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loliteblue

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  1. Feaito, I know your in cinema heaven my friend!.... Glad your having a wonderful vacation. My "Secret Agent" review is now posted in general discussions forum. lolite blue.....
  2. oops i forgot! Peter Lorre ! forgive me! i was trying to type too fast. Peter Lorre overplays his role as the Mexican man called the general. Lorre uses his body,voice and those eyes! to convey an emotion on screen. He is quite comical in a film that is of a serious nature (England during Worls War I) maybe too much so!..... Lorre's gift of physical acting is at its high point at this time in his career. Well folks hope this helps to either see the film or pass it up. You decide its been a pleasure to inform you all lolite blue.
  3. John Gielgud - Edgar Brodie/ Richard Ashenden Madeleine Carroll Elsa Carrington Peter Lorre - The General Robert Young - Robert Marvin Director Alfred Hitchcock U.K. version Runtime 86 minutes Language English/ German Sound mix Mono Color B/W ** U.S.A. version - Has a laugh track.
  4. "Secret Agent" maybe flawed and technically creaky but highly enjoyable I loved it !.... It's one of Hitchcock's unjustly overlooked films. A must see experience for the classic film buff. I rate it A- due to the film's flaws i mention in this paragraph. lolite blue:)
  5. I love Hitchcock's "English Period Films" because he is at this point in his directorial career learning his craft. Hitch is learning from the bottom up ans as we all know with each new film year after year Hitch becomes the "Magnificent One" !....to be continued......
  6. Robert young plays the guessing game is he? or isn't he? the villain. I got the feeling Young wanted to be in an Hitchcock film really badly that he didn't care what character he portrayed. The one thing Young did exceptionally well in the film he spoke excellent fluent German. In one scene he pretended not to know the German language he was superb. Young did his homework in this film to his credit. to be continued......
  7. Madeleine Carroll's performance was predictable as the neglected wife and spy. I was hoping she would do more with her character. Hitchcock preferred to keep her behind the scenes in this film. Goodness knows why!? Hitchcock took the answer to this question to the grave with him. So i guess we will never really know why? But one may wonder, ponder discuss this issue ina film class of Hitch's films for years to come...to be continued...
  8. another magnificent scene is when a dog howls uncontrollably knowing his beloved master has instinctively diedon a mountain climbing expedition. It's an awesome and sad scene to affirm death. John Gielgud adds depth to the charcter when the storyline isn't clearly defined in the film. He is a great actor. He holds up well against Peter Lorre who grabs every scene.Gielgud holds his own by just being a sophisticated English gentleman, a famous novelist, deceased by the government to become a spy. to be continued....
  9. Hitchcock's formula "Never give the audience anything til the end of the film" In this film he keeps to that premise. In the realm of cinematography Hitchcock excels there is a scene in the film where abowl is spinning with a penny inside you hear the sound of the penny swirling around in the bowl.the penny changes to a coat button before your eyes. A great phsyical effects scene to be continued...
  10. Bob Hope's trained companion was a penguin sorry can't remember his name at the moment. lolite.
  11. The movie "The Big Street" with Henry Fonda & Lucille Ball agnes moorehead athere are two copies available only 1. Fortyfive dollars from a private collection 2. one store has it for nintynine dollars. Just too much for my budget right now but it needs to be released on DVD. It was released on vhs in 1991 and flew out like hotcakes. If anyone knows wheere i can get a copy on vhs PLEASE let me know via this website thanks lolite blue.
  12. the house on telegraph hill is anexcellent film TCM needs to get the rights of to show. One of Richard Baseheart's best performances i think. Saw this movie on the fox movie channel several times, spell bounding each time i've seen it, i can't wait until it comes out on DVD.
  13. phew! What a relief to know all is well can't wait to hear what DVD's you have purchased on your vacation. Finanlly got the hitchcock movie "Secret Agent" 1938 with Madeliene Carroll, Robert Young, & John Gielud. I will do a movie review and put it on the tcm boards have fun on vacation, don't stay up all nite watching tcm ha-ha. Glad you'll never see the light of Hurricanes. have fun lolite.
  14. jhnrndglt congratulations! you guessed it. The Big Street 1942 film . Now its your turn to play. Thanks for playing appreciate it on a sunday nite. lolite.
  15. I am concerned we haven't heard from Feaito in a while miss him on the boards. I honestly hope he and his family didn't get hurt in Hurricane Adrian hoping your all safe and sound. I miss your wonderful movie reviews and your answers to trivia its not the same without ya... Hope & pray all is well sincerely lolite blue....
  16. nope good try path! CLUE#2. A SELF-ABSORBED MEAN SPIRITED TORCH SINGER.
  17. gwtwbooklover i'm so happy for you! I hope its the house of your dreams, keep me posted...lolite. Now on to the game CLUE# 1. A hotel busboy /waiter who wants todo agood job and please everybody.
  18. Zorro's getting it every which way !.... the question still on my mind WHO IS YOU KNOW WHO?.... I still can't figure out who? Can't wait for next saturday's installment......lolite.
  19. thanks Kyle for clearing this up so people won't be disappointed. lolite.
  20. the Elvis Presley movie: Rouseabout ?....lolite.
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