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Everything posted by carljackdarrow

  1. Don't miss Meeker in Anthony Mann's THE NAKED SPUR (1952) in which he shares screen time with Jimmy Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, and Millard Mitchell. A superior western.
  2. Yes, Universal made a WS transfer of THE APPALOOSA many years ago. I have it on laser disc. It's a double-disc set which also has Sergio Leone's MY NAME IS NOBODY, also WS
  3. Hands down, my favorite Lewis flick is "The Ladies Man." Funny gags, brilliant visuals, and a set that is absolutely spectacular.
  4. Actually, the 1954 DRAGNET was made for theatrical release through Warner Bros. to capitalize on the popularity of the TV series. It was a huge hit in theatres. For years, it was very hard to see, but I caught up with it again via Netflix Streaming. Sure, it's dated (aren't we all), but it still packs a punch with some big-screen violence that was novel for its time.
  5. Without question, my choice I would want to be in the audience for the first showing of KING KONG at Radio City Music Hall in 1933.
  6. A film that has great personal meaning to you *>>> KING KONG (1933)* A film that you think deserves a wider audience (either because it's obscure or not commercially available) *>>> Complete version of LA RESA DEI CONTI (edited version US title: THE BIG GUNDOWN) with Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian; music by Ennio Morricone; directed by Sergio Sollima.* A film that is pure escapist entertainment, you just love it no matter how many times you've seen it *>>> Jacques Demy's THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT* A film that features your favorite artist in a standou
  7. There's an actor named Johnny Seven, if that helps.
  8. The first time I went to the Telluride Film Festival (I think it may have been 1982), they were honoring Widmark. Was able to see "Pickup on South Street" for the first time with the star in attendance. Afterward, he did a q&a, which was a real treat, since I know he wasn't big on doing interviews or personal appearances. He seemed humble and real gentleman.
  9. If you're in the neighborhood, the newly-restored 35mm print of "Wild River" is being shown on Sunday 9/12 at the Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville TN.
  10. First time I noticed a real bullet hole is when Mercedes McCambridge shot Scott Brady in the forehead in JOHNNY GUITAR.
  11. It was produced by Alan Ladd's company, Jaguar Productions. Did you notice it was Ladd doing the opening narration, and that the film was directed by Frank Tuttle, who helmed Ladd's first big hit "This Gun for Hire."
  12. My DVR connected to DirecTV missed the openings of both THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK and NINE GIRLS. Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!
  13. I downloaded to my DVR and finally got a chance to check it this morning. Did a drive-by at 20 minutes in, and there was no loss of sound from my DirecTv signal.
  14. Hmmm...the bamboo cage and the beach makes me think this may be "She Demons" from 1958 with Irish McCalla (TV's Sheena, Queen of the Jungle) and Gene Roth as the crazed Nazi scientist.
  15. Hi, Ray; I don't have any info re: subsequent theatrical reissues, but in the 1980s when I had a repertory cinema, I booked "State of the Union" in 35mm from Universal. Sometimes there's a wrinkle in these deals. For example, theatrical distribution on "Miracle of Morgan's Creek" is still through Paramount, not Universal. Am guessing this is because of Paramount's Jerry Lewis remake "Rock-a-Bye Baby."
  16. Was watching one of the Sunday night network news programs, and they had a story about a 65 year old man who had been laid off, and is now successfully graduating from the police academy to start a new career in law enforcement. His first name is "Dodie."
  17. Gee...no one has mentioned my three favorite Christmas films... *The Apartment* *Christmas Holiday* *Black Christmas*
  18. Actually, it sounds like "Murder He Says," an under-appreciated comedy from Paramount in 1944. It's not Ma and Pa Kettle, but it is Fred MacMurray and Marjorie Main.
  19. "Who Was That Lady" is now out on DVD. Saw a copy at Sam's last week. Think the price was around $10.
  20. All the Randolph Scott-Budd Boetticher westerns letterboxed All the Sam Fuller titles MAKE BELIEVE BALLROOM THE LONG SHIPS GUNMAN'S WALK THE H-MAN ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU THE WOMAN EATER
  21. Just read that a remake of SLEUTH is in the works with Michael Caine taking the Olivier role, and Jude Law playing the Caine part.
  22. Yes, the title is correct. It's been many years since it was on TV, and to the best of my knowledge, there has never been a home video release. This was Robert Walker's final film.
  23. Well, sure, A CHRISTMAS STORY is a favorite. That's a given. However...my other two favorite Christmas movies are: Billy Wilder's THE APARTMENT and Robert Siodmak's CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. Needless to say, cynical is my middle name.
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