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Episode #96 – November 12, 2023

Episode #96 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday November 12, 2023 at 3pm ET. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Paul Parrott, James Finlayson and Lloyd Hamilton.

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

THE SLEUTH (1922) starring Paul Parrott, with Mark Jones, Ethel Broadhurst, George Rowe, Sammy Brooks, William Gillespie, Ernie “Sunshine Sammy” Morrison, Lincoln Steadman, Charles Stevenson, Gaylord Lloyd; dir. Raymond Grey; super. Charles Parrott; prod. Hal Roach; rel. July 16, 1922 by Roach Comedies; dist. Pathe Exchange; 1 reel; digital file courtesy of Robert Arkus.

IN THE GREASE (1925) starring James Finlayson, with Al Hallet, Fay Wray, Pal; dir. Jay A. Howe; prod. Hal Roach; rel. June 21, 1925 by Roach Comedies; dist. Pathe Exchange; 1 reel; digital file courtesy of Robert Arkus. 

CAREFUL PLEASE (1926) starring Lloyd Hamilton, with Marcella Daly, Dick Sutherland, Louise Carver, Henry Murdock, Theodore Lorch, Stanley Blystone, Eddie Boland, Glen Cavender; dir & writ. Norman Taurog; photo. Leonard Smith; rel. February 7, 1926 by the Lloyd Hamilton Corporation; dist. Educational Pictures; 2 reels.

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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, November 12, 2023. 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.

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

  • The Early Years of Charlie Chaplinby Lisa Stein Haven (Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2023) 

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