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by phil noir
April 1st, 2008, 9:23 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tyrone Power
Replies: 30
Views: 5126

Warning: this film contains Edna May Oliver. For me, that's a recommendation ! Me too! I love Dame Edna!!! :mrgreen: Looks like I'm outnumbered! She's just a bit too aren't-I-so-loveable-beneath-my-tough-as-old-boots-exterior for my tastes, a bit too twinkly. Plus there was a scene in Second Fiddle...
by phil noir
April 1st, 2008, 6:30 am
Forum: Sci-fi and Horror
Topic: Curse/Night of the Demon
Replies: 14
Views: 4090

Thank you, Mr. Arkadin, for posting the youtube link. I'm a big fan of Kate Bush - what a great film! I remember that she directed the original video of Hounds of Love herself - glimpses of which are included in the Night of the Demon rejig - and I remember her saying at the time that she was inspir...
by phil noir
April 1st, 2008, 6:24 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tyrone Power
Replies: 30
Views: 5126

Just thought I'd resurrect this thread to say I've recently seen Tyrone Power in the Sonja Henie musical, Second Fiddle (1939). It's a kind of spoof of the search for Scarlett O'Hara. Power plays an unscrupulous Hollywood press agent trying to find an unknown to star in the film version of the natio...
by phil noir
April 1st, 2008, 6:15 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 421798

I know what you mean about The Ghoul, feaito. It's been years since I've seen it, but stiff and atmospheric just about sums up my memory of it. I've recently watched an early Frank Capra film, The Miracle Woman (1931). Barbara Stanwyck plays a minister's daughter who, disgusted by the hypocrisy of h...
by phil noir
March 28th, 2008, 2:46 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: jean arthur - any other fans?
Replies: 44
Views: 37238

Sorry, got the day wrong. It's in the early hours of Friday morning, i.e.: the 4th April.
by phil noir
March 28th, 2008, 9:28 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 421798

Thank you, Ann Harding.

That looks a fascinating book. I've added it to my wish list, and now I just need to think of some excuse to treat myself. I'm sure I'll come up with something...
by phil noir
March 28th, 2008, 7:23 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 421798

Thank you, Gagman. I've ordered The River, so I'm sure that'll whet my appetite for City Girl - and no doubt I'll be putting an order into vintagefilmbuff! I read somewhere that when The River was released in France as Woman with a Raven, it was very successful, and that Mary Duncan was the sensatio...
by phil noir
March 28th, 2008, 6:48 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: jean arthur - any other fans?
Replies: 44
Views: 37238

Count me as another fan of Jean Arthur! I think she is a marvellous comic actress, completely unique and quirky (and quirkiness I generally find hard to take, since so often it seems forced, a deliberate attempt to be adorable). I watched The More the Merrier again the other week, and really think i...
by phil noir
March 28th, 2008, 6:28 am
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: Gun Crazy (1950)
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Gun Crazy (1950)

Hello to you all Are there any fans of Gun Crazy here? I saw this film the other week, and thought it was absolutely fantastic. Great performances from Peggy Cummins and John Dall - whom I'd only previously seen in Night of the Demon and Rope respectively and hadn't been that impressed by - but here...
by phil noir
March 28th, 2008, 6:18 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 421798

As far as I know Lucky Star is going to be a complete version - and derives from the print found in the Netherlands archive. When I emailed the British Film Institute, I asked about the trilogy - Seventh Heaven, Lucky Star and Street Angel. They took ages to answer, and I'd given up hope, and when t...
by phil noir
March 27th, 2008, 9:33 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 421798

I cannot wait for Lucky Star to come out! Everything I've read about this film and all the stills I've seen from it make me sure I'll love it. http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m160/rocketeer67/luckystar.jpg Given that it's a Frank Borzage film, and that Charles Farrell returns from the war in a wh...
by phil noir
March 26th, 2008, 8:00 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 421798

Going back a few posts to where Ann Harding and feaito were discussing the lack of Frank Borzage on DVD, I got an email from the British Film Institute last month which said: SEVENTH HEAVEN and LUCKY STAR have finally made it into this year's schedule (probably for the autumn). We have been held up ...
by phil noir
March 20th, 2008, 6:27 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3710
Views: 421798

Hello to you all. I’ve been reading this Board for several weeks, and I thought I’d jump in. I’ve just seen Clara Bow’s last film, Hoop-La . Not as good as Call Her Savage , but still enjoyable (but then I don’t think I’ve ever not enjoyed a film with Clara in). I was surprised what a talented actor...