MovieGal53

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  1. MovieGal53

    Which Holiday Film Would You Choose?

    jamesjazzguiter, Thanks for the heads up about IT'S LOVE I'M AFTER. I haven't seen this film in a long while and it's one of my favorites. Is it scheduled for New Years Eve or New Years Day?
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    Which Holiday Film Would You Choose?

    casablancalover, I am a fan of A CHRISTMAS STORY too and eventhough it airs for 24 hours on Christmas Day I say "so what." Christmastime wouldn't be the same without it. Have no fear for you did not break any rules. Since I couldn't name just one holiday film it's nice to know that I'm not alone. If you find any info on THE HOLLY AND iVY please post it. I searched in my Leonard Maltin Movie Guide for the film and it wasn't listed. misswonderly, can you shed some light on this film?
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    Which Holiday Film Would You Choose?

    stjohnry, Isn't IT HAPPENED ON FIFTH AVENUE a delightful film? I also saw this sweet gem for the first time on TCM a couple of years ago and echo your stentiments about it. Thank you for mentioning it.
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    Robert Osborne's Return

    We all know that it's supposed to be sometime in October but does anyone know the date? My wish is that he will resume his hosting duties after The Essentials on Saturday night. But I've always been a dreamer...
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    Which Holiday Film Would You Choose?

    Eugenia, I'm 50 something and still look forward to It's A Charlie Brown Christmas! lol
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    Which Holiday Film Would You Choose?

    MISSWONDERLY- I have never seen The Holly & The Ivy. Has it ever been shown on TCM? One Magic Christmas IS an unusual film but sweet nonetheless. Given the plot it easily resonates today. MRROBERTS - When I was a child (early 60's) All Mine To Give was broadcast every Christmas Day. Tear jerker sums it up best. I echo Amber's sentiments...it is one of the saddest films I have ever seen. TERRENCE1 - Remember The Night along with The Bishops Wife are the two holiday films I cannot do without. A note to anyone who is thinking of purchasing Remember The Night from Amazon. Don't. They manufacture the order On Demand meaning it's a copy. You will not get any of the features that go along with TCM's version or Robert Osborne's intro to the film.
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    Which Holiday Film Would You Choose?

    <<My all-time favorite for the holidays is "Remember the Night" with the extraordinary Stanwyck. This is the ultimate in movies about going home for the holidays. Terrence.>> I agree with you 100%. REMEMBER THE NIGHT is my favorite holiday film as well. It always seemed a shame to me that this gem never got the recognition it deserved. When TCM started airing it a couple of years ago I was delighted. Sadly, it's not on the schedule this holiday season but that's why we have DVD's! 8^D
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    BETTE DAVIS

    You are very welcome! Bette Davis is one of my favorite actress's and this thread along with EugeniaH's Barbara Stanwyck thread are two of my "go to" threads in the forum. Keep up the good work because it's appreciated! Thank you for your review of the TCM Bette Davis Film Collection. On your recommendation I purchased it and can't wait until it arrives! <<And, MovieGal, thank you so much for saying that you love this thread. It made me feel so good, I love to hear that threads I make really enjoy people! And, as you probably have guessed, I own the Bette Davis TCM Greatest Classics Legend Collection. I am glad you want to buy it! I have also watched Dark Victory a myriad of times and have not listened to the commentary once. I didn't even know that it had commentary! So, it's your choice if you want to turn it on or off. In my next post, you will see all the posters of The Great Lie (which just happened to be shown this year on my birthday)...>> Bette D. 19
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    What was turner classic movies like back in the day

    How could I forget Abbott and Costello on WPIX! And the Three Stooges. 8^D
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    What was turner classic movies like back in the day

    My gosh, the memories this thread is bringing back to me! EugeniaH, I am a New Yorker too...do you remember The Million Dollar Movie? It aired on WOR channel 9 and opened with the theme song to Gone With The Wind. They aired Mighty Joe Young and King Kong all the time. This is when my appreciation for classic films began. The Late Show (before David Letterman's version) aired every night at 11:30pm. I remember being allowed to stay up and watch the old films on the weekends. It's opening graphics showed an apartment house and one by one the lights would go on in the building. When the film ended...the lights would go off in each apartment. My brother was the offical channel changer in our house or who ever got up during commercials. Ahhh, the good old days! lol
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    BETTE DAVIS

    I absolutely LOVE this thread! Thank you BetteDavis19 for starting it. Has anyone purchased the TCM Classic Films Collection Bette Davis? I was considering it until I read a review that states the commentary during DARK VICTORY cannot be turned off. Please let me know if this is the case. Thanks.
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    Which Holiday Film Would You Choose?

