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  • Cogerson on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHey Bob....good to know Marvin made an impact on you...years before he would become a superstar. That does sound like a great final line of the movie....thanks for sharing that information.
  • BOB on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHI BRUCE 1 Yes Violent Saturday was the one where Marvin stands outside the town bank while his pals case the place and Lee nonchalantly stubs his cigarette into the balloon of a passing small kid and bursts the balloon to the kid's dismay. Ernie Borgnine also had a small part as a Quaker farmer who abandons his peaceful ways to pitchfork a baddie who is about to shoot Mature, 2 Mature plays an ex soldier who sickened by his war experiences refuses to join the men of the town for their Sat afternoon shooting expedition out of town but...
  • Cogerson on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHey Bob...thanks for the comment and memories of Sylvia Sidney....I feel good about seeing one of her movies in theaters...granted it was Beetlejuice.....but still I saw a Sylvia Sidney movie in theaters. I imagine the relationship between Bogart and Sidney changed from their 1937 Dead End to their 1941 The Wagons Roll At Night....as Bogart's star was skyrocketing by 1941. Though The Wagons Roll At Night might be one of his least known movies. I would have guessed you saw Violent Saturday in theaters...little Bobby and a western on a Saturday afternoon....I wonder if you noticed Lee Marvin on that...
  • Cogerson on Sylvia Sidney MoviesNew tally count...Flora 8, Steve 6 or 7 depending on Dead End...and me still stuck on 4 as I have not seen Dead End. Thanks for the return visit and re-tally count. Sorry I forget to include it the first time around.
  • Cogerson on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHey Chris....wow....not only did I not include a movie.....but it was her number one. I think that has happened one time before....but Dead End is now on the table...thanks again. I agree with you 100% on her seeming vulnerable.....I think her small body helped that a lot. I will have to check out that You Tube video. Burton really liked her....and just like Vincent Price he cast her in her last movie. I never thought I would do a page on the little old lady from Beetlejuice....but I am glad I did. Thanks for the visit and the comment.
  • Flora Breen Robison on Sylvia Sidney MoviesI have seen seen Dead End as well, so I have seen 8 movies.
  • Cogerson on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHey Chris you are 100% correct where is Dead End...just checked my database....and it is listed with her movies....yet it is not on the table....gotta fix that. Not sure what went wrong. Thanks for the catch.
  • Chris on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHi I always wondered did it really annoy Davis that Hepburn got 4 Oscars over her 2. Especially the last 3 later on when Davis movie career was more or less over. I think it's a hard call to say who was champ, I think Davis showed more versatility than Hepburn and took more risks. If you take her best movies, The Little Foxes, All About Eve and The Letter, she's playing unsympathetic characters, yet you are totally engrossed. If you take Hepburn's best, say The African Queen, The Philadelphia Story and Bringing Up Baby, they're basically sympathetic characters, albeit...
  • Chris on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHi I'm surprised that you don't mention the movie Dead End from 1937. One of her big hits directed by William Wyler. Sylvia had a great waif like quality, those big eyes and sad face, she always looked so vulnerable. In her peak years she was very beautiful but I think she was really stuck in the 30's, in those depression type movies. There's a wonderful documentary on youtube, it was filmed late in her life, she comes across as a very spunky old lady who doesn't suffer fools gladly. It's definitely worth looking up. She was terrific in Beetlejuice...
  • BOB on Sylvia Sidney Movies1 Sylvia’s heyday was gone by the time I started watching movies in the early 1950sso I remember her older films from only a few TV reruns such as Bogie’s The Wagons Roll at Night. Unfortunately I recall that one not for Sylvia but because historians regard it as the start of the “Bogart era" (ie as a star). 2 In an actual movie house I only ever saw Sylvia in two movies, a supporting role in Mature’s Violent Saturday (1955) and the 2nd lead in the B movie Behind the High Wall (1956). After that she seems to have...
  • Cogerson on Myrna Loy MoviesHey Bob even if you take away those movies and that 2.49 her box office total is still 6 billion......which is still in the top 7 when looking at actresses. And she would be the only one penalized for not being 1st or 2nd billed. U r also forgetting her 53 movies that did not make my page....if those movies averaged just $18 million in adjusted gross she would be back in first place. I went and saw Split for the sole reason that Bruce Willis had a cameo in the movie. I imagine even though she was billed 13th...
  • Cogerson on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHey Dan 1. First of all thanks for all the lists of great information. 2. I imagine her co-stars in 1929 and 1996 gives her lots of unusual connections. 3. Mars Attacks is filled with Bacon Oracle stars. 4. 33 Oscar winner co-stars is impressive especially with her small amount of movies. 5. Fun links with the Top 10.....seems her and Caine should have more. Good feedback as always.
