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  1. MovieGal53

    Gift of Love (1958) Robert Stack Lauren Becall

    > > And I did not think the little girl was good enough to handle such a huge part. She was no Natalie Wood. The last thirty minutes where the narrative relies on her and Robert Stack was difficult to watch, because he was trying to get her to bring some depth to the role, especially in those dramatic scenes but her line deliveries were so monotone and emotionless that all the hard work Bacall had done earlier in the picture was compromised. The scene where she calls the orphanage and tells them to come back and get her was painful, no feeling to it at all. She should have been borderline hysterical, or at least very bereft, at that point. > When Hettie made the phone call to the orphange she WAS without emotion. That was self preservation for her. Withdrawing from the reality of the situation was the only way the child could cope. So I don't think it was the actress but rather the way in which the director wanted the scene to play out.
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    The Dark Mirror

    Thanks. I appreciate the response.
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    The dummy on the left is Jerry Mahoney's father. Sorry FredC. don't mean to hijack your thread, I just couldn't resist! lol
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    Fred, I have wanted to see the original version of THE LETTER for some time now. Your "head's up" is greatly appreciated.
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    Thank You

    Dianembarb, Welcome! I share your sentiments about TCM. It has been of great solace to me over the years.
  6. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote}FredC and MovieGal, > > Thanks for the kind words! > > Glad you appreciate the information! You are most welcome!
  7. Izcutter, Thank you for taking the time to post this information. Your updates and voice of reason are greatly appreciated.
  8. > {quote:title=LonesomePolecat wrote:}{quote}I just realized this was SUTS and not SOTM, which is what I suggested. But in any case I think we all want more attention paid to great character actors! My apologies Lonesome. I got carried away. lol How about a SUTS devoted to or including character actors? One day for each name that has been mentioned. Edited by: MovieGal53 on Sep 19, 2012 3:13 PM Edited by: MovieGal53 on Sep 19, 2012 3:16 PM
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    I'm so proud of me!

    Congratulations Lonesome! You have given me hope that my suggestions might be heard.
  10. > {quote:title=AddisonDeWitless wrote:}{quote}Namely Gladys George, Maria Ouspenskaya, C. Aubrey Smith , Marjorie Rambeau and William Demarest. > > ..and for some supporting players who may not have enough films to fill out a whole 24 hours (Ernest Thesiger? Phyllis Povah? Patricia Collinge? Laird Cregar? Mary Boland?) may I suggest a Star of the Month dedicated to Scene Stealers ? > Yes I did Addison! Thank you for adding such excellent choices. Here are a few more: Charles Coburn Gladys Cooper May Robson Sara Haden James Gleason Reginald Gardner Barry Fitzgerald
  11. Since I'm trying to get recognition for character actors my choices would be: Beulah Bondi Anges Moorehead Monty Wooley Thomas Mitchell Charlie Ruggles Eve Arden Edmund Gwenn Lucille Watson Ellen Corby Thelma Ritter Gene Lockhart SZ Sakall Frank Morgan There is a "bakers dozen" for SUTS or SOTM.
  12. The "heads up" is greatly appreciated. As this thread states THE BREAKING POINT is one of Garfield's greatest films. My DVR will be set accordingly. To newbies on the board, if you want to see a legend at work please watch this film. You won't be disappointed.
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    The vast majority of the December schedule

    clavinnme, Thanks for the updated schedule. No disrespect for fans of this film but I wish TCM would stop airing ALL MINE TO GIVE during the holiday season. Yes, it takes place at Christmas time but it is one of the most depressing films I have ever seen. Also, CHRISTMAS STORY is not part of the holiday lineup this year maybe because it airs on TCM's sister station TBS. It's just nice to see it uncut and unedited. A big YIPPEEEE for RADIO DAYS! My husband and I love this film so a BIG thank you to TCM for making it part of the New Year's Eve lineup. All in all another great December schedule!
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    My favorite song is The Way You Look Tonight from Swing Time. Enjoy! Edited by: MovieGal53 on Sep 11, 2012 4:54 PM
  15. TCM, may we please have a Summer Under the Stars featuring character actors? Or a year in which you bestow Star of the Month on 12 of them. Beulah Bondi's films alone would fill an entire month so I place this idea for your consideration.
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    Charater Actors for SOTM or SUTS

    Hibi, Thanks for the suggestion. I scrolled on down to the Contact Us link and sent my post to TCM. I'm asking those who are in agreement with me to please contact TCM so we can make this happen. Thanks.
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    Dark Passage

    It has been awhile since I last saw this film but, as always, it's interesting to say the least. The plot seemed extremely far fetched. How did Bacall know that Parry was in the bushes and WHY did she stop to help? Supposedly because her father was unjustly accused of murder but the angle of Irene suddenly coming to Parry's rescue with lodging and support was extremely unbelievable. So was Bogart looking like the invisable man for awhile. Also, after surgery, I did not think he looked younger then his previous self which we saw in the photo. On the contrary, he looked about the same age. The one bright spot in this film was Agnes Moorehead. Loved how she became the focus in the confrontation scene between her and Bogart. She has always been underrated as far as I'm concerned and deserves to be SOTM. (please, TCM)
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    Charater Actors for SOTM or SUTS

    Swithin, Beulah Bondi was one of THE most underrated actress's in the history of film. Yes, that sounds dramatic but her range was incredible. My most favorite role of her's was Lucy in MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW. Ms. Bondi never fails to bring me to tears each time I see that film. Agnes Moorehead is another exceptional example along with Mae Robson, Lucille Watson, Charlie Ruggles, James Mitchell, and the list goes on. It would be wonderful if TCM shines the spotlight on all of them for a change.
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    The vast majority of the December schedule

    Fantastic lineup! Happy to see that TCM is keeping Holiday Sunday nights. The Barbara Stanwyck lineup is extensive with some favorites and some that I have never seen before. My DVR will be working overtime in December! Thank you *calvinnme* for taking the time to post the entire schedule.
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    TCM needs a rethink

    > {quote:title=hlywdkjk wrote:}{quote}*"Sorry, my mistake. I thought you were discussing People Will Talk starring Grant and Jeanne Crain."* - MovieGal53 > > No mistake. You're right. That film is the one 'jamesjazzguitar' and I were discussing. (I can "confuse" *Talk Of The Town* and *People Will Talk*.) > > The film is marked as a "premiere" in the September Now Playing guide - but that isn't always correct. It usually is but sometimes a previously seen film gets tagged as a "premiere". > > Either way, everyone who hasn't seen the film should make time for it this week. *hlywdkik,* Thank you.
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    Dark Passage

    Speaking of PBS, for those in the NY tri-state area DARK PASSAGE will air Saturday, September 15 at 9 pm on WNET channel 13.
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    TCM needs a rethink

    Sorry, my mistake. I thought you were discussing People Will Talk starring Grant and Jeanne Crain. That's what I get for not reading the entire thread. lol
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    TCM needs a rethink

    *People Will Talk* has aired on Fox Movie Channel. Maybe you saw it there?
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    Barbara Stanwyck is December Star of the Month

    *calvinme,* Thanks for the wonderful news! I can't think of a better way to spend the holiday season then with Stanwyck as SOTM. Thank you,TCM!
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    Dark Passage

    Thanks *lavenderblue*. I'm sorry to hear that *Conflict* is not being scheduled during the remaining months of this year. Your researching is appreciated. Maybe the TCM store has it on DVD. (crossing fingers) *Jezebelle* ,My gosh, I had forgotten that AFI bestowed such an honor on Bogart. Thank you for jogging my memory.

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