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  1. Jackie "Butch" Jenkins as Ulysses MacCauley in "The Human Comedy" -
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  3. His bod was awesome, too.
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    Thanks, "The Wild Rovers" is a fine film. It does have a homoerotic vibe.
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    RIP, Luke Perry aka Dylan McKay.
  6. Is there any biographical knowledge about Ras Kean? He certainly had a memorable encounter in that film. It was a one-of-a-kind sex scene. I'd love to watch it just one more time.
  7. Asa Butterfield in "Hugo" -
  8. Are these films available on DVD?
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    "Hugo" with Asa Butterfield.
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    I Just Watched...

    Nothing like "The Girl With Green Eyes" with Peter Finch and Rita Tushingham.
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    I Just Watched...

    "The Human Comedy" - Clarence Brown - 1943 - starring Mickey Rooney, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Frank Morgan, James Craig and Jackie "Butch" Jenkins - Beautifully realized panoramic view of several months in the life of a small town during World War II - there is a great deal of pathos, but it is always understated - the thread through all of this is one small-town family - the father has died, the eldest son has been drafted and the younger son works, after school, at night at a telegraph office - the youngest son is just discovering the joys and beauties of life - throughout the many vignettes, all of the actors and actresses are remarkably superb without ever hogging the spotlight - the three brothers - Van Johnson, Mickey Rooney and Jackie "Butch" Jenkins - are memorable - the ending, in which the eldest son is killed in action only to be replaced by his best bud who is visiting for the first time is remarkably effective storytelling - as the film says, the ending is only the beginning - one of MGM's most effective "entertainments" - a world in just one film -
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    True, she believed that she could replace Marilyn Monroe.
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    It depends, on the episode.
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    Guy Williams and Mark Goddard in "Lost In Space" - could those space outfits be more revealing? -
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    Some movie stars are just "clean"!
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    The film is a terrible disappointment. For some of us, Pat Boone's "virginity" was such a turn-on. The play on Broadway was written by Mary ("Harvey") Chase and had some success with John ("Tea and Sympathy") Kerr.
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    Jayne Mansfield was a good actress. Unfortunately, her image got in her way. And, of course, Frank Tashlin treated her like a cartoon.
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    I find it difficult to comprehend the success of this material on Broadway and in the movies.
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    "Agatha" with Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave was a terrible film.
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    I Just Watched...

    "Anastasia" - Anatole Litvak - 1956 - such a strange movie - first of all, we know that "Anastasia" is not the real Anastasia, because she gets such careful instruction from the Yul Brynner character - secondly, there is no doubt that the Helen Hayes character will eventually be "won over" by all the duplicitness - so, there is really no suspense - instead it's a study in overwhelming ambition - a sick woman wants to be "somebody" - and a deceitful man wants to score "a coup" against the long-gone monarchy which mistreated him- then, at the end, we suddenly learn that the film is "a love story" - because Ingrid Bergman runs off with Yul Brynner - never, in the film, has there been an instance of affection between them - because he uses her in the most despicable way - and she allows herself to be abused constantly - Yul Brynner is truly a study in ugliness - and Ingrid Bergman is truly a study in being "a dishrag" - however, the direction by Anatole Litvak is both elegant and lively - and the production values are breathtakingly first-rate - but, basically, it is such an ugly film - if you relish watching a woman being abused - and a man reveling in that abuse - you have found your film -
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    Allan Carr never had it so good!😎 "Listen to the sound of the city. Boys, boys, everywhere!"
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    I Just Watched...

    She was, to put it simply, both beautiful and voluptuous. Perhaps only Fellini realized her on screen in "La Dolce Vita" and "The Last Temptation of Dr. Antonio".
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    Did Hollywood ever realize the potential of Anita Ekberg?
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    You can't blame her. She did "Tea and Sympathy" in French in Paris, too.

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