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35 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Friday November 15, 2019

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Vivien Leigh on TCM

THAT HAMILTON WOMAN with Laurence Olivier

WATERLOO BRIDGE with Robert Taylor

Love me some Vivien! Both movies so seldom get shown, at least when compared with GONE WITH THE WIND or A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (don't get me wrong I love both movies, but a little more Vivien in other movies is always welcomed by me).

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8 hours ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

Love me some Vivien! Both movies so seldom get shown, at least when compared with GONE WITH THE WIND or A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (don't get me wrong I love both movies, but a little more Vivien in other movies is always welcomed by me).

She is exquisite in THAT HAMILTON WOMAN. My favorite performance of hers is in CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA, though. I remember seeing it on the big screen and thinking to myself how it is possible for someone to be that beautiful. Another lovely performance in a seldom shown film on TCM is DARK JOURNEY with the wonderful Conrad Veidt.

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16 minutes ago, sagebrush said:

She is exquisite in THAT HAMILTON WOMAN. My favorite performance of hers is in CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA, though. I remember seeing it on the big screen and thinking to myself how it is possible for someone to be that beautiful. Another lovely performance in a seldom shown film on TCM is DARK JOURNEY with the wonderful Conrad Veidt.

Interesting that you were able to see Caesar and Cleopatra on the big-screen.    I live only 40 miles south of Hollywood, which has a few revival theaters (yea, way less than 20 years ago),  and I don't ever recall any of these theaters showing the film.

 

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14 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Interesting that you were able to see Caesar and Cleopatra on the big-screen.    I live only 40 miles south of Hollywood, which has a few revival theaters (yea, way less than 20 years ago),  and I don't ever recall any of these theaters showing the film.

 

The showing I saw was at the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto, CA, circa 1991-1994. It was part of a month long screening of Stewart Granger's films.

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20 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

Good film. Not the best film of either Fonda or Colbert, but still entertaining.

It's in my top 10 Claudette Colbert films. I think she gives an extraordinary performance. And it was the first time she allowed herself to be photographed in Technicolor. She was notoriously vain when it came to her appearance. Her next Technicolor film would not be until TEXAS LADY (1955). She felt she looked better in black-and-white.

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10 minutes ago, sagebrush said:

Interesting that TCM would air SHANE  two weeks consecutively. I thought only NORTH BY NORTHWEST was awarded that distinction. 😄

This is how we know what the TCM programmers like. 

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2 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Thursday November 21, 2019

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John Ford westerns on TCM

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE with James Stewart

THE SEARCHERS with John Wayne

CHEYENNE AUTUMN with Richard Widmark

Awesome! Especially looking forward to THE SEARCHERS, with one of Wayne's most darkest performances (and his best IMO).

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5 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Saturday November 23, 2019

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Pimpernel and its sequel on TCM

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL with Leslie Howard

THE RETURN OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL with Barry K. Barnes

Awesome pair of movies. Leslie was so dashing in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL and the sequel wasn't half bad despite Leslie's absence.

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