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TCM Classic Movie Alert 3/8/12
TCM ^ | 3/8/12 | Vision

Posted on 03/08/2012 10:08:38 AM PST by Vision

This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert!

Tonight...Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), 8pm est

"A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family."

Haven't seen this one before. Hope it's funny.


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1 posted on 03/08/2012 10:08:41 AM PST by Vision
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To: Vision

You will LOVE it. It is Cary Grant at his comedic best! It is one of my favorites.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 10:10:48 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Vision

LOVE this movie. I will watch pretty much anything with Cary Grant in it.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 10:12:28 AM PST by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: abb; archivist007; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; bonfire; Bockscar; Cold Heat; Country Eagle; ...


TCM Classic Movie Alert!

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), - 8pm est
4 posted on 03/08/2012 10:13:23 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

What a coincidence, Vision! Just the other day, Keith was telling me about this picture. He said it’s a good one.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 10:13:30 AM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Vision

Vision,you will love it! It’s funny as hell!


6 posted on 03/08/2012 10:15:19 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: Vision
Thanks for the tip. Sure beats watching O’Reilly.

I especially love TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar, which just ended. A month of the best movies ever made. Wish that could be done more often than once a year.

7 posted on 03/08/2012 10:15:38 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: ozaukeemom

Agreed. Grant was a master. Hard to believe he never received an Oscar (except for the ridiculous Lifetime Achievement BS).

He was a fascinating man who created the Cary Grant character on and off the screen and never veered from it. In his later years, he said, “I created Cary Grant, and I don’t know whether Archibald Leach became Cary Grant, or Cary Grant became Archibald Leach. But the two became one.”

And we can all thank God for that!


8 posted on 03/08/2012 10:16:31 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: Vision

“CHAARGE!”


9 posted on 03/08/2012 10:16:40 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Vision

It’s hilarious.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 10:16:56 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Vision

You haven’t seen it before? Well, it has Cary Grant. What else do you need to know?


11 posted on 03/08/2012 10:18:52 AM PST by Jemian
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To: PzLdr

LOL


12 posted on 03/08/2012 10:19:02 AM PST by lysie
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To: mylife

Cary Grant alert!


13 posted on 03/08/2012 10:19:38 AM PST by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: Vision

make sure to watch for Cary’s triple-take at the window box when he discovers a body in it. Pure comedic genius.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 10:22:45 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: Vision

It is funny and entertaining in the patient, well-crafted construction, and gentle way movies used to be made.

No in-your-face shock value, gratutious profanity or layered social commentary as is de rigeur by the current crop of rudderless filmmakers.

Like the vast majority of movies from the truly Golden Age, it respects its audience and in doing so, life itself.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 10:24:18 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Vision

16 posted on 03/08/2012 10:25:45 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: WXRGina

Hi Gina, good to hear.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 10:26:29 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

I love this movie. I have it on DVD.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 10:29:27 AM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Vision

If you like Cary Grant (who doesn’t?), you will LOVE this movie.

So funny.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 10:31:23 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: PzLdr

I’ve rather patterned my life after the crazy Uncle “Teddy”.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 10:32:21 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Vision

Wow! Never seen it? I can’t count the number of times I’ve watched it during my life, and still enjoy it!

Just a note to remember as you watch it: Boris Karloff played the roll in the original play that Raymond Massey plays in the movie. “He looks like Boris Karloff!”


21 posted on 03/08/2012 10:36:10 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: LRS

That’s ROLE not roll! (Bah. Too much on my mind!)


22 posted on 03/08/2012 10:38:31 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: EyeGuy
Like the vast majority of movies from the truly Golden Age, it respects its audience and in doing so, life itself.

Very well said.
23 posted on 03/08/2012 10:42:36 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: EyeGuy
No in-your-face shock value, gratutious profanity or layered social commentary as is de rigeur by the current crop of rudderless filmmakers.

Hollywood did have to censor the last line of the play when they made this into a movie. On stage, he said something a bit stronger than "I'm the son of a sea cook!"

24 posted on 03/08/2012 10:46:05 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Vision

it is great! i am envious of you.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 10:48:36 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Vision

Thanks for the heads up!! Full of funny characters!!


26 posted on 03/08/2012 10:48:44 AM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Vision
I love Cary Grant and this is one of his best.

I love the ones he did with Irene Dunne too.

27 posted on 03/08/2012 10:49:06 AM PST by what's up
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To: JimSEA

Chaaaarge!


