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Max Davidson
Comedies

(1927-1931)

 

Contents: Why Girls Say No (1927), Jewish Prudence (1927), Don’t Tell Everything (1927), Call of the Cuckoo (1927), Should Second Husbands Come First? (1927), Flaming Fathers (1927), Pass the Gravy (1928), Dumb Daddies (1928), Came the Dawn (1928), The Boy Friend (1928), Hurdy Gurdy (1929) and The Itching Hour (1931).

This collection focuses the films of comedian Max Davidson at the Hal Roach Studios. Popular for playing Jewish characters and exploring themes of everyday life for the immigrant American, Davidson was star of a successful series of short comedies for the Roach studio.

The collection includes ten silent comedies, as well as the first Roach talkie comedy and an early sound film from the 1930s.

coverEdition Filmmuseum
2011 DVD edition

Max Davidson Comedies (1927-1931), black & white, ? minutes total, not rated,
including Why Girls Say No (1927), black & white, 22 minutes, not rated, Jewish Prudence (1927), black & white, 21 minutes, not rated, Don’t Tell Everything (1927), black & white, 22 minutes, not rated, Call of the Cuckoo (1927), black & white, 19 minutes, not rated, Should Second Husbands Come First? (1927), black & white, 21 minutes, not rated, Flaming Fathers (1927), black & white, 24 minutes, not rated, Pass the Gravy (1928), black & white, 25 minutes, not rated, Dumb Daddies (1928), black & white, 15 minutes, not rated, Came the Dawn (1928), color-tinted black & white, 17 minutes, not rated, The Boy Friend (1928), black & white, 19 minutes, not rated, Hurdy Gurdy (1929), black & white, 20 minutes, not rated, and The Itching Hour (1931), black & white, 18 minutes, not rated.

Edition Filmmuseum, 58, unknown UPC/EAN number.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 PAL DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, optional German language subtitles, chapter stops; two-disc standard DVD keepcase, €29,95.
Release date: February 2011.
Country of origin: Germany
This PAL collection has been produced by Filmmuseum München under the supervision of Stefan Drössler.

The silent films are presented with music scores performed by Joachim Bärenz, Christian Roderburg and Stephen Horne. The sound films are presented with their original soundtracks.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
This Region 0 PAL DVD edition is available directly from EDITION FILMMUSEUM.
Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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