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I'm a big fan of George Sanders. He has appeared in a lot of movies I've recently viewed so I did a little research. What a prolific career. His filmography includes REBECCA, FOREIGN CORESPONDENT, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, and ALL ABOUT EVE for which he won an Academy Award. Though they were considered B movies, THE SAINT and THE FALCON films were some of my favorites. He actually had the privilege (or curse) of being married to two of the three Gabor sisters.  I was saddened to learn he actually took his own life at age 65 due to failing health and depression. 

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I created a thread in Your Favorites where I went over all his films:

 

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33 minutes ago, Sgt_Markoff said:

^^^Well those are some reviews I sure wanna take a gander at

Those were not reviews per se, mostly just brief comments or synopses of the films he appeared in...so people could see what an extensive film resume he had.

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Aye. He sure chose an unusual means of departing this sad vale-of-tears. That, at least, always sticks in one's mind with regard to the Sand Man...

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& he was reported to leave a suicide note in 1972  simply stating he was bored

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Yes, that is what I was referring to. The only case I know of where that was a motive for shucking off one's mortal coil. He's famous for it.

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14 hours ago, Sgt_Markoff said:

Aye. He sure chose an unusual means of departing this sad vale-of-tears. That, at least, always sticks in one's mind with regard to the Sand Man...

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"the SAND MAN"?

Well, I'd go along since he usually seemed to put ME to sleep. (never really been a fan).

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His delivery of barbed wit in "All About Eve" was a clinic in the mixing of acid. Hard to believe you found that dull.

 

(Yep, 'Sand Man'. I like to re-moniker things on-the-fly).

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Well, can't love 'em all.  And I'm not  about to gush over every "classic" movie actor/actress just because they acted in some possibly successful(or not) "classic" movie, and this is a "classic" movie channel message board.  And I'm willing to bet there are some that I DO like that you (and others) find dull as well.

That's usually how it goes in a world of people with minds of their own.  ;)

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On 11/7/2018 at 9:00 AM, Sgt_Markoff said:

His delivery of barbed wit in "All About Eve" was a clinic in the mixing of acid. Hard to believe you found that dull.

 

(Yep, 'Sand Man'. I like to re-moniker things on-the-fly).

I guess some folks don't like intelligent dialog. 

 

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13 hours ago, Im4movies2 said:

For some reason George C, Scott reminded me very much of George Sanders,

Well they have the same first name, the same initials.

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Tomorrow...

November 15, 2018:

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6:15 a.m. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

8:15 a.m. A Scandal in Paris (1946)

10:00 a.m. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

12:00 p.m. Lured (1947)

2:00 p.m. Journey to Italy (1954)

3:30 p.m. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

5:45 p.m. King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)

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On 11/8/2018 at 9:22 PM, TopBilled said:

Well they have the same first name, the same initials.

Actually TB, once Im4movies2 brought that up, and even though I had ever thought of these Georges looking much like each other, after comparing a few shots of their mugs on the internet, I DO think they somewhat shared similar pronounced noses and mouths, and with their ears being similar in shape, along with their foreheads and hairlines a bit similar also. Although of course, with Scott's chin being much more jutted forward and his face more square in shape overall than Sanders'... 

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(...noses that, btw, I've heard Orson Welles would have killed to have been born with instead of the one he got) 

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Interesting, Dargo. Of course George Sanders is in a class by himself. Let's drink to it, shall we?

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8 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Interesting, Dargo. Of course George Sanders is in a class by himself. Let's drink to it, shall we?

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Sure, I'll drink to that!

(...or as Sanders himself might have said..."indubitably"!)  ;)

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3 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Interesting, Dargo. Of course George Sanders is in a class by himself. Let's drink to it, shall we?

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As Ray Davies said,   "if you covered him in garbage George Sanders would still have style".

(of course he also said "and if you stamp on Mickey Rooney,  he would still turn round and smile"!).

 

 

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Hope everyone's watching the George Sanders films on TCM today.

Especially JOURNEY TO ITALY.

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Sanders took a break from Hollywood studio filmmaking when he went off to Europe to make this independent production with Ingrid Bergman and her husband Roberto Rossellini. He had previously costarred with the actress in 1941's RAGE IN HEAVEN. This time around they're more mature, wiser. They play a couple on vacation in Italy, dealing with the fact their marriage is falling apart. In the beginning they tour the Italian countryside together in a 1950 Bentley but soon separate. She then explores Naples on her own, and he goes off to Capri to be with other women. The absence of romance between them is a sore spot, and both are haunted by demons in their relationship-- including the fact they are childless. In the end, he comes back from Capri and they reunite, willing to start over as a couple and recapture the magic they once shared. This is one of George Sanders' very best films and is included in Steven Schneider's '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.'

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they shoulda showed The Last Voyage in which he gives a very good understated performance. he is completely believable as a passenger ship captain.

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Edmond O'Brien tries to steal the film as an overwrought hothead.

 

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I wish the Disney Vault would let TCM show 'The Jungle Book', with Sanders voicing the evil tiger.

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Doesn't anyone want to mention VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)?

Sanders MADE that thrilling little s/f a cult masterpiece.

other, unforgettable films starring him are:

CALL ME MADAM (1953)  and

WITNESS TO MURDER (1954)

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3 minutes ago, Brrrcold said:

I wish the Disney Vault would let TCM show 'The Jungle Book', with Sanders voicing the evil tiger.

sanders was perfection as shere khan.

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12 minutes ago, papyrusbeetle said:

Doesn't anyone want to mention VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)?

Sanders MADE that thrilling little s/f a cult masterpiece.

other, unforgettable films starring him are:

CALL ME MADAM (1953)  and

WITNESS TO MURDER (1954)

Yes, love all three of those films. When is this guy going to be Star of the Month? He succeeded in a variety of genres at every major Hollywood studio, not to mention the European productions he did. He was an Oscar recipient. He led a colorful off-camera life. Oozed charisma. And his career spanned the 1930s to the 1970s.

He didn't do much television work because he remained in demand as a movie actor. Even his rare television appearances are perfection. He was superb in an episode of Mission: Impossible made about a year before his death.

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34 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Yes, love all three of those films. When is this guy going to be Star of the Month? He succeeded in a variety of genres at every major Hollywood studio, not to mention the European productions he did. He was an Oscar recipient. He led a colorful off-camera life. Oozed charisma. And his career spanned the 1930s to the 1970s.

He didn't do much television work because he remained in demand as a movie actor. Even his rare television appearances are perfection. He was superb in an episode of Mission: Impossible made about a year before his death.

and to add to all this, about 90% of his work is in the TCM library.

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