Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New "Ham" Comedies -- September 5, 2017

Moving Picture World, 29-September-2017
In his wonderful book The Silent Clowns, Walter Kerr suggested that Lloyd Hamilton was one of the great silent comics whose reputation has diminished. This is because many of the solo movies Hamilton made for Educational during the 1920s are lost. Perhaps this is also because he was not able to succeed as a star in feature films.

The Ham and Bud comedies, made with Bud Duncan, were rough and ready, but very popular.

Moving Picture World, 29-September-2017
 I like the titles.  "Politics at Pumpkin Center," "The Boot and the Loot" and "A Whirlwind of Whiskers."

Moving Picture World, 29-September-2017
Two more titles: "The Onion Magnate's Revenge" and "The Bath Tub Bandit." 


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