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Re: Greetings and solicitations!

Postby moira finnie » July 7th, 2013, 10:35 am

Welcome, Masha! It's great to have new people. I hope you'll continue to post about what interests you in classic films (Love Jewel Robbery too!). Thanks for joining.
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Re: Greetings and solicitations!

Postby knitwit45 » July 7th, 2013, 10:48 pm

Hi, Masha!

Won't you tell us a little bit about yourself? :D For instance, who is the lovely lady in your avatar? I just watched the clip from youtube that you posted in the silents thread, is that Russian? Absolutely charming, I'm sure little Masha is quite popular.

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Re: Greetings and solicitations!

Postby Nick » August 18th, 2013, 5:27 pm

Welcome, Masha. I'm also new here at this forum. I'm 21 years old from Sweden. Cya :)

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Re: Greetings and solicitations!

Postby feaito » September 4th, 2013, 5:10 pm

Masha wrote:My greatest preference in movies is crime-comedies of the 1930s and 1940s.


Masha, I wonder if you have seen the 1938 screwball-comedy blended with mystery-crime: "The Mad Miss Manton" with Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, which has been one of the biggest dicoveries I've made, because it has a kind of lackluster review on Maltin's TV Guide. It's a complete delight and Stanwyck is simply suberb as a daffy-silly heiress (an unusual role for her).
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Re: Greetings and solicitations!

Postby feaito » September 7th, 2013, 9:43 pm

I'm gñad to read this Masha. I must revisit this film soon. It's a knockout.

As for TV Movies Guides, my favorite author is th late Steven H. Scheuer, who was English. The late Roger Ebert, Robert Osborne, Rudy Behlmer are all movie historians I like to watch and listen to, but not so much Maltin. He's pretty famous and well known, but there's something weird and fake about him; it's an intuitive feeling, can't explain it. I do not dislike him much as you, but there's something in his smile and his general approach that I don't like. The total opposite of what happens to me when I listen to Bob Osborne.
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Re: Greetings and solicitations!

Postby Nick » September 11th, 2013, 1:58 pm

Masha wrote:
Nick wrote:Welcome, Masha. I'm also new here at this forum. I'm 21 years old from Sweden. Cya :)


I thank you for your kind greeting. I am sorry that I did not see your post before this time and I hope that you are not offended that I did not reply in a timely manner. I am three times your age but I believe we will find much in common in our love for classic movies. :)

Nah, I don't get offended easily, Masha. ;)

Regarding age, I think I'm the youngest member of this site. So I'll have to act more mature here than I do elsewhere. :D

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Re: Greetings and solicitations!

Postby RedRiver » September 11th, 2013, 2:54 pm

I'll have to act more mature here than I do elsewhere

Why? I don't!

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Re: Greetings and solicitations!

Postby Lucky Vassall » February 18th, 2014, 2:18 am

Hi Masha. Just caught up with your introduction. Only been here a month myself, but I can see why you're enjoying your experience.

Comic-crime moves are favorites of mine as well. If you haven't caught up with them yet, may I suggest either of the two versions of the Damon Runyon story, A Slight Case of Murder (1938), starring Edward G. Robinson, and the 1952 remake starring Broderick Crawford entitled, Stop You’re Killing Me Also, The Gazabo (1959), a Glenn Ford/Debbie Reynolds farce with a brilliant turn by John orMcGiver.

The Edward G. Robinson film is especially good, and right in the time-frame you like best. He really demonstrates that he could just as easily have become a major comic actor. The cast includes a young man, Bobby Jordan, who was one of the original "Dead End Kids."

Also in the cast are four dead guys in the closet!
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