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Posts posted by ChristineHoard

  1. 3 hours ago, jakeem said:

    Jackie Calmes Retweeted John Harwood

    I've now lived through 4 of these sagas in 37 yrs: GOP passes huge tax cuts, vowing they'll pay for themselves thru growth. They don't. Deficits rise. Why do people keep buying this promise? Go ahead, cut taxes. But don't deny the math.

    This is an old Republican chestnut that keeps getting trotted out from time to time.  Anybody who still believes it is an idiot.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Gershwin fan said:

    She really should not have doubled down on this. The fact the DNA came back as 1/1,000th American Native makes her look very foolish. 

    Maybe but technically she was correct about her ancestry.  Please remember back in the day if a person had "one drop" of Negro blood they were considered Black.  Now it would be nice if Trump coughed up the million bucks he promised to the charity of her choice (which he denies making but it's on tape) and both of them shut up about it.

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  3. 3 hours ago, NewYorkGuy said:

    This is a pet peeve, when a guest star is there to talk about movies and seems to have done little homework and knows next to nothing about the movie other than having watched it and liked it.  I've expected a little more from Carol -- we're getting more comments about her TV show and own film appearances than context about the films.  The latter's all falling on Illeana, but thank goodness she knows her stuff.

    And while I'm whining ( ? ), the funniest thing about the intros and outros so far is the way Carol and Illeana have been lit.

    I'm not sure what you mean by the way Carol and Illeana were lit but I'll check it out next time.

    Yes to the first part of your post.  I am in total agreement.  Way too much about Carol and her TV show and her lousy performance in THE FRONT PAGE.  To the guest stars:  it's not totally all about you.  Keep your ego in check for a few moments and please focus on the movies being presented and who made them and why you like them.

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  4. Eddie said Joan and Steve Cochran may have had a dressing room dalliance maybe to make Vincent Sherman jealous.  Shame on Joan if she didn't - Steve was HOT!

    On a superficial note I like the longer hair on Joan, too.  I don't know what it was about post-war hairdos around 1950 but a lot of actresses cut their longish locks around that time.  On another superficial note, I liked Joan in her swimsuit and cover-up and I definitely liked Steve in his swimwear.

    I looked up the actress who played David Brian's wife.  Edith Evanson also played the housekeeper in ROPE.

    Serena Royle as Joan's "guide" Patricia Longworth was an interesting role.  Was there more going on there?  I could see her showing Joan the ropes on how to be a society dame but then she never leaves.

    Kent Smith was a nice looking guy and decent actor and quite good in this role (he is in CAT PEOPLE, too), as everybody was (great casting).  He sort of reminds me of Bruce Bennett - a serviceable, dependable actor.

    I liked David Brian.  I remember him from INTRUDER IN THE DUST.  Quite the contrast.

    Joan ran the gamut in THE DAMNED DON'T CRY.  There's the struggling housewife/mother Joan, then Joan working and "modeling" to try to get ahead and then Joan going full-blown with the rich lifestyle and the men.  I liked it.

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  5. 6 hours ago, Dargo said:

    The way it was depicted, I'd say it was definitely in self-defense.

    Remember, after David Brian tussles with Joan and she's shot, Kent then appears on the porch with a gun and Brian looks up to see Kent and aims his gun at him(and I think fires off one shot) and which Kent then fires at Brian, mortally wounding him.

    (...btw, and speaking of Kent Smith...I remember as a teenager back in the late-'60s being a supermarket box boy, and one day during a slow period asking one of the 'older lady' checkers--probably all of 35 or 40 y/o at the time--who her favorite actor was...when she replied with something like "You probably wouldn't know of him, but it's Kent Smith" and then said she always thought he was very sexy...I couldn't believe my ears...I then replied back with, "Yeah, I know who Kent Smith is. He's on TV all the time in guest roles and is a regular on Peyton Place, and I've seen him in some old movies too. And sorry here, but I'm having a little problem thinking THAT guy is or was ever 'sexy'. He's kind'a bland, I think"...needless to say, I then got a nasty look and a 'Hrumph' from that 'older lady' checker...AND, nothing I've ever seen him in since that day has ever changed by opinion about the guy)


     He ain't exactly June Allyson or Edward Arnold, but to each his own.  (Sorry; I couldn't resist.)  ?

