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  • Originally posted by Steadmund Brand View Post
    Tower of London what a great pick...Karloff as Mord is one of my all time favorite roles of his....Rathbone is fantastic and of course a very early screen appearance by Vincent Price as the Duke of Clarence..

    I say we start a new list.... favorite Vincent Price films.... as there are so many lets just go with 5 or 10 to start... of course these will be just off the top of the head so our lists can be changed i'll start

    1-Champagne for Caesar-1950.. Price in a very comedic role..steals the movie.

    2-House of wax-1953- a true classic- one of the few remakes possibly better than the original ( even though the original, Mystery of the Wax Museum, is amazing as well!!)

    3-The Mad Magician-1954.. another 3D film...but darker than most

    4-The Last Man on Earth-1964.. I think the creepiest version of this story....a bit campy at times but great over all vibe

    5-Witchfinder General (Conqueror Worm)-1968... after so many camp Corman Poe films along came this quite sinister one.. excellent performance!

    6-The Abominable Dr. Phibes- 1971..I wish I could put both Phibes films as one...just great fun.

    7-While the City Sleeps-1956..a noir film by legendary Fritz Lang... not the biggest role for Vincent.. but a great film

    8-The Pit and the Pendulum-1961.. Now this is a Corman/Poe classic!!

    9-Confessions of an Opium Eater-1962.. I'll pick this for now because it is just SO DIFFERENT for Price...very physical film for him as well.

    10-Theatre of Blood-1973..Possibly my favorite of all of his films...camp, terror, shock... everything you could want... and it really shows off the acting chops Price had...plus the scene where he is "Butch" the hairdresser in the orange Afro wig....one of the hardest laughs I ever had when I first saw it!!

    well.. that's my list to start the ball rolling... please feel free to comment... add.. or make your own lists!!

    Steadmund Brand
    A few other Vincent Price picks:

    1) The Raven
    2) The Comedy of Terrors (Four horror stars in clover, with a cute cameo by Joe E. Brown also. At one point Lorre's reaction to Price's nasty rejection of some business information of importance results in him giving a two word response in self-righteous anger, "Ungrateful employer!", that sounds like it's from a socialist play c. 1920.
    3) Laura (as the chief suspect for one third of the film)
    4) Leave Her to Heaven (as Gene Tierney's first boyfriend, who (as the District Attorney) is determined to avenge her "murder").
    5) The Story of Mankind (poor movie - with some odd choices for the cast - but Price as the Devil arguing in favor of the end of the human race is having a field day in his role. Also he is rejoined by his co-star from "Champaign for Caesar", Ronald Colman).

    Jeff

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    • Originally posted by Mayerling View Post
      A few other Vincent Price picks:

      1) The Raven
      2) The Comedy of Terrors (Four horror stars in clover, with a cute cameo by Joe E. Brown also. At one point Lorre's reaction to Price's nasty rejection of some business information of importance results in him giving a two word response in self-righteous anger, "Ungrateful employer!", that sounds like it's from a socialist play c. 1920.
      3) Laura (as the chief suspect for one third of the film)
      4) Leave Her to Heaven (as Gene Tierney's first boyfriend, who (as the District Attorney) is determined to avenge her "murder").
      5) The Story of Mankind (poor movie - with some odd choices for the cast - but Price as the Devil arguing in favor of the end of the human race is having a field day in his role. Also he is rejoined by his co-star from "Champaign for Caesar", Ronald Colman).

      Jeff
      What! No "House on Haunted Hill", May? Price's voice in "The Fall of the House of Usher" does get the asmr buzzing. Egghead and "Thriller" get honorable mention lol.
      Hi harry: yea, "Witness for the Prosecution" had me duped thru the first viewing. Laughton is a beast - "The Private Life of Henry the VIII", "Rembrandt", and "I, Claudius" [if it had ever been completed] define acting at its finest.
      Last edited by Robert St Devil; 06-17-2016, 08:13 AM.
      there,s nothing new, only the unexplored

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      • 'The Tingler.'

        "Ladies and gentlemen, the tingle is among you. Run, run for your lives."

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        • Originally posted by Mayerling View Post
          A few other Vincent Price picks:

          1) The Raven
          2) The Comedy of Terrors (Four horror stars in clover, with a cute cameo by Joe E. Brown also. At one point Lorre's reaction to Price's nasty rejection of some business information of importance results in him giving a two word response in self-righteous anger, "Ungrateful employer!", that sounds like it's from a socialist play c. 1920.
          3) Laura (as the chief suspect for one third of the film)
          4) Leave Her to Heaven (as Gene Tierney's first boyfriend, who (as the District Attorney) is determined to avenge her "murder").
          5) The Story of Mankind (poor movie - with some odd choices for the cast - but Price as the Devil arguing in favor of the end of the human race is having a field day in his role. Also he is rejoined by his co-star from "Champaign for Caesar", Ronald Colman).

          Jeff
          Oh the Story of Mankind...special place in my heart as the last film to have Groucho, Harpo and Chico (sadly not together... and sadder still is Chico's 3 seconds... he was very ill at the time) plus a young Dennis Hopper as Napoleon!! great stuff in a pretty bad film

          Steadmund Brand
          "The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago."- Lenny Bruce

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          • Originally posted by Robert St Devil View Post
            What! No "House on Haunted Hill", May? Price's voice in "The Fall of the House of Usher" does get the asmr buzzing. Egghead and "Thriller" get honorable mention lol.
            Hi harry: yea, "Witness for the Prosecution" had me duped thru the first viewing. Laughton is a beast - "The Private Life of Henry the VIII", "Rembrandt", and "I, Claudius" [if it had ever been completed] define acting at its finest.
            I think his bit in The Black Widow (Alice Cooper's Welcome To My Nightmare) was better than his Thriller ( and was first haha)

