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Half-way through this year's SUTS-- favorite days so far...?

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I agree that Frank Morgan does an acceptable job so it isn't like he is totally miscast like Davis in Mr. Skeffington (ha ha).    But I still say someone like Marshall or Powell would have been a better fit for the role,  especially when one looks at the male rival (Montgomery).  

 

Maybe we're seeing the publisher differently than the playwright had intended with the original material. Perhaps the idea is that the publisher is older and more established, and compared to the younger guy, he seems more stable (even if he's not). I think we're to assume Myrna's character is captivated by what an older man can offer, instead of someone her age who doesn't have a career. So it's more than just physical attraction; plus she's looking for a father figure, not a brother she can quarrel with all the time. If this is the case, then the actor who plays the publisher does not have to be amazingly handsome; though it does seem to work better with Herbert Marshall who is a little more suave and cultured.

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I know nothing about Constance Cummings but I am looking forward to her day.  Any suggestions??

 

Make sure you watch MOVIE CRAZY. It's a Paramount film TCM rarely shows, and she's very good in it.

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I know nothing about Constance Cummings but I am looking forward to her day.  Any suggestions??

 

"The Mind Reader" is fun (and Warren William and Allen Jenkins steal the show) and "The Guilty 

Generation" is worth a look-see just to see Boris Karloff playing a mobster. "American Madness"

is a great film, too.

 

I haven't seen too many of CC's films so I will be recording most of the day tomorrow.  To me,

honoring Constance Cummings is what SUTS should be more about  --  Stars whose work you

are less familiar with so it's great fun to finally see them in action.

 

Lydecker

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I haven't seen too many of CC's films so I will be recording most of the day tomorrow. 

 

From a post I made in another thread--

 

Constance Cummings on TCM

August 24, 2016

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TRAVELING HUSBANDS (RKO)

HAUNTED HONEYMOON (MGM)

THE MIND READER (WB)

THIS MAN IS MINE (RKO)

FINGER OF GUILT (RKO)

IN THE COOL OF THE DAY (MGM)

THE BIG TIMER (COL)

ATTORNEY FOR THE DEFENSE (COL)

THE GUILTY GENERATION (COL)

BROADWAY THRU A KEYHOLE (UA)

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT (PAR)

AMERICAN MADNESS (COL)

SEVEN SINNERS (GAU)

MOVIE CRAZY (PAR)

THE CRIMINAL CODE (COL)

 

RKO=Radio Pictures; MGM=Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; WB=Warner Brothers; COL=Columbia; UA=United Artists; PAR=Paramount; GAU=Gaumont.

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I'm recording a half dozen films from Cummings day. I think I may have seen a few of them, but cant remember. If so, I'll just delete them.

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I'm recording a half dozen films from Cummings day. I think I may have seen a few of them, but cant remember. If so, I'll just delete them.

 

You'll have to tell us which ones you're not deleting. :)

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If you like Mae West, Night After Night is definitely a must-see.  Her scenes with Alison Skipworth are a hoot!  I wish we'd have seen her in more roles like this one.

 

It's also a rare opportunity for TCM viewers to see Wynne Gibson, one of my favorite pre-code bad girls.

 

And, George Raft makes a nice debut in a starring role as well.  He's not "wooden" here, as he usually isn't in his pre-code days.  He is pretty memorable exiting a bathtub!

 

Ha!  I guess I was so stunned, I'd forgotten whether he was coming or going.

 

Just finished watching it again, and loved it, even if the ending is a bit abrupt. 

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Favorite Days: Edward G. Robinson, Bing Crosby, Jean Harlow, Anne Baxter, Esther Williams, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Hedy Lamarr and Spencer Tracy. I’m looking forward to Boris Karloff and Jean Arthur days. I thought they would show Victor/Victoria on James Garner day but I guess TCM felt they showed that enough times this year already.

 

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I thought they would show Victor/Victoria on James Garner day but I guess TCM felt they showed that enough times this year already.

I'm looking forward to watching James Garner's first offering of his day, "Mr. Buddwing".  I've only seen it twice.  First time I really didn't get it, but it was interesting enough for me to stick with it.  Second time I was struck by the supporting performances of Jean Simmons, Angela Lansbury, and Suzanne Pleshette--they were all very good.

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I'm looking forward to watching James Garner's first offering of his day, "Mr. Buddwing".  I've only seen it twice.  First time I really didn't get it, but it was interesting enough for me to stick with it.  Second time I was struck by the supporting performances of Jean Simmons, Angela Lansbury, and Suzanne Pleshette--they were all very good.

 

Good point(s). I think MR. BUDDWING is one of those films that does have to be watched more than once. There are multiple layers within the story, and it's easy to miss some of it the first time.

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Good one tonight at 8 EDT. The rarely shown EASY LIVING (1937)

 

Yes, it's one of Jean Arthur's best.

