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CaveGirl

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  1. James, when you use the word "defrocked" all I can think of is the bit about Tallulah Bankhead continually being nude at parties and her friend Estelle Winwood saying "Dear, I don't know why you keep doing this, you have so many lovely frocks." Sorry for the intrusion.
  2. Oh of course I agree jamesjazzguitar as to Liz and her role in this film. She does NOT represent a male in the iconography of Williams and his writings. I was talking about that in settings with a romance between a male and female character, even like in the gentleman caller and Blue Roses bit, that it is based on a male to male scenario. Sorry I did not make this more clear. Obviously Thomas Lanier knew woman as people in non-erotic instances and used them in his plays purely in that context.
  3. Maybe we need to define something here. A charming cad is not the same as a charming gentleman. A dog dressed up like bunny, witness those candy Easter ads is still a dog inherently. Outer qualities do not the man make as every person has exterior traits that could display or belie their inner motives. Charm is not inherently a sign of the core person, so I am talking about the actors core "type" of role that they usually played. Ona Munson and Claire Trevor started the prostitute with a heart of gold bit, but if they had previously played prostitutes with no heart, that wo
  4. I agree with Arturo...Goddard would have been fine in a period piece. She was pretty enough and spirited enough to play Scarlet and would have done a wonderful rendition I bet. Another person who reminds me of her that would have been swell is Susan Hayward. Speaking of Clark Gable, an older relative of mine is from his home town Martin's Ferry though I think they list him as coming from maybe Cadiz, Ohio. She laughingly says nobody there liked him because he would never come back to make an appearance...haha! Margaret Mitchell wanted Groucho to play Rhett and being that I find him
  5. Duh, I'm reading the thread and see OP and am thinking, Continental Op, then realize OP means original poster maybe and that's me. So...what I meant by "casting against type" in my original post was putting the actor into a type of role that they never usually played. Like making Dennis Morgan a crazed rapist or Jack Elam as a kindly priest or Sheree North as a nun. That to me would be casting against type, but I also embrace other definitions that have been introduced here by our lovely and astute panel. I've always wondered what Emyln Williams would have done with NMF but I d
  6. Just noticed this thread after posting my Beaudine bit. Yes, Kitty was groovy and wowser to the hats and clothing she was enhancing! Tim Ryan is always fun but why did Hollywood have such affection for dumb cops?
  7. When I saw that Detective Kitty O'Day was on today I had to watch to see if there were any flubs since One Shot Beaudine was at the helm! This Monogram movie starred Jean Parker who was so reminding me of Ann Sothern, and I had not seen recently except in Bluebeard. So...a typical B-programmer but a lot of fun and some of the furniture in the sets was out of this world! Made me want to rewatch the Beaudine masterpiece, Billy the Kid versus Dracula. What's YOUR favorite B-film and make it a lot more interesting obscure than Ulmer's Detour...PULLEEZE!
  8. Gotta say, one actor I always find a bit annoying is Pat O'Brien with his overzealous Irish ways in films. Of course, maybe this was how he kept getting parts and I can't blame him for that but if one is born in the USA but still keeps referring to themselves as Irish which he did even off camera, it does bug me. And I am of half Irish heritage so I feel free to state this unequivocally. Now if you were really Irish, like Una O'Connor or Arthur Shields in films and have a brogue, I love that! I was on a tour of Ireland once with about fifty people born and bred in New York who continua
  9. Love Virginia Weidler but don't you think she looks like she should be related to Mary Wickes?
  10. Miss W, I think this is a fabulous thread! I never would not watch a film, any film due to the actions of a character on the screen. Recently I was talking to someone who said they won't watch a certain network on tv, because they are biased and I had to laugh thinking how does one know they are biased unless they watch and check on it occasionally. But I've gone off topic. All drama or even comedy goes back to Greek standards of playmaking in showing certain conflicts that need to be resolved which is what makes the storyline. Without that one does not even probably have anything wort
  11. Okay, so I accidentally watched this today all because it started and I saw the name of John Anderson in the cast. Astute film fans may remember him from his role in Psycho as the car salesman to Janet Leigh with the line "First time I ever had the customer pressure me" or whatever, but I digress. So the movie starts and I'm laughing hysterically because there is actually a theme song as sung by Tom Glaser [sp?] celebrating Namu and think how difficult it would be to fit lyrics to the words "Namu, the Killer Whale". Impressive! Next we see Robert Lansing, an actor I'd forgotten but no
  12. Love the waxworks scene with HB WArner!
  13. Obrien, you just shut your own eye during that scene and all is okay. And it was just some dead calf's eye though I hope they did not kill it just for the film. That's hilarious about UCA being shown at a wedding. Probably a better idea than the wedding scene in Freaks. As for L'Age D'Or...there's that foot fetish thing again.
