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  1. Mongo! Don't mean to backtrack this thread too far, but wanted to let all my fellow Carmen Miranda enthusiasts know that just this past weekend I received my DVD of the Busby Berkeley musical "The Gang's All Here", which features (of course) the divinely tropical CM as a nightclub performer (real stretch there, eh?) named "Dorita". Anyway, I can HIGHLY recommend both the movie itself and this DVD transfer job; a delightful romp just sparkling with loads of funny/funky/jaunty musical numbers, most of which involve the clever vocal hi-jinx of Carmen, and often the orchestration of Benny Goodma
  2. Hey, couple of real doozies: Remember my mentioning my Mom's use of "gallavanting"? Well just t'other day I recalled the opposite: when you're trying to stall for time while going somewhere to do something, you're guilty of: "Lollygagging"! And just now, in my new DVD of the Busby Berkely musical "The Gang's All Here" (a real treat for all you Carmen Miranda fans!), I just heard Eugene Pallette caution Edward Everett Horton, upon barging into a NYC nightclub: "Don't be a square from Delaware!" That's just too cool for school!
  3. Personally, if I ever decided that TCM was no longer worth the cost to me of maintaining it on cable, or satellite, I certainly wouldn't go on treating myself to the hospitality of their free website.
  4. > "Thanks for the lead, but I don't think that's the movie. I remember V.O. being a consultant to the police due to his history of being mentally unstable and having some of the same psychological profiling as the perpetrator. I also think it was early in his carreer. " > "I'm curious as to where you got the information that Vincent D'Onofrio was "mentally unstable". I've never seen that information before. " I sure could be wrong, cinemafan, but my understanding was that our new poster was speaking about the character that D'Onofrio was playing in the film in question. And c
  5. Was just thinkin' tonight, with the amazing new CG epic "300" tearing up the theatres coast to coast, wouldn't this have been a topically good time to be airing the original film treatment of the Battle of Thermopylae, "300 Spartans" (featuring everyone's favorite B-list beefcaker, Richard Egan) ? Has TCM run this one anytime, so far, this year? Is it scheduled anytime in the next 3 weeks or so? Have I missed something on the schedules? I mean, even not knowing for sure this one would be doing big-time box office, it was no secret (since about late January) it was due for national release
  6. Best place to make that inquiry is on the "Information, Please" forum. This forum's pretty much reserved for techinical issues.
  7. You're exactly right, Bill. We should probably all get used to re-checking the "nuts 'n bolts" of a new thread before we start reacting to the language, especially on this forum!
  8. Hey, CVC! Welcome to the Boards! No big deal about the "double-posting", that happens to everybody at some time, especially when you're new on the Boards. It's just much more typical, and more generally acceptable, to post one new thread under one subject title, on one forum, in order to introduce a new topic, particularly on the "Information, Please" forum, where you're looking to get a question answered, as so many of us started out doing here, and often still do. You see, by posting the same exact question on 3 new threads, with 3 different subject titles, on 2 different forums, you net
  9. Yoo-Hoo, "Sir John", come-out, come-out, wherever you arrrrre! The SAME new thread, posted 3 times, on 3 different forums, within 3 minutes . . . challenging, volatile, singleminded, accusatory . . . and 2 days later, not one reply nor any new posts anywhere . . . Hmmmmm . . and looking at the member's name . . makes me almost want to "dash" off to a conclusion . . . But I won't .. cause I ain't going there today. But what I will say is that here's ANOTHER new breeze that smells like the underside of a BRIDGE!
  10. Now that this has been answered for you 3 different times, on 3 separate threads with three different subject titles, on 2 different forums, how about posting in on some of our very interesting topics of discussion, maybe even introduce yourself to the community?
  11. Moira; Many thanks for the lovely list, Accushla; some on it (like "This is My father") were news to me; others, like "Luck of Ginger Coffey", are lost little gems so VERY deserving of discovery. I particularly adored "Ginger Coffey", have long felt it might well have been Robert Shaw's "personal best"; granted, a small film, but so sweet, yet with never a moment cloying, and so introspectively edgy, without once jarring the nerves. In my book, just brilliant. Which is probably why I keep on trolling eBay for a copy of it, after all these years!
  12. Cinemascope, here's where you and I, FINALLY, are mui sympatico, like two straws in the same chocolate soda! Ava Gardner, besides being the original "cool breeze" where scripts & cameras were concerned, is just so F - I - N - E to look at, she absolutely makes my Pants Dance! And I don't mean as in the Blue Danube Waltz, neither! Ummm, that is, beggin' your pardon, to everybody else in the Virtual Room, here, not wantin' to sound rude at all, as it were. (Backs swiftly towards door, cap in hand.)
  13. Mongo, many thanks for the Miranda material! (We now ALL have the right to remain entertained!) It was just the tropical cooler I needed this a.m. to help reduce my GIANT Guinness head from last night. (I woke up at home, in bed, and the truck's in the driveway, so I guess nothing went HORRIBLY wrong!) Speaking of the alarmin' Carmen, did you ever happen to see the full-page photo of her being spun aloft, during a dance number, by Caeser Romero, from Kenneth Anger's "Hollywood Babylon II"? "South of the Border" takes on a whole new, shall we say, spin!
