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Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby Rita Hayworth » November 2nd, 2011, 8:56 pm

I'll be brief, I do like Richard Todd; and he's one of my favorites too. I love him in Dambusters 1954 Film and others as well.

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby JackFavell » November 3rd, 2011, 10:44 am

I'll definitely keep my eye out for it, Jez!

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby kingrat » November 3rd, 2011, 1:08 pm

I second Jezebel's recommendation of The Hasty Heart. Love Richard Todd and Patricia Neal in this. It's one of Vincent Sherman's best films.

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby charliechaplinfan » November 3rd, 2011, 1:27 pm

It's a film I've earmarked to watch too. After watching Patricia Neal in Face in the Crowd not long ago, I'd like to watch her in something else too.
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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby Jezebel38 » November 17th, 2011, 8:00 pm

Just a heads-up, tomorrow night TCM is spotlighting Richard Todd with 3 of his films; THE HASTY HEART (1950), A MAN CALLED PETER (1955) and CHASE A CROOKED SHADOW (1958). I've not seen CROOKED SHADOW before, it also stars Anne Baxter and Herbert Lom - looking forward to this one!

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/4 ... 11-18.html

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby charliechaplinfan » November 18th, 2011, 7:32 am

Chase a Crooked Shadow is brilliant, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby JackFavell » November 18th, 2011, 1:34 pm

I can't wait. My girl has a sleepover happening tonight downstairs, so I can retire to the bedroom at 8 with Richard Todd.... :D

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby knitwit45 » November 18th, 2011, 4:06 pm

good luck with that! Better DVR it just to be on the safe side....

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby JackFavell » November 19th, 2011, 11:51 am

Luckily, there was only one spill last night, water (whew!) and no vomiting that I know of. :D

However, there were times when they were so loud, trying not to be heard by mom and dad, that I couldn't concentrate on my movies! The cut-off point was 11:30, and at 1:00 am I had to go down and tell them to shut up and get some sleep. Ah, the joys of motherhood! Now today I look like this Image and they are all bright eyes and bushy tailed.

I really liked Chase a Crooked Shadow, but I was not prepared for the ending, which I can't talk about because Doug Fairbanks Jr. told me not to. I do wish Anne Baxter and Richard had gotten together somehow. I know I know.... he was her brother..... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby charliechaplinfan » November 19th, 2011, 1:59 pm

I sympathise, been there, done that, said I'll never do it again, they didn't sleep until 5. Well, at least you had Richard Todd to keep you company. I can't say I looked as cute as that little kitty after our sleepover.

It's an ending I'd never have guessed.
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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby knitwit45 » November 19th, 2011, 5:33 pm

guess I'm the odd man out here. I liked the twist, but I didn't like the movie. Women being driven insane is not my cuppa...
Oh, well, can't like every thing that comes along. I like him, but not in this one!!!!

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby charliechaplinfan » November 20th, 2011, 1:18 pm

I loved the film, not so much him because he's cold in it, I prefer him warm. Did anyone catch any of his other pictures?
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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby JackFavell » November 20th, 2011, 3:03 pm

I didn't really see the other two. I watched A Man Called Peter, but with the sound turned off, because I didn't want to wake Andrew. It looked good, he had a scene where he breaks down because his wife was in the hospital, I wish I could have turned it up to hear what he said, but he did cry. By the time I did turn it up the scene was over.

One thing that did bother me about the Peter Marshall movie - he was very primly dressed, even scenes where he was supposed to be playing in the backyard with his boy. He had ramrod straight posture and his shirts and pants were pressed and starched so completely they could have stood by themselves! I wanted to knock him down and roll him around on the ground to loosen him up, like Tracy Lord does to George Kittredge in The Philadelphia Story. :D

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby kingrat » November 21st, 2011, 12:48 pm

Jezebel, did you get to see CHASE A CROOKED SHADOW? I agree with CCFan that this is "brilliant." Great cinematography, a perfect blend of location shots in Spain and good noir stuff. JF, you're a brave woman for hosting the sleepover!

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Re: Richard Todd: Action and Adventure Star

Postby Jezebel38 » November 21st, 2011, 2:34 pm

Kingrat - Yes, I did get to see it, but had mixed feelings. I really liked the cinematography, the location, the performances (especially Todd), and that was some twist at the end! But like Knitty, I have a problem with the "woman in peril" aspects of this, which really hampered my enjoyment. Even though, I would recommend the film, and might re-visit it again to analyse the plot development, now that I know the ending.

And I rewatched Hasty Heart and blubbered heavily when Richard re-dons his kilt at the end.


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