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  1. midnight08

    Vanishing Movie Cliches

    Can't think of any off the top of my head but one that does come to mind is the phrase "That's swell"; used countless times in films from the late 1920's early talkies thru the 30's and into the 40's. Another one I thought of from the many gangster films was "take him for a ride". We knew it wasn't going to be a Sunday drive thru the countryside.
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    What classic movies does TCM not show?

    I remember about 10 years ago TCM had mentioned they were reaching an agreement with Universal to show many of their pre 1949 Paramount films. This agreement was supposed to begin in 2010. I was anxiously awaiting it. Well, other than a few Paramounts (i.e. Christmas in July with Dick Powell) nothing seemed to come from this deal and TCM never did say what happened. it simply slipped "under the radar".
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    October 2018 schedule is up

    I see that TCM has scheduled "Lilac Time" with Colleen Moore and Gary Cooper for 6am on Wednesday 10/24. They had it scheduled about three years ago then pulled it off the schedule just a few weeks before it was to air. I won't hold my breath that they will surely show it this time around but I'll be ecstatic if they do. I don't know why they would schedule it in the early morning; it's worthy of a primetime viewing. And I'm almost positive it's never been shown on TCM before. I'll be happy to see "Let's Make It Legal" on Saturday 10/6 at 8pm. It's a TCM premiere with Claudette Colbert and early supporting roles for both Marilyn Monroe and Robert Wagner. I don't understand why TCM would schedule "The Damned Don't Cry" twice in the same day. They have it scheduled for Sunday 10/24 at 12:30am and again at 10am the same day. Programmer blooper?
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    Highly Unlikely Pairings!

    Bob Hope and Katherine Hepburn in "The Iron Petticoat". This film wasn't shown for many years due to some copywright or patent until a few years ago. It's very unfunny; Hope and Hepburn are awful together as is her fake gritting Russian accent.
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    Lost Movies

    You're right. While quickly browsing thru the posts (from 16-17 years ago) I see that The Letter with Jeanne Eagels, Beyond The Rocks with Valentino and The Young Rajah (a restoration of all surviving footage) have all been shown on TCM.
  6. TCM did begin showing "Night Flight" a 1933 film with Clark Gable that was out of circulation for decades due to some copyright complications. I wish more of these films would see the light of day. All these litigation and issue rights on 80+ year old films seems so petty. I wish that TCM would be able to obtain the rights to show "Christopher Bean." It was Marie Dressler's last film, an MGM film to boot. It would be nice to see her in her farewell performance.
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    Speaking of Garbo, I have noticed that TCM rarely shows "As You Desire Me". Does anyone know why? The last time it aired on TCM was in 2006.
  8. Thank you "MovieCollector" for your link to the films. I see that "The Trial Of Mary Dugan" was shown once on TCM back in 01/95. I believe it also has a 'rights issue" which is why TCM has never shown it since. I wonder if this one and only showing was in error.
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    Sepiatone, I feel exactly like you do about both Garbo and Dietrich. I never understood the allure that either of them had but I can appreciate the fascination that fans have with them. By the way, where is "johnboy"? Wasn't he the poster that absolutely adored Garbo? He would always post a response to anything related to Garbo. And he initiated many threads on her. I wonder what happened to him. He would surely appreciate this thread.
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    2018 SCHEDULE

    TCM never shows any Universal or Fox films starring Lew Ayres (other than "All Quiet On The Western Front"). He starred in many films from those two studios in the 1930's. You would think that TCM could obtain at least a couple of those films for his special day.
  11. I know that Al Jolson's movies are rarely shown on TCM due to the racial stereotyping. I have an old VHS copy of Wonder Bar taped from TCM many years ago. I don't even have a VHS copy of Mammy from TCM. Can anyone tell me when TCM last showed Wonder Bar and Mammy?
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    Bebe Daniels--one class act.

    I agree. She was sophisticated, talented and sexy. Those outfits she wore on 42nd Street really emphasized her voluptuous figure. She was also very attractive. From what I read she had a very long happy marriage to actor Ben Lyon. They were very popular in England during the 1940's with their own show featuring their daughter and adopted son. Sadly Bebe began having a series of strokes in the 1960's which led to her death in 1971.
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    The Fugitive Lovers (1934) Robert Montgomery lost film?

    I've noticed that TCM rarely plays any of Al Jolson's films probably due to the racial overtones in most, if not all his films. I don't recall "Mammy" or "Wonder Bar" being shown in the last 15-20 years.
  14. I have to agree. Although I like Patsy Kelly sometimes she can get on my nerves. I prefer the Thelma Todd/Zasu Pitts shorts.
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    Norma Shearer and her family


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