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6/10
the awesome sidney poitier does it again
12 October 2019
Part three of the Mister Tibbs detective chapters. Sidney Poitier in another who-dunnit, this time in san francisco. which was also the setting for his "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" ! After a huge heroin robbery, Tibbs is brought in to figure out what's going on. Graham Jarvis is the employee "Martin". he was awesome in New Leaf and What's Up Doc ? Max Gail (Barney Miller) is in here as Rudy. keep an eye out for Daniel Travanti from "Hill Street Blues." and from The Rookies, Gerald O'Loughlin. those actors will be in all kinds of cop shows. Tibbs isn't sure who to trust, so he starts keeping secrets from his own boss, and from Narcotics, when they get involved. of course, that makes it look like HE was the guilty party. it's all pretty well done. quite rare, that a third chapter could be so good. Directed by Don Medford. he did mostly television after this one. Not bad.
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5/10
interesting, if only for historical value
11 October 2019
From PRC, Producers Releasing Corp, comes the moidah of an actor. Dave OBrien is "Tony", mister suave reporter, who is trying to solve the case. Kay Aldridge is the actress Claudia, who may or may not be involved. lots of talking, talking with suspects, who may or may not be suspects. O'Brien certainly did it all; writer, actor, director. probably best known for "Reefer Madness", 1936. Met Harry Truman. died quite young at 57 from a heart attack. Keep an eye out for Cyril Delevanti... was the old guy in "Night of the Iguana". Directed by Al Herman; this was one of his last films. had started in silents, doing short films, and moved into the talkies. the sound and picture quality is pretty bad, but there ARE captions, so i guess we're lucky it's watchable at all, after eighty years. showing on FilmDetective streaming channel. it's okay. that about all.
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6/10
maryAnn from gillians island
11 October 2019
MaryAnn from Gilligan's Island! Dawn Wells seems to be the biggest name in this yawner. apparently, it's based on a real event, where someone terrorizes lover's lane in Texarkana,Texas. The narrator here is a little distracting.... keeps breaking up the action, Dragnet-style. the acting is pretty lame, and the story is over the top. and they keep playing tin-soldier marching music, as if Barney Fife is making a citizen's arrest. Everything is coming from the Low Budget store. Directed by Charles Pierce, cult movie king. had written Sudden Impact for Clint Eastwood in 1983. he's also Patrolman Benson in this film! it's all okay. nothing too special. and barely based on a true event from the 1940s. this one is "fair to middlin." and nothing more.
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Private Parts (1972)
6/10
cheesy but fun
10 October 2019
This was Ayn Ruymen's first role.. as Cheryl. She runs off after stealing her friend's wallet, and finds her aunt Martha. She gets a room in Martha's hotel, where each and every guest is a strange, mysterious character. she starts poking around the other guest rooms, which she will probably regret. her friend Judy (Ann Gibbs) comes looking for her, and that's just the beginning of things hitting the fan. she makes friends with Jeff (Stan Livingston)... you'll recognize him from My Three Sons, and Ozzie and Harriet. Lots of creepy, mysterious music. Co-stars the prim, upright, Lucille Benson. what family secrets will be unveiled at this goofy hotel ? when Cheryl meets George, things start to get even more strange. John Ventantonio only had five roles, and disappeared after that. it's all pretty goofy, and mostly slow.. suspense... some violence, some sexual content. Directed by Paul Bartel. this was one of his first directing roles; he was probably best known for "Eating Raoul", ten years later.
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7/10
T Savalas robs an old lady
10 October 2019
Telly Savalas ! a couple years BEFORE Kojak. here he's a prisoner, just getting released from jail. and Sergeant Hulka from Stripes! (Warren Oates). Together, they come up wtih a scheme to rob the eccentric British Lady Sophie (Edith Evans). now they just need to convince their old crime boss (Cesar Romero) to finance it. They manage to get inside, and find its more complicated than they thought. a very slow, simmering, boil of a comedy. Turns out Lady Sophie is a wild woman, and they might just have a hard time keeping up with her. she likes a bit of adventure, herself. Savalas plays it very lightweight, and a little over the top, and it all works. a couple surprises along the way. Written and directed by Jim O'Connolly. Only directed a few things. this one is also known as Sophie's Place. i hadn't heard of the other films he did, but he was a british director, so i probably wouldn't know them.. This one's pretty good. a different kind of story.
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The Landlord (1970)
8/10
race relations... landlord versus tenants.
