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Re: The Official Columbia Comedy Shorts Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 04, 2012, 12:52:28 PM »
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  • I've never seen PHONEY CRONIES. I wonder what gives with the generic title cards.

    That print is from a TV re-issue, likely from the 50s or 60s. This short was a bonus on the SWING PARADE OF 1946 DVD that Legend Films put out a few years ago.

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    Re: The Official Columbia Comedy Shorts Thread
    « Reply #76 on: July 10, 2012, 09:32:16 AM »
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  • Very thankful to the kind soul on YouTube who has upped all those solo shorts recently. I fear I'm in for a long wait before the Rare Treasures set comes to down to a decent price (being in the UK, shipping will add on a fair bit the total cost for me). Having only seen a few mediocre efforts featuring El Brendel and Andy Clyde (The Ring and the Belle, Ay Tank Ay Go), my thoughts on both are now much kinder. Brendel seemed to work a lot better as part of a double/triple act than on his own.

    Just found this Charley Chase short:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2WkG2bUhbg[/youtube]

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    Re: The Official Columbia Comedy Shorts Thread
    « Reply #77 on: November 09, 2014, 11:07:04 AM »
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  • Hello Everyone, I'm glad to be here.
    I don't know if this is off topic, but I have been trying to collect the non-Stooge Columbia two-reelers. To date, as far as I know, there have been only 63 of these comedies released on various DVD's, including all 10 of Buster Keaton's comedies and all 20 of Charley Chase's. My question is, does anyone know if there are any others that have been released on DVD? A list of all of the ones that I know of is below:
    Can anyone help add to this list?
    (I know that there are many more available to be had on youtube, but I'm interested in legitimately released DVD's).
    Thanks!

    COLUMBIA TWO REELERS

    Buster Keaton
    Buster made 10 two reel comedy shorts for Columbia between 1939 and 1941. These 10 were released on DVD by Sony in 2006.

    Charley Chase
    Charley made 20 two reel comedy shorts for Columbia between 1937 and 1940. These 20 were released on DVD by Sony in 2013.

    Joe DeRita
    Slappily Married (1946) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    The Good Bad Egg (1947) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Wedlock Deadlock (1947) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Jitter Bughouse (1948) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault

    Joe Besser
    Waiting In The Lurch (1949) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Dizzy Yardbird (1950) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Fraidy Cat (1951) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Aim, Fire, Scoot - (1952) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Caught On The Bounce (1952) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Spies And Guys (1953) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    The Fire Chaser (1954) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    G.I. Dood It (1955) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Hook A Crook (1955) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Army Daze (1956) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault

    The Glove Slingers
    Glove Slingers (1939) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault (featuring Shemp)
    Pleased To Mitt You (1940) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault (featuring Shemp)

    Joe Smith And Charlie Dale
    A Nag In The Bag (1938) - Charley Chase Shorts Volume 1

    El Brendel, Tom Kennedy, Monty Collins and Dudley Dickerson
    Phoney Cronies (1942) - Swing Parade DVD

    Monty Collins and Tom Kennedy
    Midnight Blunders (1936) - Icons Of Horror Collection-Sam Katzman DVD

    Andy Clyde
    Hot Paprika (1935) - Icons Of Adventure DVD
    Home On The Rage (1938) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault (featuring Shemp)
    Money Squawks (1939) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault (featuring Shemp)
    Boobs In The Woods (1940) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault (featuring Shemp)

    Gus Schilling and Richard Lane
    Ain't Love Cuckoo (1946) - Icons Of Screwball Comedy Vol 1 DVD

    Shemp Howard Two Reelers (COLUMBIA)
    Pick A Peck Of Plumbers (1944) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault (co-starring El Brendel)
    Open Season For Saps (1944) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Off Again, On Again (1945) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Where The Pest Begins (1945) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    A Hit With A Miss (1945) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Mr Noisy (1946) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault
    Jiggers, My Wife (1946) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault (co-starring Tom Kennedy)
    Society Mugs (1946) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault (co-starring Tom Kennedy)
    Bride And Gloom (1947) - Rare Treasures From The Columbia Pictures Vault

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    Re: The Official Columbia Comedy Shorts Thread
    « Reply #78 on: November 09, 2014, 11:27:22 AM »
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  • In addition to the 63 officially released Columbia non-Stooge two reel comedies that I know of, here are 44 other unreleased Columbia non-Stooge two reel comedies available on youtube. Please add to the two lists if you know of others, released and un-released.



    COLUMBIA TWO REEL COMEDIES - youtube availability

    Hugh Herbert
    Oh Baby (1944)
    One Shivery Night (1950)
    Tall Dark And Gruesome (1948)
    Super Wolf (1949)

    The 'Musical Novelty' Series
    Umpa (1933)

    George Sidney and Charlie Murray
    Radio Dough (1934)

    Wally Vernon and Eddie Quillan
    Nobody's Home (1955)

    Monty Collins and Tom Kennedy
    New News (1937)

    Walter Catlett
    You're Next (1940)

    Andy Clyde
    In The Dog House (1934)
    It Always Happens (1935)
    Am I Having Fun!(1936)
    Lodge Night (1937)
    The Ring And The Belle (1941)
    Gold Is Where You Lose It (1944)
    Pardon My Nightshirt (1956)

    Harry Langdon
    His Bridal Sweet (1935)
    The Leather Necker (1935)
    I Don't Remember (1935)
    Cold Turkey (1940)
    A Doggone Mix Up (1938)
    Sue My Lawyer (1938)
    Piano Mooner (1942)
    Tireman, Spare My Tires (1942)
    A Blitz On The Fritz (1943)
    Blonde And Groom (1943)
    To Heir Is Human (1944) with Una Merkel
    Defective Detectives (1944)
    Pistol Packin' Nitwits (1945)

    El Brendel
    Ay Tank Ay Go (1936)
    Love At First Fright (1941)
    I Spied For You (1943)

    Gus Schilling and Richard Lane
    Pardon My Terror (1946)
    High Blood Pleasure (1945)
    Training For Trouble (1947)

    The Mischief Makers
    Kids Will Be Kids (1954)

    The Glove Slingers
    Fresh As A Freshman (1941)
    Glove Affair (1941)

    Vera Vague
    Doctor, Feel My Pulse (1944)
    Hiss And Yell (1946)

    Harry Von Zell
    Meet Mr. Mischief (1947)

    Bert Wheeler
    The Awful Sleuth (1951)

    Wally Brown and Tim Ryan
    French Fried Frolic (1949)

    Max Baer and Maxie Rosenbloom
    The Champs Step Out (1951)


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    Re: The Official Columbia Comedy Shorts Thread
    « Reply #79 on: July 08, 2015, 08:02:39 PM »
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  • I've never seen PHONEY CRONIES. I wonder what gives with the generic title cards.

    [youtube]9BmdrAhqIY8[/youtube]

    That's the standard intro for Official Films, a home-movie reissue company, dating from the 1940s I believe. I also have seen a version of "Glove Slingers" with that title format, and several of the Hal Roach Little Rascals shorts circulate with that intro. I wonder how much of the Columbia stuff they released, and if any "still missing or unaccounted for" titles could be found that way?

     


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