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Everything posted by Bogie56

  1. Ford scores a one, two in my personal top ten films of 1940 with The Grapes of Wrath and The Long Voyage Home.
  2. New York should have hired the Namibian Election Scrutineers.
  3. Wednesday, April 20 Harold Lloyd day. There are lots to pick from. 8 p.m. Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler 12:45 a.m. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse - both of these are pretty cool.
  4. And if one ever wondered about the technical professionalism of the two leads they should take a look at this film. Almost every word was redone in post sync. The performances are spot on which is really saying something considering it was all recreated months later in a studio and had to be dead in sync to boot.
  5. yumpin yiminy, I would like to make special mention of John Qualen as Muley Graves in The Grapes of Wrath. When I started making my lists a long time ago he was way down in the runner ups but is now my number two choice of the year only behind Brennan's The Westerner. If his part had come toward the end of Grapes as did John Carradine's I think it would have gained more attention. There is also a risk when you start a film with such an emotional performance that audiences may not be quite ready for it. Repeated viewings have certainly helped my appreciation of Qualen. And what a great shot
  6. Yes, absolutely. I haven't posted my best actors yet. Ian Hunter is great in Voyage as well. Just shows you what these character actors were capable of with good material and a great director.
  7. The Long Voyage Home is another one I watched again not long ago. I was really impressed with Ward Bond in it. It might even be his very best acting in film which is saying a lot considering he is in just about every second Hollywood movie. His part is not very big and his best bits are early on so he is easily overlooked.
  8. I'm afraid so. And I saw it again quite recently. But, hey ... he's on the list!
  9. Here are my choices of the 74 films I've seen from 1940 for… Best Supporting Actor of 1940 1. WALTER BRENNAN (Judge Roy W. Bean), The Westerner 2. JOHN QUALEN (Muley Graves), The Grapes of Wrath 3. JACK OAKIE (Benzino Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria), The Great Dictator 4. AKIM TAMIROFF (“the Boss”), The Great McGinty 5. ALBERT BASSERMANN (Van Meer), Foreign Correspondent 6. JAMES STEPHENSON (Howard Joyce), The Letter 7. FRANK MORGAN (Hugo Matuschek), The Shop Around the Corner 8. HUMPHREY BOGART (Paul Fabrini), They Drive By Night 9. WARD BOND (Yank), The Long Voyag
  10. Here are Danny Peary’s Alternate Oscar choices for 1940. Winners in bold. 1940 Best Actor Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath* James Cagney, City For Conquest Charles Chaplin, The Great Dictator W.C. Fields, The Bank Dick Cary Grant, His Girl Friday James Stewart, The Shop Around the Corner 1940 Best Actress Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday* Bette Davis, The Letter Joan Fontaine, Rebecca Greer Garson, Pride and Prejudice Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story Margaret Sullavan, The Shop Around the Corner And here are Michael Gerbert’s Golden Armchair choices for
  11. Hillary's new slogan seems to be "it is one thing to identify a problem but it is another to solve the problem" which is obviously a dig at Sanders. I would come back and say that she is incapable of even identifying the problem and that is because the problem is Her! Maybe she'll be invited to the Trump Christening. "Tell me what company you keep, and I'll tell you what you are." -Miguel de Cervantes
  12. Tuesday, April 19 8 p.m. A Taste of Honey (1962) Dora Bryan is great as Rita Tushingham’s mother. 4:30 a.m. Executive Action (1973) A long neglected JFK assassination film. I’m surprised it is on the schedule.
  13. Here are my choices of the 74 films I've seen from 1940 for… Best Supporting Actress of 1940 1. JANE DARWELL (Ma Joad), The Grapes of Wrath 2. RUTH GORDON (Mary Todd Lincoln), Abe Lincoln In Illinois 3. JUDITH ANDERSON (Mrs. "Danny" Danvers), Rebecca 4. VIRGINIA WEIDLER (Diane “Dinah” Lord), The Philadelphia Story 5. RUTH HUSSEY (Elizabeth Imbrie), The Philadelphia Story 6. FLORENCE BATES (Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper), Rebecca 7. MARY BOLAND (Mrs. Bennet), Pride and Prejudice 8. FAY BAINTER (Julie Gibbs), Our Town 9. MILDRED NATWICK (Freda), The Long Voyage Home 10. MAR
  14. Well, the reason he gave was the same as the one George C. Scott would give many years later in that he did not believe that actors should compete with one another. He was very gracious about it as one would expect. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19410105&id=fVRQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Qg4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=2087,647173&hl=en
  15. The New York Film Critics Circle Awards for 1940 were: Best Actor Charles Chaplin, The Great Dictator* (refused) Thomas Mitchell, The Long Voyage Home James Stephenson, The Letter Best Actress Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story* Martha Scott, Our Town Joan Fontaine, Rebecca
  16. Just bumping this up. If one wishes to cast a vote for the tally at the end of the decade please be sure to clearly mark your sole winner in each category and break any ties.
  17. Monday, April 18 The day schedule looks like a cut and paste job from not long ago. Ethel Barrymore night. 8 p.m. None But the Lonely Heart (1944) has to be one of Ethel’s best. 10 p.m. The Spiral Staircase (1945) In Canada and the U.S. TCM Canada is not regional by the way.
  18. I think Trump may be done for even if he does get the nomination. Who wants to go to a rally and listen to him yell and whine and say absolutely nothing? I don't get it. The novelty has to wearing off.
  19. And not to be confused with the 1972 remake. This is a beautiful little film indeed. I watched a rather poor copy a couple of months ago. I'm sorry I did not record it when it was on Canadian television years ago as it is very hard to find now.
  20. I will look forward to seeing Brother Orchid again. It has been a long time and I know Jenkins is particularly good in it. I made a 45 minute WB gangster spoof in Super 8mm. when I was 15 which was largely based on that film.
  21. My choices for the Juvenile Acting award for 1940 are Billy Lee (Lonnie McNeil), The Biscuit Eater Virginia Weidler (Diane “Dinah” Lord), The Philadelphia Story
  22. It’s time for 1940. We will be on 1940 for one week so plenty of time for everyone to respond. Here are Oscar’s choices for 1940. Winners in bold. 1940 Oscars Best Actor James Stewart, The Philadelphia Story* Charles Chaplin, The Great Dictator Henry Fonda, The Grapes of Wrath Raymond Massey, Abe Lincoln In Illinois Laurence Olivier, Rebecca Best Actress Ginger Rogers, Kitty Foyle* Bette Davis, The Letter Joan Fontaine, Rebecca Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story Martha Scott, Our Town Best Supporting Actor Walter Brennan, The Westerner*
  23. **ANNOUNCEMENT** I am going to make note of everyone's winners in the various categories going forward so when we do our next decade review in 10 weeks time it will only be necessary to submit your best of the decade choices. But to be included in the tally people must break any ties and have only one clearly marked winner in each category year-by-year.
  24. I just went by the TCM description. What a let down! I was looking forward to a film about crazy fridge magnets. Geesh.
  25. Thanks Peckfan. I went back through the pages and incorporated your choices for the various years and your best of the decade choices too.
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