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General Discussion / Warner Oland
« Last post by pete v on October 03, 2020, 10:31:54 pm »
Another year older...  Happy 141st Birthday to the BEST Chan!
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General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on September 21, 2020, 11:09:31 am »
I was watching Seinfeld with my son and grandson, and tried giving them some background info on Lawrence Tierney who played Elaine's father, Alton Benes. It turns out that he was exactly the same in real life as his film characters...  Trouble! He was supposed to be a regular character on the Seinfeld series, but, he scared everyone else to the point that Larry David and the other producers would not let him on the set again. Art imitating life. ...Ed K.
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General Discussion / Re: Slightly OT - Nero Wolfe
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on September 21, 2020, 10:57:48 am »
There's nothing I like better than reading the original story and seeing how it compares to the filmed version. ...Ed K.
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General Discussion / Re: Slightly OT - Nero Wolfe
« Last post by rodb on August 28, 2020, 03:24:51 pm »
it is nice to see an occasional message on the board. i wish i had your patience to read; but i need the visual when i get into the mystery genere
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General Discussion / Re: Slightly OT - Nero Wolfe
« Last post by John Cucinotta on August 25, 2020, 07:22:39 pm »
To help pass the time during the pandemic shut-down, I have read almost all of the Nero Wolfe novels written by Robert Goldsborough.  As I have posted in the past, these books are a pleasure to read.  They are well-written, and follow the general theme of the Rex Stout books.  They are set in later time periods, and make reference to the Guggenheim museum being built, and the UN building being built.  In some stories Archie even uses a computer.  The books are easy reading, and have interesting murder mysteries that hold your attention. 

If you are new to these books, there are two that I would especially recommend reading:

"Archie in the Cross Hairs" is probably my favorite story in this series.  There is a more complicated storyline, with two mysteries occurring simultaneously, and a surprise (for me) solution at the end.

"Archie Meets Nero Wolfe" is a prequel to the entire Nero Wolfe series of books, movies, and TV shows.  This novel tells the story of Archie arriving in Manhattan, and how he eventually earns a position with Nero Wolfe.  Although the mystery element is not as strong as other Wolfe novels, the storyline is very different and I highly recommend this book.

I have found most of these Nero Wolfe novels on eBay, and a used-book store in my area also had a few of the titles.  Enjoy !
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General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on August 07, 2020, 05:19:47 pm »
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, although it wasn't real good... Ed K.
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General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by GaryLeeOz on July 31, 2020, 07:25:24 am »
All good ones (Born to Kill, the Killers, the Naked City ... Chain Gang).

A few more interesting titles (ie. I'd watch them just for the title alone ... well, at least the first 20 mins) may be "I walked with a Zombie", "the Seventh Victim", "the Uninvited", "the Man who Knew Too Much" (even if I didn't know who Alfred Hitchcock was), "Donovan's Brain", "This Gun For Hire", "Ministry of Fear", "While the City Sleeps", "Little Shop of Horrors", "I'm No Angel".
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General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by Bob Andersen on July 29, 2020, 10:07:48 am »
How about "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang"?
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General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on July 21, 2020, 03:45:31 pm »
Born to Kill, or any movie featuring Lawrence Tierney,  The Killers (early Burt Lancaster), The Naked City.

How's everyone doing?

...Ed K.
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General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by GaryLeeOz on July 08, 2020, 12:51:44 am »
"A Shot in the Dark" is a good one. The title has been used a few times ... as well as the 1941 movie, there's one from 1935 with Charles Starrett (from the Durango Kid movies) and Edward Van Sloan ... and from 1964 with Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau.

I just found my copy of "Show Them No Mercy" so I'll be watching that soon. Some more attention grabbing titles I thought of are "I Married a Monster From Outer Space", "Crime of the Century", "Crime of Passion", "They won't Believe Me", "Mister Dynamite", " ... and the Perfect Crime" (eg. Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime), "20,000 Years in Sing Sing", "6.000 Enemies", "the Man Who Lived twice", "Marked Woman", "Phantom Lady", "Half Angel", "the Killer is Loose", "Five Came Back", "They Made Me a Criminal"
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