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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  Seems to be a low-traffic weekend on the Movie Wall. I will leave my quizzes open until Monday am, just in case someone wanders in who wants to play. Plus I won't be around for several hours now, so all in all that seems my best plan right now.
January 10 at 10:45 EST .

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   MeiDei  Good quizzes, thanks for participating! I'll post some new ones as the open ones are answered or commented on.
January 10 at 10:56 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.....that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
January 10 at 16:10 EST .

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   StormCnter  Good stuff, Rich. I'm always happy to see your quizzes.
January 11 at 05:27 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  Which one of these ladies did NOT play Bette Davis' daughter in a movie?

Ann-Margret
Sandra Dee
Susan Hayward
Debbie Reynolds
Natalie Wood
January 9 at 15:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'll guess Susan Hayward - she was close to my mother's age & closer to Bette's age. Watch, I'll be wrong. : )
January 10 at 09:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  That should read "closer to Bette's age than the others above". Brain to fingers: "wait up".
January 10 at 10:11 EST .

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   Richdet  Not Susan. Bette played her controlling mother in the movie version of the Harold Robbins novel "Where Love Has Gone." But you are right about their ages -- ten years difference, I think.
January 10 at 10:42 EST .

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   Richdet  Bette was mother to Ann-Margret in "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961 ), Debbie Reynolds in "The Catered Affair" (1956 ) and Natalie Wood in "The Star" (1952 ), and interestingly enough each had fond memories of the experience. High-strung Susan H, apparently to Bette's surprise at the time, turned out not to be such a pal.

So that leaves Sandra Dee as the correct answer in the mother/daughter sweepstakes. She tended to play Lana Turner's daughter, so Sandy had her hands full as it was.
January 11 at 09:20 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  Who said this one? What movie?

"I simply will not sit down to dinner with midwestern barbarians. I think too highly of my digestive system."
January 9 at 15:43 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came To Dinner
January 11 at 01:08 EST .

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   Richdet  Congrats. None other than Monty Woolley sniping at his hosts in that way he had. Your prize is to put together the dinner party of your dreams, any guest allowed at the table, even including Sheridan Whiteside himself to spice things up.
January 11 at 09:15 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  Movie quote. Who said it. What movie?

"If any of you are ever in trouble, no matter what, just dial "O" for O'Malley."
January 9 at 15:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  Was that before or after he sang the title song?
January 9 at 19:49 EST .

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   Richdet  Comes at the very end of the movie. Can barely hear him over the bells. (Not really, but anything to get to an answer. )
January 10 at 10:39 EST .

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   MeiDei  OK, I'll swing for it: Bing Crosby as Fr. O'Malley in "The Bells of St. Mary's". Did you know the sequel "Sister Act" was originally titled "The Belles of St, Mary's" (Not really it was just a corrupted thought in need of more sleep and/or coffee ). : )
January 10 at 10:48 EST .

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   Richdet  You got it. Not only will Bing croon a favorite for you, but Ingrid Bergman and the other nuns of St. Mary's will be his backup singers.
January 11 at 09:13 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  Movie quote. Who said it? What movie?

"My mother -- a waitress!!!!!"
January 9 at 15:41 EST .

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   Richdet  Adaptation of a James M. Cain novel. That help?
January 10 at 10:37 EST .

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   StormCnter  Good one, Rich. I don't really know the answer, but it would fit with "Midred Pierce", I think. Veda was a snot.
January 11 at 05:20 EST .

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   Richdet  Yes, snotty, social-climbing, horrible young Veda (Ann Blyth ) sneering at broad-shouldered, table-hopping, self-sacrificing Mom, "Mildred Pierce" (Joan Crawford ).

Below, good-sport Norma, though forgotten by many, agreed to treat everyone to cake. For your prize, Mildred Pierce is treating you to a selection of her money-making pies, from the shop closest to your place.
January 11 at 09:12 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  Storm provided a link below to a story on John Gilbert's talkies, which inspired another pithy novella-length response from me. It also inspires a Quiz:

Some silent-movie stars thrived when sound arrived, moving from "star" status to "super-star" status, so enthralled was the public with their speaking voices. Two in particular star in this Quiz.

