The Silent Comedy Watch Party – ep #31 – October 25, 2020

Episode #31 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday October 25, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Pokes & Jabs (Bobby Burns & Walter Stull), Harry Watson Jr. (“Musty Suffer”) and Buster Keaton.

The Silent Comedy Watch Party is presented for free, on YouTube.

Films scheduled for this episode:

DEVILED CRABS (1917) starring Pokes & Jabs (Bobby Burns & Walter Stull), with Edna Reynolds; dir. Bobby Burns & Walter Stull; rel. October 1917 by the Jaxon Film Corporation; dist. General Film Company; 1 reel; presented courtesy of the Library of Congress in a digital scan from their 35mm print. 

LOCAL SHOWERS (1916) starring Harry Watson, Jr. (“Musty Suffer”), with Dan Crimmins, Della Connor, H.H. McCollum; dir. Louis Myll; rel. July 12, 1916 by George Kleine; 1 reel; presented in a digital scan from a 16mm preservation master at Library of Congress; released on the 2014 DVD The Mishaps of Musty Suffer Vol. 1 by Undercrank Productions; available on Amazon

THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1921) starring Buster Keaton, with Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts, Paddy McGuire, Eddie Cline; dir. Buster Keaton & Eddie Cline; rel. February 10, 1921 by the Comique Film Corporation; dis. Metro Pictures; 2 reels; the film is currently available in a new restoration by Lobster Films on the DVD/Blu-ray set from Kino Lorber Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection 1917–1923 (2016); available on Amazon.

Time Zone info:

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  • Mountain Time – 1 pm
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  • Eastern Australia – 3 am Monday
  • Western Australia – 6 am Monday
  • Japan (Tokyo) – 4am Monday
    **USA is still on Daylight Savings Time this week, while UK and Europe are now back on Standard Time. USA will “fall back” next weekend, and our UK and Europe live-stream time will go back to the usual 8pm/9pm.

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Mentioned on episode 31:

Steve Massa and Ben Model’s “cabin fever” recommendations:

  • The Nutty Professor by Jerry Lewis (Paramount Home Video, 1963); available on Amazon
  • The Mishaps of Musty Suffer Vol. 1 (Undercrank Productions, 2014); available on Amazon

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