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The Opry House is an absolutely wonderful Vitaphone musical short with the Mound City Blues Blowers. I recorded it when it was on TCM before a while ago and loved it. There is another short that they appear in, Nine O'Clock folks, which is also shown on TCM and is also good, though their appearance is not as long.

 

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I just want to thank LaughingGravy and MGMWBRKO for listing the upcoming shorts, as I've missed too many Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, Robert Benchley shorts until hopefully, from now on that I know Upcoming Shorts are posted here.

 

THANKS VERY MUCH!

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As always thanks for everything MGMWBRKO and LaughingGravy!

 

Thanks SD and SNG for the additional info on

The Opry House (1929).

That looks like the best upcoming short for my tastes.

Looney Tunes are always good and I'll probably try to catch

An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935) might also be worth watching.

 

Wanted to let everyone know about a short that's not listed here

as it appears in the Now Playing guide.

It's Festival of Shorts #51 (2003)

and features the Technicolor Warner Brothers comedy short

 

Service with a Smile (1934) - 20 min.

 

It airs tonight, Thursday, @ 7:30 PM/4:30 PM

 

Saturday the 20th @ 5:15 AM/2:15 AM

 

Monday the 29th @ 7:30 PM/4:30 PM

 

Tuesday February 1st @ 5:30 AM/2:30 AM

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An excellent idea! I have added Service With A Smile to my previous post & I'll try to keep the Festival of Shorts series in my future posts.

 

Service With A Smile is a Leon Errol Technicolor short. I saw a previous broadcast & it's pretty good.

 

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Thanks to MGMWBRKO and Laughing Gravy for the upcoming shorts list. All the information both of you provide is invaluable!!

I also want to thank Laughing Gravy for including Deanna Durbin, along with Judy Garland, in the description for Every Sunday!!

Alicia :-)

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I have a question about Service with a Smile. One of the characters mentions Anthony Adverse which I've never read or saw the movie. If it's not giving anything away am I missing something anyone can answer I know MGMWBRKO is very busy I look through all the boards and he seems to be busy with those 6 lost films in April.

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Anthony Adverse was a novel and it was made into a movie by Warner Bros but that was in 1936 they may have already owned the property in 1934 when service with a smile was made and this might have been a sly early plug but I think that it was a reference to a very popular book that everyone was reading at that time so that it is probably an very popular reference making this a topical reference in this film that was produced by Warner Bros

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1/16 - 1/20, All times Eastern, approximate and subject to change:

 

1/16, 2:49am EST - In the Valley of the Rhine

1/16, 8:20am EST - Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland

1/16, 10:49pm EST - Wild and Woolly

1/17, 4:02pm EST - Glimpses of Old England

1/18, 7:34am EST - Starlit Days at the Lido

1/18, 9:35am EST - An All American Toothache

1/18, 1:41pm EST - Coffins on Wheels

1/18, 3:47pm EST - Dreams

1/18, 5:49pm EST - Romantic Rivera

1/19, 2:33am EST - Hollywood Hist-O-Rama: John Barrymore

1/19, 4:15am EST - Johnny Green and His Orchestra

1/19, 11:51pm EST - The Sunshine Boys (Featurette)

1/20, 5:41am EST - Salute to the Theatres

 

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"An All American Toothache" was Thelma Todd's last short film (Laurel & Hardy's Bohemian Girl was her last feature).

 

1/16 10:49pm/7:49p - Wild and Woolly 1931-9m-PSS

 

1/17 4:02pm/1:02p - Glimpses of Old England 1949-9m-TT

 

1/18 7:34am/4:34a - Starlit Days at the Lido 1935-20m-MC

1/18 9:35am/6:35a - An All American Toothache 1936-20m-TK

1/18 1:41pm/10:41a - Coffins on Wheels 1941-17m-CDNP

1/18 3:47pm/12:47p - Dreams 1940-10m-JNPP (Peter Cushing)

1/18 5:49pm/2:49p - Romantic Rivera 1953-9m-TT

 

1/19 2:33am/11:33p - Hollywood Hist-O-Rama: John Barrymore 1962-4m-doc

 

