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#1 ChristineHoard

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Posted Yesterday, 09:53 PM

CRAIG'S WIFE also has Kathleen Burke, the panther woman from ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, in a supporting role.  Now I will see what she looks like as 100% human.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:24 PM

Director is Dorothy Arzner. It was remade in the early 50s with director Vincent Sherman and Joan Crawford as HARRIET CRAIG. Both versions are superb.

 

Yes!  Dorothy Arzner!  I will go for it.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:17 PM

I might record CRAIG'S WIFE which I guess is about a woman in danger of losing friends and family to compulsive cleaning - a problem I certainly have never had.

 

Early Roz Russell.

 

Director is Dorothy Arzner. It was remade in the early 50s with director Vincent Sherman and Joan Crawford as HARRIET CRAIG. Both versions are superb.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:11 PM

I might record CRAIG'S WIFE which I guess is about a woman in danger of losing friends and family to compulsive cleaning - a problem I certainly have never had.

 

Early Roz Russell.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:07 PM

First,  thanks for posting this each day!

 

Kissin' Cousins with Arthur O'Connell sounds kind of kinky! 

 

On a serious note:  I didn't know that Shelley Fabares played the role of the daughter on the Donna Reed show until I read that today. I just never made the connection but she went from cute kid to beautiful women and was very talented (even if these Elvis films are only OK).     Great to see that she is still with us.

 

James. she also had a hit single while she was on Reed's show:  "Johnny Angel"

 

"Johnny Angel, how I love him

and I hope that some day he loves me

and together we will see

how lovely Heaven can be"

 

I remember more of the lyrics but you get the idea.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:27 PM

Thursday August 17, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Rosalind Russell on TCM

CRAIG'S WIFE with John Boles
TROUBLE FOR TWO with Robert Montgomery
THE WOMEN with Joan Crawford
NO TIME FOR COMEDY with James Stewart
THEY MET IN BOMBAY with Clark Gable
SISTER KENNEY with Alexander Knox
AUNTIE MAME with Forrest Tucker
WHAT A WOMAN! with Brian Aherne
MY SISTER EILEEN with Brian Aherne
HIS GIRL FRIDAY with Cary Grant
THE FEMININE TOUCH with Don Ameche
RENDEZVOUS with William Powell


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:48 PM

First,  thanks for posting this each day!

 

Kissin' Cousins with Arthur O'Connell sounds kind of kinky! 

 

On a serious note:  I didn't know that Shelley Fabares played the role of the daughter on the Donna Reed show until I read that today. I just never made the connection but she went from cute kid to beautiful women and was very talented (even if these Elvis films are only OK).     Great to see that she is still with us.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ny_Angel_(song)

 

Shelley had a hit record in the 60s. I think it was a chart topper, called 'Johnny Angel.' She was fantastic in the late 70s and early 80s as the scheming vixen Francine on the sitcom One Day at a Time. Her aunt Nanette Fabray also had a role on that series (Fabray is the Americanized version of Fabares). But her biggest TV success came when she was cast as Craig T. Nelson's girlfriend-turned-wife on the long-running sports sitcom Coach.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:39 PM

First,  thanks for posting this each day!

 

Kissin' Cousins with Arthur O'Connell sounds kind of kinky! 

 

On a serious note:  I didn't know that Shelley Fabares played the role of the daughter on the Donna Reed show until I read that today. I just never made the connection but she went from cute kid to beautiful women and was very talented (even if these Elvis films are only OK).     Great to see that she is still with us.

 

I adore Shelly. I think of her when she was the daughter. One episode dealt with her unhappiness with not having a boyfriend in which she said, "I have as much sex appeal as a wet mop." I remember looking at her on screen with my pre-adolescent sensibilities and thinking, "...but you sure are pretty." Who didn't have a crush on her at one time or another during the run of that show.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

 

Wednesday August 16, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Elvis Presley on TCM

ELVIS ON TOUR

CLAMBAKE with Shelley Fabares

SPINOUT with Shelley Fabares

THIS IS ELVIS

KISSIN' COUSINS with Arthur O'Connell

GIRL HAPPY with Shelley Fabares

JAILHOUSE ROCK with Judy Tyler

ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS

VIVA LAS VEGAS with Ann-Margret

KID GALAHAD with Gig Young

IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR with Joan O'Brien

LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE with Michele Carey

 

 

First,  thanks for posting this each day!

