Classic Movie Travels: The Harris-Faye Collection

Hailing from the small town of Linton, Indiana…

If you don’t recognize Phil Harris by name, you’ll certainly recognize him by his voice. Hailing from the small town of Linton, Indiana, Harris developed a career as an established bandleader in the 1930s. Afterwards, he took a job as musical director for Jack Benny. There, he proved to be an excellent supporting comic, and quickly became a beloved character on The Jack Benny Program.

Phil Harris and Alice FayePhil Harris and Alice Faye

In 1941, Harris married actress Alice Faye. The couple hosted the Fitch Bandwagon Show from 1946 to 1948 and moved on to their own radio program, The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, from 1948 to 1954. While Phil’s character was originally written as more of a philanderer on Benny’s program, he was very effectively revised as a devoted husband and father. The writers for Harris’ show played upon the ideas of Benny’s writers, and continued crafting Harris’ character around the same image. Harris played an egotistical bandleader, while Faye was his movie starlet-turned-wife, and they both shone in a comedy based upon domestic life.

Working two radio shows at the same time proved to be quite the juggling act. On the Jack Benny show, Harris would greet Benny with a throaty, “Hiya, Jackson!,” perform in a skit or song, and shout, “Bye, Jackson!” on the way out. He would only appear for the first half of the Jack Benny show. He’d then run down the block to the next studio, just in time to catch his own radio show with a “Hiya, Alice!” and continue on through the remainder of the program. In 1952, he was succeeded as Benny’s orchestra leader by Bob Crosby, younger brother of Bing Crosby.

Throughout his long show business career, Harris remained grateful to radio for the difference it made in his professional and personal life. “If it hadn’t been for radio,” he was quoted as saying, “I would still be a traveling orchestra leader. For 17 years I played one-night stands, sleeping on buses. I never even voted, because I didn’t have any residence.”

Phil Harris and Alice FayeAfter his radio show ended in 1954, he faded from Hollywood life and spent time as a businessman in Palm Springs, while becoming a spokesperson and benefactor for its golf courses. Additionally, he was a benefactor of his birthplace, Linton, and established scholarships in his honor for high school students, performed at the high school, and hosted a celebrity golf tournament at the Phil Harris Golf Course each year in the first week of June.

On May 5, 1979 (Faye’s birthday), the Phil Harris-Alice Faye Collection was dedicated in Linton, Indiana. It was an outgrowth of a tradition begun in 1979 in Linton, Harris’s boyhood home. “Weekend with Phil” was designed as a festival theme that would encompass sporting events and awards given out on behalf of the newly established Harris-Faye Scholarship Foundation.

the Phil Harris-Alice Faye Collection in Linton, Indiana.

the Phil Harris-Alice Faye Collection in Linton, Indiana.

Harris and Faye donated most of their show business memorabilia and papers to Linton’s Margaret Cooper Public Library in 1979 in connection with the first Phil Harris weekend at his golf course. This is one of the most important legacies Harris left to his hometown of Linton. Various clubs, along with church and school groups have visited the collection in Linton. According to a 1989 article from the Linton Daily Citizen, the annual Phil Harris Scholarship festival, highlighted by golf and other sporting events, has averaged 2,000 visitors per year, with a general 25% increase in local business. While Faye was often recognized in town, few people intruded upon her privacy. She was content to visit the various events, often in the company of her daughters and grandchildren, perform a song at the weekend celebrity dinner, and dutifully appear before local photographers, before returning to Rio Mirage.

the Phil Harris-Alice Faye Collection in Linton, Indiana., plaque

Since then, the collection has shifted around quite a bit. While the collection was originally located upstairs in the Margaret Cooper Public Library, in the spring of 1998, the collection was relocated to the basement of the current Regions Bank at 89 West Vincennes Street.

Sadly, the collection now includes memorabilia relating to Phil Harris’ death on August 11, 1995, at age 91, just a few weeks after he returned to his beloved Linton for his last Phil Harris Scholarship Festival. Harris’ remains now rest in California, but a large part of him and his life continues to live on in the Harris-Faye Collection in his hometown of Linton, Indiana.”

Today, Linton, Indiana is still a small town of roughly 5,800 people. It stands like a town that time forgot, with a very small one-stop downtown area, gravel roads, and trademark “You’ll Like Linton” signs.

the Phil Harris-Alice Faye Collection in Linton, Indiana.

Now, the Harris-Faye collection resides in the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center of Greene County, located at 110 E. Vincennes St., Linton, IN 47441. The building is mostly a shop for local art, and the collection is tucked away in its own corner. Luckily it is free to view the Harris-Faye collection, and there is ample street parking available. The usual hours of operation are Thurs-Fri 12-4, Sat 12-4.

