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#1 jakeem

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

TCM On Demand for October 23, 2016
 
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Jaws (1975) -- Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb, Jeffrey C. Kramer, Susan Backlinie, Jonathan Filley, Ted Grossman, Chris Rebello, Jay Mello, Lee Fierro, Jeffrey Voorhees, Craig Kingsbury. Steven Spielberg became a star director, thanks to this screen adaptation of Peter Benchley's best-selling novel about the hunt for a killer Great White Shark near a coastal New England community. The film, which became the No. 1 box-office attraction of all-time, set the tone for subsequent summer blockbusters and the way they were marketed.
 
The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and won Oscars for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (John Williams), Best Film Editing (Verna Fields) and Best Sound (Robert L. Hoyt, Roger Heman, Jr., Earl Madery  and John R. Carter). 
 
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Shaw, Scheider and Dreyfuss
 
Although Spielberg wasn't nominated for Best Director, this was the first of 10 of his films to become a Best Picture nominee. He now is in sole possession of second place for the most Best Picture nominees by a director. The filmmaker with the most Best Picture nominations: director William Wyler, who had 13 between 1937 and 1969 (his films won the top Oscar three times). John Ford is third with nine.
 
 Here is the overall list of Spielberg's 10 Best Picture nominees (Oscar winners in bold):
  • "Jaws" (1975).
  • "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). Also nominated for Best Director.
  • "E.T. the Extraterrestial" (1982). Also nominated for Best Director.
  • "The Color Purple" (1985). Also nominated for Best Director.
  • "Schindler's List" (1993). Also won for Best Director.
  • "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). Won for Best Director.
  • "Munich" (2005). Also nominated for Best Director.
  • "War Horse" (2011).
  • "Lincoln" (2012). Also nominated for Best Director.
  • "Bridge of Spies" (2015). 

 

In 1998, the American Film Institute ranked this suspense thriller at No, 48 on its list of the greatest movies of all time. When AFI updated the list in 2007, the film dropped to No. 56.

 

Williams' much-admired music from the movie was ranked No. 6 on the AFI's list of the top 24 film scores of all time. It finished behind his composition for "Star Wars" (1977, the No. 1 choice), Max Steiner's "Gone With the Wind" (1939), Maurice Jarre's "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), Bernard Herrmann's "Psycho" (1960) and Nino Rota's "The Godfather" (1972).

 

A third Williams score -- "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" (1982) -- came in at No. 14.

 
Memorable quote: Chief Brody's comment after his first encounter with the Great White was ranked No. 35 on the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movies quotes of all time.
 
 
Memorable scene: Quint reveals that he was a survivor of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis, a World War II Navy ship torpedoed by the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean. Only 317 men survived the shark-infested waters. 
 
 
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:34 PM

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Movie crossover reference: Actress and stuntwoman Backlinie -- who played Chrissie Watkins, the movie's first shark attack victim -- reunited with Spielberg four years later. She appeared in the opening segment of the director's 1979 World War II comedy "1941."
 
 
 
"Candygram!": On the late-night sketch series "NBC's Saturday Night" (the original title for "Saturday Night Live"), Chevy Chase headlined a recurring "Jaws" spoof. He appeared in costume as a Land Shark that rang doorbells and tried to lure apartment dwellers into opening their doors.
 
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:58 PM

TCM On Demand for October 4, 2016

 
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The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) -- Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Katharine Alexander, Ralph Forbes, Marion Clayton, ian Wolfe, Ferdinand Munier, Una O'Connor, Leo G. Carroll, Vernon Downing, Neville Clark, Matthew Smith, Robert Carleton, Allan Conrad, Peter Hobbes, Flush the Dog (as himself). Based on Rudolf Besier's 1930 stage play about the romance of 19th-century poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, this screen version earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress (Shearer as Elizabeth). Laughton co-stars as the imperious widower Edward Moulton-Barrett, who forbids his nine children -- including the eldest, Elizabeth -- from dating or marrying.
 

