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  1. Happy to have learned that Mary Astor (May 3rd, 1906 ? September 25th, 1987) will be Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month for March 2014...I've always wanted to see more of her films, especially considering that I've yet to view 1932s Red Dust (it's a good thing that I didn't view the 1953 remake Mogambo first) and 1941s The Great Lie in which she won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress.
  2. I've noticed that during the times that TCM was showcasing their SOTM series, they've had iconic stars viewed in articles like Battle of the Blondes for instance. So I thought that it would be really wonderful to have character actors and actresses featured as the Star of the Month because it would be a fun, insightful and enriching experience worth appreciating plus it gives classic film lovers a chance to view so many wonderful actors and actresses who gave Hollywood's Golden Era of Films an indelible, uncompromising, awe-inspiring and incomparable cinematic quality that comes from character actors/actresses. Talented artists of the silver screen like Ward Bond, S.Z. Cuddles Sakall, Eric Blore, Edward Everett Horton, Lee J. Cobb, Edna May Oliver, Beulah Bondi, Frank McHugh, Lionel Barrymore, Elsa Lanchester, Harry Carey Sr., Victor Moore, Charles Coburn, Harry Davenport, Henry Stephenson, Walter Brennan, Thelma Ritter, Edward Arnold, Thomas Mitchell, Judith Anderson, C.Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce, Charles Bickford, Louis Calhern, Dan Duryea, Rosalind Russell, Henry Travers, Ben Johnson, Victor McLaglen, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Morgan, Agnes Moorehead, Hope Emerson, James Gleason, Sydney Greenstreet, Elisha Cook ,Jr.,Dame May Whitty, Guy Kibbee and countless others who deserved so much more recognition over the years!
  3. For me I would love for TCM to air the 1932 British comedy Service for Ladies (released in the United States as Reserved for Ladies) starring Leslie Howard & Elizabeth Allan; it's a film that's deeply underrated but one in which we could be able to really view Howard's comedic versatility before he made 1937s It's Love I'm After alongside Bette Davis. It's great that TCM showcases so many wonderful classics uncut and commercial free; although I would've loved to see 1931s Devotion with Ann Harding in the mix via the films that TCM should air, I felt that Reserved for Ladies would make the perfect suggestion for me in regards to my pick for airing plus it would be really nice to have a bright sparkling comedy become a part of a way to start off the brand new year for 2014...thank you for listening.
  4. It is both an honor and a great pleasure that Turner Classic Movies will be able to share this wonderful tribute of Robert Osborne via the Private Screenings showcase so I will definitely be looking forward to this very much; like many classic film lovers here, I've been a huge fan of Osborne and his enduring legacy on TCM. The days when I was sick, depressed or going through the difficulties of being a mom for the first time were greatly relieved whenever he appeared during the primetime airings he hosted at night; even his earlier appearances always brought a smile to my face. Robert Osborne has not become the face of Turner Classic Movies in regards to the love, passion and appreciation for all things classic, he's also become a huge role model, wonderful friend, insightful individual and a genuine gem from Hollywood's Golden Era; I'm very grateful to both a huge fan of classic films and awe-inspiring wondrous talents like Robert Osborne that I can rely on so much as a whole...so from the bottom of my heart I thank you for making that difference Mr. Osborne because you are a joy to have here on TCM and the Classic Film Union!
  5. Yes there were others who made that career change in films, some successful while others the opposite, but when Powell made the move to switch from the leading man singing his way into the heart of Ruby Keeler among others to the endearing, mysterious,rugged and tough as nails characters that made classic film noir beloved by all, he portrayed a persona that gave a depth, intrigue and edgy charisma as well...there was also a level of complexity added to his film noir roles and it allowed the viewers to see an added edge of Powell's rugged features which made me such a joy to watch in film noir (features doesn't necessarily mean externally either but rather internally as in characteristics).
  6. I would love for TCM to feature the wonderful vastly talented actor, singer, film producer and director Dick Powell (November 14th, 1904 ? January 2nd, 1963) as their SOTM because there was so many awe-inspiring classics that he did; Powell was such a talent on screen especially in regards to the musicals that he did. But to be quite honest the films that I've deeply enjoyed him in were film noirs because he was immensely underrated and that he wasn't able to gain that cinematic recognition he so rightly deserved; thankfully so many fans here continue to praise and appreciate Dick Powell and his classic film legacy. The versatility that he showcased in regards to going from leading man in the musicals to the dark gritty world of film noir is something that I feel should be noted & respected for because I'm sure that it wasn't easy; I found out that during those times when certain actors wanted to challenge themselves by not being typecast in roles which they feel didn't add much picturesque punch, some studios and directors felt that they wouldn't fit the more challenging roles in which they vied for and that if they were cast in the film, the end result would be a flop...thank goodness that wasn't the case where Powell was concerned. I remembered viewing him in Murder My Sweet on TCM and Ben Mankiewicz stated that at first the director Edward Dmytryk didn't feel that Powell would fit the bill of playing the hard boiled detective Phillip Marlowe, but in the end it was a good thing he did; after that they made another picture together called Cornered and the two individuals not only respected each other individually but professionally as well (it's amazing to know that those classic film stars truly appreciated the other individual's craft and artistry). I've become a huge fan of Dick Powell awhile back and I'm sure that there are countless others also; I do hope that in the near future TCM would devote their STOM programming to Dick Powell because he deserves that recognition as well as the fact that he was always an actor first and a star second!! Edited by: tcmfan4ever82! on Dec 6, 2013 12:21 AM
  7. I'm sure that many classic film lovers out there have been giving so much in regards to selflessly expressing your input as to what classic movies should be showcased on Turner Classic Movies via the Suggest a Movies, and so I'd thought that I could take the time to ask/direct the same questions to all of my classic film friends out there who view TCM here or internationally. For me I would love for them to show the classic film noir Ride the Pink Horse (1947) directed by & starring Robert Montgomery; I know that TCM can't air all/some of the classics due to the film's copyrights (or something along that nature) but it would be pretty cool if it was true.
