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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue May 05, 2009 10:14 pm

I found the film very powerful, with a fabulous script. It is made on the cheap, and has some technical issues (it needs to be cleaned up), but the performances are great and I loved seeing a film from that era that never seemed to be preaching at you about the topic of racism.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue May 05, 2009 9:45 pm

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dws1982 wrote:One Potato, Two Potato, which Mister Tee and I had discussed earlier in this thread, airs overnight tonight on TCM at 1:00 AM. This was a 1964 Original Screenplay nominee, and a winner at Cannes for Barbara Barrie's performance (tied with Anne Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater).

Anyone else watch this?

Not on TCM at this time, but here's what I had to say on March 22nd in the Last Seen Movie thread:

One Potato, Two Potato (Larry Peerce, 1964) 8/10

Dated, but still powerful film of inter-racial couple being sued for custody of the wife's child by her former husband. Terrific performances by Barbara Barrie and Bernie Hamilton as the couple, Richard Mulligan as the former husband, Harry Bellaver as the judge and Robert Earl Jones and legendary Broadway star Vinnette Carroll as Hamilton's parents.

Someone should write a sequel for Barrie, the only player still alive. Felicity Huffman could play her now grown daughter.

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Postby The Original BJ » Tue May 05, 2009 9:04 pm

Mister Tee wrote:First, In Old Arizona, Warner Baxter's best actor winner of 1929 -- the only acting win I've never seen.

Followed by The Gay Desperado, which won Rouben Mamoulian the best director prize from the NY Film Critics in 1936.

In case people aren't up at the witching hour, both of these films are available to rent on Netflix.

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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue May 05, 2009 8:48 pm

dws1982 wrote:One Potato, Two Potato, which Mister Tee and I had discussed earlier in this thread, airs overnight tonight on TCM at 1:00 AM. This was a 1964 Original Screenplay nominee, and a winner at Cannes for Barbara Barrie's performance (tied with Anne Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater).

Anyone else watch this?
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Postby Mister Tee » Sun May 03, 2009 2:44 pm

TCM has back-to-back rarely-screened award-winning films overnight Tuesday/Wednesday, starting at 1 AM:

First, In Old Arizona, Warner Baxter's best actor winner of 1929 -- the only acting win I've never seen.

Followed by The Gay Desperado, which won Rouben Mamoulian the best director prize from the NY Film Critics in 1936.

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Postby flipp525 » Sun May 03, 2009 12:21 pm

The hard-to-find Hester Street from 1975 (featuring Carol Kane's Best Actress nominated performance) is showing on FLIXe at 3pm (EST) today.
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Postby dws1982 » Sat May 02, 2009 1:08 pm

One Potato, Two Potato, which Mister Tee and I had discussed earlier in this thread, airs overnight tonight on TCM at 1:00 AM. This was a 1964 Original Screenplay nominee, and a winner at Cannes for Barbara Barrie's performance (tied with Anne Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater).

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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:19 pm

--Mister Tee wrote:
--FilmFan720 wrote:The supporting comedic cast is wonderful, and Leo McCarey's direction was joyous.

Isn't this the movie where Roland Young has an absolutely hilarious scene by a piano?

Yes -- it may be the funniest scene in the film.




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Postby Mister Tee » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:17 pm

--FilmFan720 wrote:The supporting comedic cast is wonderful, and Leo McCarey's direction was joyous.

Isn't this the movie where Roland Young has an absolutely hilarious scene by a piano?




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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:58 pm

Laughton had a third big one in 1935 - Les Miserables.

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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:52 pm

I just finished watching Ruggles...what a joy of a film. Charles Laughton surely had one of the great 1-2 punches of cinema history that year, with this and Mutiny on the Bounty, two perfect, yet completely different, performances. The supporting comedic cast is wonderful, and Leo McCarey's direction was joyous. Just a fun film. The print was excellent.
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:24 pm

I actually have Ruggles of Red Gap on DVD. Though discontinued, it's still available at Amazon and other places. I was channel surfing while it was on TCM last night and it looks like the print they showed has been remastered. It certainly looked better than my DVD.

I also have A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on DVD, but it's a Region 2 (U.K.) import.

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Postby flipp525 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:11 pm

FilmFan720 wrote:As always, thanks for the heads up. I taped Ruggles of Red Gap last night, but haven't watched it yet...I have been waiting for that one for years.

I saw this too late. I LOVE Ruggles of Red Gap!
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Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:22 pm

As always, thanks for the heads up. I taped Ruggles of Red Gap last night, but haven't watched it yet...I have been waiting for that one for years.
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Postby dws1982 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:55 am

Friday at 7:30 AM, Jacques Tourneur's rarely shown Anne of the Indies airs on Fox Movie Channel.

On Thursday, April 30, Elia Kazan's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which inexplicably is not available on DVD, airs on the Fox Movie Channel at 6:00 AM.




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