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Posts posted by rayban

  1. "The Female Animal" - Harry Keller - 1958 -

    starring Hedy Lamarr, Jane Powell, George Nader and Jan Sterling -

    alright, it's trash cinema, pure and simple -

    a famous Hollywood actress and her daughter who become involved with the same man -

    the man, a Hollywood extra, is afraid of being "a kept man" -

    the problem with the film is that the director and the stars try to transform it into something tasteful -

    if its' trashiness had been embraced, it might have been a cult classic - 

    or maybe so bad that it's good fringe cinema -

    kudos to George Nader,  for giving us something that we've never seen before -

    a man trying to hang on to his masculinity -

    some men do not want to be "boy-toys" -

    or handled like "arm candy" -

    will he - or won't he -

    your choice, ladies and gentlemen -



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  2. "A Taste Of Honey" - Tony Richardson - 1961 -

    starring Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Murray Melvin,  Robert Stephens, etc. -

    Tony Richardson delivers an extremely real rendition of the famous play by Shelagh Delaney -

    there's no artifice -

    the actors take you into places that you feel that you have never been before -

    it's unvarnished and raw -

    and it's sordid, too -

    and there's no apology -

    take it or leave it -

    a young girl is abandoned by her mother and becomes pregnant by a black seaman (who leaves her) -

    she finds solace with a young homosexual who takes care of her -

    in the end, her mother returns - 

    her caretakeer leaves -

    it is bleak -

    but you won't forget it -



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  3. 2 hours ago, Ampersand said:

    The Last Gangster (1937)


    I was going to take a nap but by chance I saw this was on and I had to watch it. Starring Edward G. Robinson in an on-type role as a gangster, kingpin, a very Edward GR role. Alongside the two above as a reporter and the missus who technically speaks English, Alan Baxter as Acey and Lionel Stander as Curly who both play some great roles. It's just well acted in general, maybe some scruples with the kid, but has some nice twists. The gangsters play their roles nicely, the working class does their part, the inmates get their moments too and it's an intriguing ride.

    I thought it would be a more typical gangster flick, but it made me think of a biopic. With the amount of time spent in jail where Krozac wasn't running his criminal empire from, the swapping between Mr. and Mrs. Krozac, the fervent need to see his son and once he leaves the prison, it doesn't slow down. But with the character development of our gangster, it almost feels like a character drama at times. And even though it's another gangster role, this movie still felt different; might have been due to the vulnerability of Krozac's character

    And Edward Brophy has a great minor role in it, think I saw him in Larceny Inc, one of my favorite Edward G. Robinson movies.



    22 hours ago, jaragon said:

    Sports is more than just looking hot in shorts...


    Such a touching tribute, thank you so much.

  4. "The Last Gangster" -

    It's an interesting film, not your usual gangster flick.

    It's really a one-man show.

    The gangster's returning his son, now, technically his wife's new husband's, is quite reviting.

    Kudos to Edward G. Robinson, Jimmy Stewart, Rose Stradner and Douglas Scott. .

  5. On 6/20/2019 at 9:00 AM, LornaHansonForbes said:

    SO GLAD someone else caught (and liked) this movie; again, if any of you have access to this on TCM ON DEMAND, or even the internet (something tells me it's maybe in the Public Domain)- then check it out. I liked it better than the much more famous WILD BOYS OF THE ROAD, it would make a great double bill with SALT OF THE EARTH.

    I bet A LOT of kids who got dropped off to see this at the SATURDAY MATINEE came home that night and BLEW THEIR PARENTS MINDS.

    I tried to find a picture of ANNE SHIRLEY- who was so terrific and beautiful with no make-up and natural hair (she looked like a contemporary actress), but alas, not only did I not find any on bing images, I WOULD REALLY RECOMMEND NO ONE TYPE THE TERM "BOY SLAVES" INTO AN IMAGE SEARCH UNLESS YOU WANT A VISIT FROM THE FBI!!!!!!!!

    The only way this film could be better would be if ELEANOR ROOSEVELT showed up in a tank with the National Guard at the end.

    The title misrepresents it.

    It's an unapologitic look at the exploitation of children.


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  6. "Boy Slaves" - P. J. Wolfson -1939 -

    starring Anne Shirley, Roger Daniel, James McCallion, Walter Ward, Charles Powers, Johnny Fitzgerald, Frank Malo, Paul White, Walter Tetley, Charles Lane, etc. -

    Muckraking cinema, I suppose, from RKO Radio Pictures, but, nevertheless, very effective -

    the plight of homeless youth in Depression-era America -

    a group of homeless boys is saved from imprisonment by an unscrupulous businessman -

    he puts them to work on his turpentne farm and takes terrible advantage of them -

    they are nothing more than unpaid servants -

    they are fed badly and housed badly -

    in the end, they rebel against the deplorable conditions -

    unfortunately, one of the boys is killed -

    the law intervenes and promises to take care of them -

    the film is distinguished by the committed direction of P. J. Wolfson -

    and great ensembe work from a largely unknown cast of young actors -



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  7. 9 hours ago, TopBilled said:

    I think the title of this thread is misspelled. Is there a way to edit it?

    It's a  sizzling thread, only Jaragon could have given it to us.

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  8. On 5/19/2019 at 7:19 PM, jaragon said:

    Joe sells more shorts...


    He certainly can sell those shorts.

    Can I volunteer to lace them up for him?

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  9. 1 hour ago, vintagefankelly said:

    Yeah, after I watched the movie I found out a movie is being made. It has to do with the whole Black Panther Party drama I guess. 

    Years ago,  a big musical about her tempestuous life opened in the West End (London).

    Unfortunately, it never made it to Broadway.




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