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The Mack Sennett Collection, Volume One (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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    The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One.brings 50 of the original Mack Sennett - Keystone Studios silent and sound motion picture films to a 3-disc Blu-ray collection.

     
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    Looks to be a fabulous set.
    Sennett with two t's, btw.
     
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    Here are the 50 shorts that will be in this volume, courtesy of Nitrateville.

    1 THE CURTAIN POLE2 THE MANICURE LADY3 A DASH THROUGH THE CLOUDS4 THE WATER NYMPH5 A GROCERY CLERK’S ROMANCE6 ON HIS WEDDING DAY7 BANGVILLE POLICE8 A FISHY AFFAIR9 THE SPEED KINGS10 A THIEF CATCHER11 THE GREAT TOE MYSTERY12 RECREATION13 SHOT IN THE EXCITEMENT14 THE NOISE OF BOMBS15 AMBROSE’S FIRST FALSEHOOD16 A BIRD’S A BIRD17 GUSSLE’S DAY OF REST18 DO-RE-MI-BOOM!19 A LOVER’S LOST CONTROL20 A SUBMARINE PIRATE21 FATTY AND MABEL ADRIFT22 HIS BITTER PILL23 MADCAP AMBROSE24 TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE25 HER TORPEDOED LOVE26 A CLEVER DUMMY27 HEARTS AND FLOWERS28 DOWN ON THE FARM29 DON’T WEAKEN30 GYMNASIUM JIM31 THE EXTRA GIRL32 THE DARE-DEVIL33 BLACK OXFORDS34 GALLOPING BUNGALOWS35 HIS MARRIAGE WOW36 SUPER-HOOPER-DYNE LIZZIES37 A RAINY KNIGHT38 SATURDAY AFTERNOON39 A SEA DOG’S TALE40 HOBOKEN TO HOLLYWOOD41 ICE COLD COCOS42 BROKE IN CHINA43 THE PRIDE OF PIKEVILLE44 FIDDLESTICKS45 RUN, GIRL, RUN46 TAXI FOR TWO47 THE BLUFFER48 THE DENTIST49 DON’T PLAY BRIDGE WITH YOUR WIFE50 THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER
     
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    One of those "shorts" is in fact a Mabel Normand 6 reeler, The Extra Girl!
     
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    Here is my review of this set (I still have a few to watch).

    MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOLUME 1

    There are two BIG things I really like about this collection.
    1) These are the best presentations of these comedies I have ever seen.
    2) This is "Volume 1" indicating there will be more volumes.
    One needs to understand that most Mack Sennett films survive today because of the 16mm home movie market which started in the late 1920's and became the home to many silent films when sound hit the theaters and theatrical re-issues were not likely.

    To avoid double-dipping, Charlie Chaplin appears only twice in this set. Charlie has his own Keystone DVD set. Charley Chase is also hardly seen here, his Keystones are in the Becoming Charlie Chase DVD set.

    Image quality ratings:
    ***** = very sharp with excellent contrast (equal to the way it looked in 35mm Nitrate projection)
    **** = sharp image with good contrast. Lines will be a little softer that above & gray-tones will exhibit a slightly higher contrast.
    *** = image has s slight softness & contrast is higher, grey[tone scales are more limited to dark & light.
    --No prints in this set exhibit any picture quality less than 3 stars, this is not a "Alpha Video" or "Madacy" low quality release. All images went through image stabilization.
    For some reason these are all WINDOW-BOXED as we are going to watch Blu-ray discs on an old CRT TV instead of a HD-TV.

    Studios mare mentioned when Mack Sennett worked for other studios.

    Disc #1
    1) THE CURTAIN POLE (1909) (10:02) Biograph w/ Mack Sennett (directed by D.W. Griffith)
    *** Image Quality, some fogging & scratches.
    **** Comedy Value
    Primitive comedy spending 10 minutes demonstrating how to knock people & objects over with a curtain pole while driving a horse drawn wagon as the angry victims give chase. Primitive, but still fun.

    2) THE MANICURE LADY (1911) (11:22) Biograph w/ Mack Sennett, Vivian Prescott
    **** Image Quality
    **** Comedy Value
    A more subdued comedy with Mack as a love-loran barber with eyes for the manicurist.

    3) A DASH THROUGH THE CLOUDS (1912) (10:16) Biograph w/ Mabel Normand, Jack Pickford
    **** Image Quality
    *** Comedy Value
    This is more of a novelty to see the early aeroplanes than a comedy.

