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Everything posted by Dimitrios

  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.
  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.) R
  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 situat
  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
  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 pr
  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?
  15. If you mean the clip that shows children and adults wearing what appears to be the cut out photographed faces of recognizable movie stars as masks, then that is a promo (promotional announcement) for TCM?s Star of the Month series. (Gene Kelly this month). As such, it would be intended for on-air use only, I imagine. I doubt that they get enough interest in their promos to make it worth their while to make copies available elsewhere. You could try addressing a request to the TCM promotion department for a list of the approximate times that it will be aired. (As someone who once spent
  16. From a user review of The Farmer in the IMDb: " . . . The film starts with the lead, Kiel Martin (Gary Conway) in a train, and how he gets beat up and kicked off a train for helping a black soldier buy a drink . . ."
  17. Dick Powell for also singing and Robert Montgomery for his bewitching daughter. Old enough to remember when only one family on the block had a television set.
  18. Dick Powell could sing and dance better, and then he turned his career around and proved he could act in a dramatic role. So old that I know how to use an ink well. Spelling was corrected by Dimitrios
  19. > No burning of fashion houses in the > description, but some elements match. > > Sandy K In A New Kind of Love Paul Newman is a blocked journalist, who thinks that Joanne Woodward is who she pretends to be, Mimi, a fille de joie, and pays her to recount her amatory exploits, which he translates into descriptions of sporting events for his column. Marvin Kaplan is on hand to snicker at Paul's newly invigorated columns, and Maurice Chevalier sings ?Mimi.? Not even the Hays Code would have been burned, had it still been in effect.
  20. In the short term, there is a limited audience for classic era (especially b&w) movies, although the efforts of TCM are doubtless having the effect of expanding that audience by exposing a younger audience to films which they would otherwise never get the chance to see. By having a mixture of genres and styles of film, it is more likely that the audience?s taste in classic movies might grow, whereas sequestering specific genres to the ghetto of a specialty channel, the growth of interest in the specific genre by the general interest audience, or the general audience in that specific g
  21. Are you certain about Lee Marvin? There is a film titled The Farmer aka Blazing Revenge that was released in 1977, but it starred Gary Conway as a character named Kyle Martin who was a Silver Star winning soldier back from WWII. An extremely graphic exploitation film that narrowly missed an X rating for violence, which one might expect to see at a drive in. If that sounds possible, check the IMDb: http:// http://imdb.com/title/tt0072975/
  22. I, too, retain memories of a novelty harmonica group that appeared on television during the fifties. I remember then as Jerry and the Harmonicats. http://www.harmonicats.com/history1.htm
  23. My Life from 1993. You can find more information at the Internet Movie Database site.
  24. For a three-year-old child, I would recommend Walt Disney's animated film from 1995, Pocahontas. Later, Walt Disney's The Light In The Forest from 1958 would probably be my first live action film suggestion. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1994, about an aboriginal who met the the Mayflower is another. You had best preview the film before passing it to your son, although I cannot recall any gross language, I do remember some rather gross visuals about living conditions in England. Finally, there is John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn from 1964, but wait until
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