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  • TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection - Family

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    Includes - Lassie Come Home (1943) National Velvet (1944) Flipper (1963) The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) Lassie Come Home Female dogs tend to shed while in heat; this is why all the collies who've played doggy heroine Lassie in the movies have actually been well-disguised males. A magnificent animal named Pal was the screen's first Lassie in 1943's Lassie Come Home. Set in Yorkshire during the first World War, the film gets under way when the poverty-stricken parents (Donald Crisp, Elsa Lanchester) of young Joe Carraclough (Roddy McDowall) are forced to sell his beloved Lassie. While her new master, the duke of Rudling (Nigel Bruce), is pleasant enough, Lassie prefers the company of Joe and repeatedly escapes. Even when cared for by the duke's affectionate granddaughter, Priscilla (Elizabeth Taylor), Lassie insists upon heading back to her original home. This time, however, the trip is much longer, and Lassie must depend upon the kindness of strangers, notably farmers Dally (Dame May Whitty) and Dan'l Fadden (Ben Webster) and handyman Rowlie (Edmund Gwenn). Based on the novel by Eric Knight (originally serialized in The Saturday Evening Post), Lassie Come Home was released quite some time after Knight's death. Like all the Lassie sequels turned out by MGM between 1943 and 1951, Lassie Come Home was lensed in Technicolor. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide National Velvet Although National Velvet was the first starring role for 11-year-old Elizabeth Taylor, the early part of the film belongs to Mickey Rooney in the showier role of Mike Taylor, a headstrong English ex-jockey. Soured on life by a serious accident, Mike plans to steal from the country family that has taken him in, but his resolve is weakened by the kindness of young Velvet (Taylor). The two find a common bond in their love of horses. Velvet wins an "unbreakable" horse in a raffle, and enters the animal in the Grand National Sweepstakes. Though Mike is unable to ride the horse, he aids Velvet in her plan to disguise herself as a jockey; she wins the race...but the story isn't over quite yet. Co-starring as Velvet's mother is Anne Revere, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. National Velvet is based on the novel by Enid Bagnold. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Flipper The surprise hit of the summer of 1963, Flipper is a thoroughly captivating outdoor adventure from the Ivan Tors factory. Sandy Ricks (Luke Halpin), the young son of Florida fisherman Porter Ricks (Chuck Connors), nurses a wounded dolphin back to health. His father would prefer that Sandy allow the dolphin to return to its natural habitat, but Sandy has other ideas. After "Flipper" rescues Sandy from a shark, however, the boy grants the dolphin his freedom. Ideally suited for audiences of all ages, Flipper was fully deserving of its success; within a year, it had spawned a theatrical sequel and a long-running TV series, which, like the film, cast Suzy the Dolphin as the "hero" Flipper. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Incredible Mr. Limpet In this amusing fantasy, a combination of live-action and animated effects, Don Knotts plays scrawny bookkeeper Henry Limpet, who longs to help the U.S. after the outbreak of World War II. He becomes depressed after being turned down by the Navy, particularly after his pal George (Jack Weston) is accepted. When Henry takes a walk on the Coney Island pier with his wife Bessie (Carole Cook), he falls into the water and is transformed into a fish, complete with his reading spectacles. Henry finally gets to help the war effort by helping to track down Nazi U boats for the Navy. Andrew Duggan and Larry Keating play the admirals who spearhead the secret mission involving the transformed Henry. Longtime Disney production associate John Rose was the producer of this film, and the influence of the animation is evident. ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide
  • How 'Game of Thrones' achieved that gruesome special effects shot

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jun 2, 2014

    How 'Game of Thrones' achieved that gruesome special effects shot Yvonne Strahovski: “Chuck” was cartoonish compared to “24” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Pretty Little Liars” were Twitter’s top 3 TV shows last season
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    'How To Train Your Dragon' isn't a 'Monster' at the Box Office

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Mar 28, 2010

    DreamWorks Animation's critically acclaimed flick underperforms with $43.3 million weekend
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    Movie Power Rankings: 'Dark Knight Rises' at No. 1

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Sep 8, 2011

    Relentless set-spying keeps fans guessing about Christopher Nolan's final Batman film
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    A dark horse emerges as the one to beat on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, May 20, 2013

    Zendaya knocks it out of the park, but another dancer makes judges cry
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    Watch: Tim Burton describes his approach to updating 'Dark Shadows'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Look at him... of course he was a fan of 'Dark Shadows' as a kid
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    New details emerge for Wright, Pegg, Frost reunion movie 'World's End'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    The most information we've heard so far makes it sound like a winner
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    Box Office: Summer kicks off early as 'Fast Five' fuels $33 million Friday

    Type: Article | Date: Saturday, Apr 30, 2011

    Franchise sequel headed for year's biggest opening, while 'Prom' opens soft
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    Unknown takes a missionary position opposite Johnny Depp in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4'

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Apr 16, 2010

    Brit Sam Clafin gets his big break from Jerry Bruckheimer
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    Box Office: 'The Avengers' staggering $200.3 million sets all-time opening record

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012

    History hits the multiplex