CTVA US Documentary - "Silents Please" (ABC)(1960-61) hosted by Ernie Kovaks

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Silents Please  (1960-61)
  Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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SILENTS PLEASE
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Gregstan Enterprises, Inc./ Sterling TV release
Produced by Paul Killiam
for
ABC Thursdays (4Oct60-13Oct60)(23Mar61-50ct61)

US Silent Movie compilation series 1962-63 39? episodes x 30 min
23 + titles listed here

Hosted by Ernie Kovacs

Premise:
The History of the Silent Motion Picture

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ABC Thursdays (4Oct60-13Oct60)(23Mar61-50ct61)

[--] Silents Please: THE SON OF THE SHEIK (1926 silent film)
copyright date 4Aug60
Edited abridgement of 1926 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: ORPHANS OF THE STORM Pt. 1 (1921 silent film)
copyright date 20Sep60
Edited abridgement of 1921 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: ORPHANS OF THE STORM Pt. 2 (1921 silent film)
copyright date 6Oct60
Edited abridgement of 1921 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: THE AMERICANO (1923 silent film)
copyright date 23Mar61
Edited abridgement of 1923 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: THE EAGLE (1925 silent film)
copyright date 23Mar61
16Apr61 ABC Sun
Summary:
Edited abridgement of 1925 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.
Synopsis:
Rudolph Valentino in "The Eagle", (1925) Dubrovski, a Russian dragoon under
Catherine the Great, falls out of favor with his empress. [RF]

[--] Silents Please: LILAC TIME (1928 silent film)
copyright date 23Mar61
Edited abridgement of 1928 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

 [--] Silents Please: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923 silent film)
23Apr61 ABC Sun
Hosted by Ernie Kovacs
Synopsis:
The bells of Notre Dame were tolled in 15th-century Paris by Quasimodo, the Cathedral's
deformed bellringer. Given a public flogging, he gets his first taste of human kindness
when the young gypsy girl Esmeralda brings him water. Lon Chaney and Patsy Ruth Miller. [RF]

[--] Silents Please: WILL ROGERS (silent star biography)
23Apr61 ABC Sun
Hosted by Ernie Kovacs
Synopsis:
The wit and humor of Will Rogers is revealed in film and newsreel clips which trace the
humorist's life from his days in rodeo and vaudeville to his death in a plane crash
in 1935. [RF]

[--] Silents Please: AMERICA (1924 silent film)
copyright date 4May61
Edited abridgement of 1924 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: VARIETY (1926 silent film)
copyright date 1Jun61
Edited abridgement of 1926 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: RIN TIN TIN: TRACKED BY THE POLICE (1930's silent films)
copyright date 13Jul61
Edited abridgement of 1930's silent features, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: TEMPEST (1927 silent film)
copyright date 20Jul61
Edited abridgement of 1927 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: YANKEE CLIPPER (1927 silent film)
copyright date 27Jul61
Edited abridgement of 1927 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

 [--] Silents Please: WILLIAM S. HART (silent star biography)
15-Aug-1961 ABC Tue
Synopsis:
The screen career of cowboy hero William S. Hart is traced.
We see scenes from the 1916 film "Hell's Hinges", considered
the first adult Western; the land-rush sequence from "Tumbleweed"
shot in 1926 and an introduction added to "Tumbleweed" for
the film's re-release in 1939. [RF]

[--] Silents Please: THE PATENT LEATHER KID (1927 silent film)
copyright date 17Aug61
Edited abridgement of 1927 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: THE GARDEN OF EDEN (1928 silent film)
copyright date 7Sep61
Edited abridgement of 1928 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: THE ROAD TO YESTERDAY (1925 silent film)
copyright date 14Sep61
Edited abridgement of 1925 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: OLD SAN FRANCISCO (1927  silent film)
copyright date 14Sep61
Edited abridgement of 1927 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: THE THREE MUSKETEERS Pt. 1 (1921 silent film)
copyright date 13Aug62
Edited abridgement of 1921 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: THE THREE MUSKETEERS Pt. 2 (1921 silent film)
copyright date 20Aug62
Edited abridgement of 1921 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: DON JUAN Pt. 1 (1926 silent film)
copyright date 5Nov62
Edited abridgement of 1926 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: DON JUAN Pt. 2 (1926 silent film)
copyright date 12Nov62
Edited abridgement of 1926 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: HOODOO ANN (1916 silent film)
copyright date 19Nov62
Edited abridgement of 1916 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN (1922  silent film)
copyright date 23May63
edited abridgement of 1922 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents Please: THE SEA BEAST (1926 silent film)
copyright date 6Jun63
Edited abridgement of 1926 silent feature, with summary of excised
material, interpretive narration, and synchronization of original
music score and effects.

