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Everything posted by midnight08

  1. I found nothing wrong with his voice. There have been many reasons stated thru the years for his downfall. It sounds like he was bipolar with all his mood swings. I always thought that he would have made a great Nick Charles (no offense to William Powell). I could imagine him in sophisticated comedy with a martini in hand. I would also love to see "His Glorious Night" on TCM. It's been restored.
  2. OMG! I was in awe as I watched Bill Robinson in the original step dance number. He was the most adept talented tap dancer I've ever seen. Thanks so much for posting this video. I agree with "TopBilled" that he deserves a prime time spotlight.
  3. I certainly agree that Joan Bennett is long overdue for SOTM. A few questions; was her sister Constance ever SOTM? I assume she probably was because many of her films were at RKO which TCM seems to have easy access to. Also, did Joan and Constance ever appear in a film together? I can't recall but maybe someone knows otherwise.
  4. Clara Bow in "Kick In". This was her last Paramount film before her breakdown. I saw it years ago at Film Forum and she was fantastic. The film itself had been restored and was in pristine condition.
  5. How about also showing some more Paramount films from the 1930's especially those of Clara Bow and Nancy Carroll.
  6. I never knew she was in westerns. She had such exotic looks that seemed more suited for biblical films and film noir. Her looks remind me a bit of Hedy Lamarr. However, her biggest fame came as Lily Munster.
  7. Alice Faye was also in "Stowaway" with Shirley Temple and Robert Young.
  8. Alice Faye wasn't in "Little Miss Broadway".
  9. Yes, I remember when "The Gathering" first aired. It was a made for TV movie. I recorded it many years ago on a VHS tape when it aired on a local channel. A few other obsure Christmas films come to mind. There was "It Happened One Christmas" with Marlo Thomas which was a remake of "It's A Wonderful Life" with Marlo as the female version of George Bailey. That was from 1977. Then there was "Christmas Eve" in 1986 with Loretta Young about a dying woman wanting to reunite her family for Christmas. These were also made for TV movies.
  10. That's wonderful to hear about the restoration of the sound feature "Our Gang" shorts. I'm wondering about the silent ones. Several years ago a company called Laughsmith (or something like that) was going to restore all the silent Our Gang shorts and put them on DVD but something fell short and it never happened. Does anyone know if these shorts have ever been restored? Sometimes they are shown on TCM and most of them are in pretty bad condition.
  11. Actually, I believe "Lilac Time" was yanked twice from the schedule. I got so frustrated after the second yanking that I found a VHS copy on ebay and bought it.
  12. While going thru the August TCM schedule I noticed that they took "Steamship Round The Bend" (1935) off on Anne Shirley's day. I was looking forward to it as it was the last film Will Rogers made before his untimely death. It is also a rare Fox film. I knew it was too good to be true. Also, I noticed that they're showing "Mary Burns Fugitive" (1935) as a TCM premiere on Sylvia Sidney's day. That's not true. They aired it several months ago in the afternoon as I taped it.
  13. My favorite show of all time was "Bewitched" and my favorite characters in the series were Aunt Clara, Endora and the first Gladys Kravitz. I recently bought the boxed set of all 254 episodes. I never watched "Frasier" when it was in prime time but I began watching it on COZI-TV. I love the humor and the writing is fabulous. I think it's a lot funnier than the show it branched off from (Cheers).
  14. Poor James Dean died before "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant" were even released. "Giant" wasn't released until a year after his death.
  15. Lon Chaney Sr. made his only talkie, "The Unholy Three" which not only proved that he had a good speaking voice but he also did multiple voices in the film. Sadly he died a short time later. Lilyan Tashman was filming "Frankie and Johnny" in 1934 when she went to the hospital and died of cancer. This film wasn't released till 1936. Poor Ross Alexander just completed "Ready, Willing and Able" with Ruby Keeler when he committed suicide. At first Jack Warner wanted to refilm his scenes but it was deemed too expensive. They released the film and Ross was delegated to fifth in the film credits ev
  16. I remember that "Wild Girl" (1932) with Charles Farrell was on the TCM schedule many years ago. Then suddenly it was taken off with no explanation and I never saw it listed again. Add "Her Wedding Night" (1930) and "Kick In" (1931) both with Clara Bow to this list.
  17. I visited his grave several years ago. I remember reading that the dog on the tombstone represents the hunting dogs that he was involved in training. Many people think it represents "Pete" the dog from "Our Gang".
  18. That's Jackie Joseph. She was the former wife of Ken Berry. Besides "The Little Shop Of Horrors" I remember her from "The Doris Day Show".
  19. Does anyone know why the two William Haines MGM talkies ("A Tailor Made Man" and "New Adventures Of Get Rich Quick Wallingford" are never shown on TCM? Are they entangled in some legal disputes?
  20. Also " Escapade" (1935) with William Powell and Luise Rainer in her first American film. This MGM film is in legal limbo too.
  21. Jean Harlow. I remember watching a "Tonight Show" episode many years ago when Jimmy Stewart was a guest. He was telling Johnny Carson that of all the actresses he kissed in the movies the ultimate kiss was with Jean Harlow.
  22. Isn't that photo on the left the last photo ever taken of Sean? It's very haunting. Little did he know what lay ahead for him on this journey.
  23. There's Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh; Douglas Fairbanks Jr., son of Douglas Fairbanks Sr.; Freddie Prinze Jr., son of Freddie Prinze, Mary Frances Crosby (Who shot JR) daughter of Bing Crosby and Phillips Holmes, son of Taylor Holmes
  24. My personal favorite is "Dinner At Eight". I can watch it over and over again. I especially love Marie Dressler and Jean Harlow in their various scenes. They're still funny after repeated watchings and their lines aren't dated at all.
  25. Beginning at 8pm tonight TCM will showcase the Four Marx Brothers (Zeppo incuded) in their Paramount films. Does anyone know why their first film "The Cocoanuts" is rarely if ever shown? Even times like tonight when all the other Paramount films are being shown they left out their first one. This has happened many times in the past.
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