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My TCM wish list will be complete when. . . .


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I guess this is just a way of complaining indirectly.  Considering what TCM has provided over the years,  I have little cause.  But that won't keep me from it.  I've suggested these from time to time over time, and once one was ever-so-cruelly dangled tantalizingly before me, only to be heartlessly yanked away. . . .ah, well:

 

They Might Be Giants

That Man From Rio

The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe

Start the Revolution Without Me

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Road Home

Seven Men From Now

Destry Rides Again

 

The list can grow.

 

(Yes, some have aired in the past, but it would be nice to see them again.)

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The Road Home is available on Netflix, does that count? Probably not, you want them on TCM, okay. A lovely little film by the master director Zhang Yimou. The movie owes a great deal to the young female lead, who is adorable. Clem Kadiddlehopper (sp?) might have directed with success, so long as he had this probably young and experienced actress in the lead. (sorry I have no name). She didn't need no experience, she was perfection as is. (Is this the movie you're thinking of, Slaytonf, it occurs to me now there may another film with the same name.) I love this film. Warning, it pulls at the heart strings.

 

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Fox:

5 Fingers (1952) James Mason, Danielle Darrieux. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, B&W, 108 minutes

Tales of Manhattan (1942) Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda. Dir: Julien Duvivier, B&W, 118 minutes

I Was an Adventuress (1940) Vera Zorina, Erich von Stroheim. Dir: Gregory Ratoff, B&W, 81 minutes

All That Jazz (1979) Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Jessica Lange. Dir: Bob Fosse, Color, 123 minutes

 

Mosfilm:

The Forty-first (1956)

Two Comrades Were Serving (1968)

The Circus (1936)

 

Other:

Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) Rita Hayworth

The Nude Vampire (1970) Dir: Jean Rollin

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

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Well, I actually keep a list of "want to see" along with a reminder as to the reason. Every month I peruse the TCM schedule and once in a while a wanted film comes up. Recently, O LUCKY MAN and and TOO MUCH TOO SOON came up on the schedule. None of these are available at my library, typically a great supplement to TCM.

 

 

THE GOOD COMPANIONS (33) FRIDAY THE 13th (33) both Jesse Matthews
 
after reading Shelly Winter's autobio:
THE BIG KNIFE-1955-ShellyWinters/Ida Lupino/Jean Hagen
I AM A CAMERA 1955 Julie Harris/Shelly Winters
I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES-1955- Shelly Winters
 
THE SOUND & THE FURY with Joanne Woodward/Yul Brynner (Faulker novel)
AND THE ANGELS SING Betty Hutton/Dorothy Lamour
WINGED VICTORY (saw the first half at Cinefest, couldn't stay awake)
 
The rest are all from TCM board conversations...got my interest, waiting for them to come around again on TCM:
 
Post Tenebras Lux
Rancho Notorious 52 (fritz lang)
Bad Ronald
Behind The Door
 
(noted on this board as worth seeing)
Escanaba in Da Moonlight by Jeff Daniels 
 
My brother's wish list I carry in dealers rooms at film festivals:
 
What Price Glory 1928 
Mr Moses w/Robt Mitchum 1965
Reunion At Fairborough 
 
A recent movie angel burned copies of ON WITH THE SHOW, ALL THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS and LETS GET LOST for me-now off the wish list!
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Mine would never be complete but if offering a wish list I would start with ...

