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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted December 09, 2012 02:05 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I know that Walton edited many of the L&H shorts they released. Over the years I've shied away from them in favour of Blackhawk whenever possible.
However, I'm wondering just how much editing was done? Was it just a matter of seconds or segments, if you know what I mean?

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Steve Klare
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 - posted December 09, 2012 06:02 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can't speak for all of them, but I have "Perfect Day" as both a Walton and a Blackhawk.

The Blackhawk is a 400 footer and is the whole film including the part inside the house and the exterior sequence with yet another Model T reduced to rubble. (Sometimes I think Laurel and Hardy kept Ford in business all on their own!)

The Walton is a 200 footer and includes only the second part.

All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted December 09, 2012 06:26 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Walton Films were guilty of this with various films,their excuse
was uniformity,so would trim films to suit.They operated a strange
catchpenny attitude,but produced some beautiful prints and
generous footage, giving full spools.

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Graham Sinden
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Even their T&J's were edited.

From memory their 3x400ft of Way out West is missing a few small scenes seen in the saloon bar at the start. I dont think there were large chunks cut in any of their films, just a few seconds here and there but might have added up to a few mins by the end.

Graham s

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Joe Caruso
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I have Walton 400' of both Laughing Gravy and County Hospital, intact, the only section missing is at the end, where Blackhawk faded to their own "The End" title, the Walton editions segue into their logo, but the same music crescendo prevails as in the Blackhawk, so absolutely no difference - Shorty

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