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    Joan Bennett for SOTM

    As part of the Universal Vault Series, a DVD of PRIVATE WORLDS is available for purchase at Amazon.
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    Joan Bennett for SOTM

    At one time TCM posted that they were going to screen an early Joan Bennett Fox Film from 1932 directed by Raoul Walsh called WILD GIRL. Well,like other early postings it never happened. Leonard Maltin reviewed it favorably and it is certainly a film I would love to see. Another rare JB film would be Paramount's PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS from 1934 with Francis Lederer.
  3. Two films that Fredric March starred in that TCM will never show are Death of a Salesman and Victory (1940). On the first one , you can blame Arthur Miller who for some reason detested Fredric March's wonderful performance. On Victory with Betty Field and Sir Cedric Hardwicke, I am not very sure. I doubt it was Joseph Conrad.
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    1949-one opinion

    The love I have always had WHITE HEAT and James Cagney goes back to Fall,1949 at the long gone RKO Chester in the Bronx. My Dad's favorite going back to PUBLIC ENEMY and ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES became my lifelong favorite.
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    R.I.P. Janet

    So sorry to read about Janet's passing. She was in distress for many years, but she found joy in old movies. I sent her my favorite songs on CD-R's and she and her husband Marshall sent me movies that you couldn't find elsewhere. RIP Janet.
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    Favorite Robert Mitchum Movie

    Mitchum was at his best when he was evil. The calm exterior of a psychopath; you knew the fuse was lit but you didn't know what second it would blow.
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    Still no November schedule?

    It may be two months away, but it is definitely something that we delight in seeing.
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    Paramount & 20th Century Fox Films

    The Many of the older Paramount titles from the 30's and the 40's are available for purchase as part of their Universal Vault Series of DVD's. If you are so inclined,check the Amazon website.
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    Paramount & 20th Century Fox Films

    When the Fox Movie Channel cut back on showing their older films and interrupted for commercials, there was a noticeable increase of 20CF films at TCM. Paramount,on the otherhand,rarely premieres older films from their vault on TCM these days.
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    Paramount & 20th Century Fox Films

    Most of the pre-48 Paramount films that TCM shows have been screened many times in the past. There is a vast library of Paramount pre-48 and Universal films that have never been shown on TCM. The last new old Paramount film to screen on TCM was DEAR RUTH during the William Holden Star of the Month.
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    Nonagenarian birthdays in September

    Happy Birthday,Allene Roberts. I remember you most from THE RED HOUSE and KNOCK ON ANY DOOR. Of course you were never lost,but most of us never new what happened to you after you left the silver screen to marry and have a family. Thanks to Classic Images magazine we found out what a fullfiling life you have had. Thanks for the memories.
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    Yes I do ! The one I count on the most is Leonard Maltin. 90 percent of the time he is right on. I have disagreed with him on films like APACHE, MAKE MINE MUSIC, MELODY TIME and MY SISTER EILEEN (1942) . There are some others of course, but those are the ones that come to mind as I write this. Everyone who loves older movies should have his most recent Classic Movie Guide which he updates every 4 or 5 years. Looking forward to his next edition. Sometimes certain titles are omitted like PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (1934). Rain
  13. Two Ealing Studios classic comedies from England PASSPORT TO PIMLICO TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND aka WHISKY GALORE
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    Changes Coming for the Academy Awards

    Somebody wanted to know what I consider "schlock". "Schlock" is a movie that depends on visual graphics rather than an interesting story with intelligent dialogue. The big box office winners usually depend on the former. Youth makes up the majority of today's audiences and they have little interest in sitting through intelligent dialogue. They want action and if it can come with violence and graphic bloodletting all the better. This unfortunately is big box office today. That is why I am a fan of TCM and have been for years.
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    Changes Coming for the Academy Awards

    What piece of schlock took in the most money from the masses in 2018 ? Now which presenter will have the courage to say it.?

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