            Steadmund Brand
            "The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago."- Lenny Bruce

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            • Originally posted by Robert St Devil View Post
              What! No "House on Haunted Hill", May? Price's voice in "The Fall of the House of Usher" does get the asmr buzzing. Egghead and "Thriller" get honorable mention lol.
              Hi harry: yea, "Witness for the Prosecution" had me duped thru the first viewing. Laughton is a beast - "The Private Life of Henry the VIII", "Rembrandt", and "I, Claudius" [if it had ever been completed] define acting at its finest.
              Charles Laughton:

              1) The Private Life of Henry the VIII*
              2) Rembrandt*
              3) I Claudius*
              4) Witness for the Prosecution*
              5) Spartacus
              6) Advise and Consent
              7) The Suspect*
              8) It Started With Eve*
              9) The Man From Down Under
              10) Tales of Manhattan
              11) The Big Clock*
              12) O Henry's Full House
              13) Hobson's Choice*
              14) The Bribe (another film for Vincent Price too)
              15) The Beachcomber*
              16) The Island of Lost Souls*
              17) The Old, Dark House
              18) Young Bess (reprise of his Henry VIII roled at the start)
              19) The Strange Door
              20) Ruggles of Red Gap*

              [*Best performances]

              There are others for Laughton, of course Robert - I just thought of his choice cameo in Lubitsch's "If I Had a Million" giving a boss what all of us want to give a boss.

              Jeff
              Last edited by Mayerling; 06-17-2016, 12:55 PM.

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              • Originally posted by Mayerling View Post
                Charles Laughton:

                1) The Private Life of Henry the VIII*
                2) Rembrandt*
                3) I Claudius*
                4) Witness for the Prosecution*
                5) Spartacus
                6) Advise and Consent
                7) The Suspect*
                8) It Started With Eve*
                9) The Man From Down Under
                10) Tales of Manhattan
                11) The Big Clock*
                12) O Henry's Full House
                13) Hobson's Choice*
                14) The Bribe (another film for Vincent Price too)
                15) The Beachcomber*
                16) The Island of Lost Souls*
                17) The Old, Dark House
                18) Young Bess (reprise of his Henry VIII roled at the start)
                19) The Strange Door
                20) Ruggles of Red Gap*

                [*Best performances]

                There are others for Laughton, of course Robert - I just thought of his choice cameo in Lubitsch's "If I Had a Million" giving a boss what all of us want to give a boss.

                Jeff
                Don't know why, but I liked The Man From Downunder.
                G U T

                There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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                • Originally posted by GUT View Post
                  Don't know why, but I liked The Man From Downunder.
                  GlDay GUT,

                  Somehow I thought you might.

                  Jeff

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                  • Originally posted by Mayerling View Post
                    GlDay GUT,

                    Somehow I thought you might.

                    Jeff
                    Also liked Hobson's
                    suspect and
                    Henry VIII
                    G U T

                    There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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                    • Price:
                      Theater of Blood
                      The Abominable Dr Phibes
                      Witchfinder General
                      Laura
                      House of the Long Shadows
                      The Invisible Man Returns
                      The Masque of Red Death
                      Comedy of Terrors
                      House on Haunted Hill (yeah, it's a goofy flick and far behind so many similar haunted house movies released at the same time, like The Inmocents and The Haunting BUT Price is just so much fun in it)
                      Fall of the House of Usher


                      Love Price's work... Even his voice work in 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. Yeah. I am not ashamed of my inner fan boy.
                      His recently reprinted cookbook is well worth picking up, just wanted to put that out there.
                      Iím often irrelevant. It confuses people.

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                      • I hadn't realised that Vincent was transgender. According to this site, he bore a son and a daughter.

                        http://gayinfluence.blogspot.co.uk/2...ent-price.html

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                        • Films I never get tired of watching, in no particular order...

                          The Ipcress File
                          Zulu
                          The Dambusters
                          Random Harvest
                          Midnight in Paris
                          Green for Danger
                          12 Angry Men
                          10 Rillington Place
                          Goldfinger
                          You Only Live Twice
                          On Her Majesty's Secret Service
                          A Night to Remember
                          Theatre of Blood
                          Champagne Charlie
                          The Ladykillers
                          South Pacific
                          Oliver
                          Camelot
                          Carry on Screaming
                          The Odessa File
                          Some Like it Hot
                          Withnail and I
                          Carve Her Name with Pride
                          Life of Brian
                          Rebecca
                          Vertigo
                          The Lady Vanishes [Michael Redgrave version]
                          Ice Cold in Alex
                          Play Misty For Me
                          The Damned United

                          Love,

                          Caz
                          X
                          "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov


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                          • I was wondering if these films could be combined to save money :

                            Ice cold in Alex, Champagne Charlie? Some like it hot.

                            A midnight to remember in Paris.

                            Rebecca the lady vanishes.

                            12 angry Zulu men (extremely cheap edition).

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                            • Originally posted by Robert View Post
                              I was wondering if these films could be combined to save money :

                              Ice cold in Alex, Champagne Charlie? Some like it hot.

                              A midnight to remember in Paris.

                              Rebecca the lady vanishes.

                              12 angry Zulu men (extremely cheap edition).
                              HAHAHA 12 Angry Zulu Men just made diet Pepsi come out my nose.... thanks Robert

                              Steadmund Brand
                              "The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago."- Lenny Bruce

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                              • Originally posted by Steadmund Brand View Post
                                HAHAHA 12 Angry Zulu Men just made diet Pepsi come out my nose.... thanks Robert

                                Steadmund Brand
                                My question about 12 Angry Zulu Men is would they spear Fonda or Cobb at the end of the film?

                                Jeff

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