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by Ray Faiola
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Actor ID help: Gold Diggers of '33
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Actor ID help: Gold Diggers of '33

He looks like Duke York's chubby cousin!
by Ray Faiola
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

Thanks, I appreciate it! Ordered!
by Ray Faiola
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: WELLS FARGO (1937)
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: WELLS FARGO (1937)

This one has driven me nuts for years. Lloyd Nolan is nearly eliminated from the cut version.
by Ray Faiola
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

Well, the article at Criterion discussed it but has anyone seen the disc with the "Little List" number in it?
by Ray Faiola
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Countless New Galleries and a Tagging System

Amazing site!

Okay, I have a mint Technicolor print of THE MIKADO. But I do NOT have the "Little List" sequence, deleted after initial release for obvious reasons!

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by Ray Faiola
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Announcing Library of Congress National Screening Room website
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Announcing Library of Congress National Screening Room website

They have a great FRANKENSTEIN (Edison) without Detlaff's watermarks, and a Fleischer RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER with the complete original soundtrack.
by Ray Faiola
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" Unique Recording
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" Unique Recording

I have one of the discs on English Decca. I think it is "Pestilence" and "Attack".

Nick Cooper, who knows-all vis-a-vis THINGS TO COME, wroite about the music here:

http://www.nickcooper.org.uk/ttc/ttcmusic.htm

Thanks again for the info on ROBIN HOOD!
by Ray Faiola
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Laurel and Hardy's Last Film
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Laurel and Hardy's Last Film

Nice! Disc Ordered! I have a 1952 Kodak original of ROBINSON CRUSOELAND. It was trimmed much different than UTOPIA so I was able to cobble together a complete 16mm print.
by Ray Faiola
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" Unique Recording
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" Unique Recording

Great news and excellent essay. Believe it or not, I didn't realize the broadcast was included on the DVD (I have the LP, of course). Good to learn! Also Brendan - could you clarify your comment about "2 sections" of THINGS TO COME being recorded. I thought there were six sides originally released. ...
by Ray Faiola
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: NY Times Article on Laurel & Hardy Films-Viewing Club in New York City (& Elsewhere).
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: NY Times Article on Laurel & Hardy Films-Viewing Club in New York City (& Elsewhere).

Jack Roth has been with the Founding Tent since the early 1970's (as was I - and I was Grand Sheik during the 1990's). Jack has kept the Tent going strong and deserves big kudos. I'm now head of the Ellenville Tent, THEM THAR HILLS, and we also exhibit the Boys & Co. in 16mm. I'm hoping this new fea...
by Ray Faiola
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Revolving Doors in Movies
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Revolving Doors in Movies

by Ray Faiola
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Talking About Broadcasting
Topic: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: Thoughts on Dick Cavett?

I think Cavett was genuinely interested in his guests, often admiring of them, sometimes in awe, and did his best to have interesting but still entertaining interviews. He was a comedy writer way back and a student of comedy as well. A few years ago I ran my Joe E. Lewis film (a 50 minute reel of Le...
by Ray Faiola
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 16 FATHOMS DEEP (1948)
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: 16 FATHOMS DEEP (1948)

I have a 16mm Anscocolor print. Chaney looks like he is wearing the same suit he wore in ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.

WPIX used to run this in B&W. It was a childhood favorite. Not sure why!!
by Ray Faiola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1798
Views: 133951

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

I was at WCIX in Miami in 1978 and we bought the RKO library as house prints. So UA-TV was still offering stations 'house prints" that late in the game? I thought the practice ended years earlier. Or do you mean that whenever the station needed to replace a worn/damaged/missing print from the RKO l...
by Ray Faiola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: NTA Short films packages
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: NTA Short films packages

It was indeed. Too bad they didn't get to it while Charles Winninger was still doing Captain Henry!

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by Ray Faiola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1798
Views: 133951

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Ah - I get it. I thought you meant a logo at the head. NEVER MIIIIND!

So was this one you taped or did some bootlegger sell an off-air DVD?
by Ray Faiola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1798
Views: 133951

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

I have to agree with you, Dick. I think the best thing about the picture is Dimitri Tiomkin's score. And GIRL OF THE PORT had, I believe, a C&C logo (not AMC). I'm sure Dick May can confirm how it's been a slow process restoring the original RKO versions of so much of that beleaguered library. The a...
by Ray Faiola
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: BURT REYNOLDS DIES
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: BURT REYNOLDS DIES

HOOPER was promoted as a comedy but it is a really, really good story about a movie stunt man.
by Ray Faiola
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: NTA Short films packages
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: NTA Short films packages

Yes, I have a print of CAPTAIN HENRY. And, as to NTA-UM&M: https://ia800504.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/14/items/broadcastingtele50unse_0/broadcastingtele50unse_0_jp2.zip&file=broadcastingtele50unse_0_jp2/broadcastingtele50unse_0_1012.jp2&scale=2&rotate=0 And here's a sale th...
by Ray Faiola
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940)
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940)

Hull refers to a "poor innocent old darkie".
by Ray Faiola
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Archive for 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 14133

Re: Warner Archive for 2018

WAY DOWN SOUTH is a charming little film, based on a very popular radio series at the time. In addition to the film, I have a couple of song books printed during the program's early days. There's no sass, no sex, no skin. It will be interesting to see how today's pre-code fans will react to this cin...
by Ray Faiola
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Film Forum's New Screen: Dump Alert?
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Film Forum's New Screen: Dump Alert?

The Loews Jersey still has a big screen. Or rather again!
by Ray Faiola
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Film Forum's New Screen: Dump Alert?
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Film Forum's New Screen: Dump Alert?

I just hope they've improved their booth operators.

Chelsea Rialto screen is 9'+ wide for 1:33; 13' wide for scope.

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by Ray Faiola
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Public Information Films - Titles, Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Public Information Films - Titles, Please!

THE STORY OF WENDY HILL opens with Max Steiner's music to DEEP VALLEY.
by Ray Faiola
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)

I have a 16mm dye transfer print. It is complete. I had a television print years ago and THAT was also complete. So the youtube is obviously an anomaly. [UPDATE] I just looked at that youtube. It is an off-air recording with a newsbreak following the ceremony footage. They made a big cut at that poi...
by Ray Faiola
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Recycled Music
Replies: 46
Views: 6848

Re: Recycled Music

WELL, IT'S ABOUT TIME!! Thanks for the link! Long overdue and ORDERED!!
by Ray Faiola
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Film Classifications
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Film Classifications

In the States, TV GUIDE used to classify a horror film as "Melodrama"
by Ray Faiola
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Butlers
Replies: 19
Views: 1129

Re: Butlers

" On a side note is there a murder movie where the butler actually did it?..."

And James Logan as Billings in THE FULLER BRUSH MAN.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Dancing Pirate-1936
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

Re: Dancing Pirate-1936

Here's a trailer I made up (original is, I believe, lost) from my Cinecolor print: