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  1. A very orderly, perfect young woman seeks order and perfection, e.g. in making her bed it must be perfectly tucked in. A comedy. Probably 30's or 40's. The actress was American and well-known. Thanks!
  2. What was the plot? I'm seeking something that sounds similar. - Julie
  3. What was the plot? I'm seeking something that sounds similar. - Juie
  4. The film is from the the 30's or 40's. The star is a young woman who plays a very orderly, perfect kind of girl who insists on everything being in its place, etc. At one point she makes her bed while she's still in it, by pulling up the sheets and blanket an inch at a time to get a perfect fit. I somehow associate it with The More the Merrier, but I don't think it stars Jean Arthur. It's been YEARS since I've seen it and I vaguely remember that she falls in love in the end (surprise!) Does this sound at all familiar to anyone? Thanks so much! Julie/NYC
  5. I saw a movie only once, aired on TV many years ago. It was a comedy from either the 1930's or 1940's with a well-known young actress in the lead role; black and white. I remember that it sort of reminded me of Jean Arthur in The More the Merrier, but I don't believe the female star was Jean Arthur. The story is about a woman who lives in an apartment and is obsessive about everything being perfect. Every little chore must be performed with the utmost care. The one thing I remember well is that she makes her bed every day, and it must be done with meticulous precision -- folding down
  6. Is it just me or has TCM become boring lately? I have been a passionate TCM devotee for many years, but for the last year I have actually been switching to other channels to find something interesting (IFC and Sundance, e.g.) It is literally the first time in years that I have looked at other stations. It's very upsetting, because I love TCM so much. It has always provided me with a very comforting and soothing little black and white world of my own, which I have come to rely on to get away from the harsh realities of the "real" world. But, with a few exceptions like All About Eve and 20t
  7. I dislike enormously the new Robert Osborne introduction. Although I felt a new one was needed (the old movie marquee was, I thought, overblown and uninspired). But in the new one, among the crowd of pedestrians, we see a young black man and a young Asian woman. They are clearly urbanites, dressed in Banana Republic-like clothing. As others have pointed out, it's so blatantly grasping for a younger/broader demographic. I resent being talked down to, as if it was assumed that I was too stupid, or too unsophisticated to pick up on the reason they chose this kind of opening. But it goes
  8. It seems simple enough to me, but over and over again, in the section within this website titled "Suggest a Movie," people don't seem to understand the concept. TCM is not asking users to suggest the latest action-adventure blockbuster they thought was really great. This is the website for a classic films TV station. We are being asked for our suggestions as to what classic films TCM should air on their TV program. This is an opportunity to ask for something rare, or not often aired, or somewhat obscure -- not for movies that TCM has aired over and over again and are seen regularly every m
  9. I hadn't checked my email for several days. When I did this morning I had about 6 emails from tcm.com. I have never posted an opinion on ANY web site before. I had NO idea that one person's opinion would cause so much fervor. Oh, what fun! Some of you seem to take your classic films VERY seriously. But that's okay. I did know that my dislike for films like North By Northwest were unpopular. For a start, I happen to think that Cary Grant (whom I adore) gives a stiff, false, asexual performance. There is not an ounce of chemistry between him and Eva Marie Saint. I blame Hitchc
  10. There's absolutely no comparison between Hitchcock's early, brilliant black & white films from the 1930's and '40's such as the original Man Who Knew Too Much, Foreign Correspondent, The 39 Steps, Lifeboat, Rebecca, Shadow of a Doubt, etc., and his dreadful later films such as Vertigo, To Catch a Thief, the remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rear Window North By Northwest, Rope and The Trouble With Harry.
  11. in college film class, read the big sleep & watched chinatown. similarities in plot line, plus john houston (bogart pal & often director) appears. can't remember more. thought someone wold know...
  12. What is the connection between The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall and Chinatown starring Jack Nicholson & Faye Dunawaye?
  13. The whole point about all the character actors I mentioned in my post as being among my favorites was that most people DO know all of these actors -- they know their FACES as well as any of the biggest classic stars -- it's these wonderful actor's names that so few people know. (Unless you're as obsessive as I am about classic movies! And I'm sure many of you are!) Thus the need for more "What A Character" segments. I'd also love to see a TCM contest or at least a thread, discussion, trivia game or something else here on this site, dedicated to the great character actors. I'm new here -- ma
  14. There are SO MANY favorite character actors I'd like to know a lot more about. There aren't more than 6 or 7 it seems in TCM's entire inventory of "WHAT A CHARACTER" segments. I want to know all about: James Gleason, Frank Morgan, Billy Gilbert, John Qualen, Charlie Grapewin, Porter Hall, Keenan Wynn, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Walter Connelly, Roscoe Karns, Gene Lockhart, Gladys Cooper and on and on. Maybe we could have a viewers' contest to see who can put together the best bio for a "What a Character" segment???
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