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Hal Roach shorts on TCM

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CONSTANCE BENNETT'S DAILY BEAUTY RITUAL (1937) will appear Tuesday, November 6 @ 12:18 AM (ET). Also known as Wednesday, November 7, on every recording device ever produced.

 

CHASES OF PIMPLE STREET(1934) is listed for Thursday, November 8 @ 05:39 PM (ET). That’s Chase as in Charley and his on-screen family.

 

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The 1934 "All-Star" Hal Roach short BENNY, FROM PANAMA is scheduled for Saturday morning, January 26, 2013 at 11:42 A.M. (eastern).

 

The 1930 Laurel & Hardy short BRATS is listed for January 28 at 11:09 A.M. (eastern).

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dear nusic (richard) please excuse this method of communicating with you ,,i cannot acess nitrateville for some reason..i received an email advising that you left a message o for me on nitrate

 

please tell me what the message was..it is re the joe cook etal videos..thank you ..wmetzelaar@aolcom if you want to email me

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Sunday-Monday, 10/27-28/2013

2:37 AM

Our Gang Follies Of 1938 (1938)

In this comedic short, a boy abandons his friends to attempt a career as an opera singer.

Dir: Gordon Douglas

Cast: Barry Downing , Harold Switzer , Gino Corrado.

BW-22 mins.

[We just might see Harold's brother in this one.]

 

Monday-Tuesday, 10/28-29/2013

5:39 AM

Top Flat (1935)

In this short film, a woman tries to convince her friend that she's struck it rich.

Dir: William Terhune

Cast: Thelma Todd , Patsy Kelly , Grace Goodall.

BW-19 mins, TV-G, CC.

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Hello ziggy,

 

Yes, TCM has shown all of the 15 "Boy Friends" shorts at least once before. I've been keeping track since the first Roach short shown in June of 2006.

Here is a listing of how many times TCM has shown each of the "Boy Friends" shorts:

 

DOCTOR'S ORDERS (1930) - 2

BIGGER AND BETTER (1930) - 2

LADIES LAST (1930) - 4

BLOOD AND THUNDER (1931) - 2

HIGH GEAR (1931) - 4 (counting the upcoming screening on Jan. 19).

LOVE FEVER (1931) - 3

AIR-TIGHT (1931) - 3

CALL A COP! (1931) - 2

MAMA LOVES PAPA (1931) - 1

THE KICK-OFF! (1931) - 1

LOVE PAINS (1932) - 1

THE KNOCKOUT (1932) - 3

YOU'RE TELLING ME (1932) - 2

TOO MANY WOMEN (1932) - 1

WILD BABIES! (1932) - 1

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First time on TCM!

YOU BRING THE DUCKS (1934) starring Irvin S. Cobb - scheduled to be shown on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015 at 6:06 A.M. (eastern time).

 

Cobb made four comedy shorts at Hal Roach Studios in 1934 and this is the first time TCM has shown any of them.

 

Thanks TCM! Looking forward to the rest of the Cobb shorts and the other Roach shorts that have not yet been shown.

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The 1934 Hal Roach short YOU BRING THE DUCKS is scheduled to be shown on Nov. 15, 2015 at 1:36 A.M. eastern time (late Sunday night/early Monday morning).

This is one of four shorts Irvin S. Cobb starred in for Roach Studios, and so far the only one in that series that TCM has shown (it was first shown back on March 18, 2015.)

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Hal Roach short coming up on TCM:

Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:34 P.M. (eastern time): "Doctor's Orders" (1930) (First short in series "The Boy Friends").

Fun trivia to watch for: In the opening scenes we can see tire tracks on the lawn in front of the house. A few minutes later we see the reason for the tracks: Mickey and Grady drive their car across the lawn and crash into a tree. But the tracks shouldn't be there BEFORE they drive on the lawn! I guess they didn't think we would notice.

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I love nearly all of the Hal Roach Our Gang films, but here are my favorites: 
 
1. The Kid From Borneo-Dickie and Spanky mistakenly believe a wild man in a circus is their long lost uncle. Spanky has a great scene feeding him raws eggs,bologna and weinies. 
 
2. Wild Poses-Spanky needs to get his photo took but keeps busting the prissy photographer in the nose. Franklin Pangborn is hilarious in this. 
 
3. Free Wheeling-Rich kid Dickie gets a wild car ride from Stymie.Some very funny encounters with pedestrians. 
 
4. Birthday Blues-Dickie and Spanky try to earn money to buy a birthday present for their mom. They make a huge cakes with prizes in it. 
 
5. Mush And Milk-the gang are orphans who are waiting for their kindly foster father to get his back pension. This has the famous "don't drink the milk!" "Why?" "It's spoiled!" 
 
6. Shrimps For A Day-two adults find a magic lamp and become kids again. They end up with the gang at an orphanage run by nasty Mr Crutch. The old man is put in his place by wise cracking Spanky. 
 
7. Divot Diggers-the gang and their monkey become caddies at a golf course. Lots of funny gags as the golfers are driven crazy. 
 
8. Mama's Little Pirate-Spanky and the gang search for pirate treasure but find a scary giant instead. 
 
9. Love Business-Jackie and Chubby both fall for Miss Crabtree. Funniest scenes are Jackie interrupting Chubby's romantic poems to the teacher. 
 
10. Sprucin' Up- Spanky and Alfalfa try to impress the pretty new neighbor. It ends with a very funny chinup contest. 
 

 
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The Kid From Borneo is my favorite too. Obviously they were spoofing the natives of the recent King Kong, but that title did get into trouble by the 1970s (when they were still showing these on TV but weeding out the more offensive titles) and we Generation X-ers had to wait for the VHS and DVD era to watch it again. Yet the children are so innocent about race relations that they genuinely believe Bumbo is Uncle George. Why not? He's the "black sheep of the family". Modern viewers may also raise their eyebrows with Stymie claiming he is a "sissy cannibal" because of his ear rings, but... this was 1933 after all. Stymie: "Uh oh, bruthah. I don't want no wild man nibblin' on me!"

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Well, they ran the Pitts and Todd short Catch-As Catch-Can (Bad sound for a couple of minutes) during one of the Robert Osborne Interviews(forget which one) several other shorts , have no idea if they are running the same shorts after the same interviews today (just seeing this today after copying the different interviews....)

 

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