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  1. Charley Varrick (1973) - TCM w/ Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andy Robinson, Sheree North and John Vernon. And directed by Don Siegel. Caught this one as part of a double feature in a second run theatre back in the '70s. Haven't seen it since but my memories of it (especially of Mr. Baker's performance) are strong enough that I've been looking forward to tonight's airing.
  2. Madigan (1968) - TCM w/ Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino, James Whitmore, Susan Clark, Michael Dunn and Don Stroud. And directed by Don Siegel. Oddly, I've only seen the beginning of this movie before. And twice for that matter. I may have to quietly hide behind a locked door to make sure nothing comes up this time.
  3. Now Watching: The Last Wagon (1956)

    The Last Wagon (1956) - Starz Encore On Demand w/ Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner and Tommy Rettig. Plus Nick Adams, James Drury and Timothy Carey. Still in a Richard Widmark mood after watching The Cobweb (1955). And IMDb's short synopsis for this one (" Wagon train survivors of an Apache attack entrust the sheriff's prisoner, scout Comanche Todd, with their lives despite his wanted-for-murder status. ") makes this one an ideal choice for me. Even though it makes for a very odd double feature.
  4. Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959) - TCM w/ Denny Miller, Cesare Danova, Joanna Barnes and Robert Douglas I haven't seen this Tarzan movie before. But considering the number of visuals and audio and plot points that this movie has already lifted from King Solomon's Mines (1950) so far, it feels like déjà vu to me.
  5. My Top Ten Lon Chaney Jr Films

    I guess we have our filters set at different positions (which adds to the fun of the conversation). I included both High Noon (1952) and The Defiant Ones (1958) because, although Mr. Chaney's roles in them was small, I believe that those were important roles for those movie as a whole and roles which he portrayed well. I did ignore movies that I liked that he appeared in but which his appearance was small and unimportant (for example, Jesse James (1939) with Mr. Chaney as, per IMDb, "One of James Gang"). My inclusion of his first four Wolf Man movies is because they cover the entire arc of his Larry Talbot character and that, to me, is the glue that holds those movies together. And the reason that I had the last three listed one after the other.
  6. Svengoolie

    It appears that we will be getting The Mad Magician (1954) with Vincent Price instead this Saturday:
  7. My Top Ten Lon Chaney Jr Films

    At long last, my ten favorite Lon Chaney, Jr. movies in order of preference: Of Mice And Men (1939) The Wolf Man (1941) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) High Noon (1952) Man Made Monster (1941) The Defiant Ones (1958) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) House of Frankenstein (1944) House of Dracula (1945) Big House, U.S.A. (1955) I'm on the fence with respect to this topic and Son of Dracula (1943). Although I think it is a fine movie, I also think Mr. Chaney was miscast as Count Dracula. I've yet to see either Witchcraft (1964) or Spider Baby (1968).
  8. Most romantic couple on screen

    I'm also in the William Powell/Myrna Loy camp with respect to this poll.
  9. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) - Comet TV w/ Jason Robards, Christine Kaufmann, Herbert Lom, Adolfo Celi, Michael Dunn and Lilli Palmer I haven't seen this one since it went through the second-run movie theaters in the early 70s.
  10. What Are You Watching Now?

    The Cobweb (1955) - TCM On Demand w/ Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame, Lillian Gish, John Kerr, Susan Strasberg, Oscar Levant and Tommy Rettig Based upon the synopsis for this movie, I suspect that this one is not going to be my cup of tea. But I have faith in Mr. Widmark's ability to keep me interested.
  11. Now Watching: Apache Uprising (1965)

    Apache Uprising (1965) - Grit TV w/ Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, John Russell, Lon Chaney Jr., Gene Evans, Richard Arlen, Arthur Hunnicutt and DeForest Kelley ("Dammit Jim, I'm an outlaw, not a doctor!") I haven't seen this one before. But between that cast and IMDb's short synopsis ("Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling through Indian country are forced to join forces against the Apaches."), it sounds like a good way to pass two hours on a Sunday afternoon. And I can get some tasks done during the commercial breaks!
  12. Shin Godzilla (2016) - Blu-ray I'm surprised it has taken me this long to get around to watching this one.
  13. Now Watching: Apache Uprising (1965)

