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  1. Well, I could have missed it of course, but I thought since That's My Boy, a 1932 film from Columbia was making it's TCM premiere (Ben didn't say it was a premiere, but it has to be, right?) I thought I would see one fairly long thread on the film I sure hope it's a sign of more early Columbia pics finally showing up on TCM, after many years of no new titles. Picture is sharp, but...I noticed it seemed to distort, as the camera panned . Was wondering if it was just me (I don't have a HD TV) or if anyone else noticed this. too tired to watch the whole movie, but 30 minutes in, seems much better than most College football flicks, I've seen, there is an actual plot! At first I thought it was laughable to have Richard Cromwell as a football player, but his small size is part of the plot (he is too small to play on the line, but is super fast, and agile) Roy William Neill is quite underrated as a director, IMHO.
  2. but bubba ain't no racist! https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/bill-clinton-told-ted-kennedy-obama-coffee-years-game-change-article-1.197492 Joe Biden, worked just great with fellow Democrat senators who were racists... https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/politics/joe-biden-senate-segregationists-civility/index.html
  3. I'd be surprised if any democrat wasn't pro-pedophile sound stupid? Yep, just as stupid as your comment above. You know nothing as to why anyone would support him,(who needs jobs?) but attacking every one of his supporters just means, Trump wins in 2020. Guess that's what you want.... I love how a non-Reagan fan (I don't like him, saw him in Bedtime for Bonzo only!) felt compelled to post this...for what purpose? This is beyond idiotic, but hey...I MUST tell everyone this!!!! most of the actors you see in movies from the 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50s would be called racist today.(of course, all white people are racist, I hear) Adolphe Menjou , Eugene Paulette, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Pat O'Brien, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, John Ford, Frank Capra, the list goes on and on...in fact, as liberal as hollywood is today, it was as conservative then...From Jane Russell's IMDB page ( I have always been a Republican, and when I was in Hollywood long ago, most of the people there were Republican. The studio heads were all Republican, my boss Howard Hughes was a raving Republican, and we had a motion picture code in those days so they couldn't do all this naughty stuff. We had John Wayne, we had Charlton Heston, we had man named Ronald Reagan, we had Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Clark Gable. now, Mayer, and the Warner bros were democrats, but Jane was mainly acting by the time those folks were replaced so, I guess all those folks should be banned from TCM, right? if their views don't match today's views perfectly? Heston was a Republican, yet...he was involved with the Civil rights marches...what a sneaky racist! , Joan Crawford was a terrible, terrible mother. Promise to stop watching her films? want to have them banned here too? Roman Polanski raped 13 year old, yet hollywood cheered him, a lot worse than saying something racist, 60+ years ago... Chinatown MUST BE BANNED Burn all copies of the negatives!!!! I bet YOU and everyone else here has said things in private that they would be ashamed of becoming public knowledge. but, fairs fair. everyone should be banned from tcm, and this blog for anything they have said or thought in the past that was not PC.
  4. I agree! I really enjoy his intros, and the long "outros" if that's a word. You really feel his love of film , his passion when he talks about them. While Robert Osborne was a bit more low key, you were so keenly aware of his sheer love of films, big and small.
  5. Sorry, I guess they just did that last night...drat so far no more shorts....
  6. After the Norman Jewison interview last night, they ran the RKO short, One Live Ghost, with Leon Errol and Lucille Ball....that interview will be over very soon, so if you want to catch it (ASSUMING they run the same ones) They ran Catch-As Catch-Can after one of the interviews too (I'll update when I am not recording , which I am doing right now) EDIT, it was the Liza Minnelli interview, this short ran after, but.... that was an !:15 minute block, but tonight, it's only an hour long block, not enough time
  7. Well, they ran the Pitts and Todd short Catch-As Catch-Can (Bad sound for a couple of minutes) during one of the Robert Osborne Interviews(forget which one) several other shorts , have no idea if they are running the same shorts after the same interviews today (just seeing this today after copying the different interviews....)
  8. Exactly. He was clearly a private man.....and you could tell a thoroughly decent man. His love of film was infectious. He made me want watch more classics. I have recorded hundreds if not thousands of films off of TCM, and when I put one on, I am always sorry to see he isn't doing an intro to a film. So weird , my Dad mentioned him just last night, and I looked Robert up and saw nothing new. I still was hoping he would return..... TCM survives of course, but it just won't see the same without him.... Perhaps TCM, as a tribute, could run an hour of just his intros...I'd watch an hour a week of them.... Rest in Peace Mr. Osborne, thanks for making Classic movies so accessible to everyone.
