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Quick note about the 1973 movie FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER -- the movie was released on VHS and DVD as "The Hideaways".  It's a family-friendly movie and, besides Ingrid Bergman, the movie features short appearances by well-known folks like Madeline Kahn and Richard Mulligan. 

I've seen it and thought it was a decent movie filmed in and around New York City -- esp. the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.  

Ok, now back to 'These 10 Films'.  :)

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On 9/19/2021 at 4:55 AM, Mr. Gorman said:

Quick note about the 1973 movie FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER -- the movie was released on VHS and DVD as "The Hideaways".  It's a family-friendly movie and, besides Ingrid Bergman, the movie features short appearances by well-known folks like Madeline Kahn and Richard Mulligan. 

I've seen it and thought it was a decent movie filmed in and around New York City -- esp. the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.  

Ok, now back to 'These 10 Films'.  :)

Thanks. It's one of Ingrid Bergman's most overlooked films.

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I was having trouble responding to a post on another thread, getting a "there was an error in responding to this comment" message. That was trying to use an emoji, however. I still seem to be able to compose text.

Well, it's an SK Sakall spotlight, and it looks like these films would make for an interesting primetime lineup. However, the only one I think I can identify is 2598, which is In the Good Old Summertime, which I've seen and which airs on TCM frequently. I've probably seen some of the others, but his appearances run together in my head. I"ll have to wait for them to be identified.

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8 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Have you seen these classic films:

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I know for sure I've seen 2594, 2598 and 2599,  the rest I am not so sure about.

2598 is a real favorite of the three.

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Apparently the "S.Z." itself stands for "Szöke Szakáll," which means "blond beard" in Hungarian: as a young man, he became known for wearing a blond beard onstage to make himself appear older. "Jacob Gero" is the Anglicized form of his name under which he was naturalized as a US citizen. (In Hungarian names, the family name appears first, as in Grünwald Jakab, Gerö Jenö, and Gärtner Sándor.)

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26 minutes ago, Fausterlitz said:

Apparently the "S.Z." itself stands for "Szöke Szakáll," which means "blond beard" in Hungarian: as a young man, he became known for wearing a blond beard onstage to make himself appear older. "Jacob Gero" is the Anglicized form of his name under which he was naturalized as a US citizen. (In Hungarian names, the family name appears first, as in Grünwald Jakab, Gerö Jenö, and Gärtner Sándor.)

The Cuddles nickname came later when he was on contract at Warner Brothers. Though I read he didn't particularly enjoy being called Cuddles.

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21 hours ago, TopBilled said:

The Cuddles nickname came later when he was on contract at Warner Brothers. Though I read he didn't particularly enjoy being called Cuddles.

How did other actors enjoy working with him? I heard James Cagney wasn't particularly fond of him, unless that's just a rumor.

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31 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

How did other actors enjoy working with him? I heard James Cagney wasn't particularly fond of him, unless that's just a rumor.

There was a word of mouth segment that TCM aired in which Van Johnson talks about working with him on IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME. Johnson seemed to have good memories. And Janis Paige, who worked with him on ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS, was very fond of him. So was Doris Day.

Errol Flynn got a kick out of working with him too.

My guess is that in Cagney's case, Cagney was "threatened" by Sakall's ability to steal scenes and Cagney wanted the focus on himself and nobody else. A case of ego perhaps.

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On 9/22/2021 at 11:23 AM, TopBilled said:

The Cuddles nickname came later when he was on contract at Warner Brothers. Though I read he didn't particularly enjoy being called Cuddles.

Yeah, that was apparently Jack Warner's idea, which meant it was probably somewhat involuntary.

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Cheat Sheet:

2591. THAT NIGHT IN RIO (1941) with S.Z. Sakall & Don Ameche.

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2592. SEVEN SWEETHEARTS (1942) with S.Z. Sakall and his sweethearts.

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2593. WINTERTIME (1943) with Sonja Henie & S.Z. Sakall.

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2594. WONDER MAN (1945) with S.Z.Sakall & Gisela Werbisek.

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2595. ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS (1948) with Janis Paige, S.Z.Sakall & Don DeFore.

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2596. APRIL SHOWERS (1948) with Ann Sothern, Jack Carson & S.Z. Sakall.

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2597. OH YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL (1949) with S.Z. Sakall, June Haver & Charlotte Greenwood. 

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2598. IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME (1949) with S.Z. Sakall, Clinton Sundberg, Judy Garland & Buster Keaton.

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2599. MONTANA (1950) with Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall & Errol Flynn.

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2600. PAINTING THE CLOUDS WITH SUNSHINE (1951) with Virginia Mayo, S.Z. Sakall & Lucille Norman.

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2604 A later Fred and Ginger. I don't know if it's just the still, or if the film is in color. My guess is The Barkleys of Broadway, which I haven't seen.

2607 Haley Mills? I don't have a guess.

2608 Charlotte's Web. I've seen bits and pieces but never the whole thing at once.

2609 The Shining! Probably says something about me that I've seen it many times.

So, only one I'm sure I've seen.

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15 hours ago, sewhite2000 said:

2604 A later Fred and Ginger. I don't know if it's just the still, or if the film is in color. My guess is The Barkleys of Broadway, which I haven't seen.

2607 Haley Mills? I don't have a guess.

2608 Charlotte's Web. I've seen bits and pieces but never the whole thing at once.

2609 The Shining! Probably says something about me that I've seen it many times.

So, only one I'm sure I've seen.

You've identified THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY correctly.

Yes, 2607 stars Hayley Mills along with Alan Bates.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB, which features Debbie Reynolds, is currently available on Hulu.

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2601. CAVALCADE (1933) with Clive Brookk & Diana Wynyard.

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2602. THE GOLDWYN FOLLIES (1938) with Andrea Leeds & Adolphe Menjou.

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2603. THIEVES FALL OUT (1941) with Eddie Albert, Jane Darwell & Joan Leslie.

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2604. THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY (1949) with Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire.

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2605. IT GROWS ON TREES (1952) with Irene Dunne.

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2606. STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND (1955) with James Stewart & Frank Lovejoy.

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2607. WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (1961) with Hayley Mills & Alan Bates.

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2608. CHARLOTTE’S WEB (1973)

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2609. THE SHINING (1980) with Jack Nicholson.

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2610. MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS (1991) with Lane Frost.

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2604--Fred and Ginger in "The Barkleys of Broadway" is a film I grew up watching and the only one on here that I can identify.

BTW--I've never seen it in color, I only had black and white TV. I guess now I have something to look forward to.

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11 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

2604--Fred and Ginger in "The Barkleys of Broadway" is a film I grew up watching and the only one on here that I can identify.

BTW--I've never seen it in color, I only had black and white TV. I guess now I have something to look forward to.

You've never seen it in color on TCM, or in color on DVD?

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8 hours ago, TopBilled said:

You've never seen it in color on TCM, or in color on DVD?

I saw the numbers in color from "That's Entertainment" years ago. And that satisfied my curiosity. But I don't think I'd buy it on DVD.

I had all the RKO's on VHS and now I have them on DVD.

 

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1 minute ago, TopBilled said:

Have you seen these classic films:

2611. 

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2612. 

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Seen all of them, except maybe 2620.

2611 and 2612 I like very much. 2618 is very much watchable, if only for Al Pacino's performance.  2619 I can watch on occasion.

 

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