Disc 3 contains the programs “Keaton, Arbuckle and St. John” and “Hal Roach’s All-Star Comedians.”
Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) with Roscoe Arbuckle and Mabel Normand. Roscoe and Mabel love each other, to the chagrin of a would-be suitor (Al St. John), who sabotages the couple’s honeymoon cottage-by-the-sea. One of Keystone’s best-known films. From a very-good color-toned 35mm print. Accompanied by small orchestra music by Rodney Sauer and the Mont Alto Theatre Orchestra.
Oh, Doctor! (1917) with Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. Roscoe is a doctor with a family and the gambling bug, who needs new patients to cover his losses. Buster plays the doctor’s young son. From a very-good, though contrasty, 35mm print, with new intertitles and a new main title. Accompanied by synthesizer music by Brian Benison.
The Garage (1920) with Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. Roscoe and Buster make a shambles of the garage they work in. From a very-good color-tinted 35mm print, with new intertitles and a new main title. Accompanied by Fotoplayer music by Robert Israel.
The Boat (1921) with Buster Keaton. Buster and his family take their home-made boat to sea. From a very-good 35mm print, with some decomposition and print wear. Identical transfer to that available on Kino DVD and VHS. Accompanied by music by Robert Israel, performed by an ensemble.
The Iron Mule (1925) with Al St. John. This parody of John Ford’s The Iron Horse (1924) was directed by Roscoe Arbuckle and features a cameo by Buster Keaton. From a very-good 35mm print that is missing its main title. Accompanied by synthesizer music by Eric Beheim.
The Hal Roach program begins with Oranges and Lemons (1923) with Stan Laurel. Stan is an incompetent worker in a fruit packing house. From an excellent 35mm print. Accompanied by ynthesizer music by Brian Benison.
Get Out and Get Under (1920) with Harold Lloyd. Harold causes trouble with his troublesome automobile. From an excellent color-toned 35mm print. Accompanied by Fotoplayer music by Robert Israel.
Mighty Like a Moose (1926) with Charley Chase. Mr. Moose (Chase) has saved money to secretly correct his buck teeth and Mrs. Moose (Vivien Oakland) has saved money for a secret nose job. The two don’t recognize each other on the street and flirt shamelessly. From an excellent color-toned 35mm print. Accompanied by music by Robert Israel, performed by an ensemble.
Big Moments from Little Pictures (1924) with Will Rogers. Rogers parodies Blood and Sand (1922), Robin Hood (1922), Over the Hills (192?) and the Keystone Kops. From an excellent 35mm print, with some sections of print decomposition. Accompanied by canned orchestral music, organ music, and guitar and harmonica music.
Haunted Spooks (1920) with Harold Lloyd, previously available on DVD, has been added to this program. Harold must spend the night in a haunted house with his last-minute bride for her to inherit it. From a very-good to excellent, though incomplete, 35mm print. Accompanied by synthesizer music by Eric Beheim.
Condition: This DVD is in very good condition, is only missing the original cover.