  • Cogerson on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHey Steve....I am right there with you when it comes to wearing out a VHS copy of Beetlejuice. Fury is entertaining but Spencer Tracy's character is hard to pull for....he is not a nice guy. Tally count; Currently Flora is the leader with 7....followed by your 6 and my 4. I think the Connery sequel is much better...lol. Even after doing this page she will still be known to me as the Beetlejuice lady. Thanks for stopping by.
  • Cogerson on Sylvia Sidney MoviesHey Flora thanks for checking out our last page. Your tally of 7 is the leader currently. Steve has seen 6 and I am at 4. The only one I have seen and you have not would be Hammett. Somehow I have managed not to see Sabotage...but I want to. As always thanks for the feedback.
  • BOB on Myrna Loy MoviesANNEX B MYRNA LOY PURCHASING POWER OF TOP 19 MOVIES Airport 1975/$301 million- Heston was star Loy billed 13th The Best Years of Our Lives/$294 Test Pilot/$230 The Great Mrs Ziegfeld/$180 The Rains Came/$164 The End/$158 - a Burt Reynolds film – Burt billed alone above title Bachelor Knight/$144 Cheaper by the Dozen/$124 –J Crain lead actress. Loy billed 3rd From the Terrace/$121- Newman and Woodward billed alone as stars After the Thin Woman/$116 Too Hot to Handle/$113 Another Thin Woman/$107 Emma/$102 – Marie Dressler billed alone above title Libeled Lady/$94 Double Wedding/$90 Wife v Secretary/$80 – Harlow the King’s...
  • BOB on Myrna Loy MoviesANNEX A BARBARA STREISAND PURCHASING POWER OF ALL 19 MOVIES What’s Up Doc?/$379 million Funny Girl/$366 Meet the Fockers/$356 The Way We Were/$353 A Star is Born/$318 Hello Dolly/$288 Funny Lady/$248 The Main Event/$224 The Owl and the Pussycat/$223 Little Fockers/$164 For Pete’s Sake/$161 Yentl/$137 The Price of Tides/ $132 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever/$98 Nuts!/$66 Up the Sandbox/$64 The Mirror Has Two faces/$63 The Guilt Trip/$39 All Night Long/$14 GRAND TOTAL $3.715 billion [Average $196 million] Source The Consumer Price Index of US Bureau of Labour Statistics
  • BOB on Myrna Loy Movies1 JOHN/BRUCE Cary Grant never won an Oscar but at least he was twice nominated. He was greatly underrated as an actor in my view but he can still point to his enormous stand-alone box office record to justify his deserved legendary status that AFI has recognised. 2 Conversely Brando and Katie H had great stand-alone success at the box office but in my view in too few films compared with the likes of say Stewart or Tracy and any way the Brando/Hepburn high rankings in the AFI lists probably rest more on the perception that they were Greats in...
  • BOB on John Garfield MoviesHI AGAIN STEVE: 1 Given the bleak nature of many of Garfield's films I thought your posters captured that well and that you excelled yourself in your selections and it was good that you covered all movies. Appreciate the Crawford one and glad to see her getting some coverage on this site - "Encouraged now to begin and live in a world to their liking at last." I found Joan and Lana attractive in different ways and at any given time my choice would alternate. Athur Kennedy said it best in Stewart's Bend of River if I may paraphrase HIM"It...
  • Steve Lensman on John Garfield MoviesThanks Bob, your review, rating, observation and comment always appreciated. The reason I included Thank Your Lucky Stars and Hollywood Canteen is that Garfield only appeared in 31 films altogether and I wanted to include them all. Bruce has done the same. When I saw the photo of John with Joan I thought of you and added it in knowing you're a huge Crawford fan, it's your reward for being so nice to poor Myrna all the time. ;) I don't think I've seen Force of Evil, I will keep an eye out for it. Look how effortlessly gorgeous Lana...
  • BOB on John Garfield Movies1 STEVE John always struck me as epitomising what Hollywood wanted us to think the ordinary American man in the street was like so that if I had lived in America I would have bumped into the Garfield kind of character daily in places like pubs or bookmaker’s shops, wisecracking and with fag dangling from his mouth at least in his own day when smoking restrictions in public places were not as tight as they certainly are over here nowadays. 2 Force of Evil is said by some historians to be one of the bleakest movies ever made and indeed...
