MCannady1

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About MCannady1

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  • Birthday June 12

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    United States
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    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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    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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    I remember this one from awhile ago. It is an interesting theme, and I have met people who were overbearing about religion and indoctrinating others like that. Joan was good in the role and made it more than worth watching, as with all of her roles.
  4. That was so cute.  Ethel often made the show even funnier!

  5. Cats

    They both want the wrapping paper! Ours does too! Completely bowled over!
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    I like that too. I think it is The Awful Truth played so adeptly by Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Love their repartee and the clever ending.
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    I like this version best too. The acting is very good. It is wonderful seeing Wallace Beery in his role and the others are absorbing as well. Child star Jackie Cooper seems appealing in his role.
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    I watched Casablanca again recently. It is in my top ten films! Bogart was intriguing, Ingrid gorgeous, and all the others were wonderfully picked for cast. Sydney Greenstreet, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, etc. were great too. Sam was great to listen to with his intriguing singing and playing. Yes, John Garfield was an underrated actor. When you have seen more of his films, you will see what I mean. Postman is his best and Breaking Point was good too. And then we have more masterpieces along the way. There is a sad and dangerous wartime story where he risks his life for a beautiful girl who is in danger. I liked Gentleman's Agreement as well that stars Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire. And regarding Lana, she was wonderful in Postman (with Garfield) and several other films, like Madame X and Portrait in Black. In addition to her beauty, one really believes in the story when seeing her on screen. She radiates a sincerity and appeal.
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    Yes, Eva Marie Saint seemed more convncing in her role than Liz did. Liz is more convincing in other roles like National Velvet and Elephant Walk. She was also more convincing as a child in Jane Eyre.
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    Thanks for posting. Sorry I missed this one. It sounds very appealing on different levels.
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    I too felt that the first person perspective was a unique choice, but did prefer how it was done in Dark Passage. I agree on that. Both are good Film Noirs, but one of my favorites is Dark Passage
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    I really like The Lady in the Lake. Great film! Yes, Adrienne Fromsett (played beautifully by Audrey Totter) is not really a femme fatale, but seemed cold and uncaring to Marlowe's character. Robert Montgomery (a debonair and superb Marlowe), was usually professional, but we can see him responding to Adrienne eventually. Beneath the surface of other characters we discover their true motivations. Mrs. Falbrook (skillfully played by Jayne Meadows) had a number of aliases and killed the lady in the lake, as well as others standing in her way.
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    I liked Dead Ringer too with Bette Davis. It is similar in some ways to A Stolen Life. She was good in it and so was Peter Lawford. It was very watchable. Here was the good twin to start with killing her faithless sister and taking her identity. A number of complications arose, one which had been a signature problem. She has to pretend to injure her arm so her signature would not be detected as an imposter. She had a number of things to avoid when impersonating her twin sister. She could not sign any papers and provided for the signature problem, but she was not aware that her sister did not treat the dog well. I was touched about the dog. She struck up a great rapport with him, but it looked suspicious to Peter Lawford's character who was beginning to see her deceptions. In turn, she was to find out more about her sister's duplicity, as she had been unfaithful to her husband with him. Yes, it was sad for Karl Malden's character who did not know if the lady he loved was really genuine. All he knew is that she went to the chair for murder. He had lost his lady love and did not know the real story or if this was truly the right twin. It was ironic that Evie had been the good sister to start with. Not wishing to hurt him further, she would not disclose the true situation. So he is pained and conflicted. Though not up to The Stolen Life, or The Little Foxes, I found the twin scenario very interesting too.
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    That is surprising. That is surprising. Missed that one. Will have to catch it. A touch of irony makes them more interesting but still very shocking at times.
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    I too thought the same thing, (though I am not Lawrence). Similar to And Then There Were None, the superb '45 film. I did not care for the remake too much and missed some innuendoes along the way, Shirley Eaton, etc. I was about 14 at the time and simply felt that the older one was best! I think it still holds up. I liked this one too. Very cleverly done and a good cast.

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