 

Memorable quote: "I'm as sane and level-headed as any man alive. Yet, all these months, since first I read your poems, I've been haunted by you. And today, you are the center of my life." -- Robert Browning (March) to Elizabeth during their first face-to-face meeting at her house on Wimpole Street in London.
 

Director Sidney Franklin remade the movie in color in 1957 with Jennifer Jones as Elizabeth Barrett, Bill Travers as Robert Browning and Sir John Gielgud as Edward Moulton-Barrett.
 

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Jones and Gielgud in the 1957 movie version

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:25 AM

TCM On Demand for October 3, 2016

 

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1. Green Mansions (1959) -- Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb, Sessue Hayakawa, Henry Silva, Nehemiah Persoff, Michael Pate, Estelle Hemsley. Actor Mel Ferrer -- Hepburn's husband at the time -- directed this screen version of the 1904 romantic tale by William Henry Hudson. Perkins plays Abel Guevez de Argensola, a Venezuelan who flees his country during a rebellion and seeks refuge in an Amazonian forest. There he meets and becomes enchanted by Rima (Hepburn), a mysterious young woman who lives with an elderly guardian (Cobb).
 
The movie's screenplay was adapted from Hudson's novel by Dorothy Kingsley, who received a 1954 Oscar nomination (along with Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich) for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
 
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Memorable quote: "It's called the Hata flower. It blooms for the space of a moon and then disappears. Yet it never dies. That very moment it blooms again in another place, in another part of the forest. If you look in this place tomorrow and it is gone, you must not be sad because you know it still exists, not very far away." -- Rima to Abel.
 
This was one of Perkins' final films before he took on the role that forever changed his career -- Norman Bates in Sir Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller "Psycho." Afterwards, he became typecast and played many more maladjusted characters. He returned as Bates in three "Psycho" sequels (including a TV movie) between 1983 and 1990.
 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:22 PM

TCM On Demand for October 3, 2016

 

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2. Juliet of the Spirits (1965) -- Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese, Valeska Gert, Lou Gilbert, Silvana Jachino, Milena Vulotic, Elisabetta Gray, Sylva Koscina, Alba Cancellieri. Titled "Giulietta degli Spiriti" in Italian, this first feature-length color film by director Federico Fellini is a daring and dazzling array of phantasmagoria. Masina, the filmmaker's wife and frequent screen muse, plays a neglected housewife named Juliet who suspects that her husband (Pisu) is having an affair. As a result, she begins to have experiences that may be dreams or may be reality.

 

 

Milo, who appeared in Fellini's Oscar-winning "8 1/2" (1963), plays three characters, including Suzy -- Juliet's libidinous next-door neighbor. 

 

The energetic score was composed by Nino Rota, the prolific Italian also remembered for his contributions to "The Godfather" (1972) and "The Godfather Part II" (1976).

 

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:14 PM

TCM On Demand for October 1, 2016
 
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A Bridge Too Far (1977) -- Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Hardy  Krüger, Sir Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullmann, Denholm Elliott, Peter Faber, Christopher Good, Frank Grimes, Jeremy Kemp, Wolfgang Preiss. Like "The Longest Day" -- the story of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- this true World War II drama with an all-star cast is based on a best-selling book by Cornelius Ryan. The subject is Operation Market Garden, a doomed Allied effort in September 1944 to end the war before Christmas. The objective: To take control of several German-held bridges in the Netherlands on the road to Berlin.
 
The film, directed by Sir Richard Attenborough from a screenplay by William Goldman, features seven Oscar recipients: Caine, Connery, Hackman, Hopkins, Olivier, Redford and Schell.
 
 
Memorable scene No. 1: General Bittrich (Schell) of the German SS Panzer Corps witnesses the arrival of Allied paratroopers at Arnhem.
 
 
 

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:39 AM

Continued from the previous section:
 
Memorable scene No. 2: Staff Sgt. Eddie Dohun (Caan) of the 101st Airborne keeps a promise to his wounded captain (Nicholas Campbell) by ensuring -- against the odds -- that he doesn't die during the military operation.
 
