I guess I'm the only one that picked up on that commentary error by Eddie:By the way, Eddie made an error in his commentary about "The Breaking Point". I'm very surprise he made such an error because I would've thought he watched this movie often enough not to make such an obvious error. Did anybody else catch it? If so, what was it?
May sweet Olivia rest in peace!
I can't help but cry when Lund dances with her and calls her Mother.View attachment 76017
This morning I watched "To Each His Own" (1946) on Peacock streaming service. In this role of an unwed mother that gave up her child and basically watched him grow up from afar was Olivia's first Oscar winning role. This movie has never been released on DVD or BD in America. I don't know why since it does have a UCLA restoration credit before the movie begins as it was released on VHS back in the day. It's been many years since I last watched this movie on VHS and that ending still brings some tears to my eyes. A great performance by Olivia along with the supporting actors, particularly, Roland Culver and Victoria Horne. For some reason, I never like John Lund in that critical role.
I have the following Blu-rays in my disc collection, but haven't watched them because I anticipated that I would rather watch them together at an appropriate time. Unfortunately, that appropriate time has finally arrived. I might even cue up "Dodge City" or "The Adventures of Robin Hood" again this week. I'll be paying attention to TCM to see what film tribute they'll have for her this week.
- Hold Back the Dawn
- The Snake Pit
- The Heiress
I think it's her best acting performance too. I'll be watching that very uncomfortable movie again today. A fine movie, but, damn it's rough watching it.I can't help but cry when Lund dances with her and calls her Mother.
Her climb up those stairs in The Heiress is a terrifying moment of triumph. She may have considered it her best film; however, I feel her best performance was in The Snake Pit.
1946-49. What years!
Hold Back the Dawn is also a good example of Dame Olivia stretching as an actor. Damn Jack Warner!
It is one of those problematic discs. I think I watched DVD last year for that reason and it played fine throughout the entire runtime.I'm thinking of checking out In This Our Life. For two reasons really: Olivia is in it and faces off with Bette Davis more assuredly here than in their previous two films together and I think the DVD may be one of those Warner discs that has gone bad over the years and if so, I'll have to do something about that.
It was two years ago.It is one of those problematic discs. I think I watched DVD last year for that reason and it played fine throughout the entire runtime.
They're B horror movies made by Universal in the war years mostly starring Lon Chaney. I love them but I love all those Universal horror pictures from that era.For those in the know, can you clue me into what these "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" movies are about?
LIke Peter says, he's a different character each time.Does Chaney play the same character in all movies or is each movie differ with new characters?
I think it's her best acting performance too. I'll be watching that very uncomfortable movie again today. A fine movie, but, damn it's rough watching it.