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The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection

A collection of films, television and other visual media collected by Bill Sprague and others.

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The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Jimmy Durante
movies
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Palooka Jimmy Durante Inka Dinka Doo
Topic: funny
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
movies
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favorite 2
comment 0
3 Stooges!! Please No Complaints
Topics: Curly, Shemp, Larry, Moe
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
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eye 3,193
favorite 7
comment 1
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari . A good doctor for those who cannot stop complaining. Listen to the doctor go to sleep take your laxatives with your sleep meds just like the good Doctor Caligari tell s you to Clean up the mess in the morning and everything will be just peachy keen. Be sure to take those laxatives with those sleep meds, and remember that you are all alone , be sure that the neighbors do not smell the horrible odor coming from your one room apartment , just clean up after yourself...
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Topics: German, Dr Caligari, psychiatry interesting, PUBLIC DOMAIN
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by The Fleischer Brothers
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The Bill Sprague Collection thinks That the Fleischer Studios should have issued a cartoon titled " The Fleabag Hotel" with animated fleas appearing in peoples ' bed sheets. but having spiders in ones bed sheets sounds like a charming experience too. No trolls or complaints please
Topics: vintage, animation
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
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The Jack Knife Man The earliest surviving film directed by King Vidor. There is nothing to complain about here, so all of the trolls can keep quiet, or fall victim to The Jack  Knife Man (ROFL).
Topic: feature
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Tiffany Pictures
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Extravagance No negative comments regarding the content or condition of the print please, thank you . No trolls allowed .This is a PUBLIC DOMAIN film
Topics: pre code, 1930 PUBLIC DOMAIN
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Benjamin Christensen
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Witch craft Through The Ages. A Very Graphic Film an excellent one for all of the insane trolls out there to feast their eyes on and absorb every minute of it , Then the trolls will hopefully seek treatment for their illnesses and get the meds and laxatives, and learn how to clean themselves up after a humongous mess in the morning. This one is for the trolls folks, It may be to graphic for any sane person to watch , proceed with caution
Topics: scary, troll reccomended
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Sono Art World Wide/ Nat Cordish
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This is one great movie that is in the Public domain . It shows that Erich Von Stroheim was a much better actor than he was a director. I am still looking for " The Crime Of Dr Crespi another Von Stroheim gem. Remember The Bill Sprague Collection tolerates no complaints about the film or the content of the film. If you wish to  complain you will be immediately whisked to your nearest urgent care center, to see a psychiatrist with a double doctorate. He will give you anti psychotics ...
Topics: 1929, early talkie great, marvelous, superb
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Vanguard Pictures
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Lots of great 1950s Rock N. Roll Stars plus Alan Freed
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Topics: Rock N. Roll, Alan Freed, Tuesday Weld
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Buster Keaton
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Buster Keaton In College
Topic: funny
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More Cartoons!!! There just seems to be a bottomless  pit. Please do not complain or you will eat wet dog food for the rest of your life. So You better not complain
Topics: animation, fun
Its Mr.Magoo!!! Please No complaints as per the Bill SpragueCollection about content or condition of the print
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Topic: animation
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The Three Stooges, Please no complaints
Topic: Comedy
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No complaints Please
Topic: exploitation
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by William S. Hart
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Wagon Tracks, William S. Hart. Hart reportedly had a distaste for the whole "singing cowboy "genre, as Harts' and all of the other silent western stars portrayed the old west as it was supposed to be portrayed. Cowboys originally, did not sing, although sometimes limited by a low budget ,even the early 1930s westerns portrayed the old west as it was supposed to be , except when the producer/director is Robert J. Horner or Al Adamson, then the low budget adds a weird comic element to...
Topics: silent, western
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Various
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Christmas Cartoons
Topics: short, animation
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Paramount Pictures
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Hula with Clara Bow Please No complaints concerning the  content or condition of the film. The condition of this print is excellent and only crazy people complain about excellence. Crazy people need help. Crazy people need to contact their urgent care center,and make an appointment to see a psychiatrist and follow the doctors orders take tranquilizers especially at night with a sturdy dose of laxatives, and be prepared to clean up the humungous mess the next day.This will teach people not to...
Topics: Clara Bow, Hula, feature, silent
This film is safely in the PUBLIC DOMAIN. I do not feel like writing out tons of rules and regulations now, Just keep it positive and enjoy the film and consider yourself lucky to be able to see  this rarity in any form
Topics: Gloria Swanson, 1923, exceptionally rare
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A Marx Brothers documentary about their backgrounds lives and entry into show business, All brothers are mentioned in this documentary. This is not a place for trolls to spew bullcrap. They shall visit their doctor to spew all the bullcrap they want to keep it out of the public forum. The doctor will respond by spewing more bullcrap in their direction. I am to tired for all the other stuff now. Just trolls keep your bullcrap between you and your doctor , who is full of even more bullcrap and...