 

Kissin' Cousins with Arthur O'Connell sounds kind of kinky! 

 

On a serious note:  I didn't know that Shelley Fabares played the role of the daughter on the Donna Reed show until I read that today. I just never made the connection but she went from cute kid to beautiful women and was very talented (even if these Elvis films are only OK).     Great to see that she is still with us.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:14 PM

Wednesday August 16, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Elvis Presley on TCM

ELVIS ON TOUR

CLAMBAKE with Shelley Fabares

SPINOUT with Shelley Fabares

THIS IS ELVIS

KISSIN' COUSINS with Arthur O'Connell

GIRL HAPPY with Shelley Fabares

JAILHOUSE ROCK with Judy Tyler

ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS

VIVA LAS VEGAS with Ann-Margret

KID GALAHAD with Gig Young

IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR with Joan O'Brien

LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE with Michele Carey


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:06 PM

Tuesday August 15, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Ricardo Montalban on TCM

FIESTA with Esther Williams

ON AN ISLAND WITH YOU with Esther Williams

TWO WEEK WITH LOVE with Jane Powell

SOMBRERO with Pier Angeli

MY MAN AND I with Shelley Winters

BORDER INCIDENT with George Murphy

SAYONARA with Marlon Brando

LATIN LOVERS with Lana Turner

THE RELUCTANT SAINT with Maximilian Schell

MYSTERY STREET with Sally Forrest

BATTLEGROUND with Van Johnson

ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI with Clark Gable


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:24 PM

Monday August 14, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Vanessa Redgrave on TCM

YOUNG CATHERINE with Christopher Plummer

THE SEA GULL with James Mason

BEHIND THE MASK with Michael Redgrave

AGATHA with Dustin Hoffman

THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION with Alan Arkin

MORGAN: A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENT with David Warner

JULIA with Jane Fonda

ORPHEUS DESCENDING with Kevin Anderson

BLOW-UP with David Hemmings

CAMELOT with Richard Harris


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:23 PM

Sunday August 13, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Barbara Stanwyck on TCM

SO BIG with George Brent

THE PURCHASE PRICE with George Brent

LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT with Preston Foster

THE MAD MISS MANTON with Henry Fonda

THE LADY EVE with Henry Fonda

BALL OF FIRE with Gary Cooper

THESE WILDER YEARS with James Cagney

MY REPUTATION with George Brent

ALL I DESIRE with Richard Carlson
THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS with Van Heflin

CRIME OF PASSION with Sterling Hayden

BABY FACE with George Brent

THE MIRACLE WOMAN with David Manners

JEOPARDY with Barry Sullivan


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:26 PM

Saturday August 12, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: John Wayne on TCM

THE LONG VOYAGE HOME with Thomas Mitchell

MCCLINTOCK! with Maureen O'Hara

CHISUM with Forrest Tucker

STAGECOACH with Claire Trevor

SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON with Joanne Dru

THE TRAIN ROBBERS with Ann-Margret

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE with James Stewart

THE QUIET MAN with Maureen O'Hara

THE SEARCHERS with Jeffrey Hunter

RIO BRAVO with Dean Martin

THEY WERE EXPENDABLE with Robert Montgomery


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:18 PM

Friday August 11, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Ginger Rogers on TCM

