Friday, February 13, 2009

Fiddler on The Roof | Musical Numbers

Always | Guy Named Joe Remake

A Guy Named Joe was remade in 1989 as Steven Spielberg's Always with Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter and Audrey Hepburn.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan | Remakes & Sequels

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) is a comedy film in which a boxer, mistakenly taken to Heaven before his time, is given a second chance back on Earth. The movie was adapted from the play Heaven Can Wait. Boxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) takes a joyride in a small plane, which crashes. His soul is "rescued" by 7013, an officious angel (Edward Everett Horton), who assumed that Joe could not have survived. Joe's manager, Max Corkle (James Gleason), has his body cremated. In the afterlife, the records show his death was a mistake; he was supposed to have fifty more years. The angel's superior, Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), confirms this, but since there is no more body, Joe will have to take over a newly dead corpse.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941) was followed by Down to Earth (1947). This film D2E was given a sequel in 1980 in Xanadu. Confusingly, the 2001 film Down to Earth is a remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan (which this film, as mentioned above, is a sequel to), which was also remade into the 1978 film Heaven Can Wait.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941) was remade several times, with different titles: Heaven Can Wait (1978), Heaven's Touch (1983), and Down to Earth (2001). It was also remade in India as Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968).

Down to Earth (1947) is a sequel to the 1941 film Here Comes Mr. Jordan, but it is a musical comedy starring Rita Hayworth (Kitty Pendleton) and Larry Parks. Edward Everett Horton (Messenger 7013) and James Gleason (Max Corkle) reprise their roles from the earlier film, but Roland Culver replaces Claude Rains as Mr. Jordan. Max Corkle hears Kitty talking to Mr. Jordan and realizes this is the same heavenly messenger he had heard about in Here Comes Mr. Jordan. (Corkle makes a reference to the previous movie and tells Mr. Jordan that his old friend Joe Pendleton is doing just fine - and has a wife and two children now.)

Heaven Can Wait (1978) comedy film directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, adapted from the original stage play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall. Beatty also stars in the lead role, playing a football player who, after being killed in a collision accident, is sent back to earth in the body of a millionaire.

1978's Heaven Can Wait is a remake of the 1941 film Here Comes Mr. Jordan, and should not be confused with the 1943 film of the same name. The 1978 film was subsequently remade in 2001 as Down to Earth, a film starring Chris Rock. Beatty had initially wanted Muhammed Ali to play the central character, but due to Ali's continued commitment to boxing, Beatty changed the character from a boxer to an American football player and played it himself.


Elmer Gantry's Sharon Falconer based on Aimee Semple McPherson

Elmer Gantry is a 1960 drama film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to small town America. Adapted by director Richard Brooks, the film is based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis and stars Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons. The movie presents fewer than 100 pages of the novel, deleting many characters and fundamentally changing the character and actions of female evangelist Sharon Falconer, played by Simmons. The story's use of a female evangelist bears a resemblance to true-life Sister Aimee Semple McPherson. The film won numerous awards.

Aimee Semple McPherson - An Oral Mystery

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, 1932 Fredric March version or 1941 Spencer Tracy. Who do you prefer?

Easy Rider | Soundtrack Videoclips

Tonights Easy Rider Twittering

The Man With The Golden Arm

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    LShay: watching The Man with the Golden Arm... still waiting to see the golden arm.
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    balletgirrl: darn-forgot to dvr -The Man with the Golden Arm-watching the last hour of it now--goodnight everyone
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    Gair_it: Paperwork, The Man With the Golden Arm, & Hotel Search...London here I come ! ! !
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    CaryRN: The Man With The Golden Arm. Sinatra as a junkie. Bitchy wheelchair woman. Kinda dismal.
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    jglozano: OMG, "The Man with the Golden Arm" is on TCM... yes, I am a 70 yr old trapped in a 28 yr old body.
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    T3h_N00DL3: You know... I just remembered how much I love string cheese. And The Man With The Golden Arm is on and I also forgot how much I love Sinatra
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    MaterialGirl850: Just finished watching Imitation of Life, which was quite good. Now I'm killing time until Man With the Golden Arm starts.
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    triviacompanion: [2:56] ♬ John Morrison's Swing City - Main Title Theme (Man With the Golden Arm) ♬
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