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  1. Dargo

    Where’s Ben?

    Good point, Lorna. Yep, I've always thought Josh especially overdoes the whole inflection thing in his vocal deliveries. Sounds like his inspiration was The Great Gildersteeve, but he doesn't have the bartone part of the voice down. (...while he's doing those oh-so important investigative reports of his, such as explaining to us why some people float better than others)
  2. Dargo

    Where’s Ben?

    So, other than the guy's nose, was there any other resemblance this guy had to one William Claude Dukenfield???
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    Where’s Ben?

    LOL Look Tom! There are TWO things in this world I know for certain are true. One is that whenever Ben says the word "actor", he sounds like that talking duck on those insurance commercials. (...oh, and the second one is that in general, clowns are NOT all that scary!!!) LOL
  4. Somethin's tellin' me these guys in addition to doing justice to Dick Dale's "Misirlou" here, can probably also do a pretty mean rendition of AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)". (...probably the bagpipes that's tellin' me this, huh)
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    Starring Madeline Kahn

    Eeh! No she didn't. She was MUCH better off pairin' up with that little dweeb Larrabee at the end of that flick. (...yep, those two stick-in-the-muds were MADE for each other)
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    Phillip Marlowe/Raymond Chandler

    Yeah, AND he also always did a pretty funny Burt Reynolds impression on those old SNL "Celebrity Jeopardy" skits TOO! (...oh...wait...born in 1916 you say?...sorry, never mind...spelling's a little different too, huh...don't know what I was thinkin' here)
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    Noir Alley

    From the IMDb trivia section for the film Some Like It Hot: The Nehemiah Persoff role originally was offered to Edward G. Robinson, but Robinson had vowed never again to work with George Raft, with whom he had a fist fight on the set of Manpower (1941) when for a scene Raft spun him around too hard. (Despite the avowal, Robinson did co-star with Raft in A Bullet for Joey (1955)) However, the role of Johnny Paradise, the kid homaging Raft's "cheap trick" of coin-flipping, is also the man with the Tommy gun in the birthday cake who mows down Spats and his gang. The actor is Edward G. Robinson Jr.
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    Painfully inappropriate casting.

    I've always said Robert Taylor would have made a very good Linus in this movie. Yeah yeah, I know. Many people think he was a big stiff as an actor, but considering the Linus character IS one staid dude, this aspect of Taylor's would have worked to his and the film's advantage. (...and besides, he would have been 43 years old at the time, almost a decade younger than Bogie and the perfect age for the part, and when this movie was made he still had leading man looks and sex appeal enough to be believable as the man that young Sabrina would have ultimately picked over whoever played the younger brother)
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    Painfully inappropriate casting.

    Wow, karlofffan! Gotta say I always thought Jan Sterling was not only EXTREMELY well cast by Billy Wilder in Ace in the Hole, but I also always thought she ACTED great in the role of that frustrated and desperate women stuck out in the middle of nowhere and looking for her one and only chance to escape her predicament. Now, THERE'S ya an "actor" who CAN'T act! Case in point AGAIN: (...eeh, I probably shouldn't be so hard on the hack here...he was probably just high on some kind'a drug at the time when this was filmed!!!)
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    Groovy Movies!

    Ya know here Sarge, Laughlin's next Billy Jack movie (the 1971 one that used the titular character as the title) was filmed in Prescott AZ, a town I would first retire to about 9 years ago and before then moving here to Sedona a couple of years later. (...Prescott was also where the following year in 1972, Peckinpah would film the Steve McQueen starring movie Junior Bonner)
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    Groovy Movies!

    And starring another of those "next James Dean" actors...Christopher Jones.
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    Sidekicks and Second Bananas

    Aah, aah, AAH! Has someone forgotten about...WILSON ???
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    Archaic Expressions in Films

    Yeah, ya know, you don't hear a lot of Pig Latin spoken much anymore, do ya. (...although I sure remember it being all the rage for a while back when I was a little kid in the '50s)
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    Where’s Ben?

