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feaito

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  1. Did anyone see the other day Laurel & Hardy's films in other languages? What are your impressions?
  2. I'd love to see "Souls at Sea" (1937). It might be available soon on demand like the 1938 "*Spawn of the North*" which I purchased recently. I watched recently France in "*The Silver Cord*" (1933) and I was completely impressed by her powerful performance as Eric Linden's fianc?e. In fact the three women featured in this film: Frances, Ms. Dunne and most of all, Laura Hope Crews as the very nasty, manipulative and domineering mum of McCrea and Linden and who has the showiest role of all, pretty much carry the whole picture.
  3. I agree with you April, having not seen Miss Dunne's version, the 1941 film version of Back Street is superior than the 1961 glossy remake.
  4. > {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote} > Hola, Feo! > > I agree about book to movie adaptations, at least so long as it isn't a story I'm really, really partial to. You know what other James story this one reminds me of? "The Turn of the Screw" and I thought its screen version in Deborah Kerr's The Innocents was just as well done as The Lost Moment. Both have a similar, haunting attraction and I feel they captured the essence, at least, of the stories. And both feel more effective in black-in-white. > > Martin Gabel---his name was so familiar and then you say he
  5. I wrote this mini-opinion on "The Lost Moment", last year when I watched it; It may contain **mild spoilers**: But the film which made this weekend worthwhile was one I recorded off Cinecanal Classics: "The Lost Moment" (1947), an eerie, gothic atmospheric, mysterious film based upon a Henry James novel titled "The Aspern Papers". I have not read James' novel but the film is truly enthralling and absorbing, with an intriguing plot and very good performances. It is the kind of film that captures my attention completely making me forget the world. It is set in Venice where an A
  6. > {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote} > > I have a bunch of DVDs I'm working through, and one of them I just have to quickly mention because I never even heard of it until a kind gentleman sent me a copy. It's called THE LOST MOMENT (1947) and it's based on Henry James' "The Aspern Papers", a story I'd read long ago but never realized it had been filmed, at least not this early. Susan Hayward stars and in spite of my occasional annoyance with Robert Cummings in other films, he was good here. > > At first I was curious how Susan would be in a period setting, I never
  7. I respect your opinion coopsgirl. You don't come off harsh at all just honest. I can't stand much of Brando. My wife, like you loathes Leslie Howard. Everyone's entitled to his/her own tastes
  8. > {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote} > Feo! I'm so glad you are hanging out here. I'm sorry for all the "technical glitches" > but how nice of you to keep trying. We've all found it necessary to muddle along in spite > of many glitches and interruptions but it's a fun group and a hopefully ever-growing one. > > I have to reply now to your wonderful post, too, but let me just say to all that this gentleman > knows his Pre-Codes stuff! I haven't seen half as many early 30s movies as he has. I usually > watch them just for sheer fun, I don't analyze the
  9. Re. Brook's Hairdo I agree. You have a point there. I think I also have "*Diary of a Lost Girl*" somewhere. I gotta watch that one.
  10. > {quote:title=coopsgirl wrote:}{quote} > Neil Hamilton made a good supporting actor but not a leading one. He was a pretty good actor, but I could never see him as irreplaceable or anything like that. > > The one that really befuddles me is Wendell Corey. How he ever got a single role much less a 21 year career is beyond me. I havent seen him do a good job yet and unfortunately hes in quite a few movies with people I like. He had absolutely no charisma and very little acting ability. > > Some people are pretty good actors and can carve out a nice career for themselv
  11. > {quote:title=JackFavell wrote:}{quote} > > > Feaito- I am so glad you are over here! Don't forget, Hedy was also a scientist and inventor with a strong mathematical mind. Poor thing. Trapped in Hollywood, forced to wear beautiful dresses and have her hair and makeup done, while starring opposite Clark Gable, John Garfield and Victor Mature..... > > Message was edited by: JackFavell Thanks Wendy. I read Lamarr's "Ecstasy and Me" and I enjoyed it. She was indeed a clever, skilled woman! Have you seen her in Experiment Perilous? _Good_ film!