    Thanks for the responses so far! I'm ashamed to say that I have never seen TENTH AVENUE ANGEL. It's airing in December so I will set my DVR. BACHELOR MOTHER is another sweet holiday film along with HOLIDAY AFFAIR and REMEMBER THE NIGHT. I'm trying to figure out which one of these films would make a good Secret Santa gift. Any suggestions?
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    BETTE DAVIS

    THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER is hillarious! Great holiday film for anytime of the year. Enjoy!
  14. Did anyone have trouble receiving theirs. After numerous calls to cutomer service and the promise of a replacement being sent I still haven't gotten it. If anyone else had similar problems please let me know. Thanks.
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    IF YOU COULD LIVE IN A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

    Without hesitation my choice would be SINCE YOU WENT AWAY. Even though it deals with the homefront during the height of WWII it's depiction of a close knit family formed by blood and circumstances draws me in every time I view the film. They were making sacrifices yet they had everything. Would love to sit at the table with Anne, Jane, Brig, the Col, Tony, and Phedelia. Maybe play a game of charades after dinner or take Soda for a walk. Yes, just plop be down in that film and I would be happy!
  16. Dargo, Aww, I knew you were kidding. 8^D
  17. TCMWebAdmin, Choosing one film has been difficult but after much thought I would have to say MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTION. To me this film represents the fact that one person can make a difference through perserverence and dedication.
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    October's Now Playing Guide

    Calamity, In the four years that I have been subscribing to The Now Playing Guide there have only been three missed issues. It doesn't happen very often at least not for me. The issue I had was the amount of time it takes for a replacement copy to be sent out. It seems to take forever but again three times in four years isn't that bad. The Guide it self is wonderful. Which is why I wanted a replacement copy instead of an extension of my subscribtion. I generally receive Now Playing around the first week of the month and that issue is for the following month. ( October in September, November in October, etc.) When it arrives in the mail I brew some tea, sit in my comfy chair, and read through the magazine highlighting films that I want to see for that month. For me it's a treat. Your overall experience with The Now Playing Guide should be fine. 8^) Edited by: MovieGal53 on Oct 19, 2011 2:31 PM
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    2012 WISH LIST

    In 2012 I would love to see TCM re-air WHITE BANNERS. It was released in 1938 and starred Claude Rains and Faye Bainter. Also A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (1945) THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE (1945) MY FOOLISH HEART (1949)
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    Robert Osborne's Return

    ClassicFilmMan, Your information in regard to Robert's return was enough for me. I understand completely and would not expect anything else. You're a good confidant!
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    October's Now Playing Guide

    MontyC, In this modern world that we live in with all it's technological wonders I'm amazed at the antiquated system used for the Now Playing Guide. I love the magazine, don't get me wrong. It's the hassle that drives me crazy. I'm happy to say November's issue arrived today. However, I've lost all hope of ever receiving the replacement copy for this month.
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    October's Now Playing Guide

    MontyC, Sorry you're going through this but relieved that it's not just me. I was also told waaay back at the end of September that an issue is not considered late until the 25th of the month. They mailed me a replacement copy for October on the 27th of September. I stlll haven't gotten it. Talked to a customer service rep yesterday and her response was, " Well, you can access the guide online." Okay but I don't pay $12.95 a year to read the program info online. She said my subscription would be extended one month. Now it looks like I won't be receiving November's either because the guide is usually delivered by the 5th of every month. And, again, another issue hasn't arrived. I have been a subscriber of the Now Playing Guide for four years and never had a problem now it seems that I will be missing two issues. WHAT HAPPENED?
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    Robert Osborne's Return

    ClassicFilmMan, Your updates on our beloved Robert are most appreciated. It is a relief to know that he is doing so well and that he will be back to his full duties very soon. Congratulations on your suggestion of a Barrymore SOTM. I will look forward to that.
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    Susan Hayward films

    Sounds like it could be WHERE LOVE HAS GONE starring Miss Hayward from 1964. Here is the synopsis from the TCMdb. "Contractor Luke Miller returns to the San Francisco home of his ex-wife, sculptress Valerie Hayden, after learning that their 15-year-old daughter, Dani, has been arrested for the murder of Valerie's lover. His plane is met by lawyer Gordon Harris, who callously engineered Luke's divorce and deprived him of the right to visit his daughter. Now, however, Harris asks Luke's help in providing a favorable family setting for the juvenile court hearing but discourages any hopes of gaining Dani's custody once the case is resolved. Luke's return revives memories of his former life with Valerie and her domineering mother, Mrs. Gerald Hayden. When Luke and Valerie are married, he aspires to become an independent architect, but Mrs. Hayden forces him into a business partnership with her. Valerie, ignorant of her mother's underhanded ways, blames Luke for being weak; his subsequent drinking problem and her adultery combine to destroy the marriage . Terrified that her mother might be awarded custody of the child, Valerie takes moral responsibility for the murder at the hearing; in addition, she blames her failure as a mother on her own sorry upbringing, a disclosure that both discredits and humiliates Mrs. Hayden. Freed at last from her mother's domination, Valerie commits suicide, making possible a reunion between Dani and Luke."
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    Holiday Scenes in 1940s Films

    To my recollection, the only film to deal with all of the holiday's that you mention is HOLIDAY INN. I can't recall any other film that does that.

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