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  1. 10 CENTS A GALLON!?!?!?!? Add two dollars to that and you've got what we're paying her in Southern California! LOL @ the line about Ethyl.
  2. I don't remember that interview, but I know at the time of RAGTIME's release he was very energetic and enthusiastic, talking of new roles he was considering and scripts he was reading. It's a shame that none of them came about. Some years later there was talk of a biography film being done about him and he said at the time he thought that the two performers who would do a good job in the role were Mikhail Baryshinikov and Michael J. Fox! The biggest regret I have about Cagney is that he did not accept director Francis Ford Coppola's invitation to appear in THE GODFATHER PART II. He was
  3. Mandarin, after RAGTIME, there was talk that he was going to star in a film based on the later years of Bat Masterson, but it never came about. He did one more film, a tv movie called TERRIBLE JOE MORAN from 1984, co-starring Art Carney and Ellen Barkin. He played an elderly man who had once been a prize fighter and was now trying to relate to his adult daughter. Sadly, the movie was not very good at all and Cagney was very ill during the making of it. His voice was so damaged that it was removed from the soundtrack and impressionist Rich Little was called in to dub the entire movie for him.
  4. Before this one heads into the sunset, I wanted to thank everyone for responding to this silly question. I thought I was the only one who ever thought about things like great gas station scenes! Nice to know I've found a home here on the TCM boards. My fave, though I reserve the right to change my mind a second from now, is in a great Warner Brothers comedy from 1938 called HARD TO GET. It was directed by Ray Enright and stars Dick Powell and Olivia De Havilland. In the early scenes Powell and Roscoe Karns work at a great old gas station, in uniforms and caps, of course, and they wind
  5. These are all great! MORE MORE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. LOL! Okay, okay, so it's unlikely that anyone will respond to this post, but I got so tired of continually coming up with post ideas that had already been done, I figured THIS topic is probably brand new. They are an expensive nuisance and corporate eyesore today, but once gas stations were very shiny and sleek and cool. I've loved them ever since I was a little kid and have always seen them as these tiny islands in the middle of the city. At one time, because I have no life, I thought about cataloguing every movie that had a gas station scene in it, but that list has yet to materialize.
  7. He's my favorite actor of all time and has been since I first discovered his films when I was 14 years old thirty years ago. I don't think anyone embodied the joy of performing more than he did. Even when you read about his troubles with Jack Warner and the less than happy sets he endured, his joy shone through every step in every film. That energy, that mercurial joy of just BEING, was incredible to watch. Very few actors could move the way he moved, a blur, that perpetual dance in each gesture and inflection. You see that in actors who are dancers and you see it in actors who have stud
  8. It's okay to feel nostalgic over the "old" AMC; after all, for many years they were the only game in town and many of us saw numerous films for the first time on that channel. I actually remember back in 1983 before they were called AMC. The channel was called MOVIETIME and showed the same two movies twice in a single evening, then signed off! Once TCM came on the air there was no question that AMC was the lesser channel of the two. The majority of the films they showed over the years were from RKO and FOX and even then, their choices were limited. They repeated the same movies endlessly
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