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  1. Stoopnagle

    Gregory's Girl (1980)

    I love this film too! You make an excellent comparison with the American teen comedies at the time. Where so many of them played on stereotypes, the characters in Gregory's Girl seemed like real people that I could recognize from my own high school years. I never did get a chance to see the sequel, Gregory's Two Girls, which came out much later. I like a lot of Bill Forsyth's work, and his next film, Local Hero, is one of my all time favorites.
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    The four watchable Bond movies.

    These would be my top three as well. If Connery had stayed on long enough to do On Her Majesty's Secret Service, it may very well have challenged Goldfinger for my top spot. I re-watched most of the Roger Moore Bond films recently and with the exception of The Spy Who Loved Me, I don't think they've held up very well at all. After Moore left, I stopped watching the Bond films regularly because I just got bored with them, although I have seen one film from each of the subsequent Bonds (Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig). I liked them, but not enough to become a faithful viewer again.
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    TCM names new host for Silent Sundays

    Of course he has seen THE POWER. He's just messing with you. However, Patricia Neal is not in this film. Perhaps, you were thinking of Suzanne Pleshette?
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    Phyllis Newman 1933-2013

    Yes. Arlene Francis guessed her.
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    Phyllis Newman 1933-2013

    The Buzzr channel, which shows "What's My Line?", just aired an episode last week where she was the mystery guest. She was promoting her latest Broadway play at the time, Neil Simon's "The Prisoner Of Second Avenue". This was another eerie coincidence, much like TCM having that pair of Carol Lynley films scheduled just in time for her passing.
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    Anatomy of a Gag: Harold Lloyd

    Favorite Lloyd film: I kind of go back and forth between The Kid Brother and Girl Shy. Favorite 2-reeler: Number, Please? Favorite 1-reeler: Ask Father.
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    Noir Alley

    She mentions knowing Skip since he was a kid. Maybe, he considered her "family". Yeah, no kidding. i always enjoyed seeing her in those wisecracking housekeeper roles, but here, she really took it up a notch playing such a sad and interesting character.
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    Films that seem too long

    Interesting idea, but how would you end the first film?
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    Your three favorite male actors of all time

    My three: Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart and Alec Guinness.
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    The Doris Day Appreciation Thread

    Decades is showing Mod Squad this weekend. The Doris Day Show will be part of their weekend binge for May 25th/26th. For Tim Conway, Antenna TV has a "McHale's Navy" marathon going on.
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    Wheeler & Woolsey

    I guess I contributed in veering off-topic, so to get back on-topic, I will say that, so far, COCKEYED CAVALIERS and HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY! are favorite Wheeler and Woolsey films. That Thelma happens to be in both of them may or may not be a coincidence 😀. Not only were Wheeler and Woolsey in GIRL CRAZY, where the Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland remake is better known, but they were also in RIO RITA, which is better known by the remake with Abbott and Costello. Tom, thank you for posting the BOHEMIAN GIRL stills. I had never seen those before.
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    Wheeler & Woolsey

    BOGUS BANDITS isn't a short. It's an alternate title for their feature length film, THE DEVIL'S BROTHER. Thelma was in Laurel and Hardy's first sound short, UNACCUSTOMED AS WE ARE. She also was in the shorts, ANOTHER FINE MESS and CHICKENS COME HOME. Her final film was with Laurel and Hardy, THE BOHEMIAN GIRL. Originally, she had a bigger role, but she died before it was released, and because of the scandal surrounding her death, they cut her role down to one musical number shown early in the film.
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    What's The Funniest Movie You Ever Saw?

    Speaking of Benigni, I remember laughing out loud at his movie, Johnny Stecchino. I haven't seen Monster. But it would be hard for me to beat the Marx Brothers for laugh out loud comedy - I give A Night At The Opera the edge as an overall film, but Duck Soup may be their purest comedy - they don't even stop for the harp and piano solos. Laurel & Hardy have brought me lots of laughs: I'll go with Our Wife, The Music Box, Two Tars, Helpmates, County Hospital and Way Out West as their funniest but that just scratches the surface. I always thought Airplane! was a very funny film.
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    Highly Unlikely Pairings!

    Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante. MGM put them in 3 films: Speak Easily (1932), The Passionate Plumber (1932) and What! No Beer? (1933)
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    Disliked Movie Settings or Story Types

    I once went to a quaint little restaurant that had singing waiters. For this night, they decided to sing selections from the opera, "il trovatore". (True story, BTW). The singing was wonderful, but I was disappointed that they didn't perform the most popular song from this opera - "Take Me Out To The Ball Game".

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