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24 minutes ago, LonesomePolecat said:

TCM's little vignette about Claude Rains is narrated by a British Actor (was is John Gielgud?) Who says Claude Rains was his acting teacher

Harold Gould was an acting teacher before he ever acted in a movie

Down here in LA, in Topanga Canyon, we have the     Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum that has many acting classes -- does that count? :)

Yes, I believe it was John Gielgud who spoke about Rains.

Thanks for mentioning Harold Gould.

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Claude Rains also taught Olivier.

8 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Yes, I believe it was John Gielgud who spoke about Rains.

Thanks for mentioning Harold Gould.

Constance Collier was Katharine Hepburn's coach.

 

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one thousand two hundred thirty-fifth category

Fireplace scenes

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CITIZEN KANE (1941)
THE BIRDS (1963)
MARY POPPINS (1964)

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It's a little hard to see, but there's a great raised open fireplace in June Haver's ultra-modern home in The Girl Next Door  Image result for the girl next door 1953

Reginald Gardiner was especially proud of his gigantic fireplace in Christmas in Connecticut Related image

It's where Scarlett met Rhett in Gone With the Wind  Image result for gone with the wind scarlett throws vase gif

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NOW, VOYAGER 

VERTIGO

RAGE IN HEAVEN

REBECCA

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

DOCTOR WHO - "The Girl in the Fireplace" episode

TO SIR, WITH LOVE

MY COUSIN RACHEL (1952)

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There are multiple secret passageways that are through fireplaces, or the switch is on the fireplace, as in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN or THE GHOST AND MR CHICKEN, but the coolest one is SLEEPING BEAUTY

 

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one thousand two hundred thirty-sixth category

The influence of a child

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (1934)
THE BAD SEED (1956)
THE GOLDEN CHILD (1986)

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Little Miss Marker

The Champ

The Omen

Dear Brigitte

Kathy O

Baby Boom

Little Man Tate

Firestarter

 

Annie Related image

"It's a Good Life" episode of The Twilight Zone  img_5278-0.jpg

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THE KID (1921)

LOST ANGEL (1943)

THE BRIDE GOES WILD (1948)

POLLYANNA (1960)

PLAYHOUSE 90: ELOISE (1956)

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY (1946) & THE GIFT OF LOVE (1958)

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The Window (1949): Bobby Driscoll finally gets his parents to take him seriously.

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one thousand two hundred thirty-seventh category

40s melodramas

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NOW VOYAGER (1942)
THE WICKED LADY (1945)
A WOMAN'S VENGEANCE (1948)

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2 hours ago, KarmaGirl said:

In This Our Life (1942)

 

oh that's a good one...Bette Davis is soooo bad...

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Mildred Pierce
To Each His Own
Kitty Foyle
Old Acquaintance
Nora Prentiss
That Brennan Girl
Portrait of Jenny
My Foolish Heart

Brief Encounter  Related image

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Seems like there's a lot of these, like THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE, DAISY KENYON, HOLD BACK THE DAWN, including several book adaptations like JANE EYRE, REBECCA, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, etc. But I'd like to feature the ones whose stories suck me in the way soap operas are supposed to--in other words, although I don't normally watch soaps, I'd watch these movies in soap form:

RANDOM HARVEST

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A LETTER FOR EVIE

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LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN

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A DOUBLE LIFE

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LOVE LETTERS

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one thousand two hundred thirty-eighth category

"I challenge you to a duel!"

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THE PRIVATE AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI (1947)
LOVE AND DEATH (1975)
ROMEO + JULIET (1996)

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In the first two Bridget Jones movies, Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant talk about taking it outside and the ridiculousness of dueling in the modern era, then they take it outside and get into fisticuffs!

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