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Old 06-06-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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Speaking of boxing, can't forget "Fat City" with Stacy Keach.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Speaking of boxing, can't forget "Fat City" with Stacy Keach.

Yeah, absolutely. Great Gardner book as well, his first and last. Anthony Quinn in Requiem for a Heavyweight still breaks my heart.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Yeah, absolutely. Great Gardner book as well, his first and last. Anthony Quinn in Requiem for a Heavyweight still breaks my heart.
Did you ever see the original version with Jack Palance? It had a different ending. I think it was a made for TV movie that was broadcast on PBS.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Some great older movie suggestions here. It seems much of the stuff made in the past 5 years is Crap. Not sure if this was before 1980 but it's one of my favorites. "The Silver Streek" Jill Clayburg, Ned Beaty, Gene Wilder. Mystery but funny too.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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"Runaway Train" with Jon Voight, Eric Roberts and Rebecca De Mornay. Fabulous acting, great suspense, and an surprising but earned Oscar nod for DeMornay.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Warlock - Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark at their finest. A great Western, one of my favorites.

Ulysses - Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn
Champion - Kirk Douglas
Black Magic - Orson Wells
Red River - John Wayne, Montgomery Clift
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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"Heaven Knows Mr Allison"
1957 Not your typical movie about a man and a woman stranded on a deserted island, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is an engaging character study about a novice nun-to-be (Deborah Kerr) and a rough-hewn Marine corporal (Robert Mitchum) on a South Pacific island during World War II.

Also from 1957 and also with Robert Mitchum...
The Enemy Below is a study of submarine warfare from the vantage point of both sides. Robert Mitchum plays the captain of an American destroyer, who despite having lost his family in the war endeavors to let his head rule his heart in combat. Curt Jurgens co-stars as a German U-boat commander, depicted as being as honorable and compassionate as Mitchum.


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Old 06-06-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Did you ever see the original version with Jack Palance? It had a different ending. I think it was a made for TV movie that was broadcast on PBS.
Something else I'm aware of but have yet to see. I guess the internet puts a lot of these things within reach now. Maybe?


Your mention of Jack Palance made me think of Henry Silva; I think they look alike. Henry Silva made me think of a movie called A Hatful of Rain, about hard drug addiction. Henry Silva, if you're a Sinatra fan you probably know from Ocean's 11 and one that was mentioned earlier, The Manchurian Candidate. Both have been remade, but I think the originals were better. Interesting side fact, A Hatful of Rain was written by Michael Gazzo, Frankie Pentangeli (Frankie Five Angels) in Godfather II. His role in that was memorable. I don't remember seeing before or since, but had the feeling watching it that he was so good, he must be an old pro. Turns out he's a real New York actor, an alumni of Actors Studio. His script for Hatful of Rain was based on his play by the same name.

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Old 06-06-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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Warlock - Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark at their finest. A great Western, one of my favorites.

Ulysses - Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn
Champion - Kirk Douglas
Black Magic - Orson Wells
Red River - John Wayne, Montgomery Clift

Don't know Warlock, but that's a great cast. Montgomery Clift is a guy that a lot of people don't know so well. He died pretty young. When they asked Robert DeNiro who his favorite actors were, maybe over ten years ago now, he mentioned Brando of course, James Dean, and this guy. I'll never forget his scene in From Here To Eternity, playing taps for his buddy Maggio. He made a good movie with one of Hollywood's great beauties, another actor that died young, Lee Remick.

Wild River, directed by Elia (On the Waterfront) Kazan

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