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ROCKY | @
HI EVERYONE...I KNOW IT HAS BEEN AWHILE SINCE I LAST POSTED. FOR THE LAST FEW WEKKS, I HAVE VERY ILL WITH MY MS. I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 10 DAYS FOR THE FIRAT WEEK IN FEBURARY,AND IT TURNS OUT I AM NOW IN STAGE 2 OF THE ILLNESS. THE ONE GOOD THING ABOUT IT,IN A FEW MONTHS I AM MOVING FROM BROOKLYN,TO ORLANDO,FOR A BETTER QUILITY OF LIFE.
OK, ENOUGH ABOUT ALL THAT..I JUST WANT TO TELL EVERYONE THAT ONE DAY LAST WEEK, I WAS WATCHING ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, AND THERE WAS AN EPOSIDE WITH CHARLES BROWSON ( IT WAS MADE IN 1956 ) AND COULD NOT BELIEVE NOW MUCH HE LOOKED AND ACTED LIKE JOHN GARFIELD. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH EVERYONE,,AND I MISS NOT BEING ON THIS SITE AS OFTEN AS I ONCE WAS..BUT IAM AM STILL HERE,,ROCKU
24 February 2013 - BROOKLYN

Dennis | @
Garfield could just about play any role...except for maybe westerns...he was that versatile...and I have tons of games Barb...I will never run out of questions for Facebook...keep on playing!!!
24 February 2013 - hamburg ny

Barbara | @
I just finished watching On The Waterfront for about the 50th time. I think Brando gives one of the top 5 all time greatest performances in this film. I wonder what Garfield would have done with this part!
23 February 2013 - New York

Barbara | @
I have every movie too, Dennis, except Jigsaw! Does Garfield have a speaking role in it, or it it like Daisy Keaton. If you blink, you wouldn't even know it's JG!....By the way, Dennis, I'm enjoying your little quizzes on facebook. How do you come up with the questions everyday?
21 February 2013 - New York

Dennis | @
I have every movie he ever made including Daisy Kenyon and Jigsaw where he made just 3 second cameo in them. Plus 8 books on his life...been my favorite since I was 8 years old and I am a old man no...lol...I have said this before I never, ever tire watching his movies!!!
18 February 2013 - hamburg ny

Karen
Welcome Susan

Dennis Is there any movie you do not have on JG?
18 February 2013 - Pa

susan | @
I love the movie he ran all the way it is my favorite movie of john it's a shame we lost you at a young age would like to have seen you as a director love you john Garfield
13 February 2013 - Australia

Dennis | @
Once again and even though I have The Fallen sparroe on tape I watch it again today...and again I love this movie and JG's performance...Great noir movie...the shadows...the dames...the plot...wonderful movie...I LOVE IT!!!
12 February 2013 - hamburg ny

Barbara | @
Valentina's Day is coming early. I just saw Fallen Sparrow is on TCM Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 12:15pm. It's rarely on, so don't forget to record it! I think this film represents a real turning point in Garfield's career, besides which it's an exciting spy film!
11 February 2013 - New York

Barbara | @
I agree with both Dennis and Karen, that John Garfield does not get the recognition he deserves.It's a shame for JG's 100th birthday he isn't even getting prime time on TCM, and they are mostly showing minor Garfield movies that day! I wish I had the energy and know how to promote this site the way our dear friend, Lori did!I know Dennis, Karen etc are most active in their pursuit of more recognition of Garfield's work! I also will try to make an effort to support this site in both Lori and JG's honor. Karen, I still hope we can get together sometime this year, and of course, anyone else who is interested!
7 February 2013 - New York

Karen
Dennis
Your right about Martin and Lewis

Now the answer to my other ? was

The role of Terry Malloy in "On the Waterfront" (1954) was originally written for Garfield, however he passed away before the film was made.

Let's not forget JG would be 100 on
March 4!

I'll try to do my part to make more people aware of this site! In honor of Lori and JG!
7 February 2013 - Pa

Barbara | @
Dennis, not to trivalize what you are saying, but in answer to Karen's quiz question, last night I was watching Papillion with Steve McQueen and there was another actor who also starred with John Garfield. George Coulouris was in Papillion and he also played Doc in Nobody Lives Forever!....Thanks for the info about The Big Knife, Dr. Fox!
6 February 2013 - New York

Dennis | @
Tid-bits of trivia and info on Garfield are great...but what do we all think about the very little recognition that John Garfield gets..especially on his 100th birthday. I know Lori would be very passionate about this!!
3 February 2013 - Hamburg NY

Dr. John Fox | @
In answer to Barbara's question, "The Big Knife" was most definitely a Garfield vehicle. Clifford Odets wrote the play with his great friend in mind, and John Garfield starred in the original Broadway production in 1949. Jack Palance starred in the movie version (1955). What we'll never know is whether, had Gafield lived, he ever would have been able to star in the movie version because of the black list. My opinion (because of Odets' affection for and loyalty to Garfield) is that the movie would never have been made.

Now, a bit of sad, ironic trivia. In the movie version of "The Big Knife" the role of Dixie Evans was played by Shelley Winters. In the Broadway production, the role was played by Joan McCracken, a wonderful dancer and actress, who got her first really big break in "Oklahoma" in 1943 (as did Celeste Holm). Joan is prominently featured in "Hollywood Canteen" in the "Ballet in Jive" dance sequence. Like Garfield, Joan also died at age 39 but from complications of diabetes and not from the black list and a broken heart.
3 February 2013 - West Chester, Pennsylvania

Dennis | @
Warner Bros is celebration 90 years anniversary and on AOL home page they posted 25 itme syou might not know about WB. Of couse they mention Cagney...Robinson...Muni...Davis...and are you ready for this George Raft and Ronald Reagan...and guess what of course we know NO JOHN GARFIELD!!!! I wrote a comment giving it to them good!! Doesent do anything I know...but WOW they just continue to dis him..Lori would be so angry I know that...I dont think it will ever change unfortunately...only one hope someone like Scorcese or Eastwood want to make a movie on Garfields life...Mark Walberg is a big fan...I am at a loss!!!
3 February 2013 - Hamburg Ny

Barbara | @
I thought of Man With A Golden Arm too, but wasn't The Big Knife with Jack Palance a property JG owned, or wasn't it a thinly disguised portrayal of Garfield?

I agree with you, Dennis, TCM isn't playing enough films, especially the more relevant films like Body and Soul, and lastly not even in prime time!
3 February 2013 - New York

Dr. John Fox | @
In answer to Karen's question, I think the movie was "The Man With The Golden Arm." Not 100% certain about 1954, but Nelson Algren always said he Garfield in mind for the role that was ultimately played by Frank Sinatra.
3 February 2013 - West Chester, Pennsylvania

Dennis | @
Martin & Lewis...and I cant believe still TCM is only playing 6 Garfield movie son his 100th birthday...and not even in prime time!!! Would be nice for them to show 2 of his top movies and have Robert Osborne have Julie Garfield or Kim Morgan as a guest...they still just dont give him enough credit!!!
2 February 2013 - Hamburg NY

Karen
The role of a famous movie (1954) was originally written for Garfield, however he passed away before the film was made.
Which film was it? Who got the role?

On May 26, 1949, JG was a guest on NBC radio's (a famous team who made movies together) Name them?
2 February 2013 - Pa

Karen
bravo
Barb... Ida Lupino and Jr Bonner
AND
DR Fox... Jennifer Jones in The Towering Inferno
2 February 2013 - Pa

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