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Guest summerfield, jean

Oh my god! Another Topper Returns fan! Can it be true? I too have never met anyone else who's ever seen the movie. Everyone has seen Topper, some have seen Topper Takes A Trip - NONE have seen Topper Returns. It's one of my favourites!

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Guest MADISON, CLIFF

REPLY TO GREER GARSON - I was happy to see that someone shares my negative feelings about Joan Crawford & Bette Davis. When I was living at the movies (many, many, many years ago!) the big three of the movie stars (female) were Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn and Bette Davis. I developed a detestation for all of them (not because of that title) and always resented the fact that Barbara Stanwyck, Rosalind Russell and Deborah Kerr were never referred to that way. Of course, Deborah came a decade later, or more. I loved your reference to Judy Garland. I consider her the greatest talent of the Universe (not the movie studio). Having just obtained a stereo outfit which includes a turntable, I have finally begun my project of taping many of 350 LP's. I started with some of my favorites by Judy Garland, "JUDY"(witn Nelson Riddle), "ALONE" (with Gordon Jenkins), "JUDY IN LOVE" (with Nelson Riddle) & "MISS SHOW BUSINESS" (with everybody who could breathe at the time). The last one was recorded directly from her 1951-1952 appearance at THE PALACE in New York, plus other selections. Later, I will be taping Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Eydie Gorme (I saw her at THE PALACE in 1953. She was second on the bill but she stood out as a major talent). Also, many romantic Classics, favoring the piano. If I keep rambling, I will run out of whatever it is that I am writing on. Good Luck.

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Guest MADISON, CLIFF

Many more than 3 cheers to Kappybelle. I feel that "Singin' in the Rain" is one of the greatest movies of all time.

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Guest mongo

Whoa! Contrary to how much you detest the likes of Davis, Crawford and Hepburn they were among the greatest stars. With oodles of Oscars and nominations between them they worked magic on the screen and knew how to capture an audience. They were true blue movie stars in their day something that is very rare today except maybe for Streep. I will agree that Stanwyck, Kerr and Roz Russell (although without Oscar's) also had oodles of nominations between them and were also first rate actresses especially Stanwyck. Also remember that Hepburn, Davis and Crawford were numbers 1, 2 and 10 on AFI's list of the greatest actresses of all time. There is room for all of these fine performers and aren't we the lucky ones for that.

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Guest K, Sandy

Did anyone else catch the AFI 100 Passions-100 Movies special on tv last night? I found it enjoyable , but I'm sure that people are going to quibble with some of the AFI's choices and placement on the list. Casablanca is #1, Gone With The Wind is #2. I would've picked GWTW for the top spot, myself. I was surprised that THE AFRICAN QUEEN was in the top ten. Even though I like this film, I wouldn't pick it for such a high spot. Especially when THE PHILADELPHIA STORY was #41 or something like that! Well, that's my 2 cents.

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Guest olmsted, l

SANDY! I was thinking the SAME thing! After they showed GWTW I thought, well what could possibly be more romantic? There was a list of 400 films submitted to choose from and some of the nominees were just ridiculous--Something About Mary? Sorry, not my idea of a romantic film, or 9 1/2 Weeks? That was ROMANTIC, it was soft porn. Thank God those movies didn't make the final cut, but I was surprised at some of the choices. I thought Room With a View and Emma could have been picked instead of like What's Up Doc or Barefoot in the Park. And although I thoroughly enjoyed clips from my favorite classics and the commentaries--especially by Harvey Corman and Tim Conway and the Stillers--I thought they could have chosen more ROMANTIC clips from some of the films. For example, Chaplin's City Lights...they showed the clip of him BOXING or Jerry Maguire shouting "SHOW ME THE MONEY", although great parts in these films, but not romantic. However I was pleased by the fact that they honored Katharine Hepburn for having the most films in that list and pointed out that she had the most films in the 100 Laughs and 100 Movies list and was also #1 on their list of 100 Stars. She was and IS quite a lady!

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Guest Scott, Ginger

My favorite movie is Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. Actually any movie with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy is great. Ginger

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Guest K, Sandy

lolmsted, I didn't catch the whole special because I flipping back and forth between that and American Idol (cheesy, I know!). Don't tell me that EMMA and A ROOM WITH A VIEW weren't on the list! Especially ROOM-my fiance thought that it would've been in the top ten. Hooray for Katharine Hepburn! She is one of my FAVES of all time!

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Guest olmsted, l

Sandy, ROOM wasn't even NOMINATED! I couldn't believe it either. I saw that movie for the first time when I was 17 and I wanted to be Helena Bonham Carter SOOOOO bad! The way Julian Sands grabs her and kisses her first on the hill in Italy and then again at her home on the stairs--Whoo! Hepburn is one of my faves too. Not hard to see why she ranked #1 actress of all time. I liked her most in Stage Door I think, but it's hard to choose from such an impressive body of work.

