View Full Version : Anyone ever corrected info on "All Movie Guide?" allmovie.com
Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
07-05-2009, 11:47 AM
I've encountered just a couple of nitpicky errors that I've tried repeatedly over the years to correct. I send in my info with my corroboration, and apparently it doesn't impress anyone.
I've never tried to correct anything on that site in particular, but I have tried to do so on others with no success. A lot of places don't appreciate nitpick reporting, and figure that, if nobody else cares, why bother? Editing may involve a lot of legal hurdles to leap through. And, of course, there's always the possibility that they don't perceive your proof to be sufficient, or have insider knowledge that your error is not correct.
It might help if you'd show us what you are nitpicking, so we'd have a better idea on why they aren't responding. If nothing else, you may get some other people who are willing to back you up the next time you send something.
07-08-2009, 08:24 AM
We've purchased their service at work, and we've corrected things that were bad data in the feeds. They are widely respected and used by the industry for Movie and Music feeds.
Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
07-08-2009, 08:46 AM
Eh. . . OK.
1) The movie Moonrunners (1975) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071854/), which would later be retooled as the TV series "Dukes of Hazzard," has a few errors in the credits list that have been propagated across the Internet, and I suspect that AMG is the source.
a) Singer Spanky McFarlane appears in it as a no-nonsense bartender. In her scene, she smacks down pro rassler Dick Steinborn, who's wanting to grab her rear. AMG credits "Our Gang's" Spanky McFarland. Ooops! Wrong Spanky. This misinformation does appear in other sites. (I've also tried to get TCM to correct this, but so far it hasn't worked.)
b) Former boxer Joey Giardello (best known as the person that Hurricane Carter claimed he had beaten in a title match, although the decision went to Giardello) appears in this movie as a mobster. His name is misspelled in the credits as "Joey Giordello. AMG has it misspelled even further as "Joey Giondello." That misspelling appears in all sorts of places, and, again, I suspect AMG is the source.
2) Harry Spear (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Spear) was one of the supporting “Our Gang” members in the late silent days and early talkies. He was a freckly, pudgy-faced, derby-wearing kid who typically had few lines. After his stint in the Gang, he basically. . . disappeared.
Only after he died in 2006 was it determined that he had been a career Navy man, retiring to San Diego—and denying all his life that he had been a member of the “Gang” (check the link inside the wiki “The Strange Tale of Harry Spear”).
AMG has his death in 1969. There was a different actor named “Harry Spear,” who appeared as an extra in several movies in the 1960s. I suspect, but can’t prove, that the 1969 DOD is actually for this other Harry Spear. In any case, the 1969 death for the "Gang's" Spear is just wrong.
In each of these cases, I submitted corroborating information, but so far (after several years), it still hasn't impressed anyone.
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