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As we patiently await the release of Vera Cruz on bluray, here's an interesting article by his daughter in which she writes about his passing 50 years ago .http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-cooper-janis/post_2025_b_861617.html

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Dang, it took me forever to find this thread. I thought they had deleted it!

I love that this thread was created in 2006 and it's still around in 2011!

 

GO COOP!! :)

 

 

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Just got back from a month in Italy and managed to catch a few of Coops flicks in Italian. Good to see he's still popular in Europe.

 

 

Design for Living is going to be his first release inCritieron/ Blu-ray, good to see, but I would have rather it be a movie not yet released on DVD, maybe Ten North Frederick or THe Hanging Tree.

 

 

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Evidently Clint Walker is. I caught a Cheyenne episode yesterday that was a total knockoff of Springfield Rifle. When the actor playing Phil Carey's part was killed it looked like the movie scene down to the way the horse fell. It was fun watching to see how well the teleplay followed the film which it did right down to Col. Sharp's name. I don't remember the title of the episode but it's from the 1956-57 season.

 

That was "Test of Courage."

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0540149/

 

This was common for the Warner series to remake Warner movies. 77 SUNSET STRIP had used "Dial M For Murder" and "Strangers on a Train" for story material. Richard Long was the bad guy in both.

 

Meanwhile, on his own series BOURBON STREET BEAT, Long got to play the good guy in a remake of "White Heat."

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Looks like *Wings* will be released by Paramount on DVD and Blu on January 24, 2012. Aside from a possible bonus featurette called Grandeur in the Sky, I have no other information as yet.

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Yep, love Mr Cooper. That's great news but what about The Hanging Tree? I have a bootleg

copy and it is OK.

 

However, I'd pay more, a lot more than I paid for it, to get the real deal.

 

Of course, you are like me just a fan but it would be nice.

 

Jake in the Heartland

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Could you list how you have liked the Coop films you have seen, Miss G? This also goes for anyone and everyone. I'm just curious to see what people have seen of Coop and how they have liked those films. I'd love to see as many opinions as possible.

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to be honest, after the first 20 it's somewhat interchangeable.

 

1 Man of the West (1958) .... Link Jones

2 High Noon (1952) .... Marshal Will Kane

3 The Hanging Tree (1959) .... Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail

4 Morocco (1930) .... L?gionnaire Tom Brown

5 Ten North Frederick (1958) .... Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin

5 The General Died at Dawn (1936) .... O'Hara

6 They Came to Cordura (1959) .... Major Thomas Thorn

7 The Naked Edge (1961) .... George Radcliffe

8 Garden of Evil (1954) .... Hooker

9 Saratoga Trunk (1945) .... Colonel Clint Maroon

10 Vera Cruz (1954) .... Benjamin Trane

11 The Fountainhead (1949) .... Howard Roark

12 The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) .... Stretch

13 Desire (1936) .... Tom Bradley

14 Peter Ibbetson (1935) .... Peter Ibbetson

15 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) .... Longfellow Deeds

16 Love in the Afternoon (1957) .... Frank Flannagan

16 The Wedding Night (1935) .... Anthony 'Tony' Barrett

17 Friendly Persuasion (1956) .... Jess Birdwell

18 Blowing Wild (1953) .... Jeff Dawson

19 Cloak and Dagger (1946) .... Prof. Alvah Jesper

20 The Westerner (1940) .... Cole Harden

21 Meet John Doe (1941) .... John Doe

22 Now and Forever (1934) .... Jerry Day

23 The Real Glory (1939) .... Dr. Bill Canavan

25 Beau Geste (1939) .... Beau Geste

26 Souls at Sea (1937) .... 'Nuggin' Taylor

27 Devil and the Deep (1932) .... Lt. Sempter

28 Doomsday (1928) .... Arnold Furze

29 Lilac Time (1928) .... Capt. Philip Blythe

30 Seven Days' Leave (1930) .... Kenneth Downey

31 The Virginian (1929) .... The Virginian

32 City Streets (1931) .... The Kid

33 A Farewell to Arms (1932) .... Lt. Frederic Henry

34 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) .... Lieutenant McGregor

