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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 171 — ‘Charlie’

On “Dallas,” children are seen and heard. The series often involves its youngest characters in major storylines, unlike other 1980s prime-time soap operas where kids are treated as little more than props. 937 more words

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Can’t Do It, Mama’

In “Shadows,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Miss Ellie (Donna Reed) stands in the Southfork living room, where J.R. (Larry Hagman) is seated and Bobby (Patrick Duffy) stands. 476 more words

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 170 — ‘Shadows’

The final scene in “Shadows” trembles with tension. Miss Ellie summons J.R. and Bobby to the Southfork living room, where she tells them she’s going to take down the painting of Jock that has hung there since his death. 990 more words

Larry Hagman

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘That Blue Thing’

In “Oil Baron’s Ball III,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Miss Ellie and Clayton (Barbara Bel Geddes, Howard Keel) exit their car in the Southfork driveway, where Raoul (Tony Garcia) is signing a deliveryman’s paperwork. 229 more words

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 169 — ‘Oil Baron’s Ball III’

“Dallas’s” Oil Baron’s Ball episodes are fan favorites, and for good reason. Not only do they show the cast dressed to the nines, we also get to see the actors together in one place. 1,166 more words

Larry Hagman

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

#20–It’s Wonderful Life

Will we ever truly know how we touch other people? We all live our lives to our own expectations, but how does that affect the people around us? 676 more words

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 168 — ‘Homecoming’

Even after all these years, it’s still strange to see Donna Reed play Miss Ellie. Reed’s first episode is “Homecoming,” and as soon as she enters the frame in the famous scene where Ellie and Clayton arrive at their airport upon returning from their honeymoon, you can see how different the newcomer is from the actress she succeeds, Barbara Bel Geddes. 1,099 more words

Larry Hagman