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  1. > {quote:title=hlywdkjk wrote:}{quote}

    > OK all. It's up. Use the link posted earlier.


    > And I hope all you Lombard fans will be happy. The 'premiere" on October 6^th^ made _me_ gasp. TCM finally shows _my_ favorite Lombard film.


    > Kyle In Hollywood



    I'm so happy, I'm so happy! TCM will FINALLY air my favorite Lombard film, HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE, October 6, at 9:45pm!


    Thank you TCM! MovieGal is doing the "dance of joy!"

  2. > {quote:title=hlywdkjk wrote:}{quote}

    > Not expecting it to happen for at least ten or more years - barring something unforeseen and tragic - I'd put my money on Alec Baldwin.

    > > In the past year, he has proven himself as both a Guest Programmer and as an Interviewer ("Role Model: Gene Wilder"). I think he he has a sincere appreciation for the channel and would be truly excited to be the "face" of TCM.



    No, not Alec Baldwin. I can't see him in that light. Then again, my husbands choice would be Woody Allen so I shouldn't judge. lol

  3. > {quote:title=phelps wrote:}{quote}

    > I. I would like to see Robert Osbourne succeeded (I don't dare say replaced..LOL) by someone more like himself. Dignified but not "stuffy" with a similar knowledge of classic movies. Who do you think would make a good replacement? Do you think TCM will hand the job to Mankowitz or another young host because of its attempts to draw younger viewers? Personally, nobody comes to mind.


    First person who comes to mind for me is Nick Clooney. He did a wonderful job hosting AMC during it's younger days. He would reflect the same on air personna as Mr. Osborne with as much knowledge of classic films mixed with humor.

  4. .

    > Guess Kim Novak isn't as bad an actress as some people think. <


    If people are going to gauge her talents by, lets say, Bell, Book, and Candle, then I can understand the criticism. To them I say take a look at her roles in The Man With the Golden Arm or Jeanne Eagles. It all depends on the body of work given an actor.


    * To kaleman and rainingviolets101*


    I always felt that Mrs. Potts was the combination of Madge and Millie. She might have had a great love at one time or the opportunity for a higher education but, due to life's circumstances, she chose to forego all of that to care for her mother.


    Her life was made tolerable by living next to Flo and the girls. They brought some life into an otherwise drab situation. Mrs. Potts brought a bittersweetness to the film.

  5. This line had to be stated by Madge in order for the audience to know that she considered her beauty to be a liability instead of an asset.




    > {quote:title=TikiSoo wrote:}{quote}

    > I liked the film a lot, I just wish it had been a little more subtle. "All people ever talk about is how pretty I am"....we got that by scene 3, you don't have to state it!

  6. otterhere...I had never seen this film either. Unlike the majority in this thread, I found Miss Crawford to be miscast. She kept reminding me of Carole Lombard. Not in looks but in her mannerisms.


    I know this role was offered to Norma Shearer first but was Lombard ever considered for the part?

  7. Excellent assignment TripleHHH, here are my choices...



    A...All About Eve (quintessential Davis)

    All This and Heaven Too

    Awful Truth, The

    B...Bishops Wife, The (my all time favorite film. Grant, Niven, and Young at their very best!)

    Brief Encounter

    Bringing Up Baby

    C...Country Girl, The

    D...Dark Victory

    Don't Bother to Knock (Marilyn Monroe's most underated performance)

    Double Indemnity

    E...Enchanted Cottage, The

    F...Feminine Touch, The

    G...Gone With the Wind

    H...Hands Across the Table (will TCM ever air this film?)

    How Green Was My Valley

    I....I Remember Mama

    I Want to Live!


    Johnny Belinda

    K...King's Row (1942)

    L...Leave Her to Heaven

    Letter, The

    Little Women (1933)

    Little Women (1994)

    M..Man Who Came to Dinner, The (love Monty Woolley and the penguins 8^)

    Member of the Wedding

    Merrily We Live

    My Foolish Heart

    N...Now, Voyager

    O...Old Maid, The

    Our Very Own

    P...Pajama Game, The


    Portrait of Jennie

    Q...Quiet Man, The

    Quiz Show

    R...Radio Days

    Rear Window

    Red Shoes, The

    Remember the Night (lesser known Stanwyck/MacMurray Christmas film)

    S...Since You Went Away (wish I could walk into this film and stay there)

    Singing In The Rain (best feel good film ever made)

    Stella Dallas

    T...To Kill A Mockingbird

    Tree Grows In Brooklyn, A

    Trouble With Angels, The (reminds me of my youth, lol)

    U...Up The Down Staircase


    W...White Banners (saw this film for the first time on TCM and never forgot it)

    Women, The


    Y...You Can't Take It With You

    Z...Ziegfield Follies


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  8. For what it's worth, here come my two cents...



    otterhere you said..".With MH, I at least had the sense that I was watching two contemporaries and (somewhat) equals exchanging relatively equally matched opinions, each having some appreciable degree of expertise and experience to back them up. You know; qualifications???"


