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Everything posted by Gorch

  1. When this series debuted I thought it was quirky and had a decent storyline about chemistry teacher Walter White deciding to make a few illegal dollars for his family by brewing meth since he was dying of cancer. One of his former students - Jesse Pinkman - is a low life street hustling skell who shows White some street smarts about selling the product. Walt's family includes a DEA brother in law who is on the trail. The tension, bungling, duplicity and heart pounding near arrests made me, anyway, root for Walt and Jesse to not get caught. Then Walt's compulsive drive to be th
  2. All five provided voices for other species or autos. Chill Wills was Francis the Talking Mule Mary Jane Croft was Theo on The Peoples' Choice Ann Southern was My Mother the Car Alan Rocky Lane was Mr. Ed William Daniels was Kitt Whew, that one took some brain work.
  3. CB7 - I've visited mcqueenonline many times but never registered as a member. There's really nothing new I could contribute. Years ago I corresponded with Donna R. who was one of the early contributors, but that's about it. Of course, Mike entered a post there about his book when it came out.
  4. I agree that this was one exceptional year, but no one ever seems to list "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" on their top ten lists. Granted, other titles are flashier and I cannot disagree with anyone's choices, but, for me, this one has to be near the top. I was born in 1949, and for me the best year of viewing films at the movie palaces was 1960. I know that titles released that year are not considered classics, but at that age everything made a positive impression.
  5. I admire your taste in westerns, Star. Outside of Red Badge of Courage and The Unforgiven, this is Audie's finest film. As you pointed out, the developing friendship and admiration among some of the posse members raise this one above cliche. The novel was written by Clair Huffaker, as was the screenplay. I remember giving my ten year old son the paperback and hoping he would find it insightful. That was 25 years ago and he still recalls it fondly and for all the correct reasons. Wish this would be released on Blu or DVD.
  6. The last photo is from Tarantula with Leo G. Carroll and Mara. Eastwood is the jet pilot who destroys the giant critter at the end.
  7. I'm digressing and promise not to inflict my stream of consciousness ramblings again, but there's a scene in "Soldier In the Rain" where world weary Master Sergeant Maxwell Slaughter (Jackie Gleason) meets Bobbie Jo (Tuesday Weld), a high school student on a date arranged by Eustis Clay (Steve McQueen). They are diametrically opposed in every manner. Bobbie is snapping gum in the back seat of Clay's convertible and Maxwell's opening line is "What did you learn in school today little girl?" Her reply - "Donna Mae Parker's gonna have a baby" Priceless.
  8. Wow, you're right. I never noticed the similarity between the two and I probably miss-identified both actors over the years. I'll have to apologize to my wife who has the same problem with James Coburn and Lee Marvin. I sit corrected.
  9. Robert Cornthwaite? I remember him as the scientist in The Thing and from Picket Fences.
  10. James, as a supposedly responsible adult, I normally consulted with my wife and we would select movies that we would like to see with our son and younger daughter. Since I'm the movie expert, she relied on me. Of course, there are no more road show engagements and the last souvenir book I've ever bought was for Star Wars - which was a good family choice. Others included The Princess Bride, Mr. Mom, Superman and countless others, but I tried to keep the family event theme intact. I goofed big time though when we took the kiddies to see The Untouchables. My daughter still is outraged that s
  11. Hamradio is right on the money about why this movie was made - to lure the audience into seeing the new wonder of the big screen - Cinerama. I was twelve then and my family wasn't excited about the cast, but we had to go to the Monroe Cinema to see the new huge curved screen which had been hyped locally for months. This was back when everyone got dressed up for such an event. My brother and I wore ties and suitcoats. Popcorn was a must as were souvenir books. No one then had a stereo sound system to rival the theater. When the overture ended and the curtains opened and opened even
  12. Have the DVR set to record "The Big Sky" early tomorrow. TCM always shows the re-patched version with the uneven film sources which is the best of the two options. Hank Worden as Poor Devil, Arthur Hunnicutt, a terrific Dimitri Tiomkin score and Kirk singing Whiskey Leave Me Alone make this a highly enjoyable film. "Sic 'em, Boon".
