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TCM Classic Movie Alert 2/26/13
TCM ^ | 2/26/13 | Vision

Posted on 02/26/2013 9:49:12 AM PST by Vision

This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert!

Film fans, do not miss tonight's movie. A masculine story of a proud, American industrialist. There are some amazing quotes in this film. One in particular is where the main character chastises his wife for claiming European countries are more advanced- by stating that clean schools and borders free from soldiers are more important. And there are others. It's probably my favorite film of all time and gives a rare glimpse into the once great culture of America. Walter Huston is amazing as is the entire cast. Thinking of this film gets me a little emotional. Enjoy.

Tonight...Dodsworth(1936)), 8pm est

"A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe."

Overview & Cast


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: film; movie; tcm
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1 posted on 02/26/2013 9:49:18 AM PST by Vision
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To: abb; archivist007; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; Bockscar; bonfire; boxlunch; Cold Heat; CottonBall; ..


TCM Classic Movie Alert! Major film here...

Dodsworth(1936), - 8pm est
2 posted on 02/26/2013 9:50:44 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

Had to click to learn the title of the movie, still don’t know what it is about.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 10:05:58 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ansel12
It's a bittersweet story of an American industrialist who retires, loses his younger wife of many years, and finds a better life in the end.
4 posted on 02/26/2013 10:10:39 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

http://www.tcm.com/schedule/

Good stuff coming up this week.

Best Years of Our Lives

The Third Man

Battle of Gettysburgh Short (Leslie Neilson narration)

The Graduate

The Producers

Lion in Winter


5 posted on 02/26/2013 10:26:14 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2
The Third Man

Very nice.
6 posted on 02/26/2013 10:28:48 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: headstamp 2
Best Years of Our Lives
With so many great movies out there, it's hard to say - "this is my favorite movie" - but that's what I think whenever I watch it.
7 posted on 02/26/2013 10:30:11 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Vision

H. L. Mencken said he’d trade the Panthenon for an American bathroom.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 10:41:33 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: oh8eleven

Myrna Loy’s character, Milly Stephenson, is the wife I try to be, and the wife my husband thinks I am. Ah, true love!


9 posted on 02/26/2013 10:44:30 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: oh8eleven

“Best Years of Our Lives
With so many great movies out there, it’s hard to say - “this is my favorite movie” - but that’s what I think whenever I watch it. “

I’m still in love with Teresa Wright.(grin)


10 posted on 02/26/2013 11:13:08 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
H. L. Mencken said he’d trade the Panthenon for an American bathroom.

Whether that's the Pantheon or the Parthenon, I agree!

11 posted on 02/26/2013 12:22:29 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Bad spell chequer, bad, bad.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 12:24:43 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Vision
Dodsworth is excellent; well worth watching even a second time if you've seen it already.

I love Maria Ouspenskaya's performance. She's not on screen for long, but it's memorable.
13 posted on 02/26/2013 12:39:13 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Dodsworth is excellent; well worth watching even a second time if you've seen it already.

Yes. I'll keep on watching it...
14 posted on 02/26/2013 1:21:08 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision
This movie sounds fantastic... we'll check it out.

Thanks for the alert, FRiend!

15 posted on 02/26/2013 3:38:25 PM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: headstamp 2; Vision; NautiNurse
“Best Years of Our Lives

With so many great movies out there, it’s hard to say - “this is my favorite movie” - but that’s what I think whenever I watch it. “

I love "The Best Years of our Lives"... one of my favorites. It's on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) tonight right after "Dodsworth".

16 posted on 02/26/2013 3:41:00 PM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: nutmeg

Let me know what you think.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 4:07:31 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Vision; NautiNurse; DollyCali; SomeCallMeTim; headstamp 2; oh8eleven; ...
Dodsworth is excellent; well worth watching even a second time if you've seen it already.

I love Maria Ouspenskaya's performance. She's not on screen for long, but it's memorable.

Saw Dodsworth for the first time tonight... both my husband and I loved it.

Thank you, Vision - great recommendation!

Fran Dodsworth was absolutely outrageous... over the top! One man after another, and she apparently didn't give a damn about her new grandchild at home. Loved the ending of the movie (I won't give it away in case some of you haven't seen it). Walter Huston was fantastic, by the way.

Maria Ouspenskaya was wonderful as Baroness von Obersdorf. Who could blame her for not wanting her son Kurt to marry an "old" floozy like Fran? LOL

Ouspenskaya has a bigger role in another great film - The Mortal Storm - she plays Jimmy Stewart's character's mother.

Stayed up late to watch the movie that ran after Dodsworth on TCM... The Best Years of Our Lives. I think I've seen it 2-3 times now... I never get tired of this movie. It's such a great patriotic, pro-veteran film. Both of my parents were WWII vets... this film really strikes a chord with me.