28 posted on 03/08/2012 10:49:18 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: Vision

One of my Favorite Flicks..Along with “Some Like It Hot”!


29 posted on 03/08/2012 10:54:11 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Vision
Good movie. Personally, I thought Cary Grant overdid it a few times, but very funny overall. Peter Lorre and Raymond Massey were terrific.

"I've lived a strange life, Mortimer...".
30 posted on 03/08/2012 10:54:34 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

You forgot Peter Lorre! He is the mad doctor who keeps talking about “poor Mr. Spinalzo” who is recently “deceased.”

This is a timeless classic and I would get it on DVR if possible.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 10:59:43 AM PST by Frank Sheed (This tagline space for rent.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Time to dig another lock for the canal.


32 posted on 03/08/2012 11:29:54 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Vision

Thanks for the ping. I’ll be watching.

This play used to be performed by many high schools back in the day.


33 posted on 03/08/2012 11:31:43 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Vision

As others have said, a classic.

I’d also like to commend the supporting characters of the two old aunts, Teddy and Cary’s new bride. She is great, but seems to have not had much of a career.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 11:52:53 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: left that other site
One of my Favorite Flicks..Along with “Some Like It Hot”!

How about "It Happened One Night" (1934) - Not Cary Grant but another guy with the initials of CG, Clark Gable with a sizzlin' Claudette Colbert showing how to stop traffic.

As for "Arsenic and Old Lace", watching the hero trying to keep it together when his entire world is collapsing into chaos on his wedding night is WOW! This is a comic tour-de-farce!

35 posted on 03/08/2012 11:58:25 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: Vision

Interestingly enough, both the star(Grant) and director(Frank Capra “It’s A Wonderful Life”) were staunch Republicans and American patriots who would be blacklisted by the Hollywood of today.


36 posted on 03/08/2012 12:09:02 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: SES1066

I love that hitch-hiking scene! :-)


37 posted on 03/08/2012 12:49:41 PM PST by left that other site
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To: JimSEA
How many "yellow fever victims" have you buried in the basement?

On second thought, don't tell me.

IMDB article for Arsenic And Old Lace.

38 posted on 03/08/2012 1:35:33 PM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: Vision

I saw Grant in the 80s, when he was going around the country on a lecture series, in which he’d take questions from the audience. Someone asked him about “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and he seemed particularly sour on the topic of his performance, feeling he played it too broadly. Funny film, and I think he was fine in it, despite his misgivings.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 1:36:34 PM PST by greene66
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To: ozaukeemom

Mortimer!


40 posted on 03/08/2012 3:48:28 PM PST by mylife
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To: Vision

You haven’t seen it?
Its hilarious!


41 posted on 03/08/2012 3:50:09 PM PST by mylife
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To: hampdenkid

My old boss worked with him in Operation Petticoat and he said that Grant was the same off camera as he was on.
The genuine article.


42 posted on 03/08/2012 3:55:59 PM PST by mylife
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To: mylife

I forgot about that.lol


43 posted on 03/08/2012 4:08:20 PM PST by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: Vision

It’s in my top ten list.


44 posted on 03/08/2012 4:09:35 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SuzyQue
I'm going to order it. I'm amazed that I don't have it now.

I watched it for the first time with my father. Wonderful memories. :)

45 posted on 03/08/2012 4:11:33 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vision

BTTT


46 posted on 03/08/2012 4:19:23 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ozaukeemom

He even got named in the credits at the end of the film.
Larry Gilliand, next to last name in the credits LOL

He yelled “air raid!” from the sail of the boat during the luau.


47 posted on 03/08/2012 4:51:29 PM PST by mylife
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To: Vision

Absolutely adore this movie.


48 posted on 03/08/2012 5:57:41 PM PST by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: Vision

Well Vision,
Did you enjoy it as much of the rest of us did?

I think some of Cary Grants greatest talent was comedy, though I think Arsenic And Old Lace was so slapstick that it reminded him of his days in the Circus as Archibald Leach.


49 posted on 03/08/2012 7:01:50 PM PST by mylife
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To: mylife; WXRGina; Dr. Scarpetta

Well, I was going to let it go but, no I didn’t really like it; but I’m glad I saw it.

Madcap comedy doesn’t do it for me. I’m a screwball guy. There were probably 2 or 3 laughs. It doesn’t translate well in 2012. Back then it probably was quite shocking with all the murder and everything so that may have made it zanier.


50 posted on 03/08/2012 7:14:13 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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