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TCM Classic Movie Alert 9/18/12
TCM ^ | 9/18/12 | Vision

Posted on 09/18/2012 9:57:09 AM PDT by Vision

This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert!

Tonight...Walter Huston!...in Gabriel over the White House(1933), 8pm est

"A crooked president reforms mysteriously."


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KEYWORDS: film; movie; tcm
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1 posted on 09/18/2012 9:57:16 AM PDT by Vision
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To: abb; archivist007; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; Bockscar; bonfire; boxlunch; Cold Heat; CottonBall; ..


TCM Classic Movie Alert!

Gabriel over the White House (1933), - 8pm est
2 posted on 09/18/2012 9:58:56 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

When the film opens, U.S. President Judson C. ‘Judd’ Hammond (Huston) is variously described as “a Hoover-like partisan hack”[6] or “basically a do-nothing crook, based on, to some extent, Warren G. Harding.” Then he suffers a near-fatal automobile accident and goes into a coma. Through what Portland State University instructor[7] Dennis Grunes calls “possible divine intervention,”[8] Hammond (an “FDR lookalike”)[9] miraculously recovers, emerging “a changed man, an activist politician, a Roosevelt.”[3]

President Hammond makes “a political U-turn,”[5] purging his entire cabinet of “big-business lackeys.” When Congress impeaches him, he responds by dissolving the legislative branch, assuming the “temporary” power to make laws as he “transforms himself into an all-powerful dictator.”[10] He orders the formation of a new “Army of Construction” answerable only to him, spends billions on one New Deal–like program after another, and nationalizes the manufacture and sale of alcohol.[6]

Sounds like socialist propaganda


3 posted on 09/18/2012 10:00:19 AM PDT by balch3
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To: Vision
"A crooked president reforms mysteriously."

I don't want the current president to 'reform'. I just want him the hell out of here.

4 posted on 09/18/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: balch3

Yes, wow, this really does sound like propaganda.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 10:06:27 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: balch3
Haven't seen it. Let's give it the benefit of the doubt for the moment. A wonderful actor from a magical time in American film history.
6 posted on 09/18/2012 10:08:04 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: balch3; GraceG
[8] Hammond (an “FDR lookalike”)[9] miraculously recovers, emerging “a changed man, an activist politician, a Roosevelt.”[3]

This was made before FDR was president.
7 posted on 09/18/2012 10:10:43 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: balch3

Struck to death, the whole world marvels at his recovery? That sounds vaguely familiar...


8 posted on 09/18/2012 10:25:19 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1338 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: GraceG

Inspired by certain foreign movements - fascism, nazism, communism...


9 posted on 09/18/2012 10:34:33 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Vision
I prefer:

US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

10 posted on 09/18/2012 10:43:29 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Vision
You can watch the entire film on You Tube right now:

Gabriel Over the White House

An appalling piece of fascist/collectivist propaganda. This movie is discussed in Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism. It's a good example of it.

11 posted on 09/18/2012 10:47:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Vision

Sounds like FDR actually learned from this movie.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 10:50:09 AM PDT by albie
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To: Vision

I think they made it while he was running for President or something. Like agitprop or something. But for which side?


13 posted on 09/18/2012 10:55:48 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KeyLargo

I hope people understand how special Walter Huston was. A beautiful American actor.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 10:57:47 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: Cincinatus

Interesting post... thank you.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 11:00:25 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: balch3

Check out Houston in “Mission To Moscow’’(1943). The guy was a Red through and through.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 12:29:00 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Vision

I’ve seen most of it. It was one of FDR’s favorite movies. The movie ends with the President having a stroke and dieing just before he can sign a disarmament treaty.

It was one a series of “strong man” movies made at the bottom of the Depression showing someone coming in and setting things right. Whether the actions were Constitutional or not.

“Over the White House” is evidently the one that has survived the test of time.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 12:57:41 PM PDT by AceMineral (Will work for money.)
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To: AceMineral

Thanks for the reply. A few of us may not have wanted to know the ending however.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 1:01:36 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; mickie; seenenuf; flaglady47; Chigirl 26
The other night on this channel I actually viewed a silent movie, "Sunrise" (1929) starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor.

It was directed by F. W. Murnau, the great German Expressionalist also known for his direction of the famous silent classic, "Nesferatu".

