location

"There are other theaters and hotels in the Los Angeles area." Yes, but there are very few theatres that can project 35mm prints, especially archival ones on reel-to-reel (and none can run nitrate). We considered the other Cinematheque theatre, the Aero, in Santa Monica, but there isn't a hotel any...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Cinecon Just Weeks Away
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Cinecon Just Weeks Away

We'll be there
by Harlett O'Dowd
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: KING OF JAZZ (1930) - missing scene / reused model?
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: KING OF JAZZ (1930) - missing scene / reused model?

Watching the restored KING OF JAZZ last night, I wondered if my attention had wandered or whether one sketch was missing. The sketch in question has a couple finding out that they aren't married after all, and 'baby' William Kent saying something on the lines of "that makes me a --------". Can anyo...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents
Replies: 287
Views: 85121

Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

:? Huh? YOU NEVER KNOW WOMEN??? How's that? This one came completely out of nowhere. I was hoping for some of the Pola Negri titles, especially THE SPANISH DANCER, and Lubitsch's FORBIDDEN PARADISE. Oh by the way, KID BOOTS was recently restored in 4K just last year. One might think that would be a...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Golem 2018 Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: The Golem 2018 Restoration

Scoundrel wrote:That's wonderful news...!!!
Ooooh!
by Harlett O'Dowd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: local censor board archives
Replies: 4
Views: 724

local censor board archives

I know the Herrick has Breen Office files concerning film censorship, but I wonder if there are any local censor board archives that might have useful information. I am particularly interested in southern censorship boards, as they removed racially "objectionable" material on their own above and bey...
by Harlett O'Dowd
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Cinecon location
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Cinecon location

The solution to being awakened is simple: sleep with earplugs. not an option for me. much as I love the Eqyptian, I would also welcome discussion about relocating Cinecon, or return to the days when it traveled. Adding insult to injury to the expense of lodging, Hollywood Boulevard becomes a zoo du...