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Alpha releases rare sound comedy shorts
« on: January 02, 2014, 08:30:58 AM »
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  • Budget label Alpha Video released a disc of "rare sound comedy shorts" earlier this week.

    The set is billed as a "collection of lost theatrical shorts from America and the United Kingdom."

    As of now, there are no details on what titles are included, but the DVD cover features James Gleason, Andy Clyde, Mae Busch, and Elsa Lanchester.

    The DVD-R disc can be had for 3.98 + SH through Oldies on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00HM7R9R6/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

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    Re: Alpha releases rare sound comedy shorts
    « Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 05:19:52 PM »
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  • Oldies finally added content details for this disc:

    High Hats And Low Brows (1932): After crashing a society party, a boxer is invited to serve as its main entertainment in a fight against the butler. Starring James Gleason, Mae Busch, Harry Gribbon.

    Object Not Matrimony (1935): The wife of a famous author insists her workaholic husband get a personal chef so he doesn't starve himself while writing his next book. Little does he realize that the cook-for-hire business is really a matchmaking enterprise. Starring Earnest Truex, Hope Emerson.

    Mr. Smith Wakes-Up (1929): Mariah Smith complains that her lazy husband lacks the gumption to move up the ladder. When he arrives home he announces that he's lost his job. Starring Elsa Lanchester, Moore Marriott.

    Farmland Fantasy (1938): A fascinating surviving segment of the long lost comedy Stan, produced by Standard Oil. Starring Robert Armstrong, Andy Clyde, Peggy Shannon, Kermit Maynard

     


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