    4) THE WATER NYMPH (1912) (8:20 *the menu says 18 minutes) Keystone w/ Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Ford Sterling.
    *** Image Quality, contrast a little high.
    ** Comedy Value
    One of the earliest Keystone Comedies released. Sennett’s indoor studios have not yet been made, so most filming was done outside. This is more of a curiosity than a comedy.
    There is a lot of talking without any dialogue cards

    5) A GROCERY CLERK’S ROMANCE (1912) (7:38) Keystone w/ Ford Sterling.
    *** Image Quality, better than “Nymph” but still washed out.
    * Comedy Value
    This is more of as spoof of melodramas of the time and not a comedy. It does not play well today, the ending does not satisfy.
    A Grocery Clerk (so the title implies) is in love with a married woman and plots to kill her husband and marry her.
    See “The Great Toe Mystery” (below) to see how it is done right.

    6) ON HIS WEDDING DAY (1913) (6:16) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Ford Sterling, Mabel Normand, Helen Holmes.
    **** Image Quality, though there is some double image blur in the last few minutes. This is a problem in the source film print.
    **** Comedy Value.
    While Ford Sterling’s mannerisms spoof now forgotten melodrama stars, his performance as well as the comedy itself is still a lot of fun to watch. Some early comedy cops appear in this Keystone comedy, but not quite yet the “Keystone Kops”. Filmed at Echo Park where Chaplin’s “Recreation” would be filmed later.

    7) BANGVILLE POLICE (1913) (6:27) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Fred Mace, Mabel Normand, Nick Cogley, Dot Farley.
    ***** Image Quality
    ***** Comedy Value
    While the title may suggest this is a Keystone Kops comedy it is really more of a comedy of rural cops who do not wear the traditional Keystone Kops outfits.

    8) A FISHY AFFAIR (1913) (7:10) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Ford Sterling. Laura Oakley, Bert Hunn, Rube Miller.
    **** Image Quality, some heavier negative wear.
    ***** Comedy Value
    Ford Sterling goes fishing at the California Alligator Park.
    A pratfall comedy cop is thrown in for good measure.

    9) THE SPEED KINGS – EARL COOPER AND TEDDY TETZLAFT
    (1913) (8:33) Keystone Comedy w/ Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, and real life racers Barney Oldfield, Earl Cooper, and Teddy Tetzlaff (note correct spelling).
    ***** Image Quality, but with some nitrate deterioration.
    ** Comedy Value
    Filmed at the Santa Monica Road Race. Typical of to Sennett use a local event to make a film.

    10) A THIEF CATCHER (1914) (8:00) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Ford Sterling, Mack Swain, Edgar Kennedy, Rube Miller, and Charlie Chaplin as a cop.
    ***** Image Quality
    ***** Comedy Value
    -The discovery of this ‘Lost’ film in 2010 by Paul Gierucki was a BIG deal. Not only is it an excellent comedy with a big star cast, its discovery also re-wrote the books on Charlie Chaplin by adding a 36th Chaplin Keystone film appearance! Look for Charlie in costume as a cop.
    While this is the same one-and-only surviving print used in the “Chaplin at Keystone” DVD release, a new HD transfer has been made with better black levels and no compression artifacting.

    11) THE GREAT TOE MYSTERY (1914) (10:51) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Charles Parrott (aka Charley Chase), Alice Howell, KEYSTONE KOPS.
    **** Image Quality
    ***** Comedy Value
    Possibly Charley’s first starring comedy. Shoe-salesman Charley falls for a beautiful, but married, female customer. He woos her in the park as her jealous husband comes after him. Notice how much better this story line plays than it did in “A Grocery Clerk’s Romance”. Add a little bit of innocents, and a lot more comedy, throw in the Keystone Kops and you have a 5-star comedy!

    12) RECREATION (1914) (5:24) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Charlie Chaplin, Peggy Page.
    This very short film made at Echo Park has Charlie getting in trouble with a sailor & some cops over a girl. While the ‘half-reel’ length doesn’t allow for much character development, Charlie is still fun to watch.
    *** Image Quality (Most of this a MAJOR improvement over the old Chaplin at Keystone DVD, now there are grey-tones & face details. BUT the 35mm footage presented in the old DVD is not present here! What a shame. I don’t know why the crisp footage was not included here.)
    **** Comedy Value
    Desolate Charlie is about to throw himself off a bridge in a park when a lady passes by and changes his mine.