1/19 4:15am/1:15a - Johnny Green and His Orchestra 1935-11m-M

1/19 11:51pm/8:51p - The Sunshine Boys (Featurette) 1975-9m-MOD

 

1/20 5:15am/2:15a - Service With A Smile 1934-20m-LE

1/20 5:41am/2:41a - Salute to the Theatres 1955-18m-doc

 

1/29 7:30pm/4:30p - Service With A Smile 1934-20m-LE

2/1 5:30am/2:30a - Service With A Smile 1934-20m-LE

 

acronym key:

A=Animated

CC=Charley Chase

CDNP=Crime Does Not Pay

doc=Documentary

DV=Dogville

EK=Edgar Kennedy

HM=Historical Mystery

JM=Joe McDoakes

JNPP=John Nesbitt's Passing Parade

LE=Leon Errol

LH=Laurel & Hardy

LT=Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies

M=Musical

MC=Musical Comedy

MOD=Making Of Documentary

PSS=Pete Smith Specialty

RB=Robert Benchley

RKOS=RKO Screenliner

TJ=Tom & Jerry

TK=Todd & Kelly

TT=Traveltalks

 

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Thanks very much for another schedule! But I'm puzzled by the starting time given for "Coffins on Wheels" on Jan. 18. 1:14pm would plonk the short down in the middle of "Mr. Lucky", which isn't supposed to finish until around 1:40. Is it possible that 1:41pm was meant?

 

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> Thanks very much for another schedule! But I'm

> puzzled by the starting time given for "Coffins on

> Wheels" on Jan. 18. 1:14pm would plonk the short

> down in the middle of "Mr. Lucky", which isn't

> supposed to finish until around 1:40. Is it possible

> that 1:41pm was meant?

>

> Richard

 

You are probably correct, I have updated my post accordingly.

--LG

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Has anyone been recording these shorts of late? Due to RL, I have missed a few, and would like to get them if possible. The ones I would like to get are:

 

An Old Spanish Custom, Old New Mexico, and Wandering Here And There, which were shown on Jan 11th, and Glimpses Of Old England, shown on the 17th.

If anyone has these, please contact me off list.

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I watched An All-American Toothache with a twinge of sadness, knowing it was Thelma Todd's last starring short. She really wasn't given all that much to do, and it seemed more a vehicle for her loud and brash co-star Patsy Kelly.

 

Far too much screen time was given to Mickey Daniels and his idiotic Elmer character.

 

It was interesting to see a couple actors who also appeared in Three Stooges shorts- Bud Jamison (uncredited) and Duke York. I read the IMDB entry for the latter and learned he died a gunshot suicide at age 43... how sad.

 

Too bad Charley Chase didn't have his part- they resembled each other somewhat, and chances are Chase could have done more with the role.

 

The plot twist (Elmer has to pull Patsy's tooth, otherwise one of the college football team stars can't play in the big game) was silly and unconvincing.

 

W. C. Fields fared much better with similar material in The Dentist. But you have to wonder whether these Todd-Kelly shorts were in any way an influence on the later TV comedy of Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance.

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1/20 - 1/26, All times Eastern, approximate and subject to change:

 

1/20, 5:41am EST - Salute to the Theatres

1/20, 9:04am EST - Pan Handlers

1/20, 11:10am EST - The Bill of Rights

1/20, 9:47pm EST - Souvenirs of Death

1/21, 5:33am EST - The Story That Couldn't Be Printed

1/21, 7:36am EST - Mr. Bride

1/21, 9:38am EST - Oklahoma Outlaw

1/22, 7:48am EST - Canoeman's Holiday

1/22, 9:39am EST - MGM Celebration 1955

1/23, 1:33pm EST - Picturesque Massachusetts

1/23, 9:18pm EST - Believe It Not #2

1/23, 11:09pm EST - Hollywood Hist-O-Rama: Paul Muni

1/24, 12:34am EST - The Capital City Washington D.C.

1/24, 5:31am EST - Lion Power

1/24, 1:39pm EST - The Magician's Daughter

1/24, 10:19pm EST - We Never Sleep

1/25, 12:08am EST - Where Is Jane Doe?