  12. > {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote} > feaito, I love reading your posts! They are so delicious, like candy. > > What do you think of Louise Brooks? Interestingly, her stated favorite actress was Margaret Sullavan, who actually to my mind LOOKS like Louise! (it's the mouth and eyes) > > Message was edited by: Bronxgirl48 Thanks Bronxgirl, I love Louise Brooks. My younger brother who also likes Classic Cinema, fell in love with her after seeing her photograph. Recently I watched Pabst's "Pandora's Box" and I was blown away by her performance, naturaln
  13. > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=feaito wrote:}{quote} > > Wow!! Im amazed with all the clever insight, elaborate opinions and in-depth-analysis Ive read on this thread. I feel honored to be exchanging ideas with all of you ladies and gentlemen. > > > > I feel the honor should be ours, guapo! I love hearing how much you admire all of these lovely and very talented actresses from the Golden Age. You must have a hard time keeping up with all of the stuff that is available on the TCM feed for the U.S. and Canada, I think the last
  14. Wow!! I?m amazed with all the clever insight, elaborate opinions and in-depth-analysis I?ve read on this thread. I feel honored to be exchanging ideas with all of you ladies and gentlemen. Theresa, as for favorite actresses, crushes, most appealing females?..mmmm?.I must admit that for years I have stated everywhere that Hedy Lamarr was the most alluring, ravishing, sexy, sensuous beauty of them all?..sooo perfect?..Lamarrvellous! Who can top Hedy when she enters the stage in the Ziegfeld number in ?Ziegfeld Girl? (1941). Too beautiful to be true; too classy: too perfect; green eyes and bl
  15. Hi Molo, Yes I realizad that, thanks! But you guys and gals are so fast in posting that this must be one of the most active threads ?in the business? .Besides, I keep having login and posting problems over here, so it makes it more difficult when I want to write a quick post, especially when I?m concentrated in some legal business here at work and I wanto to make it snappy! As for Shearer and Harding, I admit being fan of both ladies even before I ever watch any of them on screen. Her names along with the likes of Kay Francis, Sylvia Sydney, Nancy Carroll, Constance Bennett and oth
  16. > {quote:title=MissGoddess wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=feaito wrote:}{quote} > > I'm also very fond of Miss Arthur, April, especially of her husky voice... That means I'm sweet too? > > No! It means usted es dulce. > > "Dulce" means naughty, right? Usted es dulce, means literally "You are sweet"... BTW, in Spanish You can mean either usted (which is more formal) or Tu (which is more informal) Naughty means "malo" o "travieso"
  17. I'm also very fond of Miss Arthur, April, especially of her husky voice... That means I'm sweet too?
  18. *The Uninvited* is one the best films of the '40s I have seen. Truly remarkable and "Stella by Starlight" a great song, one of my very favorites. I seem to recall that *The Uninvited* was recentely remade.
  19. Yes Loretta Young is superb in "*Midnight Mary*" (1933); also in "*Weekend Marriage*", "*Man's Castle*", "*Heroes for Sale*", "*Zoo in Budapest*" et al.
  20. She hasn't been mentioned here and she's not really a Pre-Code dame, but Helen Chandler played many interesting roles during the Pre-Code Era, most notably in my opinion in Jacques Feyder's "*Daybreak*" (1931), in "*The Worst Woman in Paris?*" (1933) and in "*The Last Flight*" (1931). She has also the female lead in "*Dracula*" (1931).
  21. I've been having lots of totally-annoying login problems...like the ones Wendy mentioned & more.
  22. > {quote:title=helenbaby wrote:}{quote} > > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > > Last year on TCM I saw her in a film in which she had on no makeup and her hair was up in curlers during the first 10 or so minutes of the film. I didnt recognize her. I thought it was some maid. > > > > The girl was so plain and simple looking, but she looked a little familiar. Finally, she divorced her husband and turned up in Europe as Norma Shearer. I was amazed. She was a very plain looking girl without the makeup. > > Could that have been *Idiot's Delight* ? &
  23. Hi Helen, Everything's fine thanks. Yes I've been posting less here since 2006 when I joined SSO, but still these were my first Message Boards (in 2003) . Good to talk to you!
  24. Buenas Noches April! BTW, I must go to bed. It's too late here in Chile. Well. I'm in awe...never thought that I'd hear proper Olivia say the SOB word!! Well, I'm writing this post quickly 'cuz I keep being bumped off the site!
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