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  1. Christmas double feature is tonight! A Christmas Carol (1951) and Scrooge (1935) are coming you way this evening. I heard from TCM Moderator1 earlier in the week. I had reported that while on the TCM Message Boards that we had previously been able to access the main TCM web page while clicking on the TCM logo in the top lefthand corner of the page, and that functionality has been lost since the update a few months ago. They are looking into the issue. Thank you! As far as reversing the post order so that the newest post is seen first in a thread (instead of currently showing the beginning post in a thread, which might be several years old) as had been the procedure before the update, the post order will not change. So the latest post will be listed on the final page of a thread. Currently my new posts are on page 46. Guess I've been writing on the TCM Festival Forum for a while! I hope that's clear. Passes are still on sale for the TCM Film Festival 2018. The only pass currently sold out is the Essential. To order a pass, go to: https://festival.tcm.com/tcm/
  2. Dear TCM Moderator1,

    I was wondering if the functionality of the link to the main TCM.com webpage will be restored. Formerly, if we were on the TCM Message Boards, we could click on the TCM Turner Classic Movies icon in the top left hand corner of the header and it would directly link to the main TCM web page. Has that link not been restored as yet?

    Also, several message board members  have mentioned to me in private emails and conversations that they would like to see the last post in a forum/thread visible first, instead of the very first post in a forum topic listed at the beginning. Is there a way to update this through our own accounts or is that a change that must be made through the webmaster?

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Sincerely,

    Sue Sue

  3. Director Alexandra Dean is currently online to answer questions about her ground-breaking documentary, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story at The Silver Screen Oasis: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=130&t=7013&p=165668#p165668 Director Dean conducted the last onscreen interview with beloved TCM Host Robert Osborne, who was a close friend of Hedy's. Hedy Lamarr was also a "Hidden Figure" concerning her contributions to current technology making cell phones and even this website a viable venture. Come join us this weekend!
  4. We are excited to announce that our Monthly Highlights Calendar now includes an advance look at the upcoming month, with this month's calendar giving you an early peek at January programming! Read on for more December programming highlights and your crossword for the month. December is here already! Here's a link to the NOW PLAYING Newsletter: http://mailchi.mp/6a801f632d9a/your-december-now-playing-newsletter
  5. Visiting with the Los Angeles TCM Backlot group was so much fun! This lovely photo was added to the TCM Backlot images for the Casablanca screenings article! I had a wonderful time visiting with Trudy, Lawrence, Linda, Ruth, and Jessica at the film! Thanks, TCM Backlot fans. I've also enjoyed all the films in the monthlong celebration of the talents of Jimmy Stewart. Tweeting along with some of the films with #TCMParty enhanced the experience. Exploring films of Blacklisted entertainment professionals in November also included the final visit this month with Lee Grant, actress, director, writer and producer. It's amazing the career she's had, inspite of the travails of being blacklisted. I'm grateful that TCM decided to focus on a previously neglected topic in such a thorough manner. Writers and historians as Guest Programmers always add to the interesting factual research that highlight selected films.
  6. Expenses always vary at the TCM Film Festival depending upon a myriad of factors, and I find that the choices I make always reflect what's available in my pocketbook. Los Angeles is an expensive town to visit, but during the festival there are important factors to take into consideration. Complaints about costs at the TCM Film Festival have always been a topic due to the expense of arriving, lodging, and dining at such a popular venue. Yet fans come, and festival attendance has blossomed every year. For me, it is always connecting with like-minded fans of classic film and visiting with friends I've made at every festival since 2010. There's actually no way to attach a price tag to the treasured memories I've collected while celebrating with my friends at events, at films, at private dinners, at visits to local historical sites, and in Club TCM. I believe an estimate of $8850 or $7500 is an inflated projection. I travel from Texas, have purchased an Essential pass a few years and never spent more than $2,000. Putting a price tag on a precious memory is always a personal choice, so if enormous expenses are your highest priority, daily vociferous complaining about costs will certainly impede an expectation of festival enjoyment. Personal priorities should always orchestrate a decision to attend. Wrighbar, who has only made one post here on the Message Boards, is correct. There are ways to economize if you are more serious about attendance than cost. ArchieLeachJr, I'm sorry to hear that the cost estimates you have devised seem to preclude your attendance in 2018. Since you have made only 8 posts here on the Message Boards, maybe reviewing all the posts on the forums threads or making an internet search for TCM Film Festival topics by reporters, journalists, and bloggers will help you overcome such financial reluctance, however well-conceived. Kingrat, a TCM Film Festival veteran, has made some valid comments about costs at the festival, too. I enjoy seeing and visiting with him every year, and listening to him discuss classic film with his encyclopedic knowledge of topics that every classic film aficionado would enjoy.
