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    This is on TCM tonight, It's considered the last great Pre-War screwball comedy. I've never seen it, but Stanwyck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    This is on TCM tonight, It's considered the last great Pre-War screwball comedy. I've never seen it, but Stanwyck.

    Stanwyck positivly shines in this one. Very much worth the watch. I caught it again last night. An equally shiny Stanwyck appears in The Lady Eve , as good as this one . Both are jems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Stanwyck positivly shines in this one. Very much worth the watch. I caught it again last night. An equally shiny Stanwyck appears in The Lady Eve , as good as this one . Both are jems.
    Yeah, I enjoyed it. I wouldn't give it four stars, but a solid 3-1/2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Yeah, I enjoyed it. I wouldn't give it four stars, but a solid 3-1/2.
    Did you like The Lady Eve , if you saw it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Did you like The Lady Eve , if you saw it?
    Yes. Not one of my favorites and I don't necessarily go out of my way to watch it.
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    TCM has a good line up this evening but it's also running THX 1138. Haven't seen that in a few years but I always liked it. A few days ago they had a Bogey fest and one of the films was, They Drive By Night. Saw bits and pieces of it but never the whole thing. Gangster truckers. It was alright.
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    Looks like loads of Hitchcock on TCM all day Thursday and Friday
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    Hal, absolutely a classic! I enjoyed every minute of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    I can't express how meaningful that Youtube Clip is to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    I can't express how meaningful that Youtube Clip is to me.
    Glad you liked it.
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    I DVRed Kiss Me Deadly off TCM and watched the other night. Not my first viewing , its a favorite. Its a Micky Spilaine adaptation from the mid 50s. Ralph Meeker playes Mike Hammer , detective with a violently sadistic streak. Very violent for its time , a mildly disjointed narrative filled with colorful quicky/quircky charactors with a Big Sleep vibe. The Whatsis everyone is chasing in this one is unique. Killer ending. One of the better tough PI noir movies. Starts with a very young , naked under a trench coat Cloris Leachman running away from the bad guys on a coast highway in the wee hours of the morning being almost run down by the covieantly located Hammer. It progresses.............
    10 of 10

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    Joan Crawford movies on TCM today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    I DVRed Kiss Me Deadly off TCM and watched the other night. Not my first viewing , its a favorite. Its a Micky Spilaine adaptation from the mid 50s. Ralph Meeker playes Mike Hammer , detective with a violently sadistic streak. Very violent for its time , a mildly disjointed narrative filled with colorful quicky/quircky charactors with a Big Sleep vibe. The Whatsis everyone is chasing in this one is unique. Killer ending. One of the better tough PI noir movies. Starts with a very young , naked under a trench coat Cloris Leachman running away from the bad guys on a coast highway in the wee hours of the morning being almost run down by the covieantly located Hammer. It progresses.............
    10 of 10
    Damn it. I saw that on the schedule but figured I could stream it later. They didn't add it to the list of streamable movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Damn it. I saw that on the schedule but figured I could stream it later. They didn't add it to the list of streamable movies.
    Hopefully they add it. Its a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Hopefully they add it. Its a good one.
    It won't be anytime soon. If they add a movie it's immediately after it's been shown on cable. I remembered a movie I wanted to see, once, but it was almost over. I waited until it finished and it appeared on their site ~10 minutes later.

    The thing that surprises me is that they add the Saturday night noir movies. They didn't with this one, for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Looks like loads of Hitchcock on TCM all day Thursday and Friday
    Sorry, not all day Thursday. They begin at 8:00 pm
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    Alright, fellas, who are they:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Alright, fellas, who are they:

    Bud Abbot and Lou Costello.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Bud Abbot and Lou Costello.
    Close, but no cigar.

    Surely you recognize the guy, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Close, but no cigar.

    Surely you recognize the guy, don't you?
    He looks really familiar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Close, but no cigar.

    Surely you recognize the guy, don't you?
    John Garfield and Patricia Neal. In , The Breaking Point , from the same source material as Bogart's To Have And Have Not. Realalistically a better film than To Have And Have Not, but the presence of Bogey and Bacall easily make up the difference.

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    I caught Hitchcock's Shadow Of A Doubt last night on TCM. I don't hear this one mentioned that often when discussing Hitch's best. It should be , it's excellent. Cotton plays a scary sociopath loose in an unsupecting Rockwellian small town. IMHO one of Hitch's best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    I caught Hitchcock's Shadow Of A Doubt last night on TCM. I don't hear this one mentioned that often when discussing Hitch's best. It should be , it's excellent. Cotton plays a scary sociopath loose in an unsupecting Rockwellian small town. IMHO one of Hitch's best.
    I was hoping to watch it, but the time was not good (6:00 pm). I did, however, watch "The Trouble with Harry" for the first time. I know our friend, Hal, is such a big fan. It's very good and I can see why it was one of Hitchcock's personal favorites. And, Like Hal (Barry) pointed out, the color is glorious. I can't say I was thrilled with John Forsythe. I give it 3-1/2 stars.. Maybe another viewing will bump it up to four.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

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    BTW, another one of Hal's favorites is on tonight at 8:00 EST on TCM. But, it's not B&W, so I won't mention it.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

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