 

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I’m watching The More the Merrier starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. Charles Coburn is always fun to watch. I wonder has Charles Coburn been a SOTM or had a day in SUTS?

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I’m watching The More the Merrier starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. Charles Coburn is always fun to watch. I wonder has Charles Coburn been a SOTM or had a day in SUTS?

 

Charles Coburn had a Summer Under the Stars day in 2013. As you probably know, he made three films with Jean Arthur-- THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES; THE MORE THE MERRIER; and THE IMPATIENT YEARS.

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Good one tonight at 8 EDT. The rarely shown EASY LIVING (1937)

 

 

Sorry I missed it. This was the first Jean Arthur film I'd ever seen (many years ago) and a special favorite of mine. :(

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Charles Coburn had a Summer Under the Stars day in 2013. As you probably know, he made three films with Jean Arthur-- THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES; THE MORE THE MERRIER; and THE IMPATIENT YEARS.

 

I haven't seen The Impatient Years.    Wish TCM would show it.  

 

Also,  today being Boyer day I was hoping they would show History Is Made at Night.    Oh, well I got my Jean fix yesterday!  

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I haven't seen The Impatient Years.    Wish TCM would show it.  

 

Also,  today being Boyer day I was hoping they would show History Is Made at Night.    Oh, well I got my Jean fix yesterday!  

 

HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT was on Hulu when I checked recently. THE IMPATIENT YEARS is a Columbia picture, and it was the last one Jean Arthur made under her long contract with Harry Cohn. Her leading man was much younger-- Lee Bowman. It's not as well-known, but it has some good moments, and Coburn is his usual scene-stealing self.

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It's a year later and Summer Under the Stars is in full swing.

 

The Claire Trevor day was great. Thank you Backlot members for selecting her..!

 

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I think the first few days of Summer Under the Stars 2018 have been interesting. Several threads have been created about Lionel Atwill. So it seems like his day was a hit with TCM viewers.

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2 hours ago, TopBilled said:

I think the first few days of Summer Under the Stars 2018 have been interesting. Several threads have been created about Lionel Atwill. So it seems like his day was a hit with TCM viewers.

I was definitely loving me some Lionel Atwill - excuse the grammar. Audrey Totter day would be better if TCM could have gotten hold of "The Saxon Charm" or "Alias Nick Beal". But if you can't get Universal to care about these gems in their vaults, then I can hardly hold TCM responsible! I'm looking forward to Harold Lloyd day, even though these are old familiars around TCM, and I do have the DVD set Warner Brothers put out about a dozen years ago. Congrats to TCM for showing Universal's "Coogan's Bluff", even though it would have been easy to program an entire day of Eastwood out of the Warner vaults. I understand Katharine Hepburn day is easy to program, especially on a weekend, with so many of her movies at MGM or RKO. But, TCM, surprise us someday, if it is possible, with "Love Among the Ruins". That is a 1975 made for TV movie that IS on DVD. It stars Kate as a rich widow who is being pursued in court in a breach of promise suit by a much younger man. The problem is, the barrister she has chosen to defend her is an ex-lover (Laurence Olivier) of many decades ago and of whom she has no memory. The bigger problem is he never married having cherished her memory all of these years.

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4 minutes ago, calvinnme said:

I was definitely loving me some Lionel Atwill - excuse the grammar. Audrey Totter day would be better if TCM could have gotten hold of "The Saxon Charm" or "Alias Nick Beal". But if you can't get Universal to care about these gems in their vaults, then I can hardly hold TCM responsible! I'm looking forward to Harold Lloyd day, even though these are old familiars around TCM, and I do have the DVD set Warner Brothers put out about a dozen years ago. Congrats to TCM for showing Universal's "Coogan's Bluff", even though it would have been easy to program an entire day of Eastwood out of the Warner vaults. I understand Katharine Hepburn day is easy to program, especially on a weekend, with so many of her movies at MGM or RKO. But, TCM, surprise us someday, if it is possible, with "Love Among the Ruins". That is a 1975 made for TV movie that IS on DVD. It stars Kate as a rich widow who is being pursued in court in a breach of promise suit by a much younger man. The problem is, the barrister she has chosen to defend her is an ex-lover (Laurence Olivier) of many decades ago and of whom she has no memory. The bigger problem is he never married having cherished her memory all of these years.

I'm glad you are drawing attention to COOGAN'S BLUFF. Good film. Good costars, especially Susan Clark. She deserves a primetime spotlight one of these evenings.

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Reading comments on social media about today's TCM programming, I am getting the idea the Harold Lloyd tribute was a big hit with people.

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The day I've enjoyed the most this year is the one they set aside for Dorothy Malone.

I wonder if she will still have a film shown in her honor for the In Memoriam segment in late December.

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