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–Annette Bochenek for Classic Movie Hub

Annette Bochenek is an independent scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age and Travel Writer for Classic Movie Hub. You can read more about Annette’s Classic Movie Travels at Hometowns to Hollywood

 

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day Four Films: Quotables

 Day Four TCMFF Screen Grabs and “Quotables”…

Day Four…

Wrapping up quotes today! And bidding a Fond Farewell to the Film Festival and all my film fan friends… Counting the days until next year!

Calamity Jane (1953)

Calamity Jane (1953)... So I told a friendly star, the way that dreamers often do. Just how wonderful you are, and why I am so in love with you. -Doris Day as Calamity JaneSo I told a friendly star, the way that dreamers often do. Just how wonderful you are, and why I am so in love with you. -Doris Day as Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane (1953)... Make mine sarsparilly!Make mine sarsparilly! -Doris Day as Calamity Jane

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Nightmare Alley (1947)

Nightmare Alley (1947)...Listen to me. I'm no good. I never pretended to be. But I love you. -Tyrone Power as Stan CarlisleListen to me. I’m no good. I never pretended to be. But I love you. -Tyrone Power as Stan Carlisle

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Psycho (1960)

Psycho (1960)...We all go a little mad sometimes. -Anthony Perkins as Norman BatesWe all go a little mad sometimes. -Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates

Psycho (1960)... Well, a boy's best friend is his mother. -Anthony Perkins as Norman BatesWell, a boy’s best friend is his mother. -Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates

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Gunga Din (1939)

Gunga Din Douglas Fairbanks JrThe trouble is you don’t want a man for a husband! You want a coward who will run out on his friends! -Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as Ballantine

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Desk Set (1957)

Desk Set Katharine Hepburn Spencer TracyYou’re not in love with me, you’re in love with her, and she’d always come first. -Katharine Hepburn as Bunny Watson

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The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)... "Dear Diary, since you and I are going to be great friends, I will start by telling you all about myself. My name is Anne Frank." -Millie Perkins as Anne FrankDear Diary, since you and I are going to be great friends, I will start by telling you all about myself. My name is Anne Frank. -Millie Perkins as Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)... We have problems here that no other people our age have ever had. -Millie Perkins as Anne FrankWe have problems here that no other people our age have ever had. -Millie Perkins as Anne Frank

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

I don't want to be worshipped. I want to be loved. -Katharine Hepburn as Tracy LordI don’t want to be worshipped. I want to be loved. -Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord

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The Children’s Hour (1961)

The Children's Hour (1961)... Maybe I love you the way they said I love you. I don't know. -Shirley MacLaine as Martha DobieMaybe I love you the way they said I love you. I don’t know. -Shirley MacLaine as Martha Dobie

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Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Kiss Me Kate Ann Miller

‘Cause it’s too darn hot… -Ann Miller as Lois in Kiss Me Kate

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Houdini (1953)

Houdini (1953)  Get the torture cell ready. -Tony Curtis as Harry HoudiniGet the torture cell ready. -Tony Curtis as Harry Houdini

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Marriage Italian Style (1964)

Marriage Italian Style (1964)... The more the world changes, the more it stays the same. -Marcello Mastroianni as Domenico SorianoThe more the world changes, the more it stays the same. -Marcello Mastroianni as Domenico Soriano

Marriage Italian Style (1964)... After 22 years with you, any woman would be at death's door.-Sophia Loren as Filumena MarturanoAfter 22 years with you, any woman would be at death’s door.-Sophia Loren as Filumena Marturano

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The Grim Game

The_Grim_Game_Harry_Houdini_7The Grim Game starring Harry Houdini (1919)

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And some non-classic era films including…

Patton (1970)

Patton (1970)... There'll be no battle fatigue in my command. That's an order. -George C. Scott as General George S. Patton Jr.There’ll be no battle fatigue in my command. That’s an order. -George C. Scott as General George S. Patton Jr.

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Plus more films that I do not have screen grabs for including Out of Sight, Judgment at Nuremburg, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame…

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day Four Facebook/Blog Contest

Celebrating the TCM Classic Film Festival!

Okay, the LAST day, you know what to do! But if you don’t, See this blog post for all the details - including the list of fabulous TCM prizes!

Today’s contest question for our Facebook and Blog entrants is…

NAME THE FILM (in the comment section below):

Name the film

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Enter your answer in the COMMENT SECTION BELOW. One winner will be selected at random and announced here and on Facebook tomorrow.

Sorry, US only.

Good Luck!

