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Posts posted by Snarfie

  1. "Just can't seem to forget you, that Windsong stays on my mind.."

    Levis commercial to the tune of "Mule Skinner Blues",

    "Creee - eee --- eee- eepy crawlers.."

    Choo, choo Charlie was an engineer... (I see someone's mentioned this one already)

    You'll get a quick tan with QT!

    Rice-a-roni, the San Francisco treat.

    Hamm's, the beer refreshing.

    It's so fast that you can't drink it slow if it's Quik...

    I see someone else has already mentioned "I'd like to buy the world a coke"


    For those of us who grew up in the 60's and 70's there's just too many to list!

    These were just a few off the top of my head.


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  2. >>That makes 3 Chases in one week! TCM is the best!


    >>also, unless I'm mistaken the schedule hasn't missed a short

    >>since last week's showing of the Droopy toon Mutts about Racing.

    >>I think we are finally getting to where we want the schedule to be.


    That's encouraging!

  3. I never saw Advance to the Rear (1964) before - until yesterday.

    I like Glenn Ford in a comedy and it seems that this was also an influential movie.



    It's obvious to me that this movie was the likely inspiration for F-Troop

    with it's band of Civil War misfits. A reviewer even mentions this over at IMDb.


    I also noticed the blueprint for Here Come the Brides a little later in the decade

    with Joan Blondell as the matriarchal head of a bevy of beauties.


    Actors include Jim Backus and Alan Hale Jr. who would soon be cast as castaways

    Thurston Howell III and "The Skipper" in Gilligan's Island.


    Interesting music, too. I was wondering if it might be William Lava or Vic Mizzy

    who did the music for this movie.

    Turns out it was (written by Randy Sparks and) adapted by Hugh Montenegro.

    There's an instrument they used a few times - is it a harmonica? It's that's same twangy sound they

    use on Green Acres and seems like it was probably the inspiration for some of that show's incidental music.


    Anyone else notice these or any other small screen tie-ins or influences?


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  4. Thanks for the reply,

    We have Channel 23 in the Chicago area which airs similar old shows -

    so between them and TV Land I can still see episodes from the remaining seasons of Green Acres but I'd just as soon not bother and instead have that sharp crisp DVD quality.


    >i know in the late seventies-early eighties all of rita haywoth's

    >technicolor musicals that played on late night television--

    >my first time ever seeing her films-- were inferior black&white prints

    >from "screen gems", i'd read somewhere color wasn't needed

    >when the majority of televisions were b&w in the fifties.


    Then you had visionaries like Walt Disney who spent a lot of extra money to film the Swamp Fox

    series with Leslie Nielson in COLOR even though it was being aired in B&W!


    Now we can enjoy this great series on home video in color (only with the current pinheads

    that run the company they've inexcusably given us only three of the eight episodes)!

  5. Another film directed by G.W. Pabst airs tonight @ 2:00 AM EST.

    Westfront 1918 (1930) - German soldiers face terror and despair on the front lines during World War I.

    Cast: Gustav Diessl, Fritz Kampers, Hans-Joachim Moebis.. 92 mins.

    Looks like it might be pretty good.


    And chinaseas, thought I'd let you know they're airing a Kay Francis

    pre-code tomorrow morning @ 8:45 AM EST.

    The Keyhole (1933) - A private eye specializing in divorce cases falls for the woman he's been hired to frame.

    Cast: Kay Francis, George Brent, Glenda Farrell.. Dir: Michael Curtiz.. 69 mins

  6. Hi marcco44,


    >that was columbia's television subsidiary,

    >and certainly these prints were edited for television.


    My guess is they were edited for television in the fifties, right?


    >so the question is will sony be progressive like WBHE

    >and remaster the original theatrical prints or these

    >lower quality--most likely edited-- tv prints?


    Good point.


    Suffice it to say that I will not be rushing into this purchase and will

    be reading lots of reviews before deciding.


    I have little faith in a company that abandoned Green Acres on DVD midway through the run!



  7. I better free up some space on my DVR the next couple months - I only have 70 hours left! LOL


    Well, I could mention a whole lot of specifics but will just leave it at this -


    They're sure doing their part to make it a memorable holiday season and

    have really pulled out the stops to make December one of their best line-ups ever!



  8. And most (all?) of her movies are in beautiful Technicolor!


    I think I saw some or all of the interview a while back.

    Isn't she still involved with synchronized swimming or something like that

    and helped start it?


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