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  1. I'm fairly certain this was aired on TCM, as that's the only movie channel I had at the time. Yes, it may have been in TCM's first year or two also. I recorded it (before DVRs), on VHS tape, which i can't play now--(I tossed my old vhs player & the tape). Not sure why it's not on TCMs data base or "moviecollectorh's database"but again, I find discrepancies in TCMs data base and am not a fan of any of their search engines.
  2. Rest in Peace Kirk Douglas. You were certainly one of the "greats" of Hollywood. I have tried and tried to get a message to him via twitter --to anyone who may have access to him as he was the last surviving actor from the movie "In Harm's Way;" in which I deduced there's a or a few missing scenes. Even the transcripts available have that portion blacked out. I figured he could say whether or not this part of the story line hit the editors floor. At about 20 minutes in, the ship he & John Wayne are officers, it's awkward in that there's no reason given for a guard posted at or near Douglas' room and it seems like he & perhaps another sailor/officer had an argument/fight over his wife, a known flirt or worse. Later in the movie, after Pearl Harbor was attacked, the film returns to the ship's War (Ward?) Room Douglas enters with a slicker on and Wayne asks him if he's taken care of his problem(s)? Douglas replies "I cut them down a size." This makes no sense given the parts of the movie we did get. Anyway, I was a big big fan of Douglas. We do still have Olivia deHavilland and Marsha Hunt Olivia will be 104 July 1st and Hunt, 103 this year.
  3. Love that Brute (1950) Paul Douglas... TCM used to play this often... endearing romcom gangster movie. The Barbarian & the Geisha, John Wayne. The 1970s version of "Black Christmas" Wake of the Red Witch (J. Wayne)..... The Big Country (1958) EPIC film. "Them!" should be played every month. More Gregory Peck (and not the typical stuff, i.e., The Yearling over & over again. How about Horatio Hornblower and many other Peck movies that weren't necessarily commercial hits, but better movies than has been offered lately). I know TCM doesn't play T.V. movies, but it does & has... How about the UFO Incident? That's an awesome film and now we know UFOs are real... no more questions about it!
  4. It appears to me that the space allowed to post the "on demand" movies is limited, so that they older movies are falling off even though they've not expired... the search engine works sometimes to bring the movie up to hit "play" but we all know the search on the WatchTCM is nearly useless. I can see from all these comments TCM really doesn't care to listen to complaints. Anyone notice the movie "The Sea Hawk" 1940 version is the ? 1924 version? They've got the titles correct (playing old & remakes together this month), but the movie downloaded for us to view is inaccurate; i.e., they've duplicated the silent version. When I tweet to TCM now, they ignore me. Best results are achieved when I include Ben Manc. in my tweet...but not foolproof. You can also use a contact email, but I've gotten no results from that method either. (p.s., when I tweet, I include "Dish" so that they know there are problems going unchecked with TCM.)
  5. Not one single movie (now) is loading from TCM's On Demand list. This happened at Thanksgiving time too. Every movie shared after 12/19 is not loading or playing. I've tweeted to both TCM & DirecTV trying to get someone's attention; to no avail. People pay upgraded fees/charges on their cable/satellite services just to get TCM and it's ridiculous that TCM ignores this major problem. In November (and even before that), when tweeting to TCM, they at least responded saying "they're working on it" but this time, no responses at all. (Oh, and if someone responds saying it's my computer or internet; NO, it's not. I've cleared my "cookies" and tried three different browsers. Also, my internet speed (while not 100% of what I pay for) is more than adequate to play movies from TCM's "On Demand" ...
  6. Just had to share.... I just won, at an online auction, the tie #5, Gregory Peck wore in the epic movie "How the West Was Won" (1962). It's the one he wore in his last scene where he proposes to Debbie Reynolds. How awesome is that? I'm so flipping happy and excited. It's truly awesome. Does anyone know what something like this is worth? I appreciate any replies. Robin H.
  7. Okay...at 'script fly' the screen play can be obtained for $22.00 and it notes: IN HARM'S WAY [miss pps 134,196|http://forums.tcm.com/] (1965)....hmmm?? missing pages 134 and or through 196? I don't have a spare $22 bucks to found out though... :-) Wendell Mayes died in 1992...Impressive list of screenplays though; Sprit of St. Louis The Enemy Below The Poseiden Adventure North to Alaska Bank Shot Death Wish (1974-original) The Hunters (R. Mitchum) Anatomy of a Murder Von Ryan's Express Advise & Consent The Stalking Moon
  8. I think this is a historic movie mystery. I need to find out how to get a message to Bob O. or Manchiewicz... I believe that the original screenplay will show some kind of scenes where K. Douglas is in some kind of altercation with another crew member... (specific problem?) The statement Torrey makes to Eddington, then Eddington to Torrey on the bridge...after coming in with his rain slicker on, regarding having cut his problems/troubles down to size, to me, indicates there is a specific problem ... the talk earlier that morning isn't enough in my mind to connect to the later scene. I may never know. hahahaha... Thanks for your help though. Robin
  9. Thanks for your help but no... the identification of his wife and then the brawl are all after Torrey's ship returns to port. The beginning of the movie, leading up to and during the Pearl Harbor attack is where I believe there are some scenes that might indicate K. Douglas having some fight or something with someone who is taunting him about his trashy wife aboard the ship. Eddington doesn't know at that point about her being at an officer's party with an Air Force officer or skinny dipping or even getting killed in the car crash yet. Wish I had a copy of the original screenplay or if someone could take a gander at it. Best regards, Robin
  10. Thanks for your help... I still believe though there is more to it than a metaphore or symbolic. The storm (assuming it was a storm) had nothing to do with anyting in the film. It's pretty specific that Douglas/Eddington was off "doing" something. I think he was confronting someone else on the ship who was or had been antagonizing him about his trashy wife. I believe that there was a confrontation the night before on the ship, thus the sentry at the Captain's door... If those or that scene was cut out, then the other would also have to come out... the stimulus before Eddington comes into the Con with his rain slicker and it's something that the Capt was aware of. Eddington didn't know about his wife going out with the Air Force officer, or the skinny dipping on the beach or even that she died in a firey car crash. He is probably having problems with an officer aboard his ship in relation to his wife. I wish there was a copy of the original screen play to look up and see if there were any scenes to those effects. Thanks a lot for your help.
