|Above is another great photo from Ed Phillips --- this photo might be from PISTOLS FOR BREAKFAST, made in 1919, probably by Sennett. Two of the characters are Snub Pollard (with moustache, left of the lawman) and Harold Lloyd (with glasses, right of the lawman). The girl looks familiar but can't place her. Lots of cast members are unidentified. Can anyone ID these folks?|
From Hans Wollstein: the girl must be Bebe Daniels and the heavyset guy to the right of her looks like Bud Jamison.
From Ken Jones: from L-to-R for the six people on the first row plus the guy just a little bit behind them on the far left. They are Noah Young, Sammy Brooks (short man), Snub Pollard, Gus Leonard (sheriff), Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels and Bud Jamison.
July, 2005 e-mail from Kieran Kenney: there is a strong chance that the still could be from TWO-GUN GUSSIE (1918), judging by the way Harold is dressed and comparing it to another still I have seen from that film. In addition to those, he made a third Western parody, BILLY BLAZES ESQ. in 1919 (footage from it was used in BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE).
October, 2005 e-mail from Richard Day Gore: Dollars to donuts the film is STEP LIVELY. That's Bud Jamison on the far right (much later on various 3 Stooges shorts!). The short mustachioed fellow next to Snub Pollard looks like Billy Engle, which given the boarding house and Harold's trampy clothes would match this perfectly with STEP LIVELY. So the lady is Bebe Daniels.
|Photo from Ed Phillips --- cast and crew shot, probably from THE ORPHAN (Fox, 1920), starring William Farnum and Louise Lovely which was based on novel by Hopalong Cassidy author Clarence E. Mulford. Farnum is right center on horseback with the dark shirt and dark hat, and Louise Lovely on horseback next to him. The rest are unidentified. The Internet Movie Data Base says that the cast included: Henry Hebert, Earl Crain, G Raymond Nye, George Nichols, Harry De Vere and Al Fremont. Seeing how the musicians are pictured, I would imagine that somewhere in the photo is the director, J Gordon Edwards. Hans Wollstein provides some further info: the musicians were there to provide mood. All the major studios and most of the minor ones supplied orchestras of various sizes to put the actors into the desired frame of mind.|