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Hmmmm... I happen to think the 2end version of A Star is Born (with Judy
Garland and James Mason) is better than the original (with Janet Ganor and
Frederic March), mainly due to the musical numbers.  However, the third
version (with Babs) is worse than chewing tin foil with a mouthful of
fillings.

See ya

John SHields

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From: Jeremy Butler [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 8:25 AM
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Subject: Fwd: Reply: Fwd: Remakes


>Date:    Sat, 26 Oct 2002 19:09:47 +0100
>From:    Leo Enticknap <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Reply: Fwd: Remakes
>
>>Come to think of it, weren't there a few silent and early-sound films made
>>circa 1924-29 that were remade just a few years later, after sound
>>technology arrived and then improved?  Titles are escaping me just now.
>
>'Hindle Wakes' (UK 1927, dir. Maurice Elvey, then remade in the late '30s I
>think).
>'Dawn' (UK 1928, dir. Herbert Wilcox, remade as 'Nurse Edith Cavell' by the
>same director in 1939)

Dawn!  Thanks, Leo.  That reminds me of one of the titles I was trying to
remember:

THE DAWN PATROL

Originally made in 1930 and then remade just eight years later.  In
contrast to my comments about THE FRONT PAGE/HIS GIRL FRIDAY, I'll take the
1930, Hawks-directed, Richard Barthelmess-starring release over the 1938,
Goulding-directed, Errol Flynn-starring one.

Regards,


Jeremy Butler
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