She did a string of MGM movies based on popular stage plays, by Noel Coward and others, and even a Shakespeare. He did a string of movies based on popular novel adaptations, two of them from best-sellers by James Hilton.

Curiously, they both played characters in the 30s who met their deaths at the guillotine during the French Revolution. Hers historical, his fictional. Who might these stars be?
January 9 at 15:39 EST .

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   MeiDei  She would have to be Marie Antoinette, yes?
January 9 at 19:51 EST .

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   Richdet  Yes, she starred in "Marie Antoinette." He starred as Sydney Carton in the adaptation of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" ("it is a far far better thing ......" ).

She starred in the movie version of Coward's "Private Lives," was Juliet to Leslie Howard's Romeo, and did movie versions of other stage hits like "The Women" and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" with Fredric March.

He starred in the movie versions of Hilton"s "Lost Horizons" and "Random Harvest" with Greer Garson.

So ..... who are they?
January 10 at 10:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Brain freeze on this one & the one above.... sorry.
January 10 at 10:50 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Ronald Coleman?
January 10 at 16:15 EST .

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   Richdet  Yes, Ronald Colman he is. She would be Norma Shearer. For your reward, Sydney Carton has agreed to take your place in any tight spot you might find yourself in, up to and including the guillotine.

And Norma, channeling Marie Antoinette, is sending along cake for all!!
January 11 at 09:06 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  I came. I saw that no one was responding to the quizzes, since we are probably all very much in Christmas Busy-ness and/or Recovery mode. So I scaled the Movie Wall, and hope I conquered (? ). If I didn't get them all right, and I kind of think I did, I hope my wrong answers manage to be entertaining!
December 26 at 15:41 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  This coming Wednesday, September 30, marks the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death. In light of that, Turner Classic Movies last night programmed several of the tv shows JD appeared in during the early fifties. I had no awareness of these credits at all, but it turns out that JD popped up on many of the live drama anthologies of the time. In the programs shown last night, his costars included such names as Natalie Wood (this well before "Rebel without a Cause" ), Eddie Albert, Ed Begley, Dorothy Gish, Mary Astor, Paul Lukas, and most astonishing to me, Ronald Reagan.

I found this clip from the conclusion of the drama with RR, titled "The Dark Dark Hours." The show runs about a half hour, and can be found on You Tube in three short parts. The premise is punk James Dean holds doctor Ronald Reagan and wife Constance Ford hostage in their home as Dr. Reagan tries to save Dean's buddy who has taken a serious bullet wound in their latest spree. At the end Reagan gives Dean a thrashing. Here's a clip of that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2pv6JOTdj8

Notice Reagan is a bit winded at the end of the clip (he was also the host of the show ). That's live tv for you. The TCM shop is releasing a dvd collection of James Dean's tv roles, with various extras. Now I know what I want for Christmas.
September 26 at 11:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  How neat, Rich. I also didn't know Dean did much television. "Winded" is a bit of an understatement. But, Reagan got his lines out okay.
September 26 at 13:42 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  A reminder for Gram and others who have expressed interest in the movie "The Long Hot Summer" with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (and Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Anthony Franciosa, and Angela Lansbury -- quite a cast ). TCM is showing it this Monday evening, June 1, at 8pm eastern time, as part of a night of Newman/Woodward programming.

And speaking of Newman and Woodward -- after perusing recent posts on this wall this morning, I would like to point out that the gentleman sharing "Rachel Rachel" Joanne Woodward's bed in the quiz picture of a day or two ago is not Newman. He directed the movie, does not appear in it. The lover in that movie was played by James Olson.

And I think I can identify the mystery man in the "Belle of the Yukon" picture. I believe he is William Marshall, an actor who got around to marrying several well-known actresses, including Ginger Rogers. Trying to confirm this identification, I found it is difficult to google pictures of him via his own name and come up with anything. Google his name with that of any of his wives and there he is.
May 30 at 10:06 EST .