  7. A review of Alan K. Rode's fabulous new book about Michael Curtiz: https://www.wsj.com/articles/review-michael-curtiz-seeing-in-pictures-1511558631 Michael Curtiz Alan K. Rode University Press of Kentucky, 681 pages, $50
  8. TCM Backlot members Skyped with Ben yesterday... Wendy Vick, from Texas, chose Gigi (1958).... Chris Mich chose Test Pilot (1938) Christopher Cooney, youngest TCM Backlot member to be a Guest Programmer, chose The Petrified Forest (1935). And...LeeAundra Keany chose the 1932 pre-code, One Way Passage.... If you are interested in becoming a Guest Programmer with Ben Mankiewicz via Skype, join TCM Backlot and enter their periodic contests: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/ (Photos courtesy of TCM Backlot) Alan K. Rode's fabulous new book about Michael Curtiz has received several wonderful reviews....
  9. Director Alexandra Dean visits The Silver Screen Oasis this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story has screened in Dallas, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, and several other venues in the United States. Following her PBS experience, she became a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television. She co-created the long running Bloomberg series Innovators. Her Bloomberg documentary, The Player, an investigation of the gambling industry, received a New York Press Club Award and was described as a “breakout” by the channel and received 4 times Bloomberg’s usual viewership. The Silver Screen Oasis: http://www.silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=7011&p=165635#p165635 New York Times Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/movies/bombshell-the-hedy-lamarr-story-review-.html?ribbon-ad-idx=6&rref=movies&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Movies&pgtype=article
  10. Director Alexandra Dean visits The Silver Screen Oasis this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story has screened in Dallas, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, and several other venues in the United States. Following PBS she became a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television. She co-created the long running Bloomberg series Innovators. Her Bloomberg documentary, The Player, an investigation of the gambling industry, received a New York Press Club Award and was described as a “breakout” by the channel and received 4 times Bloomberg’s usual viewership. The Silver Screen Oasis: http://www.silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=7011&p=165635#p165635 New York Times Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/movies/bombshell-the-hedy-lamarr-story-review-.html?ribbon-ad-idx=6&rref=movies&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Movies&pgtype=article
  11. Had a wonderful afternoon with TCM Backlot folks Trudy, Lawrence, Linda, Sue Sue, Ruth, and Jessica on Sunday...and dining at Rock Sugar was yummy!!!!
  12. So that's Hollywood for now... Passes for the TCMFF 2018 are still on sale... Hope to see you in April!
  13. Author and Film Noir Foundation kingpin Alan K. Rode is having a book sigining for his tome on Michael Curtiz on Saturday at 2 at the illustrious Larry Edmunds Bookstore on Hollywood Boulevard, conveniently next to Bordner's... https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Curtiz-Life-Screen-Classics-ebook/dp/B06WVDXBQV/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1488236553&sr=8-2&keywords=curtiz Saw film writers Kim Luperi and The Essentials author Jeremy Arnold while plowing through stacks of clippings and research, hunting and pecking out details for Thelma Ritter: Hollywood's Favorite New Yorker....seems Mr. Arnold is hush-hush on his new book for Turner Classic Movies coming sometime in 2018.... AND....here are a few photos from the exciting Julien's Auction featuring jewelry from Joseff of Hollywood and items from the Judy Garland collection.....
