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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I've only seen the 1944 version.
    Ditto. I spent the holiday being pre code.
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    Bette Davis in "The Little Foxes" (1941) tonight on TCM at 9:45. I'm not sure if I've ever seen this one.

    Looks like a great vehicle for Davis.

    OVERVIEW
    The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddons ne Hubbard has her daughter under her thumb. Mrs. Giddons is estranged from her husband, who is convalescing in Baltimore and suffers from a terminal illness. But she needs him home, and will manipulate her daughter to help bring him back. She has a sneaky business deal that she's cooking up with her two elder brothers, Oscar and Ben. Oscar has a flighty, unhappy wife anda dishonest worm of a son. Will the daughter have to marry this contemptible cousin? Who will she grow up to be - her mother or her aunt? Or can she escape the fate of both?

    Maltin give is 3-1/2 stars

    LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:
    D: William Wyler. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson, Patricia Collinge, Dan Duryea, Charles Dingle. Outstanding filmization of Lillian Hellman's play of greed and corruption within a crumbling Southern family on the financial outs, headed by majestic Davis as ruthless Regina. Collinge, Duryea, Dingle, Carl Benton Reid, and John Marriott all recreate their Broadway roles, with Collinge, Duryea, Reid, and Teresa Wright making their film debuts. Scripted by Hellman. Prequel: ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Bette Davis in "The Little Foxes" (1941) tonight on TCM at 9:45. I'm not sure if I've ever seen this one.

    Looks like a great vehicle for Davis.

    OVERVIEW
    The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddons ne Hubbard has her daughter under her thumb. Mrs. Giddons is estranged from her husband, who is convalescing in Baltimore and suffers from a terminal illness. But she needs him home, and will manipulate her daughter to help bring him back. She has a sneaky business deal that she's cooking up with her two elder brothers, Oscar and Ben. Oscar has a flighty, unhappy wife anda dishonest worm of a son. Will the daughter have to marry this contemptible cousin? Who will she grow up to be - her mother or her aunt? Or can she escape the fate of both?

    Maltin give is 3-1/2 stars

    LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:
    D: William Wyler. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson, Patricia Collinge, Dan Duryea, Charles Dingle. Outstanding filmization of Lillian Hellman's play of greed and corruption within a crumbling Southern family on the financial outs, headed by majestic Davis as ruthless Regina. Collinge, Duryea, Dingle, Carl Benton Reid, and John Marriott all recreate their Broadway roles, with Collinge, Duryea, Reid, and Teresa Wright making their film debuts. Scripted by Hellman. Prequel: ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST.



    Good god, what a bitch!

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    Been a long while since I've seen it though it's been on a few times recently. My mom likes it. Why Shemp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Why Shemp?
    Why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Why not?
    No issue, just thought you were going with a more cinematic theme. Bring back the old lady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    No issue, just thought you were going with a more cinematic theme. Bring back the old lady.
    I tend to use comedy icons more than anything, actually. I previously had Groucho and WC Fields. The old lady from "House on Haunted Hill" was for Halloween. Although, I and John Lennon before, too.
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    The Zone marathon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    The Zone marathon.
    I was just going to post the same thing.
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    My daughters always look forward to Talking Tina in "A Living Doll."
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    Tonight on TCM:

    8:00 Roaring Twenties, The (1939) Cagney and Bogart

    10:00 Public Enemy, The (1931) Cagney
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Tonight on TCM:

    8:00 Roaring Twenties, The (1939) Cagney and Bogart

    10:00 Public Enemy, The (1931) Cagney
    Ive always liked the Roaring Twenties. The finale is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Ive always liked the Roaring Twenties. The finale is fantastic.
    I decided to watch the Linda Ronstadt doc on CNN instead. I did catch the last 30 minutes of Public Enemy, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    My daughters always look forward to Talking Tina in "A Living Doll."
    Funny how they never get old. I still say Telly's wife looked great in pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Tonight on TCM:

    8:00 Roaring Twenties, The (1939) Cagney and Bogart

    10:00 Public Enemy, The (1931) Cagney
    The Roaring Twenties is great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Funny how they never get old. I still say Telly's wife looked great in pants.
    For the longest time, I thought that was Shirley Jones. She looks just like her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    For the longest time, I thought that was Shirley Jones. She looks just like her.
    Since I was so impressed with her pants, I had to look her up. Seems she did another TZ episode. The one with, Keenan Wynn, "A World of His Own". That's the one where he speaks into a tape recorder, describes a person and they come to life. Her name is Mary LaRoche.
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    Some good ones on TCM this week.

    There's a doc on tonight about the trial of Mary Astor, followed by a Gable/Harlow pre-code one from '32 (3-1/2 stars).

    Monthly theme is the Roaring 20s (Wednesday nights) with some CLASSIC this week. Earlier on Wednesday afternoon, there seems to be a haunted/ghost theme with "The Haunting," "House on Haunted Hill," "Poltergeist" among others.

    Looks like it's going to be a fun month. I fear I will miss many of these, since I'll be consumed by politics, war and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Some good ones on TCM this week.

    There's a doc on tonight about the trial of Mary Astor, followed by a Gable/Harlow pre-code one from '32 (3-1/2 stars).

    Monthly theme is the Roaring 20s (Wednesday nights) with some CLASSIC this week. Earlier on Wednesday afternoon, there seems to be a haunted/ghost theme with "The Haunting," "House on Haunted Hill," "Poltergeist" among others.

    Looks like it's going to be a fun month. I fear I will miss many of these, since I'll be consumed by politics, war and stuff.
    Mary Astor, What's that about? Not much of a Gable fan except for, Band of Angels. That film and, Imitation of Life, have a lot in common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Mary Astor, What's that about?
    http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/22016...of-Mary-Astor/
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    Once again, something I never knew. Ron, who was she married to at the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Once again, something I never knew. Ron, who was she married to at the time?
    I don't know. I never knew about this, either.

    Actually, that was the wrong link:

    http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/22016.../articles.html
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    Ah Ron, we lost a good one in Buck. He and Mel together were awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Staun View Post
    Ah Ron, we lost a good one in Buck. He and Mel together were awesome.
    Yep.
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    "The Day the Earth Stood Still" is on TCM tomorrow night at 8:00
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    "The Day the Earth Stood Still" is on TCM tomorrow night at 8:00
    You mean Aunt Bee is going to talk politics again.
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