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by nightwalker
October 11th, 2007, 11:24 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 142037

Yes, I think he could give Charles Lane & John Carradine a run for their money.
by nightwalker
October 10th, 2007, 8:54 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 142037

Don't know what happened to my post of this answer last night, or Charlie T's response, but it's Irving Bacon.
by nightwalker
October 5th, 2007, 2:23 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 142037

Gordon Jones?
by nightwalker
October 5th, 2007, 2:14 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Bing Crosby
Replies: 21
Views: 6369

PKTREKGIRL wrote: However, one film I would NOT show is HERE COMES THE GROOM. I watched this film because I positively ADORE Franchot Tone and just think he is the cutest thing going. But I could barely get through this film because the 'creepy' air coming off of Bing is so strong in this film. To t...
by nightwalker
October 4th, 2007, 3:40 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Do You Know Me?
Replies: 1022
Views: 142037

Would you be Miss Jeff Donnell?
by nightwalker
October 4th, 2007, 12:55 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 156
Views: 25300

On the subject of cinematic train rides, I'd also add: GO WEST (1940), with the Marx Brothers destroying the train in order to "win the race." TERROR BY NIGHT (1946), featuring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in one of the best mystery-on-a-train movies ever. TERROR ON A TRAIN (1953), a neat littl...
by nightwalker
October 4th, 2007, 11:12 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The roots of Film Noir...
Replies: 10
Views: 2317

I think that's very well put, Moira. In addition to the elements of outrage and despair I would also add that of a fatalistic outlook on life as well, although I suppose that could be considered a part of the "despair" thing as well. This might best be summed up by Robert Mitchum's line in OUT OF TH...
by nightwalker
October 3rd, 2007, 11:18 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Bing Crosby
Replies: 21
Views: 6369

For straight dramatic roles, there's MAN ON FIRE (1957), LITTLE BOY LOST (1953), the otherwise inferior remake of STAGECOACH (1966) and especially THE COUNTRY GIRL (1954). I also always liked him in WELCOME STRANGER (1947). He's great as Father O'Malley in GOING MY WAY (1944) and THE BELLS OF ST. MA...
by nightwalker
September 26th, 2007, 1:30 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Anti-fascist films
Replies: 15
Views: 5187

Lots of good films listed here, and some good comments as well. One I haven't seen mentioned yet is the 1944 Errol Flynn starrer UNCERTAIN GLORY , co-starring Paul Lukas. Flynn plays a French (!) criminal sentenced to death by guillotine who manages to escape from his cell just before his execution ...
by nightwalker
September 26th, 2007, 10:13 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ROBERT RYAN - The Real Quiet Man
Replies: 7
Views: 2012

I'd like to put in a word for some off-the-beaten-trail Ryan roles as well. First, he plays a pretty regular-joe type hero in the 1953 CITY BENEATH THE SEA, co-starring Anthony Quinn as his partner. They play a couple of deap-sea divers searching for the treasure off Jamaica in this Budd Boetticher-...
by nightwalker
September 23rd, 2007, 3:37 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Delmer Daves
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

I agree about THE HANGING TREE.

Don't know how I omitted it from my list!

And of course, these are in addition to DARK PASSAGE.
by nightwalker
September 23rd, 2007, 3:17 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: ZOO IN BUDAPEST (1933)
Replies: 43
Views: 9344

Just watched MAN'S CASTLE from 1933 and found it to be very enjoyable, with both stars (Tracy & Young) at their most appealing. I was right earlier: I did tape it off Cinemax several years ago. It's true that Tracy's character apparently is supposed to be ultra-macho and it may be, as Moira says, th...
by nightwalker
September 23rd, 2007, 1:17 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Delmer Daves
Replies: 31
Views: 9207

Hi, Mike: In no particular order, here's a list of some of my favorite Delmer Daves pictures. DESTINATION TOKYO (1943), a fine WWII submarine battle drama starring Cary Grant & John Garfield. Nicely balances the battle action sequences with quieter moments among the crew. Standout scene: Alan Hale S...
by nightwalker
September 21st, 2007, 9:24 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: The Maltese Falcon
Replies: 15
Views: 4081

I agree with Chris: I think the film, on its own merits, is a good one that, if the 1941 version had never been made, would probably be held in higher regard than it is. Cortez is more of "ladies man" (to put it politely) than Bogie, but, as has been noted, this is the sort of role he usually played...
by nightwalker
September 20th, 2007, 5:35 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: ZOO IN BUDAPEST (1933)
Replies: 43
Views: 9344

Just caught up with ZOO IN BUDAPEST this evening, having taped it some years ago off a local PBS station. From the descriptions I've read here about print quality, it seems to be the same version everyone else has seen. I agree the film has an ethereal, otherworldly quality to it that one doesn't of...