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  1. If it was Barbara Stanwyck you have a fair choice of films with a somewhat similar plot. Beside Always Good-Bye, there is also Stella Dallas, So Big and Forbidden. I would suggest that Frank Capra's "Forbidden" (starring Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, and Ralph Bellamy) is closest to your description, but it is from 1932, not the 1940s' Sorry.
  2. The Cylinder Archive http://www.archive.org/details/cylindertransfer and The 78 RPMs collection http://www.archive.org/details/78rpm are part of the Open Source Audio collection at the Internet Archive. The former is definitely from the acoustic recording era, while the later includes both acoustic and electronic recordings. All are in the Public Domain. Sound quality varies. Look around while you are there, the Internet Archive is an amazing resource.
  3. Dietrich Nosferatu or Dr. Caligari
  4. >, implying that those of us who like ?Old Time Movies? resemble Southern > religious fanatics of the kind that are in the ?Inherit the Wind? movie. Schedule too many movies from the 1980's and we will resemble those townspeople from Young Frankenstein.
  5. My story is like that of johnm_001 By the time I was eight years old, my parents had taken me to about four movies (Abbott & Costello and Ma & Pa Kettle) when we got our first B&W nine inch television set. The only TV station we could receive that night showed a movie, and did so every evening. In that first week I saw more black and white, nine inch movies than I had in the preceding eight years of my life. Two weeks later, my father finished erecting the antennae, and we could then get three different channels. I then had something new ? a choice of movies. Over the years, more TV stations broadcasting longer hours sprang up and filled many of those hours with old movies. Soon I could, if I wished, watch movies as long as I could stay awake, watching The Sunrise Movie, The Morning Movie, Movies at Noon, The Afternoon Matinee, The Supper Show, The Prime Time Movie, the Late Show, and The Late Late Show. It was a bit like having TCM, but with commercials and snow.
  6. Charles Chaplin: The Gold Rush John Wayne: Rio Bravo Marilyn Monroe: Bus Stop Ingrid Bergman: Intermezzo James Stewart: Mr.Smith Goes To Washington Cary Grant: Bringing Up Baby Henry Fonda: The Ox-Bow Incident Greta Garbo: Ninotchka Errol Flynn: The Adventures of Robin Hood Ginger Rogers: Top Hat Audrey Hepburn: Roman Holiday James Cagney: One, Two, Three Sidney Poitier: Lilies of the Field Gary Cooper: High Noon Sean Connery: Dr. No. (Actually I was stuck with James Bond, and took me a second or two to come up with a title.) Rita Hayworth: Pal Joey Humphrey Bogart: To Have And To Have Not Peter Sellers: The Party Robert Donat: Goodbye, Mr. Chips George Raft: Bataan (I was confused at first because I remembered Back to Bataan, but knew that was not right) Peter Lorre: The Mask of Dimitrios (Strange!) Marlon Brando: Guys And Dolls Gene Kelly: The Three Musketeers (I must have had it on my mind.) Robert Redford: All The President?s Men Olivia de Havilland: The Snake Pit Joan Crawford: Mildred Pierce Robert DeNiro: Taxi Driver Orson Welles: Citizen Kane Tyrone Power: Witness for the Prosecution Paul Muni: Angel on My Shoulder Fred Astaire: Top Hat Clint Eastwood: Dirty Harry Spencer Tracy: Inherit The Wind Gregory Peck: Captain Newman M.D. Laurence Olivier: Pride and Prejudice Doris Day: Pillow Talk Elizabeth Taylor: National Velvet Barbara Stanwyck: Ball of Fire Jack Lemmon: The Apartment Katherine Hepburn: The Lion In Winter Bette Davis: Now, Voyager Kirk Douglas: The Vikings Boris Karloff: Frankenstein William Holden: Golden Boy Marx Brothers: Horse Feathers Walt Disney: Bambi Buster Keaton: The General Vivien Leigh: Gone With The Wind Judy Garland: Wizard of Oz Robert Mitchum: Two for the Seesaw Alfred Hitchcock: The Birds Frank Capra: Mr. Deeds Goes To Town James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause Alan Ladd: Shane Some are obvious first thoughts, some favorite films, but the others must be because I have seen or discussed them recently, perhaps. Apparently, thinking of Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire makes me think of Top Hat, and vice versa.
