I've seen it recently. My third time. I like it more and more after every watching. I'm still unsure if Kate and Spencer fit in Capra style. I'm not Capra fan (I like a few his movies but some of them make me depressed... and this propaganda... OK, it's another story). However, I love some scenes of SOTY so much that I don't care much that Kate knitting and lighting someone's cigarette make me uncomfortable. Sometimes I think it's nice to see her in different role - not so hard woman (but still clever and interesting). My favorite lines:
Spike: If I had your number, I'd call you and tell you who's gonna be the next President of the United States. Secretary: I know. Truman.
Grant: No way for a fellow to be elected president without his wife knowing about it, is there?
Mary: Grant and I can stay here. Jim Conover: Here? Mary: It's all right. We're really married.
Jim Conover: We've won Congress and there'll be a change in the White House after the next election. Mary: Has Mr. Truman heard about this?
Mary: It'd be fine to kill these rumors. It'd be even finer to kill Kay Thorndyke.
Mary: I know he's a big man. You know he's a big man. My bad days are when he knows he's a big man. You don't suppose there's any way of Grant's being elected president and keeping it a secret from him, do you?
Mary: Wonderful country. You have to take the police along to break the speed laws.
Grant: Looks a little like your brother Dick.
Grant: Where was I? Barber: Looking at her with the wind blowing her dress, mannaggia, l'America! Mary: Well, that's the end of that. I should have married a barber.
Mary: No woman could ever run for president. She'd have to admit she was over 35.
So I think the script is brilliant most of the time. Actors are great all the time. I'd just prefer Cukor instead of Capra...
Well-i JUST finihsed the movie i live in a mad house with a million interruptions. took me 2 days to watch it lol anyway-i liked it.. oh the "brother Dick scene" was great honestly Kate and Spence kick ass (but of course we all know that) and i dont think anythings funnier than a drunken Kate.
Post by CrazyForKate on Oct 31, 2009 19:33:59 GMT -5
What gets me about this film is Spencer's platform as a Republican- he wants things like affordable health care, etc- things that Obama is getting flak for now, as a Democrat. If this took place today Rush Limbaugh would be screaming "SOCIALIST!" after every scene. It's fascinating how they had this in 1948.
Post by charliesgirl7681 on Dec 21, 2009 21:20:42 GMT -5
I'm watching this again now on TCM did anyone else notice that Kate looks tired in this film? Maybe its because she doesn't have much eye make up on? Even my friend who was watching this with me comented that she looked exhausted. Are we the only ones who noticed this?
Judy: All has changed on the Proboard....Not sure my reply got posted. Anyway, thanks for the notice, Evelien. I'm unable to access it. I can watch the clip of the woman flipping through the Kate books and talking about fashion - one of which is Rebel Chic :-)
Feb 4, 2014 20:29:21 GMT -5
dreamer: Ok peeps have tried to figure this new board - with not much success In order to login - click at the upper right corner - use your name from the board and your password and it should be all right. If not - please let me know and I will try to help!
Jul 29, 2014 7:30:03 GMT -5
Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
Jul 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Sherry: Hello in return.
Jul 31, 2014 10:40:25 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Awww, hiiii!! I'm randomly here in hope of sourcing a quote of Kate's about Joel Mccrea-- coming up short, though. Ah well, hope everyone is well!! FINALLY A RED AND WHITE BANNER. TOOK 8 YEARS, BUT... WE MADE IT.
Aug 5, 2014 20:43:01 GMT -5
Tracy Lord: Just wanted to say a big HEY to everyone! I would love it if this board was active like it once was. I've missed it!
Aug 6, 2014 17:23:36 GMT -5
evelien: Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I'm still alive and kicking and still as big a KH fan.
Aug 12, 2014 12:09:24 GMT -5
evelien: Judy: to reply to an existing thread, you can post a message in the 'quick reply' box under the last post on the page. To create a new thread: click on the folder you wish to post a new thread in and on the top right side you can choose 'New thread'.
Aug 12, 2014 12:11:39 GMT -5
CFK: So we all heard about Betty Bacall, I guess? Pretty rotten news, especially following so closely on Robin Williams. What a lousy week. Watched To Have and Have Not as tribute tonight.
Aug 13, 2014 0:25:58 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
Aug 13, 2014 5:45:59 GMT -5
lomola : hello fellow KH fans Just stumbled upon this interesting board.. Does anyone have any video interviews with KH?? Or maybe transcripts of them? I´ve been especially looking for the full version of the famous Cavett one forever and ever...
Sept 15, 2014 16:06:41 GMT -5
lomola : the bits of it i found on youtube were just amazing..
Sept 15, 2014 16:07:35 GMT -5
Laura: Is there anybody here? My registration has been pending approval forever... Maybe this board has been abandonned by the owner..
Dec 15, 2014 3:40:49 GMT -5
Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
Jun 26, 2017 16:56:41 GMT -5
Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
Jun 26, 2017 16:57:53 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I like Bette Davis best she was "a woman for all season" she didn't mince words she did the role without having to apologize for creativity she musters to do the work. Also, she could look different without worrying about her appearance.
Mar 14, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I felt Bette Davis was the "woman for all seasons" since she used all her creativity to make her artwork. As for Katherine she seems to sound the same - her voice didn't change. Granted she was good in Shakespeare which I give credit.
Mar 14, 2019 19:56:35 GMT -5
SJS: Bette had a mostly latent tendency to ham, and she admitted it. She really appreciated a director who could get her to tone it down. She lost respect for a director who would let her get away with it. But she took chances that most actresses wouldn't.
Apr 15, 2020 14:12:32 GMT -5