  • Dan on Sylvia Sidney MoviesThe following people are on the 2016 Oracle of Bacon Top 1000 Center of the Hollywood Universe list that have worked with Sylvia. Thanks to a couple of star studded 90’s epics she appeared in she has more connections than one would think. Sylvia has never appeared on the list. Beetlejuice (1988) – 76 Alec Baldwin, 440 Winona Ryder, 666 Michael Keaton, 865 Tony Cox, 918 Jeffrey Jones Copkiller (1983) – 5 Harvey Keitel Damian: Omen II (1978) – 85 Lance Henriksen God Told Me To (1976) – 665 Richard Lynch Hammett (1982) – 746 Peter Boyle I Never Promised...
  • Steve Lensman on Sylvia Sidney MoviesBeetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice! I've seen 6 of the 34 films listed here. My favorite is Tim Burton's hugely enjoyable Beetlejuice, watched that so many times back in the 'VHS' days. But I also enjoyed Mars Attacks! (by the same director), Damien Omen II and of course Hitchock's Sabotage. Good to see Beetlejuice heading the UMR chart, have to confess I haven't seen Fury or You Only Once but I did see the sequel You Only Live Twice, starring Sean Connery. Interesting to see Blood on the Sun was Sidney's biggest hit, Cagney was still big box office in the 1940s...
  • Flora Breen Robison on Sylvia Sidney MoviesI have seen 7 of Sylvia Sidney movies. My favourite - no surprise to people who know I love Hitchcock - is Sabotage. Even if that were the only one of her films I had seen I would know who she was. I'm glad to see another classic actress featured. The highest rated film I have seen is Beetlejuice. The lowest ranked film I have seen is The Wagons Roll at Night. The 7 movies I have seen are: Beetlejuice Fury Street Scene City Streets Sabotage Mars Attacks The Wagons Roll at Night
  • pierre bressyn on 2017 UMR Actor Movie Tournamenthi james Stewart very good because he is always juste and most of the time he plaid nice person next time i hope Gary Cooper he is funny in Lubistch Comedy and good in western and he stay one the biggest legendary actor of Hollywood; i wonder when i read you notes on him about GWTW IF he plaid the Gable part???? Thanks for the two tournaments, it is fun to read; bye bye pierre
  • pierre bressyn on 2017 UMR Actress Movie Tournamenthello, most french people when they think about the 30 it is always Garbo or Dietrich when they think about the 40 it is Hayworth or Tierney or Bacall about the 50 it is Monroe or Taylor but no one of these four screen Ladies in first generaly; they are well known of course but not considered like the name i write above. but i think for myself if i have to choice it is Katherine Hepburn for a comedy like Philadelphia story and very other good part in the 40 the 50 the 60 the 80. and i like...
  • John on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesBob & Cogerson hi ya Bob. Well, disagreements are what make boards interesting. Cogerson is a stat guy. He goes where the stats take him, and in his post above he is very clear about what he is saying about Myrna Loy and what he is not saying. Keeping with my Henry Aaron analogy, the stats are clear. He hit more home runs than anyone else in the 20th century. One could cavil that some others came up short because of illness (Lou Gehrig), war service (Ted Williams) or losing years as a pitcher rather than a hitter (Babe Ruth),...
  • Steve Lensman on 1937 Top Box Office Movies[leaps majestically into the melee] So, gentlemen, are we all finally agreed that Myrna Loy is the greatest thing since sliced bread? eh? No I don't know what that means either. And Charlton Heston the greatest actor to ever drive a chariot? hmm? [cue reluctant nodding, a smattering of applause and a few confused looks] https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hN4kachRR4A/V6eSP6z1ojI/AAAAAAACUek/Vu_xLQxIhWcdMtUVqDBpsuETZlGS0cwPwCLcB/s1600/marlon-brando-photobombs-elizabeth-1967.jpg
  • Steve Lensman on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentMeh... I'm not much of a Davis fan, or her famous rival Crawford for that matter, but I do adore the Great Kate and at least she got this far.
  • BOB on Maureen O’Hara Movies1 Maureen O’Hara often adopted a spitfire screen persona and at times could be tomboyish as for example in Sons of the Musketeers aka At Sword’s Point where Maureen occasionally dressed like a boy when she went into action with the sons of the musketeers. 2 Maureen was of course important in the Classic Era as a great screen partner for the likes of Wayne, Stewart, Flynn, Fonda and Ty Power but she also had quite a few stand-alone movies though seldom if ever in the same league as for example her Wayne classics. Apart from the latter ones my...