    13) SHOT IN THE EXCITEMENT (1914) (11:49) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Alice Howell, Al St.John, Rube Miller, Josef Swickard.
    *** Image quality, contrast is a bit high.
    **** Comedy Value
    Two men cause mayhem fighting over Alice while her dad fends them off in this knock-about comedy.

    14) THE NOISE OF BOMBS (1914) (11:33) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Charlie Murray, Edgar Kennedy, Lucille Ward, Josef Swickard, Charles Parrott (aka Charlie Chase).
    ***** Image Quality
    ***** Comedy Value
    It is fun to see some of these up-and-coming stars in their early beginnings. Why throw bricks when you can throw cannon balls & bombs! Top notch Keystone slapstick farce complete with cops.

    15) AMBROSE’S FIRST FALSEHOOD (1914) (11:14) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Mack Swain, Minta Durfee, Edgar Kennedy, Charles Parrott (Charley Chase).
    **** Image Quality
    **** Comdey Value
    In a story re-used by many (even Laurel & Hardy in The Sons Of the Desert), Mack Swain sneaks off to a night club instead fo taking a train trip. His wife reads in the newspaper that the train wrecked and all were killed, so how did her husband survive?

    16) A BIRD’S A BIRD (1915) (12:50) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Chester Conklin, Minta Durfee, Dutch Ward, Bill Hauber, Alice Davenport.
    *** Image Quality, contrast a little high & image a little dark. Window-boxing is more extreme here.
    **** Comedy Value
    Chester searches around the house for something to cook for dinner.

    17) GUSSLE’S DAY OF REST (1915) (21:47) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Syd Chaplin, Cecile Arnold, Slim Sommerville, Phyllis Allen, Eddie Cline.
    **** Image Quality, but window-boxing seems more extreme.
    **** Comedy Value
    Gussle spends a day in the park with his overbearing wife. When she falls asleep, Gussle slips off to be with a younger girl.

    18) DO-RE-MI-BOOM! (1915) (11:40) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Chester Conklin, Charles Arling, Harry Booker, Fred Fishback
    **** Image Quality
    **** Comedy Value
    Chester’s music teacher is interested in the same woman as Chester. So Chester decides to try to plant a bomb in the teacher’s piano to eliminate the competition.

    19) A LOVER’S LOST CONTROL (1915) (22:20) Keystone Farce Comedy w/ Syd Chaplin, Phyllis Allen.
    **** Image Quality, but window-boxing seems more extreme.
    ***** Comedy Value
    Syd Chaplin shows he has some of the talents of Charlie. He gets into more trouble while shopping with his wife in a department store. I won’t ruin any gags by mentioning them here.

    20) A SUBMARINE PIRATE (1915) (24:23) Triangle-Keystone w/ Syd Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Glen Cavender, Wesley Ruggles, Louise Fazenda.
    **** Image Quality
    **** Comedy Value
    Syd Chaplin is at it again, this time he overhears a plot to rob a ship by submarine. Sennett is starting to use more story plot in his films.

    21) FATTY AND MABEL ADRIFT (1916) (30:38) Triangle-Keystone w/ Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Al St. John, Frank Hayes, May Wells, Wayland Trask, Glen Cavender, Luke the Dog.

    22) HIS BITTER PILL (1916) (19:35) Triangle-Keystone w/ Mack Swain, Louella Maxam, Ella Haines, Edgar Kennedy.

    23) MADCAP AMBROSE (1916) (21:44) Triangle-Keystone w/ Mack Swain, Polly Moran, May Wells, Edgar Kennedy, Frank Hayes, May Emory, Louise Morrison.

    24) TEDDY AT THE THROTTLE (1917) (26:36) Triangle-Keystone w/ Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, May Emory, Blanch Phillips, Charles Bennett, Teddy the Dog.

    ***Bonus Material***
    Silent out-takes & Rushes from “The Water Nymph” & “Bathing Beauties” (9:01)
    Rare silent footage of the Edendale Sennett Studios exterior (1:03)
    Original 1922 theatrical trailer for “The Crossroads Of New York” (1:22)

    Disc #2
    25) HER TORPEDOED LOVE (1917) (21:08) Triangle-Keystone w/ Ford Sterling, Louise Fazenda, Keystone Kops.
    **** Image Quality.
    **** Comedy Value.
    It takes a little while for this comedy to get going, but it picks up momentum as it goes on and ends with a frenzy.

    26) A CLEVER DUMMY (1917) (19:23) Triangle-Keystone w/ Ben Turpin, Chester Conklin, Wallace Beery.
    **** Image Quality, but with more tiny scratches than usual.
    *** Comedy Value.
    Imagine Ben Turpin as a 1917 mechanical dummy! The laughs are milder today until the grand climax.

