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What would you like to see on TCM?


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I think it would be great if TCM aired the OLDEST film in their vaults, or that they had access to. The antiquity alone would speak for itself regardless of genre or stars. Even on "Silent Sunday Nights" it's hard to find a movie that's pre-1920's. ALso, I love the one reel wonder shorts, especially the "Popular Mechanics" segments - the one with the housewife showing off all her "new" kitchen gadgets was so nostalgic!

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Bbloverac, HEROES FOR SALE has been shown at least once (because I caught it on video). It's an excellent, depressing depression drama which is watchable because of the main stars, Richard Barthlemess & Aline McMahon. It covers about every topic you can think of--prison, capitalism, socialism, riots, red scares, death, soup kitchens...and love.

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I would like to see some of Kim Novaks movies that are never shown like

Jeanne Eagels,

Tales That Witness Madness,

Middle of the Night,

Just a Gigolo,

The Children,

Five Against the House,

and The French Line.

 

or

how about some of Frank Sinatra movies never shown like

Johnny Concho,

Sergeants 3.

 

or

how about Jack Lemmon movies like,

You Cant Run Away From It,

The War Between Men and Women,

Three for the Show,

Alex and the Gypsy.

 

or

how about Cary Grants

Room For One More,

Topper,

Without Reservations,

The Eagle and The Hawk.

 

or

Bob Hope's

Never Say Die,

The Cat and the Canary,

The Iron Petticoat,

The Five Pennies,

The Oscar,

That Certain Feeling,

Let's Face It,

Give Me a Sailor,

Nothing But The Truth,

Star Spangled Rhythm.

 

These are just a few I've never seen but would like to.

 

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Aimalac: those are some excellent choices! (I haven't seen "The Five Pennies" in years!!)

 

I'd absolutely *love* to see some of the really *great* silent films on TCM's Silent Sundays. I'm absolutely delighted they're going to play The Circus this week, and then Buster's shorts next week.

 

I would LOVE to see TCM air:

 

Sunrise (one of my absolute favorite films OF ALL TIME)

 

Sherlock Jr.

 

City Lights

 

Metropolis

 

Wings

 

and some more of the greats!

 

 

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All of the Sherlock Holmes movies.

 

All of the Charlie Chan movies.

 

All of the Boston **** movies.

 

All of the Blondie movies.

 

All of the Philo Vance movies.

 

All of the Mr Moto movies.

 

All of the Bulldog Drummond movies.

 

All of the Dick Tracy movies.

 

All of the Falcon movies.

 

All of the Saint movies.

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Do any of you remember the movie "It Happens Every Thursday" with Loretta Young and John Forsythe? I saw it on AMC YEARS ago, and have never seen it since. It was a great story about a couple who buy a run-down newspaper business in a small midwestern town, and the funny things that go on. It's somewhat predictable, but in a charming way. TCM should definitely try to get access to this forgotten gem.

 

I'd also like to see the 1930 version of "Life of the Party" starring Winnie Lightner and Lilyan Tashman. I saw it years ago, and remember laughing a lot. Winnie Lightner was very funny in a wise-cracking, Patsy Kelly sort of way, although she is mostly forgotten today.

 

A quick note to aimalac - Cary Grant wasn't in "Without Reservations" - you're probably thinking of John Wayne. And I loved your suggestion of "Cat and the Canary" with Bob Hope - I've read about this film but have yet to see it. I'd also love to see "Ghost Breakers" again, with Hope and the always sexy Paulette Goddard.

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Moviejoe, I have a theory about why people like us love the early Classics that were full of comedy, wisecracks, and even slapstick. In a way, we can retreat into them much like the people of the Depression Era retreated into them because we live in a world that has turned up-side-down, and we need something to help us remember to laugh.

 

Well, at least this is why I always watch the older movies that are simply "fun" to watch and keep me smiling for a couple of hours.

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Regarding LIFE OF THE PARTY with Winnie Lightner--I caught this on tape a few years back during a pre-Code day of films, and love it. Winnie is awesome. I also caught her in one just the other day with Bert Lahr that had to do with a flying machine. I'd love to see more of her movies. She was very funny.

