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by clore
May 8th, 2013, 2:14 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Gone With or Without fanfare
Replies: 2721
Views: 365412

Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

"Perseus and Andromeda will be happy together. Have fine sons... rule wisely... And to perpetuate the story of his courage, I command that from henceforth, he will be set among the stars and constellations. He, Perseus, the lovely Andromeda, the noble Pegasus, and even the vain Cassiopeia. Let the ...
by clore
May 8th, 2013, 2:01 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Your favorite character actors
Replies: 263
Views: 86540

Re: Your favorite character actors

I've always thought that Hobart Cavanaugh rather resembled the young (was he ever young?) Walter Brennan: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L4-GhRkmY2s/UFvOqU-A4_I/AAAAAAAAMHo/C-YtxCDxq_k/s1600/walter-brennan-148567.jpg As for Murray Alper, to me, he is forever known as the truck driver who aids Robert Cumm...
by clore
May 7th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

Re: R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

I see now - I wasn't aware of that folder, I'm still navigating my way around here. Hopefully this duplication won't be minded, there can never be enough good words to say about Ray Harryhausen.
by clore
May 7th, 2013, 2:50 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation genius responsible for 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD and JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS has passed away today at the age of 92. One of my greatest days was when my son and I got to meet him back in 1989 and had our pictures taken with him - this after I had earlier spent c...
by clore
May 6th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Forum: Action and Adventure
Topic: Flight of The Phoenix
Replies: 8
Views: 13124

Re: Flight of The Phoenix

What I love about this film is that Stewart has gone back to actually delivering a performance instead of relying on those stock mannerisms of the Henry Koster comedies that were bordering on self-parody. Robert Aldrich claimed that Stewart was apprehensive given that he was appearing with a group o...
by clore
May 6th, 2013, 9:08 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: You Only Live Once (1937)
Replies: 34
Views: 7227

Re: You Only Live Once (1937)

Thanks Kingrat. I had a beard for a while, but it was showing a rainbow of colors rather than the normal "so brown it was black" hair on my head or above the lip. Distinctive - yes, but just disturbing to me and I grew tired of explaining that it wasn't something I was doing for effect. I guess that...
by clore
May 6th, 2013, 5:16 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: You Only Live Once (1937)
Replies: 34
Views: 7227

Re: You Only Live Once (1937)

Hey, Clore! Is that you with the Burt Reynolds moustache? :D Yes, that's me from half-a-lifetime ago. I had that stash before Reynolds hit worldwide fame. Only because I kept getting pulled over by cops while driving and asked for proof by bartenders - and the drinking age was 18 then. One night wh...
by clore
May 6th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Good Horse Racing Movies?
Replies: 27
Views: 6186

Re: Good Horse Racing Movies?

LET IT RIDE has Richard Dreyfuss in what is every horse player's dream - a day where he sweeps the card, winning every race. I had a day like that at Belmont many years ago, only I could not attend and all of my bets were made at OTB during my lunch hour. I hit on six of seven races and the only rea...
by clore
May 6th, 2013, 7:41 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: You Only Live Once (1937)
Replies: 34
Views: 7227

Re: You Only Live Once (1937)

I've asked this question before, but isn't there a movie that finds Fonda holed up in an apartment somewhere? Wanted by the law, maybe? Desperate? I only saw the last few minutes. Don't know much about it, but it looked good. That would be 1947's THE LONG NIGHT, a remake of a 1939 French film DAYBR...
by clore
May 5th, 2013, 8:29 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Good Horse Racing Movies?
Replies: 27
Views: 6186

Re: Good Horse Racing Movies?

I should also mention DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY. Well, most of the inspiration is pure fiction, but this is an old-fashioned horse story for kids, as might be expected with Dakota Fanning as the pivotal character. But there's also Kurt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Elisabeth Shue, and if i...
by clore
May 5th, 2013, 4:49 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Good Horse Racing Movies?
Replies: 27
Views: 6186

Re: Good Horse Racing Movies?

SEABISCUIT is the best that I've seen, and this is coming from someone who has been handicapping thoroughbreds for 40 years. PHAR LAP is another good one, and there's a link between this horse and Seabiscuit. Phar Lap's jockey Billy Elliott gave his saddle to George Woolf, the rider who subbed for t...
by clore
December 9th, 2012, 5:10 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A for Dana Andrews' Biographer, Carl Rollyson
Replies: 77
Views: 24220

Re: Q & A for Dana Andrews' Biographer

>> I like the way you put that. I feel less guilty now about hijacking this tread for a discussion on demons. But does anyone have a question on a less chilling topic while Mr. Rollyson is still with us? OK, I'll go for it. Dana Andrews replaced Henry Fonda on Broadway in "Two For the Seesaw" and as...
by clore
December 8th, 2012, 5:45 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A for Dana Andrews' Biographer, Carl Rollyson
Replies: 77
Views: 24220

Re: Q & A for Dana Andrews' Biographer

Mr. Rollyson, thank you for your earlier response. I noted with interest your comment that Dana Andrews would have loved to have gotten just about any role at Fox that had gone to Gregory Peck. I guess that despite his track record, with Peck's emergence and Tyrone Power and Victor Mature back from ...
by clore
December 8th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A for Dana Andrews' Biographer, Carl Rollyson
Replies: 77
Views: 24220

Thank you for being here

I've been a fan of Dana Andrews since the year 1965 where I saw him in six theatrical releases and discovered LAURA and BOOMERANG! on TV. I had seen him in other films earlier, but at that point I was a bit too young to be paying attention to anyone who wasn't SKY KING. Somewhere around here, I have...
by clore
October 27th, 2012, 8:19 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ayres: The Q & A with Lew Ayres' Biographer
Replies: 74
Views: 19531

Re: All About Ayres: The Q & A with Lew Ayres' Biographer

Thank you Moira - and thanks for the link too.