[--] Silents please:. GIRLS IN DANGER [UCLA]
Copyright notice on film: c1959 by Gregstan Enterprises, Inc.
a Sterling TV release
Broadcast on ABC.
producers, Saul J. Turell, Paul Killiam
director-writer, Saul J. Turell.
Published/distributed: c1959.
Editors, Ray Angus, Howard Kuperman;
music, Howard Kuperman; research, William K. Everson;
consultants, Theodore Kupferman, Richard Griffith.
Cast/perfomers:
Narrators: Robert Wilson, Paul Killiam.
Summary:
Offers a look at the great stars, the excitement, the thrills, the
laughter and the heartbreak of Hollywood's golden era--that of the
silent film. Here, a look at some films in which women were placed
in great peril. Clips include:
Cecil B. DeMille's "The coming of Amos"
starring Jetta Goudal (1925);
D.W. Griffith's "Man's genesis"
starring Mae Marsh (1912);
Cecil B. DeMille's "Vanity"
starring Leatrice Joy;
Mack Sennett's comedy "Teddy at the throttle";
Lillian Gish in D.W. Griffith's "Way down East" (1920). [UCLA]

[--] Silents Please: FUN FACTORY
A history of Mack Sennett comedies spanning the years 1909-29.
Sennett, who began his career as an actor, is seen in an excerpt
from the 1909 film "The Lonely Villa". Also featured are scenes
from the 1914 productions "Tillie's Punctured Romance" and
"His Trysting Place", both with Charlie Chaplin; "The Extra Girl",
made in 1923 and featuring Mabel Normand; and "Daredevil", shot
in 1926, and starring Ben Turpin.

[--] Silents Please: THE BUSTER KEATON STORY
copyright date 30Sep76

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In 1969-70 BBC Television produced a series of 26 half hour episodes

of a series called "Golden Silents" hosted by Michael Bentine

documenting the history of silent movies.

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Golden Silents (1969-70)

BBC Television
Co-producer, Henry Howard

Presenter, Michael Bentine

UK Documentary  series  26 episodes x 30 min

 [--] Golden Silents #1: MEET THE CAST
12Sep69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #2: THE GREAT STONE FACE: BUSTER KEATON
19Sep69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #3: YOU CAN'T WIN 'EM ALL
26Sep69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #4: A MATTER OF TIMING
03Oct69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #5: (episode title not known)
10Oct69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #6: (episode title not known)
17Oct69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #7: TRIBUTE TO HAL ROACH
24Oct69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #8: BRING ON THE GIRLS
31Oct69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #9: EXIT PURSUED BY BEAR
7Nov69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #10: TRICKS OF THE TRADE
14Nov69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #11: (episode title not known)
21Nov69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #12: (episode title not known)
28Nov69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #13: A MAN OF PROPERTY
05Dec69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #14: (episode title not known)
12Dec69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #15: COPS AND ROBBERS
19Dec69 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #16: THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
02Jan70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #17: MORE TRICKS OF THE TRADE
09Jan70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #18: THE FALL GUYS
16Jan70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #19: ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE
23Jan70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #20: LITTLE ACORNS
30Jan70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #21:(episode title not known)
06Feb70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #22:(episode title not known)
13Feb70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #23: THE SPORTING LIFE
20Feb70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #24: TRICKIER AND TRICKIER
27Feb70 BBC1 Fri 8.25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents #25: THRILLS AND AND SPILLS
06Mar70 BBC1 Fri 8:25-8:50pm

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[--] Golden Silents: YOU CAN'T WIN THEM ALL (repeat? see #3)
13Mar70 BBC1 Fri 8:25-8:50pm

[--] Golden Silents: (episode title not known)
20Mar70 BBC1 Fri 8:25-8:50pm

The Sound of Laughter (1971)
BBC Television
Scenes from early talkies Introduced by
Frank Muir

[--] The Sound of Laughter #1: CURTAIN UP
17Sep71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter #2: AMERICA, AMERICA
24Sep71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: (episode title not known)
01Oct71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: (episode title not known)
08Oct71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: THE MEN FROM THE MUSIC HALLS
15Oct71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: SLAPSTICK
22Oct71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: WORDS AND MUSIC
29Oct71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: SITUATIONS
05Nov71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: TALES OF WOE
12Nov71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: (episode title not known)
19Nov71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: (episode title not known)
26Nov71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: (episode title not known)
03Dec71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: (episode title not known)
10Dec71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

[--] The Sound Of Laughter: (episode title not known)
17Dec71 BBC1 Fri 8:30-9:00pm

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