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Thrutheflowers: I couldn't agree more! I think that Silent Sundays does a great job in the films they choose to air (did you see The Circus last night?!?!? =o) But I certainly think Miss Bow and Miss Brooks are LONG overdue. I know that I haven't seen "It" in years, and I'd love to see Clara in that movie again-- same thing with "Wings".

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To Alix1929 - The only Charlotte that I can think of is Greenwood, as nedlato stated.

 

And regarding Clara Bow - I too would love to see some of these bombshell's movies. Luckily I've caught one or two on the Fox Movie Channel. And I'd love to see Louise Brooks in "Pandora's Box" - I've only read about how good it is, and how it's perhaps her best movie.

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YAY FOR BETTY GRABLE MOVIES!!!!! I would love to see some of her earlier films from before she was a ****; films like Follow the Fleet, and College Swing (is that right?).

Has TCM done a month on Lew Ayres? I love him but haven't seen that much of his work. I just screened Holiday in my club at Chapman University. He was great as Katherine's brother.

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I would be ecstatic if TCM would underwrite a new season of Mystery Science Theater. Those who never saw this program will no doubt think this an odd choice. Many of those who have, however, will share the opinion of critic Richard Corliss, who called it a national treasure.

 

This show was not about science fiction, it was about movies . . . really, really bad movies. And it wasn't a show for geeky adolescents. Intelligence and a liberal education were prerequisites for "getting it".

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I also watch Mystery Science Theater on Saturday mornings. Being a film buff does make it funnier. Some of the things they say make me howl with laughter. The best one I saw was a Japanese Sci-Fi from the 60's - I laughed so hard I cried.

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Hooray for the Mystery Science Theater! Even though the Sci-Fi channel shows the same ones over and over, it's great to watch over breakfast. My favorite: The Hands of ___)can't think of the rest of the title. The comments are hilarious. And I've said this before and i'll do it again: We Want Betty Grable Movies! When seen today, the Technicolor beauty of her classics are still knockouts--especially when compared to the drab, boring, life-like color used in today's films. It'd be super, too, if TCM could show some of Italian horror-meister Dario Argento's shockers--especially Inferno, Opera, Suspiria, Deep Red.

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Someone a while back suggested Sun Valley Serenade and I started clapping in agreement! I adore those early '40s movies with those FANTASTIC soundtracks! It would be terrific if TCM did some sort of line-up featuring films with fabulous swing music, don't you think? They could put in "Orchestra Wives", "The Gang's All Here" and "Springtime in the Rockies". (Along with many many others.) OH and that reminds me: speaking of Swing music, does anyone remember that film with Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo, "A Song is Born"? Oh goodness, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnett, Mel Powel and Benny Goodman ALL IN ONE FILM!!! And when that band play's Hampton's "Flying Home"? WOWZER!

 

 

 

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Sad that only the last three seasons of MST3K are owned by Sci-Fi, and Comedy Central would rather fill it's days with Saturday Night Live.

 

If anyone has any of the first 8 years worth of episodes taped, I'd love to see them...

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I'll tell you what I'd like to see. I'd like to see a listing of All the movies TCM has at their disposal. Thats right I said ALL. It cant be that many, because they keep showing the same staple of movies. I suggest movies and check the suggestions of other viewers on a daily basis. There are many, many excellent suggestions that I would have suggested, if I didn't already see it suggested by someone else. Then there are those suggestions of movies that have been shown yesterday or the day before or are being shown tomorrow that viewers are still suggesting. To top this, the movie has been shown every month or every other month for the past 10 years.

Show me a list of movies that TCM can actually show. Show me a list of movies that TCM can possibly get telecast rights for if enough people request them. Show me a list of movies that TCM will never show.

By viewing these lists, I, and others will know what is available and will stop wasting time requesting something that will never happen.

This request sounds ridiculous, but for the life of me I can't figure out why TCM shows the same Movies (a majority are great movies, but there is an invention out there called a VCR that many viewers have) and never shows others that are available to them.

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