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day Three Films: Quotables

 Day Three TCMFF Screen Grabs and “Quotables”…

Day Three…

And, don’t forget, you can enter to win some really fun TCM prizes (from tote bags to t-shirts to DVDs and more) by entering our Twitter and Facebook “Name That Film” giveaway contests…

 

 

42nd Street (1933)

42nd Street Ruby Keeler as Peggy / Classic Movie Hub

Come and see those dancing feet, on the avenue I’m taking you to…42nd Street. -Ruby Keeler as Peggy

42nd Street (1933) 42nd Street (1933)... It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children. -Ginger Rogers as Ann

It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children. -Ginger Rogers as Ann

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They Won’t Forget (1937)

They Won't Forget (1937)...I'll take charge of this investigation. -Claude Rains as Andy Griffin

I’ll take charge of this investigation. -Claude Rains as Andy Griffin

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Doctor Zhivago (1965)… Wouldn't it have been lovely if we met before? -Julie Christie as Lara

Wouldn’t it have been lovely if we met before? -Julie Christie as Lara

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So Dear to my Heart (1948)

So Dear to My Heart (1948)...It's what you do with what you got! That pays off at the end!It’s what you do with what you got! That pays off at the end!

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They Were Expendable (1945)

They Were Expendable (1945)... It's rather like back home, isn't it? The porch...hammock...fireflies. -Donna Reed as Lt. Sandy DavyssIt’s rather like back home, isn’t it? The porch…hammock…fireflies. -Donna Reed as Lt. Sandy Davyss

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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)... You're tearing me apart! -James Dean as Jim Stark

You’re tearing me apart! -James Dean as Jim Stark

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)... I go with the kids. -Natalie Wood as Judy

I go with the kids. -Natalie Wood as Judy

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The Miracle Worker (1962)

The Miracle Worker (1962)... Well, what should I say -- I'm an ignorant, opinionated girl and everything I am I owe to you? -Ann Bancroft as Annie SullivanWell, what should I say — I’m an ignorant, opinionated girl and everything I am I owe to you? -Ann Bancroft as Annie Sullivan

The Miracle Worker (1962)... W-A-T-E-R! -Patty Duke as Helen KellerThe Miracle Worker (1962)… W-A-T-E-R! -Ann Bancroft as Annie Sullivan

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Christmas in July (1940)

Christmas in July (1940)... If you can't sleep at night, it isn't the coffee, it's the bunk. -Dick Powell as Jimmy MacDonaldIf you can’t sleep at night, it isn’t the coffee, it’s the bunk. -Dick Powell as Jimmy MacDonald

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The Apartment (1960)

The Apartment (1960)... Just because I wear a uniform, that doesn't make me a Girl Scout. -Shirley MacLaine as Fran KubelikJust because I wear a uniform, that doesn’t make me a Girl Scout. -Shirley MacLaine as Fran Kubelik

Normally it takes years to work your way up to the twenty-seventh floor -- but it takes only thirty seconds to be out on the street again. You dig? -Fred MacMurray as Mr. SheldrakeNormally it takes years to work your way up to the twenty-seventh floor — but it takes only thirty seconds to be out on the street again. You dig? -Fred MacMurray as Mr. Sheldrake

The Apartment (1960)... Did you hear what I said Miss Kubelik, I absolutely adore you. -Jack Lemmon as C.C. Baxter

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Madame Curie (1943)

Madame Curie (1943)... I can't give up. If it takes a 100 years, it would be a pity, but I'm going to see how far I can go in my lifetime. -Greer Garson as Marie CurieI can’t give up. If it takes a 100 years, it would be a pity, but I’m going to see how far I can go in my lifetime. -Greer Garson as Marie Curie

Madame Curie (1943), Madame Curie (1943)… If one of us should ever go...the other couldn't go on alone. Couldn't be expected of us? Could it? -Greer Garson as Marie CurieMadame Curie (1943)… If one of us should ever go…the other couldn’t go on alone. Couldn’t be expected of us? Could it? -Greer Garson as Marie Curie

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Viva Zapata! (1952)

Viva Zapata (1952)... Did you take the land away from these people? -Marlon Brando as Emiliano Zapata

Did you take the land away from these people? -Marlon Brando as Emiliano Zapata

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Adam’s Rib (1949)…

Adam's Rib (1949)... You're behaving like a, like a -- well, I'd hate to put it this way -- like a man. -Katharine Hepburn as Amanda BonnerYou’re behaving like a, like a — well, I’d hate to put it this way — like a man. -Katharine Hepburn as Amanda Bonner

If you want to be a big he-woman, go ahead and be it, but not with me! -Spencer Tracy as Adam Bonner

If you want to be a big he-woman, go ahead and be it, but not with me! -Spencer Tracy as Adam Bonner

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Imitation of Life (1959)

Imitation of Life (1959)... How do you tell a child that she was born to be hurt? -Juanita Moore as Annie JohnsonHow do you tell a child that she was born to be hurt? -Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson

Imitation of Life (1959)... You're trying to cheapen me. But you won't. Not me. Oh, I'll make it, Mr. Loomis, but it'll be my way! - Lana Turner as Lora MeredithYou’re trying to cheapen me. But you won’t. Not me. Oh, I’ll make it, Mr. Loomis, but it’ll be my way! – Lana Turner as Lora Meredith

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The Loved One (1965)

The Loved One (1965)... Just another well-adjusted American couple. -Robert Morse as Dennis BarlowJust another well-adjusted American couple. -Robert Morse as Dennis Barlow

