The Rocket Bus (1929)

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Busmen find a magic carpet and save a girl's father from the caliph.


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24 October 2012 | malcolmgsw
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| First Sound Version of Alfs Button
This is the first sound version of Alfs Button.Two subsequent films being made by the Crazy Gang in 1937 and 1959.The second version is by far the funniest.this version features Pat and Patcheon who were the Danish equivalent of Laurel and Hardy.As is the case with many BIP films of 1929 the first half has synchronised music and effects.Then after about half an hour it suddenly bursts out into sound.this is just as well because the first half is overburdened with inter titles,which are generally funnier than the action they are supposed to support.The problem with this film is the limiting nature of a magic carpet.None of the great comic effects from the Crazy Gang eg "Strike Me Pink" and the bear eating the leading man up a tree in Kent.The carpet is used to go to a middle east kingdom to rescue the ingénue's father.All told it is not particularly funny the material waiting for its finest hour to come.Theis sound version lasts just under an hour.the silent version will last a lot longer as it runs at just 16 frames per minute.

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Release Date:

November 1929

Language

French


Country of Origin

France, UK

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