posted December 09, 2012 02:05 PM
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?
From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted December 09, 2012 06:02 PM
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...
From: Gt. Clifton,Cumbria,England
Registered: Jan 2012
posted December 09, 2012 06:26 PM
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.
posted December 09, 2012 07:05 PM
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.
posted December 10, 2012 08:01 AM
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