  13. That's Nick Cravat- Burt Lancaster's old circus partner. He had a pretty thick New Yawk accent so he played a lot of mute characters. He was even THE THING on the WING in the classic "Twilight Zone" episode with William Shatner. My all time favorite Cravat character is Ojo in "The Crimson Pirate".
  14. Rats! Actually, I surprised myself with that guess. I should have spent more time looking at her face in that scene.
  15. The still looks like it's from The Last Picture Show. If so, that might make her Sharon Taggart. On the other hand, it might not
  16. Looks like Scott Glenn to me, but apparently not from Silverado or The Right Stuff. Probably The Keep.
  17. Two of Holden's later films were comedies. "Paris When it Sizzles" was supposed to be a light hearted romantic romp, but I thought it fell flat. "S.O.B." was quite funny and Holden was actually touching in some scenes. The body snatching and Viking funeral are highlights.
  18. Hello Dargo. Yes, we spend a lot of time in the dark. My children loved using the theater for a cheap date night and now some of my grandkids are old enough to appreciate it. Been watching a lot of Disney and Harryhausen on sleepovers. I wouldn't part with your autographed picture either. The only ones I managed to collect are Charlton Heston and each of the Magnificent Seven along with Eli Wallach. The bulk of my collection consists of stills. At last count, I had about 15,000. When I was a kid, the local newspaper reviewer would give me his promotional material. When we lived in NYC,
  19. Well, money has always been a problem, but I have the space. About 15 years ago we turned our basement into a home theater, complete with a liquid crystal projector, 10 foot screen, stadium seats with cupholders and even a popcorn machine. The walls are covered with one sheets, half sheets, photobustas, lobby cards, and stills in frames. I change them when the whim hits me so it's not static too long. I picked up some three sheets but could never find a frame for them. I even installed a lightbox poster to highlight the double sided rolled one sheets that grace most multiplexes today, but I'm
  20. I'm your huckleberry. You have some magnificent posters! I started collecting in 1960 but was fortunate to make friends with a guy who worked at a local TV station in 1969.. He gave me a box of posters from a South Carolina poster exchange in return for free pizzas (that I paid for) from Shakey's Pizza, where we both worked. The TV station provided the films at the restaurant and I bought him the pies and pitchers beer. The posters included The Magnificent Seven B sheet, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, The Giant Behemoth, House on Haunted Hill half sheet, Adventures of Robin Hood insert and
  21. Dargo2, I think that Guns does stretch credulity a bit but that Eagles just snaps it in half. Aside from being written by the same author I don't think that the two are very similar in tone. I must have seen Guns at the theater five times when I was twelve years old and loved every minute of it. I read the paperback and regretted several of the changes made for the screen. Mallory and Andrea were as close as brothers with no rift between them, the two women were added for box office appeal instead of two male partisans, Andy Franklin was a young man who sacrificed his life so the others could
  22. Always enjoyed this movie even though it's so improbable. Tiomkin's score is really memorable. It must have been a mini reunion with Gregory Peck, Stanley Baker and James Robertson Justice from Captain Horatio Hornblower.
  23. Have some spare time now so I thought I'd post the titles of all 25 films that Paul and Duke were in.They are: Three Girls Lost Somewhere in Sonora The Desert Trail Pittsburgh In Old Oklahoma The Fighting Seabees Tall in the Saddle Flame of the Barbary Coast Back to Bataan Dakota Tycoon Red River Wake of the Red Witch The Fighting Kentuckian She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Island in the Sky Hondo The High and the Mighty The Sea Chase Blood Alley Jet Pilot The Sons of Katie elder El Dorado The Undefeated Cahill: US Marshal Obviously, I'm a big fan of Wayne.
  24. I had never noticed Morgan Woodward until Cool Hand Luke in 1967. He played Boss Godfrey - the man with no eyes. He gave such a strong performance that that he was memorable even among the powerhouse cast of supporting actors in that movie. Once I knew who he was I recognized him in dozens of movies and shows I had already seen. Good actor.
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