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  • Once Upon A Honeymoon-TCM Monday, June 1 - 7:30 AM

    05/31/2009 3:32:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies · 505+ views
    Roman Catholic, Anti-Communist Republican classic movie director Leo McCarey's "Once Upon A Honeymoon"(1942) with Republican movie superstars Ginger Rogers & Cary Grant. is airing on TCM on Monday morning. From its title, stars & director one might think it's a light romantic comedy like Grant's "The Awful Truth" and Miss Rogers' "It Had to Be You." And while it's partly in that genre, it's also a WII spy adveture. It's loads of fun to watch if you're a fan of Ginger, Cary, Walter Slezak(as Ginger's villainous Nazi husband), McCarey or 1940s WWII propaganda films. It also provides evidence that there...
  • Nevada Smith-TCM today at 12:00 PM E.S.T.

    05/30/2009 6:33:49 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies · 458+ views
    "Nevada Smith"-classic western starring one of my favorite movie cowboys, the legendary Steve McQueen is on Turner Classic Movies today at 12:00 PM EST. Co-starring Brian Keith as his foster father, Karl Malden, Martin Landau, Arthur Kennedy as his adversaries, Raf Vallone as a compassionate and wise priest and the late and lovely Suzanne Pleshette(in one of her best performances as the smoky voiced Cajun named Pilar), Janet Margolin and Joanna Moore(in an unbilled part) as the women in his life. Directed by Henry Hathaway("The Sons of Katie Elder") and a great score by Alfred Newman. Definitely worth catching if...
  • Rio Bravo on TCM 10:30PM E.S.T. tonight

    05/06/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 1,012+ views
    It has been said that director Howard Hawks made Rio Bravo (1959) as a reaction to two popular westerns which angered him - High Noon (1952) and 3:10 to Yuma (1957). His comment on the former was, "I didn't think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him." Hawks also considered 3:10 to Yuma, which had outlaw Glenn Ford playing psychological games with lawman Van Heflin, "a lot of nonsense." So Rio Bravo was the director's take on heroism...
  • One Year Anniversary of Charlton Heston's death

    BEVERLY HILLS, California, April 7, 2008 ( - In his legendary film career he played saints, geniuses, prophets, soldiers and even the occasional bad guy, but in real life, Charlton Heston was a genuine hero for his defence of civil rights for blacks and for the unborn. His death on Saturday, at age 84, was met with an outpouring of admiration and tributes on the internet and television news and on countless blogs. Admirers lauded him as one of the last of the old-time Hollywood movie stars, and as a man who also embodied in his off-screen life the integrity,...
  • Happy 79th Anniversary of the birth of Steve McQueen a/k/a The King of Cool

    03/23/2009 11:24:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1,270+ views
    Something you won’t hear or read about as McQueen enters a chic status among the Beautiful Poseurs that would’ve revolted him, is that he was a true iconoclast: a born-again Christian and conservative Republican who backed the Vietnam War. Keep in mind this was during the 60s and 70s when his generation of Hollywood was as liberal and hyper-politicized as today’s generation, only talented.
  • (Ron) Silver fears H'wood backlash

    09/01/2004 2:05:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 2,260+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/01/04 | Rush & Molloy
    Actor Ron Silver got a much warmer welcome at the convention Monday night - but will his speech get a chilly reception in Hollywood? Even though Silver made it plain in his address that he disagrees with President Bush on domestic issues, he claims he is catching it for hailing the war on Saddam. "I've already been feeling it socially," Silver tells us. "[Democrats] don't want to engage in any real conversation about post-9/11 security. They are so blinded by their Bush hatred." After chiding Tinseltown Kerry supporters in his speech, Silver says, "The Hollywood Reporter headline read, 'Actor Silver...