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey Bob and John 1. I like your thinking about Aaron, home runs and other baseball records. 2. As for Loy and her greatness....I have never said she was the greatest of all-time.....just of all the actresses in my database she has the greatest career box office. At this point I can not see any star passing her total. 3. I am sure one of Dan's Oracle actresses can top her total....but they would be bit players at best.....Loy is far from a bit player she was a major star for years. 4. Like John commented.....Oscar wins and nominations have...
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey Kevin.....you are correct there are only 132 movies listed here.....and now the text of the page agrees. Thanks for the catch.
  • BOB on 1937 Top Box Office Movies1 PART 2 HI AGAIN JOHN In 1937 Gable grossed domestically virtually what Loy got worldwide and Bill Powell beat both Myrna’s totals and her averages and yet it is Loy’s domestic gross that is once more fussed over. So in my view in relation to 1937 this site yet again magnifies Loy’s box office achievements and I remain of the opinion that the site is being over-sentimental in according Myrna a status that she did not earn during her career, as witnessed by her failure to receive even a single Oscar nomination from her peers or to make the...
  • BOB on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesPART ONE 1 HELLO JOHN Surely it does not become any of us to use a belittling approach such as your saying you are confused about my “main point” about Myrna Loy? Your previous posts on this site indicate that you knew full well that I was objecting to the hyperbole that she was more commercially successful than any other actress. As you have strongly disagreed with my reasons it beggars belief that you were not also clear in your mind that I felt that Loy did not deserve the accolade because she relied too heavily on other major stars...
  • Peter on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentJudy's performance in "Judgment at Nurenberg" was spectacular. If ever she deserved an Oscar, that role should have brought her one.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHey JoAnne I agree 100%. Her career was so much more than Wizard of Oz. Statistically speaking she had one of the best careers ever!
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHey David C. we took the top 64 actresses with the best average Top 25 movies (using box office, reviews, and awards) and compared them against each other (using a random number generator). These 4 were the ones still standing after 4 rounds of comparisons. It was a silly and means nothing tournament....but we have had a blast doing it.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHey Rosemary....thanks for the comment and the visit....both are greatly appreciated. In the end Davis was able to win our tournament.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHey Brody....I think Hepburn is remembered a lot more than you are thinking......but I agree Bette Davis has had a more lasting legacy. Especially if you compare Facebook page tributes and books...then Bette is the clear winner.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentThanks for the votes Mark.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentI agree with you 100%
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHey Jean....sorry to say that she hit the final hurdle. But she had a great run.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentGreat feedback....thank you Chet.
  • John on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesBob & Cogerson no offense, but what does competitive Oscars (or Golden Globes or what-have-you) have to do with box office success? Louise Rainer won two Oscars. Betty Grable, Esther Williams, and Judy Garland never won an Oscar. So Louise Rainer was a bigger box-office star than Grable or Williams or Garland? No. She was just better at winning competitive Oscars. Returning to my Henry Aaron analogy, it like refuting a claim that he hit more home runs than anyone in the 20th century by pointing to players with higher batting averages. There are a lot of those, but this...
  • Kevin on 1937 Top Box Office Movies148 movies of 1937? I counted 132 in the list.
  • Chet on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentFitting that these two greats are the last 2 standing. Bette by a nose at the finish line. Although Kate had some memorable roles (Morning Glory, Guess........to Dinner, The Philadelphia Story, African Queen and On Golden Pond among them) Bette Davis roles stay with you and were bigger than life characters.
  • Chris on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHi First, a great picture of Merna Loy. If Walt Disney never did anything after Snow White he would still be remembered today. After 80 years its still looks well and probably next to Pinocchio as Disney's finest hour. It must have blew people's minds when it was first released. Had there have been multiplex cinemas, it definitely would have made a billion. 1937 was a great year for movies, my favourite has to be Captain Courageous, although probably a bit sentimental by today's standards, Spencer Tracey's performance is superb. Another favourite is The Awful Truth, one of the best...
  • phil simmons on Best Actor Oscar WinnersHey Cogerson, looking at the list of best actor Oscar winners, I see there are still a few major stars missing their own pages on your site - Alec Guiness, Rex Harrison, Rod Steiger, Kevin Spacey - I suppose these will have their day eventually and I know you've been doing an extraordinary amount of work on these pages. However, another best actor you may want to consider at some point is Cliff Roberston (Charly). Though he was not a major star, Roberston was an interesting leading man from the late 50s to the late 70s and remained active until...
  • phil simmons on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHhmm...Davis and Hepburn are evenly matched in terms of films and performances. However, as someone mentioned, Hepburn continued to regularly have great roles in later life, whereas I associate Davis mainly with the 30s and 40s, though she had some sporadic successes afterwards. On the other hand, I think Davis had an almost mystical quality to her which overall makes her more legendary and more famous internationally I believe...so in the end, I go for Bette!