7 October 2019
Some hollywood royalty in this one from 1970! a very YOUNG Beau Bridges. Pearl Bailey, Louis Gossett. Bridges is Elgar, spoiled son of a wealthy family, and when he decides to buy a building, things don't work out as planned; originally, he wants to knock down walls, kick the renters out, and remodel the place... but things don't seem to work out that way. he slowly meets the tenants, and it's 1970, so there are lots of beads and flower power, baby. Some great scenes of brooklyn around 1970. pretty rough time, anywhere in new york. the film gets kind of trippy about halfway through... mind trip about race and race conflict. especially when Elgar dates the tenants. Diana Sands is Fanny, another renter. Sands died quite young from cancer, but was also a force in showbiz. Lee Grant (plays Elgar's mother) will win an Oscar for Shampoo! and Hector Elizondo, in his third film role. Directed by Hal Ashby. directed some HUGE films! Harold and Maude. Being There. and Shampoo, with Lee Grant and of course Warren Beatty. "Landlord" was his first directing role. according to wikipedia, there was liberal use of drugs. and by the time he got his cancer checked out, it was way too late, and Ashby died young at 59. Novel by Kristin Hunter... seems to be her only novel turned film. Pretty good stuff! Warning... blackface, violence, rough language, cussing, and some brutally serious discussions of race relations and bigotry. snapshot of the time. and just about a year before All in the Family television show.
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Prairie Law (1940)
6/10
law in the old west
7 October 2019
Shenanigans! Local judge Curry (Paul Everton) is up to no good in the new west. selling land that won't support cattle or farming. Brill Austin (George OBrien) has the only water around, and he knows that Curry is lying to folks. New arrivals, the Brambull family has been suckered in, but they don't seem to want Austin's help. and Cilla Brambull (Virginia Vale) keeps changing her story. clearly, they are up to something... Can the side of right win out over all the corruption and town officials on the take? moves pretty slowly, but mostly a pretty solid story of the old west. It does get a bit silly near the end... a gun fight breaks out during the jury deliberations, and they keep on deliberating, clearly for humor. O'Brien had started in the silents, and was pretty busy in films until the end of the 1940s. Directed by David Howard. he died quite young at 45. not much information on him anywhere.
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Lilly Turner (1933)
8/10
chatterton and brent
6 October 2019
Talented Ruth Chatterton could play any role, but would only have appear in thirty two films. Getting into pictures later than some, she jumped in feet first and made some biggies. Probably her best known are Female and Dodsworth. In Lilly, she starts out wide-eyed and innocent, and quickly learns that men can't be trusted. They have always shown her the worst, so she starts giving the worst in return. Then she meets Bob (George Brent), and they seem to be a really good, loving match. of course, fate steps in, so it remains to be seen if they live happily ever after. (Although Chatterton actually did marry Brent, even if only for two years.) some good strong co-stars.... Guy Kibbee, Frank McHugh, and even Grant Mitchell for about thirty seconds. We get a really good idea of how tough times were in the depression, everyone scratching and living a hard, gritty, life. Very well done. no new stories in here, but the story and strong performances keep it together. and surprisingly good picture and sound. must have been restored. definitely worth watching.
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Trapped (1949)
6/10
LLoyd Bridges in a so-so film from the 1940s.
6 October 2019
The awesome, experienced Lloyd Bridges stars in Trapped, which finally comes to Turner Classics! a restored copy, it begins with a very serious narrator talking about the Treasury Department, and all the areas it overseas, including counterfeiting. the local residents are starting to try to deposit (fake) bills at the local bank, and it's kind of like an episode of dragnet. LLoyd Bridges is Stewart, who's promising his chick that after this one last job, they'll be off to mexico. Barbara Payton is Meg, the moll. unfortunately, Payton died SO young at 39; her personal life was such a mess... she married so many times, although it didn't seem to matter to whom she was actually married.... check out her bio on wikipedia and imdb. SO... the feds set up Stewart in a sting, but it doesn't take. He's onto the feds, so we'll have to see how it plays out. some fun scenes of old Los Angeles. and a rather odd ending... apparently LLoyd Bridges was ill, so they wrote him out quite a ways before the actual end of the film! Directed by pro Richard Fleischer. won an oscar, but probably his best known work was Soylent Green. this one is very okay. that's about all we can say. Bridges made some great films, and this director did win an oscar, but Trapped is just okay.
