Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boo! Three Live Ghosts (1929)

Being Halloween, I thought it would be perfect to bring up Bob's first "starring" role in Three Ghosts. I'd love to tell you more, but it is the only Bob movie I have never seen - it's lost. For a quick plot overview, I'll run you over to IMDB. In the meantime, there is the 1936 version with Richard Arlen and Beryl Mercer, who was also in the 1929 version. Wonder if that's on DVD...






6 comments:

Desiree said...

Wow, it is the only one you haven't seen. I have so many more to see. What are your favorites, by the way? I think he looks soooo handsome in the second photo.

Carrie said...

Desiree: Favorites? Ohboy, that's a loaded question. Today's answer is Mr and Mrs Smith and No More Ladies. Ask again tomorrow and I'll have a different answer!

How bout you?

Desiree said...

Hahaha, okay, I'll ask again tomorrow! :P Well, there are still so many left to see, but I also really love Mr. and Mrs. Smith, as well as Private Lives. I also thought he did a great job in Night Must Fall. Even though he was NOT a good guy, boy, did he steal the show! Granted, I would like that movie anyway because Roz is in it (haha).

VP81955 said...

Somewhere, I came across an ad for "Three Live Ghosts" in 1929 at the Loew's State in Syracuse, N.Y. (The theater is still around, now known as the Landmark, and is being refurbished to enlarge the stage to make it more amenable for stage shows that want to play Syracuse.) I think Sammy, the black kid in the Our Gang troupe at the time, was on hand for live entertainment.

VP81955 said...

The specific date for the ad was Oct. 6, 1929, while America was wrapped up in the World Series between the Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago Cubs, unaware that before the month was out, the stock market would collapse, eventually triggering a worldwide depression within two years.

Carrie said...

Thanks for the follow-up on the date. The timing to the depression is eerie, that's for sure,