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    PSYCHO

    Thanks for the photo of Nestor. He speaks Spanish, and for many years he played Hispanic roles. A very good looking and reliable actor too.Now I am sorry that I didn`t watch LOST when ABC had the show on their network.
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    Today's topic

    I would like to read Barbara`s biography STEEL TRUE 2015 by Victoria Wilson sometime this year. The author was very imformative when being interviewed on the Noir CitySF website.
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    Today's topic

    For my favorite actress, I would like to add Barbara caught between Robert Ryan and Paul Douglas in CLASH BY NIGHT 1952. I love the dialogue in this film, and Barbara`s tough and tender side. This film noir has always been a favorite of mine.
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    PSYCHO

    Since THE BATES MOTEL began on A&E four years, I haven`t missed a episode. Vera Farmiga is a actress that I really like. Films that I have seen her in are THE DEPARTED, UP IN THE AIR, THE CONJURING Part !, and THE JUDGE. Freddie has the stare of Norman Bates, which helped him get the part. Norma and Norman are excellent as mother and son. I will be crushed if Norma is dead in the last episode. Norma`s son Dylan has always impressed me. He can tough and gentle with conviction. Since nobody has mentioned his name, Sherrif Alex Romero was heartbreaking in the last scene. Nestor Carbonell who plays Alex was in the cast of LOST which I never watched. Carlton Cruse one of the creates of THE BATES MOTEL was also involved with LOST. I am happy that the show will return for a fifth season, but Norma will definitely be missed if she doesn`t awaken next Monday. Vera will be on the screen in THE CONJURING 2 in late June.
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    *CANDIDS* 2

    I enjoyed Albert`s performances in TWO FOR THE ROAD 1967, SHOOT THE MOON 1982,ANNIE 1982, and ERIN BROCKOVICH 2000.
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    PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES

    I agree with you. PLEASE DON`T EAT THE DAISIES 1960 is a very enjoyable film. Doris always worked well with children, and it shows in this film. Her pairing with David Niven, excellent costars, and Doris`s wardrobe pleased me plenty.
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    Actor William Schallert (1922-2016)

    William can now join Patty and Jean in heaven. Patty had such a difficult home life with her managers John and Ethel Ross. I am sure that she was happier with her TV parents. In the past few weeks I reread Patty`s autobiography CALL ME ANNA 1987. Patty will always be missed by myself.
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    *CANDIDS* 2

    The photo of Pat and Gary seems to have been taken during the making of THE FOUNTAINHEAD 1949. Later in life Pat became friends with Gary`s daughter Maria. She apologized for her three year affair with Gary, but I have always thought that he was the love of her life.Roald Dahl, Pat`s husband, wasn`t the easiest person to live with. He never got over the death of their first child Olivia from measles.
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    BETTE

    For all the TCM fans who watched ALL ABOUT EVE 1950 last night, there is no question that George Sanders playing Addison DeWit with his sharp tongue and poison pen should be chosen as a TCM SOTM.Bette did win the New York Film critics award for her performance of Margo Channing. Maybe Gary Merrill was the love of Bette`s life, at least for almost a decade. They fell in love while making ALL ABOUT EVE, and I always thought that Gary was a decent actor.
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    I Just Watched...

    I checked on YOU TUBE, and HOUSE OF STRANGERS is available.DEATH OF A SALESMAN 1951 is also on the channel.
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    I Just Watched...

    While I was rewatching the excellent ALL ABOUT EVE 1950, another connection between Bette Davis and Anne Baxter came to mind. Beginning in September 1983 I started to watch the TV series HOTEL starring James Brolin. Bette was in the pilot episode, but she became ill being replaced by Anne Baxter as the hotel owner Victoria Cabot. The series ended in May 1988, and unfortunately Anne passed away before the series ended. HOTEL was similar to THE LOVE BOAT with different guest stars every week, and I never missed a episode.
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    Robert Ryan Rules

    Thank you for sharing that you have read THE LIVES OF ROBERT RYAN.The author was very knowledgable when I watched his interview on YOU TUBE.
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    I Just Watched...

    No, I haven't` seen HOUSE OF STRANGERS. I wonder if the film is available on YOU TUBE?
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    Robert Ryan Rules

    Actress Madeline Stowe did a fine hosting job filling in for Robert, but I was hoping that author J.R. Jones would be included. A year ago his biography of Robert entitled THE LIVES OF ROBERT RYAN 2015 was released. He was interviewed on Eddie Muellers web site on You Tube Noir City SF. Mr Jones was very interesting and imformative. He graduated from the same high school in Chicago as Robert Ryan had.
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    Today's topic

    Thank goodness that Lauren received a honorary Academy Award. and she made the top twenty five best actress list from AFI before her passing.
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    I Just Watched...

