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by earlytalkiebuffRob
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?
Replies: 73
Views: 10816

Re: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?

Almost gave up on MANHATTAN TOWER (1932) due to the rather poor transfer in the early scenes. Quite glad I stayed with it as it a lively multi-layered film set in The Empire State Building, (or similar) with a number of interlocking stories and a host of characters of varying degrees of interest fro...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: DENIS NORDEN (1922-2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 101

DENIS NORDEN (1922-2018)

Though best known as the presenter of 'It'll Be Alright on the Night', a series devoted to goofs, usually on TV, Norden worked on a number of film scripts in the late 1960s / early 1970s during his extraordinarily prolific writing career. He also hosted 'Looks Familiar', an afternoon TV show where a...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Twice Round the Daffodils (1962) is a comedy/drama based on a play "Ring for Catty" and stars Juliet Mills (as Catty) as a nurse in a men's TB ward in rural England. The 6 men are all "types" but it works well.... ...Oddly, the play was also the source for Carry on Nurse (1959) which featured sever...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Co-written by Mrs Wallace Reid and starring Wallace Reid Jr, THE RACING STRAIN (1932) has Reid as the son (Dickie Moore in the early scenes and flashback) of a racing driver killed several years earlier (although the autos in the earlier scene don't look in period) who likes to drive and fly, but is...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?
Replies: 73
Views: 10816

Re: How many movie people have died due to auto accidents?

According to 'Final Curtain', by Everett Grant Jarvis, Pauline 'Baby Mary Sunshine' Flood was run over by a truck at the age of one, in 1917. As far as I know, this is the youngest movie star death to date.
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE GREEN HELMET (1961)
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: THE GREEN HELMET (1961)

http://www.thevideobeat.com/jd-biker-hot-rod-movies/green-helmet-1961.html Thank you for that. I shall have to check out the region first as my player seems to be very choosy about playing Region 1 discs. And as it is in dollars, I will need to work out how to pay, if my friend (who doesn't have a ...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: The enigma: Pauline "Baby Sunshine" Flood
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: The enigma: Pauline "Baby Sunshine" Flood

According to a book I have on film deaths (not to hand as in my shop - will note title later) Pauline Flood's full stage name was 'Baby Mary Sunshine'.
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE GREEN HELMET (1961)
Replies: 2
Views: 108

THE GREEN HELMET (1961)

A friend who is a motoring buff has a strong interest in seeing this British film, which is neither available on dvd, nor on YouTube. Any ideas where it may be found? Just thought of 'free-classic-movies', which I shall check out forthwith...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How do you discover films to watch?
Replies: 25
Views: 328

Re: How do you discover films to watch?

I find the problem is finding time to watch them! I can definitely attest to that! Last night by the time I got my daughter cleaned up, put to bed, popped some popcorn and decided on a movie (went with Dinty) I ended up only able to watch half before I got too tired and had to go to bed. I'll finis...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away - Texas Guinan Vol 4
Replies: 14
Views: 150

Re: DVD Give Away - Texas Guinan Vol 4

Oh, go on then!
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away - Hallroom Boys
Replies: 19
Views: 221

Re: DVD Give Away - Hallroom Boys

Yes, please - put my name in as well!
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: DVD Give Away - Texas Guinan Vol 1-3
Replies: 16
Views: 188

Re: DVD Give Away - Texas Guinan Vol 1-3

Will go for that as well...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

The Laughing Policeman (1973) is an oddly titled and very grim cop story set in the seediest parts of San Francisco. Someone opens fire on some bus passengers and kills them all in broad daylight. Things takes on a new twist when one of the victims turns out to be a cop. What was he doing on a bus?...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 16 FATHOMS DEEP (1948)
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: 16 FATHOMS DEEP (1948)

Ray Faiola wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:32 am
I have a 16mm Anscocolor print. Chaney looks like he is wearing the same suit he wore in ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.

WPIX used to run this in B&W. It was a childhood favorite. Not sure why!!
Thanks for the information!
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: DUDLEY SUTTON 1933-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 104

DUDLEY SUTTON 1933-2018

Still working until recently, obits for Sutton (who died from cancer) concentrated on his work in 'Eastenders' and Lovejoy', in which he played the regular character 'Tinker'. Over 150 appearances from a bit in A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1958) through THE LEATHER BOYS (1964), [which still has echoes in th...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]
Replies: 634
Views: 78559

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2018]

Still going through a bunch of tguinan's dvds.... Do many people still read William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair (1911)? The year I write this, ITV has produced a three-part mini-series (the BBC seems far more interested in frequent remakes of Jane Austen's novels for purposes of using Georgia...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How do you discover films to watch?
Replies: 25
Views: 328

Re: How do you discover films to watch?

