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    The Search w/ Montgomery Clift and Ivan Jandl. This is an excellent post war movie that depicts D.Ps Children (Displaced Persons) who are now being taken care of by Allied Authorities and who are also trying to help reconnect them with any living family members and such. Montgomery Clift portrays a G.I. by the name of Steve--who by accident--finds (Karol) Ivan Jandl) while he is having his lunch somewhere in the rubble of a German city. Steve takes the kid in and eventually teaches him English and who also wants to adopt the child and take him back to the States. However, the child remembers he has a Mother and he decides he wants to try finding her and runs away to do so but Steve finds him and convinces him to come with him. Well, it turns out that "Jim's" Mother happens to be working for the UNRRA - which is the Organization trying to help these DP children out by finding them their families and such) and the lady just resigned her job-was deciding to take a train and start looking for her son but at the last moment decides to stay and help with the new batch of DP kids who are arriving. By chance-the kid looks at his Mother who is taking charge of a large group of new D.Ps and the kid looks at her-doesnt recognize her-but she sees him, thinks a second and recognizes him and calls his name. The rest is history.
     
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    John Paul Jones w/ Robert Stack as the Captain-- as well as Bruce Cabot and George Sanders. Not a lot for action but a great story none the less.:thumb:
     
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    The "A" Team with Liam Neesen. Not sure if I liked the film or not? the Jury is still out on that one. It was OK and pretty good in parts--and CARP in other parts. Neesen did a great job of Colonel Hannible Smith--and the guy who played in the B.A> Barracus role--did a good job--im not sold on the ones who played the Dirk Benedict (Lt. Faceman) and the Capt Howling Mad Murdoch (Dwight Schultz role) but they were OK in parts. The movie also had Gerold McRainey in it as a Lt. General. Im not a fan of his but he did OK in the movie.

    This morning-saw: Herbie the Love Bug w/ Dean Jones, Michelle Lee, Joe Flynn and Buddy Hackett. It was a nice change of pace and Buddy Hackett was funny as usual. :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    The 2nd of the 4 original Herbie movies will be on tap for tomorrow or Tuesdays viewing.:botman:
     
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    Havent seen yet but will by tomorrow; Night At the Museum w/ Ben Stiller, Jon Voigt? and Robin Williams.
     
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    Seen recently including today:
    Herbie the Love Bug, Herbie Rides Again & Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo. All these definitely for kids. Last one to see tomorrow will be: Herbie Goes Bananas.
     
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    Just seen loads of great movies including but not limited to;

    Battleground w/ Van Johnson, James Whitmore Sr, Richard Jaeckel, Don Taylor, Marshall Thompson, James Arness, Jerome Courtland, Herbert Anderson, Leon Ames, George Murphy, Ricardo Montalban, Denise Darcel and John Hodiak. This movie of course-deals with the Battle of the bulge as well as the 101st Airborne Division known as the Screaming Eagles.

    Destination Tokyo w/ Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale Sr, & John Forsythe. Deals with action this time-against the Japanese in the Pacific.American Sub helps with intelligence that is vital for B.Gen Jimmy Doolittle and his leading his Raiders on a bombing mission to Tokyo and beyond.

    Never So Few w/ Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Brian Donlevy, Gina Lolobrigida, George Takai and Dean Jones. Another fight against the Japanese.

    All three of these movies deal with war during Christmas. I missed the first for the night which im assuming was Battle of the Bulge w/ Henry FOnda, Dana Andrews, Telly Savalas, James MacArthur, George Montgomery, Ty Hardin, Werner Peters, Karl-Otto Alberty & Robert Ryan.
     
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    Just seen:

    The Caine Mutiny w/ Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Lee Marvin, Claude Akins and of course: Humphrey Bogart. Man what a classic!!!

    Also just seen: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo w/ Van Johnson, Spencer Tracy, Don DeFore, Robert Mitchum and Robert Walker.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Oh jeeze, where to begin?

