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Everything posted by FloydDBarber

  1. I remember seeing this movie on television in the 1950's and I will never forget it. Joan Davis had a comedic role as a woman with an awful stutter. Whenever she would get stuck on a word she would punch herself in the jaw and there would be a very loud sound effect like someone hitting a woodblock. Can anyone tell me the name of the movie and when it was made? Seems like it was in the mid 1930's. A local television station in Baltimore showed a lot of old films and I remember this one, Penrod and Sam, Henry Aldrich and others.
  2. I find a strange fascination for his character in Out of the Past. He looks lika a hulking giant but does not project pure evil. He does what he has to do for his boss. If it involves bumping someone off he will do it. Everything is matter of fact. His first encounter with Mitchum is more like old friends. He is nothing like the two arrogant, sarcastic hitmen in The Killers. Too bad he only appeared in a few movies. Maybe because of his size he was not leading man material.
  3. Remember this character from Kiss Me Deadly? He was the owner of the modern art museum. He never gets one word of dialogue because he takes a bottle of sleeping pills before Mike Hammer can reach him for questioning. As great a movie as this is I have two questions. 1) Would a man who has ingested a bottle of sleeping pills still be alive? 2) Would he be snoring 10 seconds after he takes the sleeping pills? Would he be snoring at all? I love the movie. I own it on vhs and dvd, but there are a few screwy moments that make no sense. Maybe it is why I love the film because it is so surreal.
  4. I think she was in Man With the Golden Arm. Interesting movie with Arnold Stang in a serious role and Sinatra as a drummer.
  5. thanks for the haircut
  6. I am all for togetherness. Why should there be multiple passes anyway? Just make the really special events extra for those that can afford it. Since I will be retired, even the $299 pass is pricey when I tack on airfare and hotel. I know it may be a once in a lifetime event for me, but I like the idea of everyone being equal with that option of attending the special or formal events. But what do I know? I do attend some dance events with only one price but with options for special events. What I like about the approach is that everyone is together most of the time and you can pick and choose how you spend certain hours of the day. I am just posting based on my thought of what it would seem like with multiple choices for passes. Do you still get together as one group for many events? Edited by: FloydDBarber on Nov 21, 2011 2:32 PM Edited by: FloydDBarber on Nov 21, 2011 2:35 PM
  7. I really like to see comedians in dramatic roles and dramatic actors in comedies. Jonathan Winters did very well in a Twilight Zone episode, Don Rickles has done a few dramatic roles. Robin Williams is great, when given a good script. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau also were great in almost everything. Any others come to mind?
  8. My favorite sidekick was Nick from Kiss Me Deadly. Va Va Voom, Pretty Pow.
  9. Now that there is a Jerry Lewis thread going, I thought I would make another post. I love goofy movies. The goofier the better. Bring on The Pink Panther, Casino Royale, Mr Bean, The Great Race, Luv, The Party, What's Up Tiger Lily. All those movies that may not have a lot of heavy content, but are really fun to watch. I can't mention them all. I am concentrating on those made in the 1960's or later. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Nov 3, 2011 2:19 PM
  10. Don't forget the Geisha Boy and the Disorderly Orderly. All were very funny. I saw the Ladies Man in 1961 when I was 11. I will never forget Miss Wellenmelon. The funniest scene for me was when Jerry pulled a single thread from the mobsters suit. Also The Count Basie Band appearing out of nowhere in the strange white room. Jerry had a knack for hiring the best character actors too.
  11. I also used to like Sally Field, Susan Dey and Pam Dawber. The girl next door type for me. I don't know what to think of Natalie Wood after reading about her affair with Nicholas Ray when she was 17 and Ray was 44 and directing Rebel Without a Cause. And we say kids grow up too fast these days.
  12. I was meaning someone to date or marry. Someone who you think would be compatible with you based on their personality on screen.
  13. Were there any actors or actresses who did not seem unattainable and might have been exactly your type? Not Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe or Barbara Stanwick. I mean the perfect person for you. I think Cathy O'Donnell is as close to perfect for my personality type as anyone I have seen on film. I don't mean now that I am old, but maybe when I was 35 and she was in her prime. She was a bit older than some of the roles she portrayed. In They Live by Night she may have been 26 and her role was a girl of 18 or 19. Maybe I like the shy, innocent type and not the glamour queens. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Oct 26, 2011 2:25 PM Edited by: FloydDBarber on Oct 26, 2011 2:29 PM
  14. My mother is 81 and exercises 3 times a week, I have a friend, over age 75, who plays on a seniors baseball team. He is the oldest player in the seniors division. I know a woman in her late 70's who swing dances once or twice a week. We are living in a time when people do not have to give up when they turn 65. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Oct 15, 2011 11:14 AM
  15. I have never found out why he has been gone for 4 or 5 months. Where I work we never have 4 month vacations. We even have to return ASAP from extended sick leave. And we get burned out all the time.
  16. No one gave it a second thought when Joe E Brown worked with Olivia de Havilland (as his love interest) when he was about 43 and she was still a teenager. His youthful appearance allowed him to portray characters much younger. I don't think age was ever mentioned in the films.
  17. Is it my imagination or does "users" sound drug related? Can't it be 18 " forum member(s)" ?
  18. I think Berry sounds nicer than Beery. Maybe he would have kicked my butt. I can run pretty fast though.
  19. I am unable to login using Firefox. The progress bar stripes do not move and the icon to the left of the address bar flashes constantly. Edited by: FloydDBarber on Jul 10, 2011 10:12 PM
  20. Don't know why I like this move. The acting is awful, it has the worst child actor in history (Danny). I think it is the vivid colors and the nostalgic feel of being 8 years old again.
  21. Does anyone know the truth about Ted Healy? Ever since I read that Wallace Berry (and several mafia hoods) might have been responsible for beating Healy to death, I feel uneasy whenever I see Berry in an old movie. Come to think of it he did look strong enough to do some serious damage in a fight. But what is the truth?
  22. My gripe with commercial television is that the programmers are idiots. If you want to show 30% more commercials then extend the movie's ending time by 30%. Why do movie channels have to have a strict schedule? Movie channels should be able to show uncut movies by extending the time frame. Network programs don't have that option because they are designed to fit in a 30, 60, 90 minute timeframe. Movies are not. Each movie has a different running time.
  23. I am wondering if Osbourne is bound by a script? If he knew a fact was incorrect would he actually amend the script on air? As long as he is 70% correct he is far better than me.
  24. How could I have missed Jean Simmons when I was a kid? She was incredibly beautiful. Could Audry Hepburn have overshadowed her? Maybe there wasn't room for two British female superstars.
  25. I have never understood why TCM was the only commercial free station. Could it be Ted Turner actually believes in the station? From what I can understand, the specialty stations SyFy (or whatever they call it now), AMC and others, are existing for profit where TCM is existing for quality. Yes, there are ads on TCM but they are ads that are not bothersome and they represent a product actually connected to the station itself. Movies. I just wanted TCM to know that the only reason I have cable television is for TCM. I just wish someone can explain why one station out of hundreds actually takes pride in itself. Can it be Ted Turner? If so, why are there not others like him? Someone, somewhere must care about the future of television. Cable is taking over television and all the ads are still there.
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