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  6. On 10/4/2018 at 6:57 PM, jaragon said:

    Scott Clifton should be shirtless all the time...seriously who would kick this guy out of bed ?!


    Have you ever seen this show?  No one kicks this guy out of bed.  ?

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  7. I was surprised Carol Burnett didn't know that Carole Lombard and William Powell used to be married.  She's such a fan of old movies and she said she was named after Carole Lombard; I thought that was something she would know but seemed genuinely surprised when Illeana mentioned it before MY MAN GODFREY.

    As for Illeana's grandfather the great Melvyn Douglas, I love him in THEODORA GOES WILD.  He had the funniest lines.  Of course, Irene Dunne was great.  I've seen THEODORA a couple of times but it had been awhile.  I think it's a wonderful, delightful movie.

  8. 7 hours ago, Hibi said:

    I know she was obsessed about it, but I never read she had surgery........

    From what I read she had surgeries which resulted in nerves being cut around her upper lip.  I also read that she did put tissue inside her upper lip and co-stars could tell during kissing scenes.  She was very self conscious about her looks.  It's sad that she felt this way.

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  9. 12 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

    We know what she was looking for, it's the way she spoke, her stilted speech, what was the reason? was it a "stage direction" in the screenplay?

    And I repeat where is misswonderly3 for her insight. ?

    I think the paralysis of her upper lip she had from plastic surgery probably affected the way she spoke.

  10. 1 minute ago, NipkowDisc said:

    why does tcm hafta waste our time with stinkers like that? what an excruciating experience seeing guys like cecil kellaway and george zucco wasted in such a lame movie. 35 minutes into it I dreamt of how much I would enjoy seeing kharis strangulate...slowly...that infuriatingly awful comic relief babe but then I started hoping that kharis would shove poopsie down his throat just to put an end to his NYC  references.

    And yet you watched it.  You lost your monster cred with me if you haven't seen any of the old Universal 1940's era Mummy movies before tonight, pal.  ?

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  11. 8 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

    The only thing I wonder about was Gloria Grahame's character, she seems a bit slow the way she replies to Ryan when we first see her. I thought I'd have to check out the book to she how she was written but Eddies mentioned that she was created for screenplay, now I wonder about the screenplay character.

    I think Miss Gloria's character was looking for some excitement from the tediousness of taking care of a baby and an inattentive husband.  Then there's this dangerous manly Robert Ryan.  As she says, "Just this once."  You go girl, take that walk on the wild side just this once.  ?

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  12. 3 hours ago, EricJ said:

    Exactly:  The idea that YOU have to take your dog to the vet creates the image of "Looney pet-doter", which is probably what Sam thought, but a star like Grable didn't have a maid/personal assistant to help with off-set household emergencies?  

    Which, of course, a family member's problem always is.  :)

    Except if her dog was really sick, like take-to-the-vet-now emergency sick, she may have wanted to be with the dog herself instead of handing him off to an assistant.  ("Here, take Fido to the vet and call me if he croaks.")  Maybe instead of "loony pet-doter" it's "responsible-I-love-my-pet owner."

    She probably should have called Sam herself and explained what was going on or have the assistant do that instead of standing him up.

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  13. On 10/1/2018 at 8:53 PM, LawrenceA said:

    Surrender (1931) - Prisoner-of-war drama from Fox and director William K. Howard. During the final months of World War One, a P.O.W. camp is set up near a Prussian castle. French prisoner Dumaine (Warner Baxter) plots his escape until he falls in love with Axelle (Leila Hyams), the beautiful granddaughter of the senile Count (C. Aubrey Smith) who resides in the castle. The camp commandant, the horribly scarred Captain Ebbing (Ralph Bellamy), loves Axelle as well, setting the stage for further conflict. Also featuring Alexander Kirkland, William Pawley. Howard Phillips, George Beranger, Bodil Rosing, Joe Sawyer, J. Carrol Naish, and Virginia Weidler in her film debut.

