Skip to comments.TCM Classic Movie Alert 3/5/14
Posted on 03/05/2014 9:53:25 AM PST by Vision
This is your Turner Classic Movie channel alert!
Tonight...one of the best films ever made(the description below doesn't do the film justice)...Dodsworth(1936), 8pm est
"A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe."
Overview & Cast
Seen it twice, but I’m up for a third time tonight!
Thanks for the heads-up.
Agreed...the film was a good as the book and both works are classics.
Thanks-—I’ve never seen it.
Love this move. Love Walter Huston.
Thank you for the post. This is one of my all time favorite movies. It’s really great. I first learned about it, when I heard that it was Dennis Miller’s favorite movie. I don’t know if I’d go so far to say all time favorite as it seems to change every year, but this movie features Walter Huston who is good in every part he plays.
He makes acting look extremely easy.
Grab yourself something to eat and watch a truly great movie.
OHH that good movie
Hey Vision do you get this channel on your so called regular tv
“For Whom The Bell Tolls” was on about three nights back. Great movie. Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman.
Love that station. My kids even like to watch the old movies with me,and they’re young adults now.
Interesting that they often note how different things seemed back then. “Better” is the common remark I hear, from both of them.
They both like Jimmy Cagney and Humphrey Bogart movies a lot.
And - get this - my son recognized Edward G. Robinson (we were watching “Key Largo”) because of the Bugs Bunny cartoon portrayal... he said “Hey! That’s “Rocky” the gangster from Bugs Bunny...Ha!!”
Yeah... ya take culture wherever you can find it these days! Haha!
I watched "Dodsworth" on a night the Olympics were on....and there I was, clicking frantically back and forth between the film and a sports event I wanted to watch!
At any rate, I wont' watch again right now.....it's too soon, sheesh......but when they run it again a couple years from now, I'll watch for sure. I love the film. Dated though it is, the character development is fantastic, and the acting superb.
It's worth curling up on the couch for a couple hours to watch the lives and travails of the elite during the early thirties.
“Dodsworth” is a good case-study of how you can have a truly ‘adult’ film well within the perimeters of the Hays Code.
You ever just listen to the old Loony Tunes cartoons?
They are mostly set to classical music. Introduced my kids to that kind of music that way.
“Kill the wabbit..”
“...You ever just listen to the old Loony Tunes cartoons?...”
Oh HELL yeah! They are some of my all-time favorite soundtracks... the best cartoon soundtracks ever!
“Long Haired Hare” is hilarious... “The Rabbit of Seville”... they were classics. And not only the classical music, but also just folk music and popular tunes of the day were prevalent in those cartoons.
They represent an animated slice of life from that time period. Hence, the left hates them, and wants them removed.
Like the original Jonny Quest... (Hanna-Barbara, 1964)
I love his last line in this clip. Hers too.
5 pm pacific. I’ll record. thanks.
“Kill The Wabbit!”
Ride of the Valkyries, from Wagner... brilliant!!
From “What’s Opera, Doc?”
I discovered that the cartoons had classical music while riding around in my car a long time ago. I tuned the FM dial all the way to the left and the radio picked up sound from the high frequency tv signal. Interesting to be able to listen to the audio of tv shows on a car radio.
“...Interesting to be able to listen to the audio of tv shows on a car radio....”
And very cool!
You’ve sold me! I love 30’s styling. And I can still watch The Americans at 10 pm on FX!
I remember first noticing the connection between the music in old WB cartoons and some 78rpm Raymond Scott Quintet records I had. The cartoons used to utilize a riff from the Scott tune “Powerhouse” quite often, as I recall.
Here’s a compilation with that theme running through it...
THANK YOU! Because I NEVER knew what that tune was called!!!
The band Rush did an interpolation of it too in “La Via Strangiato” on the album “Hemispheres”...
Yep - my nieces all love "Rhapsody Rabbit". They were a bit surprised, though, by my "unedited" copy, where Bugs pulls out a revolver and shoots the coughing guy in the audience. Their response was spasms of laughter, followed by questions about why that scene had been cut. :-)
BTW, there's quite a bit of classical music used in Japanese anime, too.
That’s a very good picture! We enjoyed in the last year or so when we watched it streaming online.
The flip side to Scott’s “Powerhouse” on that 78rpm I had was “The Toy Trumpet,” which I also think might have showed up in some of the WB cartoons. Actually I still have the old record (as well as several others), but their material has long since been re-issued on a few CD compilations, which I got.
Fun, eccentric music!
The Warner Brothers cartoonists had a zany sense of humor, and they made us laugh for decades.
We’ll not see their like again in our lifetime - but we CAN make sure successive generations get to see those gems.
When you watch, notice how American this movie is. It's masculine and American. Look for the lines about industry and clean hospitals and clever people.
Also, the score. What a score.
This film brings tears to my eyes. Dodsworth built America and we need more of him. I'm so glad you all enjoy it.
He’s gone ashore! He’s gone ASHORE!!!
A line I didn't hear before, when the wife is talking about how high life her Parisian friends are...
Dodsworth says (in reference to his life's work)...”Somebody’s got to let men be more than waiters”. Wow. What a movie.
Interesting that such an American movie is largely set in Europe. Allows you to see the contrast between the two continents.
I always love the scene with Fran, Kurt, and Kurt’s mother. Maria Ouspenskaya is really something—especially when she tells Fran that she will be an “old wife married to a young husband.” Ouch! But she did her son a great favor.
Thank you. I half-heard that line and wondered what he said about waiters
And near the opening when he's walking through the workers after selling his automotive business, you can tell that were not union men. The respect that both employer and employee had in those days before the Big Labor thugs became entrenched (thanks to FDR and his evil handmaiden Frances Perkins) is evident. It was scourge of unionism that divided owner/management from the workers.
And on a lighter note, Vision, I watched this classic film on an equally classic, old television I still have. The brand of that set? Well, take a look:
Great scene. The Baroness/Maria Ouspenskaya was one serious actress.
She did Fran a favor too. In Europe older men chased younger women. The Baron would probably stray at some point.
Well said. That opening scene is so powerful.
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