  11. Thanks for your time and attention. You basically covered all the things I did and still I believe there are scenes cut. You did confirm that my copy is the same as yours. Here's my thoughts. Since Capt. Torrey has woke up and awaiting someone (he calls the name "Larry") to come to attention, as in eating breakfast and conferring with at the beginning of their duty day (someone being K. Douglas/Eddington?), Torry goes to his cabin's door, opens it and sees that there is a sentry posted outside his door. Torry says "Oh, then it'll be bacon and eggs for me." Torrey then discards his shaving towel and leaves his cabin and goes down a hall to Eddington's office where he finds him asleep on the couch, unshaven, etc... I believe that scenes were cut where it may have shown some kind of violent/aggressive relationship between another crew member (probably an officer) and Eddington where someone has or is egging on Eddington about his trashy wife, thus the sentry there, guarding the captain and his obviously commander/executive officer's hallway. Perhaps there was a rucckus the night before between Eddington and the other antagonizing party... That would make sense in two ways. If there was yet another scene cut where Eddington and this antoganizing party confronting each other (just prior to Eddington's entry into the Conn where Torry asks him "Well, are your personal problems taken care of" as in did you get the fight over with...? and the reply, "Let's just say ther're cut down a size." Otherwise, there is still no stimulus for that scene or comment. I like the comment someone provided that it's a metaphore ... storm washing away....but it's not cohesive enough for me to assume that... the storm isn't even an aspect for the scenes before or after so I don't think that's the answer. Are there any books about Premminger and his movies and what happens to screenplays after the film has been made? I'll almost bet that there were scenes to those kind of effects...tying someone else on the ship to Eddington's wife and thus, a conflict between Eddington and that person. Remember, Eddington doesn't yet know about his wife being killed or even that she had been at the Officer's party the evening before with the Air Force Officer.... He does have problems with her which is evident by his being hung-over on the couch, wife's picture on his coffee table and Torry telling him you can't drink away your problems meaning the wife... I feel like this is now becomming a treasure hunt. If someone had the screenplay, there might be some clues there. Or, does anyone maintain an "uncut" version of the film??
  12. Thanks for replying. I was thinking the older actress in The Big Heat but now that you mention it, I've probably seen the Brando actress name and didn't associate with younger blonds in other movies. Thanks very much.
  13. Thanks for replying SansFin I appreciate the comments and I considered the fact that it was probably battery operated but like I said originally, it just bothered me...hahahaha :-) Btw: That movie entertains the heck out of me no matter how many times I watch it. The Uninvited is still one of the best "ghost" movies made. I can see where many ideas for "Poltergeist" came from. Regards, Robin
  14. thanks Mr. Dobbs. Hope you have wonderful vacations! :-)
  15. Missing Scene? In Harm's Way Posted: May 27, 2013 2:11 PM [preminger|http://forums.tcm.com/tags/preminger] , [duke|http://forums.tcm.com/tags/duke] , [john_wayne|http://forums.tcm.com/tags/john_wayne] , [wwii|http://forums.tcm.com/tags/wwii] , [pearl_harbor|http://forums.tcm.com/tags/pearl_harbor] , [us_navy|http://forums.tcm.com/tags/us_navy] , [kirk_douglas|http://forums.tcm.com/tags/kirk_douglas] [kirk_douglas|http://forums.tcm.com/abuse%21default.jspa?messageID=8761982|Click to report abuse...] [kirk_douglas|http://forums.tcm.com/post%21reply.jspa?messageID=8761982|Click to reply to this thread] I think the movie (or perhaps just my copy) is missing a scene. "In Harm's Way" starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Dana Andrews, Paula Prentiss, etc...by Otto Preminger At about 19 1/2 minutes in, following Halsey arriving at Pearl Harbor HQs to decide actions to take responding to the attack by the Japanese, the character Paul Eddington enters at John Wayne's ship and John Wayne (Rock Torry) asks him "Are all your personal problems resolved?" Kirk Douglas (Eddington) replies "They've been cut down to size." My question is, what is the stimulus for Eddidington's problems to become resolved. There is no indication why he enters the scene in a rain slicker ... from the previous scenes on this ship with the Captain (Torry) Wayne and him (Douglas) Commander Eddington. The audience knows that his wife (his problems) has been killed in a car accident but he (Eddington) doesn't know it yet and it seems to me that there was a scene between Wayne & Douglas that is missing... Any information? Thanks, Robin
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