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6/10
ruth chatterton, basil rathbone
5 October 2019
Some pretty huge hollywood names in this MGM love story from 1930. Ruth Chatterton, who was the very capable female lead in so many early films, is Elsie, in love with a rich man John (Ralph Forbes). Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes! ) is the other son Edward, in love with a married woman. Unfortunately, John's family just doesn't approve of Elsie, an actress, so she decides to leave, but the two brothers like her, and want her to stick around. The sound quality throughout is pretty awful, and the acting is all pretty lame, so no oscar awards for this one. Many really long pauses of dead air, so the editing is also just terrible. Chatterton was busy in the early 1930s.. she was nominated for two academy awards... (but certainly not for this one!) Directed by Sidney Franklin, who will be nominated best director for Good Earth, and also won the Thalberg award. Franklin directed Garbo in Wild Orchids, Nöel Coward's Private Lives, and Last of Mrs. Cheyney (another rich family versus poor woman story). Original play written by Frederick Lonsdale. This one is interesting soley for the big names in it (Chatterton, Rathbone), but the sound and editing are so bad it's almost painful to watch. Granted, talkies had just started about a year before this, so i guess we need to cut them a little slack. shows now and then on Turner Classics.
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7/10
j. wayne in N. Beery in western from 1932
5 October 2019
Big Stampede with John Wayne, in one of his earlier credited roles... as John, deputy, in the cattle driving days. he's out to catch Sam (Noah Beery) and Joe (Luis Alberni) rustling cattle. Co-stars Mae Madison, as the love interest. It's a shortie, at only 55 minutes, but they pack a lot in. early talkie western. early credited role for J. Wayne. and it seems to be about the time New Mexico was looking for state-hood. they keep talking about how they will never get statehood with all the violence and rustling still going on. horses. bad guys. hero. all the great western ingredients. Directed by Tenny Wright, in one of the seven films Wright directed! He and Wayne made this one and Telegraph Trail together. apparently filmed in the hills between Merced and Monterey. Original story by Marion Jackson, who had written a whole bunch of western stories, which were made into films from the 1920s into the 1930s. it's pretty good. Sound and picture are surprisingly good for a film from 1932... either a very good quality print, or maybe its been restored. check it out!
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Naked Lunch (1991)
6/10
it's pretty wacky, but kinda fun cult film
4 October 2019
Starts with very dissonant music, led by a saxophone. and some big names in here.... stars Peter Weller (Robocop, Dexter ) and Roy Scheider ( Jaws, French Connection, 2010 ). it's a wacky, weird one. lots of odd, lingering discussions with friends, neighbors about his occupation and what he's doing these days. Bill (Weller) is an exterminator, but when he's arrested for safety violations, now he's on the run, and his wife Joan has gone over the edge. everybody seems to want his poisonous bug chemical powder. is he hallucinating? he's not sure. we're not sure. nobody is sure. just power on through. pretty trippy. they DO talk about Franz Kafka, so if you have read his Metamorphosis, we know there will be bugs! which was also a specialty of the director of this film. pretty wack stuff, if you have the stomach. violence, blood and guts, drug use, nudity. Co-stars Judy Davis as "the wife". Davis was twice nominated, once for lead in Passage to India. Directed by David Cronenberg, king of the horror films. reading his bio on imdb, Cronenberg turned down offers to film some of the HUGE films of the 1980s. Original story by William Burroughs, who had written the novel. seems to be auto-biographical, since Burroughs himself really WAS an exterminator. Good, weird stuff, if you like the off-beat! available on dvd, and comes with many extra features on the second disc.
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6/10
odd story about a movie star trying to get ahead
4 October 2019
SO many big, fun names in this one. Ralph Morgan was a star in so many black & white films. Jessie Ralph had worked with W.C. Fields, and put him right in his place. a young Franchot Tone will also star in many films. Mickey Rooney in here as little street punk, right around the same time he started making all the Andy Hardy films. Carlotta Lee is the star here... she had made a few silents, then into the talkies. died quite young, at 54, under suspicious circumstances. Here, Lee is a broadway actress, who has had a few flops. her agent tells her to hold out for a really great part, so in the meantime, she adopts a couple street kids. or rather, her press agent decides it would be good publicity. it gets rawtha silly. i was never a mickey rooney fan. keep an eye out for virginia weidler.. she had a pretty big role in "the women", with norma shearer. Carlotta adopts "mike and jake", and tries to make a go of it, even if it did start as a publicity stunt. this one is just okay.
