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#1 Bronxgirl48

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:32 PM

Was Signor Ferrari the proprietor?



Edited by: Bronxgirl48 on Mar 31, 2010 1:06 AM

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:24 PM

You did??? Oh, my friend, my friend!

Was it....okay? Now I'm nervous.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:12 PM

Salam. Yep, I went to Salam.

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#4 Bronxgirl48

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:09 PM

Well, okay, maybe Rita.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:43 PM

> {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote}
> I think she is perfect as a goddess of love. I can't think of anyone better.



























I frankly can't either, not even Rita.


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> Nitey nite!

































































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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:37 PM

> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}
> Chopped liver?
>
> Yes! Where's Karloff? No Bela?









































I did regret not including Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, and probably as the Mummy too. These are sympathetic creatures. However much I like Lugosi, none of his characters were what you could remotely call warm and fuzzy. (not that Ardeth Bey was, but at least he had an eternally romantic spirit. And I do mean eternal)

<<<< The only horror characters I see are Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.>>>>>































Keep it up, Bright Boy.


> Don't make me slip you the parchment!



























I can think of a few people who might deserve it more.

Edited by: Bronxgirl48 on Mar 30, 2010 10:38 PM

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:22 PM

Chopped liver?

Yes! Where's Karloff? No Bela? The only horror characters I see are Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

Don't make me slip you the parchment!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:18 PM

I think she is perfect as a goddess of love. I can't think of anyone better.

Nitey nite!

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:14 PM

> {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote}
> One Touch of Venus is great.
















It's one of my childhood favorites. I just love Ava in this. I know a lot of people prefer her as a noir/blowsy dame, but give me Gardner as the daughter of Jupiter any time.

Edited by: Bronxgirl48 on Mar 30, 2010 10:15 PM

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:08 PM

> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}
> You know, I've only seen 19 of the 60 characters on your male list and just 14 of 59 on your female list. I just haven't seen your favorites. Where's the horror characters, Horror Chick?








































I've got what I like to call "supernatural" characters, not so much "horror". Are Louise Allbrttton in SON OF DRACULA, Simone Simon in CAT PEOPLE, Gloria Holden in DRACULA'S DAUGHTER, Jean Brooks in THE SEVENTH VICTIM, Patricia Jessel in HORROR HOTEL, Lenore Aubert in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, Conrad Veidt in THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, and Charles Laughton in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME chopped liver?

Edited by: Bronxgirl48 on Mar 30, 2010 10:47 PM

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:57 PM

One Touch of Venus is great.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:55 PM

Butterscotch, I don't remember if you told me you've seen ONE TOUCH OF VENUS. If you haven't, the entire movie is on YouTube. Ava is enchanting (literally) as the goddess of love. Cute and cozy comedy-fantasy with music. ("Speak Low" and others) But Eve Arden steals it as Molly, Tom Conway's long-suffering and frustrated secretary.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:54 PM

You know, I've only seen 19 of the 60 characters on your male list and just 14 of 59 on your female list. I just haven't seen your favorites. Where's the horror characters, Horror Chick?

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:39 PM

Then I'm in the best company all around.



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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:25 PM

You like horrible characters! You like the literary-types, the snobs! I wouldn't have guessed you being another Butterscotch. :P

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:22 PM

I want your honest opinion on my lists. Don't let me influence you.



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Posted 28 March 2010 - 11:03 AM

Movieman: Congratulations on your marriage. What a treat to have somebody you can share all these great movie memories with. May you have a long and wonderful life together.

Butterscotch: I thought Greer Garson was her usual fine self. I was stunned when Kathy died so soon after the marriage but what she taught him stayed long afterwards. My only regret was that like so many of her other films it was black and white; if ever anybody was made for color films, it was her.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:17 PM

BabyT:

I thought for sure I mentioned I was talking about my bride in the earlier post. (For some reason I can't edit it. No wonder you wrote.) One more dumb thing for me.

Edited by: movieman1957 on Mar 25, 2010 10:17 PM

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

Lilly Dillon in THE GRIFTERS

Pee Wee Herman in PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:12 AM

BabyT:

Hi -

"Wouldbestar" is not the only one moved by "Mr. Chips." I thought she was taking a nap when I was watching this one day. Later she came down crying and I thought something was wrong. When I got her to talk all she could say was "Why haven't I seen that before?" After I asked her what she was talking about she said she had really watched the movie. As she was moved by it we had to get a copy so she could share with friends.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. 

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