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Henry X Harper commented on Birdy's group Ray Milland
"Well, I'm just saying, that it's often hard to find inroads with these boys - they are very much products of their time and there is usually a big hurdle just to get them to sit through a B/W film. They usually resist my "old…"
Jan 28, 2010
Henry X Harper commented on Birdy's group Ray Milland
"Thanks for the invite to this group!! We just watched Beau Geste last Saturday with our boys (ages 15 and 10) and they loved it! I was so happy for that. You never know with kids these days. Anyway, Ray Milland's role was a nice one. In recent…"
Jan 26, 2010
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Jan 26, 2010
Henry X Harper commented on Rosie Sayer's blog post My favorite scene in Miracle on 34th St., and what the little Dutch girl says (translated)
"Thank you, Rosie, for saying so but I don't think of myself as so well informed but I am very interested in that period of time. I have not seen De Aanslag, and I see that it won an Oscar for best foreign film in 1987. I'm surprised that…"
Sep 2, 2009
Henry X Harper commented on Rosie Sayer's blog post My favorite scene in Miracle on 34th St., and what the little Dutch girl says (translated)
"Since the Netherlands suffered through five years of Nazi occupation, with terrible repression and brutality at the hands of their occupiers, not to mention starvation and the forced labor of Dutch men in German factories (which were bombed…"
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"I don't believe that anyone mentioned this, but this is right up there at the top of my list of movies that send me reaching for the kleenex: Captains Courageous. Most of the film, at least starting with when young Master Harvey is picked up by…"
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion Cozy, Cuddly Comedies
"The Awful Truth is one of my very favorite comedies! When the Ralph Bellamy character hears a tune he really loves and he drags the Irene Dunne character out on the floor and starts dancing in a way that mortifies her - only to have Cary Grant hand…"
Aug 31, 2009
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Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"I just read through everyone's replies, and left a few replies of my own, in kind. No one mentioned Miracle on 34th Street. Being such a sweet and sentimental story, I could easily weep from beginning to end but there are actually four or five…"
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"By the time they get to his farewell speech, I'm finished!"
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"The one moment in To Kill A Mockingbird where I just lose it is, after the guilty verdict and the courtroom is clearing and finally Atticus is walking out of the courtroom, and all of the spectators in the balcony, who were black as that was the…"
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"Amen to "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"!! "Meet John Doe" was awfully moving for me, too."
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"You said it, regarding Best Years Of Our Lives! And it would take me a long time to list every little moment that gets me - there are so many. The story if very well told with enormous amounts of compassion. There's another moment, earlier in…"
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"I second the motion for both A Tree Grows In Brooklyn and I Remember Mama! They both just tear my heart out."
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"The Best Years of Our Lives has a lot of moments that really get to me. The wedding at the end is beautiful, and I can't help but cry during that ceremony, but I think the scene that gets me much more than the wedding is when Homer takes Wilma…"
Aug 31, 2009
Henry X Harper replied to Miss Kubelik's discussion Any classic dramas ever made you cry?
"Man! Penny Seranade doesn't let up! My heart takes such a shellacking every time I watch it!!"
Aug 31, 2009

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What are your favorite movies?
Too many to list here: Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooge (1951), The Big Sleep, Murder My Sweet, The Best Years Of Our Lives, The Philadelphia Story, The Thin Man, Top Hat - I can't type any more.
Who are your favorite stars?
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Wm. Powell, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell & Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibee, Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Edward Arlnold, Ray Milland, Irene Dunne, Thomas Mitchell, Robert Montgomery, Carole Lombard, Greta Garbo
Who are your favorite directors?
Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Edward Dmytrick, Henry Hathaway, George Stevens, John Huston, George Cukor
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
What's to tell? I am someone who is a rabid fan of "the golden age of hollywood" and watch endless movies from that era.
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At 2:05pm on August 30, 2009, Ktrek said…
Hi John and welcome to The Golden Age of Hollywood! I hope you enjoy the site and will make some friends here. Come join the chat tonight at 10:00 CST.

Also, it would be appreciated if you filled out the ABOUT ME section a little bit more. We know you're a fan of classic films or you probably would not have joined. We would like to get to know you a little better and the best way is by telling us about yourself.

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