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    I love classic films. That's why I'm here.
  1. CineMaven

    A Walk on the Noir Side

    Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:23 PM I hate to bring up a potentially sore subject ;-) but are some of our faves doing a lot of time over at that other place, the Oasis. I don't fault them, I love them wherever they are, but how about a hello once in a while. :-) The new software might be a factor as well. I think we lost a few overall in TCM Land here due to that. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Reaching out to any of my Ramblers out there. Been hanging in the dark with some lethal femmes fatales. I find the change in this Board's interface just too difficult to use. You all know where to find me.
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    RAMBLES Part II

    Hi Ramblers! Lupino. How do you want her? She can be soft or hard; gentle or volcanic. She can break your heart...or tear it out. TCM will make it Ida Lupino day today with eight films featuring her acting and directing. You can have her any way you want her. Or you can take what Ida gives you. Whichever way...Ida, I idolize ya.
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    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    Grimesy - ( :-) ) Good to see you are increasing your vocabulary on classic films by leaps and bounds. I see westerns, comedies, dramas, noir and a silent, on your latest list. You've got a myriad of types as well. Looks to be an enjoyable journey for you this diving into classic films and kibbitzing with folks on-line. You learn something from every film ( and ev'ry film fan ) whether it's a hit or a miss and we learn from you. This Message Board is about to undergo some big changes. Who knows what the heck will be on the other side of this all, but I just wanted to send you my regards here and I hope Kyle's thread for you remains intact. Keep your lists and bon mots coming.
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    RAMBLES Part II

    You're so right Miss G., how could I forget. Looks like this Message Board will be undergoing a dramatic change. If all is not lost, I'll see all you ramblers over on the other side of The Change. If not, you know where to find me.
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    RAMBLES Part II

    "Your mention of TV detectives in that time frame made me wonder why they didn't burn themselves out like the westerns did. There sure were a lot of them." Good question. Could it be because the detective story took place in current times? And do you remember all the DOCTOR shows? ( "Ben Casey" "Dr. Kildare" "The Nurses" "Medical Center" etc..... )
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    RAMBLES Part II

    I know I know I know. You all think I'm nuts, cuckoo, crazy for loving my Sammykins. Well someone else thinks he's kind of cool too: http://ladailymirror.com/2014/03/24/mary-mallory-hollywood-heights-samuel-s-hinds-pasadena-playhouse-founder-movie-actor/
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    RAMBLES Part II

    Hi there Miss G.: I don't know how I've missed this one all these years, it just never seemed to cross my radar. Next time, hopefully, it will air when I can watch start-to-finish. I hope you get to see the movie in its entirety; it's so wonderfully 60's. Now, you may not like it.....but I think it's worth getting under your cinematic belt. Jack Favell and I enjoyed it, and Moira...whew! She just tore it apart in that clever hilarious way she writes which you can check out here: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4884&p=147048#p147048 I hope you see it one day, and judge for yourself. i never saw Suzanne so pretty. Is Genvieve Paige the same actress who played the snotty mistress of Gregory Peck in Snows of Kilimanjaro? Because the character seems almost exactly the same. Suzanne is one of my favorite 60's actresses. I wish she would have made a stronger mark in films. She was smart enough, and pretty enough; had a presence. The snooty snotty mistress in "Snows of Kilimanjaro" was Hildegard Kneff but I see how you'd mixed those two: European, and snooty/snotty. this was my first ever exposure to Franciscus...I'm afraid I didn't care for what I saw, but that may be the part he's playing (for his sake, I hope!) I was very distracted wondering if he dyed his hair...he just doesn't look like a natural blonde (I ought to know! ). As MovieMan says, I've only seen James Franciscus as a blonde. I think he's a natural. I saw him throughout the 60's and 70's. He was also married to Wild Bill Wellman's daughter in real life. Had to look up Ann Doran's picture---she WAS in everything, it seemed. She reminds me a little Betty Field. Ahhhhh the ubiquitous ANN DORAN: If you were groggy and half-asleep, you'd know Ann Doran by her voice. It's so distinctive. ( I stop everytime I see her. ) She was Kirk Douglas' secretary in "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers"...she's married to Regis Toomey in "Meet John Doe" and also tries to talk him off the ledge, she's Rosalind Russell's best friend in "Roughly Speaking" and most famously, she plays James Dean's mother in "Rebel Without A Cause" to name a very few of her films. ( She and John Ridgely are a tag-team of ubiquity. ) MovieMan1957 writes: He was blind. That was the gimmick because detective shows were everywhere in 1971. It wasn't gimmicky enough, I guess. MM, I remember all those detective shows. You had the bald detective, the heavy-set detective, the black detective, the wheelchair-bound detective, the women detectives, not to mention the blonde bombshell detective. With all those detectives on the case, it's a wonder there was any crime in the 70's.
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    SUE SUE II...

    King Rat writes: Hi, Maven! Looking forward to seeing you again at the festival. Thanks for recommending Her Sister's Secret so strongly. That's probably the one I'll go for. Hi there Brother Rat. I hope to see you at the festival as well, sans buttered popcorn. ( Lesson learned. ) "Her Sister's Secret" might be considered a "woman's film" but I enjoyed it very much and I hope you do too if that's your final choice. SueSue Applegate writes: Cinemaven, I love your photos! Tell us where you were and who you were with! I was at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater a few months ago, during their Edgar G. Ulmer retrospective and those photos are me with Ulmer biographer Noah Isenberg, and Ulmer's daughter, Arianne Ulmer Cipes. Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. << Sigh! >> That's all. << Sigh! >>
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    SUE SUE II...

