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by CoffeeDan
July 11th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

Re: James Cagney's pre-code films

Thanks for your comments, everybody! I really wanted to make this a dialogue among Cagney fans instead of just me blathering on and on, and I'm glad you all came out! Moira, right now I'm taking a closer look at the films Kubec Glasmon and John Bright wrote for Cagney, and BLONDE CRAZY is one of the...
by CoffeeDan
June 26th, 2018, 10:02 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 87391

Re: Pronunciation Guide

I just tracked down a tough one -- Katina Paxinou, Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress in FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (1943). From several sources, her name is pronounced ka-TEE-na pa-SEE-noo. PS: Hard to believe I started that pronunciation thread on the TCM boards 10 years ago. Don't even know if...
by CoffeeDan
June 26th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Why does Billy Wilder love the state of Ohio?
Replies: 1
Views: 18447

Why does Billy Wilder love the state of Ohio?

In the three months since Hillsdale College hosted a lecture series on the films of Billy Wilder , I've been rewatching a lot of his films -- and seeing some of them for the first time. As I've watched many of his later films, I've noticed that many of them mention the state of Ohio or Ohio location...
by CoffeeDan
June 20th, 2018, 6:32 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

Re: James Cagney's pre-code films

Hey, thanks for chiming in, Chris! I've got two more posts that I'm working on now, and I hope to get those up soon. James Cagney made 17 films before the new MPPDA code became effective in 1934, so obviously I have a long way to go! But good news for pre-code Cagney fans -- all but two of those fil...
by CoffeeDan
June 17th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

THE MILLIONAIRE (1931): "Fool the doctors and live forever!"

James Cagney in a pivotal role in THE MILLIONAIRE (his 4th film), immediately preceding his star turn in THE PUBLIC ENEMY. It's less than four minutes long, but he packs a wallop in that short length of time, and his performance really complements that of the star, the great British actor George Arl...
by CoffeeDan
June 15th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

Re: James Cagney's pre-code films

Hello, SSO! My apologies for my long absence, due to personal and health reasons. But I haven't forgotten about this thread, and I'd like to thank all my fellow Cagney fans for your interest! I've been working on a few more entries, now in various stages of completion, which I hope to post in the ne...
by CoffeeDan
June 15th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Where are the stars of yesteryear? (1927 edition)
Replies: 2
Views: 12135

Where are the stars of yesteryear? (1927 edition)

I originally posted this on another website (now defunct), but thought my friends at SSO would be interested . . . This comes from a collection of articles by Robert Landry in Variety that was reprinted in the August 27, 1927 issue of Liberty magazine. Landry was kind of the Richard Lamparski of hi...
by CoffeeDan
June 15th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Universal Restorations
Replies: 6
Views: 30357

Re: Universal Restorations

Lomm wrote:My Man Godfrey! Looking forward to seeing that in a non-blurry, fuzzy print.


Criterion just announced the release of MY MAN GODFREY on DVD and Blu-ray for September 18! The screen grabs on the Criterion website look fantastic! Details here.
by CoffeeDan
May 1st, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

OTHER MEN'S WOMEN (1931): Cagney's first "turn" on the silver screen

In OTHER MEN'S WOMEN, railroad worker Regis Toomey and his wife, Mary Astor, takes in Regis's fireman Grant Withers, when he is thrown out of his boarding house. Over the next few months Grant falls in love with Mary, which leads to a confrontation between the two men on a moving train, causing an a...
by CoffeeDan
May 1st, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Convention City- Maybe Still Out There?
Replies: 4
Views: 12364

Re: Convention City- Maybe Still Out There?

Here's the link to Ron Hutchison's new article on CONVENTION CITY. I'm still hopeful, too: http://www.classicmoviehub.com/blog/vitaphone-view-where-is-convention-city-hiding/ PS: I wonder if either of the Film Forum's restagings of CONVENTION CITY included a rendition of "Oh, Honeywell" . ...
by CoffeeDan
April 15th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

Re: James Cagney's pre-code films

Oh man, I love JIMMY THE GENT! I remember seeing it for the first time on TCM, and thinking it was too much of a good thing -- too many firecrackers going off for me. But then I saw it in a theater, and I really enjoyed it to the point that it's one of my favorite Cagney performances. The big screen...
by CoffeeDan
April 15th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Bad Film Descriptions Game
Replies: 6
Views: 11940

Re: Bad Film Descriptions Game

No takers? The answer is WHOOPEE (1930), a remake of THE NERVOUS WRECK (1926), starring Harrison Ford. ("Oh, that Harrison Ford!" I can hear you saying.)

I'll see if I can think of another one. Could be fun . . .
by CoffeeDan
April 7th, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Bad Film Descriptions Game
Replies: 6
Views: 11940

Re: Bad Film Descriptions Game

Okay, I just gotta put this out there:

A musical remake of a Harrison Ford movie.
by CoffeeDan
April 7th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: James Cagney's pre-code films
Replies: 16
Views: 68020

THE PUBLIC ENEMY (1931): The flash point of Cagney's career

As I started to watch James Cagney's pre-code films anew, one common aspect stood out -- each one had at least one element that referred back to Cagney's first big hit. I was going to start out with a few sentimental favorites, but then realized I couldn't go on without a look at . . . THE PUBLIC EN...
by CoffeeDan
April 6th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Convention City- Maybe Still Out There?
Replies: 4
Views: 12364

Re: Convention City- Maybe Still Out There?

Moira, InTheBalcony.com recently featured a Blu-ray release of CONVENTION CITY in its list of April 2018 new releases . Of course, it was an April Fool's joke, but check out the box art at the bottom of the page! We can dream, can't we? Also, watch for a new article on the film by the Vitaphone Proj...

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