I find the problem is finding time to watch them! A bigger selection by far than years ago, even if one cannot travel distances as one used to. Even my local cinema at Portsmouth Dockyard show the occasional silent, with POTEMKIN, ZEEBRUGGE (1924) and NELSON (1918) this month, together with a docume...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: How do you discover films to watch?
Replies: 25
Views: 328

Re: How do you discover films to watch?

Mitch Farish wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:36 am
Other than monitoring this site and browsing vendors' catalogs and YouTube, I find a lot of references in books. James Card's Seductive Cinema is where I learned about The Cossack Whip (1916). Blum's Pictorial History of the Silent Screen and all of K. Brownlow's books are good.
Seconded!
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 16 FATHOMS DEEP (1948)
Replies: 2
Views: 140

16 FATHOMS DEEP (1948)

Looking out the 1934 film of the same title, I found this remake, in b/w but declaring it was shot in Ansco Color. Does it exist in this format? I know the process had its problems, having only seen THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER (1949) in b/w or in an awful colour copy which was far worse...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

LOAN SHARK (1952) was a promising idea, with ex-con George Raft being offered a job in a tyre factory to find out who was getting the employees to rely on illegal moneylenders, and thus get into more trouble. Despite being smitten with his sister's neighbour (which looked like a bit of cradle snatch...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

It also seems odd that Tone is seen as being at a loose end on Sundays, when a farm would usually give little opportunity for mooning about like a lost sheep. Wouldn't seem odd at all to anyone religious. [/quote I don't know about that, as I was given to understand the idea of a 'day of rest' woul...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

A remarkable rediscovery, DELUGE (1933) was somewhat different from what I had expected, being rather more than just a disaster movie, although this aspect is undeniably spectacular and exciting / horrifying. The scenes of destruction (some of which are none too convincing) last no more than about a...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Watched GERONIMO (1939) last night, and found it pretty entertaining, though spotty. Film starts with young cavalryman William Henry joining his father's (Ralph Morgan) outfit as he (Morgan) proceeds to make plans for peace with Geronimo (Chief Thundercloud) and his men, who are causing endless mayh...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: FENELLA FIELDING 1927-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: FENELLA FIELDING 1927-2018

Watch Carry on Screaming tonight. Fielding was funny but the movie was a tad draggy. I don't get the "Frying tonight!" line used several times. I was wondering that myself. One movie blog says it's a take-off on a line "Flying tonight!" that's somehow Dracula-related, but I don't recall it. Another...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Another shortie from the prolific Phil Rosen, SECOND HONEYMOON (1930) has fed-up Josephine Dunn deciding to leave husband Edward Earle when he continues to drivel on about his rare books, forgetting it is their anniversary. Rather than mending his ways and becoming less of a boring old fart and stuf...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

A kind gift from a friend, King Vidor's THE STRANGER'S RETURN (1933) had been on my wish list for a very long time, but I must confess to finding it slightly disappointing. It tells of a woman's (Miriam Hopkins) return to the family farm after she has separated from her husband. Her presence causes ...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

A hash-up with the film I intended watching the other evening led to a mini-programme of shorts: THE CHRISTMAS PARTY (1931) has Jackie Cooper inviting some pals round for a party, but when things get a bit out of hand, he asks Norma Shearer to put a word in for him with Mr Mayer, so that they can h...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: FENELLA FIELDING 1927-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: FENELLA FIELDING 1927-2018

Sad. One of my favorite British eccentrics. She tended to play deliciously over-the-top types. I fondly remember her from that ancient "Saki" TV series the Boston PBS stations used to carry. It also featured Martita Hunt as Lady Bastable. Also memorable in the remake of THE OLD DARK HOUSE. Noticed ...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1517
Views: 125552

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

One I watched a short while ago, Willy Forst's MAZURKA (1935) is impossible to describe fully without dropping a load of spoilers. Suffice to say it starts off with a young girl's mother leaving her for a couple of days and the girl getting picked up by a concert pianist (Albrecht Schoenhals) old en...
by earlytalkiebuffRob
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: FENELLA FIELDING 1927-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 315

FENELLA FIELDING 1927-2018

Dying so soon after Liz Fraser, Fenella Fielding will be best known to film fans for her role in CARRY ON SCREAMING! In addition to one other 'Carry On', REGARDLESS, where pretty well everyone was upstaged by the remarkable Stanley Unwin, her film work was mainly in supporting, uncredited or 'cameo'...