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6/10
the usual ol western
4 October 2019
It wouldn't be a western wthout Roy Rogers and/or Gabby Hayes, and they are both here. Hayes runs a snake oil and singalong side show, but gets run out of town by the local hoods. Bill Brady, one of his group is a sharp shot (Roy ), and that will come in handy later. Roy Acuff, Monty Blue, and Yak Canutt are in here as well. Everyone who has been mistreated or run out of town is gathering up and working together to fight back. When one of the thugs tries to get Brady, we see how corrupt the legal system is here in Deadwood. Carol Adams and Sally Payne co-star. It's way out of copyright, so in some parts,the sound and picture quality are turrible, turrible. When Gabby is robbed, the crew must come up with a plan to try to get his money back. Chasing, shooting. more chasing, more shooting. a very typical western. Story by James Webb, who will win the oscar for How the West was Won. They do pack a lot into this shortie from Republic Pictures. Filmed in the hills north of LA. Directed by Joe Kane, king of the westerns. worked with John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry. Pretty good. showing on Film Detective Channel.
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Jinx Money (1948)
6/10
the bowery boys... at it again
3 October 2019
In one of the earlier "Bowery Boys adventure" films, Leo Gorcey (Slip!) and Huntz Hall ( Sach!) lead the gang on some caper. Here, they find a bundle of money that was lost by the dead guy, and now they are on the run from the people that want that money back. and the guys that want the money are not nice guys! the usual combination of word-play, mixed in with cat and mouse chasing around the mulberry bush. it's another chapter of the guys trying to get rich quick, but they must learn their lesson the hard way. Directed by WIlliam Beaudine, as usual. Had directed so many of the bowery boys films. Once again, Leo worked his brother David and his father Bernard into the films. also keep an eye out for sheldon leonard, who was such a force as actor, director, and producer in old hollywood.... he's Lippy Harris. and keep an eye out for Donald MacBride.. he kept saying "Jumping Butterballs!" in Room Service, with the Marx Brothers! in this one, he's the silly police captain who keeps bellowing, instead of getting out and solving the crime. meh..... its so so. they milked this bit for YEARS...
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6/10
early j. wayne
3 October 2019
John Wayne is packing a GUN, in this early western. It's so early, that the sound and picture quality are pretty bad. Wayne had been in hollywood for the silent films, but really started getting credited roles after sound began. This one is a shortie from Monogram pictures, at 53 minutes. Monogram was known for making very low budget films, and that's what we have here! and with ANY John Wayne film, you'll find Gabby Hayes in here too. Wayne and Yakima Canutt star as the good guys, Travers and Yak, trying to put the Shadow and his gang of thieves out of business. It's all pretty amateur-quality stuff. the gang gets instructions through a hole in the wall, which seems to be a safe. when (another) sheriff gets knocked off, Travers decides to take the job. Lots of fun scenery from the california hills north of LA. Co-stars Verna Hillie. didn't make many films.. she seems to have mostly stopped making films after 1935. various sources describe her having Bells Palsey, refusing advances from the studio bigshots, and wanting to spend more time taking care of the children. Probably all of the above. Nothing too special about this film, but it is an early John Wayne! interesting enough, just for historical value. i guess.
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7/10
yer typical western
3 October 2019
Tim Holt and Richard Martin are border guards, Jones and Rafferty, trying to figure out how the guns are getting smuggled in. Jane Nigh is Sherry, star of the show at the saloon. Besides being a real decorated war hero, Holt had been making westerns for fifteen years already by now. His usual sidekick Rafferty is along for comedy, and always seems to be flirting with the women. Some really big plot holes in here. If you can overlook the medical field errors, just go along for the ride. It's your basic good guys chasing the bad guys story. and to be fair, for the first time ever, some of these guys ran out of bullets! no magic guns in this one. From RKO. Great locations, including Ray Corrigan's ranch, Corriganville, which is now a great Los Angeles Park. check it out! and Antelope Valley , Lancaster.. .which has both Joshua Trees and the darker poppies in the spring! Directed by Les Selander, king of the westerns. its a typical western. kill some time.