    27) HEARTS AND FLOWERS (1919 *the menu says 1912) (21:18 & *the menu says 10 minutes) Paramount w/Ford Sterling, Louise Fazendale, Phyllis Haver, Billy Armsrong, Jack Ackroyd.
    **** Image Quality.
    *** Comedy Value.
    One of the rare surviving Paramount Mack Sennett silent shorts.
    An orchestra leader thinks he is marrying an heiress. The most amusing sequences come from the beginning at a nightclub. The rest of the film gets a little tamer until the old ‘brick-in-the face’ gets thrown and mayhem is the result. Just why these old comedies thought throwing a bring in someone’s face was funny is beyond me, but it does liven things up.

    28) DOWN ON THE FARM (1920) (United Artists feature film 51:02) w/ James Finlayson, Louise Frazenda, Bert Roach, Harry Gibbon, Billy Armstrong, Ben Turpin, Teddy the Dog & Pepper the cat.
    ***** Image Quality.
    *** Comedy Value.
    Introduced as “ A Special Feature In Five Parts Produced By Mack Sennett” with an areal shot flying over the Sennett Studios.

    29) DON’T WEAKEN (1920) (21:27) Paramount w/ Charlie Murray, Ford Sterling, Jimmy Finlayson, Harriet Hammond, Fanny Kelly.
    **** Image Quality.
    *** Comedy Value.
    Another rare Paramount Mack Sennett silent comedy. The picture has a little more contrast, but we are very lucky to be able to see this recently found print at all. This is a boxing comedy performed by Charlie & Ford, with Jimmy refereeing. While their ring antics are fun to watch, I still prefer Jerome “Curly” Howard of The Three Stooges in the ring.

    30) GYMNASIUM JIM (1922) (19:19) w/ Billy Bevin, Mildred June, Kewpie Morgan (often mistaken for Oliver Hardy), Marvin Loback.
    ***** Image Quality, with some **** inserts.
    ****** Comedy Value.
    O.K., while I am using a 5-star rating system, I have to give this 6-stars because it is so wonderful. The creative gags are just non-stop. Billy plays a car mechanic who enters a boxing match with Kid Ryan. This is equal to anything Chaplin or Hal Roach has done. You will watch this one over and over!
    Produced at First National Pictures.

    31) THE EXTRA GIRL (1923) (Associated Exhibitors feature film 72:44) w/ Mabel Normand, Ralph Graves, Vernon Dent, Harry Gibbon, Billy Bevan, Max Davidson, William Desmond, Teddy the Dog & Dunk & Duma lions.
    ***** Image Quality.
    ***** Comedy Value.
    This HAS to be my all time favorite Mabel Normand picture!
    The presentation looks perfect, I have not had time to compare it to my various other copies.

    32) THE DARE-DEVIL (1923) (19:56) w/ Ben Turpin, Harry Gibbon, Kewpie Morgan,
    **** Image Quality, with *** inserts.
    **** Comedy Value.
    The 8th Pathe’ film by Mack Sennett
    A behind-the-scenes comedy gives a good insight on how early silent films were made. Ben is always fun to watch and he does not fail here. Director Del Lord would reuse many of the clever gags from this films in his sound Columbia comedies with the Three Stooges. Beware of a KKK poster gag that has a black man run in fear.

    33) BLACK OXFORDS (1924) (19:32) w/ Sid Smith, Vernon Dent
    **** Image Quality.
    ***** Comedy Value.
    Vernon Dent gets to be a star in this gag-filled comedy. An arial prison break picks up the wrong prisoner, Sid, forcing Vernon to break out on his own. Both prisoners join up in their early comedy version of “The Defiant Ones”.

    34) GALLOPING BUNGALOWS (1924) (1918) w/ Billy Bevan, Sid Smith, Andy Clyde, Jack Richardson, Sunshine Hart.
    *** Image Quality, window-boxing is heavier on this title.
    ***** Comedy Value.
    The ultimate Sennett car chase involving a house on wheels.

    35) HIS MARRIAGE WOW (1925) (21:17) w/ Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent (in heavy make-up), Natalie Kingston, Ronald Tilley.
    ***** Image Quality
    ***** Comedy Value
    Groom Harry waits for his wedding at the wrong church and must find his way to the right church. Harry is at his best, and you can see how he influenced Stan Laurel in developing the innocent mayhem causing character.
    This is a BIG video improvement over the washed out copy on the Harry Langdon Lost & Found” collection. That old transfer looks like the old Xerox copies where the blacks fade to light gray. And the video grain is unbearable on that old DVD. Now this new Blu-ray has perfect blacks and no video grain.

