Thrills of Yesterday (1931)

  |  Short, Comedy

This short takes a comic look at serious moments from past serials. In part I - "Gin" - of "The Curse of a Drinking Heart", a woman is drowning her sorrows in a bar. Upon leaving, she is ... See full summary »

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Burnet Hershey (dialogue)

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26 March 2011 | Calaboss
| Not Much To See Here
This is a short of about 10 minutes that shows clips of older, silent movies, with modern narration (modern in 1931 anyway).

One of the silent's featured is a William Duncan western short. Duncan made over a hundred of these types of shorts between 1910 and 1920, and it doesn't really matter which one this is.

A second silent covered here is the serial "The Master Mystery" (1920), with Harry Houdini. But hey, he unlocks a door with his feet. That's something.

Another serial touched upon is the Perils of Pauline (1914). Nothing noteworthy was shown here.

The last silent featured in this short is a Larry Semon comedy effort.

All of the silent's are just bits and pieces with a narrator giving "comic" verbal touches. In 1931, the "comic" touches included overt racism which has never really done much for me. Not much to see here except some slightly rare, old silent clips. The "comic narration", if it was ever funny, isn't funny anymore. More for film historians than the average viewer.


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Short | Comedy


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October 1931



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