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laurelnhardy

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  1. Mae West must be one of those actresses that you either really love or don't like at all. I've heard people say that they thought she was great. I had never watched any of her movies until about a month ago when TCM showed one, "My Little Chickadee", I think it was. I started watching it because of W.C Fields. I always thought he was an "Ok" actor. I only made it through about half of the movie because I could hardly stand watching Mae West. I thought she was terrible. I thought maybe it was just that particular roll, so I gave her another look in "I'm No Angel". She's no better in it than she was in "...Chickadee". I don't see what the big fuss was with her. Her acting is bad, her singing is terrible, her voice is annoying, she was overweight (compared to other actresses), and her "sexy" walk looked more like she needed a hip replacement or at least a tube of Preperation H. I guess they all couldn't be Carol Landis', Bonita Granvilles, Myrna Loys, and Priscilla Lanes. I know some of you will agree with me and others will say that I'm totally wrong about her. It's just my 2¢ worth.
  2. Several days ago, I processed through the movies that were programmed to be shown on TCM for the week. I saw that there were several Joe E Brown films scheduled to be shown. I could have sworn that I set my dvr to record a couple of them. I advanced through the program guide and I didn't see movies listed anymore and my dvr didn't record anything. Did I miss the movies or were they replaced with the James Gardner tribute?
  3. Yes Willbefree25, It was great seeing those two again after so long!! They did work great together!! It's a shame that the other Hildegarde Withers films didn't star Edna May Oliver. They were good films, but I think they would have been so much better with EMO. I hope to discover more pairs like Edna May Oliver and James Gleason in obscure films such as these that I didn't know existed!! Hopefully, there are more hidden in a vault just waiting to be shown again!!
  4. There are sooo many that i'll never get tired of, but the ones that I can almost recite word for word because i've watch them so many times are: Psycho Psycho 2 Rear Window Vertigo Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Abbott and Costello's Hold That Ghost!! Arsenic and Old Lace It Happened One Night Safety Last (silent) Murder On The Blackboard Penguin Pool Murder Ghost Breakers Laurel and Hardy (their entire collection) Whistling In Dixie Whistling In The Dark Having Wonderful Crime and soooo soooo many more.
  5. I just wanted to take a minute to thank TCM for showing all of Edna May Oliver's Hildegarde Withers films this month. Penguin Pool Murder Murder On The Blackboard Murder On A Honeymoon They even did a one or two minute tribute for her!! It was really nice to see them remember her. I saw these films more than 10 yrs ago and have wanted to see them again ever since. I had seen the first two once since then, but hadn't seen Murder On A Honeymoon. They showed it this morning and it was as good as I remembered. Thank You again TCM!! You've made my day!!
  6. Some of my favorite actresses are: Grace Kelly Carole Landis Priscilla Lane Myrna Loy Claudette Colbert Bonita Granville Deanna Durbin Clara Bow Here are just a few that came to mind. I'm sure i forgot someone that really needs to be on the list.
  7. AndyM, I like watching old movies. I don't have to post 7000 comments about them. Until recently, I didn't have anything to say on this forum. So, go back to watching your subtitled French film and don't worry about how many posts I have, prick
  8. It sounds like fxreyman and jamesjazzguitar really enjoy watching these newer films and really take a stand against anyone that complains about Mark Cousin's jacked up movie picks. I'm not sure why they are even on TCM's message board and not on one of the other movie channel's boards like IFC or Sundance talking about newer movies that they enjoy. I've been watching TCM since it was created back in 1994 because I love OLD movies. That's what they've always shown, so when they start showing movies that aren't OLD, i've gotta express my displeasure, whether it was just a week ago that I had something to say, or whether you agree with it or not. If you're tired of watching OLD classic movies, then don't watch the channel anymore. I'd like to know what their ratings were during a 2002 subtitled French movie.
  9. No, I have never seen any of the movies that they are showing tonight. They are probably entertaining films. That isn't my point. I turn on TCM to see movies from the 1920's to the 60's, not something that i can get from the video rental store or from the $5 bin at Walmart. These may be awesome movies, I just don't think that TCM is the place to show them. There are way too many movie channels on the DIsh/Direct that could be showing these movies. AMC, IFC, and Sundance are just a few that come to mind. TCM is the ONLY channel that you can see an old b/w film. Just look at AMC for example. AMC use to show only classic films like TCM does. They showed more 50's-70's colorized films and TCM showed mostly b/w films. Then, AMC gradually started showing newer and newer films until they pretty well phased out all of the old films. Then, they started putting commercials into the films. Just like right now, AMC is showing "Home Alone 2". Is "Home Alone 2" really an American classic? No, not in my opinion. I'm afraid that TCM is heading down the same path. If no one seems to mind, and calls their hand on it, then in a few years when you turn on TCM, 2000 films will be the norm and you'll be fast forwarding through the commercials. To me, turning on TCM and seeing a movie from the 2000's is like turning on the Horror Channel and seeing National Lampoon's Vacation showing. It's a great movie, just not for the Horror Channel. In my opinion, the 10 hours of showing these newer films could have been better spent showing some obscure b/w films that even a die hard TCM watcher hasn't seen before. Maybe Mark Cousins should try to get a contract with AMC. Who knows, maybe his "Story of Film" will bring back classics to AMC.
