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    Unlisted Short Aired Today

    At 8:10am today(7/3/10)TCM aired The Ritz Brothers two reeler, "HOTEL ANCHOVY" (1934)...TCM needs to start posting the shorts on their schedule quickly, since they may slip a Hal Roach short at any given time during the week.
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    AUGUST 2010 SUMMER UNDER THE STARS PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    So Thelma Todd is getting her own tribute on August 30sth???AWESOME!!! Here's hoping that TCM will air the Hal Roach shorts with Pitts and Kelly and the shorts she starred with Charley Chase...And let's hope that TCM will "FINALLY"(and I do mean "FINALLY")air the rare silent feature SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN. that stars Todd, considering that TCM was supposed to air this film a couple of time and both times the film was yanked from the schedule.This would be great on TCM's part and make it up to the viewers to air this film on her 24 hour tribute.
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    Again, what's going on with the Hal Roach shorts?Help Tcmprogrammer

    Tcmprogrammer, What has happend to the Hal Roach comedies and whey there has been so little of these classic funny gems shown during the past year?I know I can speak for HR fans here, but please give us an update, if we'll see the rest of the Chase sound shorts and the remaining of the Taxi Boys series. I know you have the tv rights for the next thirty seven yrs, so could you please make use of them?
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    Columbia/Charley Chase shorts

    Just wondering if anyone has heard any latest developments if the possible Charley Chase shorts he made at Columbia, will be released on dvd? And speaking of dear ol' Charley, but wouldn't be nice if TCM would air the rest of the Chase sound comedies?Hell, TCM only aired "ONE" new Chase talkie in 2008 and none since August.What's going on with this deal between TCM and Hallmark Entertainment?
  5. Boy, back in August, just when you thought the Hal Roach shorts made a excellent return(three shorts shown on that one day) to the TCM rotation, but I was wrong and really haven't seen much of any Roach shorts since then.This year only one new Charley Chase talkie has been shown with a couple of repeats since the begining of 2008. So tcmprogrammer, what has happened here and when will we all get to see the rest of the Chase talkies and the rest of the Taxi Boys series?I know that you have thirty seven years left on your deal with Hallmark Entertainment and please let us know what's going on here?Or is it that TCM is getting stuborn with two reel comedies again, like many of people think that is the case?
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    The Godless Girl in December

    "THE GODLESS GIRL" is released here in the states on dvd(as part of the American Treasures collection)and it's the restored 35mm print from the UCLA Film And Television Archive that contains the talking sequences.Me personally, I have been waiting for years to get my hands on this film and it will be great to own both film versions of this rare DeMille feature.
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    TCM/Charley Chase talkback thread

    I have just been told that due to the success of the "Three Stooges" dvd collections, that Sony is planning on releasing(and I'm not kidding here)all of the Charley Chase shorts he made over at Columbia.Nothing is confirmed, but I actually do believe this, since Sony did release all of the Buster Keaton/Columbia shorts and no one ever saw that coming. If I get any news, I'll post it right here.....
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    TCM/Charley Chase talkback thread

    HalRoach16mm, I have a couple of questions for you, since you been very helpful in the past. 1.Last year, I heard that almost a complete print of Modern Love survived and quickly caught Universal's attention.A year later, does a "complete" print of this long lost feature survive intact, including scenes with Anita? 2.Has there been any latest developments on the possible weekly TCM series of the Hal Roach series? I can speak for some members that we are a little worried, that we have not seen that many Roach shorts this entire year(with the sole exception of two Chase shorts last month), most especially the rest of the Chase talkies.I don't know if TCM is starting to have a bias against showing comedy shorts as "fillers", or Hallmark is having problems in transfering the films to video.There is still plenty of great Chase talkies that have not yet been shown on TCM and I'm starting to wonder if we'll ever see the rest of them on the channel.
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    TCM/Charley Chase talkback thread

