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Actually, ALLIGATOR PEOPLE is like a horror movie version of a woman's Gothic, "Had I but known my husband was a reptile...."

 

I mean, just substitute Beverly Garland with Gene Tierney, and the gator for Vincent Price and voila, you've got a swamp version of DRAGONWYCK.

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GATORWYCK! I just watched Dragonwyck as I was copying my vhs version to dvd. I still can't get over how gorgeous Glen Langan was in that movie.

 

Back to the gator people...you're right it does have that "old dark house" thing to it. The reality of what's going on isn't even the interesting part. It's as if those poor "experiments" are the "macguffin" and it's just watching Beverly Garland gradually go about discovering the truth that keeps me interested. Lots of scarey movies work like that for me.

 

Lon Chaney, Jr was so mean to the poor little innocent gators.

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Speaking of Dragonwyck Fox Horror Classics is releasing this on DVD along with Dr Renaults Secret & Chandu the Magician...this September..

Godzilla wasnt in a musical but in his movies he had a beautiful maestro Akira Ifuktube or something like that...

He did meet Bambi :)

 

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*The drek, oh, you shouldn't know from it....ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS in which chubby Mel Welles (with a French cartoon accent) AFTER having been taken over by the crab, hopes he hasn't treated any women like sluts; THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS, where floating bad and good guy brains are fighting over John Agar, if you can believe ANYONE, human or alien, fighting over John Agar; ALLIGATOR PEOPLE, in which Lon Chaney, Jr. gets to vent: "Dirty, stinkin' gators!"*

 

*And it goes on unto infinity....*

 

Busy scribbling all this down..... every time I think I know all the camp movies, someone springs something else on me!

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*I like all the Godzilla's, the best ones are from the 1960s, and I did like the 1990s ones, with Destroyer being a 90s favorite, and the 2000 Godzilla movies werent that good, I did like GMK the one with Baragon , Final Wars stunk, I only have that one so I can say I own every Godzilla movie..*

 

For me, the absolute top of the pops is Godzilla vs. Monster Zero. The big G doing a celebratory jig after beating Ghidorah? It just doesn't get much better than that. A close second is Godzilla vs. King Kong-so, so bad-but I love every minute of it.

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Just because I was wanting something to do other than what I'm supposed to be working on, I decided to see how tastes compare --

 

Without getting all academic or persnickity, using only complete list-type lists, deleting relistings by the same person (where I noticed), and counting only the first entry for each letter, these are the movies at least three people have said are their favorites (the number following each shows how many lists it was on):

 

All about Eve (4)

Easter Parade (3)

Gone with the Wind (3)

High Noon (3)

It Happened One Night (4)

Jaws (3)

King and I (4)

King's Row (3)

Laura (3)

Lawrence of Arabia (3)

Maltese Falcon (3)

Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (3)

Night of the Hunter (3)

Ninotchka (3)

Notorious (4)

Now, Voyager (5)

The Quiet Man (7)

Rear Window (5)

Roman Holiday (3)

Singin in the Rain (3)

To Kill a Mockingbird (4)

Vertigo (12)

The Wild Bunch (3)

Wizard of Oz (3)

The Women (3)

Xanadu (4)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (3)

You Can't Take it with You (3)

Young Mr Lincoln (4)

Ziegfeld Girl (5)

Ziegfeld Follies (3)

Zodiac (3)

 

(While I think that *The Quiet Man* and *Vertigo* are both good movies, I strongly suspect

their high number of 'votes' is because of the dearth of competition in their letters.)

 

There are 32 entries. One of them I haven't seen. 9 are great. 10 are okay (worth watching if they're on, but I wouldn't search for the DVD). The other 12, well, your tastes are far different from mine.

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>.....and counting only the first entry for each letter

 

 

You can't hold that against me! I have so many favorites, how I list them means NOTHING!

 

 

> Vertigo (12)

 

Ha, I tried to warn you all!

 

 

> There are 32 entries. One of them I haven't seen.

 

Which one?

 

> 9 are great.

 

What ones?

 

>10 are okay (worth watching if they're on, but I wouldn't search for the DVD).

 

What ones?

 

>The other 12, well, your tastes are far different from mine.

 

Now, this I really want to know!!!!

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> {quote:title=TripleHHH wrote:}{quote}

> You missed letters B,C & D ..

> interesting list nonetheless

 

There were none in those letters that were on three or more lists.

 

There were some on two lists:

 

Ben Hur

Body Snatcher

Casablanca

Cool Hand Luke

Double Indemnity

Dracula

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> {quote:title=ILoveRayMilland wrote:}{quote}

> >.....and counting only the first entry for each letter

> You can't hold that against me! I have so many favorites, how I list them means NOTHING!

 

But it meant something to my word processor, which only sorts lines by first word.

 

> > There are 32 entries. One of them I haven't seen.

> Which one?

 

Zodiac

 

> > 9 are great.

> What ones?

 

Isn't it obvious?

 

> >10 are okay (worth watching if they're on, but I wouldn't search for the DVD).

> What ones?

 

The ones I've seen but don't think are either great or horrible. :)

 

> >The other 12, well, your tastes are far different from mine.

> Now, this I really want to know!!!!

