Down Memory Lane (1949)

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This film is a compilation, with narration by Steve Allen, of comedies from the old Mack Sennett silent studio. Sennett, himself, appears in a cameo at the end of the film.


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Phil Karlson


Steve Allen (narration)

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4 February 2017 | craigcalman
Origins of "Down Memory Lane" based on primary research
"Down Memory Lane" was actually aired on television in 1949 with the assistance of Hal Roach who was one of the first motion picture producers in Hollywood to convert to television production. During my research for my book "100 Years of Brodies With Hal Roach" (BearManor Media, 2014) I discovered a letter dated December 1, 1948 wherein Roach wrote to his New York City rep Grace Rosenfield "Mack Sennett has a fifteen minute comedy with Donald Novis singing a very beautiful song. The negative is in good shape and he has an old print. Would you please check around and see what can be done about selling this picture to television...I would like to assist him as personal favor to him."


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2 August 1949



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