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john gilbert day today 08/24/10


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T. C. M. viewer's of all the John Gilbert movies that you are watching to day , you are missing one. His first talkie . Why? Well Columbia is charitably premiering today his last Film. Why? Cause they arn't film horders like Time Warner are . They are being selfish . They are fearful of the ratings drop if they don't keep status Qoa. They have no apprieciation for film history. They are out to make a greedy rating and a greedy buck only. so you are missing an important classic in film history the target they serve ask them no questions We fans of film history do they don't serve us

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Gad, he's off and running again.

 

Do you mean "His Glorious Night," the film in which his voice was supposed to be recorded in such a high tone that people laughed, that Singin in the Rain lampooned?

 

I love the way you say "Columbia is charitably premiering today his last Film." Wow, they are letting TCM have it for no rental cost at all? And, of course, TCM has nothing to do with programming their schedule, right? Geez...

 

re: Time Warner: "They are fearful of the ratings drop if they don't keep status Qoa. They have no apprieciation for film history. They are out to make a greedy rating and a greedy buck only. so you are missing an important classic in film history the target they serve ask them no questions We fans of film history do they don't serve us." Lordy, you do go on and on. Warner Bros...isn't the studio that is putting out all those Warner Archive releases (about 500 now, isn't it) of films from MGM, WB, etc. that are sought after by collectors.

 

And has been mentioned here many times, TCM doesn't deal in ratings. They have no commercial sponsors to try to make happy.

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Please understand that HIS GLORIOUS NIGHT is owned by Paramount today. It is not in the Warner's Library. However, Technically speaking Gilbert's first talkie was actually REDEMPTION, not his GLORIOUS NIGHT. REDEMPTION was made before HIS GLORIOUS NIGHT, but not released at Jack's request because He hated it. He knew that the film would be a disaster. Actually,it's pretty good and well worth seeing for both Eleanor Boardman and Renee Adoree. I think REDEMPTION probably has been on TCM before, but I have never seen it broadcast by them personally. WEST OF BROADWAY is another talkie that might have been considered. But the one that is airing now THE PHANTOM OF PARIS is better than any of those. So don't complain. What you should be upset about is that TCM after 6 years, still does not have the new restoration of the THE BIG PARADE available for broadcast. Warner's has never provided them with a master.

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