And one of the stars is the amazing real-life WWII veteran Harold Russell. Russell was not a trained actor, yet received two Oscars for his role as Homer Parish in The Best Years of Our Lives. One for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and an honorary Oscar for being an inspiration to all returning veterans. He is the only actor to receive 2 Oscars for the same role.

18 posted on 02/26/2013 11:06:11 PM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: nutmeg

When Harold Russell was old and in ill health on Cape Cod he sold one of his Oscars to raise some money. His benefactor let him, (nay insisted) that he keep it until he died. No telling where it is now.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 1:57:47 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: nutmeg
He is the only actor to receive 2 Oscars for the same role.

And well deserved! One of the greatest moments in movies history is when Homer rips the flag off that lapel. (And the moments that follow, oh yeah!)

20 posted on 02/27/2013 2:09:49 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Vision

21 posted on 02/27/2013 2:19:05 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Love it, I need to buy that poster.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 5:34:52 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: nutmeg
Glad you liked it. It's so well made. Every time I see it a new piece of dialog or a scene just makes me marvel at how well it's made. It's a perfect movie.

A Mortal Storm is another of my favorites...

23 posted on 02/27/2013 5:38:41 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: nutmeg
Both of my parents were WWII vets... this film really strikes a chord with me.
Both my parents too, plus my FIL.
But I never saw the movie until the 1970s - years after I came back from Vietnam - and I marveled at how much of it was still relevant.
24 posted on 02/27/2013 5:58:07 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Vision
Found Dodsworth on YouTube…I'll check it out
25 posted on 02/27/2013 7:22:04 AM PST by fattigermaster (Train for life in prison because they are stacking the bricks and setting the bars around you.)
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To: fattigermaster

Don’t think that is the entire movie. Anyway, I recommend you rent it and watch it in one sitting...it’s that good.


26 posted on 02/27/2013 8:23:18 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: nutmeg; DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; ...
Thanks so much for the ping Nutmeg. I am at my brothers in OKC for winter & not sure he has Turner. I was at small group from church last night & didn't check anything much on computer when I got home. Dodsworth sounded like a great movie

I am pinging the list that I had used the past couple years to share a movie site & just to say hi. Still LOVE movies & go to theater at least once a week and often twice. Movies on disc are frequent. I know a lot are no longer at FR but Will post the ping list here for you or anyone else to feel free to use.

I am going to post this thread link at the new Facebook Cinema Group (Cinema: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly)

This is a rather small group at this point. You can feel free to add your friends. It is a private group, which means people can see the group name & members but cannot see the wall or any of your posts. When members are added, I must approve. Some might slip by but if they turn out to be distractors, they will be promptly removed. We wont have the control freaks there we experience here at the movie threads.

If you are a member of Facebook and want to join cinema discussion free from attacks from people who never go to the movie but want to tell you what to do, then join us. I just started it yesterday & Many of the members I added are movie going Freepers .. and even a few of the banned ones, like Altura, who is a movie fan.

I know some have hesitations with Facebook. I have been a member for MANY years and found no issues by using common sense. I have my settings at private. No one can see "my stuff" unless they are my friend. I do NOT do the games or APS on the site (like birthday reminder, Farmville etc); I do NOT add people I don't know or don't have anything in common with. I have added many folks who share my photography, cinema, animal, natural healing ideas. Not had a bad experience once. Don't open questionable links. That is common sense for here, Email as well as FB. I do most of my political posting at the political groups. FR has a group that is fairly busy & there is another rogue group that is good also. You can use your main wall for other things.

Just wanted to give this little speel now rather than wait for those who ask. I know it is NOT for everyone and with time limitations we must make choices where to spend the precious minutes each day on line

I am just interested in having a place to discuss movies w/o harassment. --

Here is the Ping list

DollyCali; Perdogg; evening star; borges; Mrk; blondie; altura; mylife; Mama-bear; jackdeth; Dr. Scarpetta; starman417; wtc911; swmobuffalo; rummyfan; tax-chick; LS; JoeProBono; joe6 pack; MHGinTN; re_nortex ; trisham ;Yorlik803;patriot08; hattend ;Clara Lou ;Ruy Dias de Bivar; MAMABEAR; Ricebug ;ColdOne;warsaw44 ;llmc1;kronos77 ;mass55th ;Mmogamer ;Monkey Face

Here are the people who have participated on this thread (might be duplicates) but want to make sure I get you at least once. We are use to double and triple hickcup posts with the software or whatever issues here.

Vision;nutmeg; ansel12 ; headstamp2; oh8eleven;Lonesome in Massachussets ; BykrBayb; Rummyfan; rightwingintelligentsia; JoeProBono; fattigermaster

27 posted on 02/27/2013 8:46:31 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Vision

They have the entire movie, that’s just “A”, part one. After you watch it look underneath in the Recommendeds and you’ll see “B”, click on it to continue, and so forth.