  14. EMERGENCY MEMO - 9 a.m., March 18 To: Pr. McHugh From: Pr. Klondike Frank, many thanks for blanketing me with your ancient houndstooth tweed overcoat, and for not leaving me to wake up entirely naked on the roof of the Pig & Whistle; as I was clad in your trousers, I assume that you are now wearing my kilt. Be forewarned, any smirch of any nature on the proud tartan of Clan Scott, and the wrath of my ancestors will be upon BOTH our heads! Need to talk to you ASAP; beyond a vague memory of challenging Jimmy Gleason to mumbledy-pegs, and doing shots with "Mo" O'Hara, I
  15. Hey Everybody! It's 2 p.m. on Saturday here in Vermont, on the Feast day o' St. Patrick, and I'm all kilted up and there's 9" of new snow, and the heater in my pick-up quit, and I don't CARE, I'm out to do Arthur Guinness proud! Slainte!
  16. ****** WESTERN UNION ****** From: Pr. Klondike To: Interim Dean Cutter Dean Cutter; Many, many apologies for all this inadvertent strife; be advised that Bill Hopper and I are headed back, that I am in no further jeopardy over this horrid mix-up, having been released unconditionally by Commander Hudsucker. I'm just glad that Bill was able to track Prof. Mitchum down by phone, and that Bob was able to get that sealed file which he was holding for me delivered by personal messenger in time, before there was any further entanglement with the RCMP. I apologize also that I nev
  17. I've seen these features (Arnold as a blind PI), and they're BOTH very competent, lots of fun! And ya know, although I'm typically a pretty staunch Malamute man, I enjoyed that dog Friday. (Quite magnetic for an Alsatian; acts rings around Rin Tin Tin!)
  18. ****** WESTERN UNION ****** From: Commander Aloysius ?Buck? Hudsucker, Capital Headquarters, State Police To: Interim Dean Cutter, CCC Madam Dean; I am currently in conference with your Security Chief, Bill Hopper, and have informed him, as I do now you, that both Mr. Buttram & Mr. O?Malley have been released on bail from our Oswego facility, and that I have authorized the release of Mr. O?Malley?s truck; They should be en route to your campus as you read this. I fear your Pr. Klondike is another matter; we?ve yet to get confirmation on the exact na
  19. 10-4 on ms. Lamour, Ken! No sham on those rocks, and none of us are sari! In fact, Irish she was here right now!
  20. Early on, Bill evidently waffled around between DeWolfe Hopper, and William DeWolfe Hopper, and William D. Hopper before deciding on just "William"; that early indecision might reflect intermittent interference from his (in)famous mama, before he got tough about managing his own career. By the end of the struggle, he purportedly had to threaten her with lawsuits if she didn't back off. Look for him on the 21st of this month, co-starring with real-time chum Bob Mitchum in "Track of the Cat", one of his few big-screen roles that afforded him ample dialogue and high-billed credit.
  21. Attention all prospective male revellers, r.e. this weekend: Unless you are indeed starring in a slapstick Paramount comedy, do NOT appear in public (as did Bob & Bing in "Road to Bali") wearing boxer shorts under your kilt! It is NOT proper, traditional, attractive, recommended, de rigeur, smart, conservative, acceptable, clever or even briefly allowable (pun intended).
  22. CCC INTERDEPARTMENTAL MEMO To: Interim Dean Cutter From: Campus Security Chief William Hopper Dean Cutter: I've just had Guinn come bustling in here (no cap again, per usual!), yammering up a storm about faculty in the local lock-up and complaints of drunken behavior running rampant on campus & off. Ma'am, I assure you, I would be more than happy to take care of this for the College, whatever the effort, but I am just in the act of grabbing up my own coat & sprinting for my '48 Willys, to put out the "fire" that was just this a.m. reported to me by wire from the state ca
  23. Dean Cutter, oi canna wait! (Rises to his feet and sweeps balmoral from his head;) "O, won't ye tell me, Sean O'Farrell, Where you're bound in such a rush, With your manly heart loud thumpin' And your cheeks all red & flush? "I bear orders from the Captain, Come ye quick an' come ye soon!, For the pikes must be together By the Rising of the Moon! By the Rising of the Moon, By the Rising of the Moon, For the pikes must be together, By the Rising of the Moon!" Och, warm me up some champ & boxty. And more stout for everybody!
  24. *****WESTERN UNION***** From: Pr. Klondike, History Dept., Classic Cinema College To: Dean MoiraFinnie6, Administration, CCC Location: Sun Valley Train Depot, Union Pacific Transfer Terminal Subject: Concerns! Dear Dean Finnie; Apologies for pursuing you in so privateer a manner as you seek to return to us, but I have a few grave concerns, and am loathe to burden poor Dean Cutter with too much else! First I hope indeed this wire reaches you; when I mentioned to Pr. Stanwyck that I had trouble catching up with you, she recommended I hire a niece of Ms. Be
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