    Let's see:

    Doughboys, The Lost Battalion, Alls Quiet on the Western Front, To Hell and Back, The Giant Spider Invasion ( a complete waste of time and film) Knights of the Round Table, and a few whose names currently escape me at this time.
     
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    Just watched:

    Oklahoma Blues and Partner of the Sunset. Both are Jimmy Wakely and "Cannonball" Taylor (aka) Dub Taylor--Westerns. These "B" Westerns are definitely for Saturday Morning viewing but still entertaining. :thumb:

    Tonight ill be watching: WHAT, NO BEER? with Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante. Have been looking forward to seeing this one.
     
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    Just watched this on today:Can you guess the title?

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    Finally got to watch: WHAT! NO BEER? with Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante. This was a pretty good movie and worthy of being in any collection. Durante almost steals the show but, Keaton reigns supreme. ;-)):thumb:
     
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    Just watched and greatly enjoyed: Night At the Museum w/ Ben Stiller, Mickey Rooney, Dick van Dyke, Robin Williams and Owen Wilson. :thumb::thumb:
     
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    The Scarlet Coat w/ Cornel Wilde, John McIntire, John Dehner and George Sanders. This movie is almost factually based on exact events from the Revolutionary War and is about: Operation Gustavus. Operation Gustavus was our attempt to uncover who Gustavus was who happened to be in the employ of or-none other than: General Benedict Arnold who would become Americas biggest traitor. An American Major goes undercover and gets in the trust of British Major John Andre who in turn uses him as his newest spy recruit not knowing that the Ami Major is still a loyal American who is secretly working for an American General who is one of a few who really knows about this Major and his mission. Anyway, the Ami Major unwittingly becomes friends with Major John Andre and when Andre is captured, the Ami Major tries to get his death sentence commuted to a lesser degree-but fails.

    General Benedict Arnold was found out and in time to keep him from selling out to the British--West Point, New York. Had Arnold been able to do that? we would have lost the war.
     
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    Oklahoma Sunset, Partners of the Saddle and Cowboy Cavaliers. All are Jimmy Wakely "B" Westerns from the late 1940s and are all enjoyable. His comical side kick in them are: Dub "Cannonball" Taylor. If you want some nice clean fun? watch these.:thumb:
     
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    I watched "The Pianist" again last night for about the umpteenth time. :thumb:

    Adrian Brody picked up a "Best Actor Oscar" for his part playing the Jewish concert pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman whose mission was to survive against all the odds. Great movie.
     
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    Im not sure if ive seen this movie or not? Going to have to check it out somewhere ;-))
     
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    Cavalry Scout w/ Rod Cameron and Jim Davis. It was pretty darn good for an old "B" Western. 3 Gatling guns and 100,000 rounds of ammo are pinched from an Army Depot before those weapons could be sent to the commands of Men like: General Terry, Colonel Custer--etc. Its Camerons job to find who took those weapons as well as to capture or kill them before they cause the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian Nations to go for total war.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Fort Osage w/ Rod Cameron, Morris Ankrum and Iron Eyes Cody. Not bad at all for a high class "B" Western ;-)):thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I love the movies Carl, i just wish i had the time to catch up on some ... :thumb:
     
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    Hi Jim, me too and I hare ay about lack of time. I guess thankfully, I have a bit more time these days thanks to health issues waiting to be resolved before I get back on the work force ;-)) It might be another year before that happens though. This will give me a chance to do some serious watching and there are always some good new to DvD releases to get. For example--just today I found out that the TV series that was TVs answer to the fine movie: The Dirty Dozen--is being released to DvD by Olive Films. I think there are 26 episodes. Also, another release that got my attention is one ive longed for for decades. They are releasing: Red Ball Express w/ Jeff Chandler, Hugh O'Brien, Sidney Poitier, Gregg Palmer and Alex Nicol.:thumb::thumb:
     

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