The Great Film Discussion Jan 27, 2017 14:15:58 GMT -5
Post by antifrodis on Jan 27, 2017 14:15:58 GMT -5
Your Own Back Yard (1925) -
Hal Roach remembered this as being one of his favorite Gang shorts. Lost for the longest time, bits and pieces of this short were found by different people, and eventually re-compiled by our own antifrodis. After finally being able to see YOUR OWN BACK YARD, I find it to be entertaining, and at the same time fascinating.
While I'm glad that the film is available in some format for people to see, let me just say that the version floating around out there was never intended to be made public. It was a preliminary edit that I did for my personal use. It contains some old footage for the first reel that belongs to Robin Cook of CW Films. As far as I know, Robin still intends to release a restored version of the film someday. Regardless, I did not have permission to release his footage publicly. However, I never posted this film and I am still not sure, to this day, how it got out there. On the plus side, the footage that Robin currently owns is light years better in terms of quality. Let's hope he is able to make it available to us sometime in the near future.