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Your 2014 Summer Under the Stars Suggestion List

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GARBO, GARBO, GARBO, GARBO AND MORE GARBO, FOR GOODNESS SAKES HOW CAN TCM CONSTANTLY PUSH HER ASIDE WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY CURRENT ITEMS IN HER NAME: I.E. PERFUMES, POSTERS, CLOTHING LINES AND EVEN SWEDISH MONEY SOON TO BE ISSUED.......SHE IS TRULY A MOVIE ICON COVERING BOTH SILENT AND TALKING PICS......NOT MANY ACTRESSES COULD BOAST SUCCESS OVER TO TALKIES AND SHE DID HER BEST WORK IN THE TALKING ERA! YOU CLAIM TO BE CLASSIC FILMS BUT HOW CAN YOU FORGET HER??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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We don't have enough foreign film stars in summer under the stars. If we had Chishu Ryu we could have an Ozu film festival! (If we had either Catherine Denueve or Gene Kelly again we could also show The Young Girls of Rochefort which we've never had on.)

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We don't have enough foreign film stars in summer under the stars.

 

I'd agree with that, but then considering that for the past three years we've had the two greatest male actors in history (Jean Gabin and Toshiro Mifune) in the lineup, followed by Catherine Deneuve, I can't say I feel like complaining too much. Just keep it up.

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A few I would love to see included in a SUTS tribute would be:

 

Alan Bates ( excellent actor always overlooked and under appreciated )

Bela Lugosi ( he was included once many years ago, time for him to make a return appearance )

John Carradine

Alice Faye

Michael York

Lon Chaney Jr.

Robert Redford

Melvyn Douglas

Clara Bow ( hopefully someday more of her movies will pop up )

Dean Martin

Franchot Tone

Leslie Howard

Vincent Price

 

and can never get enough of :

James Cagney

Joan Crawford

Clark Gable

William Powell

Joan Fontaine

Barbara Stanwyck

Claude Rains

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TCM should serioulsy consider devoting their Summer Under the Stars schedule to the backbone of classic films -- character actors! Consider what an encyclopedia of great movies we'd catch if they built a month around those dear, immortal character actors/actresses. Folks like::

 

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson

Walter Brennan

Billie Burke

Beula Bondi

Louise Beaves

Spring Byington

Fay Bainter

Jack Carson

Frank Morgan

Hume Croyn

Leo G. Carroll

Agnes Moorehead

C. Aubrey Smith

Keenen Wynn

Elisha Cook, Jr

George Tobias

Jack Elam

Henry Traves

Sidney Greenstret

Gladys Cooper

Melville Cooper

Charles Lane

Wm Frawley

Wm Demerest

Claude Rains

Margaret Hamilton

Eve Arden

James Gleason

Charles Coburn

Ward Bond

 

You'd still get those classics ("Mrs. Miniver," "The Clock, "Mildred Pierce," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Casablanca," "Meet Me in St. Louis," Alfred Hitchock, Preston Sturges and John Ford galore) but with a slightly different twist. I think character actors/actresses deserve their month in the sun!

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Good list, but you left out a lot of my favorites:

 

Allen Jenkins

Joseph Calleia

Akim Tamiroff

J. Caroll Naish

Eric Blore

Mike Mazurki

"Big Boy" Williams

Nat Pendelton

Harold Huber

Ed Brophy

Guy Kibbee

Donald Meek

Eugene Pallette

Una O'Connor

Alan Hale

Herbert Mundin

Franklin Pangborn

Lumsden Hare

George Zucco

Mary Gordon

Hillary Brooke

Henry Daniel

Lionel Atwill

Gale Sondergaard

Roland Young

Miles Malleson...

 

Well, you get the idea. There an amazing number of great character actors. Just look up a few of your favorite old films on the IMDb, check the cast lists, and anyone can find hundreds. Movies wouldn't be the same without their art.

