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Watched a couple of absurd, supposedly film noir movies last night.  First up:

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A laughably silly story.  Paul Henreid plays a med school dropout turned criminal  He orchestrates a robbery of an underworld gambling den and after his henchmen are bumped off by the mobster he robbed, he comes up with an escape plan.  Turns out there is a psychiatrist who just happens to look exactly like him (and oddly enough, just also happens to have a German accent) save for a scar on his cheek.  Mr. Henreid romances Joan Bennett who is the doctor's secretary.  He then concocts an elaborate plan in which he kills the doctor and takes his place.  To do so, he must put a scar on his face, but -- are you ready for this -- he puts the scar on the wrong side of his face, but no one even seems to notice.  Things do not end well for any one.

Then things got even worse with this stinker:

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That's right -- this nearly 40 year old "girl" is in danger y'all!  Her husband is very ill and has it in his mind that his wife (Ms. Young) is in love with his doctor and they are scheming to kill him.  He secretly writes a letter to the D.A. making his allegation and his wife hands it off to the postman.  After confronting his wife with this allegation and almost killing her with a gun, the husband conveniently dies of his heart condition.  Now, the wife must track down the postman and get that letter back or else she will be suspected of murder.  A truly awful performance by Ms. Young and the whole film seems more like a long Carol Burnett sketch as it is so inane and silly. This movie really deserves an MST3K treatment.   Undistinguished music by Andre Previn.

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17 hours ago, Matthew said:

She.

She (1935) - IMDb

I don't think I've ever seen a Helen Gahagan movie.  Later as Helen Gahagan Douglas, SHE was elected to the US House of Representatives and SHE might have spared us all a lot of trouble had SHE defeated Richard Nixon in their 1950 Senate battle.

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46 minutes ago, duaneiac said:

I don't think I've ever seen a Helen Gahagan movie.  Later as Helen Gahagan Douglas, SHE was elected to the US House of Representatives and SHE might have spared us all a lot of trouble had SHE defeated Richard Nixon in their 1950 Senate battle.

Movie's not too bad, Randolph Scott has all the acting range of A to B, incredibly wooden, it says something where Nigel Bruce is the most vibrant presence of the film!

The HGD election was a byword, and a ubiquitous example in California politics even when I was growing up. It set the tone for a long time.

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4 hours ago, duaneiac said:

I don't think I've ever seen a Helen Gahagan movie.  Later as Helen Gahagan Douglas, SHE was elected to the US House of Representatives and SHE might have spared us all a lot of trouble had SHE defeated Richard Nixon in their 1950 Senate battle.

Nixon’s conduct in that campaign was red baiting at its worst. She also had a relationship with LBJ, as recounted in Robert Caro’s Master of the Senate.

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The Blues Brothers

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One of the greatest of all classic film comedies

 

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This movie is wild in so many ways.  Can't believe I've never seen it or even heard much about  it before. If you get a chance, watch it, or at least the Shanghai Lil number at the end. 

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41 minutes ago, medjuck said:

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This movie is wild in so many ways.  Can't believe I've never seen it or even heard much about  it before. If you get a chance, watch it, or at least the Shanghai Lil number at the end. 

Ruby Keeler is all of a sudden Chinese! It is a crazy film! where Cagney and Blondel are running wild! Dick Powell is playing himself again! All the musical numbers are at the end of the movie! I'm using too many exclamation points!!!! 

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31 minutes ago, Matthew said:

Ruby Keeler is all of a sudden Chinese! It is a crazy film! where Cagney and Blondel are running wild! Dick Powell is playing himself again! All the musical numbers are at the end of the movie! I'm using too many exclamation points!!!! 

It cries out for exclamation points.  ( I restrained myself-- once I started I knew I'd never stop.)  Yes, Ruby Keeler, surrounded by  prostitutes and an opium den, but it ends with the  Stars & Stripes and FDR. 

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Rebel Without A Cause on TCM

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One of the better movies I’ve seen in a long time and without a doubt the best movie dealing with Vietnam.

 

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Support Your Local Sheriff. Just a fun movie. 

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On 5/18/2016 at 10:57 PM, Jazzmoose said:

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Little known factoid.  To promote the film, RKO Studios actually built 73 so-called "Dream Houses" across the country.  Some of them were sold by raffle.  One is located in Cedar Hills, Oregon which is about ten miles from where I live.  I've driven by it many times. 

 

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Don't Look Back on TCM.

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A Woman Under the Influence on Amazon Prime. Unbelievable performance by Gena Rowlands.

 

 

 

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Children of Hiroshima

Children of Hiroshima (1952) - IMDb

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Big Trouble in Little China. It's a fun film!

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Saw one of my top 5 favorite movies tonight, My Fair Lady.

 

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The Boy Who Found Gold. A documentary on Fr. William Hart McNichols, who is a Catholic priest and also one of America's preeminent icon writers. Very interesting, clearly a person who is very spiritual and a great artist. Watched on Amazon Prime.

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Fastening my seat belt tonight with this classic

 

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Summer Magic.

Summer Magic | Disney Movies

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