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  1. Are you Richard Basehart?
  2. I believe that would be Kurosawa's Ran
  3. *This thread is hilarious. I had no idea there was ever any debate on the pronunciation of "Chico"!* *Someone point me in the Tuh-rone vs. Ty-rone Power thread....I've heard his name be pronounced so many ways over the years....and I believe his friends nicknamed him "Tae"....I'm sure someone has to be debating this somewhere on the planet!* Hi LoveFilmNoir: I also agree that this thread is a hoot. I don't mean to undervalue the importance of the subject to those debating it, since what is important to one is unimportant to another. However, the debate has made me chuckle a few times. Just out of curiosity, I checked youtube for a Tyrone Power clip, hoping to hear him pronounce his name. He was on What's My Line as a mystery guest. Arlene Francis guessed his identity and pronounced it "Tuh-rone." Sure enough, the host, John Daly, pronounced it "Tae-rone" and Mr. Power never said his own name. Let the debate begin! By the way, the clip is quite entertaining (especially the banter between Ms. Francis and Wally Cox). I don't know how to link, but youtubing TYRONE POWER will do the trick. Anyway, I have one of those first names that is always mispronounced and misspelled. I no longer correct people and just accept any of three versions.
  4. Excellent wild guess, Mr. Sixes. It's your board. For those interested, here's some info about the speech from reelclassics.com: One of the most moving scenes in MRS. MINIVER is its finale-- the speech made by the vicar (Henry Wilcoxon) to the local community assembled in their war -ravaged church, the walls held up by braces and the summer sky clearly visible through the rafters overhead. This scene had such an impact on American president Franklin D. Roosevelt, that at his request the text was broadcast over the Voice of America in Europe and was printed on millions of leaflets dropped over German-occupied territory. The Wilcoxon speech is frequently cited in books about Hollywood's World War II films as exemplary of the kind of filmmaking that helped mobilize the United States to war in defense of its English allies. The Vicar: We, in this quiet corner of England, have suffered the loss of friends very dear to us-- some close to this church: George West, choir boy; James Bellard, station master and bell ringer and a proud winner, only one hour before his death, of the Belding Cup for his beautiful Miniver rose; and our hearts go out in sympathy to the two families who share the cruel loss of a young girl who was married at this altar only two weeks ago. The homes of many of us have been destroyed, and the lives of young and old have been taken. There is scarcely a household that hasn't been struck to the heart. And why? Surely you must have asked yourself this question. Why in all conscience should these be the ones to suffer? Children, old people, a young girl at the height of her loveliness. Why these? Are these our soldiers? Are these our fighters? Why should they be sacrificed? I shall tell you why. Because this is not only a war of soldiers in uniform. It is a war of the people, of all the people, and it must be fought not only on the battlefield, but in the cities and in the villages, in the factories and on the farms, in the home, and in the heart of every man, woman, and child who loves freedom! Well, we have buried our dead, but we shall not forget them. Instead they will inspire us with an unbreakable determination to free ourselves and those who come after us from the tyranny and terror that threaten to strike us down. This is the people's war! It is our war! We are the fighters! Fight it then! Fight it with all that is in us, and may God defend the right. The film then closes with the congregation singing "Onward, Christian soldier" as the focus moves up through the gaps between the rafters to British fighters planes flying off to meet the enemy.
  5. Hi, Frank, Good guess, great flick, wrong answer. Here's the next clue: 2. Later on in the movie, our heroine ends up in a "School for Genteel Young Ladies" 1. In the first scenes of this "B" movie, the top-billed leading lady is a stowaway on a ship.
  6. Hello finance, That?s a good guess, but not the movie I?m looking for. I have no knowledge of any movie speech having been given the leaflet treatment other than the one I?m referring to in the question, but it?s possible that it?s not the only one. I?ll add that THE ACTOR IN THE MOVIE WAS PLAYING A VICAR. This is off-topic, but coincidentally, about five minutes before I read your post, I added The Mortal Storm to my ?record to DVD? list. TCM will play it on May 20, and I?ve never seen it. I?m really excited because I?m fascinated with Hollywood?s treatment of the war in Europe before Pearl Harbor.
  7. Hi Charlie, I have both those movies, so I'll look for him the next time i watch them. Here's the next trivia question: At the end of a classic movie, there is a speech which was translated into several languages and placed on leaflets which were dropped into German-occupied territories during WWII. Name the movie and the character actor who delivers the speech.
  8. Thanks phroso 1. In the first scenes of this "B" movie, the top-billed leading lady is a stowaway on a ship.
  9. Hi Charlie, That's Jim Thorpe, who hailed from the booming metropolis of Prague, in what is now Oklahoma. I never knew he appeared in so many movies. What's interesting is that he seems to be an uncredited bit player in most of them, sad for someone who was considered one of the greatest athletes of all time.
  10. Hi Phroso, That should be Carnival of Souls, which I think was the last "B" horror movie I ever watched. I was a kid and I remember it really scared me. I've forgotten most of the details, but I remembered the beginning of the movie.
  11. Hi cagney, How about Jimmy as Biff Grimes in "The Strawberry Blonde"
  12. Hi traceyk, Bingo! Nice work. Powell, Loy, Tracy and Harlow were some combo. The board's all yours.
  13. Thanks finance. Here's the question: Four movie stars (two males and two females of relatively equal status) are signed to do a movie. In the script, Female A ends up with Male A and Female B ends up with Male B. However, Female A lobbies the studio to switch roles with Female B so that Female A ends up with Male B in the movie (because Female A and Male B are real-life sweethearts). The studio denies the request, much to the chagrin of Female A. The result, however, is a delightful comedy that sits proudly on the resumes of all four actors. Female A would later admit that the studio was right in not switching the roles. Name the movie.
  14. Hello Finance, I?ve seen 12 angry Men at least a dozen times and my niece came over to watch it last weekend for a paper she was writing, so it?s pretty fresh in my mind. With her help, I pieced this together (more than the seven you mentioned): 1. Fonda?s an architect 2. Robert Webber?s an advertizing man 3. Cobb runs a messenger service 4. George Voskovek is a watchmaker 5. Begley owns garages 6. Warden?s a salesman 7. Marshall?s a broker 8. Fiedler works at a bank (probably a teller) 9. Balsam says he?s an assistant head coach for a high school, but that doesn?t mean that he does that exclusively for a living (I don?t think an assistant high school coach would get paid enough to survive). I?d be inclined to think that he holds some other position at the school like gym teacher. 10. George Voskovec says he was painting an apartment for 3 days once near some tracks, but that doesn?t necessarily mean that?s his occupation either now or then. We didn?t remember anything for the old man (Joseph Sweeney) or Klugman - sportswriter, medical examiner???? Oh, wait, that was much later. My God, what a tremendous cast! I don't know what the etiquette is for asking the next question, but I have one ready as soon as you acknowledge this answer.
  15. Hi ms b, You forgot to mention that in addition to not being a very good dancer or actress, Ms. Keeler was no great shakes in the vocal department either. Truly, she was what Cosmo Brown would have called a "triple threat." And yet... ... there's something about her on the screen. She's not beautiful, but I can't keep my eyes off her. Maybe she's not very good, but I can't help but root for her. It's like I'm at a high school play and my kid sister is playing the lead, and I'm watching and listening with my heart instead of my eyes and ears. Ms. Keeler was one of the few actresses who ever made me feel like that. P.S. Ms. Keeler starred in a revival of No No Nanette on Broadway back in the Seventies and I had really good seats. She still wasn't the greatest singer/actor/dancer, but she absolutely kicked butt in the role.
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