While poking around archive.org yesterday, I came across Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde, a silent spoof of the perennial Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I’ve long been a fan of Laurel & Hardy movies. While aware that the duo first appeared in silent comedies, I’ve yet to have the privilege of seeing a silent Laurel […]
The Finishing Touch is a 1928 short comedy silent film produced by Hal Roach, directed by Clyde Bruckman and starring Laurel and Hardy. It was shot in November and December 1927 and released February 25, 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. For serious, what else needs to be said? I know I had you at Laurel and Hardy.
If you’re like me, and I think you are, you’re crying into your beer right now because you’re not at the Kansas Silent Film Festival. Unless of course you’re at the fest and reading this on your phone right now – in that case, boooooo! But do not fret my pets! I’ve scoured the interwebs and […]
Breaking news: I’ve just been informed it’s Friday. Seriously, this almost slipped past me. Granted I’ve been caught up in trying to find footage of the debate that Mitt Romney “won,” because surely everyone else is talking about a different debate than the one I saw. Whatever else it is, this week’s media spin on […]
I’m not a card carrying member of the Sons of the Desert or anything, but I do harbour an abiding fondness for Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. My fondness goes beyond admiring their work and enjoying their movies. Sure, Laurel and Hardy are always funny, always clever, always enjoyable – but there’s something else, something […]
Well now, it’s been a busy week at PCF headquarters. We’re still trying to work out the kinks of the new site and the new email system and the new… well everything. And all the while, planning for an outrageous silent film weekend with two screenings on the same day! That’s a lot of […]
It’s Saturday, it’s kind of yuck outside, and Pretty Clever Film Gal has a splitting headache. What to do, what to do? I think 3 Laurel and Hardy silents plus some hair of the dog should do the trick. I’m pretty certain that these are all Hal Roach productions from 1928 or 1929, but I […]