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by RedRiver
August 1st, 2011, 3:34 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Ruthless (1948)
Replies: 26
Views: 4924

Re: Ruthless (1948)

If there's anybody LESS like a lumberjack than the Monty Python gang, it's George Sanders! "Transparent Man" sounds like a blast! There's a Lon Chaney, Jr film I like called THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN. It's not as bad as it sounds. I picked it up at a truck stop!
by RedRiver
July 31st, 2011, 4:39 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
Replies: 14
Views: 3607

Re: The Damned Don't Cry (1950)

I came across this movie in a one horse town in Kentucky. Literally. The horse was tied up outside the store! A rack of five dollar videos. Teen comedies. Car movies. Zombies who rip your head off. And out of nowhere, JOAN! I like this "minor" Crawford film. It's not MILDRED PIERCE. Not QU...
by RedRiver
July 31st, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: INHERIT THE WIND
Replies: 21
Views: 4140

Re: INHERIT THE WIND

If pressed to name THE BEST ACTOR in movies, it would be hard beat Spencer Tracy. He simply delved deeper, came up with more, than almost anybody else. Consistently. His work in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, THE LAST HURRAH and JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG is inspired. Likewise WOMAN OF THE YEAR, PAT AND M...
by RedRiver
July 31st, 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Worthy of a Knighthood and a Damehood
Replies: 10
Views: 1686

Re: Worthy of a Knighthood and a Damehood

I could use a dame for a night. Does that count?
by RedRiver
July 31st, 2011, 3:41 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Celia Johnson, a great Dame
Replies: 16
Views: 1756

Re: Celia Johnson, a great Dame

This is like falling in love with somebody you hardly know. I may have seen Ms. Johnson in three movies. But she's so good I can't take my eyes off her. She climbs inside a characer and brings it to life, the way only the very best actors do. THIS HAPPY BREED, IN WHICH WE SERVE, BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Tha...
by RedRiver
July 31st, 2011, 3:34 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: James Mason
Replies: 56
Views: 5804

Re: James Mason

THE VOICE! That's the first thing I think of when I think of Mason. Can you do a British accent without doing Mason? I've known people who can't do impressions at all. (They think they can, but they can't!) But they all nail Mason! This wonderful, sophisticated man brings credibility to fantasy (JOU...
by RedRiver
July 31st, 2011, 3:00 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Hemingway on Film
Replies: 11
Views: 2186

Re: Hemingway on Film

I like fake fish. Ever been to Long John Silver's?
by RedRiver
July 30th, 2011, 4:22 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Shepherd Of The Hills
Replies: 14
Views: 2767

Re: Shepherd Of The Hills

There's much to like about this movie. It's thoughtful, beautifully shot, and different. An unusual role for John Wayne, an actor who, even in relative youth, didn't shy away from them. A story of strong people in rugged country. When I think of the great outdoor movies, this film doesn't immediatel...
by RedRiver
July 30th, 2011, 3:39 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: 1939's Of Mice and Men
Replies: 10
Views: 2336

Re: 1939's Of Mice and Men

Love this movie. Love this book. Chaney is not my favorite actor. But he's so good in this it's remarkable. (In fact, I seem to be remarking on it!) Everybody is good in it. At least good enough to serve the story and not be a distraction. I recently watched the movie after not seeing it for many ye...
by RedRiver
July 30th, 2011, 3:23 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: The Next Voice You Hear
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: The Next Voice You Hear

I can't help but like this little movie. It's silly and preachy. But the whole small town, close family, tunnel vision atmosphere appeals to me. It IS a lot like 1950's TV. It's like 1950's society; maybe not the real one, but the one we see fictionalized. It's short, guided and to the point. Family...
by RedRiver
July 30th, 2011, 3:06 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: Hemingway on Film
Replies: 11
Views: 2186

Re: Hemingway on Film

Almost everybody I know likes Papa's writing. It doesn't do much for me. Always seems like he writes philosophy more than fiction. As for the movies, Siodmak's THE KILLERS is our big winner. The later filming is good also. But the rough, blunt, black and white telling gives the story exactly what it...
by RedRiver
July 30th, 2011, 12:41 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Ruthless (1948)
Replies: 26
Views: 4924

Re: Ruthless (1948)

Your comments really make me want to see this movie! I haven't seen much of Ulmer's work. (I'm not sure there IS much of it!) RUTHLESS sounds like a great next step.
by RedRiver
July 29th, 2011, 6:45 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Raoul Walsh
Replies: 233
Views: 25362

Re: Raoul Walsh

My name is Bond. Hamish Bond. I am one of those who gives more credit to other filmmakers than to the talented Walsh. But when he was hot, he was on fire. I must reiterate the examples in the original post. WHITE HEAT is one of the great action films of all time. So many scenes are unforgettable. HI...
by RedRiver
July 29th, 2011, 12:12 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: CORNELL WOOLRICH : King of Noir
Replies: 178
Views: 29001

Re: CORNELL WOOLRICH : King of Noir

That reminds me. FRIGHT was originally published under the name George Hopley. That's one I hadn't heard before!
by RedRiver
July 29th, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: CORNELL WOOLRICH : King of Noir
Replies: 178
Views: 29001

Re: CORNELL WOOLRICH : King of Noir

I hope it's OK to revive this old thread. I've just joined the board! As for the books, I like RENDEZVOUS IN BLACK better than BRIDE WORE BLACK. The plot and the format are almost exactly the same. But I find "Rendezvous" a little more entertaining. A few years ago, the Hard Case paperback...

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