Marianne

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    Tom Selleck sans 'stache: almost unrecognizable! Great photo.
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    How about all the Michael Shayne mysteries starring Lloyd Nolan? I like Nolan's portrayal, and he seems to be having more and more fun in the role as the movies are made. Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1940) Sleepers West (1941) Dressed to Kill (1941) Blue, White and Perfect (1942) The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (1942) Just Off Broadway (1942) Time to Kill (1942) I have seen the first five so far.
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    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), based on the book I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! (published in 1932).
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    Noir Alley

    That's how I got to see Ride the Pink Horse. One of my favorites!
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    Noir Alley

    That's a great picture of Robert Montgomery. He's one of my favorites. Ride the Pink Horse is a great noir. The book on which it is based, which I haven't read, was written by Dorothy B. Hughes. She also wrote In a Lonely Place, which is one of my favorite noir books. Recommend it wholeheartedly.
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    I agree, and I would include all the Bridget Jones sequels (two of them), too.
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    Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) This one apparently got the worst reviews, but I laughed the most with this one. Even the title is funny -- at least to me. Bridge Jones's Baby (2016) There are rumors about a fourth Bridget Jones film, but none have appeared so far (and I am keeping track!).
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    Not a movie, per se, but an episode of Frontline: The Trial of Ratko Mladic. I think it aired for the first time this past week. I've only seen snippets; it's another tough one to watch.
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    Harrison's Flowers (2001), starring Andie MacDowell and Adrien Brody. Another film that is not easy to watch but it's really good. I saw it in the theater when it was released in the United States.
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    Spoiler Alert Looking for Mr. Goodbar is unusual because the main character dies. It is ugly because of the way she dies: all shown on screen, and all from her perspective, if I recall correctly. Not sure I would recommend it -- it is intense. But I'm also glad that I saw it because I had heard so much about it.
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    Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). I think I saw this on television. Wikipedia says that it's never been released on DVD or Blu-ray. It's very . . . unusual, let's say.
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    Can we include all movie versions of Oliver Twist? I know poor Oliver is really stuck in a poorhouse, but that's shelter by another name, right?
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    Lured is a great film. Lucille Ball gets to show off her dramatic talents, which I think exceed her comedic ones!
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    The Informer (1935). Great film in which Gypo Nolan visits a soup kitchen. Hunger and desperation are important themes in the narrative.
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    Border Incident (1949)
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    Side Street (1950) Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958) Terror Street (1953)
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    And, of course, there is on of film noir's premier villains: Dan Duryea, who once explained his success in films as follows: "There's gold in them thar heels."
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    Before he was Perry Mason, Raymond Burr played a lot of villains. Some examples include his roles in Raw Deal (1948), Pitfall (1948), His Kind of Woman (1951), and The Blue Gardenia (1953).
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    As does Leslie Gore's "It's My Party" (1963). It's my party and I'll cry if I want to / Cry if I want to, cry if I want to / You would cry too if it happened to you.
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    House Party (1990), House Party 2 (1991), House Party 3 (1994) (Sequels count, right? 😃) The Party (2017)
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    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999) The Mask of Zorro (1998) Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I noticed his absence, too. I don't post on this thread (until now, that is) but I do enjoy the running commentary. I hope he'll be back soon.
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    The Way, Way Back (2013) White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
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    Some humorous and unconventional examples of "travel" around New York City: After Hours (1985), a Martin Scorsese film The Out-of-Towners (1970)
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    Nebraska (2013). Love June Squibb in this film.

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