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Scott Andrew Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 9 Mar 2003 13:50:07 -0500
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Has this early talkie short comedy ever been released on video?  Dr. Kristine Brunovska Karnick (who specializes on women in classic American film comedy) showed this film to the campus film club probably around 1997.  I think she said it isn't.  And she also said a lot of the films in her research are in a condition that she'd be the last person to see them, unless they still don't know what all is up in Alaska yet.  Considering she was able to show us this one, which I really liked, I suspect this isn't one of those.  I think she said you can't get it, but I don't think she knows who owns the rights, either.

It has to do with two female roommates (they might have been sisters), who react to the discovery that a mass murderer is loose in their neighborhood.  It's been a stock of many a sitcom episode, but this was much better than any of those.

Scott Andrew Hutchins
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