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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:57 am

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Unread post by TerryC » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:48 am

I’m Canadian too, and we frequent this site because except for looking out the window at the snow, there is nothing to do up here!
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Unread post by BenModel » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:51 pm

Alice Howell was born in NYC!

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BenModel wrote:
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Alice Howell was born in NYC!

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Unread post by boblipton » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:41 am

Jim Roots wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:31 am
BenModel wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Alice Howell was born in NYC!

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NYC = Nice Young Canadians

Jim,
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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:54 am

boblipton wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:41 am
Jim Roots wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:31 am
BenModel wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Alice Howell was born in NYC!

Ben
NYC = Nice Young Canadians

Jim,
NYC
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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:19 pm

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It's been out for a couple of weeks and talked about on the podcast, but still, it seems time to honor the first PRC release on the masthead, maybe the first out and out B movie... have to look and check that. Anyway, here's Edgar Ulmer's Detour with Anne Savage and Tom Neal. I thought about dual-honoring the other B-noir-style-exercise to come out last month, Siodmak's Phantom Lady... then I decided putting Tom Neal and Franchot Tone on the same masthead was in bad taste.
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Unread post by Brooksie » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:53 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:
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I decided putting Tom Neal and Franchot Tone on the same masthead was in bad taste.
Erm, yes. This could well be Nitrateville's first masthead to feature a real-life jailbird, too. If there were anyone whose life could have been lifted from a PRC crime drama, it's Neal's.

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Unread post by greta de groat » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:32 pm

I don't think i've seen Detour yet, but i recognize him as the baby faced thug in Bowery at Midnight that i saw again a couple weeks ago. Spotted Snub Pollard, too.

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Unread post by boblipton » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:50 am

Great April Fool's Day masthead, and no hoax as good as the one that has elevated this poorly acted, poorly edited, poorly written piece of dried up cheese to the status of classic!

So tomorrow we'll be seeing Tone & Raines up there? I think that one is mildly hysterical, but I attribute that to Cornell Woolrich.

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Unread post by mwalls » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:00 am

greta de groat wrote:
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I don't think i've seen Detour yet, but i recognize him as the baby faced thug in Bowery at Midnight that i saw again a couple weeks ago. Spotted Snub Pollard, too.

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I have seen the movie several times and highly recommend it if you like somber mood film noir type films. The restoration done recently is amazing. If you get the Criterion version, after you watch the film watch the short documentary on the restoration process and I think you will be amazed at what you just watched.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:33 am

Mike Gebert wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:19 pm
I thought about dual-honoring the other B-noir-style-exercise to come out last month, Siodmak's Phantom Lady... then I decided putting Tom Neal and Franchot Tone on the same masthead was in bad taste.
Naaahhh... The real reason you didn't put Tone up there is because you hate Canadians. Tone had French-Canadian ancestors and his own ashes were scattered in the Muskoka cottage country north of Toronto. That was enough to turn you off.

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Unread post by Scoundrel » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:10 am

You're poutine me on ....
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Unread post by oldposterho » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:20 am

That's what I'm talking about. Run Detour with Gun Crazy and Kiss Me Deadly and all will be right with the world once more.

Works for me anyway.

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Unread post by CoffeeDan » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:54 pm

I'm siding with Bob. No matter how well it's restored, even industrial strength Lysol couldn't take the stink out of this big piece of cheese.

I would have preferred PHANTOM LADY on the masthead -- even with that loopy Cornell Woolrich story, Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, and especially director Robert Siodmak made you believe it . . .
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Unread post by mwalls » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:49 pm

I believe Phantom Lady was released by Arrow Academy.

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/movie-new ... ANTOM-LADY

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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:50 am

mwalls wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:49 pm
I believe Phantom Lady was released by Arrow Academy.

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/movie-new ... ANTOM-LADY
There was also an earlier DVD release via TCM/Universal.

https://shop.tcm.com/phantom-lady/025192138683

You can buy it as an individual disc, or as part of a three-movie set of Universal noirs with The Blue Dahlia and The Glass Key.
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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:22 am

I just got the Arrow edition, plan on watching it and Detour for the Old Movies in HD thread.
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Unread post by Brooksie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:47 pm

On a slightly related note that I couldn't think where to put, but was there no April Fools post this year? I was recovering from the worst bout of flu in years so there might have been one that I missed.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 pm

Inspiration did not strike.
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Unread post by Brooksie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:43 pm

Ah, alas. A classic redux will have to suffice.

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Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:42 am

Mike Gebert wrote:
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Inspiration did not strike.
Aw, Mike, I thought I sent you the birth certificate that proves John Wayne was actually Canadian?

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