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  1. Haven't read any comments yet. Been having internet issues so I didn't catch the whole movie. I went ahead an bought it since it is one of two Greenstreet Lorre pictures I don't have yet. Hopefully I will see the whole thing by the end of the week.
  2. The more details are depressing. Just know that it is not fun to be out with such a woman and watch her rub her **** on literally every person on a dance floor, but you for hours. Well briefly you, but only briefly. The rest of the time she tried to get rid of you. Until she needed you again for a ride. And again later when she needed you to possibly bail her out of jail. That is the briefest outline of what happened. (This is a basic outline of Looney's entire life experience.) Oooo TCM Edit. How about "booty" TCM?
  3. So I was scanning what I have missed in the passed several weeks and saw this, but never saw that laffite was given and answer and I didn't answer sooooo. LOL When I originally signed up for Sling there was a $20 package, so with TCM it would have been $25. There was also a $25 package - which I have-, with TCM $30. Of course I don't know what their current pricing is, but I probably should. (Note I did go looking from pricing and what I found says the pricing is as I stated, but that wasn't actually on Sling's site so I don't know if it is still accurate.) THIS GUN FOR HIRE (1942) - I can't say much about this one. The intro and the outro were the most interesting points for me. I just wasn't in the mood to sit through it that night. FORCE OF EVIL (1948) - Totally missed this one due to having one of the worst nights of my life. 44 year old men should not go out with 23 year old insane sexpot women. (It wasn't a date. She is a co-worker and it originally started as a group outing.) SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957) - What a movie. I loved every minute of it. I hate people like the people in this movie. LOL But WOW is that a fantastic movie that should have won MANY awards. JOHNNY EAGER (1941) - I did not get into this movie at all. I watched the excellent intro. The first twenty minutes. Let myself fall asleep and thankfully woke back up to hear the closing remarks. THE HITCH-HIKER (1953) - Since it seems like I watched it just a few short months ago I didn't bother to put the effort in. So as you can see Looney is still around, but not paying too much attention. Sorry. I wish I had the energy and motivation to keep current, but I haven't lately. I hope that will change soon.
  4. Do you know the reasons the Programs were canceled? I am too lazy to look it up myself.
  5. Okay so just to add to what I already started. I can't really justify even a dollar a day for a streaming service just to access TCM. I am already paying for, HULUPLUS, Netflix Streaming AND DVD service, Amazon Prime, MLBTV, on top of $30 a month for Sling. That is also why all of the options people have given me are not panning out so far. They are even more expensive than Sling and for instance Hulu Live doesn't have any sports. Like I said, it isn't just me watching. If it were just me I wouldn't worry about the sports and put the MLB money into Sling. LOL CLASH BY NIGHT (1952) That is one hell of a good script. I mean some seriously great dialogue and acting, but what the hell happened at the end? Was it suggesting she take the kid and go or that he was just going to live with never trusting her again? I watched the ending twice and I still don't quite get it. I am starting to find it odd how many female characters in movies are exactly like Mae Doyle (Stanwyck). It felt like the script is a rehash of sooooooooo many similar stories - not the dialogue though, it was superb. I can only assume it was meant to appeal to female audience members who felt trapped in lives they chose for security rather than real love and passion. I don't even know what I am trying to say. I think part of the problem is an overall issue with stories where the heroine falls for the wrong kind of guy. I mean hundreds and hundreds of movies where she is going to choose the wrong guy for better or worse. Even the ones that have happy endings you know that you could probably logically predict in reality they would not have happy endings in the long run. LOL Another factor might be that I may have met my own Mae Doyle recently and it is driving me crazy. I'm worried she would settle for me and I'd gladly accept that burden and torture.
  6. REALLY?! I already have HULU, but I've never seen any mention. I will investigate immediately. THANKS and thanks Dr. Somnabula for the Cord Cutters link. 👍
  7. Saw it Thursday evening. It was exactly what I expected. Did NOT care for it, but I would LOVE to see them try to spin a Batman Sequel out of this and with a ninety three million dollar opening weekend I'm sure they might try. I can't see LEAF Phoenix's Joker being much of a foil for any incarnation of Batman. I gotta say that I do have a problem with them pointing to him being seriously mentally ill, but I am glad that he knew it. Would I ever sit through this again. NOPE. And honestly I think with Phoenix's acting chops this could have been better. I blame Todd Phillips. He should not have attempted to direct anything like this.
