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Posted March 8, 2007
in Romantic Comedies
Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant in "The Grass is Always Greener"
It was a hoot!
Yes. I didn't care much for the non-Julie musical Sweeney Todd, but I only saw it on
in Games and Trivia
Sorry, Dan. You're the man! I love your trivia pages!
How about The Gay Nineties?
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Good point, ch3. Johnm, was Robert Morse the reason HTSIBWRT was so great? And who was the lead in Mame when you saw it?
I enjoyed True Grit and it's sequel, Rooster Cogburn. Rooster Cogburn
has several plot elements in common with The African Queen, as well as
Kate Hepburn to recommend it...
in Films and Filmmakers
I've never seen it! I'm putting it on my list. Thanks!
That's one reason I like "classic" movies....
in Staff Discussion Forum
I totally agree with your comments about Morrow. Combat is a classic!
He needs a star if he doesn't have one...
especially if he's touched us and we're still talking about his contributions like this
'lo these many years later....Sue Sue
I think if I could choose a few Broadway musicals to have seen
they would have been Camelot with Julie and Richard and MFL
with Rex and Julie..
Any other that you think stand out?
I'm sure I might add The Most Happy Fella, AGYG, Oklahoma,
South Pacific, and Lil Abner.
I also adored Mary Martin in Peter Pan, the one with Cyril Richard.
Did you see the Loesser special on PBS recently?
I think of how many gifts she's been given, and how she nurtured them to such fruition,
and I'm sure many folks have helped her along the way.
Always keeps me wondering what I should be focusing on....writing, teaching,
songwriting, translating, educational textbooks, editing, reviewing...
I do a little bit of some things well, but she was able to direct her focus
and make career decisions that I think have stood her in good stead
through the years...and she did set quite a few records.
I wish that I had seen the chance to watch her on the stage in Camelot or
My Fair Lady. What was so electric about her performances?
Is it Showboat?
in Family Films
Sorry, I was thinking of Gielgud...
Film star or not, everyone has to roll with the punches, hits or misses...Julie is a class act if for no other
reason than she kept moving forward even after
such a devastating physical setback...
Sanders was also good in "Around the World in 80 Days..."
NO SPOILER -
A confirmed alcoholic bachelor becomes responsible for the safekeeping
of a group of students and their governess in the South Seas during
WWII and is transformed by their interactions.
(Featuring Cary Grant and Leslie Caron)
OWL Jolson!!! Gottalove lovetosing-a!
Sanders was great in VOTD.
I don't like all the profanity in the remake.
I do have a sense of the flat portrayal with missing spark that you mention about
Audrey, but I am grateful Julie was in Americanization. I just loved that film.
My Fair Lady needed some spark, but I think that, like you stated, John,
direction might have helped. I always felt the beginning of the races
sequence was dull, and it didn't perk up until Audrey said "bloomin' ****."
I am a Julie and an Audrey fan, so I am grateful for both their careers on film.
Being typecast for Julie, well, life's all hits and misses anyway, and if
she was afraid of being typecast, it was a good idea for her to
be Jerusha in Hawaii because that was a non-singing role.
She has her 3 squares a day, her book deals, a home in Switzerland
and the U.S. It didn't seem to hurt her much...
The Ladykillers is probably my favorite from the Ealing years..
Was Sander's bio a good read in your opinion?
How about Eli Wallach's? Anyone? I haven't taken time out to read much
in the last couple of years..
John Wayne is not everybody's cup'o'java, but I do enjoy his take on the western
I would hope that you might take a gander at The Searchers.
There is a moment in that film where he conveys the brutalities
suffered by women at the hands of indians. It's reminiscent
of some of the biographical accounts of the Fort Parker
massacre at Groesbeck in Texas when Cynthia Anne
Parker was abducted. The Searchers was loosely based
on her abduction in 1836, and subsequent "rescue" many years later
when her son, Quanah Parker became leader of the Comanches.