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NAME A SCREEN CHARACTER YOU'D LOVE TO PITCHFORK


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James, is this photo more illustrative of her Hellzapoppin eyeballs?

 

 

 

Yea,  there is some pop-eye going on there.   But the still I saw from Lady in the Lake is a straight on shot and boy are those eyes a popping.

 

We all have our own pitchfork worthy actors so to each his own in this regard.   Mine will always be June Allyson. 

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Yea,  there is some pop-eye going on there.   But the still I saw from Lady in the Lake is a straight on shot and boy are those eyes a popping.

 

We all have our own pitchfork worthy actors so to each his own in this regard.   Mine will always be June Allyson. 

Oh, well there you go and now I will have to agree that June is way more pitchforkable than even my top favorite, Audrey.

 

Geez, how and why did Dick Powell find her attractive and could it be due to his rather [ahem] alimentary canal problems which made him so cranky he needed uplifting cuteness daily to just make it through the day?

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  3 choices here:  George Kennedy in LONELY ARE THE BRAVE

                          

                             Strother Martin in  COOL HAND LUKE

 

                             Louise Fletcher in  ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

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Oh, well there you go and now I will have to agree that June is way more pitchforkable than even my top favorite, Audrey.

 

Geez, how and why did Dick Powell find her attractive and could it be due to his rather [ahem] alimentary canal problems which made him so cranky he needed uplifting cuteness daily to just make it through the day?

 

What is it about June Allyson that drives people crazy?  I'm certainly not a fan and I can take her in small doses like in a supporting role.  There's something about her that's kind of annoying but I can't quite put my finger on it.  I don't get her and Dick Powell together but I kind of see her with alleged boyfriend Alan Ladd.  Some of our posters just can't stand her.

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What is it about June Allyson that drives people crazy? I'm certainly not a fan and I can take her in small doses like in a supporting role. There's something about her that's kind of annoying but I can't quite put my finger on it. I don't get her and Dick Powell together but I kind of see her with alleged boyfriend Alan Ladd. Some of our posters just can't stand her.

 

 

I think June Allyson is just adorable. She came to Kansas City a few years before she died and it really did drive people crazy because they were so thrilled to see a real Hollywood Movie Star in the flesh.

 

She and Richard were such a beautifully matched couple; she always called him Richard. It was equally beautiful that after they had adopted a daughter, she became pregnant with their son.

 

Like Desi Arnaz, George Burns and Tom Lewis, Dick Powell lovingly showcased his wife on Classic TV.

 

But when all is said and done, June's versatility-- singing, dancing, comedy and drama--is what really made her special to her many fans.

 

It was all so heartwarming how Angela Lansbury would manage to find scripts for both June and her Hollywood MGM partner Van Johnson on Murder She Wrote.

 

 

 

But before I get off I need to Pitchfork somebody in the 1940s. And my first choice would be Greasy Victor Manure.

 

To all of his fans, all I can say is-- I'm sorry you have such bad taste. And Beware! Don't put his poster in your bedroom, because you may wake up screaming.

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I think June Allyson is just adorable. She came to Kansas City a few years before she died and it really did drive people crazy because they were so thrilled to see a real Hollywood Movie Star in the flesh.

 

She and Richard were such a beautifully matched couple; she always called him Richard. It was equally beautiful that after they had adopted a daughter, she became pregnant with their son.

 

Like Desi Arnaz, George Burns and Tom Lewis, Dick Powell lovingly showcased his wife on Classic TV.

 

But when all is said and done, June's versatility-- singing, dancing, comedy and drama--is what really made her special to her many fans.

 

It was all so heartwarming how Angela Lansbury would manage to find scripts for both June and her Hollywood MGM partner Van Johnson on Murder She Wrote.

 

 

 

But before I get off I need to Pitchfork somebody in the 1940s. And my first choice would be Greasy Victor Manure.

 

To all of his fans, all I can say is-- I'm sorry you have such bad taste. And Beware! Don't put his poster in your bedroom, because you may wake up screaming.

 

Thanks for the input on the June Allyson positives, Princess.  Now why the pitchfork for Mature?  I thought he was pretty good in KISS OF DEATH.

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Thanks for the input on the June Allyson positives, Princess.  Now why the pitchfork for Mature?  I thought he was pretty good in KISS OF DEATH.

 

And Mature poked fun at himself as a ham actor who dyes his hair in After the Fox.

 

Not to mention a really solid performance that he gave in a little known 1957 British noir called The Long Haul. Oh, yeah, he was a decent Doc Holliday in My Darling Clementine, too.

 

I'll admit it's only a small handful of pretty good performances but, for me, they save him from the pitchfork.

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...But when all is said and done, June's versatility-- singing, dancing, comedy and drama--is what really made her special to her many fans.