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Guest mongo

I was surprised that the sizzling love story of "Duel in the Sun" wasn't on the list. Who could forget a wounded Jennifer Jones clawing her way to be with her dying lover Gregory Peck.

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Guest rogers, joni

Hello Everyone....I to love classic movies. There is one movie that I haven't seen in years. It's called Sentimental Journey staring John Payne and Maureen O'Hara. It was directed by Walter Lang. Has anyone seen this movie?

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Guest walker, ken

joni, Hi! Just wanted to welcome you to the boards.I saw this movie,but it was a long time ago.I saw it on tv on AMC. I don't remember too much about it.Anyway,I think you'll have a great time chatting with classic movie fans.

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Guest son, jery

Hi Joni! Maybe I've got "Sentimental Journey" mixed up with another one but I remember crying my little eyes out when it came out during the 40s. I believe this is the one where Margaret O'Brien sees the ghost of her mother who returns to comfort her. I've always loved that song, anyway.

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Guest R., Dee

I love any movie that Susan Hayward stars in, I thought she was a great actress. Am hoping TCM will be showing some of her movies in the near future.

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Guest R., Dee

I love any movie that Susan Hayward stars in, I thought she was a great actress. Am hoping TCM will be showing some of her movies in the near future.

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Guest wouters, marie

I would love to see Honeymoon in Bali with Fred MacMurray. I haven't seen it in years and it's such a great mix of comedy and drama, mixed with a great love story. Has anyone else seen this movie?

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Guest Atwater, Mary Blaine

William, I hope it isn't too late to reply to your post,and that you will see it. I had been looking for both "Trouble in Paradise" and "Love Me Tonight" for years. I think I squealed out loud when I saw "Trouble" listed in the TCM program guide. I taped it, nearly keeled over with delight while viewing it, and have since forced it on numerous friends and acquaintances. It is clever, elegant, sexy, romantic- my new absolute favorite. I was utterly charmed by all three leads-and surprised in the most happy way by Herbert Marshall, whom I had only seen before in thankless roles where he suffered unmercifully (like the cuckolded husband in The Letter). How unexpectedly marvelous he was in "Trouble in Paradise" as a romantic lead. I fell for him immediately. This movie is as good as anything I have ever seen. What I am desparate for now is "Love Me Tonight". When last I looked it was not available on video nor DVD and TCM has ignored my request to play it. I don't know if that is because this classic is somehow unavailable to them or they have not had sufficient viewer requests to warrent their tracking it down. I have seen it only once, years ago, on AMC (a channel I don't get and which a friend tells me now lards films with commercials). If you or anyone has any idea of where to find "Love Me Tonight", please advise me. Maybe we could start a campaign with Turner to show it.

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Guest Woods, Dianne

Hey all, i think Jailhouse Rock is the best Elvis Presley movie! Any fan should watch it

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Guest Milligan, Pat

Scrolling through the board, I saw a reference to Bing Crosby's 'The Bells of St. Marys' which reminded me of one of my alltime favorite endings (with tears) ...Barry Fitzgerald's little old mother toddling toward him in "Going My Way"...

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Guest K, Sandy

I see that one of my favorite must-see movies, THE WOMEN, is finally coming to dvd! And with extras! By the way, has anyone seen the stage revival of The Women? My local PBS station showed it about 2 weeks ago. I thought that it was beautifully done. The only performance that I didn't care for was Jennifer Tilly's as Crystal Allen. Actually, I think that she was miscast. Tilly was too coarse and vulgar in her portrayal. Also, her too-brassy blonde wig made her look cheap. Of course, it's hard to fill Crawford's shoes! Her performance as Crystal in the film strikes just the right note.

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Guest mongo

I'll opt for Elvis Presley in "King Creole".

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Guest mongo

It's funny you mention the miscasting of Jennifer Tilly as Crystal since the reviews of "The Women" here in Florida said the same thing. Your on the ball Sandy.

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Guest oshoko

I have compiled a list of my top 10 favorite comedies: (#10)--"The Apartment" (#9)--"Some Like It Hot" (#8)--"To Be Or Not To Be" (#7)--"It Happened One Night" (#6)--"The Odd Couple" (#5)--"Modern Times" (#4)--"Take the Money and Run" (#3)--"The Producers" (#2)--"Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" and (#1)--"Annie Hall"

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Guest Cook, Linda

I like old movies, Old man in the sea with Spencer Tracy is the best one I think. Anyone like that one ?

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Guest walker, ken

Hi Linda, I too like "The Old Man and the Sea".It was an excellent character study about the struggle between man and nature.Tracy was fine as usual.

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