From: Wyckoff, NJ, USA
Registered: Jun 2015
posted January 14, 2017 09:05 PM
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL with Laurel and Hardy Super 8 B&W magnetic sound 4x400' reels, 70 minutes Blackhawk
The last and weakest of their operetta spoofs, this nevertheless has the boys in good form throughout. The film is worth it just for the pickpocket scene through the scene at the tavern where the boys divide up their spoils.
The print is very-very good, but just short of being excellent. It is very sharp, and the faces are not washed-out. The first three 400' reels are printed just a tad dark, but this is corrected in the 4th reel. The sound is great.
Registered: Oct 2012
posted January 15, 2017 02:14 AM
Again I've got it on 16mm but I disagree that it was their weakest operetta. Definitely my wife's favourite and some great sketches, particularly when Stan is bottling home brew in the caravan. Mine too is an excellent print and good sound.
From: Provincetown, Ma
Registered: Jul 2005
posted January 15, 2017 07:43 AM
I have to add, that this is one of my favorites too! My Blackhawk print is a bit dark in the first three reels too, and in the beginning of the fourth reel while Stan is filling the bottles, unfortunately is a bit washed out for the first few minutes. I think any of their films that they did with Mae Busch, was a good match!