mandog917

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  1. I loved the course but was wondering about The Three Stooges. Other than the cameo in It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World and the remaking of an old gag in Have Rocket, Will Travel, I don't recall any Three Stooges lesson. Maybe because I grew up in the '60s, when I think of slapstick the first act I think of is The Stooges since they were a big part of TV at the time. Again, I loved the course and thanks! James
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    NEXT YEAR!

    Westerns would be great! I became a big fan later in life, too. Matinee cowboys, the side kicks, scenery, good topic.
  3. 1. The verbal slapstick of Fields is usually under the breath while The Marx Brothers are in your face. I think Charlie Chase is somewhere between. Fields is more believable in that he is just trying to get through the day and his quiet antics usually keep him out of trouble. If the Marx Brothers, especially Groucho, acted in real life like they did on screen, I think they'd regularly get slapped, poked in the eyes, and hit on the head with rolling pins. I think Charlie Chase is somewhere between. I think I have all the Fields and Marx movies on DVD and always liked Charlie Chase. Hilarious stuff! 2. Vivid slang -shifting spanner. Og Oggilby is one of the funniest character names I've ever heard. I love the cod liver oil mine and a certain other mine that comes in the plot later (I won't use spoilers). Can't wait to watch The Bank Dick tonight!
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    Million Dollar Legs (1932) - put it on TCM

    I don't know if it's the funniest movie ever made but a friend of mine was in the hospital after an operation. We were visiting him and Million Dollar Legs came on TV. He made us turn it off because he wasn't allowed to laugh and the movie was killing him!
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    Movie Serials

    I'm enjoying Buck Rogers but I think the three Flash Gordon serials were way better. To me they had more cool stuff going on - like the Clay People coming out of the cave walls. Whoa! I see TCM is showing Ace Drummond after Buck Rogers is done. Looking forward to that!!
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    Comedy series of movies

    I hadn't seen Blondie in years so I broke down and bought a DVD set. It was inexpensive. But yeah, I'd love to see Blondie back on TV. A series that I saw once shown on TCM and haven't seen since is The Great Gildersleeve films. I would love to see them shown again.
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    What is your favorite SCARY movie

    Two that scared me as a kid were House on Haunted Hill and The Ghost an Mr. Chicken - which made me laugh as well. As an adult, the first time I saw The Haunting I got the willies. But, I think my favorite scary movie is The Bride of Frankenstein. It's not really scary but still tops my list.
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    Movie Serials

    I've become a huge fan of the serials and have bought quite a few over the past few years.I just finished watching, for the second time, The Adventures of Captain Marvel - one of my favorites. I'm thrilled to see Buck Rogers now on TCM. I hope they show others in the future.
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    Loving Saturday @ Noon with Tarzan!!!

    I'm loving Saturdays with Tarzan! What fun movies. When I was a little kid I thought Tarzan was for real. I told my mom that I wanted to go to the jungle and hang out with him and she crushed me by telling me he wasn't for real. But now II want to go hang out with Jane.
  10. I really enjoyed the first two chapters of Buck Rogers followed by Tarzan. I read that Star Trek used some devices in the Buck Rogers serial like the transporter. Sure enough, there it was. After Tarzan I caught an Abbott & Costello movie and napped a little through a Francis the Talking Mule film on another channel. Saturday TV hasn't been this cool in years. I did enjoy the Bowery Boys. I'd buy a DVD set if it came out. I've seen bootleg sets on eBay but not interested in that.
  11. I'd have to go with the Matinee Western heroes like William Boyd, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler, and so on. My favorite was Lash LaRue and his sidekick Al Fuzzy St. John. They were some fun Westerns to watch growing up and just as much fun now.
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    Who Makes Ya Laff?

    W. C. Fields and the Marx Brothers have been favorites of mine for as long as I can remember. Also Harold Lloyd. Later I got into Joe E. Brown. All of his early movies make me laugh and I thought he was hilarious in Some Like It Hot.
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    Beauties of the 30's and 40's

    The top of my list would be... Hedy Lamarr Maureen O'Sullivan Clara Bow
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    Favorite Twisted Plot

    Witness for the Prosecution - I thought I had it figured out until the very end. I was wrong.
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    KARLOFF or LUGOSI

    Bela Lugosi, his roles had more of an impact on me. As a kid I always tried to imitate his voice and mannerisms. In fact, I still try today.

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