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CHRISTIE COMEDY CAPERS

With the growth of television in the 1950's there was a lack of programming to fill the air time. To the rescue came the small distributors that had good silent material in their vaults. Kids of the 50's grew up with the likes of Felix The Cat, Ko-Ko The Clown and Aesop's Fables, all from the silent era.

In the 1920's the Big Three of comedy production were Mack Sennett, Hal Roach and Al Christie.

The two reel Christie comedies were "modernized" into 108 television episodes. As was the way of the times, they eliminated the intertitles, adding music, obnoxious narration and sound effects. Luckily, the comedy content was left intact.

                             Program

Wild & Western 1919 Directed by Al Christie. Fay Tincher, Neal Burns, Eddie Barry. 

Mr. Fatima 1920 Directed by Scott Sidney.

A Christie Special.  Eddie Barry.

A Barnyard Cavalier 1922 Directed by Al Christie, Bobby Vernon, Viora Daniel. 

Done In Oil 1923 Directed by Al Christie. Jimmy Adams.

Bright Lights 1924 Directed by Walter

Graham. Anne Cornwell, Bobby Vernon and introducing Anita Garvin.

Getting Gertie's Goat 1924 Directed by Scott Sidney.  Dorothy Devoe, James Harrison.

Call A Cop 1925 Directed by Walter Graham. Neil Burns, Natalie Joyce.

Giddy Gobblers 1927 Directed by Arvid

Gillstrom. Neal Burns, Jack Duffy.

Stage Struck Suzie 1929 "Confessions of a Chorus Girl series" Directed by Neal Burns. Frances Lee, Eddy Barry

117 minutes b/w




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