    ***Bonus Material***
    Radio shows:
    Texico Star Theater (30:00) 12/13/39
    Excerpt from The Lawrence Welk Show (3:00) 1949
    Meet The Stars Past & Present (6:39) 7/29/41 Dedication of Mabel Normand Sound Stage.
    Erskin Johnson ‘s Hollywood Reel (2:57) 1950 TV newsreel of Mack Sennett’s 70th birthday, includes out-takes.

    Disc #3
    36) SUPER-HOOPER-DYNE LIZZIES (1925) (17:47) w/ Billy Bevan & Andy Clyde.
    **** Image Quality. There are sections from a higher contrast 16mm print inserted where footage was missing to complete the film, *** image quality.
    **** Comedy Value.

    37) A RAINY NIGHT (1925) (19:55) w/ Raymond McKee & Ruth Taylor
    **** Image Quality.
    *** Comedy Value.

    38) SATURDAY AFTERNOON (1926) (27:00) w/ Harry Langdon & Vernon Dent
    **** Image Quality. Some sections look like 2nd generation 35mm.
    ***** Comedy Value.
    I just love watching Harry Langdon's antics, and he is in top form here. Costarring with Vernon Dent, married Harry gets talked into hanging out with some flirtatious women after work.
    Comparing this transfer to a previous transfer in the "HARRY LANGDON COLLECTION: LOST AND FOUND" I find a vast over-all improvement. That previous release is riddled with video noise, a graininess caused by the video transfer, and not film grain. While the old transfer has a mild improvement on detail in dark areas, the whites are over-exposed. This new HD transfer has no video noise, the whites are not over exposed, but the shadows in a FEW scenes have a little less detail. I emphasize that this is just a few scenes and a little less detail. The overall presentation is a vast improvement.

    39) A SEA DOG'S TALE (1926) (11:15) tinted sequences, w/ Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent,
    **** Image Quality.
    **** Comedy Value.

    40) HOBOKEN TO HOLLYWOOD (1926) (20:22) w/ Billy Bevan & Vernon Dent
    **** Image Quality. .
    **** Comedy Value.

    41) ICE COLD COCOS (1926) (18:34) w/ Billy Bevan & Andy Clyde
    **** Image Quality.
    **** Comedy Value.
    Billy must deliver a block of ice up along flight of stairs! If these stairs look familiar it is because a year later Laurel & Hardy would try to deliver a washing machine up the stairs in their lost film "HATS OFF". The five years later they would deliver a piano up the stairs and win an Academy Award for "THE MUSIC BOX". In 1945 Edgar Kennedy visited the stairs in "IT'S YOUR MOVE". The Three Stooges borrowed the story line for "AN ACHE IN EVERY STAKE" but used a different staircase.

    42) BROKE IN CHINA (1927) (20:21) w/ Ben Turpin, Don Maines & Andy Clyde
    **** Image Quality.
    **** Comedy Value.

    43) THR PRIDE OF PIKEVILLE (1927) (20:21) Ben Turpin, Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent.
    ***** Image Quality. with some inserts from a **** Image Quality print. This indicates just how good these originally looked in the theaters!
    ***** Comedy Value.

    44) FIDDLESTICKS (1927) (20:46) w/ Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent (playing 2 roles in make-up), "Tiny" Ward
    *** Image Quality.
    ***** Comedy Value.
    The last Langdon short for Sennett is quite enjoyable!
    Musician Harry finds there is money to be made by playing badly.
    Comparing this transfer to a previous transfer in the "HARRY LANGDON COLLECTION: LOST AND FOUND" I find a vast over-all improvement. That previous release is riddled with video noise, a graininess caused by the video transfer, and not film grain. While the old transfer has a mild improvement on detail in dark areas, the whites are over-exposed. This new HD transfer has no video noise, the whites are not over exposed, but the shadows in a FEW scenes have a little less detail. I emphasize that this is just a few scenes and a little less detail. The overall presentation is a vast improvement.
    This new transfer is very slightly cropped on all four sides compared to the previous release. Nothing really to worry about.

    45) RUN, GIRL, RUN (1928) (19:53) a Sennett Girls Comedy w/ Daphne Pollard, Carol Lombard, Andy Clyde
    *** Image Quality, blacks are a little murky with some details lost. It still looks good. The Technicolor sequence mentioned in the titles is long missing.
    **** Comedy Value.