 

Bad Girl (1931)

The Barker (1928)

The Biscuit Eater (1940)

Bulldog Drummond (1929)

Clair de Femme (1979)

Come Fill the Cup (1951)

Condemned (1929)

East Lynne (1931)

Escape Me Never (1935)

The Fixer (1968)

Gaby a True Story (1987)

Harvest (1937)

The Hounds of Notre Dame (1980)

Huckleberry Finn (1931)

If I Had a Million (1932)

Justice Is Done (1950)

The Masquerader (1933)

The Men of Tohoku (1957)

Mr. Patman (1980)

The Noose (1928)

Paper Lion (1968)

The Patent Leather Kid (1927)

The Racket (1928)

The Rat Race (1960)

Rich Kids (1979)

Sarah and Son (1930)

The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

A Ship Comes In (1928)

Thunderbolt (1929)

Tom Sawyer (1930)

The Trespasser (1929)

The Valiant (1929)

Valiant Is the Word For Carrie (1936)

When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

White Banners (1938)

The White Parade (1934)

A Woman's Tale (1991)

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Keep 'em coming, folks....I may have copies of what you are looking for & would be happy to share.

 

How could I forget, the one movie I want more than any other is Martin Scorsese's ITALIAN AMERICAN ('74).

 

It has shown on TCM before, but I wasn't smart enough to record it. It's not available on any DVD release, even as an "extra".

 

It's a fantastic film he made early in Marty's career, simply interviewing his parents - Italian Immigrants- asking them questions about settling in NYC and raising their family. It's such a beautiful time capsule of now gone NYC in the 70's. Actually, somewhat quaint.

 

His parents are a RIOT, they are so insightful and use terminology my grandmother used. You can really see where Marty gets his sense of humor.

My favorite passage, "How did you celebrate Christmas? Did you ever have a tree with ornaments?" 

"Naw, we didn't go for that."

Adorable.

 

It's one of those movies I want to watch with my family for our yearly get together. My mother & I both love it so.

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 Clem Kadiddlehopper (sp?) might have directed with success, so long as he had this probably young and experienced actress in the lead. (sorry I have no name). 

 

True, but it's a good thing Yimou Zhang directed it.  One of the few modern directors who can compete with the greats of the past for the beauty of his visuals.  The actress' name is Ziyi Zhang.  

 

 

Fox:

5 Fingers (1952) James Mason, Danielle Darrieux. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, B&W, 108 minutes

Tales of Manhattan (1942) Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda. Dir: Julien Duvivier, B&W, 118 minutes

I Was an Adventuress (1940) Vera Zorina, Erich von Stroheim. Dir: Gregory Ratoff, B&W, 81 minutes

All That Jazz (1979) Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Jessica Lange. Dir: Bob Fosse, Color, 123 minutes

 

Mosfilm:

The Forty-first (1956)

Two Comrades Were Serving (1968)

The Circus (1936)

 

Other:

Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) Rita Hayworth

The Nude Vampire (1970) Dir: Jean Rollin

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

 

 

Nice choices.  I could kick myself for forgetting All That Jazz.

 

 

 

 

THE GOOD COMPANIONS (33) FRIDAY THE 13th (33) both Jesse Matthews
 
What Price Glory 1928 

 

 

 

Jessie Matthews, about the most adorable actress ever to bless us with her appearance.

 

Do you mean 1926 for WPG?  I like that version so much better than the later Cagney remake, not the least for Dolores del Rio.

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True, but it's a good thing Yimou Zhang directed it.  One of the few modern directors who can compete with the greats of the past for the beauty of his visuals.  The actress' name is Ziyi Zhang.  

 

 

His daughter?

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Mine would never be complete but if offering a wish list I would start with ...

 

 

The Fixer (1968)

 

I asked on the boards here  about having The Fixer on TCM back in 2006 or 2007 and I got a reply saying that they can't get it for TCM USA even though it's an MGM British Studio production, that it's unavailable. 

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I asked on the boards here  about having The Fixer on TCM back in 2006 or 2007 and I got a reply saying that they can't get it for TCM USA even though it's an MGM British Studio production, that it's unavailable. 

It had a run on a Canadian movie channel back in the vhs days.  I didn't think it was terrific by any means but I'd like to see it again mainly for Alan Bates.

It seems unavailable on dvd but I believe that there may be bootleg tv dubs floating around.

Who would think that a Frankenheimer film would somehow get tied up in rights issues?

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Mine would never be complete but if offering a wish list I would start with ...