  • phil simmons on Kirk Douglas MoviesBob, Good points, if the idea was indeed to use their alleged friendship for promotional purposes (which you suggest Burt did not favour), then I guess it's fair game to examine more closely how genuine this friendship really was! I didn't mean to be dismissive, I was just focused on other issues. While I think the friendship was indeed exaggerated and somewhat one-sided, I agree with Steve that there must have been some connection for them to co-star in 5 feature films (I leave out the List of Adrian Messenger where Lancaster just briefly appeared as a woman...or so the...
  • BOB on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesJOAN CRAWFORD: Superstar of numerous stand-alone films COMPETITIVE OSCAR WINS 1 COMPETITIVE OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 1 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS 2 OTHER COMPETITIVE AWARDS 7 Wins/3 Nominations POSITION ON AFI LEGENDS LIST 10th MYRNA LOY Leading Actress heavily dependent on bigger stars as her male leads "If you included only her stand-alone movies her grosses would go through the floor." Bruce Cogerson COMPETITIVE OSCAR WINS 0 COMPETITIVE OSCAR NOMINATIONS 0 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 0 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS 0 OTHER COMPETITIVE AWARDS 3 Wins/O Nominations POSITION ON AFI LISTS Not Listed so not considered a Legend
  • John on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesBob & Cogerson I see you mentioned that the average stats don't back up your point. But I really wonder Bob what your point is. Loy seems, not only on Cogerson's stats, but off others I have read, to have ended up appearing in movies which sold more tickets in the 20th century than any other female star. I think that is basically all Cogerson (or myself) ever said. It might be off field, but I think Cogerson will understand my point, it is like asking who was the home run king of baseball in the 20th century. Henry Aaron...
  • John on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesBob & Cogerson "Myrna Loy--Total Gross of 2 movies $300 million domestic/$470 worldwide Joan Crawford Total Gross of 3 movies $367 mil domestic/$600 million worldwide" For me the point here is that in a year which includes her by far worst ever box-office flop Loy averaged $150 million domestic & $235 million worldwide while Crawford averaged $122 million domestic and $200 million worldwide. The stats prove Loy's box-office stature.
  • Jean on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentOne more hurdle Kate
  • Rosemary on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentBETTE DAVIS FOR ME. She showed great versatility and depth of character. Kathryn Hepburn had a voice that sounded like glass on a chalk board.
  • BOB on Woody Harrelson Movies1 Woody’s earlier TV persona was in complete contrast to some of his later big screen roles. In the Cheers TV series he played a not too bright, upright character who was polite and deferential to others especially females. 2 However in for example the 2011 cinematic film Rampart he was a foul-mouthed, racist womanising bully. It is interesting that he was once in line for the McConaughey role in A Time to Kill as both of them starred in the hit TV series True Detective of which the pair were joint executive producers and in which they made a...
  • BOB on Kirk Douglas MoviesHI STEVE 1 Certainly those are the more comforting thoughts but the truth is we'll never know. 2 If the report of Burt's interview is correct then he had never favoured the "buddy buddy" publicity to begin with and had obviously become totally pissed of with it or one would think that he would not have complained in public about it. And he was in good health when he made that statement so it may be that when his health failed he either (a) didn't want Kirk to see him in his reduced state or (b) he had gotten so...
  • BOB on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHI AGAIN BRUCE I am afraid that part of my 4th paragraph of previous post and I would be grateful if you would substitute the following for me so that anyone reading it is not mystified. Many thanks 4 For me your lead-in is misleading not just because it ignores the above-mention situation but it is so selective in that it also gives the impression, whether intended not, that Loy was the top grossing star in 1937 whereas you wider comprehensive and scholarly study illustrates clearly that she was NOT. For example: Myrna Loy - Total Gross of 2 movies...
  • BOB on 1937 Top Box Office Movies1 Afternoon BRUCE. I am not of course surprised that in the friendly spirit of our exchanges you have decided to fight your corner once again but I feel that the array of figures that you have presented whilst both impressive and accurate in themselves are perfunctory and do not tell the whole story as I perceive it which is as follows. 2 Studio heads and their accountants are naturally more preoccupied with profit margins than total grosses or rentals. In recent times it has been claimed that the real losses incurred by the 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty were...
  • Brody on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentBette is & always will be remembered. Hepburn,not so much. personality on & off the screen play a big part here.....
