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  1. Thanks to everyone who has responded so far--those are some great suggestions! I, too, hope to see more silent films, but I don't even know which of those are available in decent prints. For the most part, though, I'm assuming that any old Warners, MGM or RKO film that has a print good enough to be shown on TCM is fair game for the Archives. (I still can't get over titles like Sweet Kitty Bellairs being included in the Archives series!)
  2. There have been several threads posted about the Warner Archive DVD series, some pro- and some con-. I'm grateful to the series myself--despite being pricier than the average DVD, the series has included many titles I thought I'd never be able to own at home. But--since we classic movie fans are never satisfied--there are a number of titles not yet released that I'd like to see. My current wish list includes: Life Begins (1932) In Caliente (1935) Broadway Gondolier (1935) I Married a Doctor (1936) The Singing Marine (1937) From This Day Forward (1946) Two Guys from Texas (1948)
  3. I just received my most recent order of Archive DVDs from the WB Shop. The items shipped in less than a week. I've bought 11 of the Archive titles so far (I especially love those lesser-known 1930s Warners musicals like "Colleen" and "Shipmates Forever") and hope they continue to release more. Right now there are 14 titles on my "wish" list, all originally released by Warners or RKO, including "The Last Flight," "I Married a Doctor," "Night Song," "Give Me Your Heart," "She's Working Her Way through College" and "The Girl Most Likely."
  4. On Dec. 27th TCM is showing "This Thing Called Love," a 1941 screwball comedy with Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas. I've never seen that film and thought I also had read somewhere that it is one of the notorious "rights problems" films that can't be shown on TV. So if it actually is broadcast there will be cheers from my house!
  5. Thank you both for your replies! I always try to check the TCM schedules carefully, but it looks like over the years I've missed a few of the movies I've been waiting for! Arrgh!
  6. Hi, all! Thanks to TCM, the list of classic movies I've never seen has shrunk considerably over the years. I've seen practically everything I want to see from the MGM, Warners and RKO catalogues especially. Except--there are a few titles from those studios I don't think TCM has ever shown (and I'm not referring to the famous examples of "rights problems" films like "Letty Lynton," "The Constant Nymph," "The Blue Veil," etc.) Does anyone know if TCM has ever shown these movies: Viennese Nights (1930--early Technicolor musical with Romberg/Hammerstein score) It's a Wise Child (1931; Ma
  7. Back in the late 1970s and into the 1980s, both WGN and TBS used to show a cut-down, 30-minute version of "Carol Burnette Show" reruns, and I got to see many of the movie parodies. Here are the ones I remember (with film's original title followed by the parody title): Gone With the Wind/Went with the Wind Mildred Pierce/Mildred Fierce Torch Song/Torchy Song Born to Be Bad/Raised to be Rotten (this was one of my favorites, too) Waterloo Bridge/Waterloo Bilge Double Indemnity/Double Calamity Random Harvest/Rancid Harvest Rebecca/Rebecky National Velvet/Rational Velvet Babes in Arms/
  8. Speaking of Fox movies, on the 23rd TCM is showing "A Royal Scandal (1945)," which I believe is a TCM premiere. The film is a wonderful comedy/farce about Catherine the Great of Russia, and the cast includes Tallulah Bankhead (in what some say is her best film performance), Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, handsome William Eythe (in what is definitely his best film performance), and Vincent Price. The film is a remake of Ernst Lubitch's 1924 silent "Forbidden Paradise" with Pola Negri. Lubitch was to have directed "A Royal Scandal" but I believe he fell ill and Otto Preminger stepped in. I
  9. Thank you both--those replies are helpful! I have not watched the 1929 version on TCM since the mid-1990s, and at that time, they showed the main feature only. You're right--the film footage of the prologue is lost but the sound (at least parts of it) remain. I did happen to catch part of the prologue when the 1929 "Show Boat" was shown--maybe around 2002?--and TCM simply showed an "Overture" title card while the sound played. If the TCM Programmer happens to see this e-mail--I hope you will show the film with prologue. It looks like the movies before and after "Show Boat" have running
  10. Hi, all! I notice that TCM USA has the first screen version of "Show Boat (1929)" scheduled for Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 pm. I have a question about the movie's length. It seems to me the past few times TCM has shown the film, they show it with the audio-only musical prologue, featuring performers from the 1927 Broadway version of "Show Boat" (talk about essential cultural history!). But when the movie is shown with prologue, doesn't it run more than 2 hours? Anyone recall seeing the 1929 version shown before with prologue, and how long the running time was?
  11. Hibi, glad someone gave you the title to "Storm Warning"--I hadn't had a chance to reply yet. I know TCM showed "Storm Warning" at least once--but I think that was back in about 1999! It seems that the 1950 and after Warner Bros. movies are rarities on TCM, with certain exceptions (they've been showing "Track of the Cat" rather often lately). I hope they will dip into the Warners vault for more of their 1950s musicals. In fact, after I see "Starlift," the ONLY film musical from the 1950s I want to see and have not yet seen is from Warners: 1951's "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine" wit
  12. "Starlift" on April 5, is--from what I've read--a so-so Korean War follow-up to all those wonderful WW II films in which a studio's big stars appear as themselves to salute our Armed Forces. So why am I so excited about seeing it? Because it is the only one of the 39 films made by my beloved Doris Day that I have never seen! Thank you, TCM!!
  13. A Wallace Reid film I saw last year was "The Woman God Forgot," another opus starring Geraldine Farrar and directed by deMille. It was shown by Films on the Hill, a classic film society here in Washington, DC. They were able to get a quite decent print. The movie itself was fun--an a-historical but engrossing romantic tale about the Incas and the invading Spaniards. One Reid film I would like to see is "Forever," a 1921 version of "Peter Ibbetson" (I saw the 1935 sound remake years ago on AMC and was spellbound by it). I've never seen "Forever" on a list of "lost" films, but I guess that d
  14. Thanks, lzcutter, that's very helpful! I won't try to "reclaim" the original post since I think I got most of it in the re-send. But I appreciate the helpful information!
  15. Sorry--I did not intend to post a one-word reply. For some reason most of my message disappeared when I hit "post"! I meant to say: I saw "Sailing Along" earlier this year after purchasing seven Jessie Matthews films on VHS from the "Hollywood Gold" label. The films were "Good Companions," "Friday the Thirteenth," "Evergreen," "First a Girl," "It's Love Again," "Gangway" and "Sailing Along." I found all of the films highly enjoyable and hope TCM shows more. "Sailing" was something of a departure from Matthews' earlier films--the pace was more leisurely and the plotting less "screwball." T
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