    Hope that everyone caught the Chase classic Neighborhood House this morning and I wonder when we'll see new first run Chase talkies on TCM?It's been a very long time since we've seen a new Chase short air.
  10. I was talking with a noted comedy film historian yesterday and we were discussing about the lack of classic two reel comedy shorts shown on Turner Classic Movies and how it has become a problem.He told me(along with other film historians that i've spoken with)that TCM seems to have a bias against comedy shorts and why we don't see many on their roster nowadays.Before TCM aquired the Hal Roach sound comedies a couple of years ago, we never (or rarely)saw two reel comedy classics(case in point, the inclusion of the Roscoe "Fatty"Arbuckle/Vitaphone shorts)on this channel and many rare other shorts in the TCM vaults.This as a channel that takes pride and brags about their collection of short subjects, for which is not the case when it comes to the two reel comedy shorts. When the Hal Roach comedy shorts started to air on TCM in late spring of 2006, it was very clear, that the Roach library was the most "important" collection(and the biggest)of short subjects TCM had in their hands and by far, the most popular shorts in the history of short comedies.Now after two years since being introduced to the TCM roster for a new generation, the classic Hal Roach shorts are now, nowhere to be found, with the last brand new Charley Chase talkie shown back in Nov.2007 and only one Roach comedy(not including Laurel And Hardy's "The Music Box") did air this entire year.I know that TCM has had a lot of twenty five plus minute gaps in between their features this month and not one single comedy short(Roach, Vitaphone, RKO)was even shown and it does have comedy fans wondering what the problem is? Over at the shorts messgage board, members have posted and cried out(including myself)that TCM needs to devote a weekly showcase to the Hal Roach library(in the same manner of Cartoon Alley)and give new comedy fans a chance to see some of the rare and less obsurce Roach sound series from the late 20s and early 30s and I would be in favor of a much desired TCM series.TCM needs to know that they are sitting on a gold mine when it comes to these two reel comedy classics(that they aquired and personally own) and these film deserves to be seen in today's TCM and that there is an big audience for these classic treasures.A lot of Hal Roach fans want to know if we'll see the rest of the Charley Chase talkies, the Harry Langdon sound shorts and the rest of "The Taxi Boys" series on TCM real soon. I do remember that a TCM spokesperson did comment late last year, that Hallmark Entertainment(the owners of the Roach library)was being slow in transferring the films to video tape, but I know it doesn't take that slow in transferring them to video, so what's the problem in seeing them on TCM?But until the Roach shorts return(we hope)to the TCM lineup, please show other two reel comedies you have in your library, cause there is many great title shorts that should be seen.I can only hope that someone from TCM can shed some light as to why we're not seeing these classic two reel gems on this channel, as they should be. Message was edited by: krazykatclassics
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    TCM/Charley Chase talkback thread

    Welcome aboard ROACHALLSTARS, I think that a few of us Hal Roach fans, finds it rather odd that we haven't seen much of the Roach talkies in quite some time and it makes you wonder did something happen between Hallmark and TCM?
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    Question for MGMWBRKO

    Hi MGMWBRKO, I was hoping that maybe you can answer this question, but how come the TCM viewers have seen a major decline in the Hal Roach sound comedies?Besides a couple of L&H shorts, none of the other Roach series has aired(with one exception "Let's Do Things" that was shown last month)this year. I know you have been very helpful towards HR fans(including myself)by answering questions and I remember that you posted that the Harry Langdon and Taxi Boys series would turn up in 2008 and we have not seen a new Charley Chase sound comedy since last November. I know a lot of fans feel that TCM should devote a weekly series of the Roach comedies and when will we see the shorts back on a regular rotation on TCM? Thanks, Nelson
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    TCM/Charley Chase talkback thread

    Oh Where, oh where have the Charley Chase talkies gone and the rest of the Hal Roach comedies?Last year MGMWBRKO even posted that TCM will air the Harry Langdon sound comedies in early 2008. Well, where are they?????
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    Silent Sunday Nights Gone After April?????

    What the????? TCM was planning on airing the two recently discovered Colleen Moore features?
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    TCM/Charley Chase talkback thread

    I wonder when the Hal Roach shorts will be back in regular rotation?

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