    BROKEN LANCE 1954 is a western starring Spencer Tracy as the patriarch rancher with four sons. The three sons from Spencer`s first marriage are Richard Widmark, Hugh O`Brian and Earl Holliman. When his first wife dies, Spencer marries Katy Jurado a Native American. They have a twenty five year marriage including Spencer`s youngest son Robert Wagner. The three older sons are a disappointment to Spencer, and the eldest Richard hates his father and youngest brother.Spencer rules his ranch with a iron fist, and he uses a whip with authority. Many cattle on the ranch have died because the creek water was poisoned by a copper mine. Spencer hrides to the mine with his four sons, and he destroys the equipment injuring some of the miners in the process. The law comes down hard, and somebody will have to serve jail time. Robert Wagner knows that his father would die in prison, so he serves the three year prison term. Richard Widmark refuses to go, and Hugh - Earl are weaklings. Robert is released, and there are still problems on the homefront. Richard is angry and defiant saying he worked sixteen hours a day since he was ten years old. Spencer suffers a stroke after a nasty fight with Richard.Spencer signs over the ranch to each of his sons. Richard does not feel that he has been paid enough, and he begins to sell his section of the ranch to oilmen. While going into town to complete the deal, Spencer with help gets on his horse to stop him.before he completes the contract. He catches up toRichard and his other two sons, but he has already died while still on his horse. Robert comes after his brother, and they engage in a shootout. Robert finally gets away by diving into a river. Richard is still intent on shooting his youngest brother,but a Indian ranchhand Two Moons kills Richard. Spencer is excellent as Matt Devereaux, and his scenes with Richard Widmark are especially well done. There arguments as father and eldest son are convincing. BROKEN LANCE was the first film Spencer did after leaving MGM.The film is available free to AMAZON PRIME members.
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    *CANDIDS* 2

    THE MARK OF ZORRO 1940 is available free for AMAZON PRIME members.
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    Robert Ryan Rules

    I am sorry that you weren`t able to record the movies. The retirement home where I live has Senior Cable. My son gave me a Tvio for Christmas, since he knows how much I like to record films from TCM. The service isn`t a satellite, and on the average of three times a week it drops channels. I know how to reset, but it is a pain. Evidently the signal isn`t strong enough.
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    *CANDIDS* 2

    In my opinion there was no better looking actor in the 1930`s 1940`s and early 1950`s than Tyrone Power. When he was paired with a beautiful actress ex. Loretta Young, Maureen O'Hara, Rita Hayworth, Linda Darnell, Susan Hayward, and Ann Blyth the results were outstanding.I loved his different appearances in ALEXANDER`S RAGTIME BAND, LOVE IS NEWS, JESSE JAMES, THE RAINS CAME, THE MARK OF ZORRO, THE BLACK SWAN, THE RAZOR`S EDGE, THE LUCK OF THE IRISH, THE LONG GRAY LINE, and THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY. Ty and Alice made three films together, IN OLD CHICAGO 1937, ALEXANDER`S RAGTIME BAND 1938, and ROSE OF WASHINGTON SQUARE 1939. My favorite is ALEXANDER with Ty as Roger Grant as Alexander (Alec), and Alice as saucy singer Stella Kirby.
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    GORGEOUS MEN OF THE SILVER SCREEN

    I celebrated Tyrone Power`s birthday May 5, 1914 by watching three of his films. ALEXANDER`S RAGTIME BAND 1938, LOVE IS NEWS 1937, and THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER 1953. My choice of these films was to see Ty in different genres. I loved Irving Berlin`s music in ARB, the chemistry of Ty and Loretta Young in LIN, and the western gambling flavor of THE MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER. This film was a Universal release, and Ty`s two lady costars were contract players Piper Laurie and Julie Adams. KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES 1953 and the excellent ABANDON SHIP 1957 are available on YOU TUBE.com. TCM showed ABANDON SHIP once a few years ago, and I have never seen KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.Very soon I will be watching both of these films.
  21. I honored Audrey by watching THE NUN`S STORY 1959, and HOW TO STEAL A MILLION 1966. Two different roles and highly enjoyable. Audrey wasn`t completely forgotton for her role as Sister Luke. She deservedly won the prestigious New York Film Critics Award for best actress. In the past month I have seen SABRINA 1954 and BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY`S 1961 so they were fresh in my mind.
  22. George C. Scott was originally scheduled to play the art dealer. Eli Wallach replaced him, and he did a very good job.
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    Robert Ryan Rules

    To all the TCm fans who love film noir like myself, I found a Robert Ryan noir that I can recommend. Ten years ago I saw CAUGHT 1949 at the Dryden Theatre which is part of the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y. The films of Max Ophuls were being honored. Barbara BelGeddes is Leonora a young model who marries Smith Ohlrig(Robert Ryan) a powerful millionaire who is ruthless. James Mason`s role is Dr. Quinada who helps Leonora. Go to YOU TUBE.COM and type in CAUGHT 1949 film noir, and the film will come up.
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    *CANDIDS* 2

    Nice to see two friendly and happy film lovers. What a good choice to discuss DOUBLE INDEMITY 1944. Last July I went to see DM on the big screen with the TCM intro.
  25. I will watch HOW TO STEAL A MILLION 1966 because I enjoyed the chemistry of Audrey and Peter O`Toole. The film is a Fox feature, and we know how difficult it is for TCM to show their films. The scene in the museum closet and trying to get the key was worth the purchase price for me.Peter was very good in comedic roles even though he did not make many in that genre.WHAT`S NEW PUSSYCAT, MY FAVORITE YEAR, CLUB PARADISE, and KING RALPH are four comedies of Peter`s I have seen.

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