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  1. Please, TCM, get the rights to that nifty 1950 film noir with Evelyn Keyes, THE KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK. I'd also like to see HOTEL from 1967 with Rod Taylor. BLU
  2. gwtwbooklover, Jennifer Jones and Robert Walker had two sons in two years, I think 1940 and 1941. I think I read that Robert Walker married Barbara Ford, the daughter of director John Ford, after the divorce. I don't think this lasted, and a few years later he was dead. Jennifer Jones and David Selznick had a daughter, who sadly jumped off a roof to her death at age 23. BLU
  3. My list is plentiful: Glory (1989), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Rosewood (1997), Life is Beautiful (?), (Titanic (1997), and the recent Ray (2004), but my biggest tearjerker by far is Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) with the always magnificent Beulah Bondi. BLU
  4. I do believe that Astaire was the best-showcased dancer in the movies. He did the formal ballroom stuff with beautiful female partners, he did the acrobatic stuff Gene Kelly was so famous for, he danced with props and special effects (but I don't think he danced with cartoon characters like Kelly did!), he tapped, and he did routines with male dancers. He was great at all of it. Other dancers simply didn't get this kind of exposure (Ray Bolger, the Nicholas Brothers, Donald O'Connor, etc.) So my vote goes to Astaire. BLU
  5. Ooh, that's a tough one. I think both women's acting improved with age (Ava didn't sound so ridiculously breathy), but neither was a Meryl Streep. They were both lovely, although I thought Lana's hair was too blond. A darker shade of blond, or even her natural red, would have looked more natural, I think. But Ava had the better figure. Much has been made of Lana's "perfect" figure, but look closely. She was straight up and down with no waist! BLU
  6. Edgecliff, Interesting info about Robyn Smith Astaire. Thanks. Tough question. I like Ann Miller a lot, she seemed like such a nice person. I haven't seen much of Cyd Charisse's personality, but I do believe she's the more gifted dancer. And looks-wise, is it just me, or is Cyd a ringer for Ava Gardner -- at least at first glance? Hey, didn't Ann appear opposite Cyd's real-life husband Tony Martin in HIT THE DECK? (BTW, I believe Mr. Martin, Alice Faye's first husband, is still alive at 90+). BLU
  7. CatCarson, I saw THE WORLD CHANGES with Paul Muni and thought it was wonderful! BLU
  8. Actually, I forgot about Jezebel! They had the "happy ****" image in that one as well as The Great Lie. BLU
  9. Add this to my list of peeves: The wardrobe person who gave Leroy Daniels pink socks to wear with a red print shirt in the shoeshine dance numer Leroy did with Fred Astaire at the beginning of THE BAND WAGON. I'd like to slap him or her! BLU
  10. Add this to my list of peeves: The wardrobe person who gave Leroy Daniels pink socks to wear with a red print shirt in the shoeshine dance numer Leroy did with Fred Astaire at the beginning of THE BAND WAGON. I'd like to slap him or her! BLU
  11. Marvellous movie, and I'll never forget that ending.
  12. I'm black, and I didn't watch GWTW until I was 25 because I was afraid it would just tick me off. But it wasn't too bad. I cringe when I see the way many blacks are portrayed in film. Most of my annoyance comes from 1) the devotion of black domestics ("Just let me do for you," Juanita Moore says to Lana Turner in the 1959 version of Imitiation of Life), or 2) Anyone who grins and mugs, a la Louise Beavers when posing for that damn pancake ad in the original Imitation of Life or Willie Best in just about all his performances, or 3) Singing happily, a la the Bette Davis vehicle, "The Gre
  13. Hello Hedy Expert, I think she was just beautiful. I taped H.M. Pulham Esq. the other week, only to have it cut off before the movie ended. I'd love to know the ending (bundie@bellsouth.net, if you don't want to spoil it for others). I was actually looking for Ava Gardner, who had a bit part. Can you tell me where Ava was?
  14. Thanks! As an African-American, I'm sure I'll find it a fascinating look at old Harlem. It looks like Edgar Ullmer made a lot of other interesting films as well. BLU
  15. I'm not sure, but I was freaked out when I was out of town and having lunch at the Olive Garden and they played the song in its entirety! If I were to take a guess I'd say Mel Torme, but stressing, I don't really know. BLU
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