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by jamesjazzguitar
Yesterday, 7:39 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3253
Views: 170211

Re: I Just Watched...

I will put in a good word for Arty Tragg. I never got the impression that he loathed Perry and Paul. Naturally they were on opposite sides, but for the most part Tragg kept his cool. In some episodes he would come to Perry's office at the end and pass along something that had made Burger mad and al...
by jamesjazzguitar
Yesterday, 1:58 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3253
Views: 170211

Re: I Just Watched...

Does anyone recall Ben's closing comments after Guys and Dolls. I saw the intro but only watched the first half of the film. In Ben's intro he appeared to imply Sinatra was fine with Brando getting the role and top billing in this musical even with his limited musical talent, but he would explain mo...
by jamesjazzguitar
Yesterday, 12:36 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3253
Views: 170211

Re: I Just Watched...

To discuss something more interesting: Last night I watched the first half of The Iceman Cometh . This is from the American Film Theater project that filmed eight plays with various stars in them. Whatever complaints I could make about the play--such as that the Brit and the Boer are too Boer-ing--...
by jamesjazzguitar
Yesterday, 9:29 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: I Just Watched...
Replies: 3253
Views: 170211

Re: I Just Watched...

I just Watched a thread go downhill.
by jamesjazzguitar
April 18th, 2024, 4:39 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: MUSINGS, PONDERINGS, RUMINATIONS AND FANCIES
Replies: 2531
Views: 121682

Re: MUSINGS, PONDERINGS, RUMINATIONS AND FANCIES

Maxwell Caufield must have enjoyed removing his clothes. On the DVD set for Dynasty II: The Colbys, he admitted in an interview (filmed in 2016) included as a bonus on the set that the producers of the upcoming show were told to go see him in a play to see if he was right for the show, and it was s...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 17th, 2024, 1:22 pm
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

Thanks to James for the reference, I was not aware of The Gun Runners either. Has been on TCM a few times before, last in 2015, not on Noir Alley (yet). This week on Noir Alley is the third-time! showing of the Lawrence Tierney - Claire Trevor film Born to Kill (1947). No doubt you've seen it. Yea,...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 17th, 2024, 10:38 am
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

Yes, THE BREAKING POINT is well done, but I don't have any need to see it multiple times. Whereas Howard Hawks's earlier, less faithful adaptation of the Hemingway novel --- TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT ---- is a movie that I can watch again and again. Bogie and Bacall were more interesting than Garfield a...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 16th, 2024, 10:05 am
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

I thought it was rather funny that Hawks took the "worst" Hemingway novel to make into a film and then made a number of changes and then when it was remade in 1950 they stayed close to the "worst" Hemingway novel. I've seen it a number of times before. It's very well done with a...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 15th, 2024, 1:39 pm
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

Did anyone else catch the Eddie Muller/Robert Osborne intro to The Breaking Point ? Couldn't stop watching the whole film again. YES. I wasn't going to watch the film but decided to watch it anyway. (I've seen it thanks to TCM 3 or 4 times). It's such a downer, but so well done. That ending on the ...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 13th, 2024, 12:23 pm
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

The Guilty (1947) A low budget wonderful noir from Monogram Studios, with a well-earned surprise ending. Bonita Granville plays twins, one of whom is a femme fatale. Granville’s petulant persona from her past films morphs into an effective seductress, easily manipulating WWII vets Don Castle and Wa...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 11th, 2024, 12:32 pm
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

The Breaking Point (1950) is a fine film and one of John Garfield's best. A truer telling of To Have and Have Not, directed by Michael Curtiz. It has two very different female characters as played by Phyllis Thaxter and Patricia Neal. Thaxter always gives a good performance, and this is one of her b...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 10th, 2024, 6:27 pm
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

Coleman quit the movies about the same time her twin daughters became teenagers. Maybe that had something to do with it. I do recall her as the 3rd sister in WB's Devotion with Lupino and DeHavilland getting the vast amount of attention in the film (since they were the more famous Bonte sisters). W...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 10th, 2024, 11:48 am
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

Nancy Coleman started out in some A pictures in the early 40s but by this time she was already at Monogram level. She had a short move career for some reason. Coleman quit the movies about the same time her twin daughters became teenagers. Maybe that had something to do with it. I do recall her as ...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 4th, 2024, 6:55 pm
Forum: Noir Alley
Topic: Noir Alley
Replies: 1194
Views: 82474

Re: Noir Alley

What's on Noir Alley this wknd? Is it new? This weekend it's Violence (1947) - new for Noir Alley but has been shown on TCM a few times before. I must say that the film is not very highly reviewed: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039960/ Eddie seemed to be warning us last weekend when he said not to ...
by jamesjazzguitar
April 4th, 2024, 6:48 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Films that made you cry
Replies: 50
Views: 10545

Re: Films that made you cry

I seldom cry over sad endings. My tears seem to more easily flow while watching a hopeful or uplifting ending. Cases in point: 'The Best Years of Our Lives' (...during this one, there are at least five or six scenes in it that get me misty-eyed...probably why it's been my favorite all-time movie fo...