 

Yes- love her or hate her, she was versatile. I never had a problem with her, but I don't care for her musicals. I loved her in Little Women.

She came from a very poor upbringing. My mother, who was raised in an orphanage, mentioned this to June when she randomly bumped into her at a Las Vegas casino. June took her hand and squeezed it with her other hand. Needless to say, my mother would never hear us ever say we didn't like June! ;)

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Yes- love her or hate her, she was versatile. I never had a problem with her, but I don't care for her musicals. I loved her in Little Women.

She came from a very poor upbringing. My mother, who was raised in an orphanage, mentioned this to June when she randomly bumped into her at a Las Vegas casino. June took her hand and squeezed it with her other hand. Needless to say, my mother would never hear us ever say we didn't like June! ;)

 

June was 31 \ 32 when she made Little Women.    To me June always looked around 10 years older than she really was (well until after she was in her late 40s where she looked her age). 

 

Little Women is a story about single under-25 sisters.    So like Greer Garson in Pride and Prejudice,   these are examples of miscasting.    I.e. casting the stars the studio had under contract,  for their box office appeal,  instead of someone better suited for the part.

 

PS:  Mary Astor as Mrs. March was only 11 years older than Allyson.   

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Little Women is a story about single under-25 sisters.    So like Greer Garson in Pride and Prejudice,   these are examples of miscasting.    I.e. casting the stars the studio had under contract,  for their box office appeal,  instead of someone better suited for the part.

 

PS:  Mary Astor as Mrs. March was only 11 years older than Allyson.   

I agree June was a little too old to be Jo, but I still liked her performance. :)

I was aware of that Mary Astor fact. It's funny that she was often cast as a woman older than her years. I think she just had a maturity about her.

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Makes it sound that she is going to be served as the main course at a luau with an apple in her mouth.....

Ha Ha- it does sound that way!  What I meant was, roast her as if she was in He**.

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I agree June was a little too old to be Jo, but I still liked her performance. :)

I was aware of that Mary Astor fact. It's funny that she was often cast as a woman older than her years. I think she just had a maturity about her.

 

When Astor was cast as a mother in Young Ideas and then Meet Me in St. Louis,  that was the start of her 'we will only cast you as a mother' period.   She was only 11 years older than Lucille Bremer, the oldest daughter, in St. Louis.

 

Astor had a few non-mother roles in Act of Violence (where she shines),  and Any Number Can Play but that was about it.

 

I agree that she had a maturity about her and while she disliked playing mothers before age 40,  she came off as authentic.  I only have love for Astor;  No pitchforks for that gal.

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12 hours ago, NickAndNora34 said:

Adam Sandler in any role he's ever played. 

Although I usually feel the same way I have to admit....

I really DID like THE WEDDING SINGER and both his character and work in that movie.  But nothing before or since.

But it's a discussion about which character we'd like to "pitchfork" and not any particular actor/actress.  So I'd add to this discussion.......

In one of my favorite movies, THAT THING YOU DO, there's a character named Jimmy Mattingly played excellently by an actor named JOHNATHON SCHAECH that's the kind of guy you really couldn't "pitchfork" fast enough in real life. ;)

Sepiatone

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4 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Although I usually feel the same way I have to admit....

I really DID like THE WEDDING SINGER and both his character and work in that movie.  But nothing before or since.

But it's a discussion about which character we'd like to "pitchfork" and not any particular actor/actress.  So I'd add to this discussion.......

In one of my favorite movies, THAT THING YOU DO, there's a character named Jimmy Mattingly played excellently by an actor named JOHNATHON SCHAECH that's the kind of guy you really couldn't "pitchfork" fast enough in real life. ;)

Sepiatone

I did like 50 First Date with Drew Barrymore and Sandler.    It is a romantic comedy set in Hawaii.    Sandler is low key here leaving the crazy stunts to Rob Schneider.    

Drew is so cute in this film it is hard not to be pulled in by her charms,  and Sandler being low key doesn't put me off (like he does in the other films I have seen).    

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I rarely find myself really wanting to see a particular character facing the pointy parts of a pitchfork, but as I watched the ever efficient Frank B. Gilbreth & his 12' high convent walls in 1950's Cheaper by the Dozen he was rapidly ascending to the sharp end of things...

.. but then the high school dance scene appears & I find that I must withdraw the farmyard equipment....

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It's been a while since I saw The Dirty Dozen but, if memory serves me correctly, I believe I would not have been too distraught if Telly Savalas' character had landed on a pitchfork.

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2 minutes ago, TomJH said:

It's been a while since I saw The Dirty Dozen but, if memory serves me correctly, I believe I would not have been too distraught if Telly Savalas' character had landed on a pitchfork.

But Maggott was such a nice, God-fearing soldier.

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