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by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 2:53 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: What is Your All - Time Favorite TV Series
Replies: 49
Views: 9849

John:

Did you see where BBC America will no longer show Benny Hill as they say it no longer reflects current English society (or something like that.) Next thing they won't be showing "As Time Goes By" because Geoffrey Palmer is too laid back.
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 2:31 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Who are your top five favorite actresses?
Replies: 21
Views: 6222

Jean Arthur: I think "You Can't Take It With You" was my first. She's lovely, funny and a flirt. And I like her voice. Claudette Colbert: Always a lady. She can be funny or wonderfully serious. And she had the same hairstyle for 25 years. Katharine Hepburn: see Judith's remarks. Irene Dunne: see "Th...
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 2:08 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: What about Cary Grant ?
Replies: 35
Views: 8877

Re: "I don't like the way Teddy Roosevelt is looking at

I'm curious to know more about his one man show, "An Evening With Cary Grant," that he was doing in Davenport, Iowa when he died... Ben: They do show clips from it in his documentary and is very similar to Gregory Peck's show if you've seen his documentary. I think they are both in May or June. Bas...
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 12:07 pm
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Maureen Bio
Replies: 2
Views: 11173

Isn't an autobiography by its nature self centered? I have a copy and enjoyed it. Herlife wasn't always pleasant. I was surprised also to find Charles Laughton played so a large part in her career. Good reading.
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 12:00 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Michael Curtiz
Replies: 11
Views: 3626

I've read Niven's book "Bring On The Empty Horses" which is a Curtiz quote. With "The Moon's A Balloon" you will have a fine time reading both of these fine books. You'd probably have to check a used book store.
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 11:55 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: What about Cary Grant ?
Replies: 35
Views: 8877

Grant grew into his later years maybe better than any other actor. By the time he was in his 50's he was doing some of his best work even if it was primarily with Hitchcock. Throw out "The Pride and The Passion" (please) and he was mainly playing Cary Grant and lots of it was fluff, even if sophisti...
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 11:15 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Scarface
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

Cinemax has been running it lately on one of the lower channels.
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 11:11 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Let's Spam About Gary Cooper - The TCMR Edition
Replies: 142
Views: 23729

I don't think anyone mentioned (here) "The Private Lives of A Bengal Lancer." Really good action picture.

Tall, good looking and talent. No wonder you ladies like him.
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GONE WITH THE WINDBAG ??
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

Just so anyone knows you do have the ability to delete your onw posts. It's in the right hand top corner of your post next to the edit there is an "X." Click on that and you can delete your post. (I've done it so I know it works.)
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 8:59 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Ford
Replies: 853
Views: 140840

Lynn: Keep an eye out for a little feature on Monumnet Valley. I caught it at the end of "Escape From Ft. Bravo." It looks like it was a kind of a "Tales From My Town" where they gave a little history on how Ford ended up using Monumenet Valley. They talk to some people that live there and give some...
by movieman1957
April 19th, 2007, 8:56 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 21
Views: 5477

I like them all but I think my favorites are "Seven Chances" and "Our Hospitality." Of course, they are the ones I have most recently seen. I'e been getting some therough Netflix and it looks like they come from a complete set of Keaton films. If I remember from Amazon it's in the $150 range. This s...
by movieman1957
April 18th, 2007, 3:38 pm
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Please think about purchasing Ealing Studios movies on dvd.
Replies: 6
Views: 3041

Rusty: I just finished watching Danger UXB for the first time since it was originally aired. I had a grand time looking for what the actors had done since then. The man who played Cpl. Salt ( and the one I had the most trouble understanding) most recently played Pompey Magnus(?) in HBO's "Rome" last...
by movieman1957
April 18th, 2007, 3:25 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Favorite Comedy Scenes
Replies: 27
Views: 25050

Favorite Comedy Scenes

A group of my friends are having a movie night next month and everyone is supposed to bring a movie or two with their favorite comedy scene. (Yes, I've been invited too.) It has to be around five minutes or less. I had a big hit with the slapping scene from "Vivacious Lady" at our previous get toget...
by movieman1957
April 18th, 2007, 2:03 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Least favorite TV Series
Replies: 24
Views: 6379

Anything resembling a reality show. In particular "Wife Swap" and its variations. "Deal or No Deal" and its variations because it's not about getting anything right but about the "drama" of getting anything right. You couldn't pay me to sit through "Idol" or "Dancing With The Stars." On another note...
by movieman1957
April 18th, 2007, 1:55 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Sexy Noir Dames
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Rusty: I noticed that too. It's been awhile but I also wondered why she took such a fairly small part (as I remember it.) I know it's possible she was on the backside of her career. Could it have been a failed attempt to make her look younger? I thought the idea the movie is based on is quite good. ...