Princess of Tap

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  1. Princess of Tap

    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Cesar Romero
  2. Princess of Tap

    Ultimate Movie Trivia

    Lawrence you're simply wonderful! Thank you for taking up so much time to answer this question. But I think John Cromwell really deserves the recognition. And full disclosure, of human bondage was the first classic film I ever saw as a kid. It turned me on to the old movies. It was beginners luck. And his son was a wonderful Prince Philip. Lawrence, you have really have earned this turn. Take it away - -
  3. Princess of Tap

    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Edward Everett Horton
  4. Princess of Tap

    From Broadway to Hollywood

    My first favorite director, my first favorite actress, and my all time favorite actress. Film lover, you have been reading my mind. Please take your turn - -
  5. Princess of Tap

    Top Ten Films of...

    For me 1949 is a mixed bag. There are movies that I grew up with, movies that I've just discovered on DVD, and two classic Japanese films that define their genre. 1) Nora Inu/Stray Dog-- Kurosawa's mystery-detective masterpiece that was the first film he wrote to star Toshiro Mifune. And if that wasn't enough,the film offers a socio- moral critique of post-World War 2 Japan. 2) Adam's Rib-- George Cukor's best pairing of Tracy and Hepburn that examines the status of women on all levels, but doesn't loose its sense of humor. 3) White Heat- - Raoul Walsh's raw adieu to the Warner Brothers gangster genre by blowing up WB's no.1 gangster actor, James Cagney. 4) Late Spring/Banshun--Ozu's first film in series of beautiful domestic dramas showcasing Japanese culture featuring his repertory team: superstar Setsuko Hara, leading man Chishu Ryu, and brilliant character actress, Haruko Sugimura. 5) All the King's Men-- Robert Rossen's Academy Award winning adaptation of Penn's novel, a thinly veiled portrait of Louisiana's Kingfish Huey Long. Broderick Crawford, a much underrated actor, got much deserved recognition by winning an Oscar for his portrayal of the lead role. 6) On the Town-- Kelly and Donen's adaptation of Leonard Bernstein's Broadway show with Comden and Green. Noted for going to the actual location to film on the streets of New York. 7) The Third Man-- Carol Reed's avant-garde masterpiece with the unbelievable Orson Welles in the lead. Its single use of the zither for the soundtrack created a sensation. 8) The Heiress-- William Wyler again doing what he does best: Directing great actresses to their potential to earn the Academy Award, in this case it was Olivia de Havilland with excellent support from Ralph Richardson and a young Montgomery Clift. 9) I Was a Male War Bride - - post war film proves that neither Howard Hawks nor Cary Grant had lost touch with their screwball roots. 10) Jolson sings again-- sequel biopic by Harry Levin that continues the story America's greatest entertainer. Larry Parks was great as Jolson. *** honorable mentions are all noir: Lizabeth Scott in Too Late for Tears (Byron Haskin) and Robert Mitchum in the Big Steal(Don Siegal)
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    From Broadway to Hollywood

    Hint#2-- this director was closely associated with three major studios.
  7. Princess of Tap

    Ultimate Movie Trivia

    Thanx, Lav. Next: this largely forgotten blacklisted director has one of the most versatile and critically-acclaimed, yet box office successful, filmographies in the Golden Age. 1) he directed two films by renown novelists that ran into trouble with the censors because they depicted a woman in prostitution and a social worker who promoted birth control after she herself got pregnant out of wedlock. 2) he directed one of the most legendary swashbuckling movies of all time. 3) he directed a Golden Age screwball actress in two of her most outanding and challenging dramatic roles. 4) he directed a film noir that took the genre to new heights. 5) he directed a World War II "homefront" film that came to symbolize to many Americans their lives during the war. Can you name this outstanding director? Please identify the movies and/or actresses or actors in the aforementioned in 5 points. *Bonus point for naming the actress whose career he is credited with catapulting into an iconic Hollywood legend by directing her first breakout movie.
  8. Princess of Tap

    Who was in all 5 films?