35 The Plainsman (1936) .... Wild Bill Hickok

36 The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) .... Gideon Patch

37 The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) .... Dr. Corydon M. Wassell

38 Return to Paradise (1953) .... Mr. Morgan

39 Dallas (1950) .... Blayde Hollister

40 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) .... Col. Billy Mitchell

41 For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) .... Robert Jordan

42 Along Came Jones (1945) .... Melody Jones

43 Wings (1927) .... Cadet White

44 North West Mounted Police (1940) .... Dusty Rivers

45 The Pride of the Yankees (1942) .... Henry Louis 'Lou' Gehrig

46 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) .... Michael Brandon

47 Operator 13 (1934) .... Captain Jack Gailliard

48 Good Sam (1948) .... Samuel R. 'Sam' Clayton

49 Bright Leaf (1950) .... Brant Royle

50 Distant Drums (1951) .... Capt. Quincy Wyatt

51 Fighting Caravans (1931) .... Clint Belmet

52 Unconquered (1947) .... Capt. Christopher Holden

53 Springfield Rifle (1952) .... Maj. Alex 'Lex' Kearney

54 Design for Living (1933) .... George Curtis

55 Ball of Fire (1941) .... Prof. Bertram Potts

56 Task Force (1949) .... Jonathan L. Scott

57 You're in the Navy Now (1951) .... Lt. John W. Harkness

58 Sergeant York (1941) .... Alvin C. York

59 The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) .... Marco Polo

60 Casanova Brown (1944) .... Casanova (Cass) Brown

60 Today We Live (1933) .... Bogard

61 One Sunday Afternoon (1933) .... Dr. Lucius Griffith 'Biff' Grimes

62 The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) .... Abe Lee

63 The Stolen Jools (1931) .... Newspaper Editor

64 If I Had a Million (1932) .... Steve Gallagher

65 Alice in Wonderland (1933) .... White Knight

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That was quick!

 

*to be honest, after the first 20 it's somewhat interchangeable.*

 

For that many films, it's about groupings after about 20. But your bottom ten films should be less than the films you have # 21 to 30.

 

You actually screwed me up with your rankings. I've seen 50 Coop films and you listed "65." So that meant you listed 15 I haven't seen. Well, I checked your list and the total came to 20 I haven't seen. So then I had to figue out why I was five off. Well, three I count you didn't count, namely because he's an extra or made a cameo/brief appearance. The other two was due to your horrible numbering! :P

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I've only seen 55 but very few of those early 30's and virtually nothing earlier except for "Wings."

 

I guess my upper ranking is:

 

"Mr. Deeds Goes To Town"

"The Hanging Tree"

"High Noon"

"Friendly Persuasion"

"Meet John Doe"

"Love In The Afternoon"

"The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell"

"Vera Cruz"

"Along Came Jones"

"The Plainsman"

"Bengal Lancer"

 

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chris,

have you ever seen cloak and dagger? i ask because it's coming to blu-ray April 30.

 

cloakanddagger.jpg

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*I've only seen 55 but very few of those early 30's and virtually nothing earlier except for "Wings."*

 

55?! Wow! That's excellent! And I thought I was doing good!

 

*I guess my upper ranking is:*

 

 

*"Mr. Deeds Goes To Town"*

*"The Hanging Tree"*

*"High Noon"*

*"Friendly Persuasion"*

*"Meet John Doe"*

*"Love In The Afternoon"*

*"The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell"*

*"Vera Cruz"*

*"Along Came Jones"*

*"The Plainsman"*

*"Bengal Lancer"*

 

I'm most surprised to see *Love in the Afternoon* placing in the top group. Your liking *The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell* increases my want to see it. My initial draw to the film is Otto Preminger. It's just the title makes the film seem "dry."

 

It looks like you and Miss G share similar likes with Coop. That surprises me, actually.

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*Cloak and Dagger* to Blu-ray? Now that surprises me. What company is releasing it?

