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Two_Years_Before_the_Mast_Poster.jpg...Two Years Before the Mast, 1946

I remember having to read this in school and being transported by the wonderful writing of young Dana. He wrote of the California coast as being the absolute ends of the earth, with San Diego little more than some huts on the beach.  Still a province of Mexico, sparsely populated and resented by the crew who by that time just wanted to start the looong journey back to civilization and the east coast. 

The captain ran a tight ship and being shirtless on deck would probably be an infraction of some kind, but I'm willing to allow some inaccuracy for the sake of art.   ☺️

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@KATIE_G:  If you fancy seeing another Paramount movie with a well-built shirtless actor there's always NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY.  Clint Walker is shirtless in a couple of scenes chopping wood.  I expect the ladies who saw this movie in theaters would've been most impressed with Clint's striking physique.  I'm sure some fellas who've seen this movie would be envious of Clint, too.  And it's a good movie.

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8 hours ago, skimpole said:

From the sixties:

The Savage Innocents

Summer and Smoke

The Fall of the Roman Empire

In Harm's Way

Alfie

Is Paris Burning?

The President's Analyst

Inadmissible Evidence

The Italian Job

Paint Your Wagon

I love this list. Feel free to make a list for any other decade!

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45 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

Two Years Before the Mast should be shown on a double bill with Botany Bay since Alan Ladd stars in both.

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Great idea, Nip. Both films were directed by John Farrow.

I have seen BOTANY BAY, since it was available for streaming on Netflix a few years ago. Alan Ladd going toe to toe with James Mason, doesn't get any better!

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I should have mentioned BEGGARS OF LIFE from 1928. A classic silent with Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen and Wallace Beery.  Just to let anyone interested, it has been released on DVD a few years ago.

  By the way, AMONG THE LIVING is being released on Blu-Ray this month from Kino-Lorber.

 

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As you may have noticed ,like my friend who replied to my last two posts,  I like the word classic in Turner Classic Movies. The movies I have listed range from the silent era through the 40's.  I hope TCM will never abandon our film heritage. Super hero films of today are best left to the serials of Saturday morning. That's fine. Thanks for listening (reading).

 

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1 hour ago, cody1949 said:

VICTORY

A MEDAL FOR BENNY

THE BISCUIT EATER

SALTY O'ROURKE

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

CHICAGO DEADLINE

AMONG THE LIVING

Excellent list.

1 hour ago, cody1949 said:

I should have mentioned BEGGARS OF LIFE from 1928. A classic silent with Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen and Wallace Beery.  Just to let anyone interested, it has been released on DVD a few years ago.

  By the way, AMONG THE LIVING is being released on Blu-Ray this month from Kino-Lorber.

Thanks for the info!

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On 11/8/2021 at 6:36 AM, Mr. Gorman said:

@KATIE_G:  If you fancy seeing another Paramount movie with a well-built shirtless actor there's always NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY.  Clint Walker is shirtless in a couple of scenes chopping wood.  I expect the ladies who saw this movie in theaters would've been most impressed with Clint's striking physique.  I'm sure some fellas who've seen this movie would be envious of Clint, too.  And it's a good movie.

Night of the Grizzly was awesome, thanks for the reminder!  I love a good 'Grizzly-gone-nuts' or bears-on-revenge flick.

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I am so excited...I've been borrowing everyone's ideas about which films they'd like to see on TCM, added to my own research...and I've come up with a great (not exhaustive) list of titles I will be profiling for A Paramount Winter from December 20th to March 20th.

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Every title I have chosen is available for viewing on home video (many online).

I will be posting a little blurb each day with a photo or two. If you're a fan of the movies, please chime in...

Here's a preview:

Monday December 20, 2021

The 1910s

THE VIRGINIAN (1914)
FANCHON THE CRICKET (1915)
SNOW WHITE (1916)

Tuesday December 21, 2021

Silent films

SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE (1917)
THE SHEIK (1921)
BEGGARS OF LIFE (1928)

Wednesday December 22, 2021

Directed by Cecil DeMille

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932)
NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE (1940)
SAMSON AND DELILAH (1949)

Thursday December 23, 2021

Starring Claudette Colbert

MAID OF SALEM (1937)
MIDNIGHT (1939)
SKYLARK (1941)

Friday December 24, 2021

Best Picture Nominees

WINGS (1927)..winner
THE LOVE PARADE (1929)
SKIPPY (1931)

Saturday December 25, 2021

British Paramount

THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (1965)
IF…. (1968)
THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (1980)

Sunday December 26, 2021

Hopalong Cassidy

HOP-ALONG CASSIDY (1935)
HEART OF THE WEST (1936)
TRAIL DUST (1936)

Monday December 27, 2021

The 1920s

WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER (1922)
WILD HORSE MESA (1925)
IT (1927)

Tuesday December 28, 2021

Precodes

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT (1932)
HOT SATURDAY (1932)
THE STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE (1933)

Wednesday December 29, 2021

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

MONTE CARLO (1930)
DESIGN FOR LIVING (1933)
BLUEBEARD’S EIGHTH WIFE (1938)

Thursday December 30, 2021

Starring George Raft

SOULS AT SEA (1937)
YOU AND ME (1938)
SPAWN OF THE NORTH (1938)

Friday December 31, 2021

Best Picture Nominees

THE SMILING LIEUTENANT (1931)
ONE HOUR WITH YOU (1932)
SHANGHAI EXPRESS (1932)

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2 hours ago, cody1949 said:

Another silent Paramount that was quite famous was UNDERWORLD . It also was out a few years ago in a box set with other films that made it more expensive to buy.

True, but all three movies (Underworld, The Last Command, and The Docks of New York) are very good. If your local library carries DVDs, ask if they have this or might be persuaded to buy it.

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17 hours ago, cody1949 said:

Another silent Paramount that was quite famous was UNDERWORLD . It also was out a few years ago in a box set with other films that made it more expensive to buy.

As I started going through the first part of the Paramount pictures list, I found myself becoming interested in the studio's silent westerns.

WILD AND WOOLLY (1917) seems fun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_and_Woolly_(1917_film)

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16 hours ago, skimpole said:

1981-1989

First Monday in October

Ragtime

White Dog

Daniel

The Dead Zone

Testament

King David

Young Sherlock Holmes

Clue

Tucker:  the Man and His Dream

The Accused

U2:  Rattle and Hum

Shirley Valentine

Fat Man and Little Boy

THE ACCUSED is one of Sherry Lansing's productions.

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17 hours ago, skimpole said:

1981-1989

First Monday in October

Ragtime

White Dog

Daniel

The Dead Zone

Testament

King David

Young Sherlock Holmes

Clue

Tucker:  the Man and His Dream

The Accused

U2:  Rattle and Hum

Shirley Valentine

Fat Man and Little Boy

Clue actually did air on TCM last year.

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