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  1. LawrenceA

    I Just Watched...

    Come Fill the Cup - (8/10) - 1951 Warner Brothers film has long been sought after by me, as it was the sole remaining Oscar nominated film in the acting categories that I had not seen from the 1950s. James Cagney stars as a recovering alcoholic newspaperman that gets ordered by his paper's publisher to help shepherd his dilettante nephew through his own battle with the bottle. The thorniest part of this situation is that the nephew is married to Cagney's old flame (Phyllis Thaxter), a former co-worker at the paper. There's also a subplot about the paper's crusade to expose a big-time local gangster (Sheldon Leonard), and this gets tied back into the drunk nephew's story as well, in a contrived bit of screenwriting. Gig Young received a Best Supporting Actor nod for this as the playboy nephew, and he's good, with a couple of big showy scenes near the end. James Gleason is also terrific (as usual) as Cagney's sober-coach. Raymond Massey, Douglas Spencer, Kathleen Freeman, and a lot of other familiar character faces show up, and there's a sultry nightclub singer played by Charlita. Cagney anchors the film, though, and he is very good, with a few highly emotional scenes that stretched his range a bit. Other than the few bits of credulity-straining plot threads, the film was very enjoyable, especially after literally decades of anticipation. Recommended. First time watched. Source: VHS, from a box of old tape recordings purchased at a flea market.
  2. LawrenceA

    Tony Burton

    I liked him in ‚ÄčAssault on Precinct 13.
  3. LawrenceA

    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Brad Dexter was in Kings of the Sun with Victoria Vetri.
  4. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Fangs of the Living Dead
  5. LawrenceA

    Name the pre-1970 film

    Too easy! Your turn, DJ.
  6. LawrenceA

    A to Z of Characters

    Romanova, Tatiana - Daniela Bianchi in From Russia with Love
  7. LawrenceA

    Name the pre-1970 film

    Traveling to the Inner Core
  8. LawrenceA

    Name the pre-1970 film

    The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
  9. LawrenceA

    Name 10 Facts About This Actor

    10) Diane Keaton has directed 2 feature films, 1 TV movie, a documentary, and several TV shows. next: Joel McCrea
  10. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Montana, Lenny
  11. LawrenceA

    A to Z of Characters

    Prossor - Donald Pleasence in Warrior of the Lost World
  12. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Die, Monster, Die!
  13. LawrenceA

    Actor/Movie Association Game

    War-Gods of the Deep
  14. LawrenceA

    Frauds and Impostors

    Catch Me If You Can Six Degrees of Separation F for Fake The Hoax Color Me Kubrick
  15. LawrenceA

    Actor/Movie Association Game

  16. LawrenceA

    Movie Titles-AKA

    ‚ÄčThe Ten Commandments
  17. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Barn of the Naked Dead
  18. LawrenceA

    A to Z of Characters

    Nero, Lenny - Ralph Fiennes in Strange Days
  19. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Kirkland, Sally
  20. LawrenceA

    Movies by Number

    Eight Iron Men
  21. LawrenceA

    Name 10 Facts About This Actor

    8) Despite well-publicized romances with the likes of Woody Allen, Al Pacino and Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton has never married.
  22. LawrenceA

    Colorful Movies

    Silver Dollar
  23. LawrenceA

    Name 10 Facts about this Movie

    7) Laura was nominated for 4 Oscars: Best Director - Otto Preminger, Best Supporting Actor - Clifton Webb, Best Screenplay - Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, & Elizabeth Reinhardt, Best Art Direction- B & W, and it won the Oscar for Best Cinematography - B & W.
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    Five Minutes in Heaven
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    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Lila Kedrova was in Sword of the Valiant with Trevor Howard.

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