  14. I'm currently in Los Angeles researching Thelma Ritter-Hollywood's Favorite New Yorker, and I've run into several of our TCM Film Festival regulars during my travels around town. Everyone is excited about the upcoming festival, the announced films, and involved in the pass-buying frenzy. Currently, the Essential pass is sold out during the sale to the public. For more festival pass questions, check out the link: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/attend/ Hoping to catch Casablanca with the Los Angeles branch of TCM Backlot tomorrow. If you're in LA, I hope to see you!
  15. And it looks like Spotlights and Essentials have sold out during the Citibank presale.... More tomorrow when passes go on sale to the public... Stay tuned, and purchase your pass if you are coming to share in the excitement of "Powerful Words,"our theme this year....
  16. If any of you are TCM Backlot members, there is a recently announced Backlot VIP Experience at TCMFF. The prize includes 2 Free Spotlight passes. (I believe if you purchase a pass, as many folks are doing today, it will be refunded when you win!) Here’s the link: https://www.tcmbacklot.com/TCMFF-VIP-Experience
  17. Almost Time To Buy Your PASSES!!! CITI MEMBER EXCLUSIVE PRESALE 10AM ET, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – 10AM ET THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 AT CITIPRIVATEPASS.COM 2018 PASSES ON SALE TO PUBLIC THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT 12PM ET The ideal way to experience the TCM Classic Film Festival is with a Festival pass. There are four levels of passes: The Palace, The Classic, The Essential, and The Spotlight. Whichever pass you choose, you’re sure to have the classic cinema experience of a lifetime at the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival. Need help deciding which pass is right for you? Click here to compare pass levels and benefits. 2018 FESTIVAL PASS INFORMATION: Passes for the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival are set to go on sale to the public in November 2017. Fans will be able to purchase them through the TCM Classic Film Festival website. The number of passes available is limited, especially for top-level “Spotlight” passes. THE LINK FOR THE TCM FILM FESTIVAL HAS NOT YET BEEN POSTED ON THE CITIPRIVATEPASS.COM WEBSITE..... as of 8:28 today.
  18. "Lynn Zook's dynamic examination of Las Vegas history--including its relevance to film--continues with the release of her second volume of GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. This engaging ebook tells the story of corporate and individual achievement in the fabulous desert resort city, illustrating this ever-changing story with nearly 30 videos that can be played in the book featuring the men and women who worked, played and entertained on the glamorous stages and behind the scenes. Maps of the area of casino development in the latter part of the era, and touch-screen galleries that feature rare and historical images have also been added to this volume.. The book, which also touches on how the neon-lit city affected the author as she grew up there is a heady blend of show business, adults at work and play, as well as the changing nature of American society in a remarkably tumultuous period." Author and historian Lynn Zook is now answering questions about her fascinating new book at The Silver Screen Oasis: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=7009&p=165607#p165607 TCMFF: Passes go on sale to the general public on November 9! More website information can be found here: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/attend/
  19. Thanks to Moira Finnie ( or moira12 )for our announcement! The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce that Lynn Zook will participate in an online visit on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun., Nov. 5th at the message board to discuss GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. For two days she will be answering our questions about her examination of Las Vegas's place in The American Dream. Lynn, an archivist, film editor and longtime member of the SSO and the TCM Forums, also regards... Las Vegas as her hometown. Lynn Zook's dynamic examination of Las Vegas history--including its relevance to film--continues with the release of her second volume of GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. This engaging ebook tells the story of corporate and individual achievement in the fabulous desert resort city, illustrating this ever-changing story with nearly 30 videos that can be played in the book featuring the men and women who worked, played and entertained on the glamorous stages and behind the scenes. Maps of the area of casino development in the latter part of the era, and touch-screen galleries that feature rare and historical images have also been added to this volume.. The