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Here's a strange Paramount film that should be part of 31 Days of Oscar but never seems to make it:

*The Scoundrel* *(1935)*

I bet I haven't seen it in 30 years. Crazy story, Unusual cast. Really the whole thing is out there.

D: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur. Noel Coward, Julie Haydon, Stanley Ridges, Martha Sleeper, Ernest Cossart, Eduardo Ciannelli, Alexander Woollcott, Lionel Stander.

Fascinating Hecht-MacArthur original about a cynical, self-centered N.Y.C. publisher who toys with other people's lives--until his own existence is put on the line. Bizarre, sophisticated, indulgent--and unique. Coward, in his first starring film, puts over a challenging and unusual role. Famed critic/ curmudgeon Woollcott plays one of the hangers-on, while Hecht and MacArthur have a funny flop-house cameo.

Academy Award winner for Best Original Story.

How about it TCM - get those rights issues straightened out for this Lost and Found film!

Yancey

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One I can think of is *Top Banana* , with Phil Silvers and Rose Marie. Haven't seen it since my age was a single digit, and really don't recall much about it except the song.

 

 

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TOP BANANA was on TCM about a year or so ago. I remember this because it was pre-empted due to a memorial tribute. But then it showed up about three or four months later and I made sure I watched it. Maybe it will re-air again sometime.

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There is one film that qualifies under this description for me. When I was in college, a professor screened John Huston's FREUD. At the time I took it for granted that I would see it again, not realizing its rare status. It has some rather vivid hypnosis scenes and as a result stands out in my memory. Montgomery Clift portrays the title character, and Larry Parks has a strong supporting part despite his Hollywood blacklisting.

 

Recently, I found a copy of this on the internet. I am eager for it to arrive and to see if the film holds up as well as I remember it.

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Wow, this is a difficult choice. Picking just one when there are so many. I usually request well over 25 movies everyday on the 'Request A Movie'. But if I'm only allowed one, it would have to be "Hollywood Or Bust" (1956).

 

 

This is the last movie Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made as a team. Jerry Lewis has remarked that he was so devasted by their break-up that he never viewed this movie. I think it would be great if Jerry Lewis would showcase this movie and share his thoughts as 'Guest Programmer' sometime soon while he is still living.

 

 

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I'd love to see CRIME WITHOUT PASSION (1934) again. I only saw it once in the 1980s, and only remember that it was a very compelling crime drama, co-directed by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Even though I don't remember any of the details, I do remember that I really enjoyed it, so I'd like to check it out again.

 

Another movie I haven't seen for years -- even longer, since the early 70s -- is THE COMIC (1969), Carl Reiner's story of a retired silent movie star, played by Dick Van Dyke, looking back on his life. I remember this movie being the lynchpin of my youthful interest in silent movies. I can actually see this one any time I want to, because I recorded it when TCM played it when Mickey Rooney (playing DVD's sidekick from the silent days) was Star of the Month in Dec. 2010. I really should watch this movie in the near future, and see if I enjoy as much as I did when I was a youngster.

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There was a British caper/heist movie called DIAMONDS FOR BREAKFAST that I watched 25 years ago. It made in the late 60's, right at the hieght of London Mod. basica plot was a descendent of the Russian Czar's family was trying to steal the Czar's jewels from a museum in Britain. I remember very little about it except that I enjoyed the film. I saw it late one night on WGN, back when they did show movies on that channel, and I was working an evening shift in the summer between college years, came home from work and found it. Would very much like to watch it again.

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I hope you don't mind if I go slightly off track but there are 2 TV shows that has not been aired since the 1960's. This is what TVLand *suppose* to be for but they show stuff too recent.

I am not interested in Youtube.

 

*Art Linkletter House Party*

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*The FBI with Efrem Zimbalist jr.*

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> yancycravat wrote, Here's a strange Paramount film that should be >part of 31 Days of Oscar but never seems to make it: The Scoundrel (1935)

 

I agree! I havent seen it in about 20 years or so. I would also like to see THE SILVER CORD (1933) again, but I think that it is held up with some kind of rights issue. :(

 

 

 

 

 

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{font:arial, helvetica, sans-serif}I would also like to see THE SILVER CORD (1933) again, but I think that it is held up with some kind of rights issue. {font}:(

 

I came on to vote for that one, but you beat me to it! When I saw this last there were no VCRs, much less DVD recorders...

 

 

BLU

 

 

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"The Siege of Syracuse" with Rossano Brazzi and Tina Louise....I saw it on tv when I was a kid in an English dubbed print and it was really cool.

 

 

"Land of Fury" , the U.S. release of the U.K. film "The Seekers", a great story of the early settlers clashing with the Maoris of New Zealand, with Jack Hawkins and Glynis Johns.

 

 

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