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About gypsybangles

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  1. Quoting johnnyweekes70 > The Boston **** films were released, > unfortunately, by Columbia, and we know how hard it > is to see their most of their '30s and '40s stuff. > Along with the Lone Wolf series, maybe one days Sony > will put this stuff out. I last saw some of the "Boston ****" series (staring Chester Morris) aired on Saturday nights on TV back in the '60's. I think the venue was called "All Night Mystery Theatre". They aired a lot of "Charlie Chan" and I think perhaps "The Shadow" and "Mr. Moto" films as well. My question is why is it so hard to pry
  2. Thanks Katyscar11ett for your kind validation. I've seen most but not all of these films myself, but based simply on the high caliber of the actors involved, demonstrates in my opinion, a testament to their quality and watch-ability. I'd like to see them run some gloomy, windswept day in November to add to their already deliciously creepy atmosphere. What fun! Gypsy
  3. Back in the '50's I spent nearly every Saturday night at one of the local drive-in theatre's with my folks; on one such occasion I saw 'The High and the Mighty', (my one and only viewing). The thing I remembered most about it all these years was the theme song. The song was hauntingly memorable and left a big impression, but other than the fact it was a movie about an airplane in trouble, and John Wayne was the pilot, I remembered no details. Despite all the "hype", out of curiosity I watched it on AMC. Turns out it was nothing more than the precursor to all disaster films (which I pe
  4. Dear tcmprogrammer, I too will add my vote to see these little shown "Andy Hardy" films, in addition to another Mickey Rooney film in the TCM library; 'Young Tom Edison'. September 23rd, 2005 will mark the eighty-fifth birthday of this most beloved, and thankfully still with us film star. I am begging on bended knee that you will pay homage to his considerable talent by showing everything you have in the TCM library as a much deserved tribute to the man who not only captured our hearts so long ago with his constantly conflicted, but ultimately sincere Andy Hardy, but also as one of
  5. Hi Mongo, Just read with interest your post regarding Freddie Bartholomew. Yet another sad, cruel tale of how the old studio system disposed of talented child stars rather than supporting them through what may have been an awkward adolescence, and into what could possibly have been valid careers as adults. A few made it; most notably of course Elizabeth Taylor, but none I think without scars. It breaks the heart to think of what these children must have endured to deliver their memorably poignant performances, lauded as the "darlings" of the industry, sometimes "saving" a studio, only t
  6. Hey Ya'll, Just watched 'Hotrods To Hell' last night on TCM, mostly to see if it had any of the crappy '60's movie music to which I referred originally in this thread, (it did, bigtime) but worse than that it had the still lovely, but more mature Jeanne Crain in a movie way beneath her talents, paired with the increasingly more mushed-mouthed Dana Andrews. This was a really awful movie, but like a "visual slow-down" on I-95, I couldn't not watch. It really breaks my heart that Miss Crain would agree to appear in a film of this ilk. Although not an actress one would mention in the same
  7. (Booklover,I'm glad you corrected yourself for Fuster's sake, but am flattered to be confused with her.) My Mom like me was an avid reader of historical novels, and also a lover of movies. 'Gone With The Wind' was her favorite on both counts. The first time I remember her mentioning GWTW was the summer I turned six and we were moving from PA to FL. It was a long car trip, stopping at various roadside attractions along the way. Approaching the north GA border my Mom kept talking about wanting to see the "red dirt". My younger brothers and I didn't understand her rapturous fascination,
  8. Thelma Todd Having only seen her in a couple of films I nonetheless found her funny, appealing, effervescent, and a real "character". The enigmatic circumstances surrounding her death only add to her mystique. Useless to speculate how her career would have progressed, but definitely feel she had "the goods". James Dean He did a particular thing in his films I always found very interesting. While other actors seem to live for the moment when someone says "We're ready for your close-up", he hid his face from the camera in shot after shot. In many of his close-ups his head would be down
  9. Mission accomplished...glad you're back Larry. Gypsy
  10. for standing up on this issue with me. It's obvious Larry chose only to view this as an insult as evidenced by his "last post" (how dramatic by the way), but also find it rather telling that it contained his fewest mistakes, proving he can get it right when he tries. As for those certain other posters who also don't care how badly they portray themselves in print, I wonder did they learn nothing from 'My Fair Lady'? Gypsy
  11. Hey Larry xxmass, Anyone who owns six thousand films, owns about five thousand nine hundred and seventy more than I do. But even if you only owned one film, or none for that matter, you'd have just as much right to post here as anyone else. The problem with owning six thousand films, is that not one of them will teach you how to spell. This is where books come in real handy. I never claim to be perfect, (if you reread my original post you'll see I state that) and also never took issue with the content of your posts, only that it was difficult to get past your typing and spelling to
  12. Larry xxmass, DON'T TYPE FAST! Gypsy
  13. Dear xxmass Larry, At the risk of becoming personal, I really need to ask: What is it with you and the damn shift key? You may have some valid points Honey, but I never get to what they are, as I can't get past you capitalizing every *&$#ing word, except when you neglect to do so at the most appropriate time; the beginning of sentences. It's really annoying, and your spelling is running a very close second. We all make grammatical errors, errors in spelling, and typographical mistakes, but not consistently, or on purpose. You claim to read books. Darlin' take a week off
  14. Hey Booklover, Glad you didn't go 'way mad after our little Tex Ritter denouement. I found the J.G. CD this past Christmas at either Borders or B&N. If not currently in stock, perhaps they can order it for you. It appeals to me as all the songs are from the original movie sound tracks. I know Miss Garland sang 'Over The Rainbow' many times over the course of her career for instance, but that first time in TWOO was to me the most perfect. And let's face it her voice was different at forty from that at sixteen. My favorite is 'The Man That Got Away'; just the most awesomely powe
  15. Good Topic Fuster, I honestly don't know how a film with Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn could be little known, but I haven't seen 'A Walk in the Spring Rain' since it came out in 1970. It's a tale of seduction, betrayal and cultural differences set against a lush rural Appalachian background. Sensually mesmerizing and evocative.
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