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About bollywood101

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  1. MGM retained remake rights on Ape Man when it dropped the Tarzan series in the early 40s. All of its other interest in the property was sold outright to Sol Lesser, I believe. Similarly, the RKO Tarzans, and maybe all the rest of the films into the 60s, were owned by producer Sol Lesser, not by the studio -- hence none of them were included in Turner's purchase of the old MGM/RKO libraries. They were licensed to AMC for a long time. TCM has shown Tarzan and His Mate 2 or 3 times in recent years, though the first airing was of the cut version. When the Warner Bros DVD set of Tarzan m
  2. She's supposed to be the new co-host (with Osborne) on TCM's "The Essentials," introducing what the station claims are the greatest movies of all time. Is that what you're asking about? TCM has been running promos for this for some time. Show is on Saturdays at 6 PM but I don't know when the new season starts, as I almost never watch it.
  3. Most are; some aren't. It always depends on whether the distributor from whom they license the film sends the uncut or the "edited for TV" version. When I first started watching the channel a decade ago, movies were edited. The program feature the first month our cable carried TCM was "Risqu? Business," about movies that ran afoul of the old Production Code, and it was ironic. Osborne discussed Blowup, which MGM had to release via a dummy subsidiary since it could not be given a Code seal and Antonioni refused to allow edits, then broadcast a version that had been edited! Since about '
  4. Probably you're looking for Monster That Challenged the World (1957), with Tim Holt and Hans Conreid. It's the Salton Sea, rather than the ocean, though. http://imdb.com/title/tt0050722/ Airs occasionally on TCM, most recently a few months ago, and is also available on home video. IMDb page has a link to DVDs for sale at Amazon. If ya buy this, get the version that comes as a double feature with It! The Terror from Beyond Space; more bang for the buck, and both are better than average 50s SF monster movies.
  5. Except that it's a woman who's trapped, rather than a man, this is reminiscent of The Last Voyage (1960), an MGM film about the sinking of an ocean liner. Plays fairly often on TCM.
  6. I saw this not very long ago on the DVD shelf at either CVS or Rite-Aid, for something like $5.99.
  7. Beyond Atlantis, from the early 70s, shot in the Philippines. Kull the Conqueror (1997), based on a Robert E Howard character though it draws heavily from a different Howard story (about Conan the Cimmerian) that the filmmakers didn't have the rights to.
  8. Alien from LA (1987), with Kathy Ireland. Shot on the sets of a South African remake of Journey to the Center of the Earth that was never completed, though it seems to me a VHS version of it escaped all the same. Never saw it, but I suppose this Journey also had an Atlantis angle. Hercules and the Captive Women (1960s) -- available in PD, but a pan 'n scan version; my VHS copy is on the old Rhino label Giant of Metropolis (1961) -- available in PD, from Sinister et al
  9. Though it's the wife's inherited house, not the husband, and the "monster" is one of her relatives, it sounds rather like The Shuttered Room (1967). Movie was made in England, though they're pretending throughout that it takes place in the US; Carol's house is a lot like a castle, and the resolution is as you describe it. http://imdb.com/title/tt0062266/ There's a fairly detailed synopsis on about the third page of user comments. I used to see this one on TBS in the 80s, and it may even be in the Warner Bros library now, since they released it in the US. But no video version current
  10. Try here; scroll down to near the bottom for what seems to be the answer ("Marchetta" by Victor Schertzinger). http://imdb.com/title/tt0038160/board/nest/31751439
  11. Looks like a 16mm source to me, but other than that, I don't see anything wrong with it. I'm on plain old cable, however.
  12. This is Man Hunt (1941), from Fox, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Walter Pidgeon (as the shooter) and George Sanders (as the Nazi). It's from Geoffrey Household's novel Rogue Male and has been remade a time or two (for TV) under that title. Seems never to have been released on US home video. I used to see it on a local TV station back in the 60s.
  13. Sally and Sue, don't be blue, We'll just be gone for years and years and then We're shovin' right off for ho-o-me, shovin' right off for ho-o-ome, Shovin' right off for home again If that's the one, see here: http://www.harrywarren.org/songs/0476.htm Says it was written for The Singing Marine (1937). TCM just played the movie last month in the salue to songwriter Harry Warren, BTW. And it will play again.
  14. John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952). The man is John Wayne, the woman is Maureen O'Hara, the brother is Victor McLaglen, and the cast is full of those delightful Irish-accented hams that John Ford (and I) loved so much. Good movie, but though they sing some Irish songs, it's not a musical.
  15. Or maybe this one: Fire Down Below (1957) http://imdb.com/title/tt0050397/
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