Bowery Waltz (film #33 on Edison Film Archive). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A couple demonstrates a dance for us, said dance looking like either the dancers are participants in the last round of a dance marathon, or under the influence of alcohol. I suspect it’s the latter, and the title is meant to be a joke, but don’t quote me on that. An 1897 Edison film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

An Affair to Remember Trailer (extra on The Ghost and Mrs. Muir DVD (20th Century Fox)). [Category: Commercial]

Classy, well-made trailer for An Affair to Remember, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. These two stars are great fun to watch, so the trailer wisely lets the scenes speak for themselves with a minimum of commentary. It’s nice to see scenes from a good movie for a change.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.

A Clever Dummy (film #43 in the Silent section of Movieflix). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A pair of mad scientists create an android version of Ben Turpin––now that's what I call mad! Unfortunately, the real Ben Turpin is also in the film and the expected havoc ensues when the two are confused. A mildly fun and wacky Keystone farce. A 1917 Keystone film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ****.

Argentina

Argentina. Standard geography film about the South American country of Argentina. There’s some historical interest here as you get to see ...