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Half-way through this year's SUTS-- favorite days so far...?


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 01:23 PM

I haven't seen The Impatient Years.    Wish TCM would show it.  

 

Also,  today being Boyer day I was hoping they would show History Is Made at Night.    Oh, well I got my Jean fix yesterday!  

 

HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT was on Hulu when I checked recently. THE IMPATIENT YEARS is a Columbia picture, and it was the last one Jean Arthur made under her long contract with Harry Cohn. Her leading man was much younger-- Lee Bowman. It's not as well-known, but it has some good moments, and Coburn is his usual scene-stealing self.


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 12:05 PM

Charles Coburn had a Summer Under the Stars day in 2013. As you probably know, he made three films with Jean Arthur-- THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES; THE MORE THE MERRIER; and THE IMPATIENT YEARS.

 

I haven't seen The Impatient Years.    Wish TCM would show it.  

 

Also,  today being Boyer day I was hoping they would show History Is Made at Night.    Oh, well I got my Jean fix yesterday!  


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 11:20 AM

Good one tonight at 8 EDT. The rarely shown EASY LIVING (1937)

 

 

Sorry I missed it. This was the first Jean Arthur film I'd ever seen (many years ago) and a special favorite of mine. :(


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:30 PM

I’m watching The More the Merrier starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. Charles Coburn is always fun to watch. I wonder has Charles Coburn been a SOTM or had a day in SUTS?

 

Charles Coburn had a Summer Under the Stars day in 2013. As you probably know, he made three films with Jean Arthur-- THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES; THE MORE THE MERRIER; and THE IMPATIENT YEARS.


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:05 PM

I’m watching The More the Merrier starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. Charles Coburn is always fun to watch. I wonder has Charles Coburn been a SOTM or had a day in SUTS?


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 05:31 PM

Good one tonight at 8 EDT. The rarely shown EASY LIVING (1937)

 

Yes, it's one of Jean Arthur's best.

 

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 12:19 PM

Good one tonight at 8 EDT. The rarely shown EASY LIVING (1937)


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:06 AM

I'm looking forward to watching James Garner's first offering of his day, "Mr. Buddwing".  I've only seen it twice.  First time I really didn't get it, but it was interesting enough for me to stick with it.  Second time I was struck by the supporting performances of Jean Simmons, Angela Lansbury, and Suzanne Pleshette--they were all very good.

 

Good point(s). I think MR. BUDDWING is one of those films that does have to be watched more than once. There are multiple layers within the story, and it's easy to miss some of it the first time.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 09:56 PM

I thought they would show Victor/Victoria on James Garner day but I guess TCM felt they showed that enough times this year already.

I'm looking forward to watching James Garner's first offering of his day, "Mr. Buddwing".  I've only seen it twice.  First time I really didn't get it, but it was interesting enough for me to stick with it.  Second time I was struck by the supporting performances of Jean Simmons, Angela Lansbury, and Suzanne Pleshette--they were all very good.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:01 PM

Favorite Days: Edward G. Robinson, Bing Crosby, Jean Harlow, Anne Baxter, Esther Williams, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Hedy Lamarr and Spencer Tracy. I’m looking forward to Boris Karloff and Jean Arthur days. I thought they would show Victor/Victoria on James Garner day but I guess TCM felt they showed that enough times this year already.

 


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:19 PM

If you like Mae West, Night After Night is definitely a must-see.  Her scenes with Alison Skipworth are a hoot!  I wish we'd have seen her in more roles like this one.

 

It's also a rare opportunity for TCM viewers to see Wynne Gibson, one of my favorite pre-code bad girls.

 

And, George Raft makes a nice debut in a starring role as well.  He's not "wooden" here, as he usually isn't in his pre-code days.  He is pretty memorable exiting a bathtub!

 

Ha!  I guess I was so stunned, I'd forgotten whether he was coming or going.

 

Just finished watching it again, and loved it, even if the ending is a bit abrupt. 


