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  1. Thomas T

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    Robert, Robert, Robert! It's been clear for awhile now that our cinematic sensibilities are universes apart and never the twain shall meet. :lol: Of course, my views are exactly the opposite as my two capsule reviews show: A wealthy Texas rancher (Rock Hudson) makes a trip to Maryland to buy a...
  2. Thomas T

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    Into the trash immediately as soon as I take off the plastic wrap!
  3. Thomas T

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    I'd buy an Andy Hardy box set.
  4. Thomas T

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    With the release of Ziegfeld Girl, The Clock and For Me And My Gal, of Judy Garland's major films on blu ray, that only leaves Babes In Arms, Little Nellie Kelly, Babes On Broadway, Presenting Lily Mars and her guest star triptych (Thousands Cheer, Till The Clouds Roll By, Words And Music) yet...
  5. Thomas T

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    I agree that Turner was drop dead gorgeous in Postman but that's not what I was talking about. In earlier films like Ziegfeld Girl, Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Johnny Eager, Weekend At The Waldorf etc., there was a softness to her, a vulnerability, a peaches and cream glow. With Postman and after...
  6. Thomas T

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    Count me as one who prefers the 1941 version. Tracy is surprisingly good in an unusual piece of casting, Ingrid Bergman is terrific and should have gotten a supporting actress nomination and Lana Turner is still in the full flush of her young beauty (she wouldn't harden until 1946 and Postman)...
  7. Thomas T

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    It's a bootleg! But I'm sure you knew that already.
  8. Thomas T

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    For what it's worth, this is the capsule review I did on my blog: An ex-soldier (Stewart Granger) has a reputation as a fashionable bon vivant despite having no visible income. He strikes up an unlikely friendship with the Prince of Wales (Peter Ustinov) and although they are genuine friends, he...
  9. Thomas T

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    Bootleg!
  10. Thomas T

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    Except Ring Of Fear is no longer with Warners but with Paramount which released it on DVD. It's part of the John Wayne estate which includes The High And The Mighty, Hondo, Island In The Sky and Man In The Vault all released on DVD by Paramount.
  11. Thomas T

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    Hey, we're ALL waiting for a blu ray of something or other.
  12. Thomas T

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    If it weren't for Mr. Strohmaier, it's highly unlikely you would be able to add it to your collection.
  13. Thomas T

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    My own personal wish list for Warner Archives 2022 releases: All The Fine Young Cannibals (1960) The Cobweb (1955) Diane (1956) Helen Of Troy (1956) High Society (1956) King Solomon's Mines (1950) Land Of The Pharaohs (1955) Madame Bovary (1949) Meet Me In Las Vegas (1956) Scaramouche (1952)...
  14. Thomas T

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    Not only have I watched Fury, I own it. If you read my post more carefully you will notice I said that my DVD of it will do just fine, I don't feel the need to upgrade to blu ray.
  15. Thomas T

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    Patience pays off! I knew Ivanhoe would show up eventually and I'm sure many highly desired titles are in the pipeline. This won't stop the popular "Why isn't?" posts from continuing but I suspect 2022 will be a banner year for wanted titles and hopefully a few "I never thought I'd see" titles too.
  16. Thomas T

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    Oh, please! Here we go again, indeed! The Warner Archives blu ray program isn't all about YOU! It seems it's a no win situation for Warners. No matter what they release, someone is going to whine! "Oh, no! not another musical!", "I never even heard of this movie!", "Why are they releasing junk...
  17. Thomas T

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    Taylor was one of those actors (like Brad Pitt) who got better as he aged. I'm not a fan of his work in the 1930s and early 40s but post WWII, he became an interesting actor and took chances. Most of the Robert Taylor films in my collection are post WWII. I'm particularly fond of The Bribe...
  18. Thomas T

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    Well those 5 were off the top of my head but the others were Tip On A Dead Jockey, House Of The Seven Hawks and Killers Of Kiliminjaro.
  19. Thomas T

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    I know you're referring to the male Taylor, who made 5 films with Thorpe but the female Taylor made 3 films with Thorpe for a total of 8 between them. Actually 7 as they both shared Ivanhoe. For the record: Robert Taylor: The Crowd Roars, Ivanhoe, Knights Of The Round Table, All The Brothers...
  20. Thomas T

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    Actually, quite logical. Ivanhoe was a huge hit so naturally MGM thought pairing Taylor and Thorpe with another knights and damsels epic and lightning would strike twice. It didn't. Ironically, Ava Gardner was a contender for the role of Rebecca in Ivanhoe before it was given to Taylor but she...
  21. Thomas T

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    Adventures Of Robin Hood is terrific but if I'm honest, for pure pleasure I'd watch Ivanhoe over Robin Hood. AORH is a lark while Ivanhoe takes itself more seriously so it's not really fair comparing them. Then there's the luscious Elizabeth Taylor at the height of her beauty and with Joan...
  22. Thomas T

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    Jessie Matthews isn't in Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm. Perhaps you're confusing it with George Pal's Tom Thumb.
  23. Thomas T

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    Leslie Caron recounts during the filming of The Parisians number in Gigi how Minnelli did take after take without telling her what he wanted. Was she doing something wrong? Finally, Minnelli cried, "Cut! Perfect! Print it! The swan came in at just the right moment!"
  24. Thomas T

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    Not quite! When I was a kid in the San Francisco bay area, our local channel 7 bought up a portion of the MGM library (30s and 40s films) to show on the late show and my movie loving mother would often let me stay up (even on a school night). This was my introduction to "classic" cinema. The...
  25. Thomas T

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    I'm in for all except Fury! Some Came Running is one of the best films from the 1950s and Vincente Minnelli's drama masterpiece, Last Of Sheila is a diabolically clever whodunit, Thin Man Goes Home is my favorite Thin Man movie, National Velvet is a genuine classic and an upgrade is long...
  26. Thomas T

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    If you don't remember seeing it, you haven't! ;) It's a crackerjack of a whodunit and if you love murder mysteries, you need to add it to your collection. Even if murder mysteries aren't your thing, look at that cast! James Mason, Raquel Welch, James Coburn, Dyan Cannon, Richard Benjamin, Joan...
  27. Thomas T

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    Her Oscar win was entirely justified!
  28. Thomas T

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    It's neither campy nor a classic but hey, to each his own. Anything with Deborah Kerr is a must buy for me (well, maybe not Marriage On The Rocks).
  29. Thomas T

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    It's still under control of the Warner library. However, another Lana MGM title Mr. Imperium is in the public domain.
  30. Thomas T

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    C'mon, man! With the shaky status of Warners Archives, be grateful for any classic title. To quote Bette Davis in one of her most famous roles, "Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars".
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