    People don't have to be contemporaries to appreciate classic films. That's the whole point of Rose McGowen being chosen as co-host this year. As for qualifications, what should she be qualified in? She is an actress who seems to have a good sense of what these films are about. Her opinions are articulated in a competent and savy way.


    It is quite refreshing to see a young woman almost twenty years my junior exalting Laural and Hardy instead of saying "who?" Let's give the kid a break. 8^D

  9. All I could think about while watching this film last night was "what a masterpiece!" The wit was fast and Miss Davis was at her pinnacle as Margo Channing. I can't even imagine another actress in the role. It is a "perfect" film.


    Jay, in answer to your question as to why everyone was plotting against Margo in favor of Eve...My take is that Margo was basically a very insecure person and had to be handled delicately. If they had proposed the idea to her about Eve becoming her understudy then all her fears about not being young enough or pretty enough would have come true in her eyes. Not so much plotting against her. More like " what Margo doesn't know won't hurt her."


    In the beginning no one realized what a horrible, ruthless person Eve was. When her true self became known, each person, in their own way, tried to make it right with Margo. Each finally seeing that it was never Margo being difficult but Eve manipulating difficult situations.


    Thank you so much for starting this thread!

  10. It's good to know that I'm not the only one who didn't care for this film. The Cobweb is an appropriate title. The audience feels as if it is tangled in one while watching. Forty minutes of this mishmash was all I could take.

  11. <>


    You are very welcome. I understand what you are saying about the eating habits of today. After my father passed away I started wearing his coat. It comes down to my ankles and is a tweed grey. One day while wearing it, I walked into my neighbors home only to hear her say "Gee, you father was a small man." I asked her to clarifiy and she said she meant in stature. After thinking it over he really wasn't. It was just as you say, back then there wasn't all this junk food everywhere. People snacked on fruit and ate vegetables daily. There was the occasional soda pop and ice cream that really was "all natural."


    So much for progress.

  12. << But if you have a NP guide at your fingertips, please go check out the listings for March 24:


    Apparently, "King Solomon's Mines" (1950) now stars Gene Simmons of KISS fame! I never knew that! LOL.>>



    I just checked and all I can say is...WOW! The hair, makeup, and wardrobe departments for the film where more advanced then we thought! ROFL


    sugarpuss, thanks for the much needed laugh. 8^D

  13. <


    This is a wonderful idea Kim! I would be very interested to learn about the people who make TCM great.


    I can relate to what you say about TCM getting you through tough times. Classic films have always been my solace. It is comforting to know that this channel exits for me anytime of the day or night.


    My three maternal uncles served during WWII in the Army, Navy, and Marines. My mother's family album contains many photographs of them in their uniforms. You look great in your Grandfathers jacket.

  14. To rainingviolets21 -


    TCM is a pay channel on my cable system as well. In fact it is the ONLY channel I don't mind paying for. 8^D




    To Kyle -


    Oh, how I envey you! lol It took our cable company, Cablevision, eight years just to add TCM. It would be icing on the cake if they were to add TCM On Demand. CV went digital in 2004 so my household is ready. In the last couple of weeks they have been adding new On Demand services such as The Food Network, Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, along with the usual premium channel On Demand subscriptions that already existed. I started requesting TCM On Demand so we will see...


    Thanks for your response!

  15. In 1964, at the age of 11 years old, I had the honor of meeting Bette Davis and Oliva de Havilland

    when HUSH, HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE premiered at my local movie theater.


    Since no one under the age of 16 was allowed in unless accompanied by an adult, my best friend and I snuck in and found two seats in the front row! After the film, Miss Davis and Miss de Havilland came on stage and answered questions from the audience. When exiting the stage Miss Davis handed my friend and I a rose from her bouquet.


    That was the first and ONLY time I ever did anything like that and, eventhough my mother had a fit when I got home, I don't regret it.

  16. Izcutter, what you say makes perfect sense. I remember hearing, on what used to be The Biography Channel, that Hepburn did indeed borrow the money from Howard Hughes in order to purchase the rights.


    At least we have the original film to fall back on. It's a good thing. 8^D

  17. I like your idea very much rainingviolets. As more and more films of the 70's, 80's, and 90's appear on TCM the more uneasy I become. My statement is not meant to start a war on what is considered a "classic." I'm merely saying that it would be nice for us fans, of what is now considered eariler classics, to have a base that we can fall back on.

  18. I don't know if this film is considered obscure or not but WHITE BANNERS (1938). I saw it for the first time on TCM about a year and a half ago and haven't seen it since. A woman, played by Fay Bainter, comes back to her hometown and inspires the family she works for. Without pay if memory serves me right. Claude Rains is the patriarch.


    Being the classic film lover that I am, it surprised me to never have heard of this film until it aired on TCM.

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