  • Mark on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentBette Davis is my vote
  • Gemma on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentThanks dear Cogerson. Myrna Loy, and Greer Garson, I did not know them and I failed Olivia de Havilland, I always confused myself with his sister
  • Leslie on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentAll of these ladies are worthy. Bette always on top for me.
  • Steve Lensman on Kirk Douglas MoviesBob, they might not have been the most chummy of friends but I refuse to believe they disliked each other. Why would they team up together in several films? Two powerful filmmakers can do whatever they like, it's not like they're forced into starring together in movies. Kirk's not an idiot if he sensed that Burt didn't like him he would never work with him again. Don't believe the rumors. I think they liked each other, call it a professional friendship if you like.
  • BOB on Kirk Douglas Movies1 MORNING PHIL I am afraid I’ve never been able to support the concept that something is a movie star’s own "business” when that something has been deliberately foisted on the public by the star(s) or their agents to create a favourable impression and then turns out to have been a deliberate falsehood. 2 The public has a right to feel aggrieved if it has been taken in by the deception and I feel that to suggest otherwise is not just condescending but smacks of the kind of hypocrisy indulged in by public figures and celebrities who feverishly court publicity...
  • phil simmons on Kirk Douglas MoviesHi Bob, Steve, First, thanks for the link. I had heard of the Oscar routine but never seen it. It`s great! I'm aware there's some doubt on whether the friendship was real or not, but that's really their business. As actors, apart from the fact that they often appeared together, they seemed to have a similar level of energy, emotional intensity and physical prowess. I can't think of any other two major stars who distinguished themselves in both dramatic and action roles to the extent that Douglas and Lancaster did. Overall, I think Lancaster had a slight edge not only...
  • JoAnn on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentJudy Garland, a great actress in her own right, in addition to being a phenomenal singer/entertainer, received a best actress Oscar nomination for A Star is Born and a best supporting actress, I believe, for Judgement in Nuerenberg (SP?).
  • David C. on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentBette has to be number 1. Katharine is a close 2nd...Shirley 3rd and don't even know why Judy is included (not that I don't love her...but just not in the same league actress wise)...sure there's a better number 4 out there...?
  • Dan on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesThat was supposed to be shorts and not shows.
  • Dan on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHave never seen Snow White, saw parts of it in old Disney shows where they show scenes from some of their films that fit the topic they're doing. We're talking when Walt was hosting and maybe the years after into the 70's. As of the end of last year I had seen 22064 films not counting shows, serials or made for TV films. For a yearly breakdown at least since 2003; 2003 - 439 2004 - 422 2005 - 380 2006 - 396 2007 - 417 2008 - 422 2009 - 489 2010 - 633 2011 - 691 2012 -...
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesSee my previous comment...but my final point...would be by the late 1930s....lots of stars were labeled "box office poison"....I have never read that Loy was considered that. Good discussion as usual.
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey Bob....I can live with "statistically accurate". Despite the awfulness of Parnell...it still almost reached a million in rentals....so the fans of Loy and Gable supported the movie to a box office ranking of 46th. As for Double Wedding an even bigger hit.....the Powell/Loy screen team was the most popular at the time....so not sure her career needed to be saved...especially during this time her popularity was double that of Crawford and Davis combined. Comparing The Last of Mrs. Cheyney to Double Wedding profitability....Double Wedding earned $2,041,000 in worldwide rentals to $1,797,000 in worldwide rentals for Cheyney. Then when you...
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey Laurent....glad you like these pages. I wish America had "official box office figures" from 1944. Interesting question about Snow White versus Titanic. I would give the edge to Snow White. Thanks for sharing some of the results of your research. Good to know that France has it's equivalent Variety. Grande Illusion is considered one of the greatest movies of all-time....I have also seen it...though my copy was pretty weak...I would love to see that one on a remastered blu-ray. Thanks for the comment and the visit.
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey Steve.....yep....Dan's list is pretty impressive. I imagine Maltin and Dan would have a good competition to see who watched more movies. As for Snow White....he commented somewhere else that he had stayed away from some of the Disney animated classics. Nothing Scared...Nothing Sacred.....what's the difference between friends.....of "ca" or "ac"....lol. Actually fixed it on this page....now I need to look at Lombard and March's page....plus fix it on in my database. Thanks for the return comment.
