Silent film star not credited in Superman tv episode

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Re: Silent film star not credited in Superman tv episode

Unread post by sepiatone » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:31 pm

wich2 wrote:But moving away from a wrong answer is always progress, yes, Donald?

>two dissenters.<

Actually sepia, there are three definite "no" votes in this thread, and several "uncommited." Together, they outweigh the "yes" votes.

-Craig

P.S. - Who has no dog in this hunt, beyond appreciating accuracy.
I don't mind being the one correct voice amongst a sea of wrong.

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Re: Silent film star not credited in Superman tv episode

Unread post by sepiatone » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:32 pm

missdupont wrote:You're wrong sepiatone. As wich2 says, head shape, hair, height are all wrong. Multiple sources list Blue as 6'2", yet this guy is several inches shorter than the other men, which means they both would have to be at least 6'4" and over to be taller than him. The photo that was posted by wich2 is also from the 1950s and looks nothing like this man, especially the hair.

Richard Roberts on Silent Comedy Mafia says it's not him and once again lists his height as 6'2":

It ain't Monte Blue, Blue was 6'2" or 6'3", Dan Seymour, who wasn't six foot, towers over that guy.
I actually like his site over there. But his eyeballs are no better than mine. 8)

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Re: Silent film star not credited in Superman tv episode

Unread post by MikeH0714 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:24 am

Just happened across this old thread. I think I can solve the mystery. According to the Cast Sheet for the group of 5 episodes shot during a two-week period beginning August 5, 1951, found here:

http://www.jimnolt.com/castsheet2.htm

It's not Frank Orth...
It's not Monte Blue...

It's Bert LeBaron.

Look at the bottom, under "Silent Bits." The name is hand-written in next to "Al" (and misspelled to boot).

Not many photos of LeBaron in Google Images, but the two that are there seem to confirm.

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Re: Silent film star not credited in Superman tv episode

Unread post by sepiatone » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:24 am

Thanks much to you Mike for your research, I stand very corrected on this ID, an erroneous ID on my part. I should have vetted this a lot harder when I originally ran over the episode clip. Bert deserves an IMDb credit on this appearance. It makes it less difficult when researching. Alas Bert could be Monte's doppelganger of sorts IMHO. :wink:

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