movieman1957

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  • Birthday 10/16/1957

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  1. movieman1957

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    October is the best month for birthdays. I had mine Monday but it is all the more special as we get to give you best wishes today. I hope yours is a lovely day. How appropriate it would be. All the best for fun and friends and a fine time. May you be blessed with many more. Happy Birthday!!! Chris
  2. movieman1957

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    This is sad news. But what a treat it was to "meet" her through your stories. Sounds like she lived a full life in addition to raising a fine daughter. I hope the sadness you have today will soon give way to wonderful memories. Know that so many people here liked her and we are grateful you brought her to us. My sincere condolences. Prayers for you and the family. Regards, Chris
  3. movieman1957

    Top favorite Westerns

    Well, this has been busy the last few weeks. Scott, glad to see your list. I am inclined to rearrange some but only a few would I replace. "The Naked Spur" is one I would put on. I will have to study it some more.
  4. movieman1957

    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    Scott, my friend. It is good to see you and anything you post. Nice to see friends talking about movies. I hope you are well. Haven't seen too many on your list. And the few I have I think I saw during the Reagan administration. "It Happens Every Spring" I remember being fun and very un Ray Milland like. "Angels In The Outfield" is even more fun. I really like Paul Douglas. I saw "Airport" back when in the 70's. It was a big deal. You are right about Martin. He can surprise you with his work in dramas. Good cast. Keep it up. It gives me a reason to check in.
  5. movieman1957

    Western Movie Rambles

    I did. Spent the weekend with my daughter. It was a great present. I can't tell you how much I miss chatting about movies with you. It looks like we both are kind of scarce (unless I am looking in the wrong place.) You were among the group I enjoyed the most and learned from the most. I appreciate hearing from you my friend. Take care. Thanks,
  6. movieman1957

    Western Movie Rambles

    Thanks so much for the note and the cupcakes, I hope everyone enjoys them. I have checked in from time to time so I am keeping up with things in Western Town. Much love to you and the group. See you somewhere around soon.
  7. movieman1957

    Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    There are at least three versions of this song. The "Let It Be" version. There is a stripped version on "Let It Be....Naked" and then a the original that was done for a charity album which, I believe, is the recording available on "Anthology 2" is the basis for that version. A beautiful song no matter the version.
  8. movieman1957

    SHANE + 100 more great westerns

    This special listing is for me. The only drawback is I have seen so many there are only a few left to discover. Some B films and a few silents plus a welcome return of "Three Godfathers" from 1936 will be on my list.
  9. movieman1957

    Henry Fonda

    I've seen 60 of his films but some have been a very long time. One performance not mentioned as I think it was a TV movie was "Gideon's Trumpet." Also, if you can get your hands on a copy of his televised stage show of Clarence Darrow please do it. Some him the other day in "Advise and Consent" but it is a relatively small part but handled with a fine touch. It may not be much of a film but I love watching Stewart and Fonda together in "Cheyenne Social Club." The little political discussion as they walk down the street, knowing their history, makes it more fun.
  10. movieman1957

    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    29 inches here. The good thing about it is we didn't get the bad winds that were expected. (Ocean City, MD did get some wind damage though.) Also, the snow was more of a powder type than the heavy wet kind. Waiting on a plow. It is all of 11 degrees. Had a friend use his snowblower but The Bride keeps his kids so it was a win/win for us both. Still managed to tweak my back. Is it April yet?
  11. It has been out of sync off and on with my Comcast (since corrected) well after your post. It also seems to be only on the HD channel. At times it is worse than others but it also seems to be the only channel I can find with the problem.
  12. movieman1957

    Western Movie Rambles

    The King and Four Queens" with Clark Gable turned out, for me, to be pretty much of a bore. Hanging out with four young probable widows and their domineering mother-in-law doesn't give much for Gable to do except wait for each of them to throw themselves at him and the mother-in-law, Jo Van Fleet, to beat them off of him and berate them for their efforts. Gable is there looking for a loot of hidden gold and spends most of the film biding his time but doesn't do much along the way. Gable is okay. Fleet gives the best performance. Raoul Walsh directed but even with all of that there isn't much to recommend. Only for big Gable fans.
  13. movieman1957

    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    Re: Beach Party. And Annette is the only lady not in a bikini unless Kaye Ballard is running around.
  14. movieman1957

    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    Man, you have been busy. How long to get through this list? I admire your dedication. I'll keep a few comments short. (Though I always do much better responding to yours.) I have seen many of these but for some it has been a long time. But for others there are some memorable things.... An American in Paris - some first rate dancing going on here. Whatever one thinks of the underlying story the dancing is to be admired and enjoyed. Footlight Parade - is where I first saw Cagney dance. I knew the gangster Cagney and read he could dance but had not seen it before this one. Can't say I remember much of the movie but thought he could dance pretty well. He certainly had his own style. Gunfight At The OK Corral - we've talked about this one and I've always enjoyed it. It's not "Shane" or "The Searchers" but it is good sold entertainment. Guys and Dolls - didn't care much for Brando here but thought the sets and all those colors were novel. I love Jean Simmons. Judgement At Nuremburg - is a big undertaking, maybe too big. Tracy, Schell, Widmark, for a start, give fine performances. I thought some of the Dietrich segment might not be needed but it has been a long time since I've seen it. The List of Adrian Messenger - is a pretty good drama in spite of its gimmick. That part of it was the only drawback as the makeup was so over the top. Support Your Local Sheriff - one of my favorite comedies. It certainly helps to find Jack Elam was a riot. With Brennan playing against type and the ever affable Garner in the lead it's fun from the opening right through Elam's postscript. "Pooberty." Westbound - this one really needed Burt Kennedy. It's not that it's awful but that it is just another routine western. Bonus points for Karen Steele. West Side Story - innovative choreography and glorious music overcome a very broad style of acting that seems more suited to its stage origin than on film. The best part was taking my daughter to see it in the theater a few years ago. ...but enough from me.

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