Del Lord Overview:

Director, Del Lord, was born on Oct 7, 1894 in Grimsby, Canada. Lord died at the age of 75 on Mar 23, 1970 in Calabasas, CA .

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Trapped by Television (, 1936)

By Judy on May 17, 2015 From Movie Classics

This is my contribution to the Film Preservation Blogathon, being hosted for its final day?(May 17) by ?Sam and Allan at ?Wonders in the Dark.?The blogathon?aims to raise funds for the restoration of the intriguingly titled 1918 silent film Cupid in Quarantine, a Strand comedy which is centred?on?a ... Read full article


Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies (1925, )

on Jun 12, 2012 From The Stop Button

Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies explores the dangers of electric cars. Basically, they can be taken over by radio waves and made to do crazy things. If it weren’t for the gasoline dealer (John J. Richardson) being the villain, one could almost see it as twenties gas company propaganda. The short is ... Read full article


So You Won’t Squawk (1941, )

on Aug 2, 2011 From The Stop Button

So You Won’t Squawk opens with a lot of expository dialogue, only not from Buster Keaton. For the first few minutes, Keaton?s treated like he?s in another silent. Except, of course, his actions are much more restrained. He?s goofing around while decorating? not too exciting. Of course, once he... Read full article


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Child: Del Lord Jr.

Is portrayed by Geoff Bartlett in The Three Stooges (2000) (TV)

Del Lord was one of the original Keystone Kops. He was renowned for his almost perfect sense of timing, which would allow him to drive a truck full of the Kops to the very edge of a precipice without tumbling over it, or maneuver cars in incredibly tight areas or between speeding trains. When Columbia producer Jules White was looking for a house director who could handle The Three Stooges, someone remarked to him one day, "Guess what? I saw Del Lord over in Culver City selling cars on a used-car lot." White immediately remembered Lord, and saw the possibilities of a director of Lord's imagination (and, more importantly, temperament) working with the Stooges. White hired him forthwith, and Lord turned out some of the best and most fondly remembered Stooges shorts.

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