book, which also touches on how the neon-lit city affected the author as she grew up there is a heady blend of show business, adults at work and play, as well as the changing nature of American society in a remarkably tumultuous period. In-depth histories of the Aladdin Hotel, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, The Hacienda, Tropicana, Stardust, Landmark, and International Hotels as well as the singular, original MGM Grand Hotel enrich the tales told in these pages as well. LYNN ZOOK has been a Guest Programmer in 2009 on TCM, and has posted regularly on the TCM Message Boards as lzcuttter. Congratulations to Lynn on the publication of her latest book! More can be learned by joining us here for this event. http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php… A video glimpse of the history of this entertainment mecca found in GAMBLING ON A DREAM 1930-1956 can be seen in this brief video as well: https://youtu.be/4MP0ru60b3A Lynn's blog, Classic Las Vegas website can be seen here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ Please join us on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun.,Nov. 5th at the Silver Screen Oasis for the Q & A with Lynn Zook. All registrants are welcome: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php?f=69
  20. UPDATE: Passes go on sale soon!! 10AM ET, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – 10AM ET THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 AT CITIPRIVATEPASS.COM The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce that Lynn Zook will participate in an online visit on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun., Nov. 5th at the message board to discuss GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. For two days she will be answering our questions about her examination of Las Vegas's place in The American Dream. Lynn, an archivist, film editor and longtime member of the SSO and the TCM Forums, also regards Las Vegas as her hometown. Lynn Zook's dynamic examination of Las Vegas history--including its relevance to film--continues with the release of her second volume of GAMBLING ON A DREAM; The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1956-1973. This engaging ebook tells the story of corporate and individual achievement in the fabulous desert resort city, illustrating this ever-changing story with nearly 30 videos that can be played in the book featuring the men and women who worked, played and entertained on the glamorous stages and behind the scenes. Maps of the area of casino development in the latter part of the era, and touch-screen galleries that feature rare and historical images have also been added to this volume.. The book, which also touches on how the neon-lit city affected the author as she grew up there is a heady blend of show business, adults at work and play, as well as the changing nature of American society in a remarkably tumultuous period. In-depth histories of the Aladdin Hotel, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, The Hacienda, Tropicana, Stardust, Landmark, and International Hotels as well as the singular, original MGM Grand Hotel enrich the tales told in these pages as well. More can be learned by joining us here for this event. http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php… A video glimpse of the history of this entertainment mecca found in GAMBLING ON A DREAM 1930-1956 can be seen in this brief video as well: https://youtu.be/4MP0ru60b3A Lynn's blog, Classic Las Vegas website can be seen here: http://classiclasvegas.squarespace.com/ Please join us on Sat., Nov. 4th & Sun.,Nov. 5th at the Silver Screen Oasis for the Q & A with Lynn Zook. All registrants are welcome: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewforum.php?f=69
  21. FYI: With the upgrade of the Website, the preview function has disappeared while I am using a PC. Hosting tonight with Illeana for the last evening of Trailblazing Women.... Stephanie Allain produces award-winning films by writer-directors of color that make headlines, launch careers and shape the cultural landscape. She started her film career as a reader at CAA and worked as a Story Analyst at 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros and Columbia Pictures. In 1990, she supervised John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures where she worked for a decade. After a brief stint as President of Production for Jim Henson Pictures she founded Homegrown Pictures in 2003. Hustle & Flow, Beyond the Lights and Dear White People are among her celebrated titles. From 2011-2016 she served as Director of the LA Film Festival turning it into the most diverse film festival in the world, attracting celebrated artists and tens of thousands of attendees. