The Silent Comedy Watch Party – ep #11 – May 31, 2020

Episode #11 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday May 31, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Slim Summerville & Bobby Dunn, Harry Watson Jr., and Harold Lloyd. 

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

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Films scheduled for this episode:

THE RIVALS (1923) – starring Slim Summerville & Bobby Dunn, with Esther Ralston; dir. William Watson; super. Zion Myers; photo. Emil Harris; rel. December 31, 1923 by Universal Pictures; 1 reel; presented in a 2K digital scan from a 35mm print courtesy of the Library of Congress.

JUST IMAGINATION (1916) – starring Harry Watson Jr., with Dan Crimmins, H.H. McCollum, Della Connor, Maxfield Moree; dir. Louis Myll; rel. April 19, 1916 by George Kleine; 1 reel; presented in an HD digital scan from a 16mm preservation master courtesy of the Library of Congress; released on DVD by Undercrank Productions on The Mishaps of Musty Suffer Vol. 1 (2014); available on Amazon

GET OUT AND GET UNDER – starring Harold Lloyd, with Mildred Davis, “Sunshine Sammy” Morrison, Fred McPherson, Frank Terry, Molly Thompson, Wallace Howe, Charles Stevenson, Noah Young; dir. Hal Roach; titles. H.M. Walker; photo. Walter Lundin; rel. September 12, 1920 by the Rolin Film Co.; dist: Pathé Exchange; 2 reels; presented courtesy of Harold Lloyd Entertainment and Suzanne Lloyd; sourced from the DVD set The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection Vols. 1-3 (2005); available on Amazon.

Time Zone info:

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

Where to watch the show:

The stream will go live on YouTube about 5-10 minutes before the show’s start time at 3:00pm EDT on Sunday, May 31, 2020. 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 11:

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

  • Larry Semon: Daredevil Comedian of the Silent Screen by Claudia Sassen (McFarland, 2015); available on Amazon
  • Pierre Etaix (Criterion Collection, 2013); available on Amazon.
  • Mack Made Movies, by Don Brown. (Roaring Book Press, 2003). Available on Amazon.

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Paul Fitzpatrick

BUMPING INTO BROADWAY is Harold Lloyd’s COPS. (And THE STRONG MAN is Harry Langdon’s CITY LIGHTS, sort of.)

Michael Schlesinger

Thanks for running THE RIVALS. Loved the hell out of it at ML8 and was delighted to see it again, even without an audience.