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TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

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13 hours ago, TopBilled said:

A STAR IS BORN with Norman Maine & Vicki Lester

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Monday April 29, 2019

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Painted westerns on Starz

PAINT YOUR WAGON with Clint Eastwood

PAINTED WOMAN with Stef Dawson

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6 minutes ago, rayban said:

I wish that "Paint Your Wagon" was better-known.

Any idea why it isn't?

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The stage version is much, much better than the movie and even it doesn't get due credit. I hardly ever hear of Broadway revivals of it.

Living in or around the CA gold rush area most of my life, it is a musical close to my heart!

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Tuesday April 30, 2019

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Ethel Barrymore on TCM

KIND LADY with Maurice Evans

NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART with Cary Grant

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17 hours ago, rayban said:

I wish that "Paint Your Wagon" was better-known.

I looked this up and it was filmed in Eastern Oregon and Southern California. You have to wonder when reading the title of the film. Gee, what's that about? The primary actors don't really sound like musical stars to me. Don't believe I've seen the film, except by dropping in on TCM while it is on. Now I'm curious to see it. Can't be worse than Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, which didn't appeal to me, including the big dance scene. I lived briefly in The Mother Lode, you know, home of The Jumping Frog Jubilee.

On a personal note TopBilled, you only seem to list titles from either TCM or Starz. Do you not see any other sources for classic movies? Just curious.

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18 minutes ago, Michael Rennie said:

On a personal note TopBilled, you only seem to list titles from either TCM or Starz. Do you not see any other sources for classic movies? Just curious.

In the past I listed Criterion films that were on Hulu, but then those titles moved to FilmStruck. So I started listing stuff on FilmStruck, but then FilmStruck ended. I may start including the Criterion Channel, once they're solidly in place but it's a bit too early to see how their streaming business is headed.

I also listed films that were on Amazon Prime, but they dropped a lot of classics. The classics they tend to have now are titles in the public domain with inferior prints and I don't want to recommend those.

I don't recommend titles on YouTube, because a lot of them are uploaded illegally and get taken down quickly.

So the short answer is that TCM and Starz seem to be the most reliable and consistent sources of classic film.

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3 hours ago, Michael Rennie said:

I looked this up and it was filmed in Eastern Oregon and Southern California. You have to wonder when reading the title of the film. Gee, what's that about? The primary actors don't really sound like musical stars to me. Don't believe I've seen the film, except by dropping in on TCM while it is on. Now I'm curious to see it. Can't be worse than Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, which didn't appeal to me, including the big dance scene. I lived briefly in The Mother Lode, you know, home of The Jumping Frog Jubilee.

On a personal note TopBilled, you only seem to list titles from either TCM or Starz. Do you not see any other sources for classic movies? Just curious.

"Paint Your Wagon" was, once upon a time, a very famous Broadway musical.

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6 hours ago, Michael Rennie said:

Can't be worse than Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, which didn't appeal to me, including the big dance scene.

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is, by far, a much better film (my opinion, of course.:))

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4 hours ago, sagebrush said:

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is, by far, a much better film (my opinion, of course.:))

If you say so. I will not dispute. That isn't nice. Some don't care for The Unsinkable Molly Brown. I love the film. I am guessing there are so many greats that play out better on stage. There was a production of Fiddler On The Roof using my middle school multi-purpose room. A very modest but beautiful production. When I was very young, my mother had a tiny roll in "Anything Goes." It was done at my elementary school.

I would love to see TCM show the Broadway performance of Victor/Victoria. I have it on DVD, but the Blu-ray seems to be nonexistent these days.

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Wednesday May 1, 2019

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Paul Newman directed by Robert Wise on TCM

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME with Pier Angeli

UNTIL THEY SAIL with Piper Laurie

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I wish that "Unti They Sail" were better-known.

It has such a terrific cast.

 

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1 hour ago, rayban said:

I wish that "Unti They Sail" were better-known.

It has such a terrific cast.

Indeed it does. Along with Wise's direction and MGM's top-notch production values. It's a must see!

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Thursday May 2, 2019

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Women on the home front on TCM

SINCE YOU WENT AWAY with Claudette Colbert

MRS. MINIVER with Greer Garson

HAPPY LAND with Frances Dee

THE HUMAN COMEDY with Fay Bainter

THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER with Irene Dunne

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Saturday May 4, 2019

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Burt Lancaster in the 60s on TCM

THE TRAIN with Paul Scofield

THE GYPSY MOTHS with Gene Hackman

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8 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Friday May 3, 2019

 

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Recently added on Starz

I saw it on Starz.

It is still an extremely powerful film.

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43 minutes ago, rayban said:

I saw it on Starz.

It is still an extremely powerful film.

Yes, most definitely. Easily a classic.

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On 5/3/2019 at 4:18 PM, Michael Rennie said:

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Scroll about halfway down.

Good to know. Helpful information!

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Sunday May 5, 2019

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Something strange is happening on TCM

THE WOMAN IN WHITE with Eleanor Parker

NIGHTMARE ALLEY with Tyrone Power

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Monday May 6, 2019

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Advancement for African Americans on TCM

BRIGHT ROAD with Dorothy Dandridge

A RAISIN IN THE SUN with Sidney Poitier

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Tuesday May 7, 2019

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Long live Bond on Starz

LIVE AND LET LIVE with Roger Moore

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS with Timothy Dalton

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