    Director Howard, working with cinematographer James Wong Howe, adds a lot of visual panache, with moody shadow play throughout. Baxter is kind of bland, as is Hyams, but the latter looks good. The usually reliable Smith plays his character so broadly that his scenes descend into farce. Bellamy has one of his most interesting roles as the tragic Ebbing, a decent man at heart whose war injuries have left a bit twisted mentally. He makes the whole film worthwhile.   (7/10)

    Source: Rarefilmm.com. The copy is once again very poor, made from an old VHS that has several really bad stretches of bad static and image dropout. However, as this only has 18 votes on IMDb, I'm guessing it's extremely rare, and should be appreciated as is.


    Even if the movie is lousy, I just love the artwork of these posters/lobby cards that LawrenceA includes with his reviews, especially from the early 1930's.  They remind me of some of the old paperback pulp novel cover art.

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  14. 4 hours ago, jakeem said:

    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee came under fire Tuesday night after releasing a bizarre, sexist letter from an ex-weatherman who claimed he had a fling with one of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers more than two decades ago



    It's the old blame the victim act.  Stale, Grassley, even for an old fogey like you.

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  15. 1 hour ago, Vautrin said:

    Of course it is. Nobody's talking about what BTK is today. We're talking about what he

    was back in the day. He was a guy with a nasty drunk problem, which makes Ford's

    accusation more plausible. 

    And a guy who won't admit anything about his teenage drinking.  What's going on?  He could have said that yes, he drank a lot in high school and college, like a lot of kids, but never assaulted anybody.  Still, under oath he kept denying.  Was it because he truly was a nasty, loud, obnoxious drunk who assaulted girls and he's afraid that info will get out?

    Trump is such an a***hole insulting Dr. Ford.  I'm not surprised.  Here's a guy who insults disabled people, Gold Star families, John McCain, brags about grabbing women, etc.  But women holding up "Women for Trump" signs during this?  That's sad.  As someone on the internet wrote, "White women, you need to get your **** together." (Paraphrasing)  Well, that's Mississippi.  Wake up, women, Trump is not your ally. 

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  16. Belita was pretty and did a decent job lip-syncing that song (and whoever really sang it sounded like it could be Belita.)  Yes, serviceable, and I liked her hair.  She looked good in her swimsuit cover-up.  I thought she looked a little bit like Gloria Grahame but without the talent or charisma.  I had never heard of her before.  Joan Lorring and Virginia Christine were much better and more interesting.

    Sometimes John Ireland is pretty intense and he certainly was here.  His character was wound very tight.  Gambling addiction is about as bad as drugs or alcohol.  I really felt his desperation.

    Barry Sullivan was good and well-cast.  He looked good in his suit.  Eddie was right about so many recognizable faces.

    Poor Harry Morgan!  He spent over seven bucks on dinner and a movie and that lady wouldn't even give him a kiss much less anything else.

    I think they did a good job with the sets.  Lots of people, some cars, street noise, rain.  Not static at all.

    I didn't think The Gangster was a great film but it was an enjoyable way to pass the time and I'm glad to have seen it.


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  17. On 9/26/2018 at 1:07 AM, Arturo said:

    Because a 15 year old girl did not want to get raped by Kavanaugh. and a co-ed wanted nothing to do with his p e n i s.....that does not make them lesbians.  That they choose to disclose this makes them neither radical nor socialist.  

    Arturo, you know how it is:  if you don't bow down to the sacred p e n i s of over privileged rich white males then you must be a radical socialist lesbian.  That's the only logical explanation.   ?

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