 
Memorable scene No. 3: Under heavy fire from the Germans, U.S. Major Julian Cook (Redford) of the 82nd Airborne recites partial Hail Marys during a canvas boat crossing of the Waal River at Nijmegen.
 
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:49 AM

TCM On Demand for September 30, 2016
 
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1. Desire Me (1947) -- Greer Garson, Robert Mitchum, Richard Hart, Morris Ankrum, George Zucco, Cecil Humphreys, David Hoffman. Uncredited: Stanley Andrews, Ian Wolfe. Although no director is credited, four filmmakers -- Jack Conway, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy and Victor Savile -- are said to have worked on this picture. Unfortunately for Garson, it was released at a time when her career had begun to decline. Set in post-World War II France, she plays a woman whose husband (Mitchum) is believed to have perished in a German prisoner-of-war camp. She eventually meets a man (Hart) once imprisoned in the same camp -- and falls in love. 
 
 
 
Expires October 7, 2016. 
 
 
2. Julia Misbehaves (1948) -- Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford, Cesar Romero. Directed by Jack Conway ("Libeled Lady," "Boom Town"), this romantic comedy showcases Garson's talents as a singer and dancer. She plays a down-on-her-luck showgirl who becomes reunited with her patrician ex-husband (Pidgeon) and her estranged daughter (Taylor, who was on the cusp of transitioning from juvenile roles to leading-lady status). Ian Wolfe plays Hobson, a butler with the same name as Sir John Gielgud's Oscar-winning manservant in "Arthur" (1981).
 
 
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

TCM On Demand for September 30, 2016
 
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3. Sunrise at Campobello (1960) -- Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Cronyn, Jean Hagen, Ann Shoemaker, Alan Bunce, Tim Considine, Zina Bethune. Directed by Vincent J. Donehue, this film biography was based on former MGM head Dore Schary's 1958 Tony Award-winning play about Franklin Delano Roosevelt's battle with polio in the prime of his life.
 
 
Garson, who portrays Eleanor Roosevelt, received her seventh and final Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. The film also received Oscar nominations for Best Color Art Direction-Set Decoration (Edward Carrere, George James Hopkins), Best Color Costume Design (Marjorie Best) and Best Sound (George Groves, Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department).
 
Bellamy would play FDR again in the 1983 ABC miniseries "The Winds of War" and its 1988 Emmy-Award winning sequel, "War and Remembrance." Both productions were based on books by Herman Wouk.
 
 
Bethune, cast as the Roosevelts' daughter Anna, died on February 12, 2012 after being struck by two cars along Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles. An animal lover, she apparently had gotten out of her vehicle to check on an injured opossum. Her death occurred five days before she would have turned 67.
 
In 1962, Bethune starred Gail Lucas, a prospective R.N. in the CBS television drama "The Nurses." Beginning with Season 2, the series was renamed "The Doctors and the Nurses" and aired until May 1965.
 
Memorable scene: In the film's final moments, Roosevelt appears at the 1928 Democratic National Convention in Houston to give the nominating speech for presidential hopeful Al Smith. FDR rises from his wheelchair and walks determinedly on crutches to the podium. He is immediately hailed by the conventioneers who begin singing "The Sidewalks of New York." Roosevelt was elected governor of New York later that year and went on to become the 32nd U.S. president. 
 
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4. When Ladies Meet (1941) -- Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Greer Garson, Herbert Marshall, Spring Byington. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard ("The Great Ziegfeld"), this is a remake of a 1933 film that starred Ann Harding, Myrna Loy, Robert Montgomery and Alice Brady. Both films were derived from a 1932 play by Rachel Crothers. In this version, Crawford stars as a writer who falls in love with her very married publisher (Marshall).
 
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Garson and Taylor
 
The movie's screenplay was adapted by S.K. Lauren and Anita Loos ("Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"). The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction (Black-and-White) for Cedric Gibbons, Randall Duell and Edwin B. Willis. Gibbons won the award, but it was for his work on that year's Best Picture winner: "How Green Was My Valley."
 
