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45 Minutes From Hollywood [1926] [Full Movie] [silent]

45 Minutes From Hollywood (1926) is an American two-reel silent film released by Pathé Exchange.

At the time, it was known as a Glenn Tryon vehicle, but today it is best remembered as the second instance of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appearing in the same film together — although they do not share any scenes — at least half a decade after their first chance billing in The Lucky Dog (1921).

The Honeymooners – Hello Mom – Full Episode 10 {Enhanced Edition}

Ralph’s foul mood is worsened when he finds out that Alice’s mother is coming for a visit. The last time she stayed according to him “was Christmas and New Year’s, except she came New Year’s and stayed ’til Christmas.” Later it is revealed in the end that it is his mother coming for a visit.

It is revealed that Alice’s mother was commenting on Ralph’s weight even at their wedding. She said: “I’m not losing a daughter, I’m gaining a ton!”

Original Air Date: December 3, 1955

The Honeymooners – “Brother Ralph” Full Episode 9 of – 39 {Enhanced Edition}

Alice is forced to find a job after Ralph is temporarily laid off due to too many buses on Madison Avenue, his route. But to get the job, Alice has to claim that Ralph is her brother, because a lot of employers do not like to hire married women due to their commitments to home and family. Ralph gets jealous when he realizes that Alice’s boss is interested in her.

Original Air Date: November 26, 1955

Fatal Glass of Beer – WC Fields {Full Enhanced Movie}

Ma and Pa Snavely live in a wooden hut in the Yukon. Many years before, their son Chester left for the big city and became involved in crime after “the fatal glass of beer”. He returns home after getting out of prison, and promises his father not to tell his Mother what he really did. He makes the same promise to his Mother. They both chase him out of the house.

Pa Snavely, as portrayed by Fields, serenades a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer with “The Fatal Glass of Beer”, a mournful song detailing the evils of foul drink and bad companions in the big city. A zither accompaniment recorded for the film seldom matches the vocal, because Fields subtly changes keys when the zither does not, resulting in a humorously off-key effect.

Fields emphasizes the stagey satire by striking various poses and being overly theatrical with the dialogue. The most famous gag has Fields opening the cabin door periodically and exclaiming, “And it ain’t a fit night out for man or beast!”, with some obviously fake snow thrown into his face a moment later. He would reprise that gag during the “play-within-the-play” in The Old Fashioned Way (1934).

W.C. Field’s “The Dentist”

One of a number of shorts that W.C. Fields made before he went into feature films. The scene where he extracts the woman’s tooth may be one of the funniest he made.

Fields plays a dentist whose daughter desires to marry an ice-delivery man. He disapproves of this match, especially after she attempts to elope with her lover. Fields locks her up in an upstairs room, above his dental office, where she proceeds to stamp her feet, causing plaster chunks to fall as he attempts to treat his patients. Various patients with unusual physical traits (a tall “horse”-faced woman, a tiny, heavily bearded man) arrive at the office, and he attempts to use his dental drill on them without any apparent pain killer. With one of his patients (Elise Cavanna), he engages in an intimate wrestling match as he attempts to extract a painful tooth.

Superman 1 – The Mad Scientist (Fleischer Studios) {Enhanced Edition}

A 1941 – 1943 animated series released at the height of the Max Fleischer – Walt Disney cartoon wars. This was an amazing, high-production value cartoon for its time, which thankfully entered the public domain in the 1960’s when the studio which owned it failed to renew its copyright.

The story cuts to the Daily Planet building, where editor Perry White reveals to his two best field reporters, Clark Kent and Lois Lane, that an anonymous figure has mailed another threatening note to the Planet. White assigns Kent to help Lois follow up her lead, but Lois instead insists that she’d “like the chance to crack the story on [her] own.”

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