Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tales from the Archives: The Movie Church Nov. 1928

Today's Tales from the Archives post will be shorter than usual since I just finished my final exams and didn't have much time to do research. This week we will look at the one feature and two short films shown on November 4th 1928.

The Leopard Lady (1928) appears to be a lost film. The movie was directed by Rupert Julian and starred Jacqueline Logan and Alan Hale, Sr. who is pictured above. I discussed actress Jacqueline Logan in my very first Tales from the Archives post.
Alan Hale, Sr. acted in films from 1911 until his death in 1950 at the age of 57. Hale appeared in classic films of both the silent and talkie eras such as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) and It Happened One Night (1934). Hale's most popular role was that of Little John, which he played in both Robin Hood (1922) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Of course Hale is best known today for being the father of Alan Hale, Jr. the actor who played the Skipper on Gilligan's Island!
Below is a comparison of father (left) and son (right).

Tired Business Men (1927) was an Our Gang comedy short while Coast to Coast (1928) was an Aesop's Fables cartoon short. As you may recall from my earlier posts, this Church showed many shorts from both of these series. Below is a picture from Tired Business Men.

There won't be a weekly wrap-up this Sunday. Next Thursday will be the next installment of Tales from the Archives.

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