28 posted on 02/27/2013 9:00:12 AM PST by fattigermaster (Train for life in prison because they are stacking the bricks and setting the bars around you.)
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To: Vision

Thank you for this tip. I really enjoyed it — fast paced and great dialog, stars, etc.

Recently I was reading a book on Choosing Your People. A book about how to pick the people to hang out with more or less. In the book it said to look at what “turns a certain person on” and that is how to judge a potential pal.

The scene where Dodsworth is planning his trip to Siberia and trying a Moscow to Seattle airline was a perfect example of a man turned on by ideas. A man creating and planning for the future is someone I want to hang out with.

I may not have watched it had it not been for your tip.


29 posted on 02/27/2013 9:14:51 AM PST by bunster
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To: DollyCali

If you are in OKC maybe you can sneak down to the POTEET THEATRE and see the wall paintings my niece and I did for THE SOUND OF MUSIC. They will be covered over after the last performance.

I will post them after the play begins it’s run, when my niece sends me her photos.


30 posted on 02/27/2013 9:18:25 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; BykrBayb; oh8eleven
When Harold Russell was old and in ill health on Cape Cod he sold one of his Oscars to raise some money. His benefactor let him, (nay insisted) that he keep it until he died. No telling where it is now.

That is wonderful that Russell's benefactor insisted that he keep his Oscar until he died... I didn't know that.

Here's a quote via imdb.com from Harold Russell regarding the sale of his Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar to pay for his wife's medical expenses:

[on the sale of his Supporting Actor Oscar for his wife's surgery] "I don't know why anybody would be critical. My wife's health is much more important than sentimental reasons. The movie will be here, even if Oscar isn't."

31 posted on 02/27/2013 9:30:24 AM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: oh8eleven
Both my parents too, plus my FIL.

Oh dear, I should have mentioned my FIL as well (actually step-father-in-law). He was in an Army supply unit that followed the D-Day invasions in France. My father saw a lot of action as an Army Sargeant in the Pacific Theater... Mom was was a Navy WAVE.

But I never saw the movie until the 1970s - years after I came back from Vietnam - and I marveled at how much of it was still relevant.

Thank YOU for your service! I didn't see "Best Years" until just a few years ago. Luckily I was able to see this movie - and discuss it - with my Mom just before she passed...

32 posted on 02/27/2013 9:42:47 AM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: DollyCali

Thanks, FRiend... I’m not on Facebook, but if I ever sign up, I’ll definitely consider joining your group! :-)


33 posted on 02/27/2013 9:44:09 AM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: BykrBayb; oh8eleven; Lonesome in Massachussets
One of the greatest moments in movies history is when Homer rips the flag off that lapel. (And the moments that follow, oh yeah!)

Hands down, that is my favorite moment in the movie! (The Best Years of Our Lives)

I so wish Hollywood was patriotic and pro-America these days, like they used to be decades ago...

34 posted on 02/27/2013 9:48:44 AM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: Vision
Glad you liked it. It's so well made. Every time I see it a new piece of dialog or a scene just makes me marvel at how well it's made. It's a perfect movie.

I would love to see Dodsworth again... it really was fantastic. Thanks again for the recommendation! :-)

35 posted on 02/27/2013 9:51:12 AM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Thanks.. would like that. Not sure where it is. I will be here til mid April


36 posted on 02/27/2013 10:38:19 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Vision

The original jungle Book is starting on TCM right now.
Never seen it


37 posted on 02/27/2013 10:46:39 AM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: DollyCali

Could you move me from the Participted-On-This-Thread List to the Ping List? Thanks ever so much!


38 posted on 02/27/2013 11:20:49 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

for my list, I just added the names of those who participated here to the ping list. I dont ping much here anymore however that is why I posted names so anyone who does could get the names.

Funny thing, when I did yours & typed I got the message NO ONE by that name .. or some such message.

It is only on careful examination that I realized for YEARS I have had the wrong name for you in my head.. I had BaYb as BaRb.. biker barb.. not biker babe.. that is very clever but only if your reader is smart enough to notice!

LOL.


39 posted on 02/27/2013 1:50:03 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Oh, DollyCali, your movie pings were always so much fun. It was a bright spot amongst all the depressing news of the day. Are you sure you won’t change your mind? I don’t use Facebook, even though I am registered there. I guess I might have to change my ways. ; )


40 posted on 02/27/2013 3:37:20 PM PST by llmc1
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To: llmc1

Thank you. That was very sweet of you. I miss a lot of the people here. Some I know where they are but most are just mists in the system, I guess.


41 posted on 03/01/2013 9:33:15 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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