The Silent Comedy Watch Party – ep #03

Episode #03 streamed live on Sunday April 5, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Co-hosts Steve Massa introduced and Ben Model live-accompanied shorts starring Cliff Bowes, Harry Watson Jr. (“Musty Suffer”) and Buster Keaton. The Silent Comedy Watch Party is presented for free on YouTube.

Time Zone Info for the live stream:

  • Pacific Time – 12 noon
  • Mountain Time – 1pm
  • Central Time – 2pm
  • Eastern Time – 3pm
  • Argentina Time – 4pm 
  • UK/England – 8pm
  • Europe/Scandinavia et al – 9pm (21:00)
  • Eastern Australia – 3am Monday
  • Western Australia – 6am Monday
  • Japan (Tokyo) – 4am Monday
Cliff Bowes in CHEER UP (1924)

Films screened on this episode

CHEER UP (1924) – starring Cliff Bowes; with Virginia Vance, Eddie Boland, Frank “Fatty” Alexander, Tommy Hicks; dir. Stephen Roberts; rel. September 28, 1924 by Educational Pictures; 1 reel. Survival status: 16mm owned by Ben Model, donated to Library of Congress, no other known copies. Available on DVD on Accidentally Preserved: Volume 1 from Undercrank Productions.

OUTS AND INS (1916) – from the series THE MISHAPS OF MUSTY SUFFER, starring Harry Watson, Jr.; with Dan Crimmins, Della Connor, Maxfield Moree; dir. Louis Myll; rel. August 2, 1916 by the Geo. Kleine Company; 1 reel. Preserved by the Library of Congress. Available on DVD on The Mishaps of Musty Suffer from Undercrank Productions.

ONE WEEK (1920) – starring “Buster” Keaton; with Sybil Seeley, Joe Roberts; dir. Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline; rel. August 29, 1920 by Metro Pictures Corp. Presented here, with permission, from the Art of Buster Keaton DVD series released by Kino In 2001. Available on DVD/Blu-ray released 2015 by Kino Lorber in new restorations by Lobster Films.

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Mentioned on the Show

Steve Massa’s “cabin fever” recommendations:

Information about the Automat, seen in Outs and Ins:

  • click here to read “Meet Me at the Automat” on the Smithsonian Magazine website
  • click here to read article on Atlas Obscura, “After Automats Died in New York, They Flourished in the Netherlands”
  • the podcast 99% Invisible did this story about Horn & Hardart automats
  • visit the official website for FEBO, the automat chain in the Netherlands

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Linda Keenan

I have seen One Week before, but had never seen Cheer Up and Outs and Ins. They were hilarious! Thanks for introducing me to them.