    Although A. C. Lyles is a name that I was aware of previously, of the 18 feature films that IMDb indicates that he produced, I've only seen one of those previous to today. And, considering the subject of a number of my posts on this message board, it should come as no surprise that that one was Night of the Lepus (1972). But Apache Uprising (1965), although far from a classic western (but very derivative of at least one such classic), was good enough for me to keep an eye out for when other westerns that he produced are being aired in the future. Highlights of this one? DeForest Kelley portraying a character as far removed from Dr. Leonard McCoy as humanly possible. Lon Chaney Jr. channelling his inner Andy Devine. And Arthur Hunnicutt as, well, Arthur Hunnicutt (El Dorado (1966) airs so often that it struck me as odd that other characters were referring to him as "Bill" rather than as "Bull" in this one.).
  14. Scream Blacula Scream (1973) - TCM On Demand w/ William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Greer and Michael Conrad What else should one watch after watching Blacula (1972)? And it is a worthwhile sequel even though Mamuwalde's raison d'être is lessened here. Considering his actions at the end of the original, why didn't he immediately repeat those actions at the onset of this one? Outside of the fact that that would have made for a very short sequel!
  15. Now Watching: Blacula (1972)

    Blacula (1972) - TCM On Demand w/ William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Gordon Pinsent, Charles Macaulay and Elisha Cook, Jr. Considering Hollywood's predilection for remakes and reboots of more recent horror movies (Halloween in 2007, Friday The 13th in 2009, A Nightmare On Elm Street in 2010, etc.), I am surprised that remakes of this and other horror movies from the early 1970s have yet to occur. Granted, Blacula would require multiple revisions to make it contemporary for audiences of the late 2010s (As an obvious example, its treatment of homosexuality is very uncomfortable to watch and wouldn't be repeated today.). And it is quite possible that that title itself would trigger a negative backlash. But it is a recognizable title and the movie's basic storyline is still very viable. Of course, if they remade this one, who could fill Mr. Marshall's shoes as Mamuwalde? He'd be a tough act to follow.

    Is this The Cat Girl (1957) w/ Barbara Shelley?
  17. What Are You Watching Now?

    Dracula (1931) - TCM For the umpteenth time. Even though I have it on DVD. And I'll probably watch Dracula's Daughter (1936) and Son of Dracula (1943) later tonight. Simply because it is October and, therefore, it is the logical thing for me to do. Sadly, TCM is not given us the Spanish Drácula (1931) this month since that one probably gets less network airings in general than the other twelve Dracula movies that they are showing.
  18. What Are You Watching Now?

    McQ (1974) - TCM On Demand Diana Muldaur has always been one of my favorites.
  19. What Are You Watching Now?

    Call Northside 777 (1948) - TCM On Demand One of my favorite James Stewart movies. Especially since it was set and partially filmed in my hometown of Chicago.
  20. What Are You Watching Now?

    Cosmic Monsters (1958) - TCM A 1950s science-fiction movie that looks like a 1950s science-fiction movie. Black and white!
  21. What Are You Watching Now?

    World Without End (1956) - TCM Rod Taylor goes time travelling four years before The Time Machine (1960).
  22. What Are You Watching Now?

    Torn Curtain (1966) - TCM On Demand w/ Paul Newman and Julie Andrews Don't believe I watched this Alfred Hitchcock movie since sometime during the last millennium.
  23. What Are You Watching Now?

    Topaz (1969) - TCM On Demand An Alfred Hitchcock movie that I have not previously seen.
  24. What Are You Watching Now?

    The Drowning Pool (1975) - TCM On Demand w/ Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Murray Hamilton, Gail Strickland, Melanie Griffith, Richard Jaeckel and Andrew Robinson. Been awhile since I've had an opportunity to sit back and watch a movie. And been awhile since I've seen this particular one.
  25. on svengoolie tonite

    Svengoolie's monthly newsletter indicates that this month's offerings are: 6/3 - Bride of Frankenstein (1935) w/ Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger, Una O'Connor, O.P. Heggie and Dwight Frye. And, depending upon your point of view, either Valerie Hobson or Elsa Lanchester in the title role. Plus Mary "Mrs. Hudson" Gordon. What, you were expecting him to air June Bride (1948) instead this month? 6/10 - The Mummy's Tomb (1942) w/ Dick Foran, George Zucco, Wallace Ford, Turhan Bey and Frank Reicher. And Lon Chaney Jr. in the title role. Plus Mary Gordon again. Not surprising that this movie is being aired the same weekend that the new The Mummy (2017) w/ Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe is being released. 6/17 - The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) w/ Kerwin Mathews as, in the immortal words of NipkowDisc, the werebaboon! I didn't watch this one when it was aired last year. And will probably not watch it this year either. 6/24 - This Island Earth (1955) w/ Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue and Rex Reason. Plus Russell "The Professor" Johnson as, what else, a scientist. And, of course, the Metaluna mutants. Which makes for a good excuse to repost an image originally posted by the one and only Kid Dabb:

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