Topic: documentary
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Undetermined
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A Magnificent documentary about Lon Chaney , Sr-who starred in some excellent silent films using magnificent make up that caused great pain to his body. Chaney, Sr passed away in 1930 shortly after completing his only talkie, a remake of his silent "The Unholy Three"(1925) Chaney, Sr worked exceptionally well with director Tod Browning who directed " Dracula" with Bela Lugosi. Had he not died in 1930 Chaney, Sr was slated to play " Dracula". Tod Browning seemed to...
Topic: interesting
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
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Here is Check and Double Check the only feature film made by radio's Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as Amos 'N Andy. Trolls please go away if you have something negative to say regarding the content and especially the content of this film you need to be whisked into your nearest urgent care center and sent to psychiatry. There you will see a doctor with a double doctorate who will give you anti psychotics, tranquilizers, sedatives and laxatives to take in the evening all at once. If you...
Topics: 1930, RKO, C&C Films
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Albert E. Smith, The Vitagraph Corp, Larry Semon
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Another Great addition to the Bill Sprague Collection A crazy western parody that everyone should like., even the crazy people  out there, so we here at The Bill Sprague Collection feel no need to say any more, because it has all been said before ad nauseum (ROFL).Enjoy the film "The Fall Guy" sane and insane, together. This film is very safely in THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Topics: funny, parody, western, fast moving, PUBLIC DOMAIN
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Charles Chaplin
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Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street
Topics: funny, common
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Buster Keaton
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Buster Keaton Short subject
Topics: Keaton, acrobatic, funny
Clara Bow In Children Of Divorce
Topics: rare, drama
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Max Fleischer
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Banned Betty Boop material. This was online over three years ago and has been hiding in storage for all this time because of my serious health issues
Topics: Banned, fun
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Here is a genuine rarity  that will be eventually  be uploaded in an easier to watch Mp4 file , Remember , no complaints about the content or condition of the film . Just take the time to download the 3gp file and enjoy the film . Always remember that Internet Trolls always end up with a filthy dirty mattress and apartment with insects and vermin all over , and angry neighbors and skunks
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Topic: rare
This is the widely circulated print of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
Topics: German, horror
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by William Beaudine (Mary Pickford Corp
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A Horror Film with Mary Pickford?? Not the greatest print or transfer, but it is better than nothing
Topic: interesting
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
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Its The Old Army Game Silent W. C. Fields. Not worth time complaining about. It is in pristine condition. Complainers will be told to go to their nearest urgent care facility and told to see a psychiatrist. Then they will be told to follow the doctors orders and take all of their tranquilizers along with laxatives with their bedtime sleeping medications. Then they will be told to clean up the mess in the morning, and replace the filthy mattress. Anybody who wants to complain should think about...
Topics: funny, pharmacist, W.C. Fields, silent, Louise Brooks
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by R. K. O. Films
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Duck Soup with Edgar Kennedy
Topics: laugh classics, short
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
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A Dogs Life with Charles Chaplin: No Complaints please. I had this one on a very old Betamax analog cassette . I cannot remember which one I used , a download or the cassette, but by judging by the size of this large file , I used the old analog Betamax cassette which is a fun format to preserve 
Topic: Chaplin
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Some really LUCKY photographer
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The Titanic Original Footage from 1912
Topics: The Titanic, Original, 1912
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
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The Return Of Draw Egan With William S. Hart. The Hart Westerns depicted the Wild West as it should be. There was no singing in a Hart Western . In his later years Hart could not understand why the publics tastes changed and started embracing "The Singing Cowboy" If you want to see the real old west watch this Hart western , If you want to watch the phony singing west watch Roy Rogers or Gene Autry. In fact when it comes to westerns I would rather watch cheap junk churned out by...
Topics: silent, western, fact
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Hal Roach, Robert Mc Gowan
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favorite 2
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Shivering Spooks Our Gang Silent Pathe 1926
Topics: comedy, silent, spoof, horror
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by National Films Corporation
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This is the Complete Public Domain Version of the 1918 version of Tarzan Of The Apes as issued by Hollywood Film Enterprises. Kindly ignore the "Platinum" logo in the beginning of the film " Platinum " owns no legal rights or ownership of this motion picture. This film is very safely in the PUBLIC DOMAIN. Watch for Enid Markey who later played "Miss Mendelbright" in the Andy Griffith Show. Markey plays "Jane" in this 1918 feature. It is interesting how...
