Episode #75 – January 23, 2022

Episode #75 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday January 23, 2022 at 3pm ET. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Our Gang and Clyde Cook.

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BACK STAGE (1923) starring Mickey Daniels, Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins, Jackie Condon, Jack Davis, Joe Cobb, with William Gillespie, Wallace Howe, Roy Brooks, Richard Daniels, Beth Darlington, Chris Lynton, Robert McGowan, Josephine, Dinah; dir. Robert McGowan; st. Hal Roach; titles. H.M. Walker; photo. Len Powers; rel. June 3, 1923 by Hal Roach Comedies; dist. Pathé Exchange; two reels; courtesy of ReelclassicDVD; available on Deep Discount in their The Our Gang Collection – Volume Three.

SHOULD SAILORS MARRY? (1925) starring Clyde Cook, with Fay Holderness, Noah Young, Martha Sleeper, Johnny Downs, Oliver Hardy, William Gillespie, Jack Ackroyd, Jules Mendel; prod. Hal Roach; dir. James Parrott (& uncredited Jess Robbins); photo. R. H. Weller; titles. H.M. Walker; super. F. Richard Jones; rel. November 8, 1925 by Hal Roach Comedies; dist. Pathé Exchange; two reels; presented courtesy of Serge Bromberg and Lobster Films, and sourced from the 2005 DVD release Slapstick Symposium: The Oliver Hardy Collection: available on Amazon

Time Zone info:

  • Pacific Time – 12 noon
  • Mountain Time – 1 pm
  • Central Time – 2 pm
  • Eastern Time – 3 pm
  • Argentina/Nova Scotia – 5 pm/4 pm 
  • UK/England – 8 pm
  • Europe/Scandinavia/Netherlands et al. – 9 pm (21:00)
  • Eastern Australia – 7 am Monday
  • Western Australia – 4 am Monday
  • Japan (Tokyo) – 5 am Monday

Where to watch the show:

The stream will go live on YouTube about 5-10 minutes before the show’s start time at 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Click the image below to go to Ben Model’s YouTube channel where you can subscribe and get an email notification about the stream link.

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

  • Star Struck: My Unlikely Road to Hollywood by Leonard Maltin (GoodKnight Books, 2021); available from Amazon
  • Zander the Great directed by George W. Hill (Cosmopolitan Productions, 1925); available from Undercrank Productions.

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