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by Ayres
April 18th, 2007, 1:54 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Asphalt Jungle
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

by Ayres
April 18th, 2007, 10:19 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Ill Used Ladies of the Films
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

I think that Joan Leslie hit the jackpot in her career. Co-starring opposite James Cagney in "Yankee Doodle Dandy", Gary Cooper in "Sergeant York", Bogart in "High Sierra", Henry Fonda in "The Male Animal", Ida Lupino in "The Hard Way", Fred Astaire in "The Sky's the Limit", etc. You're absolutely ...
by Ayres
April 17th, 2007, 1:20 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Ill Used Ladies of the Films
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

I've never felt that Warner Brothers employed Joan Leslie up to her potential. In addition to being a good dancer and pretty good singer, she was very good at subtle acting, but many of the roles she got after proving that were in silly offerings like Janie Gets Married. (Although I have to admit th...
by Ayres
April 17th, 2007, 1:05 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Pew Survey
Replies: 24
Views: 5692

It is my husband's contention that the tone of these "shouting commentators" is leading to a general breakdown of civility and the kind of interactions we are so weary of reading on the original TCM discussion forum.
by Ayres
April 17th, 2007, 10:36 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Stingaree" or "Stinkaray"?
Replies: 17
Views: 5634

Re: wilkommen.....

bobhopefan1940 wrote:Wow, this site is so friendly... I think that is my third welcome since I joined a few hours ago :D Thank you!
Let me add my welcome, Danny! Great to see you here!

Christine ("Ayres")
by Ayres
April 16th, 2007, 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Best U.S President
Replies: 12
Views: 2856

Someone who will pass legislation for enough gun control to make events like today's far less likely.
by Ayres
April 16th, 2007, 2:39 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Alice Faye
Replies: 42
Views: 12133

Re: Alice Faye

Now seems almost forgotten. I hope that she isn't ( forgotten ) on this forum ! :cry: When I was a teen one of our public TV stations in Atlanta frequently showed old Fox musicals, and I got to see loads of Don Ameche, Sonja Henie, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Cesar Romero, Betty Grable flicks. Of a...
by Ayres
April 16th, 2007, 8:39 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Penguin Pool Murder
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

Penguin Pool Murder

(Possible Spoilers) This doesn't exactly come under the romantic comedy heading, but I wondered if anyone could answer this. Last night my husband and I watched Penguin Pool Murder and enjoyed the repartee between Edna May Oliver and James Gleason (I just love him!) We were startled by the fact that...
by Ayres
April 15th, 2007, 3:10 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Irene Dunne
Replies: 15
Views: 20711

She's so wonderful in The Awful Truth and My Favorite Wife. I love that sort of clenched-teeth giggle that she gives when she's up to mischief! One of the sexy comediennes--who tend to be my favorite kind.
by Ayres
April 15th, 2007, 2:56 pm
Forum: The Essentials
Topic: That Touch of Mink--*why?*
Replies: 23
Views: 23146

I'm in complete agreement--I think The Thrill of it All is a far superior movie. I love Arlene Francis and Edward Andrews in that, too. And I have to say, Osborne and Fisher don't seem terribly prepared to talk about the movies they are chatting about. Sometimes it even seems like the somewhat madde...