skooter1

Members
  • Content Count

    16
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About skooter1

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday
  1. skooter1

    Pandora's Box

    The Canary Murder Case was pretty much the turning point for Louise Brooks' career as she refused to lend her voice to it (Margaret Livingston would up dubbing for her-she's best known for Sunrise and was also in Call Her Savage), but Louise didn't care. Anyone intersted in Louise Brooks should read Barry Paris' biography of her, one of the best film bios I've ever read. I too would love TCM to show Diary of a Lost Girl, my favorite of hers. Her last film, a quickie with John Wayne-Overland Stage Raiders, is on You Tube as well.
  2. skooter1

    Anyone home at TCM request?

    Until comes on again or until it becomes available on DVD there's always You Tube in the meantime; hope this assists:
  3. skooter1

    Cavalcade (1933)

    You and me both; I seem to miss it every time it's on. It's on You Tube of course, but in parts; I personally can wait until TCM rolls it out again -
  4. skooter1

    Your Top Ten Pre-Codes

    Indeed, maybe I should have used 'category' instead. If I had to add a few more I would put a Norma Shearer film on there as well, either The Divorcee or A Free Soul, as you mentioned. Looking forward to a few more lists, if we can get a few more users eyes' over to this forum...
  5. skooter1

    Your Top Ten Pre-Codes

    First of all, Noir, thanks for starting a new thread, it's been a bit musty over here. Here's mine: Baby Face: In my mind, the Citizen Kane of Pre-Codes Call Her Savage: Jaw-dropping scene after scene Red-Headed Woman: Gotta have at least one Harlow on here Safe in Hell: Lurid masterpiece; Mackaill is terrific in this Three on a Match: Best 63 minute flick ever made; Ann Dvorak at her best Smarty: Included only because it could never be made after the code and it could not be even made today; quite bizarre Female: Although it peters out in the third act, whole film is commendable; gotta have one Chatterton film on here Design for a Living: Coward's play about threesomes; always liked the ending to this one Possessed: Crawford and Gable holding up a dinner party for an hour so that they can make whoopee A Man's Castle: A favorite, someday hopefully will be shown unedited; Loretta Young looking luminous here. I have lots of honorable mentions as this is my favorite genre...
  6. skooter1

    Pert Kelton Bowery and Bed of Roses

    They're both on you tube The Bowery is watchable even though it's got Spanish subtitles: Bed of Roses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXjcglDG3_U some notes about that one here: http://pre-code.com/bed-of-roses-1933/ neither appear to be avail on dvd yet... hope that helps...
  7. skooter1

    Pre-Code Film List?

    Here's a pretty good list: http://pre-code.com/the-movies/ most of the site's reviews are a fun read as well
  8. Anybody know if this is true? http://www.amazon.com/review/R6H092PR1HDS0/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B008GTYR7Y&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2625373011&store=movies-tv#wasThisHelpful If it is, a bit discouraging and a bit pointless, however welcome these box sets may be...
  9. I've heard of this film before and thanks to TCM will be finally be able to see it. Full background story re: The Iron Petticoat here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bob-hope-katharine-hepburn-TCM-iron-petticoat-383148
  10. skooter1

    TCMHD on Direct TV...maybe soon.

    Some News today for you Direct TV folks: http://www.tvpredictions.com/directvhd071712.htm
  11. Agreed, it would be helpful for the dates of these programs to have its original date listed (for the record it ran June 2008). Found a website listing the whole schedule, if that assists: http://twitchfilm.com/news/2008/05/tcm-race-and-hollywood-asian-images-in-film.php
  12. skooter1

    TCMHD

    Here's a list of providers that currently offer it which may be of help It looks like Direct and Verizon are the main ones that do not presently... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1058081
  13. skooter1

    The Hatchet Man (1932)

    Rosalynd: The Hatchet Man is returning to TCM on May 15-16 (depending on your time zone) (Just in case you're still consulting this thread for more info on this one...)
  14. skooter1

    Traveling Husbands 1931 Out of focus

    I'm on Dish and get TCM HD and it wasn't much better in HD, but I've certainly seen worse prints...Kay Francis in Confession (1937) which is such a great film of hers and badly needs some kind of restoration, comes to mind. Then again, I'm always amazed at some of the film quality on some of the early prints, like Heroes for Sale (1933) that was on the other day, that look pristine. Loretta Young looked positively luminous in that one. I'm sure it's something to do with RKO vs WB as was pointed out. But as Confession was a WB production, sometimes it's probably just the luck of the draw or just fate, perhaps. That said, I rather enjoyed Travelling Husbands...
  15. skooter1

    The Hatchet Man (1932)

    Here's someone selling it: http://www.webstore.com/The-Hatchet-Man-1932-Edward-G-Robinson-RARE-DVD,name,12852605,auction_id,auction_details However, I am not familiar with this outfit, so tread carefully even though you'd only be out about $20. TCM had this one on not too long ago> It certainly was most odd, as all of the princpals were made up as Chinese. No doubt used today for college film studies as an example of Hollywood's treatment of Asians back then... Hope this helps you...

New Members:

Register Here

Learn more about the new message boards:

FAQ

Having problems?

Contact Us