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DENNIS HOPPER DESERVES A DAY ON TCM


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

> He did (72 flix)

>

> And most of them were bad. But hey, if you-know-who can get a day, why *not* Dennis Hopper?

 

Hmmmm....Widmark has 75 credits according to TCM and he only got an evening if I remember....and I think he was in 24 hours worth of quality films....so the night to early morning morning tribute for Hopper should suffice....and I plan to catch up with some films from my DVR and do some deleting on you-know-who's day....although I might try and catch a film. :)

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

> Most are aware of Dennis Hopper just dying. but TCM need a day in his honor. He did (72 flix)

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He is getting an evening and all-night tribute on June 8.

 

From TCM's Home Page:

 

Important schedule change on TCM to honor Dennis Hopper on June 8th

 

In memory of Dennis Hopper, who died on May 29th, TCM will present a five-film tribute to the actor/director on Tuesday, June 8th.

 

The current schedule will change to reflect the following on June 8th:

 

8:00 PM The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

10:15 PM True Grit (1969)

12:30 AM Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

2:30 AM Easy Rider (1969)

4:15 AM Night Tide (1963) TCM premiere

 

TCM Remembers Dennis Hopper 1936-2010

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What's the big deal about Dennis Hopper? He wasn't a major film star. He gave a few memorable performances and that's about it.

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

> What's the big deal about Dennis Hopper? He wasn't a major film star. He gave a few memorable performances and that's about it.

 

He gave more unforgettable performances than I can remember...

 

Seriously, he brought a lot to a role. He was about as intense an actor as there ever was, and could underplay when needed, too. If he had made only *Easy Rider*, and *Blue Velvet*, he would still be remembered. And he was great in some much lesser efforts, too. *Space Truckers* is a guilty pleasure of mine, and I would never have watched it, without him.

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*I"m really irate that they canceled all of those Saint movies that I had scheduled to record.*

 

Welcome to TCM where they are darned if they do and darned if they don't.

 

Or something like that.

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

> I"m really irate that they canceled all of those Saint movies that I had scheduled to record.

 

 

They have run those Saint films back-to-back so often, that I suspect you may be kidding. But, if you aren't, don't worry, they will show them again... and again... and again...

 

Don't get me wrong, I like The Saint, but my appetite for those films have long been sated. Now, if they had finally scheduled a run of Mr. Moto films, only to cancel it, I would be crying!

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I do not know of movies with the Saint scheduled.

 

The first schedule for June which was posted had:

 

8:00 PMDark Alibi (1946)

Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan tries to disprove fingerprint evidence

left at a bank robbery. Cast: Sidney Toler, Benson Fong, Mantan Moreland.

Dir: Phil Karlson. BW-61 mins,

 

9:15 PMDangerous Money (1946)

Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates a shipboard murder. Cast:

Sidney Toler, Gloria Warren, Victor Sen Yung. Dir: Terry O. Morse. BW-66

mins,

 

10:30 PMTrap, The (1946)

Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates the murders of two

entertainers. Cast: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung. Dir:

Howard Bretherton. BW-62 mins,

 

11:45 PMChinese Ring, The (1947)

The famed Asian detective investigates a murder linked to the Chinese

fight for freedom. Cast: Roland Winters, Warren Douglas, Mantan Moreland.

Dir: William Beaudine. BW-68 mins,

 

1:00 AMLone Wolf Spy Hunt, The (1939)

A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an

anti-aircraft gun are stored. Cast: Warren William, Ida Lupino, Rita

Hayworth. Dir: Peter Godfrey. BW-71 mins, TV-G

 

2:15 AMLone Wolf Meets a Lady, The (1940)

A reformed jewel thief tries to clear a society beauty of murder charges.

Cast: Warren William, Eric Blore, Jean Muir. Dir: Sidney Salkow. BW-71

mins, TV-G

 

3:30 AMLone Wolf Strikes, The (1940)

A reformed jewel thief helps an heiress retrieve a stolen necklace. Cast:

Warren William, Joan Perry, Eric Blore. Dir: Sidney Salkow. BW-67 mins,

TV-G

 

4:45 AMLone Wolf Takes a Chance, The (1941)

A reformed jewel thief fights to clear his name when he's framed for

murder. Cast: Warren William, Eric Blore, June Storey. Dir: Sidney Salkow.

BW-75 mins, TV-G

 

I would not mind either The Saint or The Lone Wolf being usurped. I have DVDs of those available.

I was looking forward very much to the Charlie Chan movies.

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

> I do not know of movies with the Saint scheduled.

>

Those Charlie Chan movies were cancelled very shortly after the June schedule was first posted about three months ago. Then the Lone Wolf movies were replaced by the Saint series not long after that. So this schedule you have posted here has been obsolete for a few months.

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i was so looking forward to my "saint" movies this week. i wish tivo had the update info for programming for tomorrow night.

 

please rerun again soon. i never get tired of the saint, especially dear mr sanders.

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

> Well in my opinion EASY RIDER is unwatchable crap.

 

 

We'll have to disagree on that one. I think it is one of the best films of its era, and was a huge influence on movie making. It had a stellar cast, who worked well together. My advice to you is DON'T WATCH IT!

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seen it, thanks....twice... never again.

 

Didn't Ralph Waite or someone originally have the Nicholson part?

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*Didn't Ralph Waite or someone originally have the Nicholson part?*

 

Rip Torn was originally cast in the Nicholson part. Hopper told one of the late night talk show hosts (I think Jay Leno) that he fired Torn because Torn attacked him on the set with a knife early in the shooting.

 

Torn swore that never happened and sued Hopper for defamation. If I recall correctly, the case was settled in Torn's favor.

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

> Rip Torn was originally cast in the Nicholson part. Hopper told one of the late night talk show hosts (I think Jay Leno) that he fired Torn because Torn attacked him on the set with a knife early in the shooting.

 

Actually, the real story is that Torn was waving a gun in an empty bank while completely naked.

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