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SHACK OUT ON 101 (1955) TCM Fri 3/13

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Re: SHACK OUT ON 101 (1955) TCM Fri 3/13

Postby CineMaven » October 10th, 2009, 9:47 pm

Hi there Folks.

With permission from dual citizen Bronxgirl who posts here and over at TCM City...she put out this funny review of Shack Out On 101". I thought it was spirited and funny and sounded like something Criswell would say during a trailer. Hope you enjoy...and thank you for allowing me to re-print this Bronxgirl.

"I just caught this for the first time tonight and I now think I'm in LOVE, lol! Could this be one of the greatest American movies ever made? Is it an intelligent, self-aware satire of B-movie anti-Communist propaganda? An Ed Wood-ish treatise on the American dream turned nightmare amidst existential dread? Or both? But how could that be? Is this Lee Marvin's greatest performance?

Oh, the humanity! See: Terry Moore's breasts swelling with the incoming tide, in the opening sequence! Keenan Wynn and Lee Marvin comparing body parts! Civil Service exams as foreplay! Shells! Clams! Exploding neon fish! Poultry truckers (one of whom is none other than Donald Murphy of
'FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER") with suspiciously soft hands! Timepieces inside hamburgers! Short order cooks who may not be what they seem! Snorkeling equipment! Nuclear secrets! Federal agents!

Whit Bissell!"


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Re: SHACK OUT ON 101 (1955) TCM Fri 3/13

Postby Bronxgirl48 » October 11th, 2009, 7:03 pm

Oh, you're more than welcome, Maven. I didn't know Dewey had a thread on it. I definitely need to post more here at SSO and I'm grateful you put my comments out here from TCM City.

Now that you mention it, Ralph Meeker would have been a more exciting, "edgier" choice than Frank Lovejoy, who as you know I've developed a strange attraction to. (it could be his stolid, gruff, square -- in more ways than one -- demeanor; and guess what? I found out he's from the Bronx!)

Since my first introduction to Terry Moore was as Mr. Joseph Young's
sweet little human Jill, I was surprised to see her as a sexpot in COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA. and from then on I continued to view her in that light. She doesn't disappoint in SHACK, ha!

Donald Murphy is just as weird to me in his "poultry trucker" role here as he is in FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER as the sexually frustrated and generally bonkers Dr. Oliver Frank.

My Uncle Harry from Brooklyn has always reminded me of Keenan Wynn.

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Re: SHACK OUT ON 101 (1955) TCM Fri 3/13

Postby CineMaven » October 12th, 2009, 2:51 pm

Hello Bronxie...glad to see you here.

I saw about five minutes of "Peyton Place" and there was Terry Moore entering the kids' party as Betty. She looked like a hot bowl of trouble in her RED dress.

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Re: SHACK OUT ON 101 (1955) TCM Fri 3/13

Postby JackFavell » October 12th, 2009, 9:05 pm

I love Peyton Place.

And as odd as it may seem, I actually think Terry Moore is one of the best things about that movie. I really don't like her, but in PP, she is just great - such a sexpot, but with depth.


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