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Return of the Dream Machine

George Melies' A Trip to the Moon (1902)

George Melies, A Trip to the Moon (1902), moon with rocket in eye

 George Melies' A Trip to the Moon (1902), girls with rocketGeorge Melies’ A Trip to the Moon (1902)

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D.W. Griffiths A CORNER IN WHEAT (1909)

D.W. Griffiths A CORNER IN WHEAT (1909)D.W. Griffith’s A Corner in Wheat (1909)

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Edison Company's THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1903)

Edison Company's The Great Train Robbery (1903)Edison Company’s The Great Train Robbery (1903)

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And some non-classic-era movies…

1776 (1972)

1776, The turkey is a truly nobel bird. -Howard Da_Silva as Ben Franklin

The turkey is a truly noble bird. -Howard Da Silva as Ben Franklin

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The French Connection (1971)

The French Connection (1971)... All right, Popeye's here! Get your hands on your heads, get off the bar, and get on the wall! -Gene Hackman as Jimmy Doyle

All right, Popeye’s here! Get your hands on your heads, get off the bar, and get on the wall! -Gene Hackman as Jimmy Doyle

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The Wind and the Lion (1975)

The Wind and the Lion (1975)… Gentlemen, nothing in this world is certain, absolutely nothing. -Brian Keith as Theodore RooseveltThe Wind and the Lion (1975)… Gentlemen, nothing in this world is certain, absolutely nothing. -Brian Keith as Theodore Roosevelt

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The Picture Show Man (1977)

The Picture Show Man (1977) Damn Yankee!

The Picture Show Man (1977) Damn Yankee! -John Meillon as Pym

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The Picture Show Man (1977)

My dear fellow, I’ve been in the picture show business for twenty years, and I’ve never lost a customer! -John Meillon as Pym

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History of the World Part I (1981)

History of the World Part I (1981)... It's good to be the king. -Mel Brooks as King Louis XVIIt’s good to be the king. -Mel Brooks as King Louis XVI

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Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

Nothing Lasts Forever, Bill Murray

You’re damn tooting, nothing lasts forever! -Bill Murray as Ted Breughel

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Plus some films that I don’t have screen grabs for including Why Be Good, Air Mail, Malcolm X, The Man Who Would be King, and Earthquake.

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day Three Facebook/Blog Contest

Celebrating the TCM Classic Film Festival!

Day Three… you know what to do! But if you don’t, See this blog post for all the details - including the list of fabulous TCM prizes! One more day to go!

Today’s contest question for our Facebook and Blog entrants is…

NAME THE FILM (in the comment section below):

Name the film

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Enter your answer in the COMMENT SECTION BELOW. One winner will be selected at random and announced here and on Facebook tomorrow.

Sorry, US only.

Good Luck!

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day Two Films: Quotables

Day Two TCMFF Screen Grabs and “Quotables”…

Day Two…

And, don’t forget, you can enter to win some really fun TCM prizes (from tote bags to t-shirts to DVDs and more) by entering our Twitter and Facebook “Name That Film” giveaway contests…

My Darling Clementine (1946)

My Darling Clementine (1946) Henry FondaMaybe when we leave this country, young kids like you will be able to grow up and live safe. -Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp

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Inherit the Wind (1960)

Inherit the Wind (1960) Mr. Brady, it is the duty of a newspaper to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. -Gene Kelly as E. K. Hornbeck

Mr. Brady, it is the duty of a newspaper to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. -Gene Kelly as E. K. Hornbeck

Inherit the Wind (1940) Do you ever think about things that you do think about? -Spencer Tracy as Henry DrummondDo you ever think about things that you do think about? -Spencer Tracy as Henry Drummond

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)... No prisoners!

No prisoners. -Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence

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The Proud Rebel (1958)

The Proud Rebel Alan Ladd and Olivia de HavillandYou know, you’re a strange woman, ma’am. – Alan Ladd as John Chandler

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The Proud Rebel (1958)... Sometimes we have to do things that we don't want to do. -Alan Ladd as John Chandler

The Proud Rebel (1958)… Sometimes we have to do things that we don’t want to do. -Alan Ladd as John Chandler

The_Proud_Rebel_Alan_Ladd_as_John_Chandler_doitYou can do it! -Alan Ladd as John Chandler (to David Ladd)

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Reign of Terror (1949)

Reign of Terror (1949)    Where in all Paris would you find anybody as disloyal, unscrupulous, scheming, treacherous, cunning, or deceitful as I? -Arnold Moss as FoucheWhere in all Paris would you find anybody as disloyal, unscrupulous, scheming, treacherous, cunning, or deceitful as I? -Arnold Moss as Fouche

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An Affair to Remember (1957)

An Affair to Remember (1957)… Must you be so darn delightful? -Cary Grant as Nickie Ferrante