The plot of "Sunrise" was cornily dramatic, but the acting was so intense and outstanding plus the stylistic sets and other features were so innovative for the time that I really got hooked on it. It is considered one of the 100 best films ever made.....and has been called "the Citizen Kane of the Silents" because of the directing innovations and the unusual camera work.

Thanks, Vision, for posting alerts to us on all the great classic movies that TCM is showing. Last week, dang it all, I missed the 1946 terrific film noir, "Gilda", with Rita Hayworth at her most luscious and seductive peak (and wearing that unforgettable gown that women still remember and men still lust over!)

Leni

19 posted on 09/18/2012 2:16:16 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
It's my pleasure.

Yes, silent films can be quite gripping. I really like City Lights.

And yes...Hayworth was amazing in Gilda.

They're a sad commentary on how far American culture has fallen; but we still have these!

20 posted on 09/18/2012 2:43:25 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

“I hope people understand how special Walter Huston was. A beautiful American actor.”

Yes.

Too bad that his son became an FDR liberal.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 7:28:31 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

My favorite movie of all time could be Dodsworth.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 7:52:36 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: balch3

Then: “We want work!”

Now: “We want birth control!”


23 posted on 09/20/2012 12:18:03 PM PDT by donna (Chick-news: They report on what they love (Obama and movie stars and themselves).)
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To: Vision

If you are still adding to a ping list for TCM, please include me. Thanks.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 1:41:37 PM PDT by seenenuf ( Save the Right Supremes.)
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To: seenenuf

Sure


25 posted on 09/21/2012 1:44:53 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: jmacusa

‘Mission to Moscow’ was made at the behest of the U.S. Government to soften the relationship with the Soviets during WW2. It doesn’t speak to Huston’s politics any more than it speaks to those of director Michael Curtiz (who had just directed Casablanca).


26 posted on 06/06/2013 12:03:17 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

It most certainly spoke to Huston’s politics. read a bio on the guy.


27 posted on 06/06/2013 12:33:43 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Nothing on his Wiki page about it and he died just before the Hollywood Blacklist. I was only speaking to MTM. There were various other pro Soviet films made during WW2. All made with the approval and oversight of the FDR administration.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 1:06:47 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

I think I confused him for John Houston. Yeah, Hollywood made pro-Soviet films. Sappy stuff about the happy, proud Russian peasants and workers living in some kind of quasi-democratic system.”North Star’’ was another one of these films with Huston as the star. He might have just been concerned with earning a paycheck or he maybe really believed the script he was handed.


29 posted on 06/06/2013 9:41:31 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

John h. Was his son and I hadn’t hear that about him either. He was never blacklisted.


30 posted on 06/07/2013 4:42:00 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Read a bio of him. He was a Red. McCarthy was right. Hollywood has always been full of closet Reds. Being patriotic is the new blacklist today.


31 posted on 06/07/2013 12:30:52 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I just google-ed the matter and didn’t see him as a communist at any time in his life. I could be wrong. McCarthy didn’t address Hollywood at all.


32 posted on 06/07/2013 12:40:06 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Go to “World Socialist Web Site(WSWS.org), they sure talk him up.


33 posted on 06/07/2013 8:18:25 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

They talk up Hitchcock and Welles too. It’s because of what they see in the films not what politics they had.


34 posted on 06/08/2013 7:04:10 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Telling man, they’re Reds. Check out Charlie Chaplin.


35 posted on 06/08/2013 8:04:21 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Hitchcock and Welles?? LOL!! Welles was a devout Christian and Hitchcock was basically a conservative.

Chaplin wasn’t a communist either. He never registered as such and never expressed support for the Communists. His politics were of the naive ‘Peace on Earth’ variety.


36 posted on 06/09/2013 6:08:55 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

If you want a real communist film director here ya go...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Ritt


37 posted on 06/09/2013 8:04:34 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Dude, virtually everything Welles wrote was from a standpoint of socialism. England was infected with it.


38 posted on 06/09/2013 12:29:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Borges

Did you go to the web-site on Huston I gave you? Go to Charlie Chaplin Club charliechaplinclub.com and get a read on the guy. I’m not picking this stuff outta thin air here. Or anywhere else!


39 posted on 06/09/2013 12:33:08 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I was talking about American filmmaker Orson Welles not British writer H.G. Wells.

Yes I read the article. The point is that John Huston was never a communist. Chaplin had no coherent politics to speak of.


40 posted on 06/09/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT by Borges
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