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7/10
American bootlegger goes to London
1 October 2019
The awesome, suave Robert Montgomery is "Silky" Kilmount, former booze maker during prohibition. Now that it's all legal and above-board, he's raking it in the legal way. Eddy Arnold is "Doc Ramsey", just getting released from prison, after getting framed by Silky years back, according to Doc. Montgomery's accent keeps changing, as he tries to speak in a blue collar, uneducated accent, a major departure for him. So when Silky inherits a title and a whole lotta land in the UK, Doc offers to look after things back home. but it doesn't go so well. This one is pretty light, fluffy material. some funny scenes, as Silky goes on the tour of his own castle, and corrects the tour guide who is leading the group. co-stars Reginald Owen (disney star) and Ed Gwenn (Kris Kringle!). it's pretty good. typical role for Arnold; always played the lawyer, the mafia boss, or some such. Montgomery usually played the well educated businessman, or the fiance, who was usually rich, or sometimes the common man marrying up. and keep an eye out for Norma Varden; was Lady Beekman in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". here, she's the mother of the young Kilmount lad, who is getting cheated out of his inheritance. Some ups and downs. according to the NOTES section on TCM.com, actual scenery of London was shot by producer Saville, and was later used in the film. Novel by Brock Williams. Directed by Richard Thorpe, who did many silents and many talkies, from the 1920s right into the 1960s. this one would have been right in the middle of his career.
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6/10
moidah mystery.... starts slow. Minor spoiler
30 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
MINOR spoiler...Signe Hass and John Warburton are the Ballisters, survivors of a plane crash. One of the other airplane passengers is full of mystery, and even has a briefcase with more mysterious papers. Wills. Four of them. When a body turns up dead, Lieutenant O'Neill shows up to figure out how the wills, the accident, the Ballisters, and the body are all connected. Stars James Craig as Caighn, attorney for the dead guy. and keep an eye on Ed Gwenn ( he had won the oscar for Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street)... Gwenn seems to be the bad guy at the center of all this. Audrey Totter is the nightclub singer who performs "His". she does okay, i guess. the song didn't really need to be there. this one has the usual MGM supporting players. Chester Clute, King Baggot, Felix Bressart. they showed up in just about every mgm film in the 1940s. This was released right near the end of WWII, so of course, the nazi's are involved somehow. plot gets kind of cutesy near the center... and i was beginning to wonder why we were supposed to feel so much sympathy for two people committing fraud. but as long as they are taking advantage of the nazis, i guess now its all okay. When Caighn and Mrs. Ballister are taken prisoner, can they get themselves out of this mess? turns out to be a pretty good WW II spy story. just takes a while to get there. Directed by Ed Cahn; made at about the midpoint of his career.
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Re-Animator (1985)
7/10
SO much blood & guts
29 September 2019
Based on Lovecraft's Herbert West, Reanimator... with Jeffrey Combs in that role. Medical students team up to "re-animate" various organisms, Mary Shelley style. one of the mean, nasty, medical students, Herbert, rents a room in Dan and Megan's house (Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton). and things get more and more strange. SO much blood and guts. throwing. violence. and one of the people they "experiment" on is Meg's dad! so much spurting blood. separated body parts. not for the faint of heart. Megan keeps screaming. and the running gag of talking to the security guard, every time they go into the morgue. they keep calling the cops, but the cops never seem to show up. hands, heads, and intestines that act on their own, without any other parts attached. its pretty graphic. some nudity. as of September, 2019, there are currently FIFTEEN films in production, based on HP Lovecraft stories, poems, and novels; he must have written some pretty good stuff! Directed by Stuart Gordon, one of his early films. liked to use both Jeffrey Combs and Carolyn (Gordon's wife!) in his films. it's silly. and gross. but good.
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Serial (1980)
8/10
flashback to the 1970s....kind of
25 September 2019
This seems to be a week in the life of this street of neighbors. but we're back in the 1970s. their speech and the haircuts. The wives and girlfriends all have a "rap session" at Martha's house. ahh, the feathered haircuts. and everyone is sleeping with everyone. Such an odd combination of cast members... Martin Mull, who can do anything, is Harvey, seems to be the focal point of the neighborhood. Tuesday Weld is his partner Kate. and their daughter has joined a cult, another hobby in the 1970s. Bill Macy (Maude and The Jerk) is the depressed friend. Sally Kellerman (Back to School) is Martha, Peter Bonerz (from Bob Newhart) is Leonard, the therapist treating Martha's son. and most of the neighbors. Martha "marries" Bill in a weird ceremony by the spiritualist, who may or may not be gay (Tommy Smothers! ). Nita Talbot (Hogan's Heroes). Some funny stuff. Clever lines. all the lives are kind of woven into the lives of the others. Similar to "Soapdish". Directed by Bill Persky, who was the genius behind "That Girl", and various television shows. Film based on the novel by Cyra McFadden. filmed in san francisco and the towns north of the city. Some great scenery locations, some of which aren't there anymore, like the raised highway that fell in the quake of 1989. the marina wharf shops. golden gate bridge. It's hilarious. with a semi serious storyline, but it's all in good fun. Good stuff. Highly recommended.