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Abbott & Costello

Adolphe Menjou

Al Jolson

Alan Ladd

Alice White

Alida Valli

Ann Dvorak

Ann Harding

Ann Sothern

Anna May Wong

Anne Shirley

Anny Ondra

Audrey Totter

Ava Gardner

Barbara Stanwyck

Basil Rathbone

Bebe Daniels

Bela Lugosi

Bessie Love

Bette Davis

Buster Keaton

Cab Calloway

Carole Lombard

Cecil Kellaway

Cesar Romero

Charles Boyer

Charles Laughton

Charles Ruggles

Charley Grapewin

Claire Trevor

Clara Bow

Clark Gable

Claude Rains

Claudette Colbert

Conrad Nagel

Conrad Veidt

Constance Bennett

Dolores del Rio

Donald Crisp

Dorothy Lamour

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Edmund Lowe

Edna Mae Oliver

Edward Arnold

Edward G. Robinson

Erich von Stroheim

Errol Flynn

Evelyn Keyes

Flora Robson

Franchot Tone

Frank Morgan

Fred Astaire

Fred MacMurray

Fredric March

Gary Cooper

George Arliss

George Raft

George Sanders

Geraldine Fitzgerald

Gilbert Roland

Ginger Rogers

Greta Garbo

Groucho Marx

Harold Lloyd

Harry Carey

Hattie Mcdaniel

Hedy Lamarr

Helen Hayes

Helen Twelvetrees

Henry B. Walthall

Henry Fonda

Herbert Marshall

Hume Cronyn

Humphrey Bogart

Ida Lupino

Ingrid Bergman

Irene Dunne

Jack Holt

James Cagney

Jane Darwell

Janet Gaynor

Jean Arthur

Jean Harlow

Jean Hersholt

Jeanette MacDonald

Joan Blondell

Joan Crawford

Joe E. Brown

John Barrymore

John Carradine

John Garfield

John Gilbert

John Qualen (Muley)

Johnny Weissmuller

Joseph Cotten

Judy Garland

Kay Francis

Lana Turner

Laura La Plante

Laurel and Hardy

Laurence Olivier

Lee Tracy

Leo G. Carroll

Leslie Howard

Lew Ayres

Lewis Stone

Lily Damita

Lionel Atwill

Loretta Young

Louise Brooks

Lupe Velez

Mae West

Mantan Moreland

Marian Marsh

Marie Dressler

Marion Davies

Marjorie Main

Marlene Dietrich

Mary Astor

Maureen O'Sullivan

Maurice Chevalier

May Robson

Merle Oberon

Mickey Rooney

Miriam Hopkins

Myrna Loy

Nancy Carroll

Nina Mae McKinney

Norma Shearer

Olivia de Havilland

Orson Welles

Pat O'Brien

Paul Lukas

Paul Muni

Paul Robeson

Peter Lorre

Priscilla Lane

Ralph Bellamy

Ramon Navarro

Renee Adoree

Ricardo Cortez

Richard Barthelmess

Richard Dix

Robert Armstrong

Robert Cummings

Robert Donat

Robert Montgomery

Robert Taylor

Robert Young

Rochelle Hudson

Roland Young

Ronald Colman

Ruth Chatterton

Sabu

Sally Blane

Spanky MacFarland

Spencer Tracy

Sue Carol

Sybil Jason

Sylvia Sidney

Thelma Todd

Thomas Mitchell

Tim Holt

Tyrone Power

Van Heflin

Van Johnson

Victor McLaglen

Vivien Leigh

W.C. Fields

Wallace Beery

Walter Huston

Ward Bond

Warner Baxter

Warner Oland

Warren William

Will Rogers

William Holden

William Powell

Willie Best

Woody Strode

ZaSu Pitts

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Please have an Alain Delon day this summer!!!!!!

 

That's as good a first time suggestion as I've seen in a long time. Don't quit while you're ahead. :)

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Has anyone mentioned Edna May Oliver yet?

 

Many of her films (from RKO and MGM) are in the Turner Library. She'd be easy to schedule for, and it would please many viewers.

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Brian Donlevy, I hope.

 

Also, two others mentioned Roland Young and I will be the third to vote for him, and another vote for "The Man Who Could Work Miracles."

 

"Foreign Correspondant" is an Essential in August. I hope it's George Sanders' day.

 

I, too, would like to see more character actors, foreign film stars and silent film stars featured during these festivals. There are many who would never be considered for SOTM, however prolific and more than deserving. This a good time to give them their due.

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DANA ANDREWS! DANA ANDREWS! He is so underrated when compared to his contmporaries.

ROBERT WALKER! In my opinion one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood.

JUDITH ANDERSON, from the suffering matriarch to the creepy housekeeper she could do it all.

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