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Re: Me-TV

Postby movieman1957 » April 1st, 2014, 7:39 am

Timing is everything. I'll have to remember to catch it or record it.
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Postby RedRiver » April 1st, 2014, 12:41 pm

Is that the one where he's a blind lawyer? At the time, that reminded me of Daredevil!

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Postby movieman1957 » April 1st, 2014, 2:01 pm

Yes. That is it. Kind of a "remake" of "23 Paces to Baker Street."
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Postby moira finnie » April 3rd, 2014, 8:43 am

Thanks for the heads up about Longstreet.

I wish that Me-TV would show Mr. Novak, which was an interesting early '60s show with James Franciscus as a high school teacher. While they look like artifacts from a lost civilization in some ways now, the program was pretty well written and decently acted. There are some episodes of this show on youtube. Here's one below. I think you'll be amused by some of the familiar people you see here (btw, I have no idea who Charles Briles is, but that actor seems to be what prompted the poster to place this online):
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz9nwcO3u-E[/youtube]
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Postby MissGoddess » April 3rd, 2014, 8:55 am

Thank you, Moira! i haven't seen too many tv shows about teachers (that held my interest, anyway), so I will check this out. Never even heard of it.

While they look like artifacts from a lost civilization in some ways now


I'm laughing!!! That is great. That basically describes classic TV & movies.
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Postby Rita Hayworth » April 3rd, 2014, 9:08 am

I remembered Mr. Novak really well ... it's one of the better shows in the 60's ... :)

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Postby MissGoddess » April 3rd, 2014, 9:17 am

Rita Hayworth wrote:I remembered Mr. Novak really well ... it's one of the better shows in the 60's ... :)


good to know, Erik! i have added to my "watch" queue at YouTube. :D
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Postby RedRiver » April 3rd, 2014, 12:08 pm

Surprisingly, I never watched MR. NOVAK. I like stories about school. But that one eluded my young eyes. There was probably a western on another channel!

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Postby moira finnie » April 4th, 2014, 9:15 am

MissGoddess wrote:Thank you, Moira! i haven't seen too many tv shows about teachers (that held my interest, anyway), so I will check this out. Never even heard of it.

While they look like artifacts from a lost civilization in some ways now


I'm laughing!!! That is great. That basically describes classic TV & movies.



I think that Mr. Novak was scheduled opposite the very popular Jackie Gleason Show so it never really could compete at the time, though I had the impression that it was popular among some people (at least with my older teenage sister). I wasn't allowed to watch this one (too adult!) but it used to be in reruns occasionally and I was intrigued (and James Franciscus was not hard on the eyes, even to my youthful tomboy eyes). It wasn't exactly The Blackboard Jungle since it seemed to take place in a middle class California suburb, but it did address some eternal issues of the human experience and concerns of the day in a fairly intelligent way with some interesting stories.
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Postby Rita Hayworth » April 4th, 2014, 10:11 am

You are right Moira - it was scheduled opposite of the The Jackie Gleason Show and I remembered that quite well and I just wanted to point out that my family at that time - My Parents often go to a friend's house to watch the Jackie Gleason Show while me and my three older brothers watched Mr. Novak.

Sometimes, we even watched the Jackie Gleason Show and skip Mr. Novak instead. It's was painful to say that the Jackie Gleason Show literally killed Mr. Novak and I for one loved that show because it was an excellent cast and I wanted to see this show goes to a third season on NBC and my favorite characters on that show was Dean Jagger who played the Principal for most of the time that the show on the air and of course the star of the show James Francisus who charm and gentle voice made the show believable for us at the time the show was on the air.

Now, its has numerous episodes on You Tube and I will be venturing there for good ole time sake and told my older brothers about this and they were delighted to see that someone in You Tube Land took the time to post these wonderful shows. One thing that I liked about this show - is the different cast every time and that alone made this show unique and different back then.

That's why I loved Mr. Novak.

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Postby moira finnie » April 15th, 2014, 10:48 am

I thought that those of us who relish Alfred Hitchcock Presents would enjoy knowing about this story from today's LA Times. Norman Lloyd at almost 100, is being celebrated with a retrospective of his work at UCLA. Hope some members can attend. Please click on the image below to see the full story:

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Re: Me-TV

Postby RedRiver » April 15th, 2014, 11:48 am

Every time I see The Statue of Liberty, I think of this man!

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Postby MissGoddess » April 15th, 2014, 12:24 pm

Norman Lloyd has been at the Film Forum here in NYC a couple of times and I have been unable to go. :( I am glad he is still able to get out and talk about his incredible career. A well deserved tribute.
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Postby Rita Hayworth » April 15th, 2014, 2:53 pm

Norman Lloyd a true pioneer ... and had a very distinguished career as an actor, producer, and director and not that many individuals can say that. :)

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Re: Me-TV

Postby RedRiver » April 16th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Surprisingly, I first became aware of hm as the ailing Dr. Auschlander on ST. ELSEWHERE. When I later saw SABOTEUR, I recognized him halfway through the movie.


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