Topics: Elmo Lincoln, PUBLIC DOMAIN, 1918, Enid Markey
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O.K. Folks this is the type of material The Bill Sprague Collection simply delights in adding to it's collection . The Bill Sprague Collection does NOT want to hear from people who are offended by this material. If you are offended by this material either do not watch it or talk to your doctor about it. Your doctor will undoubtedly think you are mentally ill if you watch this material and then act like a filthy dirty troll and complain about it . He should prescribe for you the appropriate...
Topics: banned, animation, rare, interesting
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Get Your Man -Clara Bow-1927
Topic: 1927
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Lewis Carroll, Bud Pollard
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A very early and obscure version of Lewis Carrolls' -"Alice In Wonderland. This print has it's flaws, but it is a rare film. If There are any collectors out there who just might happen to own a rare print of Bud Pollards' " The Horror"let this reviewer know. "The Horror" scripted by Pollard was recut in the 1940s using the alcoholic nightmare sequences and retitled "John The Drunkard" If anyone out there has the original Bud Pollard "The Horror" (The...
Topics: rare, Lewis Carroll, Ruth Gilbert, Bud Pollard
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Someone deeply interested in old public domain animation
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More Public Domain animation As if ther is not enough of it here. The presentation makes the show here
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Topic: interesting
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The  Last Outlaw-Gary Cooper- The Print is as good as it is going to get so no complaints concerning the content or quality of the film will be tolerated by The Bill Sprague Collection, Kindly , keep all of your complaints to yourself to preserve a pleasant viewing experience for all that wish to watch the film.
Topics: Gary Cooper, silent, western, 1927
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Buster Keaton
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Hard Luck Buster Keaton . Do not be insane , do not complain
Topic: funny
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
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Not sure who this guy is but I am sure someone else could do a better video presentation than A. J. Benza
Topic: tabloid
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POLLYANNA MARY PICKFORD -1919 PUBLIC DOMAIN
Topics: PUBLIC DOMAIN, Mary Pickford
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by Unknown
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Obscure Race Night Film This is AUTO RACE, Enjoy and Please do not complain
Topic: Race
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Lois Weber, Hobart Bosworth, Productions
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Lois Webers' Hypocrites One of the very first films issued by a female director. The Bill Sprague Collection tolerates no bad reviews regarding the films content, or condition as this 102 year old film looks pristine. One would have to be psychotic if they were complaining about this.
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Topics: rare, interesting, Lois Weber
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Weiss Bros, Poodles Hanneford
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favorite 3
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Poodles Hanneford in "Deaf Dumb and Blonde"
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Topics: Poodles Hanneford, Weiss Bros. 1928, silent, rare
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by Max Fleischer
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Betty Boop footage that is not animated . This was online over three years ago aqnd has been held in storage due to my own serious illness
Topic: rare
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Another historical film added to The Bill Sprague Collection . This is The Spoilers with William Farnum and Tom Santschi produced in 1914. This film has a barroom brawl that was repeated by the same actors (Farnum and Santschi) in the 1932 film "Ten Nights In A Barroom " soon to be added to The Bill Sprague Collection . As this 100 plus year old film is in GREAT condition NO COMPLAINTS WILL BE TOLRATED regarding the content, or condition of this film.
Topics: historical, 1914
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Harold Lloyd in Haunted Spooks
Topics: comedy, Harold Lloyd, comedy, funny, 2 reeler
O.K. Here we go again, with "The King Of The Film Freebooters(as referred to by William K. Everson) Raymond Rohauer, and his little tricks of claiming ownership, through phony "control '' of peoples estate in the film industry. First he did this with Buster Keaton, Then Rohauer extended his dragnet to include Harry Langdon(He Claimed ownership of "His First Flame" and "The Sea Squawk"as well the surviving films Langdon did with Frank Capra. He also tried to claim...
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Topic: Buster Keaton
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Someone who thinks that Edward D . Wood Jr is a perfect individual ,inside and out
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More essential information about Edward  D. Wood Jr, That everyone on planet earth needs to know. Everyrone needs to know about a male film director that wore angora sweaters and female pantsuits on the set while directing a film. Ever since his crazy mother dressed him like a bunny rabbit for Easter, Ed Wood just adores soft feminine clothing. Everyone knowing this essential information will make the whole world a much happier place. If everyone on the planet would accept the fact that Ed...