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

TCM On Demand for September 29, 2016
 
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) -- Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Chris Parnell, Kathryn Hahn, Fred Armisen, Fred Willard, Vince Vaughn, Jerry Minor, Laura Kightlinger, Danny Trejo, Jack Black, Judd Apatow, Paul F. Tompkins, Jay Johnston, Adam McKay, Tim Robbins, Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller, Missi Pyle, Seth Rogen, Bill Kurtis (narrator). Ferrell co-wrote this comedy -- which takes place in the 1970s -- with Adam McKay, who directed it. McKay subsequently teamed with Ferrell for the films "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (2006), "Step Brothers" (2008), "The Other Guys" (2010) and the sequel "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (2013). 
 
McKay won a 2015 Academy Award (shared with Charles Randolph) for the screenplay of "The Big Short," based on the nonfiction book by Michael Lewis. He also was nominated for Best Director.
 
Ferrell and McKay also served as co-producers of this comedy with Judd Apatow.
 
 
The film revolves around Burgundy, the lead anchor for KVWN-TV, which has the No. 1-rated news operation in San Diego. His colleagues on the newcast are sportscaster Champ Kind (Koechner), weatherman Brick Tamland (Carell) and ace reporter Brian Fantana (Rudd).
 
Trouble ensues when news director Ed Harken (Willard) adds the ambitious Veronica Corningstone (Applegate) as Burgundy's co-anchor. It's not an ideal situation for the egotistical Burgundy, who already has a love-hate relationship with Corningstone after trying to hit on her at a party.
 
Memorable scene: The KVWN news team prepares for a throwdown with rivals from another station -- led by anchorman Wes Mantooth (Vaughn).
 
 
Memorable quote: "You stay classy, San Diego!" -- Burgundy's signature sign off, uttered at the end of each newscast he anchors. 
 
 
Expires October 6, 2016. 


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

TCM On Demand for September 28, 2016
 
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Music for Millions (1944) -- Margaret O'Brien, José Iturbi, June Allyson, Jimmy Durante, Marsha Hunt, Hugh Herbert, Harry Davenport, Marie Wilson, Larry Adler, Ben Lessy, Connie Gilchrist, Katharine Balfour, Helen Gilbert, Mary Parker, Madeleine Lebeau, Ethel Griffies, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth. Uncredited: Stanley Andrews, Willie Best, Byron Foulger, Sam McDaniel, Jody Gilbert, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Nestor Paiva, Arthur Space, Lillian Yarbo. Directed by Henry Koster ("The Bishop's Wife"), this musical comedy stars O'Brien as a 6-year-old who goes to New York to live with her pregnant older sister (Allyson). Because of World War II, her sister plays in an all-female orchestra. Iturbi plays himself, as he just about always did in his screen appearances.
 
 
 
The film received a 1945 Academy Award nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Myles Connolly).
 
O'Brien, who observed her 80th birthday on January 15, 2017, was honored with a Juvenile Academy Award as the Outstanding Child Actress of 1944.
 
 
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

TCM On Demand for September 27, 2016
 
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Torch Song (1953) -- Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Harry Morgan, Dorothy Patrick, James Todd, Eugene Loring, Paul Guilfoyle, Benny Rubin, Peter Chong, Maidie Norman, Nancy Gates, Chris Warfield, Rudy Render. Uncredited performer: India Allen (as Crawford's singing voice). This drama with musical numbers was directed by Charles Walters ("Ziegfeld Follies," "Easter Parade," "The Barkleys of Broadway"). The film features Crawford as Jenny Stewart, a veteran Broadway musical star who does not realize that her pianist (Wilding) -- blinded in World War II -- is in love with her.
 
Walters, who also was a well-known choreographer, dances with Crawford to the song "You're All the World to Me." 
 
The fly in the ointment: Crawford and apparently all of her backup dancers perform "Two-Faced Woman" in blackface (actually, it's more like brownface -- and brown legs in Crawford's case).
 
