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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Comrade X"(1940)

    02/16/2014 12:03:48 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1940 | King Vidor
  • TCM movie alert: "Comrade X" on tonight at 11:45 PM E.S.T.

    11/29/2012 7:17:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Turner Classic Movies ^ | 1940 | King Vidor
    Tonight at 11:45 PM, Turner Classic Movies is showing a hilarious spoof of communism and the Soviet system called "Comrade X". It was made year after the similar-themed "Ninotchka" but I've always found this Clark Gable/Hedy Lamarr spinoff the far funnier of the two films. I especially love the slapstick scene where in an effort to escape the USSR, Gable leads a battalion of Soviet tanks into invading Rumania. It also won an Oscar nomination for its funny story.
  • Clark Gable's Grandson Accused Of Shining Laser At Chopper

    07/31/2011 10:19:45 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 20 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | 31 July 2011 | Michael Martinez
    Clark Gable's Grandson Accused Of Shining Laser At Chopper Gable Faces Felony Charge By Michael Martinez CNN POSTED: 4:24 pm EDT July 30, 2011 UPDATED: 7:32 am EDT July 31, 2011 LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Clark James Gable, 22, the only grandson of legendary actor Clark Gable, was playing with a laser when police arrested him, charging him with a felony this week, his manager told CNN Saturday.
  • DVDs on demand: Warner dips into untapped vault (LAT, VAR, WSJ, THR)

    04/14/2009 8:26:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Hollywood Wiretap ^ | 3-23-2009 | Nancy Tartaglione-Vialatte
    Warner Bros. today will launch a service giving the public the opportunity to custom-order DVDs of films never before released via the medium. The move is seen as a response to dwindling DVD sales and also to customer demand for titles that while not totally obscure, didn't necessarily generate enough heat to merit a full-on DVD release. The Warner Archive Collection, available at WarnerArchive.com, includes films dating back to the silent age and for $19.95 per disc Warners will burn, package and ship for receipt within an estimated five days. Currently there are 150 titles available with for a total...
  • Long-Sealed Military Files Will Be Opened

    06/09/2005 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 11 replies · 878+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | June 6, 2005 | By Harry Levins, Post-Dispatch Senior Writer
    Archivists are about to unseal a mother lode of military history along Page Avenue in Overland. A ceremony Saturday at the National Personnel Records Center will mark the opening of military files that until now have been off-limits to most Americans. Among the gems: * Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's rating in mid-1944 of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. The report closes with these words on Patton: "A brilliant fighter and leader. Impulsive and quick-tempered. Likely to speak in public in an ill-considered fashion." * Gen. Omar Bradley's radiogram in 1951 to Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo, in which Bradley quotes...
  • Celebrities in the Armed Forces? Not These Days

    04/16/2003 2:11:31 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 41 replies · 1,854+ views
    Newhouse News Service ^ | 4/16/03 | Michele Melendez
    Baseball legend Ted Williams, pictured here in 1953, was a fighter pilot in both the Korean War and World War II. (Photo courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum) GENERATIONSCelebrities in the Armed Forces? Not These DaysBY MICHELE M. MELENDEZ   More stories by Michele Melendez Actor Clark Gable joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 at age 41. (Photo courtesy of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum)   Back when Clark Gable's Hollywood charm made girls swoon and Bob Feller's pitching prowess drove boys wild, celebrities became superheroes during wartime. Having the famous in the...