    46) TAXI FOR TWO (1928) (16:47) the Taxi Cab Series w/ Jack Cooper,Otto Fries, Andy Clyde
    Presented in worn sole surviving 16mm print that was lovingly restored and fixed up for us to enjoy. A disclaimer at the start of the film calls this “Fragmentary” but I would hardly call it that, it runs quite fine without any real jumps.
    **** Image Quality, with scratches.
    *** Comedy Value.
    -More of a novelty that a classic comedy. Combining Taxis & Mack Sennett brings images of car chases, but no such thing happens. Like Hal Roach’s “Taxi Boys” series, the budgets were cut and very little happens on screen.

    47) THE BLUFFER (1930) (11:06) Sennett-Color & Sound w/ Andy Clyde
    ***** Image Quality.
    **** Comedy Value.
    The thrill here is seeing Andy Clyde in natural looking color!

    48) THE DENTIST (1932) (21:47) A Mack Sennett Star Comedy released by Paramount in sound w/ W.C. Fields, Dorothy Granger
    **** Image Quality, from a very nice 1st generation 35mm print, but window-boxed.
    ***** Comedy Value.
    This is the uncensored pre-code version. While not as fast paced as earlier Sennett’s, this has become a classic for its pre-code humor.
    The previous Criterion DVD used the censored version.

    49) DON'T PLAY BRIDGE WITH YOUR WIFE (1933) (17:57) A Mack Sennett Star Comedy released by Paramount in sound w/ Grady Sutton, Bud Jamison
    **** Image Quality, but window-boxed.
    * Comedy Value.
    -The worst comedy in this set! The writers forgot to put any humor in it. It is hard to believe that the wonderful W.C. Fields comedies came from the same studio at this time.

    50) THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER (1933) (18:56) A Mack Sennett Star Comedy released by Paramount in sound w/ W.C. Fields, George Chandler
    **** Image Quality, from a very nice 35mm print made from a dupe negative, but windowboxed.
    *** Comedy Value.
    -While considered a classic, I have never warmed up to this as much as others.

    ***Bonus Material***
    This Is Your Life Mack Sennett (28:32) 3/10/54 NBC-TV program w/Ralph Edwards
    People In the News (1:09) 162 newsreel out-takes
     
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    I have been slowly savoring this set and am now nearing the end of disc 3. I can't recommend this highly enough; it's been an amazing journey through history watching these. Kudos to Flicker Alley on this release. I'm in for volume 2 when it comes out.
     
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    I got this for Christmas and have been trying to find time to go through it. I'm still on Disc 1, but so far, the video quality is amazing for these old films.
     
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    talked to one of the guys from FA, and vol 2 is being worked on, restorations of the films, look forward to a hopeful announcement.
     
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    I've been slowly going through them. Almost done with Disc 1.
     
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    don't have a time frame, I was checking on an order, and while I had a pause , I had to ask, sometimes you just gotta hope.
     
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    I was just about to ask "is there going to be a Vol. 2"? Glad to hear it's in the works since I bought Vol 1 almost a year ago and enjoyed it very much.
     
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    quick update,

    god i love the fact that my pursuit of a degree is finished so i can spend a little more time doing research on my favorite hobby, cinema, so a quick update

    https://cinemuseumllc.com/in-production

    CineMuseum is in the homestretch with two long anticipated projects -- SILENTS PLEASE: THE GREAT COMEDIANS, and THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION VOLUME II! Release dates and ordering details will follow shortly.

    In the meantime, here is the content list and running order for Sennett II:

    COMRADES
    American Biograph (1911)
    Mack Sennett, Jack Dillon

    WITH A KODAK
    American Biograph (1912)
    Edward Dillon, Vivian Prescott, Fred Mace

    KATCHEM KATE
    American Biograph (1912)
    Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Jack Pickford

    THE WOULD-BE SHRINER
    American Biograph (1912)
    Mack Sennett, Kate Bruce

    WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
    American Biograph (1912)
    Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Kate Toncray

    A LIFE IN THE BALANCE
    Keystone (1913)
    Ford Sterling, Dot Farley, Raymond Hatton

    BARNEY OLDFIELD’S RACE FOR A LIFE
    Keystone (1913)
    Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, Barney Oldfield

    MABEL’S DRAMATIC CAREER
    Keystone (1913)
    Mabel Normand, Roscoe Arbuckle, Mack Sennett

