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TCM Classic Movie Alert 8/30/12
TCM ^ | 8/30/12 | Vision

Posted on 08/30/2012 10:04:05 AM PDT by Vision

This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert!

Tonight...Lady for a Day(1933), 8pm est

"A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter."


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KEYWORDS: film; movie; tcm
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1 posted on 08/30/2012 10:04:09 AM PDT by Vision
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To: abb; archivist007; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; Bockscar; bonfire; boxlunch; Cold Heat; ...


TCM Classic Movie Alert!

Lady for a Day(1933), - 8pm est

Note: this will end before Clint Eastwood takes the stage at the RNC.
2 posted on 08/30/2012 10:05:59 AM PDT 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

Remade as “A Pocketful of Miracles” in 1961 with Glenn Ford and Bette Davis. Re-make is excellent; I’ve never seen the original.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Vision

Saw this on Netflix Streaming this past weekend and loved it.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 10:07:40 AM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Vision

“Three on a Match” and “The Match King” are also on today, and they’re both great old movies.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 10:08:27 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Cincinatus

Had no idea there was a remake and love Bette Davis so will look for it.

Thanks!


6 posted on 08/30/2012 10:08:35 AM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Vision

Thanks Vision... this is a good film. Frank Capra driected right ?


7 posted on 08/30/2012 10:11:07 AM PDT by djone ( visit--- instapundit.com)
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To: Vision
Any thing with Guy Kibbee is good . ---Guy---
8 posted on 08/30/2012 10:15:24 AM PDT by djone ( --- instapundit.com)
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To: Cincinatus
I have...

If you put it into the context of the time (Great Depression)

It's a depressing movie and I'll bet they didn't sell many tickets because everyone who had the money to go, wanted to escape from the outside world with movies like "Thin Man" etc. and any screwball comedy that was out there....at least thats what my dad said about the movie when he caught me watching it.

He hated the movie because it reminded him of the stories his family told him about how his father lost his job and they got kicked out of the house they were renting and had to go live with his dads sisters in Youngstown, Ohio during the depression because the family couldn't feed themselves.

9 posted on 08/30/2012 10:15:36 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: djone

Correct.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 10:16:57 AM PDT 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

A great Damon Runyon story. Been remade a couple of time but always good. Runyon was a class act.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 10:20:15 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: djone
Any thing with Guy Kibbee is good . ---Guy---

Amazing. I freakin' love Guy Kibbee. One of he top 5 character actors of all time IMO. And the could have been the most enjoyable. "Peabody...you're disgusting!"
12 posted on 08/30/2012 10:23:59 AM PDT 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: Don Corleone

Oh? I don’t know much about Damon Runyon.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 10:27:46 AM PDT 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
..... Guy Kibbee is good ...... ---Guy---
14 posted on 08/30/2012 10:30:40 AM PDT by djone ( --- Resd instapundit.com--)
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To: Vision
I think of him first for his work on "Guys and Dolls." I don't suppose he wrote the song lyrics but they are great.

What's in the daily news?
I'll tell you what's in the daily news.
A guy bought his wife a small ruby
With what otherwise would have been his union dues.
That's what's in the daily news. . .

That may not be exact, but you get the idea.

Damon Runyan at imdb.com

15 posted on 08/30/2012 10:39:42 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Vision

“Peabody...you’re disgusting!” You threw me a curve there ..... Gold Diggers Of 1933 (Busby Berkeley)-4...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUE4ubkdJOY


16 posted on 08/30/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by djone ( --- Read--- instapundit.com--)
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To: Vision
Guy Kibbee
17 posted on 08/30/2012 10:48:03 AM PDT by djone ( --- Read--- instapundit.com--)
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To: Cincinatus; Vision

” Remade as “A Pocketful of Miracles” in 1961 with Glenn Ford and Bette Davis. Re-make is excellent; I’ve never seen the original.”

The original is better. Don’t miss it.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 10:52:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Vision

” Amazing. I freakin’ love Guy Kibbee. One of he top 5 character actors of all time IMO”

I would place him in the top 10.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 10:55:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: djone

Another great Kibbee scene is the family dinner table in the beginning of mr. smith does to washington.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 10:58:35 AM PDT 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; All


21 posted on 08/30/2012 12:15:20 PM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012, Just to pi$$ off the Romulins)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Who else would you put on the list?


