Bronxgirl48

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  1. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Is THE MAD MISS MANTON considered screwball noir? Or is it too "diluted" with late Depression-era social significance?
  2. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    "Come back, Sidney! I wanna chastise you!" One of my all-time favorite lines of dialogue. I concluded a long time ago that Clifford Odets was a major sick piece of work, lol.
  3. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    I have to echo Hibi's answer -- it wasn't made clear WHY they hated each other. For myself, I wouldn't make the assumption that Garfield's political views made him sympathetic to "fringe" members of society at that time. Don't like to paint people with that broad a brush. Just my opinion.
  4. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Wonder why it was necessary to mention Pearson's and Gomez's gayness. Did that have something to do with why they hated each other? So what if they both wanted their partners on the set.
  5. Bronxgirl48

    Silent Sundays - 2019

    I must say in all honesty I am also somewhat ambivalent about this new direction. Must everything be politically correct and socially acceptable? Seems very Orwellian to me.
  6. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Lafitte, I'm gonna check out Frank in McGraw on YouTube! Never heard of that show. As for his voice, it always seems "normal" to me -- neither high nor low, but I'll get back to you on that. Deep and resonant works best for this girl -- Gregory Peck would head that list. No to Wally Beery under any circumstances, lol. Although I do get all warm and glowy when I hear Ronald Colman, Robert Donat, or Richard Greene. (I must admit I'm a sucker for British accents) Now one could say that the actor with the most beautiful voice in all of filmdom is Edmund Gwenn. Unfortunately there isn't anything else to go with it.... For some reason George Brent is sexy to me with a Southern accent (JEZEBEL) We've got frogs here in South Florida who sound just like Eugene Pallette.
  7. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Noir actors: I've always had a soft spot for Frank Lovejoy, rugged looks, nice thin lips, AND, born in the Bronx! (raised in NJ but that's ok too)
  8. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    I agree. (great actor btw, one of my favorites) Now...let's talk about Warren William. Frankly I have never understood his appeal as an actor. I've almost concluded it must have something to do with his mustache which, along with Warren's rather theatrical line deliveries always made him seem like the kind of overripe performer that Harvey Korman would make fun of.
  9. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    YES, lol. The only antidote is to close my eyes and dream of him in ONE MILLION BC.
  10. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Poor Charles. I read a quote from him: "I've got a face that would stop a clock" But one of the world's greatest actors.
  11. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Thank you my fellow Bronxite! The Bronx In Us -- that's the follow up to the 1935 The Irish In Us with James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Frank McHugh, lol.
  12. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    LOL Thanks for the plug! (btw, Henry's great pal Jimmy Stewart also had some serious werewolf hands) And blubbery lips.
  13. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Joanne Dru was attracted to Broderick Crawford's Willie Stark in ALL THE KING'S MEN. Just goes to show you that power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
  14. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    LOL oh my gosh I've never seen that episode! Wonder if it's on YouTube.
  15. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Disgusting, isn't it? Have you ever seen Wallace Ford in an undershirt? Wonderful character actor but has the screen's worst ARMPITS. Sad but true.
  16. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    I think I'd rather have Gregory Peck, lol. Because even when Peck plays bad boys, there's still something sweet shining through.... Well okay maybe not in THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL.
  17. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    By golly! Be still my heart! LOL
  18. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Check Laird out as a French-Canadian fur trapper (he co-stars with Paul Muni) in HUDSON'S BAY. Lots of avoirdupois in that one.
  19. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    You've got Ygor teeth? "They die DEAD -- I die -- LIVE!" Modern dentistry can fix these little problems, lol. You just have to work up the courage to actually make an appointment. Bendix (btw, he and Alan Ladd were great friends IRL! Alan always tried to include him in his films) was a fine character actor but zero romantic appeal. However I can see where you might think of the comparison to Paul Douglas -- both beefy, ungainly types that women wouldn't automatically be drawn to, but I do think Douglas had some charm on screen whereas William Bendix came across as sort of thuggish even if the character wasn't.
  20. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Would you believe I've never heard Boris as The Grinch? It's true! Frankly I'd rather picture him as that character than the creepy mummy. Freaks me out every time! Great actor.
  21. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Garfield is great in OUT OF THE FOG, isn't he? Scary character! As for Qualen, you know what? I've seen a few films where he doesn't have the Scandinavian accent. Unfortunately (as usual) I cannot remember what they are.
  22. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Oh that Elia, lol. Frankly I wouldn't trust anything old self-serving Gadge said about actors. (he made some derogatory comments about James Cagney and I've never forgiven him) Okay, Paul Douglas. A certain sweet beefy charm and willingness to please. He'd do the dishes but still be able to be a real man in every sense of that word. And I guarantee that every woman on this board would choose him over Broderick Crawford.
  23. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Most definitely! Very distinguished yet rogue-like at the same time. A very beguiling combination for the ladies.
  24. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    I hate hairy men. First time I saw James Caan in his undershirt in THE GODFATHER I nearly threw up. Those horrible shoulders were bad enough, but THE HAIR ON THOSE SHOULDERS.
  25. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Polly, I found it! THE GREAT O'MALLEY, 1937. Bogart, Ann Sheridan and Sybil Jason!

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