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Lizabeth Scott in 2007


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One of the best film noir actresses ever. I wish she would have made more movies into the late 60's. I loved her in Too Late For Tears and Desert Fury. Liz is one lady who i look forward to watching in anything. Would love to see Paid In Full someday! I hope she lives to be 102.

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I am scared stiff to, once again, put my heart on my sleeve to reveal how I feel...but now you've hit the silver lode in mentioning one of my very favorite actors from the 40's...LIZABETH SCOTT. I don't think I walk alone in my admiration for this star. Now it could be the company she keeps when she's often likened to Bacall. They both have that throaty sexy husky voice. They both worked with Bogart but that would be your pitfall if you think that they were both two of a kind. There was something of a victim...a hurt...a vulnerability that Scott expresses more so than Bacall.

 

She's worked with Kirk and Burt and Victor and Powell (Dick) and Charlton and Henreid and Cummings and DeFore and let's not leave out Mitchum and Ryan. They were not bad for each other. She acquitted herself nicely with each of her leading men. And they were paid in full if they got the chance to kiss her. Lucky dawg!

 

I hope I haven't made a mockery trying to incorporate her movie titles to express my thoughts on one of the gems of the 40's: Lizabeth Scott. My OTHER favorite will be on TCM at 12:30pm EST in "TALL IN THE SADDLE." ELLA RAINES

 

(PS--see if you can pick out the movie references.)

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There are actors who once they retire want to put that part of their life behind them, others watched as their contemporaries chose another path and decided that they did not want to go the public route of "I remember when".

 

We cannot know the reasons why some of the stars we love decide not to come forth and share their memories with us. Perhaps they feel they put their lives up there on the silver screen and they have nothing more to say.

 

All of the guilds have legacy programs where they collect film and video oral histories as do the Academy, the AFI and the Turner Archive Project. Perhaps they feel they gave an extensive interview once, they don't need to do it again.

 

If a living legend wants to sit down with Robert O for a Private Screening they have options to make that happen.

 

Just because a living legend that we want to sit down with Robert O hasn't happened yet is not always the fault of TCM not asking.

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I can't imagine TCM/Robert O. failed to ask Lizabeth Scott for an interview for Private Screenings. Of course they did, and I'm sure she turned them down.

 

She had some serious problems with the media in the past (Google her name + "confidential" to get a taste of that). She has been extremely private ever since.

 

How great is it that today we TCM-ers can put the focus on Miss Scott's talent, and laugh off tabloid gossip.

 

She's one of my favorite stars.

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I think she looks great. Funny but she looks just like my boss in that picture. Not that I think my boss looks attractive...not that I mean she isn't attractive...my boss I mean...oh never mind.

 

I need to see more of her films. My fave so far is *Too Late For Tears* but looking at her filmography there are a lot of films that look good.

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Wow she looks great for being 85.

 

I think a big part of the problem is that many of these female stars want to remembered as what they looked like when they were young and not in their senior years---which I think is a shame!

 

There are many "classic" actresses that are still alive that refuse to be on camera again. They need to follow the example of Lauren Bacall who looks great and still makes movies. See the movie *Birth* for example. Bacall makes that film.

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*"How great is it that today we TCM-ers can put the focus on Miss Scott's talent, and laugh off tabloid gossip."* - chipheartsmovies

 

It isn't ONLY TCM'ers that are ignoring the gossip. Lizabeth Scott is the subject of the Opening Night Double Feature for the American Cinematheque's 10^th^ annual salute to Film Noir - "Return To Noir City".

 

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Thursday, April 3 – 7:30 PM

*Lizabeth Scott Double Feature*:

 

_*DESERT FURY*, 1947, Universal, 96 min. Dir. Lewis Allen._

Lizabeth Scott (PITFALL) in Technicolor glory -- swirls of yellow hair, emerald eyes, fire-engine red lips -- is truly something to behold, but she’s only one of the over-the-top treats in this very strange crime drama. Mary Astor (THE MALTESE FALCON) seems a bit too enamored of her own daughter (Liz), Wendell Corey is murderously miffed at being tossed aside by partner-in-crime John Hodiak, and beefcake lawman Burt Lancaster seems oblivious to the mix-and-match sexuality surging around him. DESERT FURY is absolutely saturated -- incredibly lush colors, fast and furious dialogue dripping with innuendo, double entendres, dark secrets, outraged face-slappings, overwrought Miklos Rozsa violins. This is Hollywood at its most gloriously berserk. NOT ON DVD

 

_*DEAD RECKONING*, 1947, Sony Repertory, 100 min. Dir. John Cromwell (CAGED)._

"He Doesn't Trust Anyone…especially Women!" Colonel Humphrey Bogart knows something’s fishy when his best friend, Sergeant Johnny Drake (William Prince), jumps off his train rather than continue on his way to receive a much-publicized Medal of Honor. Bogart follows his trail to southern Gulf City, only to find his pal burnt to a crisp on a morgue slab. Things can only go downhill from there. Before long, other bodies pile up, and Bogart does some fancy footwork to keep out of a murder frame. The twisted clues lead to Johnny’s bewitching sweetheart Cora (Lizabeth Scott), smooth casino operator Martinelli (Morris Carnovsky) and sadistic thug Krause (Marvin Miller). A passel of contradictory stories point to a number of guilty parties, and Bogart has to think fast to figure out who he can trust -- or he may end up like his dead buddy. "Excellent hardboiled shenanigans…highly enjoyable…" –Time Out: New York

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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