    KING RAT writes: Three of the films which had interested me the most--*Sorcerer,* The Pawnbroker, and *Her Sister's Secret*--are, naturally, being shown at the same time. Hi there Brother Rat. I jumped for joy when I saw "Her Sister's Secret" on the schedule. I'd recently met the author of the Edgar G. Ulmer book and Ulmer's daughter up at Lincoln Center during the retrospective of Ulmer's work, and finally saw "Her Sister's Secret" streamed from Amazon. I enjoyed it so much, I watched it three times. I know our tastes are different, but I would strongly recommend that one for you. ...Like I was saying, I jumped for joy when I saw it on the TCMFF schedule...UNTIL my eyes scanned across that same time line and saw "THE WOMEN" playing at the same time. DRAT! Again, my recommendation would be for "Her Sister's Secret." Margaret Lindsay is marvelous. And the movie is uncharacteristically unsettling for a movie from the 1940's. Aaaaah TCM. The torture. The decisions. How dastardly of them to pit "Johnny Guitar" against "The Heiress." Or "Blazing Saddles" next to "The Best Years Of Our Lives." Apples and oranges? Naaaaah. Heeere we go again...
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    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    The conversations I read and have read here at this thread, often make me interested in seeing films I might not ever consider watching; a testimony to the good-natured ribbing...and great writing. ( That's how I wound up seeing "The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg." )
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    RAMBLES Part II

    Holy mackeral! - The movie airs Thursday afternoon. Oooh boy.
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    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    I've never seen "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" but if I may interrupt for just one hot second, I have to say your comment here Miss G.: "I can see how young girls would be crazy for her, though. She massages their dreams while in reality she's only massaging her ego and protecting herself from the truth about her life. She can get away with fooling herself because she's in a small pond and dealing with impressionable young people...but put her in the big city shark tank and she'd lose a lot of that ego....and her illusions," ...is really quite a profound observation on a movie character and how people act in real life. Just saying I was struck by what you wrote. BRILLIANT!
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    RAMBLES Part II

    MISS GODDESS wrote: Drat I wish I'd received your reminder sooner...I was unconscious until about 1 in the afternoon on Sunday (didn't get to sleep until 6 am). I have never seen this movie and I think it sounds like great fun from your description. I don't think I've ever seen Franciscus in a movie..." - 10/17/2011 So I'm here to give you a Guilty Pleasure Alert for "YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE." Thursday - March 13th: 4:30 PM - YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE (1964) A novelist exercises a powerful spell over every woman he meets. Dir:?Delmer Daves. Cast:? James Franciscus, Suzanne Pleshette, Genevi?ve Page.137 mins. ...And James Franciscus is just the guy who can do it:
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    RAMBLES Part II

    BORZAGE ALERT! BORZAGE ALERT! Tuesday - March 11th 10:30 AM - LIVING ON VELVET ( 1935 ) - A guilt-ridden pilot finds a new outlook on life when he falls for a society girl. Dir:?Frank Borzage. Cast:? Kay Francis, Warren William, George Brent. BW-76 mins. I'm not sure where this fits in the lexicon of Borzage's work, but I'll find out Tuesday morning. I did see this once a long loooooong time ago and remember the "meet cute" scene with Francis and Brent at a swanky dinner party. But I'll go in there this time with a very new appreciation of Frank Borzage.
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    RAMBLES Part II

    THE MIGHTY ROMAN The dark and lovely RUTH ROMAN is featured today on TCM. Her name might not always be on the tip of our tongue, but there's no arguing Roman gives consistently good performances. Most times she's a strong tough dame...and I wouldn't have her any other way. 6:00 AM - ALWAYS LEAVE THEM LAUGHING (1949) - A vaudeville clown neglects his family while fighting for stardom. Dir:?Roy Del Ruth Cast:? Milton Berle , Virginia Mayo , Ruth Roman. BW-116 mins. 8:00 AM - THE WINDOW (1949) - A boy who always lies witnesses a murder but can't get anyone but the killer to believe him. Dir:?Ted Tetzlaff Cast:? Barbara Hale , Arthur Kennedy , Paul Stewart. BW-74 mins. 9:30 AM - BARRICADE (1950) - Two fugitives try to prove the head of a mining camp is a murderer. Dir:?Peter Godfrey Cast:? Dane Clark , Raymond Massey , Ruth Roman. C-75 mins. 11:00 AM - COLT .45 (1950) - A gun salesman tracks down the outlaws who stole his sample case. Dir:?Edwin L. Marin Cast:?Randolph Scott, Ruth Roman , Zachary Scott. C-74 mins. 12:30 PM - DALLAS (1950) - A renegade Confederate officer tries to hide his identity while bringing law and order to the West. Dir:?Stuart Heisler Cast:? Gary Cooper , Ruth Roman , Steve Cochran. C-94 mins. 2:15 PM - LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (1951) - An actress champions the cause of a man whom she believes has been falsely accused of murdering his wife. Dir:?King Vidor Cast:? Ruth Roman , Richard Todd , Mercedes McCambridge . BW-90 mins. 4:00 PM - STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951)- A man's joking suggestion that he and a chance acquaintance trade murders turns deadly. Dir:?Alfred Hitchcock Cast:? Farley Granger , Ruth Roman , Robert Walker. BW-101 mins. 6:00 PM - THE FAR COUNTRY (1955) - Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble. Dir:?Anthony Mann Cast:? James Stewart , Ruth Roman , Corinne Calvet.C-97 mins. Letterbox Format. 3:45 AM - INVITATION (1952) - A millionaire tries to buy his dying daughter a husband. Dir:?Gottfried Reinhardt Cast:? Van Johnson Dorothy McGuire , Ruth Roman. BW-85 mins.

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