Must you be so darn delightful? -Cary Grant as Nickie Ferrante

An Affair to Remember (1957)… If it had to happen to one of us, why did it have to be you? -Cary Grant as Nickie Ferrante

If it had to happen to one of us, why did it have to be you? -Cary Grant as Nickie Ferrante

An Affair to Remember (1957)… If you can paint, I can walk. -Deborah Kerr as Terry McKayIf you can paint, I can walk. -Deborah Kerr as Terry McKay

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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)...Making the wrong move at the right time. -Edward G. Robinson as Lancey Howard

Making the wrong move at the right time. -Edward G. Robinson as Lancey Howard

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)... You're just not ready for me yet. -Steve McQueen as The Cincinnati Kid

You’re just not ready for me yet. -Steve McQueen as The Cincinnati Kid

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Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Chimes at Midnight, Orson Welles as Falstaff

We have heard the chimes at midnight Master Robert Shallow – Orson Welles as Falstaff

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Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)... I may not know so much of law Mr. Felder, but I know what's right and what's wrong. And I know what you're asking is wrong. -Henry Fonda as Abraham Lincoln

I may not know so much of law Mr. Felder, but I know what’s right and what’s wrong. And I know what you’re asking is wrong. -Henry Fonda as Abraham Lincoln

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Limelight (1952)

Limelight (1952) I never thought we'd come to this -Buster Keaton as Calveros PartnerI never thought we’d come to this! -Buster Keaton as Calveros Partner

Limelight (1952) Not that I care for success, but I don't want another failure. -Charlie Chapin as Calvero Not that I care for success, but I don’t want another failure. -Charlie Chapin as Calvero

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Pinocchio (1940)

Pinocchio (1940), When you wish upon a star -Jiminy Crickett

When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you.  -Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Crickett

Pinocchio (1940), I've got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret or to make me frown.

I’ve got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret or to make me frown. -Dickie Jones as Pinocchio

Pinocchio (1940), A boy who won't be good, might just be made of woodA boy who won’t be good, might just as well be made of wood. - Evelyn Venable as The Blue Fairy

Pinocchio (1940), A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face

A lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as plain as the nose on your face. Evelyn Venable as The Blue Fairy

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Steamboat Bill Jr (1928)

Steamboat Bill Jr 1928 starring Buster Keaton

Steamboat Bill Jr 1928 starring Buster Keaton

Starring Buster Keaton

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Rififi (1955)

Rififi (1955)… (translation) Wake up dog. I want you to be afraid. -Jean Servais as Tony le Stéphanois

(translation) Wake up dog. I want you to be afraid. -Jean Servais as Tony le Stéphanois

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The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

The Smiling Lieutenant (1931): Toujours l'amour in the army! -Maurice Chevalier as Lt. Nikolaus 'Niki' von Preyn

Toujours l’amour in the army! -Maurice Chevalier as Lt. Nikolaus ‘Niki’ von Preyn

The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)... Jazz up your lingerie! Just like a melody! -Miriam Hopkins as Princess Anna and Claudette Colbert as FranziJazz up your lingerie! Just like a melody! -Miriam Hopkins as Princess Anna and Claudette Colbert as Franzi

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Don’t Bet on Women (1931)

Dont  Bet On Women (1931)... Edmund  Lowe as Roger  Fallon and Jeanette McDonald as Jeanne DrakeEdmund  Lowe as Roger Fallon and Jeanette McDonald as Jeanne Drake

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The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man 1933 You're crazy to know who I am, aren't you? All right! I'll show you!

You’re crazy to know who I am, aren’t you? All right! I’ll show you! -Claude Rains as The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man (1933)... Even the moon's frightened of me... The whole world's frightened to death!Even the moon’s frightened of me… The whole world’s frightened to death! -Claude Rains as The Invisible Man

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A Man for All Seasons (1966)

A Man For All Seasons, Paul Scofield, The world must construe according to its wits; this court must construe according to the law.

The world must construe according to its wits; this court must construe according to the law. -Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More

A Man For All Seasons,  It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales, Richard?-Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More

It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world… but for Wales, Richard?-Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More

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The Party (1968)

The Party (1968) Peter Sellers as Hrundi V. Bakshi

My goodness, I would have been disappointed if you hadn’t crushed my hand. -Peter Sellers as Hrundi V. Bakshi

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Roman Holiday (1953)

Roman Holiday, would you be so kind as to tell me where i am -Audrey Hepburn as Princess Ann

Would you be so kind as to tell me where I am? -Audrey Hepburn as Princess Ann

Roman Holiday, I'd like to do whatever I like, all day long. -Audrey Hepburn as Princess AnnI’d like to do whatever I like, all day long. -Audrey Hepburn as Princess Ann

Roman Holiday, The Mouth of TruthThe Mouth of Truth. The legend is that if you’re given to lying, you put your hand in there, it’ll be bitten off. -Gregory Peck as Joe Bradley

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Rebecca (1940)

Rebecca (1940) He doesn't love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You've nothing to stay for. You've nothing to live for really, have you? -Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers

He doesn’t love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You’ve nothing to stay for. You’ve nothing to live for really, have you? -Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers

Rebecca (1940) Listen to the sea. Judith Anderson as Mrs. DanversListen to the sea. Judith Anderson as Mrs. Danvers

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The Bank Dick (1940)

The Bank Dick, WC Fields,  Ever do any boondoggling?

