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by boblipton
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Site Chat
Topic: Who are you? (Formal introductions)
Replies: 442
Views: 238170

Re: Who are you? (Formal introductions)

Hello, Dan. Although we all share an interest in old movies, that's a big universe, and different pieces of it interest different people. This means that if you think it's interesting, there's an interest in it.

Bob
by boblipton
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: Congrats to Dennis Doros and Amy Heller of Milestone Films
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Congrats to Dennis Doros and Amy Heller of Milestone Films

While I agree with Mark Twain that it is better to deserve honors and not have them, than to have honors and not deserve them, it's nice to see two people who deserve honors get them.

Bob
by boblipton
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

Port of Missing Girls (1938): Judith Allen has just ordered a cop out of her changing room when Matty Fain jumps out of a closet, points a gun at her and has her get her boss, Eddie Kane, there. When Kane shows up, Fain shoots him for squealing and kidnaps Allen. He's about to dispose of her when h...
by boblipton
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

X Marks the Spot (1931): Reporter Wallace Ford needs to raise $5000 so his sister can have an operation. No one can give it to him, so he goes to the local bootlegger, Fred Kohler, who's facing a crusading District Attorney. Ford offers to give him dirt on the DA so he'll lay off. Kohler knocks him...
by boblipton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

The Greeks Have a Word For Them (1932): The Goldwyn production based on Zoe Akin's racy play about three gold diggers has Joan Blondell, Madge Evans and Ina Claire playing the trio, double-crossing each other as the mood suits them with the men falling like tenpins. David Manners, Phillips Smalley,...
by boblipton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

False Pretenses (1935): Irene Ware has lost her job and is broke. Sidney Blackmer has lost his fortune and is broke. They decide to raise enough money to take her to a rich man's watering spot and snag her a millionaire. However... It's a surprisingly sprightly Poverty-Row comedy of manners, with a...
by boblipton
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Laurel & Hardy VS Stan & Ollie
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Laurel & Hardy VS Stan & Ollie

By a really strange coincidence, last night I was watching an episode from season 2 of the old Dick Van Dyke Show , and what should occur but that Van Dyke and a guest star (Henry C... I forget the last name) do a Laurel and Hardy skit! Henry did a good job with Hardy. Van Dyke, of course, being a ...
by boblipton
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

Perry Mason Returns (1985): Perry Mason has taken up beating women. Since William Talman, who played the game but always losing ADA in the original series died in 1966, a new ADA was needed for the first of 26 TV movies, and they settled on a woman. While only Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale survive ...
by boblipton
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

Swing It, Sailor (1938): Sailor Ray Mayer wants to get married to Isabel Jewel, but his buddy, Wallace Ford, likes to have him around to do all the work. While Mayer is in the brig for something Ford did, Ford visits Jewel to tell her off, and winds up falling for the dame himself. There are a few ...
by boblipton
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

“Huh!” said my cousin as we left the theater after seeing Zimna Wojna aka Cold War (2018), “A musical melodrama.” “First Polish musical I’ve seen,” I replied. Joanna Kulig is recruited for a Polish folk song chorus right after the War. Tomasz Kot is the arranger/conductor, and they soon begin an aff...
by boblipton
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

In 2012, Penfold wrote of A Girl Must Live (1939): connoisseurs of the female form will be admiring either Margaret Lockwood, Renee Houston or Lilli Palmer; so will connoisseurs of whipcrack delivery, and cracking lines. Fans of British character actors will be looking out for George Robey, Naunton ...
by boblipton
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

Marshall Reed is The Texas Kid (1943). He's grown tired of being a member of Edmund Cobb's gang of road agents. When one of them shoots his father, Reed guns him down and makes it as far as Robert Fiske's new-bought trading post, run by Shirley Patterson. Fiske is an amiable fellow, willing to help ...
by boblipton
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Old Movies in HD: An Ongoing Guide
Replies: 551
Views: 306717

Re: Old Movies in HD: An Ongoing Guide

When people say they’ve seen every worthwhile film, send them to me. While the vast majority of films I see are eh! At best, I still see a good one every week or so and a great one about once a month.