  10. Well, if you want to see an old movie tonight, you'd better watch before 7pm cst. From 7p to 5a it's all movies from 2002 to 2006!!! Who the heck is picking these films, an executive's 18 yr old kid, or a young celebrity?? Hundreds of thousands of obscure classic movies in TCM's vault and they're back to showing newer movies again. Some say that TCM is showing these newer films to appeal to the new generation. I say, get your kids off of there Ipads, laptops, and Xbox 360's and introduce them to some great old comedy classics and they'll be hooked just like i was at an early age. I was just seven years old when I got hooked on old classic movies. I saw, "It Happened One Night" on PBS' evening classic movie. I liked it so much i immediately wanted to see it again. (Too bad VCRs hadn't yet been invented) Then, not long after, I saw a Laurel and Hardy short on PBS' Sunday morning movie. I was instantly hooked. I couldn't wait until Sunday morning to see a LnH short. That's when I was introduced to Abbott and Costello. I saw LnH's "Music Box" followed by AnC's "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" After that, old movies were all I wanted to see. So, if you're as passionate about old movies as I am, speak up and let TCM know how you feel before TCM turns out to be another MTV, you know, that channel that used to show music videos. If we don't speak up, we'll wake up one day, turn on TMC, and it will be some new movie with commercials. I see nothing wrong with TCM showing a movie from 2006 just as long as it's 50 yrs. from now.
  11. I'm glad they showed some of her films too. They were somewhat entertaining. I wish they would celebrate Edna May Oliver on TCM. I've put in a request to TCM for several years now to show a tribute to Edna May, but I guess she doesn't rate up there with some of the ones they pick to do a tribute for. With Edna May, they could celebrate her birth date and death date all at the same time as she died on her birthday, Nov. 9th.
  12. I'd like to see any movie that has to do with a murder mystery in an old spooky mansion. I love all the old murder mystery shows from the 20's to 40's.I like all the old murder mystery shows whether they have an old mansion or not. Murder on a Honeymoon Murder on the Blackboard Penguin Pool Murder Whistling in the Dark Whistling in Dixie Whistling in Brooklyn Having Wonderful Crime Ghost Breakers Nancy Drew.... Torchy.... etc, etc, etc, I love them all. I also like all of the comedies from Laurel and Hardy ( all of their movies) Wheeler and Woolsey (The Nitwits) Abbott and Costello (monster and mystery movies) Harold Lloyd Buster Keaton
  13. I thought i'd sit down and watch an old classic movie tonight. I hit the guide button and "Gladiator" is on. It's a movie from 2000!!!! Then "The Story of Film" with interviews from directors of 1990's movies, then it's "The Piano" from 1993!!! After that, "Reservoir Dogs" from 1992!!!!!! Why is TCM showing all of these "newer" movies?? I know they aren't running out of 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's movies!! If they would just show a third of the movies that i've requested over the years that they've NEVER shown, it would take up at least 48 hrs. TCM, PLEASE stick to showing 1920's-1960's movies only!!! Let these other channels like Starz, Retro, Sundance, etc show the 1970's to present movies!!! Please don't screw up a good thing!!
  14. EDNA MAY OLIVER WAS BORN AND DIED ON THE SAME DAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 59 YEARS APART OF COURSE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE TCM DO A TRIBUTE TO HER BY SHOWING HER "HILDEGARD WITHERS" MOVIES, PENGUIN POOL MURDER, MURDER ON THE BLACKBOARD, AND MURDER ON A HONEYMOON. TCM PLANS THEIR SCHEDULE SO FAR IN ADVANCE THAT A TRIBUTE WOULD HAVE TO BE REQUESTED ASAP TO GET THE FILMS ON THE SCHEDULE IN NOVEMBER. IF YOU 'D LIKE TO SEE THESE FILMS AS MUCH AS I WOULD, PLEASE REQUEST THAT THEY BE SHOWN AS A TRIBUTE TO THIS GREAT ACTRESS.
  15. Does anyone know who the girl was that had her newspaper taken from her by Constance Bennett when it started raining and the couple stopped to put the top up on their car? Neither she or the man are listed in the credits. They are also not listed on IMDB.
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