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  1. Cary Grant was not in the film. Tony Curtis did an imitation of him while playing the rich playboy to attract Marilyn Monroe.
  2. Correct. I have a recording of it. Now added to the list! Many thanks.
  3. Fox certainly had a style all their own. Though when think of Fox I don't necessarily associate them with a particular genre like I do other studios. What do you think?
  4. RO was a big fan of 20th Century Fox films. His top pick was LAURA (1944). Anything with Gene Tierney. Another of his all-time favorite films, believe it or not, was SPINAL TAP (1984). BTW - Bob's Picks were not necessarily favorite films of his. They were films he thought we should see, or simply ones that hadn't aired on TCM in a while.
  5. So far I've seen two of them. THE SILVER CORD and ONCE TO EVERY WOMAN. Of the two The Silver Cord was better. A great cast giving strong performances. A good script by Jane Murfin based on a successful play by Sidney Howard gives Laura Hope Crews the best part of her career. Crews had played the part on stage as well. Great to see early Joel McCrea. He and Frances Dee met on this film and they later married. Sustaining one of the longest marriage in his Hollywood history. Irene Dunne is the star of the film fighting to keep her husband from the clutches of his mother. Eric Linden plays McCrea's younger brother. (Sidney Howard won a posthumous Academy Award for adapting Gone With the Wind which also starred Crews as Aunt Pittypat.) Once To Every Woman had some interesting moments but the story and script were weak. The lives of an up and coming doctor (Ralph Bellamy) and a tough head nurse (Fay Wray) intertwine at a city hospital. Walter Connolly plays the aging head of surgery who faces the realization his days of being a good surgeon are over. Lots of Melodrama. I enjoy watching Walter Connolly so this was a first for me. Anytime I have the chance to see movies from the 1930's I have never seen before is a good time. One of my favorite things that TCM does is rescue films from obscurity. You have to understand that a bad 1930's film is better than a good movie from the present day for me. I was going in ready to have a good time either way.
  6. This is the only short I know which played on St. Patrick's Day Morton Downey In "Dublin In Brass" ( 1935) A singing Irishman graduates from a police academy and heads to New York City to join the force in this musical short film. Vitaphone Release 1869-1870. Dir: Joseph Henabery Cast: George Watts , Morton Downey , Hugh Cameron . BW- 22 mins,
  7. While watching Ryan Murphy's new series, HOLLYWOOD, the name of actor Trent "Junior" Durkin was mentioned. Jim Parsons plays, Henry Willson, an agent probably best remembered for "discovering" Rock Hudson. Apparently Willson was considered by many to be a rather unsavory character. He was Durkin's agent. He also served as his guardian after the boy's mother had died. Years ago I read somewhere Junior Durkin had been killed in an automobile accident while vacationing with Jackie Coogan and his dad, Jack. I was reading a little more about him today. Durkin's was a short life. He was only 19 when he was killed. Several of his films should be in the TCM library. Perhaps it would be nice to remember this gifted actor with a night of some of his films. The following link brings you to a seemingly well researched blog about Durkin. Check it out. I think you'll find it of interest as well. http://briankeithohara.blogspot.com/2009/08/trent-bernard-junior-durkin.html Here are some quotes culled from the blog regarding his death: Close friend, Anglo-American Actress, Screenwriter and Director, Ida Lupino attended Trent's funeral and chose to be buried a short distance away. She was a very close friend of Trent and his sisters, Grace and Gertrude. Ida would tell friends for years afterwards, that the day Junior died was one of the saddest days of her life and his death was a loss from which she and their friends never totally recovered. A couple of sources indicated that she avoided talking about Trent, if possible, because she would break down and cry if she did. "Today, few people remember Durkin. One person who remembers him well is the now 94-year-old Diana Serra Cary. Once world famous as the child star Baby Peggy, Cary referred to Durkin's funeral as "the saddest event I have ever been a part of in my life." Junior Durkin's Filmography (He only made ten films) 1935 Chasing Yesterday 1934 Little Men 1934 Ready for Love 1934 Big Hearted Herbert 1933 Man Hunt 1932 Hell's House 1931 Huckleberry Finn 1930 Tom Sawyer 1930 The Santa Fe Trail 1930 Recaptured Love
  8. I've been right there with you and have made the same suggestion directly to some of the powers that be at the festival. Not sure how much effort goes into culling these clips and programming them. I also asked if they could use any of RO's introductions during the wee hours if there was one available for the films being shown. Either way always grateful to see him up their no matter what the occasion is.
  9. Robert Osborne would have been 88. Born: May 3, 1932 in Colfax, Washington, USA Died: March 6, 2017 (age 84) in New York City, New York, USA
  10. Happy Birthday Robert! I hope the stars are having a huge celebration in your honor today!!! Still missing your presence on whatever plain this is...
  11. Hey this is a great programming bit... In honor of Robert Osborne's Birthday TCM is airing intros from some of his "Bob's Picks" this morning! Interestingly it looks as if the pandemic prohibited Alicia Malone from getting into the studio to record her wrap-arounds as she is in her home introducing Robert Osborne's segments!
  12. Percy Helton was great this past week on Noir Alley. He played a real sleezy degenerate in Wicked Woman (1954).
  13. Hopefully it will still be there when you next you visit. Larry Edmunds is facing closure due to the pandemic. There is a go fund me page set up. It is a great place and will be a terrible loss to the community if it closes. https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-larry-edmunds-bookshop
  14. Very Much Looking forward to next Sunday when THE SILVER CORD (1933) and THE SIN OF NORA MORAN (1933) will finally air! Would love to hear the back story on how TCM finally got the rights to show these great pre-code films. Anyone else setting their DVR's? THE SILVER CORD (1933) 😧 John Cromwell. Irene Dunne, Joel McCrea, Laura Hope Crews, Frances Dee, Eric Linden. Very much a photographed stage play (by Sidney Howard), but interesting for its look at a self-absorbed woman (Crews) who attempts to dominate her sons' lives completely--not counting on the strength of her new daughter-in-law (Dunne), a career woman with a mind of her own. Both Dunne and Dee are first-rate. THE SIN OF NORA MORAN (1933) 😧 Phil Goldstone. Zita Johann, Alan Dinehart, Paul Cavanagh, Claire Du Brey, John Miljan, Henry B. Walthall, Cora Sue Collins. Surprisingly interesting Poverty Row cheapie with supernatural overtones, told in flashback, about a hard-luck woman (Johann, who's excellent) who falls in love with the wrong man and makes the ultimate sacrifice for him. More notable for its ambitions than its achievements, with great use of stock footage and a wall-to-wall music score, unusual for 1933. Best known today for its iconic one-sheet poster image.
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