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52 minutes ago, ChristineHoard said:

I just can't with Pat Boone.

I was wondering why you clicked 'sad.' LOL 

The people who want more Fox films on TCM will be happy.

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There are several reasons I don't care for Pat Boone, the first being is his appropriation of black music.  Other reasons are mostly political and don't really belong in the "General Discussions" thread.

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11 minutes ago, ChristineHoard said:

There are several reasons I don't care for Pat Boone, the first being is his appropriation of black music.  Other reasons are mostly political and don't really belong in the "General Discussions" thread.

I think he's a terrible actor and a bad singer. His political stances and other off-stage attitudes don't help, but they're beside the point given the first two assessments.;)

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10 hours ago, ChristineHoard said:

I just can't with Pat Boone.

In later years Pat Boone turned out to be really weird, but I always loved him singing the song "April Love".

Several years ago when my mother was in the hospital dying of cancer, I had the weirdest experience in relationship to Pat Boone. She was a Republican and we had a Republican running for reelection in the Senate  from Kansas, a jerk named Pat Roberts.  He always runs so insecure because I guess he figures one day people will see him for what he really is.

Well, one evening, I came home from the hospital and I had a message on the phone--

It was a robocall from Pat Boone asking my mother to vote for Pat Roberts, who was the other Pat, and a real good friend of his.

It was kind of erie to hear his voice on the phone.

The next day when I went to the hospital and told my mother that Pat Boone had called her, as sick as she was, she laughed and told me to take her absentee ballot and vote against both of the "Pats". LOL

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11 hours ago, TopBilled said:

I was wondering why you clicked 'sad.' LOL 

The people who want more Fox films on TCM will be happy.

TCM has shown April Love within the last year or so but in the pan and scan version. It's a pet peeve of mine that Fox, which introduced CinemaScope to the world, doesn't seem to care enough to keep widescreen prints in circulation. Hopefully TCM wasn't pleased the last time around and this time it will be a true widescreen print.

I haven't much goodwill toward Pat Boone these days, but I liked his movies back in the day. I thought Bernardine was "cool" when I saw it as a kid....I know. Ha ha. Journey to the Center of the Earth was kind of amazing for its day and I thought Ann-Margret brought out a sensual side to "clean" boy Pat in State Fair.

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31 minutes ago, DougieB said:

TCM has shown April Love within the last year or so but in the pan and scan version. It's a pet peeve of mine that Fox, which introduced CinemaScope to the world, doesn't seem to care enough to keep widescreen prints in circulation. Hopefully TCM wasn't pleased the last time around and this time it will be a true widescreen print.

I haven't much goodwill toward Pat Boone these days, but I liked his movies back in the day. I thought Bernardine was "cool" when I saw it as a kid....I know. Ha ha. Journey to the Center of the Earth was kind of amazing for its day and I thought Ann-Margret brought out a sensual side to "clean" boy Pat in State Fair.

Yes, the remake of STATE FAIR is my favourite Pat Boone movie. And I think THE HORROR OF IT ALL is fun too. Those are the two I would've selected. Though I'm glad BERNARDINE is finally getting a TCM airing.

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24 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Yes, the remake of STATE FAIR is my favourite Pat Boone movie. And I think THE HORROR OF IT ALL is fun too. Those are the two I would've selected. Though I'm glad BERNARDINE is finally getting a TCM airing.

I have such fond memories of "Bernadine" with Pat Boone and Richard Sargent.

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14 minutes ago, rayban said:

I have such fond memories of "Bernadine" with Pat Boone and Richard Sargent.
 

And it was Janet Gaynor's last movie role.

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21 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

And it was Janet Gaynor's last movie role.

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Surprisingly, it is based on a Broadway play that was written by Mary ("Harvey") Chase and starred John ("Tea and Sympathy") Kerr.

Miss Chase had five plays on Broadway - among them, "Bernadine", "Harvey" and "Mrs. McThing".

