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  1. Yes: "Around the World in 80 Days". Best Picture?? I don't get it. (was it because Cinerama was new...?)
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    Looking for Movie Title

    Correction - make that "Curse of the Cat People" 1944, the sequel to "Cat People". Sorry. I got me Cat Peoples mixed up.
  3. Heyyyyy, what happened to "Odd Man Out" that was supposed to be part of the Carol Reed festival, 9/30? I haven't seen this film in a very long time, and have been looking forward to its being shown tonight for 2 months now. And it was replaced. Will it be rescheduled? Signed, Really Bummed in California
  4. "Rebecca" is most definitely one of the best movies of all time! Alfred Hitchcock's first American film, Academy Award Best Picture winner of 1940, etc. etc. If you like the movie - read the novel it was taken from, "Rebecca", by Daphne duMaurier - it too is absolutely wonderful!
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    Looking for Movie Title

    That sounds like "Cat People", 1942, with Simone Simon as the 'ghost'. Really a good one - half scary, half fantasy. It's out on DVD, and it does show up on TCM now and then.
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    Your Favorite Movie Lines

    "That's arson!" Jean Harlow on learning that William Powell apparently has two wives, in 'Libeled Lady'. 'The Gay Divorcee': Ginger: "I don't care what you did as a boy." Fred: Well, I did nothing as a girl, so there goes my childhood." 'After the Thin Man': Nick: Darling, you don't need mystery, you've got something much better, something more alluring..." Nora: What? Nick: Me! 'Vivacious Lady': Frances Mercer: "I'd like to give you a piece of my mind!" Ginger Rogers: "Oh, I couldn't take the last piece..." "Be with you in a minute, Mr. Peabody!" ('Bringing Up Baby') 'My Favorite Wife': Cary Grant: "Bianca, you're one of the most attractive girls I know..." Gail Patrick: "I'm your WIFE!"
  7. Don't think so. There are certainly more coming up Fridays in May. Maybe because this month they've shown several British films instead of French or Italian, you were under the impression they weren't "imports"...
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    ERROL FLYNN

    Hi - that great photo is in my Flynn website, if you're interested. Direct link to it is http://themave.com/Flynn/port18.htm Flynn fans should check out the rest of the site, too - think you'll enjoy it!
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    ERROL FLYNN

    Great reading all these posts. I too had never heard that Flynn and Bogart 'detested' each other - not buddies, but apparently they got along all right. Agree that Bogie should never have been cast in Westerns, and accents certainly weren't his forte. Don't know which is worse, the on-again-off-again Irish one he has in 'Dark Victory', or the so-called Mexican one in 'Virginia City': "What eez your beezness?" Yikes. The things the poor guy had to put up with in his pre-Maltese Falcon/Casablanca career... And speaking of being miscast in Westerns - I did read once a comment Bogart dropped about Cagney in their Western together, 'The Oklahoma Kid' - that in that great big hat, Cagney looked like a mushroom! I love Cagney, but that's funny! Flynn, on the other hand, could pull off Western heroes with just as much panache as he showed in his swashbuckling roles. His flair was such that fans wanted to see him in dashing roles only - the typecasting that resulted was I think one of the things that really bothered Flynn and perhaps contributed to his self-destructive lifestyle. True, Flynn is absolutely spectacular in his action hero roles - NOBODY did it better and those remain my favorites of his, but he really was a fine actor. As was mentioned here, 'Uncertain Glory' is a real sleeper - Flynn's performance is multi-faceted, as a totally unprincipled crook who finds something for which he's willing to give up his life. Also, he plays a charming weakling in 'The Sisters' and is quite effective - but that movie seems to be ignored in favor of his other co-starring vehicle with Bette Davis, the much more opulent 'Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex'. Both of these are on TCM Tuesday, 4/26, back-to-back, so that should be a good opportunity to compare the two. As for Davis and Flynn clashing, I'm sure they did - but I saw a blooper-outtake once that showed that for a moment at least they were enjoying each other. The outtake's from 'The Sisters' - Flynn's character is solicitously hovering over his wife Bette, who is feeling a bit poorly because she's pregnant. They're sitting on a bench, he's fanning her and so on, and Bette suddenly says "I just had the baby in the women's restroom" -- Flynn's immediate, surprised burst of laughter, followed by Bette joining in and leaning against him was priceless.
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    I need help

    Well, the two movies Flynn is probably most famous for have already been shown, last week: Captain Blood and Adventures of Robin Hood. (But I'm sure tcm will air them again.) And my personal favorite, The Sea Hawk, they're not showing in this Star of the Month tribute because it's licensed out elsewhere for awhile. "Adventures of Don Juan", although a tad past Flynn's prime, is also a fave - a very fun movie. Since 'what movies are best' is so subjective - why not record them all, and then decide for yourself which you like best? ;-)
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    best use of music

    Totally agree with "To Kill a Mockingbird"'s music. And I think Bernard Herrmann's score for "North by Northwest" is like another character in the film! Herrmann is my fave of all - "Vertigo" is another one of his masterpieces. But I think I love 2 of his pre-Hitchcock works best: "Jane Eyre" 1944 and "The Ghost and Mrs Muir" '47 - both create such incredible atmosphere for the films and are at times paralyzing, they're so beautiful. Number 2 film composer for me is Erich Wolfgang Korngold - "Captain Blood", as was mentioned here, "Robin Hood", "Sea Hawk" and many non-Errol Flynn films as well.
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    CAGNEY or BOGART

    I was all prepared to make a reply to this topic, as difficult as it is - then got caught up in moirafinnie's wonderful essay...and forgot what I was going to say! Superb, moirafinnie - it's gratifying to see there are still people out there who can think, and write! But, for my 2 cents: Two tough guys on the screen (and not-so-tough offscreen), similar in some ways, but each unique. As much as I love Cagney, I'll have to go for Bogie as my choice. That hound-dog face - quite beautiful when he was, say, in his early 40s - combined with the inner strength of the man that he was always able to convey effortlessly, or so he made it seem. He was mesmerizing.
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    Breathtakingly Beautiful

    And on second thought, there's a runner-up. And it's a 2-for-one: The set of "Random Harvest" - luminous red-haired Greer Garson, PLUS Mister Ronald Colman. Can't get a whole lot more breathtaking than that. And if they began to speak, well, I'd be treated to a double-whammy of the most beautiful treatment of the English language I could ever imagine.
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    Breathtakingly Beautiful

    Breathtaking, eh? (as opposed to only just gorgeous...that list would go on forever): On the women's side I'll have to go for Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca". And the men: Laurence Olivier in "Wuthering Heights"! There are several closeups of him in that film that most definitely give me respiratory problems. As to being on the movie's set (back to the original premise of this post) - it's a good thing that won't ever happen - doubt I'd make it out alive if young Larry were there and turned around and looked at me...

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