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  1. Good Stuff and isn't it Barney Fife not Fike?? Actually, whenever Barney did something "heroic" worth newspaper recognition, the newspaper always screwed up his last name. It drove the deputy nuts. Thanks for your responses. I'll post to this thread as time allows. Have a great New Year!
  2. Thank you. Please let me know if you run across any current info.
  3. Those who are hard core The Andy Griffith Show fans probably notice where my screen name originated. Yes, I'm a huge fan. One of the many reasons is the effort of the show staff to bring in stars of film classics as guest stars. Most had minor rolls in film, but you'd certainly recognize them. If you will allow me, I'd love to tell you of their contributions to my favorite television show and point out some of their film work. Some may surprise you. Thanks.
  4. Scout, Jem and Dill from To Kill a Mockingbird.
  5. Curious if anyone has info on whether Disney's Scarecrow (Patrick McGoohan) mini-series was ever a full length film and available on DVD. Thanks.
  6. Barney, as for your comment about seeing Father Goose 457 times, maybe you should think of others besides yourself and realize some people have not seen it and would rather see it for the first time without the idiotic pop ups on the screen. Noted. Does thinking of others besides yourself include not ridiculing others for simply offering an opinion on a subject? Is this the way it is around here? I can go toe-to-toe just as well as the next, but that's not why I'm here. I'm here to enjoy company of others who (whom, english profs?) enjoy TCM and what it offers. If you're lookin' for a fight, that ring is in the next tent, bub. I'm a lover. Not a fighter. Best of luck to any of you dealing with personal issues.
  7. I'm a Corona guy. Apologies for derailing your thread for a moment. Perhaps it will recover.
  8. > Maybe the fine wine will spice things up. For sure. New Years is the only time I really indulge in wine. Mrs. Fike loves to liquor me up and whip my fanny in Scrabble. Wine will probably bring the same result. Happy New Year.
  9. The wife and I usually lay low New Year's Eve. May join friends for an early evening. Most likely be the two of us, cats Delmar and Pete, Scrabble and a fine wine at home. Exciting, huh?
  10. ClassicFan30, What scene(s) in Forrest Gump? Just curious. Thanks.
  11. A few nostalgic railroad DVDs, combo nail clipper/ bottle opener (extra handy for saltwater flats fishing w/ cold beverages) and two years of "Now Playing".
  12. With only a brushing acquaintance with the truth, "Broadway" offers a glimpse of the early speakeasy life of George Raft. Raft plays himself, a good idea as later attempts would prove no one else could ever portray him. It is a bowdlerized version of his time as a dancer employed in the nightclub of Texas Guinan - here renamed Lil. This George Raft is all about work, pines for only one woman, and never met a gangster he liked - so far from reality it has to provoke a smile. But its heart, and his, is in the right place. The movie is completely worth seeking out for the all too brief George Raft style of dance. Too rare were the films that allowed him to exhibit that "fastest dancer in New York" technique. Raft was past 45 when he shot this and was recreating moves from his 20s, and that alone is impressive. The boy could still move! Raft's poker pal Pat O'Brien gets to play a wise cop again, and bombastic Broderick Crawford is a real scene-stealer as the bootlegging gang leader with a penchant for murder. A major problem with the film is its complete neglect of setting. There is no attempt to create the styles of the late 1920s, which would have added so much atmosphere (and truth). It could have used a lot more grit as well. http://imdb.com/title/tt0034549/
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