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Posts posted by classicmoviefan09

  1. Hi,


    Did anybody watch or record "Murder in the Private Car" this morning and experience a picture and sound dropout for about 10 seconds at approximately the 37:30 mark?


    I could be wrong but this didn't appear to be a dropout from from my system provider (u-verse) as it went to a green screen.


    While I realize it was a short dropout, I was anxious to see this film in its entirety, and if this was an issue with TCM's print, I hope it will be fixed and aired again.



  2. While I checked out the February 2015 schedule hoping for a few pre-1950 titles that have not been shown before (or very rarely shown), I fully knew what to expect, based on past experience.


    There is a reason the Oscars month schedule is available on the 1st of the month as opposed to the 10th or later.....they had it finalized some time ago. This was also the case last year and probably a few years prior as well.


    I'm having a hard time getting upset with the scheduler at this time, because October included many RKO early 1930's pictures that are broadcast very rarely.


    I guess my point is that, in my eyes, there is nothing different about the upcoming Oscars month schedule than several years before, and that I have every confidence the schedule will return to "normal" on March 4th.

  3. I'd like to add two of my favorites from 1941 that have not been mentioned:


    Man Hunt (directed by Fritz Lang)

    Buck Privates (Abbott & Costello's first top billed role and great music from The Andrews Sisters)

  4. My top 6:


    1. Carole Lombard (hands down)

    2. Debbie Reynolds

    3. Jean Arthur

    4. Ginger Rogers (as a blonde, in my opinion)

    5. Dorothy Lee (I think her Wheeler and Woolsey roles would qualify her as a comedienne)

    6. Betty Hutton (I think she was very attractive in the 1940's)

  5. CHARLEY'S AUNT (1941) is available from 20th Century Fox on DVD for about $12 on Amazon via this URL:



    I have the DVD but have not yet viewed it.


    I consider COLLEGE HOLIDAY (1936) to be a very pleasant surprise because it has never been available on VHS or DVD. I have a very poor quality dupe of the film, which has a very charming musical introduction.


    Also, it seems like it has been a while since TCM showed a Paramount pre-1950 movie that is not available elsewhere. Hopefully, more rare Paramount and Universal films will follow.

  6. I'm hoping that the HAPPY DAYS scheduled on the 5/11 page is the 1929 Fox version, although it is an early talkie and not silent, like most movies after midnight on Sundays are.


    The listing currently has a short from 1926 listed with a 14 minute running time, but the cast and Maltin review is for the 1929 movie.

  7. Sorry for the long list....what can I say?? There were so many lovely actresses back then.


    No particular order, except that I listed those not previously mentioned first.


    Dorothy Lee

    Janet Gaynor

    Nancy Carroll

    Diana Lynn (I find her speaking voice mesmerizing)

    Helen Chandler

    Elizabeth Allan

    Simone Simon

    Martha O'Driscoll

    Alice Faye

    Donna Reed

    Debbie Reynolds

    Anne Rutherford

    Jane Powell

    Betty Hutton

    Deanna Durbin

    Joan Bennett

    Priscilla Lane

    Dorothy Lamour

    Margaret Sullavan

    Maureen O'Sullivan

    Paulette Goddard

    Jean Arthur

    Carole Lombard

  8. Last August/September, there was about a 6-8 week period during which it seemed that Warner Archives had stopped releasing pre-1950 titles.


    Based on the AMAZING stream of film releases from 30's and 40's since then, clearly my concerns were unfounded.


    Thank you, Warner Archive for a VERY IMPRESSIVE run of great classic movie releases.


    Keep up the great work!!



  9. Hello all,


    I checked the schedule for this evening/night and there are potential windows between films where shorts could be broadcast.




    *TOM SAWYER* - 21 minute gap - 17 if you include 4 minutes for intro and exit from scheduled film


    *THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN* - 29 minute gap - 25 minus 4 minute intro and exit


    I would be very surprised if there is not a short broadcast after Huck Finn.



  10. I apologize if somebody has posted about this elsewhere on these boards, but TCM Vault is releasing the *Jean Arthur Comedy Collection* on *October 17th.*


    Adventure In Manhattan, More Than A Secretary, The Impatient Years and The Public Menace are the included titles.


    I don't recall The Public Menace having been broadcasted on TCM, making it likely the rarest of the films.

  11. Wow!!...thanks for taking the time to research and post this. It must have taken quite some time to compile.


    December 14 is very interesting. I really hope that *Delicious* airs. I really enjoy Janet Gaynor films and this one has an unusually dark twist as well. It would be nice if they could re-air *Sunny Side Up* and/or another early Gaynor talkie as well.


    Thanks again, calvinnme.


    I realize the truth in what you say.


    I guess, I'm just on edge with TCM due to a convergence of events over the past couple months.


    Two rarely shown films, "Three Sons O'Guns" and "Sweet Music" had technical issues.


    "Redemption" (which likely has never been shown on TCM before) was removed from the schedule due to the upcoming Memorial on 9/19. This is the one that really gets me.


    And then I saw the Jack Holt films removed on 9/21 mentioned at the beginning of this thread.


    I wish TCM Programmer would drop in a little more on these boards to explain why certain decisions are made they way they are. It wouldn't make everybody happy, but it would show that somebody is noticing. As it stands right now, I'm not sure anybody from TCM is reading these boards.





  13. Just to clarify....I am not implying that I am the only TCM addict, but I am definitely one of them.


    I check the website several times a day, DVR about 5 films a week on average (when the getting is good), and frequently set up more than one recorder to catch a film in case there are power/weather issues.


    I would guess that might be the kind of loyal viewer TCM would listen to.


    I like 60's and 70's movies too, but on a much more particular basis. I've noticed that films from the 60's and 70's rarely get pushed off the schedule once there. I just wish the same were true of the older films.


    I don't apologize for my earlier post. I suspect there are others who feel the same way.

  14. I love movies made in the 30's and 40's. I've been watching TCM religiously since it first became available to me in early 2007.


    I remember reviewing the September schedule at the beginning of the month and seeing that while the first 12 days or so didn't have much to offer me, that the second half of the month was chocked full of very rare films.


    To make a long story short, with many of these films being removed from the schedule in the past week or so (for whatever reason), the schedule has become very, very ordinary now. Now, the scheule is chocked full of movies from 60's and 70's and/or films that are aired all the time.


    I know it's not intentional, but it feels a little like a "bait and switch" has occurred.


    I still love TCM. Nobody else would show "The Story Of Temple Drake" and "The Constant Nymph"


    I just feel somewhat let-down at the same time.


    I need to look at them again, but when I initially looked at the October and November schedules, there didn't seem to be much to get excited about there either.


    I'm sure there are some who will consider this whining....but this is how a *true* TCM addict feels right now...and I hope TCM reads this and takes it into consideration.


    Thank you.

  15. I hope I'm jumping to conclusions here.....but it's now been more than a month since Warner Archive released a title dated pre-1950.


    There are still a huge number of un-released films from this period. I hope Warner continues to consider them.


    Edited by: classicmoviefan09 on Sep 13, 2011 11:15 AM

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