 
"Torchy Song": In a 1977 episode of her long-running CBS variety series, Carol Burnett spoofed the film with second banana Harvey Korman. 
 
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:42 AM

TCM On Demand for September 27, 2016
 
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Torch Song Trilogy (1988) -- Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin, Karen Young, Eddie Castrodad, Ken Page, Charles Pierce, Axel Vera, Benji Schulman, Nick Montgomery, Robert Neary, Kim Clark, Stephanie Penn, Geoffrey Harding, Michael Bond, Michael Warga, Phil Sky, Larry Goldman, Edgar Small, Harriet C. Leider. Film version of Fierstein's hit Broadway stage production, which earned him 1982-83 Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. He reprises the stage role of Arnold Beckoff, an openly gay New Yorker who clashes with his intolerant mother (Bancroft).
 
 
Two decades after his stage successes, Fierstein won a 2002-03 Tony as Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in drag as Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray."
 
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:42 AM

TCM On Demand for September 26, 2016
 
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Inside Daisy Clover (1965) -- Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon, Roddy McDowall, Katharine Bard, Peter Helm, Betty Harford, John Hale, Harold Gould, Ottola Nesmith, Edna Holland. Tale of a Depression-era teen (Wood) who becomes an overnight success as a movie star despite many trials and tribulations. 
 
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This was the first of three films in which Wood and Redford appeared together. The two others: "This Property Is Condemned" (1966) and "The Candidate" (1972, in which Wood appears briefly as herself). Based on the novel by Gavin Lambert -- who adapted it for the movie's screenplay -- the film was produced by Alan J. Pakula and directed by Robert Mulligan, the team that brought "To Kill a Mockingbird" to the screen. 
 
The film received three Academy Award nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Gordon); Best Color Art Direction-Set Decoration (Robert Clatworthy, George James Hopkins); and Best Color Costume Design (Edith Head, Bill Thomas).
 
Plummer, a standout as hard-nosed film producer Raymond Swan, starred in another picture of interest released the same year -- "The Sound of Music." 
 
Memorable scene: After experiencing a series of setbacks -- including a failed marriage to actor Wade Lewis (Redford) and the death of her mother (Gordon) -- Daisy suffers an emotional breakdown while looping a musical performance at a movie studio.
 
 
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:41 AM

TCM On Demand for September 26, 2016
 
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Jailhouse Rock (1957) -- Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor, Jennifer Holden, Dean Jones, Anne Neyland. Uncredited: Percy Helton, George Cisar, Glenn Strange, Mike Stoller (piano player), Scotty Moore (guitar player), Bill Black (bass player), D.J. Fontana (drummer), Lamar Fike. Directed by Richard Thorpe, Presley's third motion picture was this dramatic musical about the transformation of an ex-convict into a rock 'n' roll star. 
 
 
Among the Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller songs written for the film were the title tune, "Treat Me Nice" and "Baby, I Don't Care." 
 
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Tyler, who plays Elvis' love interest, did not live to see the finished film. On July 3, 1957 -- three months before the movie's release -- the 24-year-old actress and her husband were killed in an auto accident in Wyoming. 
 
Moore, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who was a longtime guitarist for Elvis, died on June 28, 2016. He was 84.
 
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 11:30 AM

TCM On Demand for September 26, 2016
 
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) -- Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen, James Bolam, Joe Robinson, Dervis Ward, Topsy Jane, Julia Foster. Uncredited: Edward Fox, James Fox, Frank Finlay, John Thaw. Tony Richardson ("Tom Jones," "A Taste of Honey") directed this British "angry young man" drama set at Ruxton Towers, a reformatory for juvenile deliquents. Courtenay stars as Colin Smith, who is sent to the institution after being arrested for stealing money from a bakery. He soon clashes with the reformatory's governor (Redgrave, whose daughter Vanessa was married to Richardson from 1962 to 1967). But the governor begins to realize that Smith's talent for long-distance running could reap benefits for Ruxton Towers in an upcoming track meet against a public school.

