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Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:05 am
by The Oracle
Cousi wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:29 pm
I enjoy introducing other people to the magical chemistry that is William Powell and Myrna Loy
I love The Thin Man Series! You are absolutely spot on about their chemistry. Myrna Loy’s Nora Charles was even by today’s standards a strong independent woman. She was the perfect partner for William Powell’s Nick.

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:12 pm
by n11pilot
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Now for a fedora wearing character from the dark side, well the darkish side anyway. These photos are from the 1942 film "This Gun For Hire" starring Alan Ladd as the hitter and MS Veronica Lake as the obligatory damsel in distress.

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:40 pm
by Blackthorn
Gun for Hire was a good one. It's sad when you think back and realize that both Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake were dead by age 50.

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:00 pm
by Eric Renderking Fisk
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One of the greatest films ever made!

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:08 pm
by n11pilot
Eric Renderking Fisk wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:00 pm
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One of the greatest films ever made!


It is a damn fine film. Although my favorite scene doesn't involve a fedora per se it does demonstrate some superb Thompson handling skills.

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:22 pm
by n11pilot
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These stills are from one of my favorite classic films "Comrade X" starring Clark Gable and Heddy Lamarr. The superbly timed comedic talents of Eve Arden and the character acting of Felix Bressart round out the main cast. This film was made in 1940 and released in 1941 in a time when the Soviet Union was the tacit ally of NAZI Germany. It shows what most people thought of the Soviet Union before necessary propaganda turned them into, ahem, noble allies.

Gable plays reporter McKinley B Thompson who looks into the underbelly of communism and reports what he sees under the pseudonym Comrade X. Unfortunately he is found out by bumbling bellhop Vasiliev (Bresshart) who then blackmails Thompson into smuggling his daughter Theodore (Lamarr) out of the Soviet Union. Yeah, the Theodore is explained in the film.

One of my favorite lines form the film is delivered by Gable when he is angrily questioned by the manger of his hotel demanding to know why the German ambassador is so upset. "I was shooting at some rats and he took it personally."

This film shows up on TMC once in a while and is worth a look.

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:21 am
by AeroDillo MkII
n11pilot wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:08 pm

It is a damn fine film. Although my favorite scene doesn't involve a fedora per se it does demonstrate some superb Thompson handling skills.

Well...the old man is still an artist with a Thompson, after all.

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:37 am
by n11pilot
AeroDillo MkII wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:21 am

Well...the old man is still an artist with a Thompson, after all.

And if I recall correctly wearing bedroom slippers the entire time. :)

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:09 am
by n11pilot
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The are of course from the 2004 film "The Aviator". It had fedoras and airplanes, I don't think I have to say anything else. :)