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Writer’s Guild of America, Producers Guild of America and the Dramatists Guild of America. She sits on the board of Women in Film and teaches film at USC Peter Stark Program and UCLA Entertainment Studies. SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 30... I Remember Mama (1948) Upon completing the last lines of her autobiographical novel, youthful Katrin Hanson reminisces about her family life: In 1910, in a modest San Francisco house, Katrin’s Norwegian-born mother, Marta Hanson, computes the weekly budget with help from her husband Lars, daughters Katrin, Christine and Dagmar and son Nels. When the adolescent Nels declares his desire to attend high school, Marta is pleased, but realizes their “little bank” lacks sufficient funds to pay for his education. After each family member offers to make a monetary sacrifice so that Nels may continue his schooling, Trina, Marta’s spinster sister, drops by to speak privately with Marta. To Marta’s surprise, Trina announces that she is marrying Peter Thorkelson, a homely undertaker, and begs Marta to break the news to their sisters, Sigrid and Jenny, who Trina fears will laugh at her. As predicted, the bossy Jenny and whiny Sigrid laugh upon hearing of the engagement, but when Marta threatens to reveal embarrassing anecdotes about them to Trina, the sisters agree to keep quiet. Later that evening, Jonathan Hyde, the Hansons’ erudite, penniless lodger, reads to them from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities , and the entire family, especially fledgling writer Katrin, is deeply moved by the story. Soon after, the family is visited by Marta’s overbearing but big-hearted uncle, Chris Halvorsen, who drives into the city with his common law wife, Jessie Brown. When the lame Chris, whose loud, gruff ways strike fear in the Hanson children, learns that Dagmar, the youngest daughter, is severely ill with mastoiditis, he insists on driving her to the hospital. Because they disapprove of Jessie, Sigrid and Jenny attempt to stop Chris, but he bullies his way past them with Dagmar and Marta in tow. Then the meek Trina and Peter reveal their engagement to Chris, the family’s head, and are relieved to receive his blessing. Although Dagmar’s operation is a success, Marta is forbidden to see her by the hospital staff. At home, Marta, who promised Dagmar she would visit immediately after the operation, becomes increasingly agitated about the separation and begins scrubbing the floor nervously. Marta’s scrubbing inspires a plan: Impersonating a floor-scrubbing maid at the hospital, Marta sneaks into Dagmar’s ward and sings a Norwegian lullaby to help her frightened daughter fall asleep. Sometime later, when a recovered Dagmar returns home, she learns that her cat, Uncle Elizabeth, is very ill. Despite Dagmar’s belief in her mother’s curative powers, Marta feels helpless to save the wounded cat and sends Nels to buy some chloroform with which to kill it. The other children, meanwhile, see Mr. Hyde leaving the house with his suitcases, and Marta discovers that he has left them a check for his overdue rent, as well as his book collection. The family’s joy at receiving Mr. Hyde’s check is soon undone when Sigrid and Jenny inform them that their lodger has no bank account. Although Sigrid and Jenny are indignant over Mr. Hyde’s deception, wise Marta declares that his gift of literature is payment enough. Marta then applies the chloroform to Uncle Elizabeth, but is astounded when, the next morning, an unsuspecting Dagmar marches off with a sleepy but very alive cat. Later, as Katrin nears her school graduation date, she brags to Christine that Marta is going to buy her a much-coveted dresser set as a present. Although the younger, envious Christine tells her that Marta is planning to give her their grandmother’s brooch, Katrin does receive the dresser set. As Katrin is about to leave to perform “Portia” in her school’s production of The Merchant of Venice , however, Christine informs her that Marta sold her beloved brooch in order to buy the dresser set. Crushed by this revelation, Katrin performs badly in the play, and later presents her mother with her brooch, which she exchanged for the dresser set. Touched by Katrin’s gesture, Marta gives her the brooch and scolds Christine for telling. Then, to mark her entrance into adulthood, Katrin’s father serves her coffee for the first time. Sometime later, Marta is notified that Uncle Chris is near death, and she takes Katrin to say goodbye to him at his ranch. The alcoholic but still feisty Uncle Chris reveals to Marta that he has no money to leave her, and confesses that he and Jessie have been married for years but have been silent about it because of his nieces’ snubbing. After enjoying a last drink with Jessie and Marta, Uncle Chris dies. Marta then tells her sisters the truth about Jessie and that Uncle Chris had long been donating money to help poor lame children. Having “seen” death, Katrin returns to San