 

But to prevent an endless series of people trying to 'convert' me, I don't really want to say. ;)

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You definitely don't want to miss John Agar in THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS.

 

If there were Oscars for Best Maniacal Laughter, he'd surely be a contender.

 

(Of course, Dwight Frye is the #1 icon in that category)

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> {quote:title=Capuchin wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=ILoveRayMilland wrote:}{quote}

> > >.....and counting only the first entry for each letter

> > You can't hold that against me! I have so many favorites, how I list them means NOTHING!

>

> But it meant something to my word processor, which only sorts lines by first word.

 

I was only joking! I am a total drama queen!

 

> > > There are 32 entries. One of them I haven't seen.

 

> > Which one?

>

> Zodiac

>

> > > 9 are great.

> > What ones?

>

> Isn't it obvious?

 

No.

 

>

> > >10 are okay (worth watching if they're on, but I wouldn't search for the DVD).

> > What ones?

>

> The ones I've seen but don't think are either great or horrible. :)

 

Big Help. LOL!

 

>

> > >The other 12, well, your tastes are far different from mine.

> > Now, this I really want to know!!!!

>

> But to prevent an endless series of people trying to 'convert' me, I don't really want to say. ;)

 

That isn't why, I am really strange, but it fascinates me to find out things people don't like (even if I love them.) I don't try to defend my favorites, unless someone is MEAN about them. I could care less if someone doesn't like it.

 

So PLEEEASE make a list!!! LOL!

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Capuchin: "(While I think that The Quiet Man and Vertigo are both good movies, I strongly suspect their high number of 'votes' is because of the dearth of competition in their letters.)"

 

O' ye of little faith. Many like "Vertigo."

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Bronxgirl: "The drek, oh, you shouldn't know from it....'ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS'... 'THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS'...where floating bad and good guy brains are fighting over John Agar, if you can believe ANYONE, human or alien, fighting over John Agar..."

 

Au contraire, ma soeur. If that's drek...then I love drek. (...But wasn't crazy about "Shrek" though). I haven't seen "...Planet Arous" but I want to. John Agar was a looker back in the John Ford movie. And Shirley Temple loved him once. As for "The Alligator People" I believe I talked about that in a thread where I was lauding the great FRIEDA INESCORT. I think BEVERLY GARLAND needs a TCM night of films. Yes, many of them were schlock, drek, but I really like that stuff and her gumption for appearing in these films. Why wasn't she ever given a chance to show her chops in A-films? Day for nite shots, poor acting (need I mention Tor Johnson) and costumes. I cain't 'splain it; just a visceral thing.

 

You write so well about films, I'll take your drek over someone else's "classic" picks.

 

Hmmmm can we do: 26 Letters A-Z Hated Movies.

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MissGoddess: "I like Alligator People too!"

 

I like that you like "Alligator People." We could be the drek girls. Naaaah. But I, like you, have an affinity for those types of films. If you haven't seen it yet, you've got to see "LEECH WOMAN."

 

Message was edited by: CineMaven...and while I'm at it: "The Wasp Woman" too.

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I've always thought Beverly Garland was a sex kitten; something about her high cheekbones, and she seemed to have an alluring smirk on her little face. A TCM salute would definitely be in order: I'd start with NOT OF THIS EARTH, then go to CURUCU, BEAST OF THE AMAZON and IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.

 

Never cottoned to Mr. Temple as an actor, and something about his eyebrows always creeped me out; they slope downward, giving him an EVIL look. (like Jack Nicholson, Nicole Kidman, and Tom Cruise)

 

We agree on the classy Frieda Inescort. And you brought up an important performer in relation to drek: Tor Johnson. Why, he's positively iconic.

 

Most hated A-Z? I'm tempted to start off with THE AFRICAN QUEEN, not because I don't love Bogie and Kate, but because TCM runs it all the time and it's like "enough already" in my head.

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Nice to talk about all these great B movies like Brain From Planet Arous, Alligator People, It Conquered the World, Leech Woman, Amazing Colossal Man, Not from this Earth,,,these are all fun B movies to watch,short low budget movies ..

Anyone ever see *The Hand of Death ?* John Agar at his finest :) I think Fox has played this one..

Too bad a lot of these still arent on DVD..

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> {quote:title=CineMaven wrote:}{quote}

> MissGoddess: "I like Alligator People too!"

>

> I like that you like "Alligator People." We could be the drek girls. Naaaah. But I, like you, have an affinity for those types of films. If you haven't seen it yet, you've got to see "LEECH WOMAN."

>

> Message was edited by: CineMaven...and while I'm at it: "The Wasp Woman" too.

 

Hi CM,

 

Well, Alligator People is actually an exception for me for some odd reason. I generally

have a very limited taste for anything too "schlocky", the exception being the occasional

Hammer film. Hammer films sometimes have a "gothic" appeal and since I like some gothic

literature (Ann Radcliffe in particular) I can enjoy them---with reservations.

 

Hi Lady B,

 

Beverly Garland will always be in my memory as one of my favorite

television "Moms" (actually step-mom) on "My Three Sons". I can't see

her as anything else but I always enjoy her appearance in a movie. She was a

good actress, sort of a less pretty Lana Turner type. I thought she was so glamorous

and elegant on "My Three Sons" but if I saw that show now I probably would wonder

what I was thinking.

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