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Everything posted by path40a

  1. Now I want to watch it again!! You're in luck, it's on TCM this Saturday (September 2nd) at 3:15 PM ET!
  2. The first week of September (starting Friday) has some notables worth mentioning: I haven't seen The Mouse That Roared (1959) with Peter Sellers, and will be looking forward to this TCM premiere Friday night in prime-time (unless I'm watching the U.S. Open instead;-) Saturday's lineup is very good from 10 AM to 3:30 AM ET with only a few bumps (early) in between. Sunday's lineup includes what was to be the TCM premiere of Robert Duvall's Oscar winning performance in Tender Mercies (1983), but this one actually aired earlier this month when he replaced Doris Day during Summer Under
  3. Judith, I hope you will consider participating (I loved reading through your imdb.com reviews, thanks for sharing your 'handle'). I saw your question, before you edited it, and wanted to post links to the two previous challenge threads for you, and other newer contributors that may not have been here: http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=77842&start=210#7781430 http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=80124&start=135#7794350
  4. I agree, if more time (another week?) is needed to get more participation, great. In addition to those regular challenge participants, I would truly love to see first time entries from: movieman, JackBurley, songbird, coffeedan, mongo, vallo, feaito, bollywood, DavidE, moira, sandy, Edgecliff, NZ, and so many of the others (newbies through veterans; sorry if I inadvertently left 'you' out) who have contributed their vast film knowledge to these boards. I hope that they will consider doing the challenge first, before just accepting somebody else's invitation to be their Guest Programmer.
  5. Thank you very much for your response, tcmprogrammer! I know we will all look forward to more information on the subject. Additionally, I was asking a question about the "sticky note" capability Lynn had asked for initially, a way for frequently asked questions to be easily accessible and pointed to since many of the same questions arise time after time. Perhaps TCMWebAdmin can provide more info on that subject. Thanks again.
  6. Kyle, this looks like a great challenge! Thanks for doing it. I (for one) have been silent on this topic because I didn't think I'd have the time to participate. But, after reading your exciting 'new' (flexible) rules, and the fact that I'll have till October 1st to complete my entry, I'm pretty sure that I can find the time to try my hand at this again.
  7. I like this one too and thought one of the most impressive things, other than the dual (or duel) father figure roles (I'm always keen to these) you've mentioned, is the tasks John Wayne and/or his character can do. A man of the West had to be able to do so many things and Wayne the veteran Western actor provides his role with what it takes (e.g. he's up to the demands of the part).
  8. I don't know if you just missed The Professionals (1966) with Claudia Cardinale, about whom Burt Lancaster's character says "That's a lot of woman there. Beautiful, classy, and guts. Hard enough to kill ya and soft enough to change ya" but the women who've made the most impact in Westerns I've seen include those who've inspired or more subtly led the male lead to their great feat(s). Cardinale plays another strong role in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). Other tough gals I can recall include: Marlene Dietrich, of course, as has been mentioned (though I don't think anyone listed Ranch
  9. Well, she did it again ... and I don't mean to pick on her. If anyone watched last night's TCM Essential intro to Gunga Din (1939), a film which Robert Osborne said would be in his top 5, Molly Haskell said it was like "Animal House in India" with all the childish, bad boy behavior. Kudos to 'Bob' for not jumping out of his chair at her;-)
  10. Did anyone see James Stewart in Important News (1936) last night? Charles 'Chic' Sale was the lead of this cute little short (there's info on imdb.com for anyone who's interested) and I'm somewhat surprised that Stewart was in it, uncredited, given the fact that he'd already made a couple of other films at this point. In any case, who was the uncredited boy? It certainly looked a lot like Jackie Cooper, who would have been about the right age (13-14) to play the part. Anyone know definitively?
