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  • mistermuse 6:16 am on September 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: badges, , stinkin' badges, stupid questions, Treasure of the Sierra Madre   

    September 28 is ASK A STUPID QUESTION DAY 

    We ain’t got no questions.
    We don’t need no questions.
    I don’t have to ask you any stupid questions!

    But let’s just suppose you have a stupid question to ask me — like maybe because you’re asking yourself what’s up with the above, even though (hint-hint) it has a connection to my last post. Oh — you didn’t read my last post. That’s OK — I forgive you.  Here’s the answer:

    • Don Frankel 9:58 am on September 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I knew immediately that we didn’t need no stinkin’ badges. But then I was confused because I thought no one got one over on Fred C Dobbs and the last post was about the September of our years.


    • mistermuse 10:33 am on September 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      It was a connection to just part of the last post (THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE clip). Should I have made that clear – or is that a stupid question? Anyway, it’s clear now. Thanks, Don.


    • arekhill1 11:26 am on September 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I believe you already know my philosophy regarding stupid questions, Sr. Muse.


    • mistermuse 3:58 pm on September 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I believe you defer in all things stupid to the Republicans, Ricardo – presumably including questions. Since I might want to run for President in 2016 (Hillary and I are both undecided), I will withhold my position on such matters until the appropriate time.


    • Michaeline Montezinos 9:47 pm on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I must have missed the the last entry or two. Probably because I stayed off the computer. I did not feel well for four days after my preumonia vaccine. So, forgive me if this a stupid question. What was the previous post about?


    • mistermuse 6:55 am on September 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      My reply to Don’s comment should answer your question, Michaeline. After you read that, the easiest/fastest way to the previous post is to click where it says SEPTEMBER SONG (with arrow pointing left) just above comments.

      As for me, I don’t need no stupid pneumonia vaccine (hopefully, I won’t regret that statement). Take care.


  • mistermuse 7:38 pm on September 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dodsworth, , Knickerbocker Holiday, , , , Treasure of the Sierra Madre,   


    He wasn’t born on this day, and he didn’t die on this day — or even in this month. But I always associate this month with Walter Huston because of a long-owned 78 rpm record of SEPTEMBER SONG:

    Walter Huston was an actor, not a singer, but his rendition of SEPTEMBER SONG is a definitive example  (Jimmy Durante being another) of the ability to put over a song without having much of a voice. Here you sense a man who has lived the song, and — especially if you’re of a certain age — you find yourself (to paraphrase the words of a Cole Porter song) knowing all too well what they mean….

    And what an actor he was. If I could recommend just one of his many films, it would be the 1936 classic DODSWORTH, for which both he and the movie received Academy Award nominations. But he is probably best remembered for his role in THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, directed by his son, John (referenced in my July 29 post BEHIND THE SCENES). Here’s one of my favorite scenes:

    SEPTEMBER SONG was composed by Kurt Weill for the 1938 stage show starring Walter Huston, KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY. Weill’s wife was Austrian-born actress and singer, Lotte Lenya; they had immigrated to America several years earlier. Here is her recording of the song:

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