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  1. scsu1975

    I Just Watched...

    Frankly, about all I ever got out of this film was a peek at Vanessa Redgrave topless.
  2. You never heard of Khan Academy?
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  4. I hope that's not his yearbook picture.
  5. I agree. We should use numerals. Like "Airport 1," Airport 2," etc. Of course, someone might get upset since we'd be using Hindu-Arabic numerals. So how about Roman numerals? No, the Romans were bastards, forget that. How about ... ah, never mind, the idea sucks, I admit it.
  6. How about JFK? Do you still call it Idlewild?
  7. Yes, your looks have dramatically improved.
  8. Maybe Ann's price was too high.
  9. I still say that guy in the middle looks like Tom.
  10. scsu1975

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    Yes. They became the first members of The High and the Mighty Mile High Club.
  11. It's an entertaining film, with a memorable theme song. But it's overlong, and much of the flashbacks are uninteresting. I suppose they are intended to make us care about the passengers. It's always fun to see Wayne b-slap Robert Stack. But then as the plane is about to land, we have to hear Wayne say "now I lay me down ta sleep." Geez.
  12. scsu1975

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    Credit Elmer Bernstein (who did several Wayne films) with the music. This was the first soundtrack album I ever bought, primarily for the title track.
  13. scsu1975

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    This film is more in keeping with the "fun" aspect of the Indiana Jones films. Temple of Doom substitutes too much violence for fun, although it still has entertainment value.
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    From February 20-22, 1918, the feature at the Poli was the comedy Here Comes the Bride, starring John Barrymore. Released in January of 1919, the film was five reels, and is presumed lost. It was based on a play first produced in September, 1917, at the George M. Cohan Theatre in New York City. Plot: Frederick Tile, a New York lawyer, is in love with Ethel Sinclair, daughter of a corn magnate. But there is another man named Frederick Tile, married to a woman named Maria Pizzaro, who is from South America. Maria has divorced her husband, and under the terms of her father’s will, her former husband cannot share in the estate if he remarries within a year after her father’s death. Maria comes to New York with Sevier, her lawyer. Her divorced husband wires her than he is leaving on the next ship. Sevier tells Maria that he will find another Frederick Tile, and arrange a sham marriage before her divorced husband arrives in New York. This would protect her fortune. They find Frederick Tile’s name in the city directory and hire a lawyer to arrange the marriage. Meanwhile, Ethel’s father finds a marriage license for Tile and Ethel. He assumes Tile is after her money, and tears up the license in front of Tile. Tile is despondent, until the lawyer contacts him with an offer of $100,000 to marry a widow, who would also agree to an immediate divorce. Tile agrees to the marriage, not realizing how ugly the woman is because she is hidden under a veil. Ethel telephones her father that she and Tile have eloped. She withdraws money from the bank and bursts in on Tile just as his wedding has concluded. She tells him she is ready to marry him, but he tells her he cannot marry for one year, due to the terms of his marriage. Ethel departs in anger, and her father has the police search for her. James Carleton, a friend of Tile, gives him the key to his home and tells him to stay there until the situation is resolved. Ethel goes to the same house, believing that Carleton’s sister, who is her friend, will put her up. Ethel and Tile end up in adjoining rooms, then bump into each other in the hallway. They end up dining together, then read newspaper accounts of their supposed elopement. Tile’s bride appears on the scene, claiming she is dissatisfied with the $500 she was paid to become Tile’s wife, and demands more money. Tile locks her in a room. Ethel’s father demands that his daughter and Tile have an official marriage, not realizing that Tile is already married. Tile is forced to tell him the truth. At this point, an ex-convict who has just been released from Sing Sing appears and recognizes the bride as his wife. The two are sent to Cuba. However, Tile and Ethel must still wait a year before they can get married. Director John Stuart Robertson wanted to film a scene showing Barrymore, in a hungry state, dreaming about food floating over his head. When he asked Barrymore what particular food would appeal to him, the actor replied “bacon and eggs.” In short order, a waiter appeared from the hotel across the street with the food. Barrymore thought Robertson was buying him breakfast, so he wolfed down the food before the scene could be filmed. A reviewer for The Film Daily wrote “robbed of the dialogue, which had considerable to do with giving snap to the stage play, this becomes just a passable offering, depending largely upon the personality of John Barrymore, whose comedy method is distinctive enough to give value to scenes that otherwise wouldn’t register anything in particular.”

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