    Frank Ferguson
  9. Princess of Tap

    Name the pre-1970 film

    Kid, it's all yours - -
  10. Princess of Tap

    Ultimate Movie Trivia

    Let's try 20th century Fox star who had serious emotional and psychological problems. Gene Tierney was scheduled to do holiday for lovers in 1957. She had a nervous breakdown. Joan Fontaine was offered the part next. She has some kind of a health issue and declined the part. So they ended up with the sturdy and hardworking Jane Wyman starring in Holiday for Lovers.
  11. Princess of Tap

    NAME A YEAR, NAME A MOVIE, NAME THE ACTOR/TRESS

    Dragnet Girl/Hijõsen no Onna
  12. Princess of Tap

    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Leon Errol was in the invisible man's revenge with Evelyn Ankers.
  13. Princess of Tap

    Name the pre-1970 film

    Marsha, funny you should mention lion in winter. Because even though it's so very different from Midnight Cowboy, I bought that one as well. And I didn't buy soundtrack scores. Next: this female patient falls in love with her doctor, after he performs a serious operation on her.
  14. Princess of Tap

    From Broadway to Hollywood

    Hint: This director is an Academy Award winner.
  15. Princess of Tap

    Musicals on Tap

    Russ Tamblyn is the one who was always doing those flips. So has to be the dance at the gym from West Side Story, choreographed by Jerome Robbins. But I'm not that familiar with the Broadway show. Rusty did that stuff out on the blues number and/or the jump number In the movie. Riff's partner was Graciela, his girlfriend and they danced with all the Jets. Graciela was Gina Trikonis and Ice, the Jets second in command, was Tucker Smith. I believe Leonard Bernstein wrote all the music to West Side Story. I also know that he wrote some of the lyrics along with Stephen Sondheim.
  16. Princess of Tap

    Who was in all 5 films?

    Yes, the mad Russian indeed. My favorite portrayal for him is in My Man Godfrey. Marsha, it's your turn - -
  17. Princess of Tap

    Name the pre-1970 film

    As weird as it may seem, the soundtrack to this movie is my favorite. I don't know why Midnight Cowboy got an X rating. It won the Oscar for best picture of 1969. John Schlesinger directed this movie. John Barry wrote a beautiful theme song for the movie called Midnight Cowboy. But the recognized theme of the movie is the song sung by Nilsson, Everybody's Talkin'.
  18. Princess of Tap

    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    George Sanders was very good in Foreign Correspondent with Laraine Day.
  19. Princess of Tap

    NAME A YEAR, NAME A MOVIE, NAME THE ACTOR/TRESS

    Carmen Miranda
  20. Princess of Tap

    Musicals on Tap

    Yes, Lav. I got this one from the horses mouth. Ava Astaire did commentary on daddy long legs and talked about him. And she said she took dance lessons from him. He was her father's choice as dance instructor for his daughter Dave was the assistant choreographer ON blue skies and funny face. He also worked on some of the TV specials. There was so much dancing in Daddy Long Legs that Leslie Caron had her own ballet choreographer there as well, Roland Petit. She was dancing in his company in Paris with Gene Kelly discovered her. What with all that dancing something's gotta give. Lav, it's yours--
  21. Princess of Tap

    Musicals on Tap

    Hint#2-- This long-time assistant choreographer got to choreograph this Fred Astaire musical that was based on a Mary Pickford film.
  22. Princess of Tap

    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    City for conquest Next: A young boy likes the movie stars.
  23. Princess of Tap

    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Hands across the table Next: a new party dress
  24. Princess of Tap

    name the movie

    Lav, this one was from my first Ginger Rogers week on TV. It made quite an impression on me but I haven't seen it since either. When you mentioned Tom, Dick or Harry, oh my, that's when I thought of it. Because it was one of the other movies in the series that week. Lav, you and I seem to have gone down the same primrose path together.LOL Lav, it's your turn - -
  25. Princess of Tap

    Celebri-links

    Dennis Quaid co-starred in the movie The Right Stuff, which is based on a work by Tom Wolfe.

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