    DOUGH AND DYNAMITE
    Keystone (1914)
    Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Fritz Schade

    “CURSES!” THEY REMARKED
    Keystone (1914)
    Chester Conklin, Norma Nichols, Edgar Kennedy

    HASH HOUSE MASHERS
    Keystone (1915)
    Charles Parrott (Charley Chase), Virginia Chester, Fritz Schade

    HOGAN’S ROMANCE UPSET
    Keystone (1915)
    Charlie Murray, Bobby Dunn, Billie Brockwell

    MISS FATTY’S SEASIDE LOVERS
    Keystone (1915)
    Roscoe Arbuckle, Walter Reed, Harold Lloyd, Edgar Kennedy, Joe Bordeaux

    COURT HOUSE CROOKS
    Keystone (1915)
    Ford Sterling, Minta Durfee, Harold Lloyd, Billie Bennett

    DIRTY WORK IN A LAUNDRY
    Keystone (1915) aka A Desperate Scoundrel
    Ford Sterling, Minta Durfee, Alice Davenport

    DIZZY HEIGHTS AND DARING HEARTS
    Triangle Keystone (1916)
    Chester Conklin, Dave “Andy“ Anderson, Cora Anderson, Nick Cogley

    WIFE AND AUTO TROUBLE
    Triangle Keystone (1916)
    William Collier Sr., Blanche Payson, Joseph Belmont

    THE SURF GIRL
    Triangle Keystone (1916)
    Raymond Griffith, Glen Cavender, Fritz Schade, Julia Faye

    THE DANGER GIRL
    Triangle Keystone (1916)
    Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon

    THIRST
    Triangle Keystone (1917)
    Mack Swain, Cliff Bowes, Ethel Teare

    A BEDROOM BLUNDER
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1917)
    Charlie Murray, Mary Thurman, Wayland Trask

    MICKEY
    W.H. Productions (1918) – FEATURE
    Mabel Normand, George O. Nicholls, Laura La Varnie, Lewis J. Cody, Minta Durfee, Wheeler Oakman, “Minnie Ha Ha” Prevost Devereaux, Tom Kennedy, Edgar Kennedy

    A SMALL TOWN IDOL
    Associated Producers (1921) – Abridged Feature
    Ben Turpin, James Finlayson, Phyllis Haver
    BE REASONABLE
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1921)
    Billy Bevan, Mildred June, Eddie Gribbon, Ethel Teare, Bobby Dunn

    BRIGHT EYES
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1921)
    Ben Turpin, Phyllis Haver, Louise Fazenda, Billy Bevan, Kalla Pasha

    BOW WOW
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1922)
    Louise Fazenda, Andy Clyde, Teddy the dog, Pepper the cat

    TEN DOLLARS OR TEN DAYS
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1924)
    Ben Turpin, Harry Gribbon, Irene Lentz

    PICKING PEACHES
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1924)
    Harry Langdon, Alberta Vaughn, Ethel Teare, Dot Farley, Vernon Dent

    THE HALF-BACK OF NOTRE DAME
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1924)
    Harry Gribbon, Jack Cooper, Madeline Hurlock, Louise Carver

    THE HOLLYWOOD KID
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1924)
    Charlie Murray, Louise Carver, Jackie Lucas, Vernon Dent, Jack Cooper, Andy Clyde, Mack Sennett

    LIZZIES OF THE FIELD
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1924)
    Billy Bevan, Sidney Smith, Jack Lloyd

    WATER WAGONS
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1925)
    Madeline Hurlock, Sid Smith, Andy Clyde

    GIDDAP!
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1925)
    Billy Bevan, Yorke Sherwood, Louise Carver, Andy Clyde

    WANDERING WILLIES
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1926)
    Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde, Ruth Hiatt, Horace “Kewpie” Morgan

    A HAREM KNIGHT
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1926)
    Ben Turpin, Madeline Hurlock, Louise Carver, Marvin Loback, Andy Clyde

    CATALINA, HERE I COME
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1927)
    Eddie Quillan, Madeline Hurlock, Andy Clyde, Alma Bennett

    CRAZY TO ACT
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1927)
    Matty Kemp, Oliver Hardy, Sunshine Hart, Dave Morris, Thelma Hill, Billy Gilbert

    THE COLLEGE KIDDO
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1927)
    Eddie Quillan, Madeline Hurlock, Barney Hellum

    THE GOLF NUT
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1927)
    Billy Bevan, Alma Bennett, Vernon Dent, Eddie Quillan, Glen Cavender