  11. Van Johnson was one of those affable, good looking MGM studio guys who had just enough appeal to hang around for as long as his type was required. He was most often cast (or perhaps is just best known for his roles) in war films and/or musicals. He played the drafted son, and Mickey Rooney?s big brother in The Human Comedy (1943), but things really took off when he was cast opposite June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven in Two Girls and a Sailor (1944). After appearing in The White Cliffs of Dover (1944), he played the lead in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944), the true story of James Doolittle?s
  12. Any updated information concerning this functionality? Lynn has had to post her "films availability" info several times in the past couple of months and Kyle's TCM programming challenge (which causes questions about what's in the library; e.g. coffeedan's post) is coming soon. Thanks for any info. Of course, being able to see via the movie database which titles are/aren't licensed and eligible for airing on your channel (a capability we used to have) is also desirable. Thanks again!
  13. More evidence that TCM's programmers have read our challenge entries and used our ideas on the schedule: Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Last Hurrah (1958), 1776 (1972), and the continuation of MattHelm's Saturday morning Superman serial idea!
  14. Thanks for the recommendation. Unfortunately, Joan of Arc (1949) is not likely to air on TCM, but I have added it to my Netflix queue. Thanks again!
  15. You might want to try this thread: http://forums.tcm.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=1230&start=120#27071 or one of many others already out there.
  16. It will be on November 28th: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/month/?cid=&timezone=EST&oid=11/1/2006
  17. Yes, I remember that post from tcmprogrammer because Wings (1927) was among the early Paramount films to which they've acquired the rights (in 2007, I believe). That's another one I haven't seen, so I can't wait;-)
  18. I would love to see that film DavidE, it was recommended to me a long time ago but, alas, it's not on DVD nor does it air on TCM.
  19. In the final accounting, Fonda was in more films but Stewart's were better box-office (though the former's numbers were bigger in the 1960's; according to the-numbers.com). Many of Fonda's were more serious message pictures whereas Stewart played several more affable, even endearing characters. Both actor's enjoyed great, memorable roles with which they will always be associated and remembered, and Fonda even created his own acting legacy in Jane and Peter. Both worked with Alfred Hitchcock, though Fonda only once in The Wrong Man (1956) - ironically Stewart, who worked with the director
  20. This movie will air (as a TCM premiere!) on September 16th at 10 PM ET.
  21. Perhaps you'll find the information in this thread helpful: http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jspa?threadID=75833&start=75#7772587 Bottom line: Mr. Turner changed his mind about wanting to colorize films a long time ago.
  22. A handful of TCM premieres (details on my website) help to complete this month's last week of Summer Under the Stars, which begins with: Ann Sothern, Thursday - don't miss Shadow on the Wall; also good is Brother Orchid James Stewart on Friday (a good variety of his many film roles) Cary Grant Saturday (ditto) John Wayne Sunday - Stagecoach (1939) at 6 AM ET; also try to catch Hondo and McLintock! if you've never seen them Hedy on Monday - including Algiers, Come Live With Me, Ziegfeld Girl, Tortilla Flat, and H.M. Pulham, Esq. Ingrid Bergman next Tuesday with For Whom the Bell Tolls
  23. Whoa there, Stewart received 5 Best Actor nominations to Fonda's 2, and the latter's win was one of those deathbed nods from the Academy voters. However, Fonda did receive AFI's lifetime achievement award two years before Stewart did. Great topic Yancey, one we should all be able to sink our teeth into too ... but it's past my bedtime now;-) I've always compared Stewart to the other great everyman Gary Cooper (there's a thread around here somewhere). I like Fonda too, but I associate him with his message picture roles (and Once Upon a Time in the West) more than any other in his portfol
  24. Not sure if you're asking about films he's written, acted in, directed or what. If any or all of the above, then - The Front, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Crimes and Misdemeanors (maybe even Zelig) would be my favorites. I didn't enjoy several of his earlier relationship films initially (perhaps I was too young to see how much truth there was in them) but I've changed my assessment of some after watching them again on TCM. I don't really care for (his) silly movies and haven't seen anywhere near all of his movies in any case. I liked Match Point, except for the end (I think it sends the wro
  25. Welcome SalMarz! I agree that Mister Roberts (1955) is a great film, and one that I wish we could see right here on TCM, but Ford was not its director. He started it, but worked barely a week before he was replaced by Mervyn LeRoy, a pretty good director in his own right who received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (from the Academy) in 1976.
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