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  1. Something of a noir fest on Monday, (even with perhaps too-frequently-aired offerings), the highlights for me being: "Dark Passage" -- 2:15 p.m. Eastern "Too Late for Tears"-- 8:00 p.m. Eastern LOVE Lizabeth Scott and fantastic Dan Duryea "Where the Sidewalk Ends" -- 10:00 p.m. Eastern
  2. I loved his courage, the immense sacrifice he made for his country, and of course, secondarily, that dry wit that bubbled forth, often self-deprecating and always sharp. Bob Dole was trying to rescue a fellow soldier when he was severely wounded in 1945 in northern Italy-- he was hit in the spinal cord, shoulder and back. He lay hours, paralyzed, face down in the dirt and near death, before he could be medically rescued. He spent two and half years in the hospital, lost a kidney, the use of his right arm, a mangled shoulder, endured a body cast. Multiple failed surgeries were
  3. Oh, agreed, MISSWONDERLY3, you just want to wallow in it with a salty bowl of popcorn at the ready....
  4. Does anyone else enjoy upcoming Sunday Noir Alley film "The Unsuspected", as much as I do? The director Michael Curtiz does a lot with this very 'camp' and sudsy mystery, with an interesting cast-- Claude Rains, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett, Hurd Hatfield, Joan Caulfield, Michael North, Fred Clark. Glamorous cocktail parties... autocratic, wealthy uncle (Raines)... seething family rivalries... death... amnesia .... disappearances.... Love slinky Audrey Totter in anything. Believe it or not, in this, I had trouble at times distinguishing her from Connie Bennett (in a
  5. I just have a different view of the issue. I've never viewed it through the current "feminist" lens. To me, it comes down to, it's a human life that has been conceived. In all its complexity, it's a human life, that will continue to develop if not destroyed. That tiny girl or boy is part of humanity. I was able to listen to some of the arguments at the Supreme Court yesterday. The arguments, conducted in a reasoned, civil manner, gave me hope.
  6. That is so well put, CINEMAN-- agree completely.
  7. I love the very atmospheric "A Moveable Feast" too, TOTO. I just finished Madelon Bedell's "The Alcotts-- Biography of a Family". Hard to imagine a more fascinating American family than the Alcotts, with their infusion of old New England's May family and Quincy family, courtesy of Abby May Alcott, (Louisa May's mother). As usual, Bronson is a mixed bag and doesn't come off that well-- his mix of egotism and inexplicable refusal at crucial times to "work" to support his family, is off-putting, to say the least. But Emerson, Thoreau et al found something to like in him, ha.
  8. This will be a fascinating trial to follow. There is probably some deep legal and societal satisfaction in being able to prosecute, if not Epstein, then one of his disreputable partners in infamy.
  9. "The Band Wagon" and "Red River", yay!
  10. Gorgeous, charming, warm and vibrant. I loved her in noir thriller "Scene of the Crime", as devoted, glamorous wife to police detective Van Johnson. She was one of those classic Hollywood stars who always had something going, like the beauty books she authored. She was such a gracious, amusing interview too. Hate to see that era closing out. RIP.
  11. NIPKOWDISC, that "Crossfire" role of Young's is my all-time favorite. Love him in that, and could watch over and over. He infuses that police detective with such weariness, yet he's savvy and relentless-- he's going to get his man. Portrait of decency, and you are right, "A-OK" sums it up.
  12. Interesting you mention your affinity for Robert Young, _BROADWAY_. I always have a sort of shock of recognition when I see him, as my late father had a striking resemblance to him. Not one of those flimsy, not-too-close resemblances. It was almost eerie, and is/was remarked upon by a number of people who knew him. Facial structure, almost identical. Forehead, slightly acquiline nose, face shape, lips, smile, even hairline. As they got older, my Dad's hair turned silver in exactly the same way. His build was similar, although my father was just under 6 feet-- he was about five
  13. You got me wondering about a possibly bearded Robert Young, TOPBILLED. I checked, but couldn't find any images of him with facial hair. (Of course, that's not definitive, but at least there weren't any 'easily found'). Thankfully-- I think he looked best clean-shaven.
  14. Always have liked George Murphy's easygoing charm. Low-key, in a good way. Looked great in a tux. For me, Astaire is up there, wheeling high in the universe with no rivals, so I don't really think about other dancers competing with him-- it's not possible! But I adore other dancers for their individual qualities. Like fabulous Gene Nelson, kinetic and thoroughly appealing:
  15. Great one of the underrrated (in my opinion) Robert Young, _BROADWAY_ . He's also one I thought continued to look interesting as he aged, with that silver hair and those increasingly craggy laugh lines....
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