Helen Hayes and Brandon de Wilde in "Mrs. McThing" -

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Monday November 13, 2017

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You shouldn’t miss these on TCM

FORCE OF EVIL with John Garfield

THE MAN I MARRIED with Joan Bennett

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Tuesday November 14, 2017

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Dick Powell on TCM

THE KING’S VACATION with George Arliss

FLIRTATION WALK with Ruby Keeler

IT HAPPENED TOMORROW with Linda Darnell

CORNERED with Walter Slezak

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with James Cagney

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL with Gloria Grahame

MURDER MY SWEET with Claire Trevor

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Wednesday November 15, 2017

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James Stewart in the 1950s on TCM

VERTIGO with Kim Novak

ANATOMY OF A MURDER with Eve Arden

THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS with Patricia Smith

NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY with Marlene Dietrich

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Thursday November 16, 2017

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Marsha Mason in the 1970s on TCM

CINDERELLA LIBERTY with James Caan

THE GOODBYE GIRL with Richard Dreyfuss

PROMISES IN THE DARK with Susan Clark

AUDREY ROSE with Anthony Hopkins

BLUME IN LOVE with George Segal

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Friday November 17, 2017

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Irene Dunne in the 1930s on TCM

BACHELOR APARTMENT with Lowell Sherman

THE GREAT LOVER with Adolphe Menjou

SYMPHONY OF SIX MILLION with Ricardo Cortez

THIRTEEN WOMEN with Myrna Loy

ANN VICKERS with Walter Huston

NO OTHER WOMAN with Charles Bickford

THE SECRET OF MADAME BLANCHE with Lionel Atwill

THE AGE OF INNOCENCE with John Boles

ROBERTA with Randolph Scott

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Saturday November 18, 2017

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Directed by Luchino Visconti on FilmStruck

SENSO with Alida Valli

LE NOTTI BIANCHE with Maria Schell

ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS with Alain Delon

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Sunday November 19, 2017

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Robby the Robot on TCM

FORBIDDEN PLANET with Walter Pidgeon

THE INVISIBLE BOY with Richard Eyer

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7 minutes ago, rayban said:

And both featuring the one and only Robby the Robot.

Yes, he's become a cultural icon. Probably the biggest "star" MGM produced during Dore Schary's time at the studio. LOL

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19 minutes ago, rayban said:

And he was actually seven feet tall.

Oh, I didn't realise that...I guess his height, weight and other dimensions never occurred to me.

If FORBIDDEN PLANET had been produced by today's Hollywood, there would be seven sequels and unlimited merchandising tie-ins with Robby the Robot toys inside McDonalds happy meals.

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43 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Sunday November 19, 2017

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Robby the Robot on TCM

FORBIDDEN PLANET with Walter Pidgeon

THE INVISIBLE BOY with Richard Eyer

Yes -

"Enjoy your Happy Meal today with Robby The Robot!" 

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Monday November 20, 2017

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Wendy Hiller on FilmStruck

PYGMALION with Leslie Howard

MAJOR BARBARA with Rex Harrison

I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING with Roger Livesey

THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE with Maggie Smith

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Tuesday November 21, 2017

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Ralph Meeker on TCM

SHADOW IN THE SKY with Nancy Davis

TERESA with Pier Angeli

GLORY ALLEY with Leslie Caron

CODE TWO with James Craig

JEOPARDY with Barbara Stanwyck

RUN OF THE ARROW with Trevor Howard

ADA with Susan Hayward

WALL OF NOISE with Suzanne Pleshette

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Got a catalog from Oldies.com and noticed they now have the DVD dual set of Illegal and The Big Steal.  As for as I know The Big Steal has not been available for quite a while.  I have this set and it originally came with one of those multi-packs of Noir movies, which is no longer available.

It is listed as a new release from Warner Archives, so is probably available elsewhere as well.

 

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Wednesday November 22, 2017

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James Stewart directed by Anthony Mann on TCM

THUNDER BAY with Joanne Dru

THE GLENN MILLER STORY with June Allyson

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