  • BOB on Kirk Douglas MoviesSTEVE: 1 Thanks for the link. 2 I would have given Burt the marginal edge because he ticks all the traditional boxes that illustrate star status - (1) His movies considerably out-grossed Kirk's according to WH's stats: Lancaster Total Gross $6.7 billion - Average Gross $100 million Douglas Total Gross $5.2 billion - Average Gross $73.3 million (2) As you say Burt was an Oscar winner and Kirk wasn't though he did get 3 nominations and the Myrna Loy Award for Lucky Losers- an Honorary Oscar. (3) Burt got into the Quigley Top 10 and I don't think Kirk ever...
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey Steve....yep...the comment box is up and running again. Wow....I had not responded to almost none of these comments....bad Cogerson! I have to admit....these are only the movies that I have researched for other pages.....being in a time crunch....I have had to decide to release the ones I have without doing more research on 1937 movies. I am sure I could add in another 40 or so movies if I included all the ones I have box office on. Then I think I would pick most of the ones you listed here. You and Dan...have equally impressive data collecting files....
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey Lupino.....no problem about not posting for a few days....heck I have had a hard time making time for UMR.com....lol. 49 is good enough for 2nd place....and easily beats my total. I enjoyed The Good Earth as well....Paul Muni is outstanding in that one. The Awful Truth is my favorite of the year. Mmmm....I will have to check out Night Must Fall. Good feedback...thanks for the comment, the visit and the tally count. :)
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey Lyle....glad you like these pages....pretty sure 1943, 1944 and 1945 ones are coming soon. Glad you like that Stewart won our Actors tournament.....our Actress tourney is almost now...with Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine being our Final Four. :)
  • Cogerson on 1937 Top Box Office MoviesHey John....thanks for checking out this year in review. If Snow White would have gotten those 8 Oscars in would indeed have been the top ranked UMR movie of the year....but since it was pretty much ignored by the Oscar voters....it lost almost all of the possible points in that category. As for The Hurricane....it finished in the Top 30 in lots of the categories....I have not seen it...so I will go with your thinking on it being a quality movie....but in fairness...when people mention great John Ford movies....I think it takes a very long time before they get to...
  • Cogerson on Elvis Presley MoviesHey Bob....good information on Debra Paget...you have expanded my knowledge of her 10 times the amount I had before. We don't have a Paget page...but Love Me Tender is only 13th on our Elvis page....so I am thinking my rating closely matches Steve's rating. Good review and good comment.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentI agree Paul.....hard to pick for sure.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentVery cool trivia. Streep has at least equaled Davis' greatness.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentThanks for stopping by Rosemary
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentYour preference is duly noted.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHey Victor....they are both in the Final Four....and could find each other in the finals....should be interesting
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHey Gemma On the top row...left to right....Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Judy Garland and Myrna Loy On the bottom row...left to right...Olivia de Havilland, Greer Garson, Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep.
  • Cogerson on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentHey Claudia ...... I agree with you 100%. When we researched her career we were amazed at the greatness of it. Almost every single on of her movies was a hit. Not many including greats like Crawford, Davis and Hepburn can make that claim.
  • Steve Lensman on Kirk Douglas MoviesGood post Bob. I'm a big fan of both actors but if I had to choose between the two I might have to pick Kirk Douglas, not just because of Spartacus (one of my favorite movies) but I find him more sympathetic, even when he's playing bad. And I think Kirk's the better actor though Burt has a Best Actor Oscar and Kirk hasn't. Burt and Kirk at the Oscars - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta-0orf0j7g
  • Amy Beth on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentI'm sure many here are aware that Bette Davis wrote a letter to Meryl Streep saying that one day she'd hope to work with her.
  • Paul on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentIt's like picking a favorite child. But, Bette Davis is Number One.
  • Claudia on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentSo glad to see Judy Garland in the running! Too bad everyone equated her with Dorothy Gale. She was so much more!
  • Gemma on 2017 UMR Actress Movie TournamentKaterine Herpbur Bette Davis Judi Garland, Vivien Leig, Shirley Maclean , Meryl StreeThe fourth actress above I do not know who she is I do not know her.And the second down I do not know who it is
  • victor on 2017 UMR Actress Movie Tournamenti love Davis....but Hepburn was doing GREAT movies long after Bette.
  • BOB on Kirk Douglas MoviesPHIL Sorry I should have made clear that Steve Lensman's post is on Bruce's Virginia Mayo page on this site.
  • BOB on Kirk Douglas Movies1 PHIL Crawford v Davis is the correct comparison to make although on this site certain ‘comedians’ have diluted and downgraded the comparison to Crawford v Loy. Anyway you make some interesting observations on Lancaster/Douglas and here are a few comments of my own some of which have already been aired on this site. (1) I have always been surprised that AFI ranked Kirk above Burt as I consider the pair equal in status and if I had been forced to split them it would have been marginally in Burt’s favour for reasons you mention. (2) A Douglas biographer claimed...
