Silent without subtitles?

#1 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:49 pm

Has anyone here ever seen this...a 200' silent reel without any subtitles? I have a 200' color (now horribly pink)/silent standard 8 reel of "Cowboy" (Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon), released by Columbia Pictures Home Movies that has not one subtitle in it. Its just a bunch of random western scenes from the film and I don't know what is going on there. It does have the title of the movie at the beginning though.


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RE: Silent without subtitles?

#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:56 pm

I am fairly sure most of my silents have no subtitles. I think that's a mistake, they should have put subtitles when there's dialogue


 
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RE: Silent without subtitles?

#3 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:01 pm

I have never seen that before. Most unusual.


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RE: Silent without subtitles?

#4 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:04 pm

Vidar, so you're saying that you DO have several silent reels without any subtitles? I've only encountered it twice so far. A 50' reel of "The Blob" (released by Hollywood Home Movies) and this one. I could expect that with the budget release of "The Blob" but expected more from this title, as the feature film was released in the 1950's.



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RE: Silent without subtitles?

#5 by Vidar Olavesen , Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:09 pm

I am fairly certain most of my 200' silents are without subtitles. I do not remember which, think it was a cartoon called Hawaiian Aye Aye. Nothing is subtitled and not very funny. Got the sound version now and it gets the jokes through


 
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