A miniature epic set in Ancient Rome and "inspired" by the then popular television series 77 Sunset Strip (1958).
Did You Know?
According to Martin Scorsese
this silent, no-budget 10-or-12-minutes short film was shot by himself with a borrowed DeJur 8mm Camera in B&W. He shot it on the rooftops of New York City. The story is about "a private eye in ancient Rome" and the short features a friend wearing bed sheets as a 'toga'. Scorsese and his friend showed it only once for themselves and used an unsynchronized 'soundtrack' of music records featuring Sergei Prokofiev
, Django Reinhardt
and Lonnie Donegan
among others. [from the 'IMDB First Credit' series, 2016] See more
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Over Night)
ginally "Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor" (1924)]
Written by Billy Rose
, Marty Bloom and Ernest Breuer
Sung by Lonnie Donegan
& His Skiffle Group See more