Ever do any boondoggling? -W. C. Fields as Egbert Sousé

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)… Good morning! My name's Bond. -George Lazenby as James Bond

Good morning! My name’s Bond. James Bond. -George Lazenby as James Bond

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Plus some non-classic-era movies including:

Norma Rae (1979)

Norma Rae, Union

UNION…

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harrison Ford

The city of Tanis is one of the possible resting places of the Lost Ark. – Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes? -Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes? -Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

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Apollo 13 (1995)

Apollo 13, Houston we have a problem. -Tom Hanks as Jim LovellHouston, we have a problem. -Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

Apollo 13, Failure is not an option. -Ed Harris  as Gene KranzFailure is not an option. -Ed Harris  as Gene Kranz

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And a few others that I just couldn’t obtain screen grabs for:  Lenny, Boom! The War Game, The Purple Rose of Cairo…

Until tomorrow…

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

 

 

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Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon: Green Acres “Love Comes to Arnold Ziffel”

Green Acres is the Place to Be! 

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist that. How could I? Every time I hear the Green Acres Theme Song, I just have to smile. Maybe it’s because I have such fond memories of watching it with my father growing up, maybe it’s because I still laugh out loud every time I watch it — or maybe it’s simply because I can relate to Oliver Wendall Douglas, a relatively sane man in an over-the-top zany world… I mean, didn’t you ever have one of those days, when you just had to stop, shake your head and say, “Is it me????” Am I nuts??? “What the what???”  Hehe, my guess is, yes…

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, let me just give you the ’101′ version… Oliver Wendall Douglas, a successful New York lawyer decides to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming an American farmer (yes, you can even hear the fifes playing as he talks about it!). He drags his glamorous, Hungarian-born, and (not incidentally) city-loving wife Lisa from their beautiful upscale apartment in Manhattan to live on a rural farm, in a run-down old farm house (understatement), in the little town of Hooterville. Sound like a typical storyline for a sitcom? Well, not so fast. What really makes this comedy tick is the absurd, and I mean ABSURD, world of Hooterville — where EVERYONE is (how can I say this nicely) kind-of-nuts. And, unfortunately for Oliver — within the bizarre, almost surrealistic, world of Hooterville — he’s the one who is considered kind-of-nuts by the locals. To add to the fun, his wife Lisa, happens to fit right in with the locals, perfectly in-tune with their crazy brand of logic.

Now, for my ‘favorite’ episode, that’s really hard to pick, but here’s one of them…

Episode: “Love Comes to Arnold Ziffel”
Season Three, Episode Two (Sept 20, 1967)

Synopsis: Fred Ziffel (Arnold’s ‘dad’) objects to Arnold’s love affair with Cynthia, who is ‘kin’ to the shifty Mr. Haney. Of course this leads to quite a bit of gossip among the locals. Realizing that their relationship can never work, Arnold breaks off their relationship. When Cynthia performs miserably at the county field trials, Haney wants to sue. Oh, by the way, did I mention that Arnold is a pig and Cynthia is a basset hound?!?!?!

DISCLAIMER: no other agenda here other than to laugh at the lunacy… and it is lunacy…

That said, here are some of my favorite quotes and scenes from the episode:

green acres, howling dog cyntha

The poor love sick Cynthia howls in front of Arnold’s house…

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mr and mrs ziffelArnold’s mom and dad, Mr. and Mrs. Ziffel, are miffed…

Fred: Ziffel: Cynthia Haney, you go on home, Arnold ain’t a-comin’ out!

Fred: No pig of mine is gonna run around with any kin of Haney’s!

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green acres, arnold go to your roomAnd, poor Arnold, what’s a pig in love to do…

Fred: Arnold, do like I told you, go on to your room!”

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mr and mrs ziffel green acresConcerned parents ask Oliver for help…

Fred: Mr. Douglas, you mean to tell me you can’t get an injunction against this basket hound?… I thought you was a lawyer.  (yes, basket hound!)
Oliver: I AM a lawyer, and I tell you, you can’t get an injunction against a Basket Hound… uhh basset, basset!

Mrs. Ziffel: It’s your fault Fred, you know how he feels about her!
Lisa: Mrs. Ziffel, it isn’t good to fight in front of a child!
Oliver: He’s not a child. He’s a pig!!!

Oliver: Why don’t you go over and see Mr. Haney and ask him to keep his dog away?
Mr. Ziffel: Oh no, I don’t talk to him
Mrs. Ziffell: No, they’ve been feuding for ten years.
Oliver: What about?
Mr. Ziffel: Oh I forget, but it must have been something pretty terrible to make me remember it this long.

