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1950s: What Titles Did You Vote For?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. lionel59

    lionel59 Well-Known Member

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    I agree re the comments above regarding THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT. Great drama. Interesting comeback supporting performance from '30's star Ann Harding . Jennifer Jones gives a multi-layered, overlooked performance as the wife who cannot cope with her husband's war-time infidelity. Terrific Herrmann score too. Hi Peter/'Poder', where did we have an option to vote for PRINCE OF PLAYERS? I agree that the timing is great for a proper CinemaScope release of this Philip Dunne classic. Even its HD broadcast on ENCORE was panned+scanned. Ugh! Superb Herrmann score. Even John Derek is better than usual surrounded by this cast. Plus a rare film appearance of Shakespeare great Eva LeGalliene. I believe the Shakesperean-actor character in MY DARLING CLEMENTINE and TOMBSTONE is based on Edwin Booth. Fortunately for him, he saved the life of Lincoln's son at a train station and was thus spared persecution after the assassination for being the brother of John Wilkes.
     
  2. Jefferson

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    I did a write-in vote for THE KING AND I.
     
  3. Billy Batson

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    The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness was on TV in HD yesterday (UK) & it looked very good. A bit of yellow staining a few shots (which a lot of people wouldn't notice), the dupes looked like dupes, a bit of grain for the grain lovers. All in all I thought a very nice looking HD transfer.
     
  4. Keith Cobby

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    I have voted for The River's Edge and nominated Soldier of Fortune in the suggestion box. In the 30's category I have voted for Call of the Wild, because this film together with The Tall Men and Soldier of Fortune were released in a Gable DVD set so I am hoping Fox will upgrade the set to Blu-ray. I agree with the comments others have made about The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit. Lee J Cobb has a small part and I particularly like the scene in his office at the end. Good performances all round.
     
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    Today's write-in: The rather bizarre film version of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, with Gertie Lawrence as the mother. An odd choice, I admit, but one I've always wanted to see.
     
  6. Lromero1396

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    I can't believe that The True Story of Jesse James is scoring above Anastasia, Inn of the 6th Happiness, and Broken Lance! It's a terrible remake of Jesse James with Robert Wagner at his worst with a rather unremarkable cast and overall it's just dull. Anastasia got Ingrid Bergman an Oscar and TSOJJ got nothing. Inn of the 6th Happiness also deserves a lot more, considering it's wonderful story and another excellent performance from Bergman. Broke Lance has a great cast; Spencer Tracy and Richard Widmark among others, with exception of Robert Wagner. It has a much better story (based on King Lear) and far better cinematography. I mean for cryin' out loud, where is people's logic?
     
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    Agreed. I'd say Broken Lance and Inn of the 6th Happiness are both very good movies, and I'd like to seem them both on blu. Anastasia I'm not as fond of, but it has moments. I'm voting for Broken Lance. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Lromero1396

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    Has anybody considered Boy on a Dolphin starting Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd, and Clifton Webb? It's a gorgeous DeLuxe color Cinemascope adventure filmed on location in the islands of Greece. It has a wonderful score by Hugo Friedhofer too. This hasn't been released in the U.S. since the VHS days and is supposedly a favorite of Rupert Murdoch (Hahaha not sure how valid that statement is).
     
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    My vote today was for Broken Lance. For the write-in suggestion box, I've suggested (or will suggest) for the 1950s: American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950) The Black Rose (1950) Broken Arrow (1950) The Gunfighter (1950) Night and the City (1950) Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Decision Before Dawn (1951) The Desert Fox (1951) Fixed Bayonets! (1951) No Highway in the Sky (1951) People Will Talk (1951) Rawhide (1951) The 13th Letter (1951) Deadline - U.S.A. (1952) 5 Fingers (1952) Lydia Bailey (1952) Monkey Business (1952) Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) What Price Glory (1952) The Desert Rats (1953) King of the Khyber Rifles (1953) Niagara (1953) Pickup on South Street (1953) Garden of Evil (1954) Hell and High Water (1954) Woman's World (1954) Daddy Long Legs (1955) The Deep Blue Sea (1955) House of Bamboo (1955) The Magnificent Matador (1955) Oklahoma! (1955) Untamed (1955) Violent Saturday (1955) The Virgin Queen (1955) 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) Carousel (1956) The King and I (1956) The Last Wagon (1956) The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) Boy on a Dolphin (1957) The Enemy Below (1957) Forty Guns (1957) A Hatful of Rain (1957) Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) Island in the Sun (1957) The Fly (1958) The Long, Hot Summer (1958) Ten North Frederick (1958) The Young Lions (1958) Compulsion (1959) Warlock (1959)
     
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    Today I felt like something fun so I voted for Will Sucess Spoil Rock Hunter
     
  11. Keith Cobby

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    Violent Saturday is being released on Blu-ray by Carlotta in France on 3 April.
     
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    I have to agree about Robert Wagner, he was really learning on the job in the 50's, & he was just so lucky to have a contract with Fox. The True Story Of Jesse James has been on TV a few times in the UK & it's everything you say it is. I would have much prefered The Last Wagon or The Garden Of Evil, but I suppose Fox had to pick the films they'd already done the HD work on.
     
  13. Ronald Epstein

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    I voted for Anastasia.
     
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    I have a very close friend who would dearly love for this to be released. He's been hoping with every Twilight Time announcement that it will be one of the Cinemascope films that have been selected. He loves the score, too. Maybe it's on TT's radar.
     
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    Also would welcome Pickup on South Street. I know Criterion released it on DVD many years ago, but it's such a great film and contains one of those patented Thelma Ritter funny/heartbreaking performances that earned her one of her many Oscar nominations.
     
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    Very interesting. I just hope they do it properly. If they do, they'll have me for a customer.
     
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    Fox did HD Remasters of Garden of Evil and The Last Wagon for DVD. But perhaps they've already done further work for TTSOJJ. I just don't want TTSOJJ to cause more worthy titles to be released by Twilight Time, since those releases are out of my price range at this time. :(
    I'd like for Fox to release it themselves. There's certainly a market for it, albeit a small one. Just put a nice picture of Sophia Loren in her diving suit on the cover. :D
     
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    I agree with all of the anti-True Story of Jesse James sentiment. It's killed by the exceptional anti-charisma of Robert Wagner. I've heard that Nicholas Ray originally wanted Elvis Presley for the role of Jesse, and kind of lost interest in the film when he couldn't get him--now THAT would have been interesting.
     
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    My vote was for Carmen Jones-it's time that a major Afro-American starred movie of the past that paved the way for the current generation of Afro-American actors was released on DVD in a premium format.
     
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    D'oh, that's what I forgot!: A 30's write-in vote for Stormy Weather, with Lena Horne! Thanks for the reminder.
     

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