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  1. Yes, I am a fan of Hayley too. Among my favorites of hers is THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA multi-parter for TV's Masterpiece Theatre. Although most critics (and, I think, you too) favor POLLYANNA over THE PARENT TRAP, I do enjoy the latter more as a re-watch simply because it allowed her to be as ornery as she was in TIGER BAY... or shall I say twice as ornery as twins? I especially enjoy the great revenge scenes against Joanna Barnes' gold-digging Vicky. That one could potentially be tackled on some future date as part of a twins theme along with, say, THE PALM BEACH STORY, OUR RELATIONS (Laurel &
  2. Roger Ebert loved this film and thought it was realistic simply because, as a Catholic schoolboy of the earlier 1950s, he remembered not being allowed to write with ballpoint pens as indicated here. Funny how you just need to remind a viewer of something little that he or she had half forgotten in youth in order to make them have no doubt in the plausibility of your story.
  3. At some point I need to check out the trio of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS episodes that Jessica appeared in: "Toby", "The Glass Eye" and "The Canary Sedan". Maybe because this film has already been over-analyzed to death, the TV shows might have been an even more intriguing option?
  4. A few additional comments... I did like THE DESERT FOX but felt it had Jessica's least interesting performance of the five films we are profiling, including the previously mentioned FRIED GREEN TOMATOES. Not that she isn't good at her role. Just that it only allowed her so much to work with and probably any number of other actresses could have done just as well. It was really more James Mason's film anyway. Backtracking... too bad the LUX RADIO THEATRE radio adaptation of A WOMAN'S VENGEANCE is not available since it may be quite good. In some ways, the story is better suited to the
  5. Will wait a while before uploading more since I hit my limit of images for this time. Feel free to add more.
  6. Another eight... Borrah Minevitch And His Harmonica Rascals (Vitaphone #1827) Bubbles, with Judy Garland (black & white print, originally in Technicolor) Calgary Stampede The Camera Speaks, with Billy Bitzer Cavalcade Of Archery, with Howard Hill Cavalcade Of Dance With Veloz And Yolanda Changing Of The Guard, with Sybil Jason Cheyenne Autumn Trail
  7. Picture pages... I only discovered recently that you can upload images from your computer here. Had trouble in the past doing this so... it is still an experiment. These are screencaps of some of my favorite Warner shorts available either online, as TCM airings and/or on DVD, courtesy of Warner Archive. A few frames come from films that compiled earlier material and the full films themselves have yet to escape the vaults. Showing these in alphabetic order so you can cross-reference them in the previous list posts. The first ten... Adventures In Africa #1: Into the Unknown A
  8. You are both right. I was thinking of the film's importance today in terms of the "seeking out" part more so than in 1974. The "Late, Late Show", in various formats, would occasionally show old movies on TV and this is why Leonard Maltin and others were putting out TV Movie Guides. Yet Betamax and VHS didn't arrive until 1975 and '77. Now... around 1972, there was a more experimental, primitive home video tape system that began reissuing a small number of studio movies including Columbia's FUNNY GIRL, which was a four year old "recent release" at the time. (Totally off topic: Did you
  9. Found it. YouTube search the title Train-Scene from "Possessed" (1931).
  10. The famous train used in Fred's THE BAND WAGON was in shambles then. It was a wonderful stock train used in so many MGM movies since, I guess, the 1920s? I am trying to think of the famous Joan Crawford movie from the early '30s where she watches all kinds of activities in the passing windows.
  11. Some additional fodder... Years ago, I bugged the Warner Archive in their “requests” sites for a DVD set of Youngson shorts (1948-56) and his one feature for that studio, but I think the response was one big, long yawn. Youngson just isn't as marketable as Harry Potter and the DC franchise. As biographer Jim Manago noted, the vast majority of his subject matter predates the year of 1930. A few of his Warner films cover material both preceding and following, but they still tend to be far meatier with earlier times. A key exception to the rule is MGM'S BIG PARADE OF COMEDY, focused on
  12. Ooooohhhhh... I see that none other than the prestigious British Film Institute even has a trailer for it on YouTube a.k.a. "ASK ANY BUDDY trailer | BFI Flare 2020". Is that Shawn Cassidy posing as "Mark", discussing some sideline work he was doing at the time when not busy with Parker Stevenson in THE HARDY BOYS-NANCY DREW MYSTERIES series on TV? Gotta love the hair styles of the times. Speaking of which, a commentator on there named "Rage Against My Hairline" wants us to all know how hetero he/she is but still wants to be open to the topic: "Well, it's not for me, but I'm glad it exists."
  13. Great photo selection here. It is a challenge finding good ones online for films like these. Had never seen the poster for the Cannes '47 one or the image of Nicole Védrès before.
  14. The only reason why I remembered that the story does not take place in Georgia even though it was filmed there was on account of that sly critical comment about the state spoken by a major character on screen. However it is an easy scene to forget and, therefore, you are never sure exactly where this whole story takes place, except "somewhere" in The South. Yet I feel like the critical remark is a bit like biting the hand that feeds you, since the Georgia residents were agreeable to supply the filming locations. As to why it wasn't filmed in Alabama instead, well... that is Hollywood for you.
  15. Although the location of the primary buildings used for filming is in rural Georgia, not far from Atlanta, the movie (not the book apparently) is pretty hazy about its own setting. In one brief scene, Grady (Gary Basaraba) makes a derogatory comment about police investigators coming from Georgia, a next-door state. This rules Georgia out, but makes Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and both Carolinas all candidates since they all touch Georgia. Perhaps there was some attempt not to upset modern day citizens of each state of their not-so-racially-accepting history? Granted, we see the modern day sett
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