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General Discussion / Re: Shemp....
« Last post by metaldams on January 20, 2018, 07:38:03 PM »
I would love to see the Monograms get an official DVD release.

Regarding THE BANK DICK, I tried watching it a couple times but just could not get into it. For some reason, Fields is the one comedian from that time period who I just never found funny.

I know Shemp appeared with Lon Chaney Jr. as a comedy duo in SAN ANTONIO ROSE. Does anyone know how prominently they appear in that film?

Shemp and Lon Chaney, Jr. as a comedy team?  Now that I gotta see!
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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: The Ultimate Stooge Villains Tournament - Banal 4
« Last post by metaldams on January 20, 2018, 06:32:02 PM »
Boobs
Deep

Nothing against Kenneth MacDonald, of course.
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4 Sergeant Dare in BOOBS IN ARMS
55 Borscht in DUNKED IN THE DEEP

"Everything happens to me-e-e-e-e!!"
"Where did I put mein garlic?"
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General Discussion / Re: Shemp....
« Last post by Umbrella Sam on January 20, 2018, 01:19:20 PM »
Agreed the Shemp role isn't much in THE BANK DICK, but if the Shemp role was played by any other character actor, nobody would care.  It's a perfect Fields movie and easily the best he made at Universal.  Shemp played supporting parts with Abbott and Costello too.  Sadly, Universall didn't see him as a star.

What I would be interested in seeing are the Monogram films where Shemp was part of a team that was top billed.  Monogram and Lugosi were magic, why not Shemp?

I would love to see the Monograms get an official DVD release.

Regarding THE BANK DICK, I tried watching it a couple times but just could not get into it. For some reason, Fields is the one comedian from that time period who I just never found funny.

I know Shemp appeared with Lon Chaney Jr. as a comedy duo in SAN ANTONIO ROSE. Does anyone know how prominently they appear in that film?
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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: The Ultimate Stooge Villains Tournament - Banal 4
« Last post by Lefty on January 20, 2018, 10:55:16 AM »
4 Sergeant Dare in BOOBS IN ARMS
7 Ichabod Slipp in HOLD THAT LION!

Not easy choices, but I did not want to "double or nothing" Kenneth MacDonald.
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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
« Last post by metaldams on January 20, 2018, 09:38:58 AM »
First off, my review for THE PASSIONATE PLUMBER is up.

Secondly, next week's review, SPEAK EASILY, is public domain, so a YouTube link will be available for all to view.  Hope to see some thoughts, as by memory and reputation, it's the best of Keaton's MGM talkies.  It also has prime Thelma Todd in it doing her thing.  Interested to see if my latest viewing agrees with my memory of it.
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General Discussion / Re: Shemp....
« Last post by metaldams on January 20, 2018, 08:37:31 AM »
Agreed the Shemp role isn't much in THE BANK DICK, but if the Shemp role was played by any other character actor, nobody would care.  It's a perfect Fields movie and easily the best he made at Universal.  Shemp played supporting parts with Abbott and Costello too.  Sadly, Universall didn't see him as a star.

What I would be interested in seeing are the Monogram films where Shemp was part of a team that was top billed.  Monogram and Lugosi were magic, why not Shemp?
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General Discussion / Re: Most underrated Curly short(s)?
« Last post by dukieboy on January 20, 2018, 08:17:45 AM »
"Grips, Grunts and Groans" - loved the character Bustoff.
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Weekly Episode Discussions / Re: The Good Bad Egg (1947) - Joe Derita
« Last post by dukieboy on January 20, 2018, 08:13:08 AM »
Loved this short basically because I love Dorothy Granger.
Am currently viewing the shorts she made with Leon Errol.
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General Discussion / Re: Shemp....
« Last post by Big Chief Apumtagribonitz on January 20, 2018, 07:53:30 AM »
Agree.  I read something where Shemp thought his part was to be funny and reported to work with all kinds of schtick, but Fields didn't like the competition, and, through director Cline, told Shemp to cut it out and play it as the bland straight-man performance that we see today.
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