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#1 saschasolange

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:52 PM

I've listed some favorites - to my taste, all great stories and casts. you've probably seen many; hope you can check the others out!


ROMANTIC COMEDIES:

thoroughly modern millie
a new leaf
breakfast at tiffany
bell, book and candle
how to marry a millionaire
the moon is blue
alfie
cactus flower
bells are ringing
it should happen to you
on a clear day
three coins in a fountain
sabrina
walk don't run
what a way to go
the world of henry orient
thin man series - all



ROMANTIC/ more on the dramatic and melodramatic side:

dear heart
magnificent obsession
all that heaven allows
bonjour tritetesste
strangers when we meet
fanny
indiscreet
light in the piazza
a majority of one
lily
the roman spring of mrs. stone (original made in the 60s)
summertime
the hawaiians
the world of suzie wong
to sir with love
now voyager
mrs. skeffington

I look forward to seeing the ones suggested that I haven't seen yet -

#2 DougieB

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:55 AM


"Who's Got he Action?" with Dean Martin and Lana Turner has just been released on DVD. Not great, but kinda fun. Lana wasn't well-suited for comedy, in my opinion, so she always put extra effort into it. Comedy should seem effortless, so the strategy didn't always work for her. But if you liked "Bachelor In Paradise" with Lana and Bob Hope (and also "The Lady Takes a Flyer" with Jeff Chandler) you'd probably like this one. It also has Walter Matthau in an early role.


"When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life."...Ignatious J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces


#3 magnoliasouth

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

I can only think of one that I don't see listed, but try Father Goose. That's adorable.

#4 johnbabe

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:59 AM

i guess we have to suggest movies like this:

Anna Christie
Bringing up baby
romance with garbo 1930
conquest with boyer and garbo
top hat
flesh and devil (silent)
woman of affairs (silent)
mysterious lady (silent)

Mata Hari (uncut and uncensored)

#5 mrroberts

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:33 PM

I have had problems at times too. Sometimes if I signoff the TCM board then come back and resign on it will work. I can't explain why these things happen; like the time out issue when posting any messages here.

#6 johnbabe

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:35 PM

I cannot make any movie suggestions, anyone else out there having problems??? i have been a member for several years now, no one seems to be able to help me!

#7 phroso

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:57 PM

Kirk has a nice comedy touch in two Joseph Mankiewicz films: A Letter to Three Wives (his tirade against radio writing and contemporary advertising is a highlight) and There Was a Crooked Man. . .

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 10:21 AM

"What other comedies has Kirk done? "

He was rather wonderful in "The Devil's Disciple", the 1950s version of the George Bernard Shaw play. Very low-budget production, little known then or now, but one of his best performances.

He's not only very funny, but he quite outdoes his buddy Burt Lancaster, as well as Laurence Olivier (at a personal low point). Definitely something Kirk's fans should see.

#9 mrroberts

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:11 AM

There is a good bit of humor in Tough Guys, the last Kirk Douglas/ Burt Lancaster movie. It might be a stretch to consider it a romantic comedy though.

#10 DougieB

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:52 AM

The only other one I know of is "Top Secret Affair" with Susan Hayward, from 1957. Susan wasn't the comedy type, let's just say, but Kirk was very chipper and gave it a good go.

"When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life."...Ignatious J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces


#11 DownGoesFrazier

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:39 PM

What other comedies has Kirk done? Like his good friend Burt, his appearances in comedies were few and far between.

#12 mrroberts

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:27 AM

My Man Godfrey and The Strawberry Blonde are my two favorites in this category.

#13 DougieB

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:11 AM

Since your list included "Come September" and "Pillow Talk", I'd like to suggest one of my personal favorites from that era, though it may be hard to find. I taped it back when The Family Channel was showing all those Universal sex comedies about 15 years ago. It's called "For Love Or Money" and it easily stands with the best of them, like "Lover Come Back" and "The Thrill Of It All". Thelma Ritter plays a rich San Francisco socialite who hires lawyer Kirk Douglas to trick her daughters into handing over their financial affairs to him, with the object of matching them up with the mother's hand-picked suitors. The daughters are played by Mitzi Gaynor, Julie Newmar and Leslie Parrish (Daisy Mae in "L'il Abner"). Mitzi is a brainy motivational researcher, Julie is a health and fitness fanatic, and Leslie is a bohemian kook. Lots of fun, especially seeing Kirk Douglas do comedy.

"When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life."...Ignatious J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces


#14 thirsty

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:49 PM

the lady wants mink

#15 MrHoneywell

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:54 PM

I love Thanksgiving!

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:06 AM

You probably have enough suggestions now to keep you busy till Thanksgiving - but don't hesitate to come back for more if you run out of things to watch ;)

#17 iluvmovies8

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 01:58 AM

I've actually seen some of those...

That Touch of Mink (LOL!)

Woman of the Year was just out in TCM...Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn--I can actually understand why they got together. Mucho chemistry.

The Shop Around the Corner -- better than the Judy Garland version imo

The Awful Truth -- Sorry didn't care for it. I like Cary Grant but did not really care for this movie :-(

His Girl Friday -- Isn't this the one where they're both reporters? If it is LOL! I think I'll hide in the desk now lol.

It happened one Night - Good

Breakfast at Tiffany's -- Audrey Hepburn, sigh. I miss her.

The new ones too...I like. My favorite movie growing up was Pretty Woman. Then I got into old movies and they all became my favs with Pretty Woman. But I have to say the tops is Notting HIll.

*Anyways. Thanks all for the suggestions. I certainly appreciate it. I will scour all my resources for ALL of it. Thanks again!*

#18 CelluloidKid

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:52 AM

_Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?_ (1968) - Doris Day, Robert Morse.

_The Glass Bottom Boat_ (1966) - Doris Day, Rod Taylor.

_My Man Godfrey_ - William Powell, Carole Lombard.

_It Happened One Night_ (1934) - Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

_Love on the Run_ - Joan Crawford, Clark Gable.

_When Ladies Meet_ - Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Greer Garson.

_The Ghost and Mrs. Muir_ (1947) - Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison.

_Breakfast at Tiffany's_ (1961) - Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard.

_Roman Holiday_ - Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn.

_Rome Adventure_ (1962) - Troy Donahue & Suzanne Pleshette.

I know not "classic", but "classic" in my book. Great romantic comedies!

_French Kiss_ (1995) - Meg Ryan & Kevin Kline.

_Romancing the Stone_ (1984)

_Pretty Woman_ (1990)

_It Started in Naples_ (1960) - Clark Gable & Sophia Loren

_Bus Stop_ (1956) - Marilyn Monroe.

#19 traceyk65

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:21 PM

Some others:

Ball of Fire (Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper)

The Lady Eve (Stanwyck and Henry Fonda)

A Foreign Affair (Marlene Dietrich, jean Arthur and John Lund)

Midnight (Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore)

Woman of the Year (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn)

Pat and Mike (Tracy and Hepburn)

It Started in Naples (Clark Gable and Sophia Loren)

The Shop Around the Corner (James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan)

The Awful Truth (Cary Grant and Irene Dunn)

His Girl Friday (Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell ?ok not really romantic, but is funny)

To Have and Have Not (Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall)

Roman Holiday (Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck)

Almost any version of Pride and Prejudice

Not oldies, but still good:

You?ve Got Mail (Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks)

Sleepless in Seattle ( ditto)

When Harry Met Sally (Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal)

All of Me (Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin)

Moonstruck (Cher and Nicholas Cage)

"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased." Katharine Hepburn 


#20 iluvmovies8

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:59 PM

Thanks!




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