  8. TRAPPED (1949) I really enjoyed it. I admit that Bridges disappearance does create a shift, but I also see it as an interesting twist - at least structurally. I admit that the having Sylvester (James Todd) be the vanquished villain was lacking, but it was still a decent idea for an On-The-Fly turn of events due to Bridges' illness. I have to admit that my favorite part of the film, and the aspect that may lead to me purchasing this little gem, was John Hoyt. His performance was good, but just the fact that he was playing against his typecasting thrilled me. LOL OKAY TCM FANS LOONEY HAS A TCM PROBLEM. It looks like I will very soon, as in possibly later this week, be canceling Sling TV. I believe I've stated before that I only have Sling TV for certain channels and Sling has been forced to drop ALL of those channels, except TCM. I can't justify spending thirty dollars a month just to have TCM and Sling has no intention of dropping their rates. It is ridiculous. They have lost most of their sports networks and they refuse to lower the price of having the sports networks package. (BTW, this isn't just me watching. The sports are mostly for someone else to watch, but I can't justify thirty dollars monthly just so I can watch TCM.) I refuse to go back to Cable or Dish. Who can tell me some alternatives so, at a minimum, I don't miss any Noir Alley episodes? And does anyone know another thread I should mention this in that might garner more responses from knowledgeable TCM fans? (Not that fans in this thread aren't knowledgeable. I am just trying to get as many responses as possible.)
  9. THE HARDER THEY FALL (1956) I admit I have seen this one a few times. Predictable, but WOW that is a hell of a movie. The acting is so fabulous and I LOVE so many of those pretty pictures of the cities. The script is fantastic. I do understand how some could get bored with the subject matter, but it is just so well done. So many things one could discuss, but I think one of the most unique things about this movie is the scene where Nick (Steiger) tries to get Beth (Sterling) to play ball. Most of the rest of the movie is following a pretty well formulated and predictable structure. The only thing that makes it stand out is some great dialogue, fantastic acting and a few scenes like this one. The little unexpected moments like this that almost point to the fact that they are following a set planned structure within the fantasy world of the film and as well as the reality of the structured film narrative. Here is a moment where Nick is saying this is the time where you go meet your husband and start to question what he is doing after you see it first hand then try to force him out of my little scheme. The character is pointing to the way the story of the movie predictably should unfold as well as the story of the reality setup up within the fictional movie world. It is a fantastic scene that adds a unique twist. There are other such moments, but you get my point. The real tough part of this film is knowing what Bogart is going through and seeing it all over his face.
  10. Prejudice. It was basically a re-reading of the movie script with some slight alterations. Another change I remember was Steve Brodie was not Floyd Bowers. Bowers was voiced by someone else.
  11. I don't know if the hour long SUSPENSE CROSSFIRE is better than the movie, but I also don't know how you could tell. I can't believe how much of what is in the movie made it into the radio program. It seemed like almost everything was the same. One place I noticed seemed a bit more rushed was when Montgomery kills Floyd. If I remember correctly there was more dialogue in the movie before the actual act. I'm sure there was more abbreviation than that in the SUSPENSE play, but that is the only thing I can remember off the top of my head. It was excellent.
