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by Ray Faiola
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: 16 FATHOMS DEEP (1948)
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: 16 FATHOMS DEEP (1948)

I have a 16mm Anscocolor print. Chaney looks like he is wearing the same suit he wore in ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.

WPIX used to run this in B&W. It was a childhood favorite. Not sure why!!
by Ray Faiola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125038

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

I was at WCIX in Miami in 1978 and we bought the RKO library as house prints. So UA-TV was still offering stations 'house prints" that late in the game? I thought the practice ended years earlier. Or do you mean that whenever the station needed to replace a worn/damaged/missing print from the RKO l...
by Ray Faiola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: NTA Short films packages
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: NTA Short films packages

It was indeed. Too bad they didn't get to it while Charles Winninger was still doing Captain Henry!

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by Ray Faiola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125038

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Ah - I get it. I thought you meant a logo at the head. NEVER MIIIIND!

So was this one you taped or did some bootlegger sell an off-air DVD?
by Ray Faiola
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1493
Views: 125038

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

I have to agree with you, Dick. I think the best thing about the picture is Dimitri Tiomkin's score. And GIRL OF THE PORT had, I believe, a C&C logo (not AMC). I'm sure Dick May can confirm how it's been a slow process restoring the original RKO versions of so much of that beleaguered library. The a...
by Ray Faiola
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: BURT REYNOLDS DIES
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: BURT REYNOLDS DIES

HOOPER was promoted as a comedy but it is a really, really good story about a movie stunt man.
by Ray Faiola
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: NTA Short films packages
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: NTA Short films packages

Yes, I have a print of CAPTAIN HENRY. And, as to NTA-UM&M: https://ia800504.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/14/items/broadcastingtele50unse_0/broadcastingtele50unse_0_jp2.zip&file=broadcastingtele50unse_0_jp2/broadcastingtele50unse_0_1012.jp2&scale=2&rotate=0 And here's a sale th...
by Ray Faiola
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940)
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: THE RETURN OF FRANK JAMES (1940)

Hull refers to a "poor innocent old darkie".
by Ray Faiola
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Warner Archive for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 12504

Re: Warner Archive for 2018

WAY DOWN SOUTH is a charming little film, based on a very popular radio series at the time. In addition to the film, I have a couple of song books printed during the program's early days. There's no sass, no sex, no skin. It will be interesting to see how today's pre-code fans will react to this cin...
by Ray Faiola
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Film Forum's New Screen: Dump Alert?
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Film Forum's New Screen: Dump Alert?

The Loews Jersey still has a big screen. Or rather again!
by Ray Faiola
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Film Forum's New Screen: Dump Alert?
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Film Forum's New Screen: Dump Alert?

I just hope they've improved their booth operators.

Chelsea Rialto screen is 9'+ wide for 1:33; 13' wide for scope.

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by Ray Faiola
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Public Information Films - Titles, Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Public Information Films - Titles, Please!

THE STORY OF WENDY HILL opens with Max Steiner's music to DEEP VALLEY.
by Ray Faiola
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: A QUEEN IS CROWNED (1953)

I have a 16mm dye transfer print. It is complete. I had a television print years ago and THAT was also complete. So the youtube is obviously an anomaly. [UPDATE] I just looked at that youtube. It is an off-air recording with a newsbreak following the ceremony footage. They made a big cut at that poi...
by Ray Faiola
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Recycled Music
Replies: 46
Views: 6820

Re: Recycled Music

WELL, IT'S ABOUT TIME!! Thanks for the link! Long overdue and ORDERED!!
by Ray Faiola
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Film Classifications
Replies: 17
Views: 1420

Re: Film Classifications

In the States, TV GUIDE used to classify a horror film as "Melodrama"
by Ray Faiola
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Butlers
Replies: 19
Views: 1114

Re: Butlers

" On a side note is there a murder movie where the butler actually did it?..."

And James Logan as Billings in THE FULLER BRUSH MAN.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Dancing Pirate-1936
Replies: 9
Views: 2659

Re: Dancing Pirate-1936

Here's a trailer I made up (original is, I believe, lost) from my Cinecolor print:

by Ray Faiola
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Butlers
Replies: 19
Views: 1114

Re: Butlers

Charles Coleman, the ubiquitous one.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Do you have a dedicated film handling room?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Do you have a dedicated film handling room?

I do my editing in my projection booth.

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by Ray Faiola
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Collecting and Preservation
Topic: Where do you find classic films?
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Where do you find classic films?

I have a 16mm print of ONLY THE BRAVE.
by Ray Faiola
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?

Speaking of Korngold, has anybody seen the 132 minute version of JUAREZ?
by Ray Faiola
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?

Well, I would be very surprised if this were accurate. For one thing, it suggests the possibility that the film would have been released in 13 or 14 reels. The AFI does not give numbers of reels so I will have to check my print, but I'm pretty sure it was released in 12 reels (6A-B).When Warners cut...
by Ray Faiola
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS [1944] Alternate version?

Does "IMDB" claim this or does an IMDB "reviewer" claim this?
by Ray Faiola
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Boris Karloff as Captain Hook in B'way Version of Peter Pan.
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: Boris Karloff as Captain Hook in B'way Version of Peter

Columbia released an original cast LP. The score was not nearly as infectious as the one by Moose Charlap and Jule Styne (and Comden & Green). But Karloff sounded like he was having a ball as Captain Hook.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Cue sheet or press book for THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT?
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: Cue sheet or press book for THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT?

I have the pressbook and can scan.
by Ray Faiola
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: FILMS WITH RECORDED OVERTURES / EXIT MUSIC
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: FILMS WITH RECORDED OVERTURES / EXIT MUSIC

Yes, the exit music is on my print too, as well as on the DVD.
by Ray Faiola
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: THE DESERT SONG (1929)
Replies: 105
Views: 31913

Re: THE DESERT SONG (1929)

Looks like an original 16mm print. Can't say as much for the telecine and video dubbing.
by Ray Faiola
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Famous Music Master Series
Replies: 13
Views: 5068

Re: Famous Music Master Series

(repeating what I posted in another thread) I've just found some references to the Fitzpatrick Stephen Foster film in the GenealogyBank newspaper archive. 1926 was the centennary of Foster's birth and the film was shown at least twice that year. There are no cast listings in the two articles. One a...
by Ray Faiola
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Did Charles Farrell's acting EVER get any better?
Replies: 56
Views: 10858

Re: Did Charles Farrell's acting EVER get any better?

No. And that includes radio.