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  1. How about: LUCKY BOY 1929 - "Lucky Boy is a 1929 American musical drama film starring George Jessel. The film was mainly a Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects, as well as some talking sequences." from Wikipedia Description is not unlike Jolson's JAZZ SINGER or the 1929 adaptation of SHOWBOAT Other Lawrence Tibbett musicals that may or may not be on the list: ROGUE SONG 1930 - PARISIAN BELLE 1930 - THE CUBAN LOVE SONG 1930 - THE PRODIGAL 1931 - METROPOLITAN 1935 - UNDER YOUR SPELL 1936 -
  2. I will grant you that during OSCAR month SVENGOOLIE and indeed any other programming on other channels is a welcome alternative to the banal programming on TCM, but for a steady diet, come on. Isn't SVENGOOLIE the classic horror film program for people that hate classic horror films? That's the way I view it. Mocking the films, cutting the films, cutting into the films, superimposing his visage over characters faces while the film is in progress may endear him to the sophomoric fan who giggles incessantly over bathroom humor, but it doesn't endear him to serious fans of the classic horror film
  3. Dargo and James, I'm not arguing with you, but if what you say is true, then why do you think Warner's was trying to push Raft as their "new" tough guy lead? Was it his star status at Paramount, his shady background that they were hoping to cash in on, did they feel sorry for him, or did they see something in him, some potential, that we just do not? In everything that I've ever read about Raft and his relationship with Warner's, I've never read or heard it said that they were upset with his performances in any of his Warner's films. The only bad press he got was due to his refusing parts
  4. I'd like to pose the following question. Suppose for a while that BOGART was unavailable for CASABLANCA for whatever reason. There was no one else available for the lead except GEORGE RAFT who, if you accept the back story, was Warner's original choice for Rick. I think, based on Bogart's subdued performance, and RAFT's reputation as a no nonsense tough guy, that RAFT, with the able assistance of CASABLANCA'S excellent supporting cast, could have turned in at least as memorable a performance as BOGART did. I base this on the fine work and reviews that RAFT received in other Warner films like I
  5. To be honest, and to my shame, I have never read any biographies of Gleason, Carney, et al, or any books about the Honeymooners TV show. However, that being said, I don't think that anyone would argue that there are some similarities between the characters of Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton and that of Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel. I think that Gleason and Carney even did a homage to Stan and Olie in one talent show episode of Honeymooners The Lost Episodes. What I want to know is if Gleason or Carney ever acknowledged the similarities between their characters and those of the earlier comedy team?
  6. No, I never "just walked out" and I never would. I wouldn't give the theatre owners the benefit/satisfaction of a free donation just because I was stupid enough to not know what I was going to watch. I would watch the damn thing for the spite of it and kick myself afterwards for going to see it. Money is too hard to come by to just throw it away.
  7. But, it left the airways in a most memorable way. I can't think of any other series where the main character was gunned down and avenged by his no nonsense twin brother in the same episode, and the final shot had him, in effect, telling the townspeople to go blank themselves because none of them came to his brother's aid after they begged him to be their Sheriff.
  8. LON CHANEY SR. in THE MIRACLE MAN 1919 TOWER OF LIES 1925 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1925 LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT 1927 THUNDER 1929 THE ROGUE SONG 1930 - starring Lawrence Tibbett and the first sound feature film appearance of Laurel and Hardy. THE CAT CREEPS 1930 - UNIVERSAL's real 1st sound horror film made before DRACULA.
  9. Gee, I don't know. Corporate greed, change in management, taking company in a different direction, all of the above. It's not like it hasn't been done before with other companies and much more "successful business ventures" then TCM. And they usually don't broadcast it until after it happens. And with all due respect to MovieCollectorOH, while his explanation appears to make sense, it is still a theory of what happened in this case, not a definitive explanation from TCM or darkblue's TCM provider. So, my old "chestnut", while you may not like it, is just as valid a guess as anyone else's.
  10. History repeating itself????? I don't mean to be raising the "TCM is changing into AMC" mantra again, but it does sound an awful lot like AMC all over again. Isn't this how AMC started sneaking commercials into their films?
  11. ********************************************NEWS FLASH************************************************** TCM is going to finally live up to it's name and only show bonifide classics. However, because the definition of what is a classic film is so vague and means different things to different people and TCM doesn't want to alienate anyone, TCM will be showing the same type of films it always does. "BOLD MOVEMENT ON THE PART OF TCM" DECLARES ROBERT OSBORNE. "I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A LARGE MOVEMENT" ECHOES BEN MANKIEWICZ **********************************************
  12. Bogie56 really looks like his avatar.
  13. You're right, it was FOUR WIVES I was referring to. However, I don't think Dean and Garfield were promoted as a couple for the first film. It was Garfield's first film after all. Maybe they were promoted as a couple for reissues of the first film due to Garfield's popularity.
  14. TopBilled, I don't mean to be picky, but far from being lovers in the above two films, wasn't Dean's character really in love with Jeffrey Lynn's? Dean more or less ran away with Garfield as a kind of rebellion. She didn't seem, at least to me, too broke up, when his character died. And in the second film, he was kind of there in spirit only, no romance. It wasn't until DUST BE MY DESTINY that they really satisfied the lover criteria. I'm not questioning the chemistry, just the romance aspect, after all Garfield's big selling point was that of the misunderstood outsider that didn't always
  15. TopBilled, I guess you also forgot the oft repeated FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953). Frank's Maggio character was beaten to death by Ernie Borgnine. If something like that was forgotten maybe it hasn't been repeated enough??????
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