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  1. Troy Donahue was the gorgeous young man who did not think that he had a chance with Connie Stevens. Don't forget, Grant Williams impregnated her - and she loved him madly. And Bert Convy was being pushed on her - by her parents and his. But what was your take on Conn White (Grant Williams' character)? Was he just too busy planning his climb on Mt. McKinley? Or was he just not that serious about his involvement with Susan Slade?
  2. "Susan Slade" is soap-opera at its' best. Delmar Daves became an expert practitioner of the genre, beginning with "Parrish".
  3. The movie version brings out the seething underbelly of Carson McCullers' novella. The movie is so much "gayer" than the novella.
  4. He made arguably the greatest musical of all time, "Funny Face".
  5. He said that he was deeply ashamed of his first film, "Tammy and the Doctor". But he shouldn't have been. It got him from summer stock in Fishkill, New York to the big screen. And, then, he went on to "The Victors" and "Lilith".
  6. And, later in the day, the ineffable "Susan Slade".
  7. It would be nice if a tribute to Peter Fonda was launched as soon as possible. His work is definitely due for re-evaluation.
  8. It's a totally beguiling film. The first film in the Antoine Doniel trilogy.
  9. How did they get Alain Delon to do this?
  10. "Law of Desire" must be seen. It is totally unique.
  11. He had a memorable nude scene in "The Trip". It might be time for a re-evaluation of his work. "The Young Lovers" aired recently on TCM.
  12. And we must not forget the Jane and Peter Fonda segment from "Spirits of the Dead" (1968) that was titled, "Metzengerstein" -
  13. He was quite memorable in a 1964 episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" that was titled "The Return of Verge Likens".
  14. His early film appearances were noteworthy. He had a delicacy that was most attractive and refreshing. Later on, he decided to toughen up the image. But I could never forget him in the one with Jean Seberg and Warren Beatty. RIP, Peter.
  15. "Walking On Air" - Joseph Santley - 1937 - starring Gene Raymond and Ann Sothern and Henry Stephensen and Jessie Ralph - this film feels like an adaptation of a Broadway musical without most of the music - but it is totally airy and extremely stylish - a rich girl, whose father disapproves of her boyfriend, whom she wants to marry - hires an out-of-work singer to impersonate a French count who wants to marry her - this French count is very obnovious - in that way, she hopes to win her father's approval of her original choice - Gene Raymond and Ann Southern float through this concoction with the greatest of ease - they bring grace, beauty and charm to the proceedings - and, guess what?, they sing, too - spoiler alert - the girl's plans go haywire - she falls in love with the bogus French count - and gets to marry him, too -
  16. Yes, it's a sad story. She showed such promise. Her autobiography is an eye-opener.
  17. It's a shame that Susan Strasberg has fallen into oblivion. Perhaps it was the failure of her film career. Perhaps she wasn't that interested.
  18. "The Caine Mutiny" - Edward Dymtyrk - 1954 - starring Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Tom Tully, etc . This movie was both a novel and a play - both were very successful. I saw the play on Broadway - it's a gripping courtroom drama. It starred Michael Moriarty. The film shows us everything that is the material of the trial. Only in the last thirty minutes does the movie enter the courtroom. The movie is essentially a bastard version of the play which has little of its' power. Still, the movie is in very competent hands - the director and the actors. Robert Francis, who has a leading role, made only four films before his untimely death - an airplane crash. Humphrey Bogart, who is excellent, deserved the play version.
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    I've been watching him on the later edition of "Wagon Train" with John McIntire. Robert Fuller's face was full of so much pain.
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    From watching him, you just got the impression that he was harboring "a terrible secret".
  21. The play is perhaps the funniest stage comedy of all time. The movie version is quite wonderful, too.
  22. "Almost A Bride" - Richard Wallace - 1949 - starring Shirley Temple, David Niven, Tom Tully, Gloria Holden, Daryl Hickman, Robert Ellis, etc . a delightful comedy about a teenager who, due to circumstances beyond her control, finds herself the newest love interest of a disreptuable playboy - she has to feign amnesia - and this fact gets her into the trouble - also, the playboy who is going through his latest divorce is saddled with the girl's lawyer father who is the prosecuting attorney - add the girl's loving boyfriend and the girl's best friend and a noisy boy neighbor - and you have a steamy brew of comic complications - shades of "Lolita" but the aging playboy is glad to be romancing the girl, because he thinks that her father will treat him more kindly in court - the entire cast is having such a good time - and you will, too Shirley Temple meets "Lolita" - would you believe it? - also known as -
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