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Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten - "Debbie Reynolds--The Auction Finale" VIP Reception; Auction conducted by www.ProfilesInHistory.com on May 17 & 18, 2014 at the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio - North Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 15th May 2014

Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten
Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten
Debbie Reynolds and Catherine Hickland
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds, Alex Trebek and Ruta Lee

Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten - 41st AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mel Brooks at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 7th June 2013

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Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten
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Dick Van Patten - Dick Van Patten, James Van Patten, guest Thursday 3rd May 2012 Grand opening of the Pooch Hotel

Dick Van Patten Sunday 27th February 2011 The Norby Walters 21st Night of 100 Stars Awards Gala held at Beverly Hills Hotel Beverly Hills, California, USA

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Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten - Dick Van Patten and Pat Van Patten Beverly Hills, California - attend the 'Superbowl Bash' at Spago restaurant Sunday 3rd February 2008

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High Anxiety Review


Very Good
One of the reasons we film critics have a soft spot for Mel Brooks's High Anxiety is that its endless parade of campy Hitchcock gags makes us feel smart. "Oh, that's from Vertigo. Hey, that's from North by Northwest. Did you hear that? He just said MacGuffin."

Of course, it's vitally important that you be in the mood to see a Mel Brooks movie when you see a Mel Brooks movie -- any Mel Brooks movie -- because if you're not, you'll just groan, roll your eyes, and walk away. But if you're feeling silly, Mel will make you laugh, and High Anxiety keeps the zingers coming from the very first moment, when the urgent strains of the powerful orchestra accompany Dr. Richard Thorndyke (Brooks) as he walks through the airport during the opening credits. The credits end, and Thorndyke comments, "What a dramatic airport!" Later, the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra will follow him around in a bus to add more drama to pivotal scenes.

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Violent Midnight Review


Good
Del Tenney produced only four movies over his career -- which span from 1964 to 1964 -- though he's still kicking today and restarted his career as an executive producer in 1999, 35 years after his last credit. And yet his name is synonmyous with raunchy schlock horror,

Tenney's Violent Midnight (though I greatly prefer the original title of Psychomania) is the only one of the four films that Tenney didn't also direct. The story is one of a painter (Lee Phillips) who is suspected of murdering his models and other lady friends. As the body count rises, so do the suspects and the signs pointing to Phillips as the killer. Before the 90 minutes are up, someone will hack their way through a sorority slumber party, a tryst in the woods, and a host of other pseudo-naughty scenarios.

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High Anxiety Review


Good
Mel Brooks does the best of his second-tier works (outside the holy canon of The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein) in this send-up of Hitchcock flicks. The story tries to ride closely to Spellbound and Vertigo, but ventures into virtually all of Hitch's major works, including the most notable scenes from Psycho, The Birds, and North by Northwest. Not an easy feat, but it's funny as often as it's not.
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