  14. Hey, finance! I am looking for a "yesman". Can you give me any names of ones that are here. I'd like someone who looks like Errol Flynn, acts like Glenn Ford and has the money of Citizen Kane.
  15. That's interesting about bundling up George Bailey as I would have thought you would have picked Gloria Grahame instead. And I was watching Diana Dors yesterday in that film with Victor Mature and this time, Groucho would not have said the bit about whose you know what's being bigger than the heroine. Diana was luckily married at one time to Richard Dawson and he did the best WC Fields' impression I've ever seen.
  16. Gosh, I hate to admit I've seen Dondi! Lordie be, what a movie. Dargo, I love Dick Wesson so thanks for bringing him up. He's one of those poor guys like Dave Willock who is always one of the really foolish background players. Now he looks nothing like Willock, who in my opinion looks like a messed up brother of Frank Sinatra, but they remind me of each other and I think Wesson looks more like the younger brother of George Gobel. I wish they had cast Wesson in The Queen of Outer Space as he would have been quite the catch for Zsa Zsa after she exposed her radiation-burnt kisser
  17. I used to love this but now hearing what it inspired...I'm on the horns of a serious dilemma of conscience. But I do love robots of all kinds especially the Nexus 6 models!
  18. I think I'm losing my mind because last nite I was flipping channels and saw Owen Wilson and actually started thinking he looked sort of like Montgomery Clift. Should I stop eating pistachios before bedtime or is there a bit of an aquiline nasal resemblance?
  19. Yeah and they say she was the only one in the Andy Griffith show cast who was really difficult to work with. But she did add to the show as Aunt Bea. As for Grace Kelly in Vertigo, I am so so so glad that she got married and Kim Novak got the role. I really think that Kim brought something otherworldly and eerie to that part that Grace could not have mustered up. Kim is different, not the typical Hollywood starlet. Even her speech patterns and her alluring, deep voice made her so ideal in this film. She also was able to use those talents effectively as Gillian in Bell, Book and Can
  20. Yeah and they say she was the only one in the Andy Griffith show cast who was really difficult to work with. But she did add to the show as Aunt Bea. As for Grace Kelly in Vertigo, I am so so so glad that she got married and Kim Novak got the role. I really think that Kim brought something otherworldly and eerie to that part that Grace could not have mustered up. Kim is different, not the typical Hollywood starlet. Even her speech patterns and her alluring, deep voice made her so ideal in this film. She also was able to use those talents effectively as Gillian in Bell, Book and Can
  21. Right on, misterroberts. Who knew all those old films would be viewed again and again by just fans in their living rooms. Makes continuity seem not as important.
  22. I love that quote "England and America, two countries separated by one language" or whatever it was. As for "water" in Ohio they pronounce it as: WAH-Der. Nuff said...
  23. I love Mitchell too but gotta agree...not at his best in LH, but maybe the script's fault more than his. Oh, I forgot Dargo...I think as a man you don't truly understand the appeal of Paul Douglas. I always found him very attractive from the time I saw him in A Letter to Three Wives AND in The Solid Gold Cadillac. Women have these strange attractions sometimes to men like him, who are not really handsome in most normal ways but have a sort of appeal that is undescribable. Just my two cents worth, but if he'd been in The Apartment, I'm sure he would have been so different than Fred
  24. Mickey Rooney and Joan Crawford. Now that's a match made in Hades...to be sure. Firstly, she would have regaled him with snapshots from her pornographic shoots like the one in Hollywood Babylon. Then she would have probably made him clean up all the bathrooms with Ajax and move all the potted plants in the living room saying "I don't hate you, I hate the dirt". Then she would have killed him and stuffed his small form down a disposal. Or they could have gone on the road as the Lonesome Hearts Killers and played the Palladium as a song and dance team. Joan would have led
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