THE TENDERFOOT with Joe E. Brown

FLYING DOWN TO RIO with Gene Raymond

CHANCE AT HEAVEN with Joel McCrea

TWENTY MILLION SWEETHEARTS with Dick Powell

STAR OF MIDNIGHT with William Powell

FOLLOW THE FLEET with Fred Astaire

TOM, DICK AND HARRY with George Murphy

BACHELOR MOTHER with David Niven

KITTY FOYLE with Dennis Morgan

TOP HAT with Fred Astaire

DREAMBOAT with Clifton Webb

TIGHT SPOT with Edward G. Robinson

ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON with Cary Grant


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:04 PM

Thursday August 10, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Sidney Poitier on TCM

BROTHER JOHN with Will Geer

A WARM DECEMBER with Yvette Curtis

GOOD-BYE, MY LADY with Walter Brennan

EDGE OF THE CITY with John Cassavetes

SOMETHING OF VALUE with Rock Hudson

BUCK AND THE PREACHER with Harry Belafonte

A PATCH OF BLUE with Shelley Winters

TO SIR, WITH LOVE with Judy Geeson

THE DEFIANT ONES with Tony Curtis

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT with Rod Steiger

THE BEDFORD INCIDENT with Richard Widmark

CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY with Canada Lee


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:56 PM

Wednesday August 9, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Sandra Dee on TCM

UNTIL THEY SAIL with Joan Fontaine

DOCTOR, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING! with George Hamilton

THE WILD AND THE INNOCENT with Audie Murphy

THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE with John Saxon

A SUMMER PLACE with Troy Donahue

GIDGET with James Darren

IMITATION OF LIFE with Lana Turner

THAT FUNNY FEELING with Bobby Darin

THE RECKLESS YEARS with John Saxon

ROMANOFF AND JULIET with John Gavin

TAMMY TELL ME TRUE with John Gavin

THE DUNWICH HORROR with Dean Stockwell


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 05:53 PM

Tuesday August 8, 2017

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Summer Under the Stars: Franchot Tone on TCM

TODAY WE LIVE with Joan Crawford

DANGEROUS with Bette Davis

EXCLUSIVE STORY with Madge Evans

FAST AND FURIOUS with Ann Sothern
THE WIFE TAKES A FLYER with Joan Bennett
UNCLE VANYA with Mary Perry
FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO with Anne Baxter
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY with Charles Laughton
THE KING STEPS OUT with Grace Moore
THE UNGUARDED HOUR with Loretta Young
GENTLEMEN ARE BORN with Jean Muir
QUALITY STREET with Katharine Hepburn
THE GIRL FROM MISSOURI with Jean Harlow
BETWEEN TWO WOMEN with Maureen O'Sullivan


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:31 PM

As for 'other sources for classic film',   as a TCM Insider (please don't hate me, I didn't volunteer for the role, just accepted it!),    I was asked what other sources I had for classic film. 

 

I mentioned MOVIE-TV,  GET-TV and my local PBS.    As for the 'why';  it was because they show studio-era films that TCM doesn't show.     E.g.   MOVIES-TV features a lot of 20th Century Fox films and GET-TV,  Columbia films.      

 

If TCM brass listens to so called insiders,  maybe this will result in more films from studios (especially those outside the Turner library,  like Monogram,  Republic and United Artist). 

 

Thanks James. 

 

I don't think studio era films are the only classic motion pictures worth touting. There are a lot of modern classics that can be recommended. 

 

As for the studios you mentioned, Turner does own the titles from Monogram/Allied Artists. And it has the bulk of the UA library up to 1986. But yes, Republic films are not in the Turner library as they are owned by Paramount.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:08 PM

As for 'other sources for classic film',   as a TCM Insider (please don't hate me, I didn't volunteer for the role, just accepted it!),    I was asked what other sources I had for classic film. 

 

I mentioned MOVIE-TV,  GET-TV and my local PBS.    As for the 'why';  it was because they show studio-era films that TCM doesn't show.     E.g.   MOVIES-TV features a lot of 20th Century Fox films and GET-TV,  Columbia films.      

 

If TCM brass listens to so called insiders,  maybe this will result in more films from studios (especially those outside the Turner library,  like Monogram,  Republic and United Artist). 

 

 


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