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    Lucille Ball.....serious role

    If you love her, you will LOVE her "film noir" starring role in THE DARK CORNER (1946). Lucy is stunning in black and white, and just about steals the film from Mark Stevens, William Bendix and Clifton Webb. Fantastic costuming, too! Lots of info on Lucy in the commentary track on the dvd!
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    Brian Donlevy: An actor who never gets his due?

    THE BIG COMBO (1955) Brian is terrific in this "noir of all noirs" - unfortunately, he has a hearing aid and his crime boss, Richard Conte, turns it against him.
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    Subversive messages hidden in The Wizard of Oz ?

    Thanks so much for this LINK. Other cool theories about this movie are in the mystery novel MURDER ON THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, by Stuart Kaminsky, one of his series of "Toby Peters" mysteries.
  4. This film is filled with "Disney" stars. It's also a trip into 1962, just before the world changed forever. Along with that, it's a laid-back and interesting family vacation to France (Paris and the Riviera). The times change, the world changes, people change, but strangely enough, Paris never changes. This film is silly---but it's also thoughtful.
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    Not in a movie, but..... "Timeless" (tv-series, season 2) in just about their best episode-- "The Kennedy Curse" Young Jack Kennedy is kidnapped in the time machine (for his own safety, in 1934) and brought to the present. He escapes the "time machine" bunker and runs into the night, ending up at a brightly-lit, very modern 2018 gas station/fast food store.
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    HITCHCOCK'S WOMEN --- writers!

    Many women are behind the scenes in Alfred Hitchcock's films---writing the source material, be it plays, novels, or short stories: THE LODGER (1926) Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes DANGEROUS VIRTUE (1926) Rudolf Besier and May Edginton DOWNHILL (1927) Ivor Novello and Constance Collier (who also stars in ROPE) MURDER! (1930) Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson YOUNG AND INNOCENT (1937) Josephine Tey THE LADY VANISHES (1938) Ethel Lina White JAMAICA INN (1939) Daphne DuMaurier REBECCA (1940) Daphne DuMaurier SUSPICION (1941) Frances Iles UNDER CAPRICORN (1949) Helen Simpson STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) Patricia Highsmith THE BIRDS (1963) Daphne DuMaurier
  7. Thanks for your organized "noir" list! but I think: SHACK OUT ON 101 belongs to the "Commie" noir group, along with : I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI (also with Frank Lovejoy), WALK EAST ON BEACON, and WALK A CROOKED MILE.
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    Happy Birthday, Jimmy Cagney!

    Yes, it's today.I love him so much! 2 movies I could watch again and again: ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES and ONE, TWO, THREE.
  9. JFK is one of my fave films of all time, even without the conspiracy theories we all love so much. But the 2-disc dvd version has the most horrific English subtitles I have ever seen---incorrect, without ANY of the profanity, and just plain STRANGE. This film has one of the best scripts ever---it is tragic that the subtitles can't re-create it.
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    Favorite Line From a Movie

    FDR: D-day Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity. Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
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    How did Rock Hudson REALLY catch AIDS?

    Thanks for the information about Arthur Ashe!
  12. thanks so much!!!! I really appreciate it!
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    The Doris Day Appreciation Thread

    It's like happiness has taken a permanent vacation from films. How can there be sunshine and love WITHOUT Doris Day?
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    re: BOURNE IDENTITY (2002) Yes, Matt Damon looked cool jumping from one window into a window in ANOTHER BUILDING, but Alain Delon did it first, in THE SICILIAN CLAN (1979). And probably without CGI, which hadn't been invented yet!
  15. Help, "Rockford Files" fans! Anyone know if the "intro" phone calls to Rockford's answering machine are indexed anywhere, so we can find the actual episode? Or, perhaps a fan knows them by heart!? I am searching for the "intro" where a veterinarian's office calls Rockford, telling him the stray cat he dropped off there has just had kittens, and when was he planning to pick them all up and pay the vet bill? THANKS, fans!

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