  7. Having worked in the public eye (including television programming for nearly a decade) I have formed a theory about audience feedback. If TCM is getting an equal number of complaints that they are airing too many/not enough movies from the thirties, not enough/too many movies from the 1950s, too many Western and not enough Musicals/too many Musicals and not enough Westerns, people objecting to Letterboxing/people who believe that every movie should be in Letterbox, and that TCM is airing too many/not enough b&w films, then TCM is probably doing the best that can be done in their situation. Certainly, TCM shows films I don?t wish to see, but they also show movies which I very much do wish to see, movies I only think that I might wish to see because I have only heard about them before, and movies I have not so much as even heard of previously. No one can please everybody, but if the complaints from the various sides of all the myriad conflicts of opinion are roughly even, that is about all anyone can ask. My 1.72 cents worth. (2 cents Canadian)
  8. Pet Food Co. Knew Of Problem Last Month In Tests Of Food After Complaints, As Many As 1 In 6 Animals Died; Cause Still A Mystery Quote: (CBS/AP) As many as one in six animals died in tests of suspect dog and cat food by the manufacturer last month after complaints the products were poisoning pets around the country, the government said Monday. . . . . . . Menu Foods told the FDA it received the first complaints of kidney failure and deaths among cats and dogs from pet owners on Feb. 20. It began new tests on Feb. 27. . . . . . . The recall now covers dog food sold throughout North America under 51 brands and cat food sold under 40 brands, including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. The food was sold under both store and major brand labels at Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway and other large retailers.. . . . . . The FDA has yet to tally how many reports it has received of cats and dogs suffering kidney failure or death. The company has reported just 10 deaths, of nine cats and a single dog. . . . . . . "We are still trying to find out what the true picture is out there of animals. We're talking about 1 percent of the pet food (supply) and it's really just impossible to extrapolate at this point," Sundlof said.. . . Link to Story: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/20/national/main2587087.shtml?source=mostpop_story
  9. > there's a thread just for us oldies but goodies. When I searched for an image of those old desk I learned that they are now referred to as Victorian school desks. I'm not THAT old! But I spent the first couple of years in a one-room country school house, and the facilities were nothing if not primitive. When we moved into the city, I went from have 37 school mates to having approximately 1,200.
  10. > Isn't there a really, REALLY old version of 20,000 Leagues? > I haven't seen it. But I think I heard that. The 1916 version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is freely available either as a streaming video or as a download at the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/20000LeaguesUndertheSea I warn you that the image quality may not be up to the standards to which you are accustomed. Quote from Internet Archive description: The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was not known in the silent era as premier producer of motion pictures. Yet, in 1916 they produced a film that could not be made effectively without expensive special effects and special photography. The novel had previously been made as short films in 1907 by Georges M?li?s and in 1913 by French company ?clair.) Marshalling the expertise underwater experts Ernest and George Williamson, Universal financed the extensive production which would require location photography, large sets, exotic costumes, sailing ships, and a full-size navigable mock-up of the surfaced submarine Nautilus.
  11. A link to the IMDb citation for The Farmer was in my first post answering your question.
  12. > The 'celebrities' who occupy some of today's films > may eventually prove themselves to be 'actresses' but > I would prefer, for now, to let them be... I believe that distinction was once covered by the term 'starlet'.
  13. > Do you mean being able to watch movies on the computer? > Why would anyone want to do that? They would continue to watch movies on their expensive large screen in-home theaters, but the cable-grade (or greater) signal would be delivered on demand via broadband cable, as called up either by computer, or by a built in terminal linked to their service providers.
  14. > And George Smith > is such a common name - my first boss's husband was > even named that. Did you ask him if he ever made movies wearing a diaper?
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