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#TCM pays tribute to Melvyn Douglas in September

“Don’t make excuses and Don’t talk about it. Do it.”

That quote by Melvyn Douglas exemplifies his style, a no-nonsense actor whose mere presence in any production made it better – be it on a stage, on the radio, in a motion picture or on television.   418 more words

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A blu review - OUT OF THE PAST from Warner Archive

I’d published a commentary on Jacques Tourneur’s “foolproof and beautiful” OUT OF THE PAST (1947) a couple of years ago in which I gushed about the look of the movie, one of the most beautifully photographed I’d ever seen.   550 more words

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My time in Rome for Capitolfest 2014

I had the most fantastic festival recap ever written ready to go when I read Norm Landis’ “Film fest ‘jewel’ grows’ piece in the Rome Sentinel and thought, “what’s the point?’  Mr. 1,807 more words

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Adrienne Fazan and ANCHORS AWEIGH (1945)

This post is my submission to a different kind of collaborative blogging endeavor. Hosted by the Classic Movie and TV Cafe, this is the… 1,157 more words

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getTV Mickey Rooney Blogathon

This past April the world lost Mickey Rooney, an entertainer whose career spanned an unbelievable nine decades.  Born in Brooklyn New York on September 23, 1920, Rooney was on the Vaudeville stage almost before he could talk and appeared in his first movie at the age of six.  693 more words

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Hitchcock returns to London in a FRENZY (1972)

For his 52nd (and penultimate) film a 72-year-old Alfred Hitchcock returned to London to make the first feature he filmed entirely in his native country in two decades.   1,797 more words

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Manager Jack Theakston talks Capitolfest 2014

Exactly one week from today I’ll be in my geeky Honda CRV with a friend heading toward Rome, New York to spend a delicious, classic movie filled weekend at… 2,366 more words

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