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:45 AM

I'm recording a half dozen films from Cummings day. I think I may have seen a few of them, but cant remember. If so, I'll just delete them.

 

You'll have to tell us which ones you're not deleting. :)


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:31 PM

My vote is for the Cyd Charisse Day. Or Humphrey Bogart Day.
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Posted 23 August 2016 - 03:34 PM

I'm recording a half dozen films from Cummings day. I think I may have seen a few of them, but cant remember. If so, I'll just delete them.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:43 PM

I haven't seen too many of CC's films so I will be recording most of the day tomorrow. 

 

From a post I made in another thread--

 

Constance Cummings on TCM

August 24, 2016

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TRAVELING HUSBANDS (RKO)

HAUNTED HONEYMOON (MGM)

THE MIND READER (WB)

THIS MAN IS MINE (RKO)

FINGER OF GUILT (RKO)

IN THE COOL OF THE DAY (MGM)

THE BIG TIMER (COL)

ATTORNEY FOR THE DEFENSE (COL)

THE GUILTY GENERATION (COL)

BROADWAY THRU A KEYHOLE (UA)

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT (PAR)

AMERICAN MADNESS (COL)

SEVEN SINNERS (GAU)

MOVIE CRAZY (PAR)

THE CRIMINAL CODE (COL)

 

RKO=Radio Pictures; MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; WB=Warner Brothers; COL=Columbia; UA=United Artists; PAR=Paramount; GAU=Gaumont.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 11:13 AM

I know nothing about Constance Cummings but I am looking forward to her day.  Any suggestions??

 

"The Mind Reader" is fun (and Warren William and Allen Jenkins steal the show) and "The Guilty 

Generation" is worth a look-see just to see Boris Karloff playing a mobster. "American Madness"

is a great film, too.

 

I haven't seen too many of CC's films so I will be recording most of the day tomorrow.  To me,

honoring Constance Cummings is what SUTS should be more about  --  Stars whose work you

are less familiar with so it's great fun to finally see them in action.

 

Lydecker


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:32 AM

I know nothing about Constance Cummings but I am looking forward to her day.  Any suggestions??

 

Make sure you watch MOVIE CRAZY. It's a Paramount film TCM rarely shows, and she's very good in it.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 10:23 AM

I know nothing about Constance Cummings but I am looking forward to her day.  Any suggestions??


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:19 AM

I agree that Frank Morgan does an acceptable job so it isn't like he is totally miscast like Davis in Mr. Skeffington (ha ha).    But I still say someone like Marshall or Powell would have been a better fit for the role,  especially when one looks at the male rival (Montgomery).  

 

Maybe we're seeing the publisher differently than the playwright had intended with the original material. Perhaps the idea is that the publisher is older and more established, and compared to the younger guy, he seems more stable (even if he's not). I think we're to assume Myrna's character is captivated by what an older man can offer, instead of someone her age who doesn't have a career. So it's more than just physical attraction; plus she's looking for a father figure, not a brother she can quarrel with all the time. If this is the case, then the actor who plays the publisher does not have to be amazingly handsome; though it does seem to work better with Herbert Marshall who is a little more suave and cultured.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:31 PM

Strangely enough -- Ann Baxter day was one of my favorites.  I think she was an underrated actress who brought an honesty to her performance.  I also love her voice, sweet and husky.  I enjoyed catching a few films I had never seen -- Swamp Water and The North Star.

 

Janet Gaynor day was interesting.  I enjoyed the late silent films she made with Charles Farrell.  Cinematography was at its peak in some of those films -- they were quite beautiful and moving.  Once sound came in, some of those early talkies are unwatchable, as if the camera forgot how to move...

 

James Edwards day was also excellent.  Home of the Brave was so powerful and moving, as much about the bonding among the men in the unit and the effects of combat, as about racism.  The Set-Up was brilliant -- hard-hitting -- no pun intended, what a gem.  I tried to stay up through Bright Victory, but it was too late, even on a vacation night.  That evening made me think about some of the risk-taking and ground-breaking films that were coming out of the late 40s and early 50s.

 

 

 


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