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by Garbomaniac
May 15th, 2007, 1:15 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: How About the Marx Brothers
Replies: 13
Views: 4081

Senior Will? Wow! I had forgotten about that! Anyway, the Stooges definitely have their place. As has been said, a pie in the face, and you're out of there! They were pretty much for the regular guy who didn't want to have to think too much when being entertained, and sometimes I have to admit, I wa...
by Garbomaniac
May 14th, 2007, 7:51 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Killers - 1946 vs. 1964
Replies: 27
Views: 7963

Great piece of writing, Dewey. It was so compelling, that I must see the remake, now. I will let you know if I can find it and whether or not I get to see it. I assume it is in black and white. I hope so. That can do nothing but add to the film's impact.
by Garbomaniac
May 14th, 2007, 12:10 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Best Romantic Duos
Replies: 60
Views: 46590

Well, for romantic comedy duos, I have to go with

Grant and Russell
Grant and Hepburn
Grant and Dunn
Barrymore and Lombard
Cagney and Davis
Fields and West
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 11:17 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Svengali (1931)
Replies: 8
Views: 3063

Well, I just watched Svengali, again. Wow, what a great film! So surreal! I really enjoyed Marian Marsh's performance; she was a cutie! The sets were unbelievable. The streets were crooked, the buildings were crooked, and the stairs were crooked. What a great illusion it created. Barrymore was fanta...
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 5:32 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Killers - 1946 vs. 1964
Replies: 27
Views: 7963

I dind't know they remade it. Oh, the things you learn on this forum! Now, I will have to see it, but I have never seen any advertising on it. Do they play it on TCM?

Again, I don't know about Angie. Did she make you want to jump out a window?
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 3:47 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Best Boxing or Anti - Boxing Film
Replies: 15
Views: 4585

Two I think are great are The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933), and the remake They Made Me a Criminal (1939). I am a big fan of both Fairbanks Jr. who starred in the first one with Loretta Young, and John Garfield who did a better job in the remake with Ann Sheridan. The great story of a framed guy on th...
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 3:29 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

This is the kind of film that makes me wish the studio system had been more creative and enterprising in its star combinations. There were so many stars who never got to play opposite each other. When I think of some of the combinations possible, it makes my head spin. Two I would have liked to have...
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 3:10 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Strange Cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 5163

Well, I suppose back then portraying Christ in any other way but as Himself was blasphemy. But, by today's standards it was reverent! In fact, it was handled very cleverly, and Hunter did a very good job! In my opinion, portraying Christ in any film as "appearing before man as a mortal in order to l...
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 2:55 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Formal Introductions"
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Hi, Lynn! Isn't this GREAT! I am having a wonderful time posting away without fear of retaliation! These guys have done a fantastic job.
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 2:40 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Norma Shearer
Replies: 44
Views: 12865

Well, as I have written before on TCM, Norma was my wife's and my grandfather's favorite actress. She was the first name of a movie star from the Golden Age I ever heard. Seeing her in Marie Antoinette cemented her as one of my all time favorites, too. When I met my wife, we instantly hit if off, bo...
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 2:10 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Formal Introductions"
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Nice to see you again, Garbomaniac. You too, Garbomaniac! Always glad to see you . Good to "see" you, too, Dolores and CoffeeDan! I, like Larry, was wondering where everyone was. All of the BIG names just weren't participating like I remembered. But, I didn't blame them, there was little to inspire...
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 1:59 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: How About the Marx Brothers
Replies: 13
Views: 4081

I have nothing but good memories of the Marx Brothers. They were one group of comedy guys of whom my parents not only approved, but one at whom they laughed out loud! So, they have a special place in my memory book. But, you are right, I must have seen too many cause I just never voluntarily pic a M...
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 1:53 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Best ( Forgotten ) Comedy Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 3812

Now, back to your original question. One of the teams I have recently discovered through TCM is exactly who you mentioned, Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd. I think their shorts are very entertaining and they work together like Hope and Crosby! I wish they would show more of them, like a half day all in ...
by Garbomaniac
May 13th, 2007, 1:47 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Best ( Forgotten ) Comedy Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 3812

Aha! Gottcha! Not really. I don't care for, see I can't even remember the name, that movie with Hedy and Bob. Everything I read says they didn't care much for working with each other since their styles were so different, and it shows. Also, Hedy said Bob cut the picture so badly that all of her good...
by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 6:38 pm
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Svengali (1931)
Replies: 8
Views: 3063

Oh, gosh! You certainly hit a nerve with me. I have that film, but I haven't watched it in years! I am going to get it out and watch it again. You are so right about the German influence. I missed that long ago when I saw it last, but I know exactly that about which you are speaking! It is really a ...