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by nightwalker
September 20th, 2007, 5:22 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Brit noir
Replies: 30
Views: 6472

Agreed about WILD GEESE, however, I'll have to watch it again and take note of Watson's performance, as it's been years since I've seen it.

Thanks for the heads-up.
by nightwalker
September 20th, 2007, 12:57 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Brit noir
Replies: 30
Views: 6472

It may be SAPPHIRE, from 1959.
by nightwalker
September 20th, 2007, 11:32 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Best Marlowe
Replies: 50
Views: 37729

Mike, Mitchum's version of FAREWELL, MY LOVELY shows up occasionally on Encore's Retro movie channel. It also was released on VHS some years ago. It's not bad. Mitchum's THE BIG SLEEP was not only set in London, it was updated to the "present day" of 1978 for some reason. And Mitchum would be the on...
by nightwalker
September 20th, 2007, 11:13 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

In addition to Vallo's comments (that the films merely have similar premises), I would add that they were produced at different studios, PITS at Fox and TKTSNY at Columbia, making it even more unlikely that TKTSNY is a remake. "Rip-off" might be a more appropriate term, although, even if that's true...
by nightwalker
September 20th, 2007, 11:10 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Nora Prentiss (1947)
Replies: 2
Views: 814

I don't want to say too much about the plot and ruin it for you, but I will say that it has a twist ending like no other!
by nightwalker
September 20th, 2007, 11:07 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Brit noir
Replies: 30
Views: 6472

Klondike:

No, I haven't seen Hawkins in WILD GEESE. It's not listed in his credits on his IMDB page. You've whetted my appetite for it, however. Can you provide some details about it?
by nightwalker
September 19th, 2007, 3:26 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: The Devil Commands (1941)
Replies: 23
Views: 6099

That's the one, Cinemalover! At the film's climax when trying to contact his wife he has a whole table full of people in those helmets!

Mike: MGM released a beautiful print of THE GHOUL on DVD a few years ago with absolutely no fanfare whatsoever. If you haven't picked it up yet, go for it!
by nightwalker
September 19th, 2007, 3:15 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: A Film that Always Make You Cry
Replies: 54
Views: 11826

Among others:

Dorothy's farewell to her friends at the conclusion of THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Frank Sinatra weeping for Laurence Harvey at the conclusion of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE.
by nightwalker
September 19th, 2007, 3:06 pm
Forum: Action and Adventure
Topic: About the WWII war movies
Replies: 18
Views: 19584

Hey Mike (or anyone else): Did you ever see MERRILL'S MARAUDERS from 1962? It stars Jeff Chandler in his last role as Brig. General Frank Merrill, whose unit fought in the CBI Theater in World War II. Written and directed by Sam Fuller, it's the story of men driven to the breaking point more by thei...
by nightwalker
September 19th, 2007, 2:49 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Brit noir
Replies: 30
Views: 6472

I haven't really seen much "Brit Noir", but one film that I really do enjoy is THE INTRUDER, from 1953, starring Jack Hawkins as a former military officer who discovers an intruder in his home and finds that it's a man who once served under him during World War II. The man, upon his discovery, flees...
by nightwalker
September 19th, 2007, 2:36 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Best Marlowe
Replies: 50
Views: 37729

On the big screen, I'd vote for Bogart, but... A question: Does this include the small screen as well? Because, if it does, I might just have to change my vote to Powers Boothe in HBO's on-again off-again series of Chandler adaptations from the mid 1980s. Boothe brings a lean, mean, tautness to the ...
by nightwalker
September 19th, 2007, 1:05 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: "Inner Sanctum" (1948)
Replies: 8
Views: 12503

This is a pretty good little B picture, made by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, the same publishers with whom Universal "agreed" when they made their series of "Inner Sanctum" thrillers with Lon Chaney Jr. a few years previously. Agree with your summary, Mongo, except that Dr. Valonius warns the ...
by nightwalker
September 17th, 2007, 2:18 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: NUCLEAR NOIR for the Fallout Generation
Replies: 11
Views: 2169

Although I've not seen it, LADYBUG, LADYBUG sounds like it would make a good companion piece to LORD OF THE FLIES.
by nightwalker
September 17th, 2007, 2:02 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: BIG HOUSE USA (1955) obscure noir July 7
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

Some other Meeker performances of note, in which he is more than, or other than, his usual "icy" self: 1) Bernie Jenks in THE NIGHT STALKER, the original 1972 TVM starring Darren McGavin as everybody's favorite reporter, Karl Kolchak. Meeker's character is an FBI agent investigating the series of ki...
by nightwalker
September 17th, 2007, 12:41 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Claudette Colbert
Replies: 19
Views: 5964

I'd also like to put in a mention of IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD, starring Claudette and James Stewart. She's hilarious in that. "I SWEAR BY MY EYES!"