The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster
Director/writer Michael Schlesinger dug through some long-forgotten film archives and unearthed this quartet of shorts from America’s favorite fictional funny men, Biffle and Shooster. Lovingly shot in black and white (save for the Cinecolor “Schmo Boat”), the films recall 30’s audience’s infatuation with terrible puns and out-of-nowhere musical numbers. TFH is pleased to welcome Mike to its ever-expanding cast of gurus!
About Michael Schlesinger
Michael Schlesinger is widely acknowledged as the dean of classic film distributors, having worked for more than 25 years at MGM, Paramount and Sony, keeping hundreds of vintage movies in theatrical release (and later DVD), and instigating the restoration of many more, including the completion of Orson Welles' 1942 documentary It's All True some 50 years later. Behind the camera, he wrote and produced the American version of Godzilla 2000, co-produced such Larry Blamire parodies as The Lost Skeleton Returns Again and Dark and Stormy Night, and has written, produced and directed several short films featuring the faux-1930s comedy team of Biffle and Shooster. No power on Earth will ever convince him that It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World is not the Greatest. Movie. Ever.