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   MeiDei  Does that mean I forfeit my Newman's Own Dog Food? BooHoo.
May 30 at 10:15 EST .

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   StormCnter  Really, Rich? That's my fault. The synopsis for the film identified the photo as Newman and Woodward and I didn't look farther at the cast list. I am sometimes guilty of rushing to get several posts up so I can move on to errands. Haste leads to sloppiness, obviously. Thanks for the correction. And thank you for naming William Marshall. I thought he was too good-looking to disappear.
May 30 at 10:20 EST .

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   Richdet  Afraid so, though I hope Mei's dog food prize is not in jeopardy. I just did a google images search on "James Olson Joanne Woodward" to confirm, and there's your picture. She plays a repressed virginal school teacher in the movie and he is her high school crush or something akin to that, in town from the big city, seduces her, bringing on a hysterical false pregnancy. Estelle Parsons plays another hysteric. (As you can tell, not a comedy. ) A big critical hit in its day, but not much heard of now.
May 30 at 10:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Aw, I was kind of hoping Paul was directing with his shirt off.
May 30 at 10:46 EST .

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   Gram77  Wow, we are on a role today! Love it!!
May 30 at 12:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  I fed the dog - all of it!!!
May 30 at 14:19 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  Gram, this is for you. I hope you see this. Just a couple of weeks ago, you mentioned you were hoping "The Long Hot Summer" would be turning up on TCM -- guess what. The movie gods obviously check out this wall. My copy of TCM's monthly guide arrived in the mail today, and the first thing I spot is a Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward tribute on June 1. "The Long Hot Summer" will be shown on that night, which is a Monday, at 8pm eastern time. I will post a reminder for you again as 6/1 draws close. But keep the date open -- you got an appointment with Paul and Joanne.
May 12 at 19:22 EST .

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   Gram77  Hey, thanks. Perfect night and a perfect time.
May 12 at 22:06 EST .

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   Gerty  I'll be watching too.
May 13 at 05:44 EST .

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   Richdet posted on Movies & Reviews  Early April is not only a good time for delivering Easter eggs (don't be a stranger, Peter Rabbit ), but also apparently a good time for delivering major super-stars. Three of this tribe, not just big names but Oscar winners, all were born on April 5th.

One played dauntless Father Flanagan, another dangerous Jane Hudson, and another "duel"ing Lewt McCanless. Who might they be?
April 3 at 12:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  Bette Davis was Jane Hudson.
April 3 at 13:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  Fr. Flanagan of Boys Town......Spencer Tracy - 1st guess; 2nd guess can see the little Irish guy but can't put a name on him.
April 3 at 14:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  Remembered: 2nd guess: Barry Fitzgerald
April 3 at 14:49 EST .

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   Richdet  Storm gets Jane Hudson correct -- Jane being the Davis character in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" Mei nails Father Flanagan, aka Spencer Tracy. Your prizes for getting those two are either (a ) taking Joan Crawford for a joyride or (b ) reforming Mickey Rooney.

Or, since I am feeling generous, you can take your chances with Lewt McCanless, whom you didn't guess. He is Gregory Peck in "Duel in the Sun." You can have a shoot-out with Lewt in the desert, and hope you have a happier outcome than Jennifer Jones did.
April 3 at 17:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'll forego the prize and see if Mei can handle both Joan and Mickey. Or she can watch Joan handle Mickey.

I saw "Duel in the Sun" with my grandmother at a tender age. Adults weren't all that careful about young psyches in those days. That terrible last scene, where they're both sweaty and bloody and shooting at each other and tumbling down the rocks and the sun is hot and my eyes were the size of tennis balls. Yep, I was traumatized, but did my grandmother care? No. She loved the film.
April 3 at 17:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'll watch Joan handle Mickey from the loving embrace o Gregory's arms - come on it's Easter, let an ole gal have some fun.
April 3 at 18:09 EST .

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