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  1. Already tried, with no luck. All the other actors are accounted for. It has to be someone not listed. So I'll need someone who either has the movie (VHS or DVD or Blu-ray), or can find it online, to look at the scene indicated (14:30 into the film), and give me an opinion on the actor's name. I only have a computer and a player, no hand-held device to take a picture with, and I have no idea how to capture several seconds from the Blu-ray and put it into a file format that can be uploaded here. But I figure that some of the ultra-fans here will have collections as large as mine, or larger,
  2. The American comedy film It's in the Bag!, starring Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Rudy Vallee, etc. has two crooked business partners of the murdered man (beyond the lawyer played by John Carradine), who are introduced by name (by Carradine) at about 14:30 into the film. One is a tall man and the other a short one who is semi-balding. The tall one is "Mr. Arnold", played by John Miljan. The short one is "Mr. Gardiner", and I don't seem to recognize the actor, although he looks vaguely familiar. The short one later appears in an important scene and meets with an unhappy ending, and one would thin
  3. Hi, everyone. I just watched the Criterion restoration of Chimes at Midnight (Falstaff) -- a wonderful film which I highly recommend (and the restoration is good, too). Two questions: 1. At about 43:31, for about 2 or 3 seconds, one sees a number of soldier types watching Orson Welles's efforts to recruit new soldiers. The man on the very far right looks astoundingly like Anthony Hopkins. He looks a little too old to be the Hopkins of 1966, who was only 29, but makeup can make actors look older. I wondered if anyone who has the Criterion edition thought it might be Hopkins.
  4. Hi, everyone. I just watched the Criterion restoration of Chimes at Midnight (Falstaff) -- a wonderful film which I highly recommend (and the restoration is good, too). Two questions: 1. At about 43:31, for about 2 or 3 seconds, one sees a number of soldier types watching Orson Welles's efforts to recruit new soldiers. The man on the very far right looks astoundingly like Anthony Hopkins. He looks a little too old to be the Hopkins of 1966, who was only 29, but makeup can make actors look older. I wondered if anyone who has the Criterion edition thought it might be Hopkins.
  5. Yes, that was the film! I managed to get a copy of it, too! Thanks to all. The only problem with my copy is that it was the Rhino version with the "goofy" subliminal messages rather than the original ones. I wonder if any editions with the original subliminal messages exists.
  6. Thanks so much! How did you know where to look for that photo and caption? Alexander -- got it! As for Margaret Dumont, I know she is listed by both AFI and IMDb, but she's not in closeup, so I'm not 100% sure it's her. But I'll take it on trust. Holden is listed only on IMDb, and there are many errors on the IMDb where fans have simply misidentified actors, or imagined actors who aren't there. I'll disregard the IMDb claim unless someone here can says he has spotted her.
  7. Does anyone know the name of the actor who plays the exasperated Macy's sales clerk in Auntie Mame? I know the face well, but can't put a name to it. Also, do people out there agree with the IMDb addition of Margaret Dumont as one of the actresses in the stage play, the one inviting the others to retire to another room? Finally, the IMDb claims that Gloria Holden can be seen in the "Garden Party." But the only Garden Party I can see is the one at the estate in the South, and there's no sign of her there; nor can I spot her in any of the other party scenes.
  8. Today I tried to reply to a private message by using the quote function. My reply then included some words but also the embedded video the other member sent. I wanted to try to delete the embedded video and just keep the words. Normally one would just click on the video, a box would form, one could right-click on the box and select delete from the drop down menu, and the box with the video would be gone. But this doesn't work. There is no way at all of selecting the box. And it's worse. I can't even select the whole reply -- the text plus the box -- and then delete that. Nothing w
  9. Thanks for doing all the work to put together this list of shorts. I have a question for you regarding ""20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang" (1933). Do you have a copy of it, e.g., as the extra feature on the I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang film, and if so, would you check something for me? Have a look at the dancers in the picnic scene, about 4:36 into the film. Notice the prominent blond smiling dancer who is on screen for less than 10 seconds there, but whose face can be clearly seen and whose smile is noteworthy. Does her face look familiar to you? It looks like a major Warner star (
  10. Just to narrow it down, have a look at 4:37 to 4:47 on the video. Is that blonde dancer who I think she is? (Remembering that this star not long afterward ditched the blonde look for her natural color.)
  11. Thanks for the suggestion, HelenBaby2. Eleanor Powell may be somewhere in the film, but I didn't spot her. I had in mind someone much more famous, a major Warner star, before she became a star. If I'm right, she's in the scene where a group of young men and women are dancing at a picnic in a clearing in the woods, sporting a quite distinctive and very familiar smile. Didn't want to influence anyone's judgment in case it's just a superficial resemblance, so I thought I'd see if anyone would spontaneously identify the actress. The only scene I can find on YouTube has dancers on a stage or t
  12. Just checking for confirmation here. In the 1933 short spoof "20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang", included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of *I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang* (1932), we see a group of dancing picnickers called "The Vitaphone Boys and Girls" on the IMDb cast list. Among those Vitaphone dancing girls (whose faces are in some cases quite visible), I'm pretty sure I spot a major future Warner star. I don't want to influence anyone's judgment by naming the person, but if anyone else has the short, I'd be interested to hear if they confirm my identification. If enough people conf
  13. Thanks to HelenBaby2 and MovieCollectorOH for further suggestions. I have Two on a Guillotine but haven't watched it yet. Will find out. But "My World Dies Screaming" -- also known as "Terror in the Haunted House" -- sounds as if it might be the one. I see that on ebay copies in DVD are very expensive, copies in VHS somewhat less so. (In both cases using "Terror in the Haunted House" title). If anyone has either a VHS or DVD copy and has any further information to share -- e.g., actual running time (often what's written on the case is wrong), quality of picture or sound, etc., I'd be gla
  14. Thanks very much for this reply, but I have both versions of The Old Dark House and it's neither of those. In this film, the actors are pretty much no-name folks, nobody famous like Morely or Karloff. That's why I think it was either a TV movie or a 1960s or 1970s "B" film with mediocre actors in it. It seems to me that not only the married couple but at least one other person who hasn't been to the old family home in years shows up, and in my hazy memory I think that person might be the family black sheep with murder on his mind. I had thought that it might be The Shuttered Room, ca. 196
  15. Hi! I'm trying to recall the name of a film I saw 50 years or so ago on TV -- I think it was originally a feature film but I suppose it could have been a TV movie -- about a sort of family reunion in the old family home. I think the setting was American. A young married couple, or a couple about to be married, returns to the old family home -- I think of the bride. They stay over at least one night, maybe for a weekend. The family contains a number of suspicious characters, and there is at least one "black sheep" character -- I think a fairly young blonde-haired guy. One or more of the f
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