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  1. call her savage was quite good. clara bow had very believable chemistry with gilbert roland. I hope I got his name right it has been a little while since I saw this but anyway he is a mexican actor playing native american in this silent movie. that is gilbert roland right? anyway the concept of her being wild and unstable simply due to the fact that she is native american and not something to do with her personality is pretty racist and unnerving explanation. pretty messed up explanation but I guessed they figured the audience back then would just o with it plus the people behind the movie thought that was true as well. if you get past that then it definitely keeps your attention.

  2. it sounds like the movie called san francisco eith clark gable and jeanette mcdonald but it was a heavy drama. it is a great movie. i have it on dvd but it is about the early 1900s earthquake that happened there. there is a few lighter scenes between gable and mcdonald but no real comedy. i will think some more on it and maybe i can come up with the title you are looking for. one scene i particularly like is when jeanette mcdonald is not interested in clark gable and he automatically assums that she must have a girlfriend! i mean that was probably the way he was in real life that a good might not like him for whatever reason but he was vain enough to think the one and only reason in his mind is she must have a boyfriend! ha ha. just another of the reasons clark gable was so very good is the way he could deliver dialogue. i must admit even with all his philandering it would be tough to not fall for him. i guess the same reason i love robert mitchum -they are both bad boys. of course gregory peck and jimmy stewart are wonderul but you gotta love the bad boys. you definitely would have to watch them closely if you were in a relationship with them but they never wuld be boring! ha ha

  3. i don't watch many silent films because just like with "talkies" i am selective but i did really enjoy sunrise with janet gaynor and george o'brien. i remember seeing one awhile back that had lillian gish's brother in it so i decided to check it out because i had never seen him and i knew she was good but anyway it had something to do with a girl he liked and a train was in the movie. anyway i was taken aback about how truly natural he acted. just as good as his sister and he was quite charming in it as well. if anyone knows the title i would appreciate it because i would like to see it again on tcm. he and his sister just have those unique faces. i wonder if he did any films with his siter. i know she worked for many many year but i don't know if he had the same kind of longevity. i hope he did for his sake because just from one film he seemed so good. just like with sunrise i like silent films that don't overdo it with expressions to get the point across. he really convey so much with so little. i saw one wild film with monte blue where he was on an island and native people were forced to dive for pearls and he is a doctor. he then goes to another island and falls for a native girl and the pople from the first island-the evil pearl traders -try to corrupt that island but he trys to not let it happen because he saw the corruption first hand. then he dies in the end. i mean talk about a silent film soap opera that was all over the map. there is also one about renee adoree and a guy that likes her but the **** is after him! sorry if i got off on a rant but oh well.

  4. when i decided to watch ninotchka i didn't think i would like it as much as i did. especially like the scene where melvyn douglas makes her laugh and i couldn't believe the crazy line she said to him about liking his corneas and then he said the same to her! i mean talk about quirky dialogue!

    they had better chemistry than i was expecting as well.

  5. my man godfrey is quite good. i especially like the scene where william powell pushes carole lombard into the shower! very funny. the whole movie is so neat and original concept. of couse bringing up baby, it happened one night, you can't take it with you(it has romance in it but all the crazy characters at jean arthurs house in that movie might qualify it as just an overrall zany comdy)! i laughed so hard at that one. the shop around the corner because it is so sweet and margaret sullavan and jimmy stewart have terrific chemistry. i also liked them together in i think it was called three comrades. can't remeber if that is the exact title but it also had robert young in it. it was sad but good.

  6. milland is definitely a favorite of mine. i have not seen a lot of his movies. is it just me or the movie with him and june allyson pretending to be a young girl a bit odd. it is a good movie and i can't think of the name of it but i am just saying. anyone else agree with the movie i am referring to? the reason i have not seen many of his films is tcm does not show them that often. i don't know why. he is also terrific in dial m for murder. the ending is so good to it. i liked the ending to lost weekend but i didn't love it or the rest of the film i will agree it's moving. dial m for murder to me is his best performance.

  7. gone with the wind in junior english class in high school in 2000-2001 school year. it was something my teacher had taped from tnt or something so it was kind of grainy and we all had to wait for her to bypass the commercials but i was still able to fall in love with it and the book. i also always had classic disney films and cartoons when i was little but gone with the wind is really made me want to check out more and more classics along with singin' in the rain. just terrific films.

  8. i enjoyed kiss and make-up also. wedding present is goofy and a lot of fun too.

    i liked seeing him with mae west. it was fun to see her make him nervous. it really looked like it wasn't acting and he was truly nervous around her! ha ha

  9. i decided to check it out i think on foxmovie channel because i had never seen clara bow and she seemed so fiesty and fun. it surprised me to see gilbert roland so handsome as well because i had no idea! they both were good together but it seemed to turn into a big soap opera even by pre-code terms and a bit offensive with her being savage just because she was the daughter of a cheif! i mean come on i am not even native american and i couldn't believe what was going on. nothing redeeming about that kind of storyline and what it sad is that probably a lot of people felt that way back then but it is quite another to make a movie to reflect those beliefs. i stuck thru the whole movie at least hoping her and gilbert roland would end up together by the end and that didn't seem to happen either!

  10. yes i know the title is not pc at all but i decided to check it out because it seemed interesting when i read about it. it has warner baxter in it and i have not seen many of his films but he seemed to be a good actor. i hate to give anything away to those that have not seen it but those that have is anyone else disappointed in the ending when she kills herslf. i got so involved in the story that i did not want that to happen or for warner to send their boy away. i mean for a pre-code film couldn't they just lived happily ever after? i mean it was in 32 or something and it just put me in mind of a cop out like something that would of occurred after the code went into effect?! can anyone explain how they felt on seeing the ending? the movie just seemed good and then a big letdown with the end.

  11. i originally decided to check it out for two reasons-i think pre-code films are just more interesting because they didn't play it safe. to me good cinema shouldn't play it safe and let the audience decide to watch it or not. i mean if a show is not for them then so be it but not water down and sanitize movies just for the sake of being p.c. now i don't care for gross out things that are done in movies nowadays. anyway also i thought this one had an interesting title and i just found myself liking it. i was glad i checked it out. i would probably check out victor jory in other films because him and loretta young has good chemistry so it make me think that is probably the case with his other leading ladies. don't freak out on me but i just have to say the worst leading man in my opinion is george brent. he always comes across as boring to me. i say don't freak out because i am sure there are fans of his thight might be reading this message but i just didn't care for him in pre-code films.

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