MCannady1

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About MCannady1

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  • Birthday June 12

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    United States
  • Interests
    I enjoyed classic films as a child and now value many from the 30's through the 50's mostly. I love film noir especially and some Silent films.

    Favorite Actresses -

    Bette Davis
    Claudette Colbert
    Joan Blondell
    Barbara Stanwyck
    Joan Fontaine
    Joan Crawford
    Irene Dunne
    Olivia DeHavilland
    Gene Tierney
    Ingrid Bergman
    Joan Bennett
    Greer Garson
    Ann Harding
    Myrna Loy
    Loretta Young
    Ann Sheridan
    Ida Lupino
    Dorothy McGuire

    Favorite Actors -

    James Mason
    Tyrone Power
    Charles Boyer
    Ronald Colman
    Basil Rathbone
    Nigel Bruce
    Cary Grant
    Gary Cooper
    Paul Henreid
    Claude Rains
    Ray Milland
    Robert Mitchum
    Robert Cummings
    George Brent
    Lon Chaney, Jr.

    Film Favorites --

    All this and Heaven Too
    The Rains Came
    Odd Man Out
    Rebecca
    To Each His Own
    Random Harvest
    The Life of Vergie Winters
    Ann Vickers
    O'Henry's Full House
    Peter Ibbetson
    Woman on the Run
    The Reckless Moment
    Woman in the Window
    Woman on the Beach

    Sudden Fear
    Female on the Beach
    The Razor's Edge
    Laura
    Letter from an Unknown Woman
    Tomorrow is Forever
    Ramona
    Suspicion
    Pride and Prejudice
    The Woman in Green
    Terror by Night
    Deep Valley
    On Dangerous Ground
    Condemned
    The Spiral Staircase
    Mrs. Miniver
    Now, Voyager
    Out of the Past
    Saboteur
    King's Row
    Ministry of Fear
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    Jane Eyre
    The Secret Heart
    A Woman's Vengeance
    The Two Mrs. Carrolls
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    The Wolf Man

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    Thanks, I saw this one a long time ago (about 20 years ago) in L.A. It continues to be a very good thriller and a good story for all concerned about the witchcraft//thriller about a girl who is concerned that someone else will take the supposed rival for her boyfriend's love.
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    i saw this one too and was quite scared with edge of your seat suspense. Pamela Franklin is always good to watch. She was great in The Innocents with Deborah Kerr and others.
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    I like Crossfire too and Film Noirs are my favorite. I am sorry if I forgot to say Repeat Performance was the film I was referring to earlier. It was a unique film I had seen as a child on TV and then I taped it when it was on again in the 80s. Today I have a good copy on DVD. Joan Leslie and Richard Basehart were superb especially, and others of note were Louis Hayward and Virginia Field as well as Natalie Shafer.
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    For me Was going to say I had not heard of this one. I would love to see it too! If ever I find it will certainly get back with you! it is fun to select a favorite like an Bette Davis,
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    Our grown kids think that DVDs are in the past, because of movies on the computer. I love my collection of films and keep it going. I collected VHS in the 80s and 90s, and my hubby transferred everything to DVD about 10 years ago. I still tape on DVDs . WE did have NEtflix, but now have TCM and a few other cable channels. It would be fun to see what Netflix has now.
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    A very well-acted film which is quite intriguing with a marvelous cast. It's a frightening situation where the Nazi power may continue to sway many. Joan Bennett is one of my favorites, and it is good to see many others that were entertaining in other films. Among the cast, I really like Francis Lederer and Maria Ouspenskaya. Francis was quite notable in The Madonna's Secret, and Maria was great to see in The Wolf Man and Kings Row, etc. Anna Sten was notable in some 30s films; I first saw her in an early 30s tragedy with Gary Cooper. In this film, they are all believable and quite real.
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    I like Millie, which was the first Helen Twelvetrees film I had seen in the 80s. My mother liked her films too, and mentioned The Young Bride as her favorite. I saw this later and had to agree. With Millie, Helen's character was trying to save her innocent daughter from John Halliday's character. He had boasted to friends about his affair with the mother when he was drunk in a nightclub. Later, she found this former lover preying upon her daughter and acted to save her. The film builds to a climax as her trial progresses in court. Yes, it was nice to see Frank McHugh and Joan Blondell in their early supporting roles. I usually don't give a number, but would give Millie a 6 out of 10.
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    I agree that the story lacks a cohesive structure for the main character. Because Joan Crawford was known for many superb roles, I think the movie was initially able to stay afloat. People enjoyed it largely due to Joan's efforts in her role. The remaining key roles also enhanced the film; her meek bookkeeper friend, Kent Smith, (not Clark Kent, -smile, but quite kind and appealing), and the terribly frightening crime boss, David Brian. He has an intriguing personality which jumps from kindness to unwarranted suspicion in an instant. There is an interesting scene in which Joan's character meets his subdued wife, but she had seemed younger in a painting she had just viewed. Somehow, it never gets clarified. .....Also, the powerful Steve Cochran, handsome but even more dangerous in the organization than David's character. The two men's attraction to Joan and their enmity toward each other leads to a possible tragic denouement. When we put these suspenseful ingredients together, it makes an impressive film. All are very good and ultimately believable in their roles.
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    Me too! It was Mom's favorite film and later mine too. I first saw it as a teen on the Early Show and later came to appreciate everyone in the film. Bette Davis and Charles Boyer are 2 of my very favorites, plus Barbara O'Neil was quite impressive as the jealous wife of the Duke. Great to see June Lockhart as the oldest daughter. Sadly, I just looked up Helen Westley, and she died 2 years later, in '42 at the age of 67. So she played older parts at times. Whatever the part, she was superb.
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    Yes. the film was not as interesting as I had anticipated and Alice's appearance was complimented a great deal in it. It was a great cast, but you are right that Warren William's great talent was wasted there in his role. I do think that Alice was quite lovely in some earlier films. My favorite in which she sang beautifully as well, was Poor Little Rich Girl ('35) with Shirley Temple. Her songs were lovely and timeless. Shirley chimed in later, but Alice's songs were quite marvelous. Though Shirley was quite talented too, it is Alice's character that is riveting. Anyone who has not caught this one, it is my favorite Shirley Temple film and was not even included in a boxed set of her films a few years ago. Luckily, I was able to tape a lovely copy.
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    I love Helen Westley too! Her performances are superb! She was great in All This and Heaven Too, which is my favorite film. She was also in Anne of Green Gables, '34, etc. My dad used to point her out in 30's films too, along with Walter Brennan and Harry Davenport, etc. Not sure when she died, but a great loss to the Golden Age of films. Going to look her up.
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    I taped it one time. I remember seeing it on TV when I was 10 or 11 in the early 60s. It made quite an impact! Eleanor Parker and all the others delivered a compelling performance.
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    I like Lloyd especially in Somewhere in the Night with John Hodiak and Nancy Guild and in The Lemon Drop Kid. He played a diverse quality of roles, which made every film more intriguing. I do remember him on the TV Show, Julia, with Dihann Carroll and Lurene Tuttle.
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    I like this one too. Very well acted.

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