22 posted on 08/30/2012 1:20:19 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Thanks for the easy question : )

Jimmy Stewart
Edward G. Robinson
Cary Grant
Humphrey Bogart
Marlene Dietrich
Clark Gable
Dick Powell
John Wayne
Jean Arthur
William Powell
James Cagney
Claude Rains


23 posted on 08/30/2012 1:46:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Ah, some great names—BUT . . .

I could be wrong, but I think a character actor is one who traditionally plays non-leading man/lady roles, such as the sidekick, the leading man’s best friend, the comic foil, the butler, etc.


24 posted on 08/30/2012 1:49:10 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yikes! I forgot Spencer Tracy & Hepburn


25 posted on 08/30/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

” I think a character actor is one who traditionally plays non-leading man/lady roles, such as the sidekick, the leading man’s best friend, the comic foil, the butler, etc.”

Gotcha. I suppose one should categorize actors.

Leading man/woman
Comic actors(including those who do drama and comedy with equal ease)
Character actors/sidekicks


26 posted on 08/30/2012 1:54:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Joe Sawyer, Frank Faylen & William Bendix --- any movie with any of these is watchable (except maybe the Sawyer/Bendix comedies where they're taxi drivers).

Add Steve Brodie, Ray Teal, Edgar Buchanan (he was a DDS), Alan Hale, Eric Blore, Akim Tamiroff, and a boatload of contract players.

27 posted on 08/30/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Tracy and Hepburn -—— Let’s all celebrate Gay Hollywood —— yes, both of them.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 1:57:57 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; stephenjohnbanker; djone
a character actor is one who traditionally plays non-leading man/lady roles, such as the sidekick, the leading man’s best friend, the comic foil, the butler, etc.

That's my understanding. And with that I'd like to add the wonderful Ned Sparks and Nat Pendleton to the all time great character actor list. Kibbee and Sparks are as good as it gets IMO.
29 posted on 08/30/2012 6:36:52 PM PDT 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: wtc911
Tracy and Hepburn

The two most overrated Hollywood stars.
30 posted on 08/30/2012 6:38:35 PM PDT 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

You always know that they were always thinking....”Man, am I a great actor or what?” He was bad enough but she was much worse. Never saw two people more in love with themselves.


31 posted on 08/30/2012 6:45:35 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
She was an ice queen with a feminist hangup. (but was attractive when very young in her first few movies).

He had a few good roles but just had a lecturing, shallow air about him- especially in his later movies. Was a nasty alcoholic I believe.

They also seemed to take leftist type roles/movies.

32 posted on 08/30/2012 7:01:59 PM PDT 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

” Tracy and Hepburn

The two most overrated Hollywood stars. “

Notice I mentioned them as an afterthought : )


33 posted on 08/31/2012 9:57:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Vision; rightwingintelligentsia; stephenjohnbanker; djone

“. And with that I’d like to add the wonderful Ned Sparks and Nat Pendleton to the all time great character actor list.”

Have you seen “Sing and Like It” (1934)?


34 posted on 08/31/2012 10:00:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Vision

Here’s a list of character actors I found online; Nat Pendleton is on it but not Sparks:

http://hollywoodthirties.50webs.com/stage15.html


35 posted on 08/31/2012 10:45:33 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: abb; archivist007; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; Bockscar; bonfire; boxlunch; Cold Heat; CottonBall; ..


TCM Classic Movie Alert!

Lady for a Day(1933), - 8pm est

Playing again today (2/4/14), great film.
36 posted on 02/04/2014 9:39:32 AM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: Vision

One of Capra’s best, better than several of his more famous movies.

I tried watching the remake once. Unwatchable. In color. Sets flooded with light. No sentiment, just loud.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 12:39:42 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Vision

Jackie Chan remade this as “Miracles - Mr Canton & Lady Rose.” It was a very good movie, but not as good as Capra’s original.


38 posted on 02/04/2014 12:45:35 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: stephenjohnbanker

One of my favorite character actors is one of Preston Sturges’s favorite “mugs,” Bill Demarest.


39 posted on 02/04/2014 12:49:07 PM PST by Ted Grant
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