1/25, 9:39pm EST - La Fiesta Santa Barbara

1/25, 11:55pm EST - If I Forget You (Judy Garland)

1/26, 5:20am EST - Honolulu: Paradise of the Pacific

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1/20 5:15am/2:15a - Service With A Smile 1934-20m-LE

1/20 5:41am/2:41a - Salute to the Theatres 1955-18m-doc

1/20 9:04am/6:04a - Pan Handlers 1936-21m-Patsy Kelly & Pert Kelton

1/20 11:10am/8:10a- The Bill of Rights 1939-18m-drama

1/20 9:47pm/6:47p - Souvenirs of Death 1948-10m-JNPP

 

1/21 5:33am/2:33a - The Story That Couldn't Be Printed 1939-10m-JNPP

1/21 7:36am/4:36a - Mr. Bride 1932-19m-CC

1/21 9:38am/6:38 - Oklahoma Outlaw 1943-20m-

 

1/22 7:48am/4:48 - Canoeman's Holiday 1956-8m-RKOS

1/22 9:39am/6:39a - MGM Celebration 1955 1955-18m-doc

 

1/23 1:33pm/10:33a- Picturesque Massachusetts 1942-9m-TT

1/23 9:18pm/6:18p - Believe It Not #2 1930-9m

1/23 11:09pm/8:09p- Hollywood Hist-O-Rama: Paul Muni 1962-4m-doc

 

1/24 12:34am/9:34p- The Capital City Washington D.C. 1940-9m-TT

1/24 5:31am/2:31a - Lion Power 1967-27m-MGM

1/24 1:39pm/10:39a- The Magician's Daughter 1938-18m-drama

1/24 10:19pm/7:19p- We Never Sleep 1956-8m-RKOS

 

1/25 12:08am/9:08p- Where Is Jane Doe? 1956-8m-RKOS

1/25 9:39pm/6:39p - La Fiesta Santa Barbara 1935-19m-M

1/25 11:55pm/8:55p- If I Forget You 1940-3m-M (Judy Garland)

 

1/26 5:20am/2:20a - Honolulu: Paradise of the Pacific 1935-9m-TT

 

1/29 7:30pm/4:30p - Service With A Smile 1934-20m-LE

2/1 5:30am/2:30a - Service With A Smile 1934-20m-LE

 

acronym key:

A=Animated

CC=Charley Chase

CDNP=Crime Does Not Pay

doc=Documentary

DV=Dogville

EK=Edgar Kennedy

HM=Historical Mystery

JM=Joe McDoakes

JNPP=John Nesbitt's Passing Parade

LE=Leon Errol

LH=Laurel & Hardy

LT=Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies

M=Musical

MC=Musical Comedy

MOD=Making Of Documentary

PSS=Pete Smith Specialty

RB=Robert Benchley

RKOS=RKO Screenliner

TJ=Tom & Jerry

TK=Todd & Kelly

TT=Traveltalks

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This I second; thanks to MGM........ and Laughinggravy..

PK, is, IMO, a comic genius, along with TT.

Today, there is no equivalent to the old time comic actors and actresses such as Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd, in my opinion..

We, as a nation, must learn to laugh again..

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Thanks Laughing Gravy - you're spoiling us!

 

A little more about Service With A Smile (1934).

It's early three-strip Technicolor complete with the Natalie Kalmus

name on the credits. The short is a little blurry at times but that's

not a criticism just an observation. If that's how the short is we're just lucky to have it.

The color looks fabulous.

Nice art deco style and lots of pretty girls.

I hope to record it next time it's on.

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Ugh. I missed yet another Charley Chase short!

I was too tired last night to check the new schedule and took a gamble that

there'd be no CC shorts this morning.

I lost.

 

Somehow I ended up with Wheeler and Woolsey on my tape last

time The Nickel Nurser was on.

 

I did however catch Luncheon at Twelve (1933) a while back.

 

Viewing Luncheon at Twelve it's easy to see why these shorts are SO popular.

 

You've got that great Hal Roach Studio music, wonderful location shots

in Hollywood (?), gags that would later appear in Three Stooges shorts with Charley directing and of course Charley himself - laugh-out-loud-funny.

 

These shorts still hold up extremely well today.

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