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by Ray Faiola
March 24th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Ben Johnson
Replies: 3479
Views: 276166

Re: Ben Johnson

I recently spotted Ben when I ran my print of THE NAUGHTY NINETIES (1945). He drives a barouche that brings Bud & Lou to a casino.
by Ray Faiola
August 10th, 2010, 7:17 am
Forum: Action and Adventure
Topic: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)
Replies: 5
Views: 2775

Re: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

Universal was very fond of this picture, too. In fact, they recycled a lot of footage and had Frank Puglia repeat his performance in the remake SWORD OF ALI BABA. But Gavin MacLeod was certainly no Kurt Katch!!
by Ray Faiola
August 10th, 2010, 7:15 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: BROTHERS IN THE SADDLE
Replies: 0
Views: 477

BROTHERS IN THE SADDLE

Just thought I'd post here that I'm looking for a 16mm print of RKO's BROTHERS IN THE SADDLE with Tim Holt and Steve Brodie. My print, unfortunately, has about 15 minutes that was removed by a tv station.
by Ray Faiola
August 10th, 2010, 7:13 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Silver River (1948)
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Silver River (1948)

My only problem with SILVER RIVER is the finish. It's very pat and a weak wind-up to a complicated story that had audiences invest nearly two hours of their time. But overall it's quite a good picture. And, of course, it's got a dynamite Steiner score.
by Ray Faiola
August 10th, 2010, 7:08 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: The Big Sky (1952)
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: The Big Sky (1952)

Warners' 35mm print of the 122 minute "narration" version was augmented (with narration-by-Hunnicutt replaced by original subtitles) by use of a 16mm print. I'm not sure why the sound was so poor on the inserts. I have a complete 140 minute print struck in 1952 and the sound is very dynami...
by Ray Faiola
October 11th, 2007, 12:12 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Delmer Daves
Replies: 31
Views: 5514

A SUMMER PLACE is one of our most popular soundtracks:

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It's available at:

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=3678

There are some links there to listen to a couple of tracks.

Ray Faiola
by Ray Faiola
August 27th, 2007, 11:24 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Annie Get Your Gun & other Western Musicals
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

One of my favorite musical westerns is RIDE 'EM COWBOY. Great score including "Give Me My Saddle", "Wake Up Jacob", "A-Tisket A-Tasket" sung by Ella Fitzgerald and the incredible "I'll Remember April" beautifully sung by Dick Foran and chorus. Originally recor...
by Ray Faiola
August 27th, 2007, 11:20 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Max Steiner's THE LETTER soundtrack now on CD
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Ray--is there any chance that The Searchers original soundtrack will ever get released on cd? Screen Archives and BYU released THE SEARCHERS several years ago. In fact, it was their first soundtrack release. It was after that project that I joined the team. THE SEARCHERS has been out of print for q...
by Ray Faiola
August 24th, 2007, 1:45 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Devil and Daniel Webster
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Thankfully the most recent DVD is complete and all 35mm. For many years, the only print available was the Astor Pictures 87 minute reissue. Then a VHS restoration was done where footage was inserted from a 16mm print. Unfortunately they filtered the soundtrack so severely that you couldn't understan...
by Ray Faiola
August 24th, 2007, 1:39 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Max Steiner's THE LETTER soundtrack now on CD
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Thanks Moraldo. I don't imagine that JEZEBEL would happen in the near future. We have FIGHTER SQUADRON waiting in the wings and then hopefully some 50's scores such as SO BIG and perhaps a westerns album. But there's quite a bit of JEZEBEL that survives so it is definitely on the list of candidates.
by Ray Faiola
August 23rd, 2007, 7:42 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Max Steiner's THE LETTER soundtrack now on CD
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Max Steiner's THE LETTER soundtrack now on CD

Just a quick note to let you know that the BYU / Chelsea Rialto Studios / Screen Archives production of Max Steiner's THE LETTER is now available through Screen Archives Entertainment. This exotic, evocative score is presented in comprehensive fashion, nearly complete, and is produced using composer...
by Ray Faiola
June 28th, 2007, 2:25 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Keeper of the Flame
Replies: 8
Views: 1777

This is one of several Tracy-Hepburns I own in 16mm. Not only do I like this film for what it is, I am astounded that it was made - and released - when it was. The type of shattering-the-feet-of-clay drama that this film represents was 20 years ahead of its time. More to the point, we were at war an...
by Ray Faiola
June 28th, 2007, 2:18 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Tomorrow is Forever
Replies: 13
Views: 2109

This is probably my favorite tear-jerker. Not that it's the best by any stretch; but it just has so many things that I love about it. First and foremost is Max Steiner's score. It is an incredible tapestry of themes and motifs, knitted together as only Maxie could do. There is a very unique choir ch...
by Ray Faiola
June 28th, 2007, 2:02 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Love Affair or An Affair to Remember?
Replies: 33
Views: 7172

Oh, Golly, LOVE AFFAIR takes the prize hands down. It is so simple and honest; and beautifully written and scored, both with a light hand. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER is much more of a soap opera (though I do love Friedhofer's score and his use of the Harry Warren title tune). Also, Maria Ouspenskaya adds...
by Ray Faiola
June 11th, 2007, 5:28 pm
Forum: Film Preservation
Topic: Film Composers
Replies: 10
Views: 3695

Well, Moira, I certainly appreciate the kudos. I've been doing soundtrack restoration for quite a few years now. If you go to my website you can listen to many excerpts from various scores. There's also a link to my Max Steiner Pages - a work-in-progress. The music to THE RAZOR'S EDGE is quite sensa...

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