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tonight is a fav  Lawrence Tierney breakout role.....

9:45 PM
B/W - 70 m
 
crime
Dillinger (1945)

Synopsis: The legendary gunman plots a series of daring heists.
DirMax Nosseck CastLawrence Tierney , Edmund Lowe , Anne Jeffreys .

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/26608/Dillinger/articles.html


LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

D: Max Nosseck. Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Lawrence Tierney, Eduardo Ciannelli, Elisha Cook, Jr., Marc Lawrence. Solid gangster yarn written by Philip Yordan, one of the best B movies of its kind

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Friday, March 9

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8 p.m.  The Whole Town’s Talking (1935).  Edward G. Robinson in the dual role of the tough gangster and the milquetoast.

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17 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

Friday, March 9

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8 p.m.  The Whole Town’s Talking (1935).  Edward G. Robinson in the dual role of the tough gangster and the milquetoast.

I absolutely adore EGR in this movie. He plays two completely opposite characters, as different from each other as night to day, and does it brilliantly. 

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41 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

I absolutely adore EGR in this movie. He plays two completely opposite characters, as different from each other as night to day, and does it brilliantly. 

The film also helped make Jean Arthur a star.   

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Friday, March 9-

5:30 pm- for the masochists- THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE.

and at 8:00 pm- THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING!, John Ford and Edward G Robinson (in a dual role)do comedy...and pretty well as I recall. This was kind of reworked years later for the SUSPENSE! radio show for a very intriguing episode called THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE WAS EDWARD G ROBINSON which was actually rebroadcast several times over the years (I’ll give you three guesses as to who played the title role each time)

 

ETA: oops I see that TWTsT was already the topic of discussion. Missed it 

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On 3/6/2018 at 11:46 AM, Thenryb said:

Boring movie and boring book. Major plotline centered on designing drapes.

The curtains are a macguffin.

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here we go, for any fans of EDWARD G ROBINSON, classic radio, THE WHOLE TOWN IS TALKING, or just innovative storytelling, highly recommended:

(good quality recording too)

 

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16 hours ago, Fedya said:

The curtains are a macguffin.

I should come up with a better reason why I considered the movie boring, but then I would have to watch it again.:D

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Saturday, March 10

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6 a.m.  Movie Crazy (1932).  This Harold Lloyd talkie has its moments.  Good saturday morning stuff.

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Sunday, March 11

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1:45 p.m.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).  Where is Mr. Smith today when we need him?

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1 minute ago, Bogie56 said:

Sunday, March 11

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1:45 p.m.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).  Where is Mr. Smith today when we need him?

The Mr. Smiths of today have gone the way of the dinosaur.

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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:

Sunday, March 11

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1:45 p.m.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).  Where is Mr. Smith today when we need him?

Probably living as Ms. Smith.

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7 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Sunday, March 11

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1:45 p.m.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).  Where is Mr. Smith today when we need him?

Eeh! Haven't you heard, Bogie?! Filibusters are SO "old school" now days.

(...in other words, Mr. Smith would be at home or at his office "tweeting")

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"don't run afoul of me young mister smith. I'm just a prototype for a real smart fella who will come after me."

Image result for edward arnold james taylor

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Monday, March 12

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10:30 p.m.  Life With Father (1947).  Another wonderful William Powell performance.  I don't know many other actors who could pull off such a characterization.  Irene Dunne ain't bad too.

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2 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Monday, March 12

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10:30 p.m.  Life With Father (1947).  Another wonderful William Powell performance.  I don't know many other actors who could pull off such a characterization.  Irene Dunne ain't bad too.

A hugely enjoyable film about the old New York, taking place a few years after The Age of Innocence. The 1953-1955 television version (Leon Ames, Lurene Tuttle) was also well done, though I haven't seen it in yonks.

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11 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

"don't run afoul of me young mister smith. I'm just a prototype for a real smart fella who will come after me."

Image result for edward arnold james taylor

:D

I'm halfway afraid to ask this, but at the risk of ruining your joke, who is the "real smart fella"?

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2:15 tonight - Love in the Afternoon (AKA L'amour l'apres-midi)

I've never seen this entry of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales but it looks very interesting. 

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23 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Monday, March 12

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10:30 p.m.  Life With Father (1947).  Another wonderful William Powell performance.  I don't know many other actors who could pull off such a characterization.  Irene Dunne ain't bad too.

He was great in this, and so was Irene.

You can't go wrong with Powell or Dunne IMO.

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Tuesday, March 13

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11:15 p.m.  Love Is Better Than Ever (1952).  I’ve not seen this one and Leonard Maltin says ‘Liz looks terrific.

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Did Zouzou bring her petals as well?

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Love Is Better Than Ever , which I have seen part of on TCM, but not the whole thing, feels like one of the few early 50s films that actually showed a TV in a home.

Also, would like to note the early morning showing of A Little Romance. Its a sweet, often amusing little film. Diane Lane gets her first role and has the acting knack right off the bat; Lawrence Olivier seems to be having a great time playing an elderly con artist.

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On 3/11/2018 at 5:16 PM, Gershwin fan said:

2:15 tonight - Love in the Afternoon (AKA L'amour l'apres-midi)

I've never seen this entry of Rohmer's Six Moral Tales but it looks very interesting. 

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This movie is usually called Chloe in the Afternoon in the US to distinguish it from the Billy Wilder film. If you like Rohmer, you'll probably like it.

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Wednesday, March 14

A trio of fun Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan films:

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6 a.m.  Tarzan Finds a Son (1939)

7:30 a.m.  Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941)

9 a.m.  Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)

then …

6:30 p.m.  Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959).  With UCLA Basketball star Denny Miller.  I don’t know about this one.  Something tells me it ain’t a classic.

 
 
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I found this undated photograph of a young Johnny Weissmuller diving aboard the French ocean liner Normandie. Man, I hope there's water in that pool!

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