    SMITH’S PONY
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1927) 2 reels
    Raymond McKee, Ruth Hiatt, Mary Ann Jackson, Carole Lombard

    THE BEST MAN
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1928)
    Billy Bevan, Alma Bennett, Vernon Dent, Andy Clyde, Sunshine Hart, Irving Bacon, Carole Lombard

    HIS UNLUCKY NIGHT
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1928)
    Billy Bevan, Dot Farley, Vernon Dent, Carole Lombard

    A JIM JAM JANITOR
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1928)
    Johnny Burke, Vernon Dent, Carmelita Geraghty, Marvin Loback

    MATCHMAKING MAMA
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1929) with color sequences
    Johnny Burke, Matty Kemp, Sally Eilers, Daphne Pollard, Carole Lombard

    MATCH PLAY
    Mack Sennett Talking Comedies (1930) Dir. William Goodrich (Roscoe Arbuckle)
    Walter Hagen, Leo Diegel, Andy Clyde, Marjorie Beebe, Bud Jamison

    THE TRAIL OF THE SWORDFISH
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1931) – Documentary
    Mack Sennett

    THE GREAT PIE MYSTERY
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1931) 2 reels
    Harry Gribbon, May Boley, Alma Bennett, Harry Myers

    SPEED IN THE GAY NINETIES
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1932)
    Andy Clyde, Helen Mann, Joe Young, Barney Oldfield, Delmar Watson

    MAN-EATING SHARKS
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1932) – Documentary
    Mack Sennett

    THE SINGING PLUMBER
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1932)
    Donald Novis, J. Farrell MacDonald, Marjorie Kane, Vernon Dent, Bud Jamison

    HYPNOTIZED
    Sono Art-World Wide Pictures (1932) – FEATURE
    Two Black Crows: George Moran and Charlie Mack, Ernest Torrence, Charlie Murray, Wallace Ford, Marjorie Beebe

    THE WRESTLER’S BRIDE
    Mack Sennett Comedies (1933)
    Eddie Gribbon, Joyce Compton, Arthur Stone


    EXTRAS
    Oriental Love (1917) Previously thought lost Keystone Triangle – Partial
    A Sanitarium Scandal (1917) – Partial – Post Sennett Production
    Shasta Commercial – Billy Bletcher
    Sennett Plaque Dedication Video (February 26, 2015)
    There He Goes (1925) – Reconstruction – Harry Langdon short
    Catalina Here I Come Outtakes (1927)
    Ghosts of Hollywood – Footage of the abandoned Keystone Studios
    Abbott & Costello Meet The Keystone Cops (1955) – Trailer
    Photo / Document Gallery
    Rare Audio Recordings / Interviews
    Down Memory Lane – Trailer
    32 page full color booklet with Sennett production information, and restoration notes for both Volumes I & II
    And dozens of commentary tracks from *15* noted film historians!

    Please note that this list is subject to change, and additional items are still being added to the extras list.

    The new CineMuseum website will up shortly (at http://www.CineMuseumLLC.com)
    and please follow on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/CineMuseum-LLC ... 897434725/

    so after going to their site i sent an e-mail and got an immediate response back,

    Dear Dana,

    Greetings!

    THE MACK SENNETT COLLECTION Volume II is still in production but we *hope* to have it ready before the end of the year. CineMuseum has officially taken over its own distribution, THE ROUND UP was our first officially self distributed release, and the new Sennett set will be available for sale through our website and Amazon.

    Thanks for writing!

    Brittany


    for those of us that were waiting to see if another volume was still in the works, hope that helps

    :D
     
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    Don't get excited just yet. CineMuseum does great and wonderful work, but anytime it says that a release is on the verge of getting a release date, take such news with a grain of salt. The "Blue Collar Buster" project has been on the verge of getting officially announced since 2011. Again, the company does great work, but it seems to have a difficult time getting its projects to the market.
     
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    i know,

    some times , ya just have to wait it out
     
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    Yep. The Buster fanatic in me has been the textbook example of Pavlov's dog the last several years wanting to see that new blu-ray collection. Well, it's not as if I don't have unwatched movies on DVD, blu-ray, and the DVR to keep me occupied.
     
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    waiting on Criterion to continue Lloyd and Chaplin
     
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    Has there been any recent news about Volume 2? The silence has been deafening.
     
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    Nothing recently. Paul Gierucki has a lot of projects he's working on at the same time. He recently bought a big archive that he has been cataloguing.
     

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