Fox: Webb & The Man Who Never Was

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  1. Jeff_HR

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    On 6/6/2002 at 8:00 PM The Fox Movie Channel will present the film “The Man Who Never Was” in widescreen. This is a plea & a request that Fox consider releasing some of Clifton Webb’s films in their OAR with any available extras & commentaries if humanly possible. Those films that I’d love to own are as follows:
    1. The Man Who Never Was
    2. Laura
    3. Titanic
    4. Stars and Stripes Forever
    5. Cheaper By the Dozen
    6. The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
    This is a long shot I know. There probably are not many people who appreciate his work. I really hope there are some at Fox & amoung the buying public![​IMG]
     
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    I guess no one likes Clifton Webb movies. Too bad![​IMG]
     
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    Hey, what about these:
    SITTING PRETTY
    MR. BELVEDERE GOES TO COLLEGE
    MR. BELVEDERE RINGS THE BELL
     
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    I've not seen those Webb film's. I'll have to check them out. Thanks![​IMG]
     
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    I'm repeating my plea & a request that Fox consider releasing some of Clifton Webb’s films in a boxset with their OAR with any available extras. He should not remain "lost in time".
     
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    As I attempt to read between the lines of Mr Staddon's chat on 12/2/02, it appears that other than "Laura", the films of Clifton Webb(A wonderful actor IMHO) will remain buried perhaps forevermore in the vault & perhaps waste away to nothingness. Too bad, he deserves better. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Even if you ignore Clifton Webb (which would be a crime), you cannot ignore LAURA.

    Too bad!
     
  8. Jeff_HR

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    Perhaps if enough people buy "Laura", they will find themselves looking for more of his films. Then realizing that there is not anymore, well, maybe the public might ask for more of his films. I doubt it will happen, but that is a dream of mine.
     
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    How about two of Webbsbest roles - The
    Razors Edge (1946) and Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
     
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    If only Fox thought as much of him.
     
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    Well I'll be getting at least 2 of the Webb films on my list. "Laura" was pretty much a slam dunk, but I was mildly stunned, to say the least, when I saw that "Titanic" was going to be part of the Fox Studio Classics line. Since I strongly doubt that most people under the age of 40 even know who Clifton Webb is, and for sure he is not going to be a commercial success with the MTV generation of DVD buyers, there must be another reason for this title's release. Perhaps the name of Barbara Stanwyck. Or maybe the subject matter itself, after all who has not heard of the Titanic & its fate. Or maybe there is a guardian Angel at Fox who appreciates the acting talents of this man as much as I do. In any case, I'll champion his films here from time to time as I do with other "so called" noncommercial films & actors. You never know maybe, just maybe the MTV generation might come to appreciate the talents of a great actor who started in the Silent era & died 37 yrs ago. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Perhaps "Stars and Stripes Forever" might be considered. With musicals being back in vogue & with the patriotic theme of the film, Fox could make a few bucks on this film. [​IMG]
     

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