Bob
by boblipton
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2017]
Replies: 651
Views: 138685

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2017]

The Look Out Girl (1928): Jacqueline Logan tries to kill herself by jumping in a lake. Wealthy doctor Ian Keith rescues her, nurses her back to health and asks her to marry him. She agrees if he never asks her about his past. Soon, however, old associate Lee Moran comes by to blackmail her. I'll lo...
by boblipton
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Netflix Burning Through Cash
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Netflix Burning Through Cash

If this article is correct, they expect to break even on cash flow in 2023, so they need to last until then under some definition of "need". I place no credence in that assumption. While the article is too brief to more than quote that prediction (and Moody's concurrence *), that still leaves them w...
by boblipton
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

The Brute Man (1946): Acromegaly: abnormal growth of the hands, feet, and face, caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Everyone in town is looking for a psychopathic killer called "The Creeper." He's been murdering, apparently at random. It's Rondo Hatton, a man with a h...
by boblipton
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]
Replies: 55
Views: 1293

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]

Tguinan's latest dvd arrived today, so allow me to tell you about the three George Ade Fables on it. The Fable of the Honeymoon That Tried To Come Back (1914): Harry Dunkinson and Gerda Holmes are a married couple who go at it at the breakfast table and onto the front porch as he heads to work; that...
by boblipton
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New Film History Museum in Mumbai, India
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: New Film History Museum in Mumbai, India

As of June 2017, 1 Crore (ten million) Rupees was worth $156,595 dollars. That gives the listed cost at around $22 million,
Bob
by boblipton
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1908

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

199 Contributors. Here's your chance to be #200!

Bob
by boblipton
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Dawson City Preserved Films
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Dawson City Preserved Films

On the Essanay/George Ade Fables Disc that I'm about to release contains a film "Three Boiled Down Fables" that was part of the Dawson City films. The three people who are going to watch them and let me know if I need to make changes should get them in tomorrow's mail. I also sent one to Bob Lipton...
by boblipton
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]
Replies: 55
Views: 1293

Re: What's The Last Silent Movie You Watched? [2019]

While waiting for the Hound(s) of the Baskervilles to be released, i checked out Sherlock Holmes i Bondefangerkloer (1910) on youTube. This is one of the series from Nordisk, and as far as i can tell may be the only survivor. This one features Otto Lagoni as Holmes. I don't find any indication that...
by boblipton
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

Previous Nitratevillains who have seen The Gay Bride (1934) include Harlowgold, who wrote: Very underrated (and often maligned since it was an apparent flop) comedy, quite black with Carole Lombard as a golddigger who makes her way through assorted gangsters. One of Pendleton's very best performance...
by boblipton
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

Jimmy Lydon plays the title character in Tom Brown's School Days (1940), but the point of view occasionally cuts away to Cedric Hardwicke as the radical and revered Thomas Arnold. Judging by this movie, his great innovation was to cast out liars and talk the Sixth Form into badmouthing bullying. Eve...
by boblipton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1935): The Civil War is over and a group of mustered-out veterans head over to Flat Rock to homestead. However, night riders, vigilantes, are murdering outsiders. While the veterans, headed by Gabby Hayes, camp outside town and try to figure out what happened, Norman Foste...
by boblipton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 57
Views: 7497

Re: More Universal Silents!

You're right. Well, here's hoping!

Bob
by boblipton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Crowdfunding Projects
Topic: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)
Replies: 68
Views: 1908

Re: LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)

Over $5000 pledged so far! Don’t you feel like a cheapskate for not,contributing?

Bob
by boblipton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Silent News
Topic: More Universal Silents!
Replies: 57
Views: 7497

Re: More Universal Silents!

Some recently restored Universal silents are currently running at the Pathé Foundation in Paris. There are some Reginald Denny comedies: THE RECKLESS AGE (1924, Harry A. Pollard); OH, DOCTOR! (1925, H. A. Pollard) and WHAT HAPPENED TO JONES? (1926, Wm A. Seiter). I have just been to THE RECKLESS AG...
by boblipton
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Carol Channing Has Died at 97
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Carol Channing Has Died at 97

A character star of Broadway. She'll always be Lorelei Lee to me.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/obit ... Obituaries

Bob
by boblipton
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2019)
Replies: 129
Views: 2374

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2019)

Happy Landings : Robert Bradbury takes a break from directing B westerns to wrangle this chestnut for Paul Malvern. Ray Walker is the son of passenger liner captain Noah Beery. He's in love with Jacqueline Wells (long before she changed her name to Julie Bishop), who's the daughter of Border Patrol...
by boblipton
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Jackie Chan on Criterion
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Jackie Chan on Criterion

I reviewed this movie at MoMA here:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=25411&p=200012&hilit=Chan#p200012

although anyone here who is hipped to Oscar Winner Jackie Chan ....

Bob