  8. On Monday Turner Classic Movies will devote 12 hours of its day programming to the film career of the Oscar nominated American classic film actor Robert Ryan (November 11th, 1909 ? July 11th, 1973) as well as commemorating Veteran's Day; I'm very happy that TCM is able to showcase a 9 film retrospective on that day beginning at 6:00amET and I wanted to ask if there was any classic film of Ryan's that you've enjoyed him in on TV? Edited by: tcmfan4ever82! on Nov 9, 2013 10:35 PM
  9. Every time when I try to change my email address in order to update it, the website won't let me and instead it reads an error message...I understand that we can't change our profile names, but is that also limited to our email as well? Please help and thank you for listening.
  10. Along with Duccini, another actor who is alive from The Wizard of Oz is Jerry Maren who played a member of the lollipop guild from what I heard.
  11. On Tuesday August 27th, Turner Classic Movies will devote 24hrs to the multi-talented Oscar winning actor Martin Balsam with a lineup of his films including The Anderson Tapes (1971), Time Limit (1957) directed by Karl Malden, Al Capone (1959), Seven Days in May (1964) & one of my personal favorites The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) with Robert Shaw, Jerry Stiller, Earl Hindman and Walter Matthau. I didn't see many threads regarding Balsam but I thought that I would take this opportunity to commemorate and remember his cinematic legacy in a film/television career that's lasted for nearly 50 years on the silver screen (1947-1995); if there were other classic films that I would love for TCM to air they would be 12 Angry Men (1957), his Academy Award winning performance in A Thousand Clowns (1965), Catch-22 and Tora! Tora! Tora! (both from 1970), Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and even All the President's Men (1976) just to name a few. So I'd love to know as fellow classic film lovers, what's your take in regards to Martin Balsam and his filmworks, if you have any classic films that you'd wish TCM would air and what are some of your favorites Balsam's starred in from Hollywood's Golden Era in Films & Television? Edited by: tcmfan4ever82! on Aug 6, 2013 5:43 AM
  12. This may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering if anyone had anything to recommend in regards to the mobile phone apps that Turner Classic Movies always displayed on their page; the reason why I asked was because everytime when TCM aired a promo for their mobile app, it keeps changing. I'm planning on upgrading to a smartphone in September and so far the only known applications that I've seen for certain mobile phones were their upcoming TCM Network, Classic Film Festival, Hollywood Tour & Classic Movie Trivia apps; I'd appreciate it if anyone had anything else regarding this or other classic film media apps that they might recommend for me to purchase because any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!
  13. I have a couple of suggestions in regards to the film you're thinking of: Rage in Heaven or Rebecca...I hope this helps in finding out what type of classic film you're looking for
  14. I was finally able to see both film versions of the classic drama Magnificent Obsession: the 1954 film adaptation (left) with Rock Hudson & Jane Wyman as well as the 1935 original version (right) with Robert Taylor & Irene Dunne. This 1954 version had a siginificant difference in it that it was more of a lush remake directed by the legendary Douglas Sirk and yet both films became wondrous romantic tearjerkers that I've had the immense pleasure & joy of viewing; although I've deeply enjoyed seeing both film versions of Magnificent Obsession, I don't think that I could ever forget Otto Kruger's performance in the 1954 film as the "sender" of the Magnificent Obsession or the wonderful portrayals both Taylor & Dunne gave (Bob Merrick and Helen Chandler respectively). If there was anything that I could say regarding the basis/plot of both films, it would be that it reminded me so much of the phrase "Pay it Forward"--in a way, it's like giving something back selflessly without expecting nothing in return and to me that's what I think ALL classic films have achieved over the years, regardless of what the media's surfaced with the new line of movies featured in certain movie theaters!
  15. At long last....I'm very happy to report that A Life of Her Own (1950), an underrated romantic melodrama starring Lana Turner and Ray Milland, will be airing on Turner Classic Movies Friday September 6th @ 11:45am ET. I loved this classic film when it first aired on TCM and I've become hooked ever since; this is one of my favorite films from the legendary career of Turner and the cast is superb including Milland, Ann Dvorak, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen & Barry Sullivan. For those who have yet to see it, I highly recommend viewing it whether you DVR the film or on the DVD itself!
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