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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby RedRiver » October 13th, 2013, 2:01 pm

You'd think my time in Chicago, where the midnight show, CO-ED PRISON SLUTS ran for years, would have primed my interest for that type of melodrama! Looks like I have some homework to do!

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby JackFavell » October 13th, 2013, 5:38 pm

It's a great movie, red! Not at all what I expected it to be and Betty Garde is just fantastic. My favorite character, out of a BUNCH of great characters.

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby CineMaven » October 13th, 2013, 10:03 pm

RedRiver wrote:Well...I have to admit, I don't meet many Betty Garde fans! Come to think of it, I'd never heard of her until this week! A neighbor, and classic movie fan, shared his interest with me. So I add this comment, not from my own fondness for the lady, but in honor of my friend's rather obscure affection... I'm glad she has at least one loyal fan!


Count me in as another fan of Betty Garde. Admittedly I haven't seen her in a lot, but she has a presence I like.

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Red, get yourself a copy of "CAGED" and check it out asap. C'mon. Step up your game from Svengoolie.
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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby clore » October 14th, 2013, 2:07 am

Wow - funny that this is the first thread that I opened just five minutes after seeing Betty Garde on an episode of MR LUCKY along with Berry Kroeger and Ted De Corsia.

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby CineMaven » October 14th, 2013, 8:17 am

The Silver Screen Oasis. A strange and curious case of Kismet. :shock:
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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby RedRiver » October 14th, 2013, 7:39 pm

I wonder if Netflix has CAGED. I let my membership expire, but I could re-join just for that! Isn't there another women's prison film we've discussed? Which is the favorite among our ranks?

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby JackFavell » October 15th, 2013, 7:19 am

Caged is definitely my favorite and ny best, with Hold Your Man as a runner up.

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby rerun » November 11th, 2013, 5:44 pm

George Zucco
Avatar: John Cantarini (Martha's husband) on future world record holder Crazy Kid. He won six in a row
on him.

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby Lomm » November 11th, 2013, 8:12 pm

RedRiver wrote:I wonder if Netflix has CAGED. I let my membership expire, but I could re-join just for that! Isn't there another women's prison film we've discussed? Which is the favorite among our ranks?

They don't; it's got "save" next to it, which from my experience when it come to classic films at Netflix means "forget it buddy, you'll never see it here".

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby JackFavell » November 12th, 2013, 9:14 am

Ha! that's about the size of it, Lomm. :D


My favorite George Zucco role is in Lured. Of course, he's a great Moriarty to Basil Rathbone's Holmes... and I like him very much as Trist in Captain Fury. But when you mention his name, the first image of him that comes to my mind is this one from After the Thin Man, where he plays the fixated doctor, who looks quite mad:

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby ChiO » November 12th, 2013, 9:26 am

Those are the movies I associated him with until I saw THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL (Stuart Heisler 1941).

But, then, I'm such a sucker for Mad Scientists transplanting human brains into gorillas.
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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby RedRiver » November 12th, 2013, 1:40 pm

I think that's how most Punk bands are formed!

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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby JackFavell » November 12th, 2013, 3:26 pm

Ha! That's funny, Red!

I knew there was a reason I needed to see that movie, aside from the fact that Joseph Calleia was in it!

The Monster and the Girl:
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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby CineMaven » November 15th, 2013, 12:57 pm

Wendy, didn't you tell me you saw a movie the other day that had a plethora of character actors in it? I'm trying to think...is it with Ginger Rogers?
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Re: Your favorite character actors

Postby JackFavell » November 15th, 2013, 3:53 pm

Yesterday I saw Professional Sweetheart, Maven, if that's what you mean. It was wonderful - Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins, Edgar Kennedy, Zasu Pitts, Gregory Ratoff, Theresa Harris, Sterling Holloway, Franklin Pangborn and Lucien Littlefield! Heaven for those of us who like the supporting players best. Oh and Ginger Rogers and Norman Foster were the stars.


I've been spotting Charles Jordan lately - at least I think that's his name. I can't find or post a photo right now due to some computer problems I've been having... but I know you know him. Bald head with a little white hair visible above the ears, receding chin with large teeth, skinny and nervous. He played the bartender today in Dead Reckoning, the one who blanched visibly at the mention of Bogie's army buddy, but then warmed up to Bogie and was going to meet him later to give him info on his friend. Of course, later never came. He's in tons of films, westerns, noirs, right through the 30's, 40's and 50's. Wish I could give a better description or even look up some of his other movies, but I seem to only be able to get through to the SSO right now. Thank goodness!


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