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- greg miller
I have enjoyed this movie for many years. My grandfather Pete Miller was in this movie and they also used his car in the movie. He has passed on and left great memories with us to love and cherish. I continue to preserve the car that he once owned (1925 dodge) once my dad handed it down to me a few years ago. We get the car out during the summer months and enjoy telling the stories about the cars history. I no longer live in Powhatan Pt. ohio. Now i live near cincinatti to where my parents have relocated as well. To see people and their intrest in the movie makes me grin, and i know that the movie is not available due to the lock down of Jimmy Stewarts movies from his wife. You can find the movie if you look hard enough,but it is diff to find. I myself need to transfer my copy to a dvd. So my dad and i continue to tell a bit of our family history to others in our area that we now live in, and will continue on with these stories with my son, so that he can enjoy the same type memories that as a family share together. Thank you so much Pete Miller for the memories of West Virginia State Penn, Glory WV.....lol
I have been searching and waiting forever and a day for this classic to surface! I saw this film one late night about 1983. My sister and I were totally committed to the end, and it was all worth it. I hope it will be available again.
Entertaining movie complete with misfits
- Joe Chaykowsky
Wheeling is my hometown and when this movie was being filmed my brother and I were visiting at my uncle's home during summer vacation from school and he would take us down to Moundsville to watch some filming. We only briefly saw any real filming and I couldn't discern any characters so far in the distance from our vantage point. The movie was released the next year and while staying with my grandmother during the summer I remember us going to the theater several times to watch Fools Parade. This movie has stuck in my mind and I think about it often probably because some remnants left of the filming are still around Moundsville and partly because of the oddball actors such as Struther Martin. He and Dubbs Taylor have always been my favorite character actors. I visit my relatives in Moundsville several times a year and driving past where the the train scenes were filmed bring back alot of fond memories. I remember picking up on the late model cars in the background the first time I saw the movie and would state this fact to anyone in the theater within speaking distance. There were alot of good not great movies in the 70's that had big stars in them, this is one of them, I would like to see TCM run this movie on cable so I could enjoy it again.
1970 MOVIE FOOLS PARADE
i ONLY SAW THIS MOVIE ONE TIME . IT WAS ON A SUDAY AFTERNOON WITH "REGE CORDIC SUNDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES" I WAS A STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL 1976 WHEN I WATCHED IT. EXCELLANT MOVIE !!! BEEN LOOKING FOR IT TOO ON DVD
- Jim Pearl
Great movie....Jimmy Stewart classic....Why is it not on video?
- nancy zubek
I hope that one day this film will be avaialble on dvd. My parents grew up in Moundsville W. Va. My grandmother lived with my Aunt and uncle in a house right behind the prison. Part of the movie was filmed in my grandmother's store. I have been looking for a copy of this movie so I can give it to my mother. There is alot of history represented in this movie and I would like to share that with the younger generation. Sooo, PLEASSE put this movie on dvd!
- Clyde Potts
Mr Pete Miller was from Monroe County, not far from Moundsville, W. Va and it was his own old DODGE car that he drove George Kennedy around in . I never knew PETE , but knew his daughter that told me about her Fathers old car. If i remember right , it was a 1925 touring car . I am originally from Monroe County Ohio , not far from Clarington Ohio , where PETE lived at the time he had a part in the movie .
My brother talks of this movie, OFTEN. He is getting up in years and continues to hope that he can see it again. I have written, asking for it to be released several times. He would not care if he didn't think it wasn't a great movie. Please make him happy!
Good Movie Good Book (Fool's Parade)
- Charles Hutchins
I was in Moundsville in 1972/73 for a plant startup. I remember the old prison (looked like an old English fort.) I read the book,"Fools Parade" a few years later. (I was told by locals in Moundsville) that Jimmy Stewart had trouble with the glass eye and he had a lot of trouble with infection from the glass eye). The book is a riot as well as the movie is entetaining and comical in many ways. I was led to believe that the movie was based on an actual event. (Of course if this is so, it probably was embellished by Hollywood to a great degree.) I would like to be able to have this movie because Stewart and Kennedy are so good.
like this movie
- harold branch
please puy this movie out on video. isend this movie when i was a littie boy.
when will fools parade to be on dvd
- philip lightner
the movie was shown on april 1st. the movie was filmed in my hometown when i was a teen. i have been looking for it a long time. iam a history buff and look for anything from the past.if it could be released i would be first in line to obtain a copy. thank philip lightner hundred wv. email@example.com
TCM & A Classic Jimmy Stewart Gem
- William Riffle
Thank you Robert Osborne & TCM for finally acquiring this wonderfully weird movie. This film has alot of abstract value .. glass eyes, old locomotives, houseboats, & a collection of extremely odd characters. Jimmy Stewart gives one of his best performances, & even though the film boggs down in a few spots, it still is quite an entertaining piece.
- terry adams
Jimmy Stewart constructs a very plausible role as an ex-con who is determined to get his just deserts. George Kennedy performs another unflattering role to perfection.
- John Grannell
Why thia movie is not better known is a mystery. The characters are a selection of odd balls and wierdos; and if memory serves;they were all crooks. This is a funny and wonderful picture with an element of dead-eye humor. if you happen to see this gem, you will know exactly what that means.
- Marty Fox
This is a hard to find movie By Jimmy Stewart that is entertaining to say the least. It has a star studded cast including Stewart, Curt Russell, Anne Baxter, Strother Martin and George Kennedy. The movie is filmed in my hometown, which makes it a little more appealing to me. Stewart and his cast give strong performances in this picture that is set in the depression era. If you need another reason to watch this film, It's James Stewart for crying out loud!
- Joe Frey
Fools' Parade is one of the better movies that Jimmy Stewart ever did and is based on the events of a man who did time at the old prison located in Moundsville, WV. But not like Mattie Appleyard (Jimmy Stewart), the real man never did get out of prison. This movie was also filmed in Moundsville, WV where the prison is located and uses part of the actual prison in a few scenes.