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  1. No, Ray, the intermissions in 1950's 3-D films were to give the projectionist the opportunity to change reels, since both projectors in the typical booth were required to show each reel -- of which there were two -- one for the red anaglyph, and one for the green.
  2. He's actually a pretentious Scottish fop.
  3. Sorry to disappoint you, but "King Solomon's Mines" isn't widescreen, either. Technicolor, yes, but in 1950 everything was pretty much square.
  4. > {quote:title=fredbaetz wrote:}{quote}The story goes that Cagney was on suspension from Warner Bros. and was cast in a uncredited extra part in "Mutiny on the Bounty". It's suppose to be toward the beginning of the film, but like you, I've never been able to find him... The young David Niven's supposed to be in MUTINY, but I've never been able to find him, either.
  5. The young David Niven's supposed to be in MUTINY, but I've never been able to find him, either.
  6. > {quote:title=Sprocket_Man wrote:}{quote}*User placed on post-moderation for abuse and harassment.* > > Edited by: TCMWebAdmin on Apr 19, 2013 11:56 AM > Put what I wrote back and get yourself a real job.
  7. Oh, yeah, she gets full marks for knowing the adverbal form of "snark."
  8. I wrote "Ray Harryhausen had nothing to do with JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. Zero connection." Apparently feeling equal measures of insecurity and pig-headedness, Dpompper called it "snarky." It's nothing of the sort, merely unequivocal. He then dug in his heels and continued to promulgate the same misinformation that no one interested in the truth should stand for. All he had to do is look up Ray Harryhausen's filmography, a task that takes all of thirty seconds. Instead he retreated into "snarky." As such, I think he received an appropriate response.
  9. > {quote:title=leobertucelli wrote:}{quote}Not one of you mentioned ALEX NORTH and also LEARNORDO PENNERIO (hope I spelled it correctly) He composed music for a Doris Day film ---I think the music was called "MIDNIGHT ON THE CLIFTS' Leonard Pennario.
  10. > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote}Fred, German Mountain Films are actually a genre, once very popular in Germany. The wiki doesn't seem to have an entry for them, but there is a bit about them under a listing for a director: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Fanck > > I'm pretty sure I've seen that bit of Jane Wyman waving at the returning Colman. I haven't seen the restored version in years. Could it be in the restored version? It's Jane Wyatt, not Jane Wyman!
  11. *User placed on post-moderation for abuse and harassment.* Edited by: TCMWebAdmin on Apr 19, 2013 11:56 AM
  12. I don't know who the woman in the still photo is, nor do I care. I've seen a million photos taken on sets of films with actors who weren't in the film and just "wandered" in -- typically orchestrated by the studio's publicity department -- and posed with the movie's real stars for the benefit of the film's unit still photographer. If it is Sheridan, then she's there just for show. Sheridan is almost certainly in costume for her part in SILVER RIVER, in which she co-starred with Errol Flynn, that was shooting on the Warner Bros. lot at the same time as THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA M
  13. > {quote:title=dpompper wrote:}{quote} > . . . and Bernard Herrmann did the music . . . just as in another Ray Harryhausen fave of mine, "Journey to the Center of the Earth." So, maybe Hermann had a thing for Harryhausen AND Jules Verne?! > > I love discovering new things about old favorites! > Ray Harryhausen had nothing to do with JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. Zero connection.
  14. > {quote:title=RMeingast wrote: > }{quote} > And you could argue "El Cid" and "Braveheart" are propaganda movies: "El Cid" is anti-Islam and "Braveheart" is pro-Scots and anti-English... > (The Spanish historian Ramon Menendez Pidal was historical consultant on "El Cid," so the history is pretty well portrayed.) > > So whatever... > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > The Hollywood flicks were made in democratic countries ("El Cid" was filmed in Fascist Spain, I guess.)... So the propaganda in the
  15. > {quote:title=LONHKIRBYTX007 wrote:}{quote}I was wondering when was TCM going to show 12 oclock HI made in 1945. it stars gregory peck.? TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH was released in 1949, not 1945.
  16. > "The Producers--spoofy remake of New Faces of 1937." THE PRODUCERS is more directly derivative of THE FALCON IN HOLLYWOOD, in which George Sanders's detective character uncovers a scheme by a movie producer to oversell investments in his latest film -- just like in Mel's movie, only without the yuks. {quote:title=Sepiatone wrote:}{quote} There's a scene at the end of *Patton* in which a George C. Scott voiceover relates the story of a heralded Roman general riding through the throngs of admirer's who has a man behind him on the chariot whispering in his ear as a reminder
  17. > {quote:title=JakeHolman wrote:}{quote}*EL CID* > > > > Jake in the Heartland If you want to hear Miklos Rozsa's EL CID in its full glory, listen to the compete 2007 re-recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic in modern digital sound: {font:'.HelveticaNeueUI'}{size:15px}http://m.youtube.com/results?q=rozsa%20el%20cid The CD set may purchased here: {font}{font:'.HelveticaNeueUI'}{size:15px}http://www.screenarchives.com/display_results.cfm {font}{font:'.HelveticaNeueUI'}{size:15px}http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dpopu
  18. Paul Richards plays one of the head mutants in BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES, whose final third takes place in the buried ruins of New York's Grand Central Station and subways.
  19. > {quote:title=bongoBill wrote:}{quote}Ok, I need some serious help here with a movie. > First of all let me be clear....it is NOT 'Sahara'. > > I dont remember if the movie is black and white or color. WW2 movie. > It was definately made post WW2, probably mid or late 50s to very early 60s...but I would think the 50s. > I am guessing that it is a British film...I dont think it was an Italian film that had been dubbed, but am pretty sure that it wasnt an American film. > I also think that the movie took place in the desert. > > The ONLY thing I rem
  20. > {quote:title=bagladymimi wrote:}{quote}Reagan made a series of films (4) in which he starred as Brass Bankcroft where he worked for the Secret Service and Eddie Foy, Jr. was his sidekick. Bancroft, not "Bankcroft."
  21. > {quote:title=Hibi wrote:}{quote}Weird. I never realized it didnt have a director's credit. I doubt that was the reason though (the real life case)........ LeRoy decided to forgo credit because legendary replacement director Alan Smitheee had not yet been born.
  22. Fox's back lot was actually sold off piecemeal, starting in the late 1950's; the past parcel didn't go until 1978. It later became an article of faith to blame CLEOPATRA 's runaway budget for the studio's selling off the real estate, but the deals had already been put in place before a penny was ever charged against CLEO 's production costs (which were still fairly modest as late as 1961).
  23. The claim makes no sense. An actor's total wealth derived from his or her screen work (as opposed to investments he or she may have made with those earnings) that doesn't include a standard percentage of the first-dollar box office grosses (and from films that consistently do big business at the box office) is the ONLY thing that will put him or her anywhere near the top of the list. Jackson's simply never been one of those actors to be offered that kind of deal on a consistent basis, irrespective of how often he works. He is, after all, a CHARACTER actor. No, the wealthiest actor on t
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