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Everything posted by MCannady1

  1. Yes, it is very sad to have lost Robert Osborne. In watching his Private Screenings, I realize that he was not only a connisseur of great films but genuinely cared about celebrities and us, his admiring fans.
  2. I agree heartily about Robert Osborne. He was a great treasure who invited all of us into his world of great films. He will be sorely missed. Now, Voyager is one of my favorite films - right near the top. My very favorite is All This and Heaven Too which was my mother's favorite. Bette gave us superb performances! I do think that the time before I was born (early 50's) had the best films. Most of the films I love best are from the 30's and 40's. I remember as a child watching TV that my dad said nothing would ever top the 30's. Mom said her favorites were the 40's. Now that I have come ful
  3. I agree. My favorite Yul film is The King and I, but I like all of his performances.
  4. Thanks, Jarrod. I like Mervyn and Glynis too. I am going to see Half=Way House again. A very gifted actor who is always entertaining to watch. Also, his talented and beautiful daughter Glynis.
  5. I set these two up and looking forward to watching this weekend. I like Marion Davies films very much too!
  6. I agree. I love the Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Both had superb guest stars and storylines.
  7. I like Hungry Hill too. A very engrossing film! By the way, I am a big Mervyn Johns fan. The quote from Half-Way House reminds me of this this intriguing melodrama. I also love his performance in Dead of Night.
  8. I like that film Carrie too! Both Jennifer Jones and Lawrence Olivier gave us some great films!
  9. I just re-watched an interesting film starring James Mason and June Havoc, entitled Lady Possessed. IT is based on a book by Pamela Mason (at the time Mason's wife) called Del Palma, and has an intriguing story combining pathos with trickery, a phony fortune telling psychic who seems very real, and more to capture human interest. James Mason's character is Del Palma, a singing "hearthrob" who travels to different locales singing and playing the piano brilliantly. He continues to perform, despite his agony upon losing his beautiful young wife, Madeline, who had been a famous artist. At the time
  10. Very beautifully said. THough it would have been good to have Robert appear with a farewell party, maybe he felt that it was best to exit and not return. He did have a private life and was adored by many. That is very touching that he spoke to Olivia DeHavilland every weekend. I am sure she will miss his calls. So our wonderful friend had to leave us and I sincerely hope he will Rest in Peace. He will long be remembered for his brilliant introductions to the movies, his personable interviews, etc. Above all, he projected a great persona of caring for others. That is the greatest of all.
  11. Yes, Robert Osborne was like a personal friend. I sensed this too. I felt directly spoken to a lot of the time. He was a wonderful host and will be sorely missed.
  12. I was very saddened about the loss of Robert Osborne. When I think of his smiling face and wonderful introductions to our favorite films, it is hard to bear. He also loved interviews with celebrities. So I join in the tribute here. THe fact that he had to cancel the recent TCM cruise made me aware that he was ill. May he Rest in Peace and he will be remembered fondly by the film world.
  13. The Sea Wife has its touching aspects, however. The very fact that Joan's character hides the fact that she is a nun makes Richard Burton's character fall in love with her and think he has a chance. When it looks like he might perish and she sees him lying there vulnerable, it is clear that she temporarily wavers in her faith. He is unaware of her inner struggle and at the end searches fervently for her. The sad thing is, he walked right by her and did not "see" her in the nun's habit. He ultimately places ads in the paper searching for "sea wife". So there is some pathos in the story. IT is c
  14. I just watched a film I had not seen for a long time, as there had been a problem with the ANSCO Color fading out here and there of this late 40's film. TCM Shop had THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER at a reasonable price, so I took a chance. It turned out to be a wise choice. The wonderful casting, intriguing story, vivid on-location shots, and constant suspense keep the viewer interested. On a scale of one to ten, I give the film a "near ten". It is definitely worth watching.
  15. I agree. Great cast and basic story, but it flags toward the end. The moments of comedy do seem misplaced here and there. The nicknames are weird, too. As you were saying, it seems to be nervous while heading toward the denouement. I was shocked about Janet's character committing suicide, but how could it be handled more appropriately? ... They did put forth great effort, but somehow the guidance went astray.
  16. I did kind of like it and remember seeing it on TV as a kid in the 60's. Of course it's each to his own preference, but I thought there were some good qualities. AS I viewed it again recently, I couldn't help but think that when I first watched it I was just getting into murder mysteries and now having come full circle have seen so many different kinds. Today I really like Film Noirs best I did like the girl singing in the cafe - the knife-throwing act. There was a certain pathos to the song. Of course FRancis Lederer's character is unaware of his surroundings. Maybe it was the recent murder o
  17. Missed this one. Would like to catch it for the cast.
  18. Great film! I have a pretty good DVD. I'll bet the restoration is lovely. I loved Gale Storm's performance and did like that fight between Raymond Burr and Mike Mazurki!
  19. Thanks. I will check out the list. I remember now. It wa Seymour on Jeepers Creepers! He was pretty sinister! He had a scary charisma tinged with humor. I was close to 12 then and just starting to watch scary movies. To this day I do like the early ones best. My favorites are Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Mark of the Vampire, son of Dracula, and THe Wolfman. Thanks for the link..
  20. Speaking of scary movies, Halloween puts me in mind of a marathon of scary movies they would show on Channel 13 here in Los Angeles. The thing is, it was summer in '63 and they had the greatest films. Every weekend there would be a host who was called Jeepers Creepers and he would tell us about the upcoming scary film. My big sister and I never forgot the fun we had that summer! And we had such a neat time watching Night of Terror, Topper Returns, The Mad Ghoul, etc. The only thing my sister and I did not like were the interminable commercials for Worthington Dodge, We'd leave the room to get
  21. Oops! I goofed. I mean in the mid 60's we would come home from school and watch old movies on Channel 56.
  22. My big sister and I loved the scary horror features too! I recall Black Sabbath was very scary. We had Channel 56 here in Los Angeles too. We watched many entertaining features on it when we were kids. In the mid-50's we would come home from school and there would be some old movies on like Lady on a Train with Deanna Durbin or The Bat with Agnes Moorhead. Always a very good channel.
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