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  1. Thanks for bringing up this issue. The other day I caught part of a 1930s short with cowboys singing. I can't tell the name of the short film, what full length films played before or after it, or the name of the group except it wasn't Sons of the Pioneers or anyone I'd heard of. Anyhow, they were great and I wanted to know where I might find some of their recordings but I have to know who the group was first. Thanks for any help.
  2. Anyone know why TCM ran this movie twice in two days?
  3. This must be right but I am stunned. As with many other stories in both book and movie form, often I would see the movie first and while reading the book was able to picture the scenes with the lines spoken in the actors' voices, see their expressions, and so on, but in most cases I knew which things were in both and which were in the book only! The only time besides this I've had a "false scene" be so vivid in my mind was after the shooting of the mad dog in To Kill a Mockingbird, I thought Jem walked past the dog for a closer look. After seeing the movie on TCM I checked the book and he d
  4. Please advise on whether George Lucas, TCM, or I am to blame here. One of the most memorable lines for me in the 1977 original Star Wars film and the novelization is Princess Leia's, "Leave him alone. Can't you see what the old man meant to him?" during the escape from the Death Star. I was listening for it in the scene where she placed the blanket around Luke's shoulders, but I would swear that the TCM version went straight from Han Solo saying, "Come with me, kid, we're not out of this yet," to Luke shaking off the blanket to follow Han without Leia saying anything. Was this line only in
  5. Does anyone know the exact model of Officer Krupke's car in West Side Story, and whether the car still survives? My dad had one almost identical and I want to know whether it was the same or a similar model. If this is not the best thread, is there a better one for this sort of question? Thanks.
  6. My main problems with this movie were the music and the sets. They had one excellent song, Oscar-nominated, but heartrending, a couple of pretty good songs, and the rest meh, nothing really musically memorable, while every single song in the original was outstanding, many huge hits. As far as the sets, they had a more realistic interior for the exterior of what was supposed to be the same place, but WHERE was the huge hallway with the large tiles and pillars which is literally the second to last place seen in the original? Hellooooooo!!!!! This was way more than a lighting change! Geo
  7. On Wednesday my mom turned off a horror movie Ben Mankiewicz said contained a scene so awful it should have a warning bell so the faint of heart could look away. What was the movie, and did they actually sound any warning or did he just say that? Thanks.
  8. Years ago I read about a beautiful actress with a varied, interesting, and tragic love life. I am thinking 1930s but could go a decade or so either way. One of her closest loves was a handsome actor one of whose main stunts was climbing aboard a moving train, which he did in several films. (The article named the films and of course I don't remember the titles. I think not a stunt man, but back when actors often did their own stunts.) The actress was, I think, on board a train, leaving, and this gentleman tried to climb either onto this train, or onto another moving train, to wave good-bye
  9. SPOILERS on the ending of A Letter to Three Wives! DO NOT READ unless you have seen the ending! I would be interested on other people's takes after they consider mine! (Also if anyone can make sure Ben Mankiewicz sees this, I would really appreciate it, thank you.) Admittedly I didn't see the whole movie, but my mom has more than once, and we were both confused. Why would the note to Deborah be in Addie's writing? How would Addie know Brad was not coming home that night if she did NOT run off with him? Unless she was his
  10. For years the film Carolina (1934), in which Shirley Temple appears (but apparently does not speak) was considered lost, but it has emerged that at least two prints exist but have been suppressed for reasons of Political Correctness and everyone basically being offended by pretty much everything nowadays. Can this film please be restored and preserved for posterity? Air it late at night or with disclaimers or both if certain snowflakes can't stand it. It was during this film that Shirley met Delmar Watson who she personally chose to play Peter in Heidi (1937). Robert Young claimed that
  11. This TCM article on Young Tom Edison covers some of the details, http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/353375%7C0/Young-Tom-Edison.html, including one I would have had to mention had the article not. Tom (as he was called in the movie, although his real-life nickname was Al), was actually not dismissed from school by a personal visit from the schoolmarm, but MGM just couldn't resist reworking the Almira Gulch scene from The Wizard of Oz, to the point that, when the teacher said she wanted to talk to the parents, I yelled, "And their little dog, too!" and expected her to at least stuff the fam
  12. Don't remember hearing of this film's existence until I saw it in its entirety last night. In process of fact-checking and may end up with something of book length!
  13. Talk about irony! This evening TCM ran a spot featuring Vic Morrow promoting The Blackboard Jungle. Immediately following that, Ben Mankiewicz came on with the evening's guest programmer, John Landis. Landis introduced the film he chose, Paths of Glory, about a military commander's indifference to vast losses of the lives entrusted to him in his quest for personal success. The Vic Morrow thing may have been intentional on someone's part, but the creepy thing is Landis was probably totally oblivious to the irony of all this. It also seems Morrow sensed years earlier how he was to die. http
  14. Thanks, that would be a very well-known film! Turns out the answer is right on the author's website: https://lynnerae.com/novels/criss-cross-2/
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