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OUCH! A Salute to Slapstick -- The Films of the 1950s

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#21 Dr. Rich Edwards

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 06:38 PM

Hey #SlapstickFall:


Use this thread to discuss the films airing on TCM on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.


The focus on this day is the films of the 1950s.


We have 5 great films for our enjoyment and to discuss:

In chronological order, they are:

1. The Good Humor Man (1950) - Focus on screenwriter Frank Tashlin (Tues. 9/20: 3:15AM EDT)
2. Scared Stiff (1953) - Focus on Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (Tues. 9/20: 11:45PM EDT)
3. The Long, Long Trailer (1954) - Focus on Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (Tues. 9/20: 10:00PM EDT)
4. Mon Oncle (1958) - Focus on Jacques Tati (Tues. 9/20: 8:00PM EDT)
5. Have Rocket -- Will Travel (1959) - Focus on The Three Stooges (Tues. 9/20: 1:45AM EDT)

Richard Edwards, PhD

Ball State University

Instructor: TCM Presents: The Master of Suspense: 50 Years of Hitchcock (2017)

Instructor: TCM Presents: Painfully Funny: Exploring Slapstick in the Movies (2016)

Instructor: TCM Presents: Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir (2015)



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