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edward albert green acresOliver tries to help but…

Fred: Mr. Douglas, I’m going out of mind, ain’t there anything legal that can be done about this hound?
Oliver: You could call a dog catcher.
Lisa: You don’t know anything about love do you?… If Mr. Ziffel would call a dog catcher, Arnold would never forgive him. He’d probably run away and marry Cynthia just out of spite.
Oliver: Look, we are talking about a dog and a pig, aren’t we?!?!?
Lisa: If you’re in love, what difference does it make who you are!

Fred: Mr. Douglas, if we’d a wanted to listen to a fight, we would have stayed at home.

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green acres, cynthia dog The plot thickens when Cynthia’s ‘dad’ introduces her to Oliver…

Mr. Haney: Mr. Douglas, I want you to meet Cynthia.
Oliver: Oh, so that’s Cynthia. Well congratulations. When’s the wedding?
Mr. Haney: Oh you’ve heard about her and Grover.
Oliver: Grover?
Oliver: Yeah, her fiancee. He’s a well-to-do basset hound over in Crabwell Corners…

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sam drucker frank cady green acresMr. Drucker who owns the general store is sympathetic…

Mr. Drucker: I’m sorry I shushed you Mr. Douglas, but Haney don’t know about Cynthia and Arnold.
Oliver: Why?
Mr. Drucker: How do you tell a man his dog is running around with a pig… Sure ain’t easy raising kids theses days…

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mr kimbal, green acres

Mr. Kimble, the County Agent, is not so sympathetic…

Mr. Kimble: Have you heard the way Cynthia’s been carrying on? A dog can’t expect to win a field trial if she’s going break training. Running around all night howling at a pig!

Mr. Kimble (about his dog who is also entering the field trial): You take Quincy — in bed every night at 9 o’clock, no girls, no drinking, all business…

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arnold watching tv green acresMeanwhile, Arnold, as house guest, watches TV… in Lisa and Oliver’s bedroom…

Lisa: Mr. Ziffel asked me if he could keep Arnold here for a couple of days… So when Cynthia comes around the Ziffel house howling and Arnold isn’t there, and she doesn’t know where he is, she’ll forget about him. At the same time, if Arnold is here and he doesn’t hear Cynthia howling, he’ll forget about her.

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cynthia the basset hound howling, green acres

But, alas, you cannot hinder love, try you may… Cynthia finds him… and she howls at the Douglas’ front door!

Lisa and Oliver, Green AcresCynthia’s howling wakes up Arnold — and Lisa and Oliver…

Oliver (to Cynthia): Go away!

Lisa: I don’t think she will. It’s just like that play, Romeo and Julius.  (yes, Julius)

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oliver lets arnold outOliver in utter frustration, relents…

Oliver: Far be it from me to keep Romeo away from Julius!!!

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Now, for my favorite part, the ‘heart-wrenching’ scene between Arnold and Cynthia at sunrise on the porch of the Haney House… not-so-incidentally set against a ‘country-fied’ version of the love theme to Romeo and Juliet!

Get out your hankies… :)

Green Acres, Arnold says It's dawn, Cynthia, screen shot

Green Acres, I'm sorry the night had to end, Arnold, screen grab

Green Acres, Arnold the pig

cynthia just a few more minutes

Green Acres, Arnold the pig

Green Acres, cynthia the dog wants to stay with arnold the pig

Green Acres, Arnold says This is Madness! to cynthia the dog

Green Acres, cynthia the basset hound wants to marry Arnold the pig

Green Acres, Arnold the pig says "It wouldn't work!

Green Acres, cynthia the dog says Why Not?

arnold the pig, green acres, because you're a dog and i'm a pig

Green Acres, cynthia move to pixley

arnold, green acres, it's useless cynthia, green acres, would it help if i became a pig

arnold the pig, green acres, to cynthia the basset hound, i couldn't let you make that sacrific

Okay, when you’ve composed yourself, put your hankies away, and let’s move on to the field trials…

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Hooterville newspaper, green acres

Hooterville newspaper, headline, green acres

Uh oh…

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Mr. haney and cynthia, green acresMr. Haney seeks damages…

Mr. Hanley: There ain’t no sense in crying Cynthia. The only thing to do is get you a good lawyer… but temporarily we’ll have to settle for Mr. Douglas.

Oliver: How did the field trials go.
Mr. Haney: Cynthia come in dead last.
Oliver: Oh, I’m sorry.
Mr. Haney: Not half as sorry as Arnold Ziffel’s gonna be. I want you to sue him for one million dollars
Oliver: But, that’s impossible, you can’t sue a pig.

Mr. Haney: I could have been spared all that humiliating if Fred had a just kept Arnold in the house. Maybe I oughtta sue Fred for one million dollars!