  • BOB on Elvis Presley MoviesSTEVE You're a man who knows a lot about putting together and editing videos etc so is there any way one can edit Nora out of the series so that the films still make sense? If not I think I'll wait until Tuesday this week when WH's other idol Sir Maurice is showing on TV's Film 4 in Youth (2015) along with Harvey Keitel and Jane Fonda. IMDB gives it a 73% rating and from some scenes from it that I saw in a preview Sir M looked in cracking form and as strongly as I DISAGREE with WH about...
  • phil simmons on Kirk Douglas MoviesHi Cogerson, Having commented on the Burt Lancaster movie page, I thought it only fair to comment as well on the page of his contemporary rival, friend, and co-star of several films. Among your pages on legend battles, you may want to consider a Lancaster vs Douglas page. The two are a bit like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, with fans on each side claiming the other one is greater. On the basis of box office success and critically acclaimed films, Lancaster would win the battle, yet overall, I think Douglas has earned an equally honored place in American films...
  • Steve Loysman on Elvis Presley MoviesHi Bob, looks like some soccer fans have invaded Bruce's movie sanctuary, or is it the same person each time? Thanks as ever for the added info, always worth reading and always interesting. I see the one member 'Myrna Loy Denigration Society' is still in full swing. I think you should make some coffee, put one of your Thin Man Collection DVDs on, sit back and enjoy viewing Nora and Nick Charles in action for the umpteenth time, what do you say? [cue Bob harrumphing) :)

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  1. Wow that was quick! Thanks for considering my comment and updating the page. I guess this means the pages of the relevant co-stars of the updated films may need to be revised as well eventually, but…one step at a time 🙂 I see what you mean about the Hour of the Gun. So it did bombed badly at the box office. Not surprising given its lack of high dramatic moments, though it was a credible, revisionist Wyatt Earp story with strong performances from Garner and Jason Robards. A bit surprised at the low rating of Skin Game. I think it was one of Garner’s best films and it usually has very good ratings.

    1. Hey phil…..I think there were 3 or 4 pages that have the mistake of me being lazy….I think with fixing the Garner page…that I am down to only needing to fix the Gary Cooper page….and yes….I need to fix the co-stars that piled on to my laziness. One day…..this site will be dynamic…and whenever something changes….it will change it everywhere on the website automatically. With the site….getting so big….I have lost of control of that.

      As for Skin Game…..wow…..it’s reviews have really jumped up since I first did this page back in 2011….it made significant gains at IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes over the last 5 years. That is another “issue” with my website…..I pretty much never go back and look at the review % when I am done with a page (just do not have the time for that)….both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes have a constantly changing rating…seems lots of people have backed your opinion of Skin Game……as I have adjusted that movie’s critic audience rating….granted….it did not move the needle too far…but enough to get it out of the less than average rating and into the better than average rating. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. One of the things you will find about this website….we have no problem…acknowledging that we screwed something up…..we seem to do it all the time…lol.

  2. Congratulations, your web site contains a wealth of information and an interesting way to rate movies. I have a number of comments/suggestions that I would like to send later. But for now, I was reviewing the box office information for a number of my favourite stars (Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Steve McQueen, James Garner etc..) and found some possible inconsistencies in James Garner’s page. I noticed as compared to last year, adjusted box office figures have generally been revised upward by 30% or more and I assume this is because of using more a more current dollar value. However, in Garner’s page, a number of box office figures were increased by only about 5%. Based on a review of what has been done for other films across a number of stars, I estimated that The Americanization of Emily, 36 Hours, The Art of Love, Boys’ Night Out, Duel at Diablo and Support Your Local Sheriff may have been wrongly adjusted. Also, while I do not have access to the Variety numbers, I note that Wikipedia indicates BO rentals of $3.5M for the Wheelers Dealers and $2M for Hour of the Gun, which adjusted should result in about $80-100M for the former (instead of $45.7) and $30-40M ($14.4M) for the latter?

    1. Hey Phil
      1. Thanks for the nice words about out page.
      2. These two links will explain what is going on with the James Garner page. http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/2016/12/december-26th-just-realized-made-another-mistake/ and http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/sorry-i-was-so-wrong/
      3. So you will see a different table when you return…as I am about to update it.
      4. This does not effect Hour Of The Gun…..the source used on Wiki….says it comes from a book and not Variety…so many of Garner’s movies increased but not that one…as I already had the gross of that movie a little over two million.
      5. Thanks for the headsup on my mistake on the Garner page.

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