 

This is how I have liked Coop:

 

1. Peter Ibbetson

2. High Noon

3. Morocco

4. Love in the Afternoon

5. Man of the West

6. Meet John Doe

7. The Westerner

8. For Whom the Bell Tolls

9. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

10. Wings

11. Vera Cruz

12. They Came to Cordura

13. Return to Paradise

14. Cloak and Dagger

15. The Wedding Night

16. Along Cames Jones

17. Springfield Rifle

18. Dallas

19. The Cowboy and the Lady

20. Ball of Fire

21. Souls at Sea

22. Saratoga Trunk

23. Garden of Evil

24. The General Died at Dawn

25. Good Sam

26. The Naked Edge

27. Ten North Frederick

28. Design for Living

29. The Wreck of the Mary Deare

30. The Hanging Tree

31. The Plainsman

32. Beau Geste

33. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

34. Alias Jesse James

35. The Real Glory

36. Blowing Wild

37. Unconquered

38. Friendly Persuasion

39. City Streets

40. Fighting Caravans

41. The Pride of the Yankees

42. The Winning of Barbara Worth

43. The Fountainhead

44. North West Mounted Police

45. The Adventures of Marco Polo

46. A Farewell to Arms

47. The Vanishing American

48. Sergeant York

49. Alice in Wonderland

50. It's a Big Country

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Olive is putting out a DVD and Blu.

 

I can see that you wish Hitchcock had directed *The Wreck of the Mary Deare*.

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*Olive is putting out a DVD and Blu.*

 

Oh, I see. I already have the DVD, so I'll hold off on getting it on Blu-ray.

 

*I can see that you wish Hitchcock had directed The Wreck of the Mary Deare.*

 

Definitely. The beginning of the film is really good. After that, it bogs down. Especially once we hit the shore.

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"Court Martial" is a rather dry titile but it leaves little doubt as to its subject. I have to suspend my belief a little on "Love In The Afternoon" because of the age difference but otherwise like the film.

 

In that film the song "Fascination" is played and was a popular hit at the time. As a youngster I was introduced to the tune by way of Allan Sherman's parody "Automation." I laughed when I heard it on film the first time because I was singing the wrong set of lyrics. (Skip the first 20 seconds.)

 

 

 

I'm a little surprised at some of your rankings compared to mine but that makes for grand discussions. And anytime I'm going along the same lines as The Divine Miss G then I figure I must be doing something right.

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I agree that TWoTMD gets "bogged down", that's a great way to put it. There is really no suspense at all to it. But it's interesting in that Gary was venturing into ambiguous characters (at least they are initially) here and in *The Naked Edge*. Richard Harris is typically abrasive.

 

Chris, Courtmartial is another that is too much "courtroom" for my taste, though I know that's the whole premise. It is notable to me only for Elizabeth Montgomery's early screen appearance.

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*I agree that TWoTMD gets "bogged down", that's a great way to put it. There is really no suspense at all to it. But it's interesting in that Gary was venturing into ambiguous characters (at least they are initially) here and in The Naked Edge. Richard Harris is typically abrasive.*

 

I do agree, I liked seeing Cooper in an ambigious role. It's a similar role to *Souls at Sea*, if I remember correctly. The first half hour or so of the film is really good. Then it turns into a courtroom kind of film. The climax was all right with me. It's just as a whole, the film is rather average. I do list it higher than you do, though.

 

 

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*"Court Martial" is a rather dry titile but it leaves little doubt as to its subject.*

 

You've got it. I'm usually very wary of courtroom flicks, so that's why I immediately think "dry."

 

*I have to suspend my belief a little on "Love In The Afternoon" because of the age difference but otherwise like the film.*

 

I do agree with you about the huge age difference. It's how the story is told and how it unfolds that really works for me. I also love Maurice Chevalier.

 

*In that film the song "Fascination" is played and was a popular hit at the time. As a youngster I was introduced to the tune by way of Allan Sherman's parody "Automation." I laughed when I heard it on film the first time because I was singing the wrong set of lyrics. (Skip the first 20 seconds.)*

 

That was funny! I enjoyed it. Thank you for posting the link. I loved the continual dramatic pause before "dear."

 

*I'm a little surprised at some of your rankings compared to mine but that makes for grand discussions. And anytime I'm going along the same lines as The Divine Miss G then I figure I must be doing something right.*

 

You're asking for trouble in getting too close to her!

 

So what are the surprises for you with my list?

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