 

 
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TCM On Demand for September 26, 2016
 
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Lydia (1941) -- Merle Oberon, Joseph Cotten, Edna May Oliver, Alan Marshal, Hans Jaray, George Reeves, John Halliday, Sara Allgood, Billy Ray, Frank Conlan. Cotten's second appearance in a feature film came several months after the premiere of "Citizen Kane," his screen debut. This time, he plays Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, a former beau of the celebrated philanthropist Lydia Macmillan (Oberon). Lydia, who never married, has a nostalgic meeting with Fitzpatrick and other old suitors (Reeves and Jaray) to explain her life's choices. Marshal co-stars as the man who loomed as her most important boyfriend. 
 
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Directed by Julien Duvivier ("The Great Waltz," "Pépé le Moko"), the motion picture was based on the filmmaker's 1937 French version titled "Un Carnet de Bal," released in the United States as "Dance Program" and "Dance of Life." The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture (Miklós Rózsa). 
 
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 09:58 AM

TCM On Demand for September 26, 2016
 
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Muscle Beach Party (1964) -- Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi, John Ashley, Don Rickles, Peter Turgeon, Jody McCrea, Candy Johnson, Peter Lupus, Valora Noland, Delores Wells, Donna Loren, Morey Amsterdam, Buddy Hackett, Little Stevie Wonder, Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, Peter Lorre. William Asher directed this second "Beach Party" film from American International Pictures. This time, Frankie and Annette and friends discover their beach turf has been invaded by a group of fitness fanatics, including bodybuilders played by Lupus (the "Mission: Impossible" TV star, billed here as Rock Stevens) and Dan Haggerty, who played frontiersman Grizzly Adams on screen and on television.
 
 
Wonder, whose voice hadn't changed yet, performs the song "Happy Street" at a party scene and during the end credits while the luscious Johnson gyrates go-go style. 
 
Rickles, who also appeared in "Bikini Beach" (1964) and "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965), died on April 6, 2017 at the age of 90.
 
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 09:57 AM

TCM On Demand for September 26, 2016
 
The following feature is now available on TCM On Demand for a limited time:
 
Stormy Weather (1943) -- Lena Horne, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Band, Katherine Dunham and Her Troupe, Fats Waller, The Nicholas Brothers, Ada Brown, Dooley Wilson. Uncredited: Coleman Hawkins, Bennie Carter, Jo Jones, Matthew "Stymie" Beard, Vivian Dandridge, Johnny Lee, Nick Stewart. The title song from this musical film provided Horne with a signature tune. Along with "Cabin in the Sky, which also starred Horne and was released the same year, this is a significant picture showcasing the talents of numerous African-American entertainers.
 
 
Memorable moment:  The acrobatic Nicholas Brothers -- Fayard and Harold -- follow a performance of "Jumpin' Jive" by Calloway and his band with a dazzling dance routine. Fred Astaire reportedly praised it as the best he had ever seen onscreen.
 
 
This film marked the final screen appearance of Robison, who died six years after its release. It also was the final film for Waller, who died after a bout with pneumonia on December 15, 1943 -- five months after the movie's opening.
 
Expires October 3, 2016.
 


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 09:57 AM

TCM On Demand for September 25, 2016
 
The following feature is now available on TCM On Demand for a limited time:
 
Caged (1950) -- Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson, Betty Garde, Jan Sterling, Lee Patrick, Olive Deering, Jane Darwell, Gertrude Michael, Sheila MacRae (billed as Sheila Stevens). Uncredited: Don Beddoe, Edith Evanson, Nita Talbot, Amzie Strickland, Ann Tyrrell. For her performance in this prison drama, Parker received the first of her three Academy Award nominations as Best Actress. She stars as Marie Allen, an innocent teen who undergoes some harrowing experiences after she is sentenced to a women's prison on a felony charge.
 
The film also received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Emerson, as a sadistic and corrupt prison matron) and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Virginia Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld)
 
 
Parker also received Best Actress nominations for her work in "Detective Story" (1951) and "Interrupted Melody" (1955).
 
 
Expires October 2, 2016.
 





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