    Funny, but whenever I do my Brando impression (usually either his "I could'a been a contendah" OR yes, this "STELLA" thing), I actually DO do it with a nasally sound, CG! I mean, isn't that how he usually really sounded anyway? (...well, along with that whole mumbling thing too, of course)
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    Archaic Expressions in Films

    Here ya go, CJ! HERE'S ya an old expression you don't hear much anymore and which was probably said by some characters in some movies back in the day: "Now, THAT boy ought'a be bent over somebody's knee and taught some manners!" (...I was reminded of THIS one while channel surfing last night, and when this certain big-butted and big-gutted man-child with this funny orange-y colored hair suddenly appeared on my TV set while he was mouthin' off about somethin' again with those thin little protruding lips of his)
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    Archaic Expressions in Films

    And re this whole "turning the lights on and off" thing here... I now have to ask if back in the day when Dandy Don Meredith sang his old signature closing line song on Monday Night Football and when there was no doubt as to the outcome of the game, if it would have really had the same ring to it had he sang instead, "Switch out the lights, the party's over"??? (...probably not, huh)
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    Stalker Movies

    So THEN CJ, are you attempting to say that she DESERVED the fate she got???!!!! (...jus' kiddin', o' course)
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    Where’s Ben?

    Wait! "Anti-Semitic" you say here, Sepia??? Well, tell ya what here, dude. If YOU won't let it slip that I've recently shaved my head and joined the Neo-Nazi Party, then I CERTAINLY won't!!! LOL (...look ol' buddy, ANYBODY who'd dare accuse me of being "Anti-Semitic" simply because I don't and have never found Ben's voice to be a "pleasant" and/or a "resonant" and/or a "mellifluous" one, would be a, well, they'd pretty much be a damn fool and REGARDLESS their religion and/or creed...but YEAH, I sure as hell know that there ARE a lot of damn fools out there in the world today, and hell MAYBE even some that might actually BELIEVE I've now "shaved my head and joined the Neo-Nazi Party"!!!) LOL
  19. What, and no mention of Max Steiner's stirring score for the Flynn flick here, Tom?!!! (...you're slippin' here, dude)
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    Best movie ever

    Well, I DO have to admit that ANY movie which begins by showing a Brough Superior SS100 being run through its paces, can't be ALL bad, anyway! But then again, you must realize my deep-seeded affinity for classic motorcycles has a little something to do with my opinion here, MCL! (...yeah, LoA is certainly a great picture alright, but personally I'd watch another showing of The Best Years of Our Lives before another one of this Lean movie)
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    Where’s Ben?

    Wait! Now, are we SURE Ben didn't finally take my advice around here to take a few days off and have his adenoids checked out by a good ear, nose and throat doctor??? (...well, I suppose I'll find out tomorrow when I tune in to see if he's still talking through his nose while introducing these journalism flicks, huh!)
  22. Well then, your dad was pretty cool TOO then, Nip! (...but then again, we Triumph riders already know this, of course)
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    Stalker Movies

    And evidently, Herbert Mundin in this one notable Errol Flynn flick here didn't believe so either, Mr. Rennie... (...always thought they made a very cute couple...don't you agree?)
  24. So you're headed to the UK for this event then, eh Bogie? Very cool! Yes, Sturges' film may not be factually correct in some regards, but it's so well done that it's still a classic, regardless. And Elmer Bernstein's score couldn't be better, to boot! And re the PS magazine cover with McQueen here...I don't recall ever having that particular edition of it, although I do remember picking up the occasional copy of that mag off the newsstands from time to time back then. The bike McQueen is astride there looks to be his Triumph 650cc-powered Rickman Metisse, if I'm not mistaken. He would become quite well associated with these special-built machines back then. Here's Steve and his first wife Neile Adams with the bike, circa 1966. (...in fact, he would become so well associated with this type of motorcycle that just a few years ago his son Chad was asked to help promote a new batch of them being made when the Rickman Brothers of England decided to begin to remake them)
  25. I'll get back to ya later about this, Bogie. (...right now I'm headed out for one of my shuttle van runs down to Phoenix)

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