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OrlandoBill

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  1. Very many years ago and I can't remember if I saw it on TCM or the original AMC channel, the movie's period was set during or just after WWII in England. It was a British film. The story line, as I remember it, was of two identical twins, one a down and out bloke (Bro1), living on the streets of London. The other brother (Bro2) was a highly decorated war hero, perhaps just coming back from his was duties. I remember him almost always seen in uniform with his medals in full display. With this setting, the the lesser brother was extremely jealous of his successful and respected brother, s
  2. Many years ago, I saw a wonderful film with, with who I thought to be, Dirk Bogarde. The story line was about twin brothers, one who was a decorated WW II British commando, and the other was a down and out bum, who was very jealous of his brothers fame and social status. The jealously got so bad, the the bum killed his famous brother, then attempted to take on his life. I don't remember how the story progressed to this point, but the story culminated with the imposter brother in court, being accused of (again, I don't exactly recall) murder of his brother (the former bum). I searched/read
  3. You know its funny, as for *Assault on a Queen*, several times over the years I've written the Sinatra family, the apparent copyright holders, movie distributors, and a few others about this movie, and all I hear is crickets. While it's surely not technically up to date (like the underwater diving scenes are obviously shot in a big pool), some of the things I do love about this movie is the great Duke Ellington score, the story line is plausible, and the cast is well rounded. For me personally, this was my very first movie I recorded (the second was my all time favorite Sinatra movie, Pal Joey
  4. I really love movies and classics in particular. I also pride myself in having a fairly large library of movies, with about 75% I would consider classic (pre mid 60's), mostly of the WWII (and some Korea) era genre (late 30's to early 50's), and most of those about military subjects. But mixed in are many 30's to 50's film nior types as well. However, of all the classic movies I've seen and enjoyed which I don't have in my library (which I've been building since the early 80's on 1st generation VHS), there are five (5) movies in particular that I've had no luck finding on any video format.
  5. Not sure if this is the place to post this, but here goes. This is my short list of favorite classic movies that I've seen in the past (some not shown for more than 20, and not on DVD), but just don't get air play. All have "A" list stars, but seems to slip through the programming cracks. 36 Hours (James Garner) Assault On A Queen (Frank Sinatra) Away All Boats (Jeff Chandler) Bombers B-52 (Karl Malden) Bridges at Toko-Ri (William Holden) Carbine Williams (James Stewart) The Crowded Sky (Dana Andrews) Darby's Rangers (James Garner) The Great Impostor (Tony Curtis) Houdini (Toni Cu
  6. OK, here's my short list of movies that can't be found anywhere, BUT should be on DVD. All have "A" list stars, but somehow slipped through the cracks. 36 Hours (James Garner) Assault On A Queen (Frank Sinatra) Away All Boats (Jeff Chandler) Bombers B-52 (Karl Malden) Bridges at Toko-Ri (William Holden) Carbine Williams (James Stewart) The Crowded Sky (Dana Andrews) Darby's Rangers (James Garner) The Great Impostor (Tony Curtis) Houdini (Toni Curtis) The Mountain Road (James Stewart) PT-109 (Cliff Robertson) Robinson Crusoe On Mars (Paul Mantee) Strategic Air Command (James St
  7. Hey, no problem. I'm new to the boards, but a very long time fan of TCM. I guess the point I'm trying to make is not to say that TCM should switch to all HD, but by "broadcasting" in HD mode would at least help minimize the cable and satellite companies urge to send out their TCM signal in reduced bandwidth fashion, and therefore reducing the picture quality. I have Adelphia (now Comcast), and even though TCM is on a digital channel, the picture isn't all that great (a little washed out, etc.), which is typical of reduced bandwidth transmissions. This was the same with Dish Network.
  8. No, no, no. Yes, yes, yes, No, no, no, Yess, yess, yess, Nooooo, nooooo, noooo .....
  9. I've been a die hard fan of TCM for as long as they have been on the air. My take on TCM moving to HD is two fold. First, its clear that many of the movies shown on TCM are not (and probably never will be) available in "HD" format, and most are full screen versions in any case. However, I've lived in Connecticut, Ohio, California, and currently in Florida (w/digital HD cable), and in almost all cases, the cable providers (and Disk Network at one time) placed TCM on either a not so the great analog channel, or low bandwidth digital channel. Because of this, the video quality is less than de
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