  12. Thanks to some internet issues I was unable to watch NOCTURN (1946) when it aired on NOIR ALLEY last weekend. I watched it Friday night, here were my thoughts. NOCTURN (1946) Tonight I learned I am NOT a George Raft fan. I guess this movie just rubbed me the wrong way, especially Raft. I saw no glimmer of talent in him, though I assume there must be – or at least he can dance. LOL The rest of the cast was really good, but Raft just blah. My other big issues would be some of the logic involved. I feel there was no indication that Joe was acting differently as a detective than he had ever acted before, so why was it creating so many problems at work all of the sudden? I also knew who the killer was as soon as he became a character. I thought to myself, “If he says more than a few passing lines then he is the killer.” I see no reason I’d ever watch this again, but there were some really AWESOME shots in the movie. Speaking of shots, the scene where Joe finds Shawn’s body. When he is walking up the path to the front door there is a woman walking up the adjacent path. This isn’t a sidewalk. There are clearly two walkways leading from the sidewalk to Shawn’s front door. Did anyone else notice this? I assume it is a deleted scene. When Joe gets to the front door in the next shot he is alone. I noticed there are credits on IMDB for people who were in deleted scenes. So after reading everyone’s comments I guess I have to sit through THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940) to find out Raft does have a spark worth watching. LOL WOMAN ON THE BEACH (1947) Wow what can I say here. So much to like and so much to scratch my head at. I assumed I would love this movie because it was a Robert Ryan flick I hadn’t seen yet. I was mistaken. It was okay, but I think my impressions were tainted by Eddie’s intro. All I kept thinking was, “This wasn’t what was originally intended.” I hate knowing there was a different cut or deleted scenes. Like the first scene when Scott awakens from his nightmare. He is explaining the situation to Wernecke and the scene ends on a note that you can tell more was said. Ryan delivers his line and there is just a fade to the next scene. There was obviously more to that scene. I don’t want to sound harsh here because there is a lot to like about this movie; I just wish I liked more of it. I thought all of the performances were great and there were flashes of brilliance here and there, but for the most part it just didn’t really capture my interest. I did feel totally vindicated in the outro when Eddie explained the thing about dubbing Joan Bennett’s voice. It was great. The whole time I was watching the movie I kept thinking her voice sounded unnaturally low. LOL So staying on Robert Ryan as a topic. I have been listening to old SUSPENSE radio programs on my way to work every day. The next one up is an hour long show titled CROSSFIRE starring the cast of the film, including Ryan, as the characters they played in the movie. I am so excited. I think I have to find time to re-watch the movie before I listen just so I’m sure I know exactly what they edit out for the hour long radio drama.
  13. For those who follow such things, after Saturday night I put this Blu-Ray on my wishlist and yesterday I noticed Amazon dropped the price from $39.99 to . . . . https://www.amazon.com/Big-Clock-Blu-ray-Ray-Milland/dp/B07NHPLHTG/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=the+big+clock&qid=1568226329&s=gateway&sr=8-4 . . . . so yeah I immediately made that purchase. Thought everyone should know because that is a great movie. The DVD price isn't too bad either.
  14. THE BIG CLOCK (1948) All I needed to hear was Charles Laughton and I knew I was in for a treat, but then add Elsa Lanchester and there is pretty much no way I was falling asleep last night. What and "absolute treat" indeed. I loved it start to finish. The only way it could have been better was more Laughton and Lanchester. And mysterious Henry (Harry) Morgan was great too, but I wish there had been a bit more to his character. And I love seeing Philip Van Zandt in anything. Not only do I enjoy his work, but I immediately think of The Three Stooges. That is probably not something Mr. Van Zandt wanted to be remembered for, but he should be grateful there is a reason he is still remembered by someone in 2019. So glad NOIR ALLEY is back.
  15. You say that as if I am not worthy. I will certainly admit that I have not seen enough Noir and I claim no expertise. For some reason the only thing that stands out where Andrews really impressed me was THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1942). It is true, though, I've only seen a handful of Andrew's films. And in my humble defense of not seeing enough Noir or Andrews films, I pretty much watch everything. I am only lacking in the Noir category because there are FAR too many categories to cover. The only reason I post so much here is because Noir Alley has become a TCM event I can usually fit into my schedule every week. If I didn't have to work or be around other people I would likely spend 8 hours a day watching TCM and coming to these boards to talk about various films and genres. But we can't always have what we wish for so I try to focus on this because I love the films so much as well as Eddie's comments . . . . oh and I like all of you . . . well most of you. (I'm not going to lie I literally had to fight the urge to laugh out loud after writing that. Sometimes I amuse myself WAY too much. I hope you all take that for the joke it was, except . . . LOL)
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