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Max Davidson comedies / Leo McCarey.

Other Title:
Leo McCarey : Max Davidson comedies
Publication:
[München] : Edition Filmmuseum : Film & Kunst, ©2011.
Series:
Edition Filmmuseum (Series) ; 58.
Edition Filmmuseum ; 58
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (257 min.) : sound, black and white and tinted black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([24] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Subjects:
Jews -- Drama.
Jews.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Drama.
Short films.
Silent films.
Comedy films.
Short films.
Silent films.
Language:
Chiefly silent films with musical accompaniment and English intertitles; optional subtitles in German.
System Details:
DVD; PAL, all regions; TV format, 4:3; original format, 1.33:1; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Summary:
"Max Davidson (1875-1950) is one of the numerous forgotten Hollywood supporting actors who acted in innumerable movies. His heyday was in the late 1920s when he was engaged at the Hal Roach Studios for a series of Jewish comedies which belong to the best and funniest shorts the studio ever produced. The 2-disc DVD set presents all the existing comedies as well as Davidson's first sound film and documentation of the lost films with rare scripts and more than 300 unpublished stills. All films focus on Davidson as the henpecked Jewish family father who has to struggle with his good-for-nothing son(s) and a daughter who falls in love with a non-Jewish boy."--Container.
Contents:
Disc 1. Why girls say no (1927, 23 min.) ; Jewish prudence (1927, 21 min.) ; Don't tell everything (1927, 23 min.) ; Should second husbands come first? (1927, 21 min.) ; Flaming fathers (1927, 25 min.) ; Hurdy gurdy (1929, 20 min.)
Disc 2. Call of the cuckoo (1927, 19 min.) ; Love 'em and feed 'em (1927, 9 min., tinted) ; Pass the gravy (1928, 25 min.) ; Dumb daddies (1928, 15 min.) ; Came the dawn (1928, 17 min., tinted) ; The boy friend (1928, 20 min.) ; The itching hour (1931, 19 min.).
Participant:
Max Davidson, Spec O'Donnell, Martha Sleeper, Jesse De Vorska, Lillian Elliott, Gene Morgan.
Credits:
Directors, Leo McCarey, Clyde Bruckman, Fred Guiol, Hal Yates, Arch Heath, Hal Roach, Lewis R. Foster ; producers, Hal Roach Studios, Larry Darmour Productions ; writers, Leo McCarey, Hal Roach, Stan Laurel, Edgar Vincent Durling, Frank Gay ; cinematographers, Frank Young, Len Powers, Floyd Jackman, George Stevens.
Notes:
Title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures 1927-1931.
New scores by Joachim Bärenz, Christian Roderburg, Günter A. Buchwald, and Stephen Horne.
"Eine Präsentation der Film & Kunst GmbH in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Filmmuseum München"--Container.
Accompanying booklet in German and English contains essays by Stefan Drössler, Stewart Tryster, Richard W. Bann, and Steve Massa.
Special DVD-ROM features include: essays, scripts, stills, reviews, and cutting continuities.
Contributor:
Davidson, Max, 1875-1950.
McCarey, Leo.
Bruckman, Clyde, 1894-1955.
Guiol, Fred, 1898-1964.
Yates, Hal.
Heath, Arch B., 1891-1945.
Roach, Hal, 1892-1992.
Foster, Lewis R., 1898-1974.
O'Donnell, Spec, 1911-
Sleeper, Martha.
De Vorska, Jesse.
Elliott, Lillian, 1875-1959.
Morgan, Gene, 1892-1940.
Barenz, Joachim.
Roderburg, Christian, 1954-
Buchwald, Günter A.
Horne, Stephen.
Hal Roach Studios.
Larry Darmour Productions (Firm)
Edition Filmmuseum (Firm)
Film & kunst GmbH.
Münchner Stadtmuseum. Abteilung Film.
Contains:
Why girls say no.
Jewish prudence.
Don't tell everything.
Should second husbands come first?
Flaming fathers.
Hurdy gurdy.
Call of the cuckoo.
Love 'em and feed 'em.
Pass the gravy.
Dumb daddies.
Came the dawn.
Boy friend.
Itching hour.
OCLC:
717514160
Publisher Number:
4260100330582
58 Edition Filmmuseum
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