  9. Many thanks!!! I have wondered for years who that was...I assumed it was later Sidney Bechet....
  10. I remember watching Agatha Christie's Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (2004) (Had to look up his credits to figure out what show it was) and thinking...man, that actor looks familiar, but who is he? My late Mother was watching too, and usually was pretty good with putting names with faces, she didn't know either. Got such a kick when I saw the credits and saw Herbert Lom's name! He hadn't acted in a decade at that point, And I too thought he had passed on by then... I saw the movie below last year....awesome title that really had nothing to do with the film's subject matter. Felt like the film missed the mark a bit, great idea for a film at least, and Herbert had the lead.... Hell Is Sold Out (1951) 1h 25min| Drama | 1952 (USA) A book is sent to the publishers under the name of "Danges", a popular writer, long believed to be dead. The real Danges turns up and meets the new authoress using his name.
  11. Staircase ran off and on on FMC for years....don't expect much. In fact, shockingly bad performances by both Burton and Rex Harrison....they play it like a tv comedy sketch from the 70's ...for 96 minutes....reviewers either love it or hate it on imbd.... go ahead, watch if you want to
  12. Funny, I never confuse Warner Baxter with anyone...he always seemed more serious than most actors of the 30s and 40's , and always looked a bit sick, I wonder if he didn't wear make-up in most of his films? there are 10 Crime Doctor films (I only have 9, so I assume TCM didn't run 1 of them?) TCM has at some point films such as, The Squaw Man, King of Burlesque(or FOX did ) Vogues of 1938, Wife, Husband and Friend, Earthbound, Adam Had Four Sons, State Penitentiary(his last film) and the others already mentioned above.I know this, cuz I copied them off on tcm and fox through the years ....so dig up some early Fox films ( Cisco Kid 1931 is on DVD) and you could run a ton of W.B. films during a month...as much as I would love Alice White as SOTM, with the films still in existance, it would turn into SOTN (Star of the Night)
  13. kinda-sorta..... times are confusing, IMHO http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.html?tz=est&sdate=2016-12-05
  14. Princess of Tap, on 26 Aug 2016 - 9:57 PM, said: .....I thought I Stated myself clearly. But I will try and be even more clear. What I'm saying is that anybody in any particular race or ethnic group can speak for that race or ethnic group from their Viewpoint. However, people who are NOT in that race or that ethnic group have NO right to speak for that race or ethnic group. As if they know more about that race or ethnic group, than the people who are actually in that race or ethnic group know about themselves. In America everyone has freedom of speech. jamesjazzguitar ziggyelman, on 27 Aug 2016 - 3:07 PM, said: So, are you saying "we" have or don't have freedom of speech? What she is saying is that it is stupid for someone that isn't black to say something like 'blacks shouldn't be offended by XYZ'. But one does have the freedom to be stupid. Princess of Tap, jamesjazzguitar, not speaking for others, but my point isn’t hey, blacks, get over it, my point was/is (along with if...”In America everyone has freedom of speech.” I guess we all have freedom to speak, to opine) is IF group X,, if a fraction of said group really is upset by a film, then no one has the right to see or hear something group X doesn’t like?What we feel on the subject is moot, simply because we are not part of Group X? Remember several years ago when there was a Gays images in Film month, if some devout Christians had complained that this bothered them to their very cores(Don’t remember hearing much of this, just an example) would everyone be quick to say, hey, let’s just not show Gays in Films in case it offends any Christians or Muslims? I have seen pre-code films that portray Jewish serotypes that aren’t very flattering, should these films never be shown on TV again or available on DVD? I recall a nice woman who posted here several years ago (I forget her nickname, she may still be here) I remember her saying how she hated the Marx Bros films, never watched them. Myself and others said basically, oh come on, give them a chance, they are so funny, making fun of pomp and circumstance, war, just chuck full of wholesome anarchy.....nope, she had no interest. She was married at one time to a man that sounded like an unfunny Groucho, constantly putting her down, belittling her...well...Now I and others understood where she was coming from...never thought of that before....so, she was free not watch Marx bros films. But, if she and other woman who had been in abusive relationships got together to try to BAN the Marx Bros films (or other films with brutish behaviour by men them) would everyone say, well, yeah...that is a disturbing scene...let's never show that film again. (Clockwork Orange as an example) Heck, even as a kid, when I saw the very beginning of The Philadelphia story , while it certainly seemed that Tracy Lords had "it" coming to her, it still was and is shocking to see, and probably couldn't be in a comedy today... There are many films from the 30's and 40's that have African-American's shown in a poor light, should these films one-day be pulled from TCM because no doubt some people will be rightly offended by the portrayals of Black people ? My Point is, where does this all end? People raised holly hell with films being colorized (even though all involved in making the films were long dead...well, most of them...they are all dead now) but , to cut up, edit, censor MGM and WB cartoons, permanently is a-ok,?
  15. Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda and Miss Piggy, had quite a run of making very funny films(then the muse left him it seems) making Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?, then HouseSitter, in a span of 4 years....
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