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About kybabe3

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  1. It sounds like a scene in one of the Thin Man series. I think the name of the movie was Another Thin Man. It's the one that Sheldon Leonard is in. I don't know the couple who were dancing but, like you, I thought they were amazing. Hope this helps.
  2. I just stumbled onto this thread and have not read it through completely. I would like to add to the list of real estate the house of Ann and Tim Hilton in Since You Went Away. The house is almost one of the characters in the film. The film is about The Home Front during WWII has a warm, welcoming look to it, and with all the little homey touches (family pictures, the crackling fire in the fireplace, the bronzed shoes) makes it look like a real house that real people live it. Also, I love the bishop's house in The Bishop's Wife. The fine wood work, the stairway, the stained windows in the bishop's den. It had a respectable Victorian look that a bishop would live in.
  3. I figured it was something like that. Do you have any idea what his role as Prescott had to do with the role Bette Davis had in the film?
  4. I may have is name spelled wrong, but I believe you all know of whom I am speaking. In the opening credits in The Letter, starring Bette Davis, Mr. Kallaway's name is plainly listed. I have enjoyed The Letter many times and the only time I see Mr. Kallaway is in the very last scene after Leslie is released and the lawyer's wife is throughing a big celebration. Mr. Kallaway is in the crowd scene. I realize that he must have had more scenes and they were cut from the picture. Can anyone shed some light? I realize this is not earth shaking, but it bothers me when I find myself looking for Cecil and not finding him. Thanks/ Moviefan
  5. Harrylong, I know Bergen and Charlie were on radio and I assume they must have been in vaudeville, but you know what they say when you assume. When I think about it I believe the only film I have seen them in is the one with Fibber and Molly. Of course, Edgar was in I Remember Mama with out Charlie, and did a very good job, I think. I enjoyed Edgar Bergen and Charlie, Mortimer and Effie when they were on early TV. Ahh, I miss those good old days when talented people preformed on radio and TV and made a film or two. We would laugh or cry, whatever the occasion called for, or learned the lesson the program was trying to convey. The next morning we would get up and live our lives able to face reality. I will quit now, I am getting preachy.
  6. I would love to see some of the radio stars in the movies. I have seen It's In the Bag with Fred Allen and the movie with Fibber and Molly with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. It would be interesting to those who have no clue as to what radio was like before TV. It would be fun to watch Fibber, Molly, and Fred do their thing, again.
  7. Do you think TCM will have some sort of recognition for her? She was not a super star in her day, but it would be fun to watch her in some of her 30's and 40's films.
  8. I think we can all agree that the really good supporting actors made most of the movies they were in. Does anyone know what kind of pay they received? I realize they made a great many more movies that the stars, but I doubt their pay scale was anywhere near what the stars in the movie made. I just wondered what John Ridgely, Ward Bond or Elisha Cook made? Anyone out there have an answer?
  9. William Bendix was one of those actors that could do it all. He was equally good in comedies and dramas. One of the surprises for me was when he played the man in the white suit in The Dark Corner, that starred Mark Stevens and Lucille Ball. Bendix was believable as the shady PI. But, of course, for people of a certain age, William Bendix will always be "Riley".
  10. I feel like the perennial straggler because I respond to these post so late, but I had to put in my two cents about John Gilbert. One word - tremendous! No, I have more words to say. I have enjoyed reading all the comments about John Gilbert. I have learned so much about him, his times, and the high and lows of his career. Thanks to all for my edification. I am so glad I finally got to see The Big Parade. I can easily see why it made such an impact on the audiences when it first came out. It still makes an impact. John Gilbert and Renee Adoree make the ideal 'movie' couple. I have also seen the film, The Show. I may not have the exact title, but it is the one also with Adoree. Gilbert plays a carnival barker and Adoree is in love with him. I thought that was very good, also. The film "Down Stairs" was very good. It shows Gilbert had the potential to become more than actor. He could write a good story, and I read he wanted to direct, also. It makes you want to go back in time and kick some butt when you think of the talent that was literally wasted by all concerned. I did not get to view all of Bardelys, but I was pleased with what I did see. I had seen Eleanor Boardman in other films and she always reminded me of someone. Then, I read in another post that she reminded that person of Jodie Foster. I smacked the side of my head and said, "That's it!" I know Broadman was married, at one time to director King Vidor, and I think she was a talented actor. Does anyone know why she did not continue to make movies when sound came in. I have heard her voice and there was nothing wrong with it. She had the talent, the looks, the 'bones' so to speak for a successful career in talkies. I just wonder why she did not make it when sound came in? I also enjoyed John Gilbert's daughter's thoughts and insight. I would loved to read her book about her father.
  11. Someone else that I think has a distinctive voice is Joseph Cotton. He can be charmingly sweet, deceitfully charming, and scary as all get-out, (think Uncle Charlie). He definitely knew how to use his voice.
  12. I love this thread, Mongo. I like the pictures of people in their homes, especially the kitchens. I would love to have that stove that Boris Karloff is cooking on in his picture. Keep 'em coming.
  13. Alan Ladd had a smooth velvet voice. I also like Morgan Freeman's voice. But, I guess my favorite voice would have to Lina LaMonte's. Think about it!
  14. First, I don't know why my other post was posted twice. Musta done somethin' wrong! A quick comment on Clive Owen doing the same kind of mysteries as William Powell. He could do it but don't you think it would be darker and more brooding, than William Powell. I can't see Clive Owen being as witty and urbane as Powell can be, but I can see Clive Owen as Philo Vance, if not Nick Charles. I think the film would be more serious, darker. Same with Daniel Day Lewis, although I can't see him at all being a good Nick Charles. But, everyone to his/her own opinion.
  15. I have to disagree with those who think John Wayne could not make it today. Although westerns are not being spit out left and right today, if a young John Wayne were working today and made a western people would go see it. Why? It might have something to do with the characters John Wayne always played being bigger than life. He also did military roles convincingly, as well as having a flare for light comedy. Donavan's Reef, and Trouble All the Way, for instance. As far as those who think there is no call for his type today, I have a feeling little ole Johnny would make a place for himself in today's film world just as he did in the '30's, and hit his stride soon afterward, just like he did in the '40's, and stay on top or near enough to the top just as he did throughout his career. And, believe it or not, I am not a real big fan of John Wayne. I just know a man when I see one, and when they make films I like to look at them! Now, on to William Powell. He personified sophistication on screen, and I have to agree, they just aren't making the kind of movies he was noted for, and more's the pity for it. But, let me ask you, IF they were to make the Thin Man today, or Philo Vance Mysteries who in today's gaggle of actors could play either character with the wit and sophistication as our boy Bill. The only person I could think of was George Clooney. Can you think of anyone?
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