 

Bad Girl (1931)

The Barker (1928)

The Biscuit Eater (1940)

Bulldog Drummond (1929)

Clair de Femme (1979)

Come Fill the Cup (1951)

Condemned (1929)

East Lynne (1931)

Escape Me Never (1935)

The Fixer (1968)

Gaby a True Story (1987)

Harvest (1937)

The Hounds of Notre Dame (1980)

Huckleberry Finn (1931)

If I Had a Million (1932)

Justice Is Done (1950)

The Masquerader (1933)

The Men of Tohoku (1957)

Mr. Patman (1980)

The Noose (1928)

Paper Lion (1968)

The Patent Leather Kid (1927)

The Racket (1928)

The Rat Race (1960)

Rich Kids (1979)

Sarah and Son (1930)

The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

A Ship Comes In (1928)

Thunderbolt (1929)

Tom Sawyer (1930)

The Trespasser (1929)

The Valiant (1929)

Valiant Is the Word For Carrie (1936)

When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

White Banners (1938)

The White Parade (1934)

A Woman's Tale (1991)

 

 

A number of these are on YouTube

 

I'm sure you know but for those who don't East Lynne and The White Parade both have only one surviving print. Neither has ever been released on DVD, though allegedly there are somehow bootlegs of EL floating around.

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Do you mean The Road Back ('37)? I'd like to see that too.

I'm pretty sure they meant The Road Home (1999) by Zhang Yimou.  Which IMHO was a disappointment given so many other Yimou films that were very good, such as Raise the Red Lantern (1990); Ju Dou (1990); The Story of Qui Ju (1992); and To Live (1994).

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I'm pretty sure they meant The Road Home (1999) by Zhang Yimou.  Which IMHO was a disappointment given so many other Yimou films that were very good, such as Raise the Red Lantern (1990); Ju Dou (1990); The Story of Qui Ju (1992); and To Live (1994).

 

Yes, I meant The Road Home, by Zhang Yimou.  Though movies like Raise the Red Lantern and To Live might have more weighty stories, The Road Home has some gorgeous photography and tells a simple tale of love without falling into the sentimental.  It's Ziyi Zhang's performance, however, that makes it ring.  She deftly presents a girl, shy by nature and custom, whose infatuation with the new schoolmaster prompts to boldness and initiative.  No wonder she's the darling of China cinema.  She could charm the socialist dialectic out of Madam Mao.

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...when the long-unseen Carl Laemmle-era talkies from Universal are shown. AND the numerous 1940s Bs from Universal starring Dick Foran, Robert Paige, Patric Knowles, Hugh Herbert, Alan Curtis, Evelyn Ankers, Anne Gwynne, Elyse Knox, Anne Nagel, Irene Hervey, et al.

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. . . when TCM airs BLUE DENIM. 

 

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So which of them are you a completist for?

 

If it's DeWilde he did an episode of the 1970 TV series The Young Rebels -- a hilarious attempt to exploit youth culture by equating it with the American Revolution -- where he plays Nathan Hale.

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So which of them are you a completist for?

 

If it's DeWilde he did an episode of the 1970 TV series The Young Rebels -- a hilarious attempt to exploit youth culture by equating it with the American Revolution -- where he plays Nathan Hale.

 

While I like Carol Lynley, I want to see BLUE DENIM primarily for Brandon deWilde.

 

Thank you for the inforrmation on THE YOUNG REBELS episode he appeared in.

I'd never heard of that series, but I am definitely going to look for that episode..

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  • 3 months later...

Any and all of the movies James Mason made in the 30's and 40's, some examples below:

 

Late Extra

Alibi

The Night Has Eyes

The Man in Grey

Fanny By Gaslight

The Wicked Lady

They Were Sisters

The Upturned Glass

The Spy in White

They Met in the Dark

I Met a Murderer

The Seventh Veil

Odd Man Out (I believe this is the only one in the list that TCM has shown.)

 

But, it's not going to happen.

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