Topics: extra super special, marvelous, fabulous, just swimming in greatness, sheer excellence
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One Rare clip from a rare Weiss Brothers Film This is probably Robert Emmett Tansey who resembles Larry Semon
Topic: funny
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by First National Films
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Pauline Garon In The Primitive Lover With Harrison Ford This Has No Music track . No Complaints permitted as per the rules imposed by The Bill Sprague Collection. The Print is in excellent condition
Topic: PUBLIC DOMAIN
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by The Vitagraph Corp
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.From the Manger to The Cross 1912 Do you see that , a religious film Please No complaints or bad reviews or hate speech. PLEASE . It is not welcome here. If you want to complain do the public a favor and go somewhere else. No more commentary . except that this film is in THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Topics: religious, Vitagraph, silent, feature
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Christmas Cartoons 1930s-1950s
Topics: Christmas, animation
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The Hall Room Boys in yet another abridged comedy issued by  Pathescope in the U. K. Pathescope seemed to be at a loss for titles, when it came to this film. Pathescope changed the names of the characters as well as the titles of the films. This one was generically titled "COWBOY COMEDY" Reminds me of another "unknown" Pathescope  title that is in circulation. , That one is GLORIES OF PATHESCOPE, that title appears to have been added by a collector, and the footage is...
Topics: abridged, rare
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A rare film that actually has the Keystone Kops in it. Here I s For Better But Worse please no complaints unless you want an insane doctor to come to your door and vomit at your feet.
Topics: Keystone Kops, funny, rare
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Hal Roach, Robert Mc Gowan
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eye 363
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comment 0
Sunday Calm .Lets Keep Calm with no complaints. This is a rare one in TOP CONDITION so no complaints regarding the content or condition of the print are warranted or tolerated
Topic: funny
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by Jim Backus
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Its Mr Magoo!! Voiced by Jim Backus, No complaints regarding content or condition are tolerated by The Bill Sprague Collection
Topics: Jim Backus, Mr. Magoo
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Rather Not Say
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The Lighthouse By The Sea Rin Tin Tin silent Please no complaints as this print is in excellent condition and do not be complaining about the content either , as this is a great film.
Topics: Rin Tin Tin, feature
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Keaton Short
Topics: funny, silent
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Great Film even if Joan Crawford herself did not like it. It will eventually be uploaded in an easier to watch Mp4 file. No Complaints please As I am tired of spelling out all of the rules and regulations
Topics: Rain, Lewis Milestone
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Tarzan and The Golden Lion- Please no negative reviews  due to content or quality of the print. Positive Only
Topics: Tarzan, foreign print
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Two Hours plus of PUBLIC DOMAIN Popeye Cartoons, Please No Complaints as this is a public forum , and no complaints are tolerated, This should be the general rule of thumb for all public forums where comments are allowed
Topics: funny, PUBLIC DOMAIN
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
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Douglas Fairbanks in The Iron Mask. No negative comments please , No need for other commentary. It has been well documented elsewhere.
Topics: feature, silent
The Bill Sprague Classic Film Collection
by Gosden and Correll
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An  Amos N Andy TV Show. Please no bad or hateful comments, Some prints are good others are not so good, but we do the best we can  on all material.
Topic: funny
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Strangers Of The Evening A Low Budget Pre code Horror film. No need to go into details here, Just no complaints will be tolerated regarding content and condition of the film , and Enjoy The film
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Topics: low budget, poverty row
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by Max Fleischer , Segar
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A Popeye Cartoon .No time for trolls and complaints. Enjoy The film
Topic: Popeye
This one is interesting, even though it is the type of stuff from the tabloids
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Topic: tabloid
More typical tabloid stuff with a male announcer with the sensitivity of a rock.
Topic: tabloid
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by pARAMOUNT
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Shiek-Valentino
Topic: silent feature
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by Buster Keaton
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The Three Ages  Buster Keatons ' answer to "Intolerance" a lot shorter, and a lot funnier, No Rohauer trappings or crappings here.
Topics: Buster Keaton, funny
Leap Year With Roscoe Arbuckle. Please No Complaints as no complaints are tolerated by The Bill Sprague Collection. Complainers are whisked  off to their nearest urgent care center and sent to a doctor that prescribes anti psychotics , sedatives and laxatives. You will be directed to take your sleep meds with your laxatives to create a situation where you will poop the bed and cause a disturbance with the neighbors. There will be insects and vermin all over the place and a skunk will stop by ...
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Topics: Paramount, UNRELEASED, 8mm, hilarious, Roscoe Arbuckle, Mary Thurman
Forbidden Fruit (1921) Sounds interesting. This Film is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN
Topics: 1921, interesting, rare, PUBLIC DOMAIN