Francisco with Marta and is devastated when she receives her first literary rejection letter. Determined to bolster Katrin’s confidence, Marta takes some of her stories to renowned author Florence Dana Moorhead, who loves to eat, and convinces her to read one by offering to share a family meatball recipe with her. Marta returns home to find Katrin destroying her writings and happily tells her that, while Moorhead agreed that her stories were lacking, she also felt that Katrin was a born author. Taking Moorhead’s advice to write about “what she knows,” Katrin submits a new story for publication and is overjoyed when she is paid $500 for her efforts. After announcing that some of the money is going to buy the winter coat that Marta has always longed for, Katrin confesses that her mother is the subject of her story and begins to read it aloud. The introduction of her story concludes with the line, “But first and foremost, I remember Mama.” 8:00 pm Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) Madariaga, a wealthy old cattle owner of Argentina who despises his German son-in-law, lavishes all his affections on Julio. After Madariaga’s death, the estate is divided and all the family disperse to Europe: the von Hartrotts to Germany and the Desnoyers to Paris. Julio buys a castle on the Marne and opens a studio, where he entertains, paints pictures, and soon falls desperately in love with Marguerite Laurier, youthful wife of a jurist. War comes, Marguerite joins the Red Cross, and her husband enlists. Finding him blinded, she determines to resist the attentions of Julio. Spurred on by the words of a stranger, who invokes the Four Horsemen–War, Conquest, Famine, and Death–Julio enlists, and after distinguishing himself for bravery he is killed in an exchange with his cousin, an officer in the German Army. 10:30 pm Back to the Future (1985) “Back to the Future” (1985) follows a boy, played by Michael J. Fox, and his a rough life in high school after being tormented by the principal, and a rough relationship with his father. When he befriends a scientist, played by Christopher Lloyd, he finds out that he is working on a time machine and is accidentally sent to the 1950s. He interferes with the romance of his parents, and must get them reunited to ensure his own existence back in the 1980s. “Back to the Future” has cemented itself as a 1980s classic. 12:30 am Gilda (1946) When Johnny Farrell, a callous young gambler new to the Argentine, is held up in a dark alleyway by a thief who demands his money or his life, a sinister man steps from the shadows and banishes the robber with a knife he has concealed in his walking stick. The man then directs Johnny to a posh Buenos Aires casino, where he then enjoys a winning streak. Johnny is cashing in his chips when he is summoned to the office. There, he is met by the man from the alley who, after introducing himself as Ballin Mundson, the owner of the casino, accuses Johnny of cheating. When Johnny proposes that he work for the casino, Ballin hires him with the warning that gambling and women don’t mix. Johnny quickly wins Ballin’s confidence, and one day, soon after the end of World War II, Ballin grimly informs Johnny that he is leaving on a trip and appoints Johnny casino manager. Several weeks later, Ballin returns, beaming, and introduces Johnny to his alluring new wife, Gilda. Johnny is stunned to discover that Ballin has married his erstwhile sweetheart, the woman he now loathes as much as he once loved. Although Ballin is unaware of their former relationship, Uncle Pio, the philosophical washroom attendant, senses their passion. That night, Obregon, an agent of the secret police and a constant observer at the casino, introduces himself to Johnny. As Ballin holds a disagreeable meeting with two Germans, Gilda flirts with one of the customers, thus inflaming her husband’s jealousy. Gilda and Johnny’s hostile repartee finally prompts Ballin to suspect their previous alliance, and he cruelly offers a toast, wishing disaster to the “wench” who wronged Johnny. After Ballin appoints Johnny as Gilda’s watchdog, Gilda taunts him by continuing her flirtations with other men. Ballin, who covertly controls a tungsten cartel, is visited one day by a man he has driven out of business. After Ballin ignores his entreaties, the man fires a gun at Ballin, misses and then shoots himself as Obregon silently watches. Questioned by Johnny about the incident, Ballin shows him the safe he has hidden in his office and provides him with the combination. As Johnny continues to hide Gilda’s indiscretions, his hatred toward her deepens. One night, Gilda admits to Johnny that she married Ballin on the rebound from him, but her confidence only inflames his fury. On the night of the big carnival, two Germans burst into Johnny’s office and demand to see Ballin, and Ballin agrees to meet them in one hour. Superstitious, Gilda