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Re: Alan Ladd

Postby moira finnie » October 19th, 2012, 6:54 am

I believe that you are thinking of Calcutta (1947), Miss G. I haven't seen that one either. I thought that I saw it on youtube awhile ago but either I'm forgetting where or it was deleted recently. I'll keep hunting of it and let you know if I find it. I like Gail Russell very much too. She's one of those actresses you always want to protect.

Here's the Mitchell Leisen movie I bad-mouthed above. Someone just posted this on youtube. Maybe I was just in a bad mood the day I saw it. See what you guys think:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTUMNid1yRw&list=PLA0C2841A93F078EA&feature=g-all-a[/youtube]
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Re: Alan Ladd

Postby RedRiver » October 19th, 2012, 1:53 pm

Gail Russell is an actress I don't see much of. A couple of John Wayne films. THE UNINVITED. She was lovely and gentle. As Moira said, you want to hold her hand. Why have I not see more of this lady?

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Re: Alan Ladd

Postby moira finnie » December 8th, 2012, 12:07 pm

Alan Ladd fans, take heart! David Ladd, one of the actor's children (and a mover and shaker in Hollywood today) is interviewed by Alan K. Rode about the forgotten gem, The Great Gatsby (1949) and his family history:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWq6LISw9pQ[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5_0Tx8eyr4[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_dakge-h08[/youtube]


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Re: Alan Ladd

Postby RedRiver » December 8th, 2012, 6:14 pm

I was looking at discount videos today. Almost fell down when I came across THE IRON MISTRESS! I haven't seen hide nor hair of that Alan Ladd adventure in fifty years. This turned out to be a different movie. Martial arts, not Bowie knives. Ladd plays Jim Bowie in the other one, a Gordon Douglas film I enjoyed as a child. I would have bought that video simply to be the only person in the world who had it. Or had even heard of it!

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Re: Alan Ladd

Postby moira finnie » December 9th, 2012, 10:43 am

RedRiver wrote:I was looking at discount videos today. Almost fell down when I came across THE IRON MISTRESS! I haven't seen hide nor hair of that Alan Ladd adventure in fifty years. This turned out to be a different movie. Martial arts, not Bowie knives. Ladd plays Jim Bowie in the other one, a Gordon Douglas film I enjoyed as a child. I would have bought that video simply to be the only person in the world who had it. Or had even heard of it!

I love the duel in the dark in that movie--but I always yell at the screen for Jim Bowie (Alan Ladd) to smarten up and quit chasing that flashy baggage, Virginia Mayo! This movie is great fun. Glad to know it is around on video at all. Btw, this movie has popped up on the Encore Western and TCM schedules a few times too.
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Re: Alan Ladd

Postby RedRiver » December 9th, 2012, 3:57 pm

Glad to know it is around on video at all

It may not be. I was looking at something else. When I was literally a toddler, just no bigger than a 12 inch black and white TV, we watched THE ADVENTURES OF JIM BOWIE on TV! That actually is on DVD. I haven't purchased it, but I've seen it in The Dollar Store.

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Re: Alan Ladd

Postby moira finnie » December 9th, 2012, 5:37 pm

RedRiver wrote:Glad to know it is around on video at all

It may not be. I was looking at something else. When I was literally a toddler, just no bigger than a 12 inch black and white TV, we watched THE ADVENTURES OF JIM BOWIE on TV! That actually is on DVD. I haven't purchased it, but I've seen it in The Dollar Store.

That tv show is pretty entertaining too. The Iron Mistress is available on DVD from the Warner Archive.
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