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The Survivors (1983)
6/10
williams and matthau team up
25 September 2019
WHO KNEW there was another Walter Matthau movie that I had never seen?? and teamed up with Robin Williams. righteous. Made in 1983. when they lose their jobs, Sonny and Donald witness a holdup, and are on the run, trying to hide from the bandit (Jerry Reed) who is now out to get them. Reed is probably best known as Cletus, the truck driver from Smokey and the Bandit. To make things worse, one of them becomes a "doomsday prepper", and dares the bandit to come get them! This one needed tightening up.... Sonny has a daughter, and their banter with her really slows things down. and the script just wasn't as funny as some of the writer or the directors' others. written by Michael Leeson, who had written mostly for television, and did the screenplay for War of the Roses, another conflict scenario. Robin Williams is as energetic and goofy as always, and made this right after Mork and Mindy, and Garp. Matthau did this a couple years after my personal favorite, Hopscotch. Survivors wasn't their best work, but it's fun to see anything by Matthau and/or Willliams. Directed by Michael Ritchie, who had also done Fletch. and, of course, the Bad News Bears. part of the fun is mocking the doomsday student trainees, who got more than they expected when they signed up for the course. this gets preachy and serious right near the end, bringing things to a halt yet again. and the ending is pretty lame. This one started so quirky, with the administrative assistant cussing and acting silly, that we kind of lost that sense of fun along the way. it's ok.
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7/10
brit caper film
24 September 2019
Right at the open, we hear cartoon, caper music, so we know this is going to be a fun one. GONG. a Rank film. so it's from England. the Zampi brothers. Terry Thomas stars as the very rich Gordon, who the crooks are going to try to rob. Zampi also used Terry Thomas in Your Past is Showing, another clever brit film. In Too Many Crooks, the bumbling gang keeps tripping over their own feet. but manage to cause chaos, and even burn down his house. a funny court-room scene when Gordon tries to explain why he kept running back into the burning house to save something. was it his bunny, his mummy... or his money? and to make things worse, his daughter has fallen for an Inland Revenue guy! Can Roger get himself out of this mess? It's quite good! Some surprises along the way. shows on Turner Classics. starts slow, but gets better.
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Gold Raiders (1951)
7/10
O'Brien meets up with three stooges
24 September 2019
The three stooges had gotten their start in the 1930s, so they were in the biz for twenty years already, by the time this "short, but full length film" came out from United Artists. The stooges rescue George O'Brien, who is playing .... George O'Brien in this one, trying to set up an insurance office. Sheila Ryan co-stars as Laura. Lyle Talbot and Monte Blue are in here as well. .. they were hired for most of the westerns made in hollywood! This one is SO three stooges! lots of slapping, tripping, falling, mauling, and saloon fighting. a good mix of stooges and typical western. has a good storyline, and good quality sound and picture. Directed by Ed Bernds, who had directed many of the Three Stooges, Blondie films, and a whole bunch of the Bowery Boys films. interesting story about an oscar mistake.. Bernds was nominated, but he politely declined, since the oscar was meant for another film. check it out on Wikipedia dot org. As usual for westerns, this was filmed in the rocky hills above Los Angeles.
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8/10
good LGBTQ love story
24 September 2019
Two lesbians (Oona Chaplin and Natalia Tena) are living on a houseboat, and friend Roger (David Verdaguer) comes to stay with them. Much discussion and angst over whether to have Roger help them have a baby. drinking, crying, arguing. more arguing, angst, discussions. Great, respectful treatment of the lesbian relationship, and their interaction with the straight friend. only one of this group seems to have a job... wondering what the other two do for money?? it's never discussed. It's pretty good. Yes, Oona is the grand-daughter of hollywood great Charlie Chaplin. and her mother Geraldine plays Germaine in this very film! Tena and Verdaguer had made 10,000 KM together back in 2014. that was ALSO directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet. Anchor is quite good. some fun stuff. some serious stuff. great acting, directing.
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