portends doom, and later, Obregon warns Johnny of impending trouble. Later that night at the casino, Ballin murders one of the Germans, while at the Mundson house, Gilda seductively dances with Johnny. As they embrace, the door slams and Johnny glimpses Ballin running down the stairs and speeding away in his car. Johnny follows Ballin, who is also pursued by Obregon. As they race onto the beach, Obregon and Johnny see Ballin board a small plane that explodes soon after takeoff. Unknown to them, Ballin has staged the explosion and parachutes from the craft to the safety of a waiting launch. With Ballin’s presumed death, Johnny weds Gilda, who has inherited her husband’s estate, and assumes control of the cartel. Johnny, who has married Gilda for revenge, refuses to live with her but makes her his captive, assigning his thugs to guard her day and night. One day, a German visits Johnny and asks for the return of the tungsten patents, explaining that the Nazis allowed Ballin to buy the patents as a front and now want them back, but Johnny refuses. Slowly realizing that she is a virtual prisoner, Gilda flees to Montevideo to file for divorce. There she is advised by Tom Langford, an attorney seemingly smitten by her charms, to return to Buenos Aires and file for an annulment instead. Gilda follows his advice, but upon arriving in Buenos Aires, she finds Johnny in her hotel room and realizes that Langford is in his employ. Defeated, Gilda performs a drunken dance of seduction onstage at the casino while Obregon counsels Johnny to turn over the patents to the police and reconcile with Gilda. When Obregon discloses that Gilda’s infidelity was only an act to torment Johnny, Johnny contritely approaches her to apologize. Just then, Ballin appears and accuses them of betrayal. As Ballin trains his gun on them, Uncle Pio stabs him in the back with his own walking stick. Obregon magnanimously declares the killing self- defense, thus freeing Gilda and Johnny to leave the country and begin life anew. 2:30 am Taxi Driver (1976) Travis Bickle is a loner, alienated from society, who finds work as a cabbie working the night shift. Inside him grows a morbid fascination and disgust with the seedy side of the city’s street life–a fascination that drives him to save a young prostitute and enact a vengeance against what he considers are the perpetrators of urban decay. 4:30 am They Won’t Believe Me (1947) At his murder trial, Larry Balantine tells the jury how his supposed victim, Verna Carlson, met her fate: During an illicit rendezvous in New York, Larry’s lover, Janice Bell, tells him that she wants out of their affair. When she
  22. And it's almost time to purchase those passes! Check your email for the official announcement or the festial website! CITI MEMBER EXCLUSIVE PRESALE-------- 10AM ET, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – 10AM ET THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 AT CITIPRIVATEPASS.COM ANNOUNCED FILMS FOR 2018 The Black Stallion (1979) Terri Garr stars alongside Mickey Rooney, who received an Oscar nomination for his supporting role, in this drama about a resilient, shipwrecked boy and his bond with an Arabian stallion. Bullitt (1968) Steve McQueen stars in this 50th anniversary action film featuring an iconic car chase sequence that helped earn the film an Oscar for Best Editing. Hamlet (1948) The 70th anniversary screening of the film which earned Laurence Olivier seven Oscar nominations and four wins including Best Picture, Director and Lead Actor for his adaption of Shakespeare’s unforgettable tale. His Girl Friday (1940) In this Howard Hawks screwball comedy, Cary Grant stars as a newspaper editor that tries to lure his ex-wife (Rosalind Russell) back into his life the day before she remarries. The Sea Wolf (1941) An escaped convict (Ida Lupino) and writer find shelter on a boat that mutinies against its ruthless captain (Edward G. Robinson) in this Michael Curtiz adaption of Jack London’s original novel. This screening features 14 minutes of missing footage from the original theatrical release. The Set-Up (1949) Robert Ryan is a washed-up boxer whose crooked manager bets against him to lose a rigged fight in the in this classic noir. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) Walter Matthau stars as a lieutenant who must negotiate with armed hijackers for the safety of a New York City subway train in this thriller based on a novel by John Godey. Woman of the Year (1942) Sparks flew between Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy on screen and off in this Oscar-winning romantic comedy, the first of Hepburn and Tracy’s nine collaborations together, directed by George Stevens. WOW!!!!!
  23. I am so happy to see Kyle's photos are still intact after the upgrade!
  24. There is a new upgrade on the TCM Message Boards!
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