Ko-ko’s Earth Control 1927

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Koko the Clown and his dog Fitz walk into a building where levers that control various aspects of the Earth are located. After Fitz presses a particular lever, the world goes topsy-turvy and out-of-control.
Director: Max & Dave Fleischer

Max Fleischer was a Polish-American animator, inventor, film director and producer. Fleischer was a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer Studios.

Fleischer’s cartoons were very different from the Disney product, both in concept and in execution. They were rough, rather than refined. The Fleischer approach was sophisticated, focused on surrealism, dark humor, adult psychological elements, and sexuality. The Fleischer environments were grittier and urbane, often set in squalid surroundings—a reflection of the Depression as well as German Expressionism which Max embraced.

Construction processes and machinery were found in some stories, mirroring Max’s view of mechanics as the art form of the 20th Century. But most of all, Fleischer saw animation as “the cartoonist’s cartoon” and in his earlier works avoided the literal approach that Disney was taking. As Fleischer stated, “if it can be done in real life, it isn’t animation.”

Oh, What a Man! 1927

Larry Semon

A detective sets out to nab Notorious Nora, the tough female leader of a gang whose headquarters is in a dangerous speakeasy. He decides to infiltrate her gang in order to get the goods on her, but things don’t turn out exactly the way he expected them to.
– Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Director: Larry Semon
Writer: Larry Semon
Stars: Larry Semon, Gertrude Astor, John J. Richardson

Chang 1927

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Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927) is a silent film about a poor farmer in Nan Province (Northern Thailand) and his daily struggle for survival in the jungle, the film was directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. It was released by Famous Players-Lasky, a division of Paramount Pictures.

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In the directors’ own words, Chang is a “melodrama with man, the jungle, and wild animals as its cast.” Kru, the farmer depicted in the film, battles leopards, tigers, and even a herd of elephants, all of which pose a constant threat to his livelihood. As filmmakers, Cooper and Schoedsack attempted to capture real life with their cameras, though they often re-staged events that had not been captured adequately on film. The danger was real to all the people and animals involved. Tigers, leopards, and bears are slaughtered on camera, while the film’s climax shows Kru’s house being demolished by a stampeding elephant.

Chang was nominated for the Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production at the first Academy Awards in 1929, the only year when that award was presented.

Initial release: 1927 (Austria)
Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Budget: 60 USD
Cast: Chantui, Ladah, Bimbo the Monkey, Natives of the Wild, Than, Namul, Nah, Kru
Screenplay: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Achmed Abdullah



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The Monkey Talks 1927

The Monkey talks

Fano, a member of a French traveling circus, dresses up as a talking chimpanzee to make money.

This is an unrestored version of the film and there are problems with the picture and sound.
Initial release: February 20, 1927
Director: Raoul Walsh
Production company: Fox Film
Cinematography: L. William O’Connell
Screenplay: Elizabeth Pickett Chevalier, Gordon Rigby, Malcolm Stuart Boylan

Papa’s Boy 1927

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Lloyd Hamilton chasing a butterfly in the slapstick comedy “Papa’s Boy

Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: Norman Taurog
Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Glen Cavender, Al Thompson

I’m The Sheriff 1927


Ben Model – silent film accompanist/historian
Only a handful of the Gump series survive — both with Joe Murphy and with Slim Summerville as Andy. This was transferred from the only surviving print, a 1930s 16mm “Kodascope” edition made for home movie rentals.

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Writer: Sidney Smith (cartoon)
Stars: Joe Murphy, Fay Tincher, Billy Butts