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by melwalton
May 6th, 2009, 1:16 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ,The Best Character Actors?
Replies: 93
Views: 43254

Re: ,The Best Character Actors?

Hi, ROHAN
I would say that Arnold was a charactor actor, he played Jim Brady .
Anyway he was a grade A actor. ... mel
by melwalton
May 6th, 2009, 12:49 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Bit Players We Love
Replies: 29
Views: 2673

Re: Bit Players We Love

MOIRA
I agree, it's a dream topic.
I always look for CHARLES LANE, he made so many appearances. ... mel
by melwalton
May 6th, 2009, 12:37 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ,The Best Character Actors?
Replies: 93
Views: 43254

Re: ,The Best Character Actors?

Great topic, Hollis, some great choices too.
I'd like to add:
Edward Arnold
Edward Brophy
Alan Jenkins
Jean Hagen
Irene Handl
Terry - Thomas
Dennis Price
Joan Simms
by melwalton
April 6th, 2009, 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: At Random
Replies: 225
Views: 46748

Re: At Random

Hi, HOLLIS.
I think you're giving Hearst too much credit. SINGLEHANDIDLY??? Teddy helped somewhat. And Teddy was one of our five top presidents.
Don't pick up BURRESS, HE'S TROUBLE ... MEL
by melwalton
April 6th, 2009, 10:34 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Cover Girl
Replies: 72
Views: 40344

Re: Cover Girl

MORALDO In re: power of a song, I've watched some 90 minute movies that I didn't like just to hear / see one song or dance. I've seen IN OLD CHICAGO several times A movie I thought boring but I liked the song, I'LL NEVER LET YOU CRY . Others where one scene was the whole movie for me: the BOJANGLES ...
by melwalton
April 6th, 2009, 9:39 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Starlift (1951)
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: Starlift (1951)

Hi, MOIRA Your post about Doris Day put me in mind of a previous Hollywood policy. When an actor made a big splash, He / she was put in a series of less artistic parts wsith hackneyed stories. to cash in. ( don't make it good, make it Tuesday ) Off hand Grace Moore ( ONE NIGHT OF LOVE ) and John Gar...
by melwalton
April 6th, 2009, 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: At Random
Replies: 225
Views: 46748

Re: At Random

Thanks, JUDY.
I never paid much attention when I lived there but the recent posts here made me curious. ... mel
by melwalton
April 4th, 2009, 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: At Random
Replies: 225
Views: 46748

Re: At Random

Question, JUDY?? My spotty memory tells me that in Manhattan, the city blocks running east _ west are noticeably longer than thuse running north _ south. Am I wrong? I never bothered much with maps and it's been a long time. Of course, out of towners know more about NYC than the people who live ther...
by melwalton
March 30th, 2009, 10:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 485818

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

LI'L ABNER. It's very difficult( impossible?) to transfer a comic strip to the screen, unless music is added. Norman Panama and Melvin Frank did and came up with a winner. Some good songs (Johnny Mercer / Gene de Paul), grade A choreography ( Michael Kidd / Dee Dee Wood), and some terrific dancing. ...
by melwalton
March 28th, 2009, 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inching Into the 21st Century
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Inching Into the 21st Century

Hi. Nancy.
Thanks for the nice welcome. I've had computer trouble. its ok, now ..time being. There's a nice man here who fixes it for free. He's a genius. Me? I can turn it on and off when I remember. .... mel
by melwalton
March 26th, 2009, 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inching Into the 21st Century
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: Inching Into the 21st Century

I have a COMPAQ ... windows XP which I dislike. A relative with experience says DELL is the best. .... mel
by melwalton
March 13th, 2009, 9:05 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: GARBO!
Replies: 135
Views: 21356

Re: GARBO!

The posts about Garbo sound like a pressagents' convention. A while back, I said some nice things about Julie Harris ... mild, I didn't use words like goddess or divine and boy, did I get pounded. I enjoyed the contraversy, it was fun. Now, there's all this praise for Garbo and not a word of disagre...
by melwalton
March 12th, 2009, 8:37 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Showboat 1936-1951, which is best.
Replies: 52
Views: 31034

Re: Showboat 1936-1951, which is best.

Hi, Stu mY MEMORY SAYS toss up. With me it's the songs and how they're done. Each one had a bevy of good singers, Dunne, Grayson, Jones, Keel. Robeson, Warrick etc. I take it, Gardner was dubbed. Morgan was very popular at one time but I don't regard her as a great singer, not like Ginny Simms for e...
by melwalton
March 12th, 2009, 8:02 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Busby Berkeley
Replies: 14
Views: 2717

Re: Busby Berkeley

In a movie called INTERNATIONAL HOUSE ( Paramount c. 1932) they used that one with the camera going under the chorines legs. I don't know who did the choreography I've forgotten the song. Possably SHE WAS A CHINA TEACUP AND HE WAS JUST A MUG It was very daring and censorable. Berkeley did some numbe...
by melwalton
March 11th, 2009, 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sailor walks into a bar . . .
Replies: 879
Views: 104262

Re: Sailor walks into a bar . . .

While back, at Christmas time, a local reporter??, Comic??? would talk about a beer called OLD FROTHINGSLOSH. I think it was just a comic name like W.C. Fields or Groucho Marx made up. Maybe someone from western PA could supply some info . ... mel HEAVEN IS A PLACE WHERE THERE IS AN UNLIMITED SUPPLY...

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