Mr. Haney: You let Arnold out to play Romeo and Julius with my Cynthia! Now I know who to sue, and it ain’t Fred Ziffel.

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Well, I’m not going to tell you how everything ends, except for including some commentary from our love-lorn couple:

arnold the pig, green acres, why are you crying cynthia

green acres, cynthia because everybody has a happy ending except us…..

And here’s the good news, if you’re so inclined… You can watch the entire episode — OR any episode of Green Acres — for free at Hulu!

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A Big Thank You to Terry Towles Canote at A Shroud of Thoughts (@mercurie80)  for hosting this very special event! There are so many more wonderful Classic Bloggers participating in this event so please be sure to check out the other entries.

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—Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day Two Facebook/Blog Contest

Celebrating the TCM Classic Film Festival!

Okay, Day Two, you know what to do! But if you don’t, See this blog post for all the details - including the list of fabulous TCM prizes! Two more days to go!

Today’s contest question for our Facebook and Blog entrants is…

NAME THE FILM (in the comment section below):

Name the film

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Enter your answer in the COMMENT SECTION BELOW. One winner will be selected at random and announced here and on Facebook tomorrow.

Sorry, US only.

Good Luck!

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day One Films: Quotables

Day One TCMFF Screen Grabs and “Quotables”…

In keeping with our “Name That Film” theme during this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, I’m sharing some screen grabs from today’s Festival movies…

And, don’t forget, you can enter to win some really fun TCM prizes (from tote bags to t-shirts to DVDs and more) by entering our Twitter and Facebook “Name That Film” giveaway contests…

Today’s Films include:

The Sound of Music (1965)

The Sound of Music (1965)... The hills are alive with the sound of music, with songs they have sung for a thousand years. -Julie Andrews as MariaThe hills are alive with the sound of music, with songs they have sung for a thousand years. -Julie Andrews as Maria

The Sound of Music (1965)... Edelweiss, Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever. -Christopher Plummer as Captain Von TrappEdelweiss, Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever. -Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp

The Sound of Music (1965)...I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad! -Julie Andrews as MariaI simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad! -Julie Andrews as Maria

The Sound of Music (1965)...The Sound of Music (1965)... Layee-o-dl laydee-o-dl-o.Layee-o-dl laydee-o-dl-o.

The Sound of Music (1965)... When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything. -Julie Andrews as MariaWhen you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything. -Julie Andrews as Maria

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. – Carleton Young as Maxwell Scott

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) - John WayneI hate tricks, pilgrim, but that’s what you’re up against with Valance. -John Wayne as Tom Doniphon

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Queen Christina (1933)

Queen Christina, Greta GarboA few more victories like this and we’ll have to hire foreigners to fight our battles. -Greta Garbo as Queen Christina

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My Man Godfrey (1936)

My Man Godfrey (1936), William Powell, does what does a protege have to do?Just what does a protege have to do? -William Powell as Godfrey

My Man Godfrey (1936) Carole Lombard, Godfrey loves me. He put me in the shower.Godfrey loves me! He put me in the shower! -Carole Lombard as Irene

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The Sea Hawk (1940)

The Sea Hawk (1940), Brenda Marshall

I’ll not go on your ship. I’d rather drown than accept your hospitality. -Brenda Marshall as Dona Maria

The Sea Hawk, Errol Flynn, We're a little pressed for time. You ship is sinking.

We’re a little pressed for time. You ship is sinking. -Errol Flynn as Geoffrey Thorpe

The Sea Hawk, Errol Flynn, you seem to be very fond of English rosesYou seem to be very fond of English roses. -Errol Flynn as Geoffrey Thorpe

The Sea Hawk, Errol Flynn, is forgiveness all you feel?Is forgiveness all you feel? - Errol Flynn as Geoffrey Thorpe

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Too Late For Tears (1949)

Too Late For Tears Dan Duryea as Danny Fuller

Don’t ever change, Tiger. I don’t think I’d like you with a heart. -Dan Duryea as Danny Fuller

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And a few non-classic-era films:

Grease (1978)

Grease_John_Travolta_as_Danny_ZukoYou’re the one that I want. -John Travolta as Danny Zuko

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Breaker Morant (1980)

Breaker_Morant_Jack_Thompson_as_Major_Thomas

There are several murder charges. The penalty is death. – Jack Thompson as Major Thomas

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 Until tomorrow…

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Day One Facebook/Blog Contest

Celebrating the TCM Classic Film Festival!

As you probably already know, CMH is running LOTs of TCM Film Festival contests, both at the Film Festival itself — and via Facebook and Twitter.  See this blog post for all the details - including the list of fabulous TCM prizes!

Today’s contest question for our Facebook and Blog entrants is…

NAME THE FILM (in the comment section below):

Name the film

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Enter your answer in the COMMENT SECTION BELOW. One winner will be selected at random and announced here and on Facebook tomorrow.

Sorry, US only.

Good Luck!

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

 

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