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RipMurdock

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  1. On 1/30/2018 at 5:07 PM, Vautrin said:

    I propose that EM take the place of the guy who was dumped

     in the Passaic river last Friday. :)

    Good call. Maybe then Muller would have a story for one of his lackluster books that is worth reading. Incidentally, anyone who thinks Muller knows anything much about films in general or any background knowledge off the top of his head that he has not looked up first on the net, I have some nice swampland for sale cheap.

  2. Just thought of a couple more. Seems like boxers often were playing themselves in movies with people like Joe Louis and Max Baer and even the glass jawed Primo Carnera. ONe movie that had both Baer and Carnera was with Myrna Loy called The Prizefighter and the Lady, but the funny part is Baer was playing a character and Carnera was playing himself.

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  3. 1 hour ago, jakeem said:

    Ah, you meant the 1962 baseball movie "Safe at Home," which billed young actor Bryan Russell as "the luckiest kid in the world!" The movie also was the final screen appearance of William Frawley, who was playing "Bub" on the TV sitcom "My Three Sons" at the time.

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    Yeah that's it with Maris on the left and Mantle on right. Frawley was a big baseball fan.

  4. On 2/9/2017 at 11:04 AM, LornaHansonForbes said:

    used to they always showed a noir on Saturday mornings on TCM...and usually a really good one. they stopped around the time they brought on the serials...

     

    Glad they're giving Eddie something to do, but i have to wonder by now if someone is working to keep him out of prime time....

    He is on all the time in primo time on the wine ads.

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  5. 25 minutes ago, jakeem said:

    Are you thinking of the 2001 TV movie "61*" -- directed by Billy Crystal and starring Thomas Jane as Mantle and Barry Pepper as Maris?

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    No, though I've seen that film. I'm talking about a film called something like Safe at HOme Plate which had both Mantle and Maris in it from the early 1960's during the home run contest for Maris. Pepper was really good as Maris in that film though. Looked like him and had his personality.

  6. On 1/7/2018 at 7:35 AM, drednm said:

    The marquee on the right for NEW FACES, a show that played on Broadway in 1962. On the left is a marquee for A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, which ran on Broadway from 1961-1963.

     

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    Wasn't Paul LYnde in New Faces? Also maybe Alice Ghostley. Too bad they didn't have parts in Frankenheimer's film.

  7. How about Marjoe Gortner who was the child evangelist who wanted to go straight. The documentary about him was called Marjoe. Of course there were also all those times that famous baseball players like Mickey Mantle and Don Drysdale were in movies like ones with Doris Day. I think I remember one with Roger Maris probably due to his 61 homer run against the Babe Ruth legend. Didn't they call it 61 [with an asterisk] or something since he accomplished it in a longer season. I seem to also remember people like Yogi, and Giants' players plus of course earlier Jackie Robinson played himself in his bio flick.

  8. On 1/6/2018 at 1:45 PM, NipkowDisc said:

    won't watch it. just too unpleasant for me when them two murder the old ladies. and that poor little child and her mother at the end. this is one of the most disturbing films I ever saw. I can sit through In Cold Blood but not this.

     

    I saw it when it first came out at some small theater in Manhattan. Shirley Stoler is incredible as is the music by Mahler. It may be brutal but it is only imitating real life.

  9. 16 hours ago, Janet0312 said:

    You seem to be a fan of sci-fi flicks. Have you read Bill Warren's Keep Watching the Skies? I highly recommend the two volumes. 

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    No offense but Bill Warren is very inaccurate about some things in his books. They might be enjoyable to read but I would not rely on them being correct factually a lot of times.

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