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#21 jakeem

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 09:56 AM

TCM On Demand for September 25, 2016
 
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A Face in the Crowd (1963) -- Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Percy Waram, Paul McGrath, Rod Brasfield, Marshall Neilan, Alexander Kirkland, Charles Irving, Howard Smith, Kay Medford, Big Jeff Bess, Henry Sharp. Appearing as themselves: Burl Ives, Mike Wallace, Earl Wilson, Walter Winchell, Faye Emerson, Betty Furness, Virginia Graham, Sam Levenson, John Cameron Swayze. Uncredited: Rip Torn, Diana Sands, Charles Nelson Reilly, Lois Nettleton, R.G. Armstrong, Bennett Cerf, Logan Ramsey. Director Elia Kazan's portrait of a monstrous media creation should have made a motion picture star of Griffith. As it turned out, the North Carolina product became one of television's most-loved performers.
 
In his screen debut, Griffith took on the role of Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, an Arkansas drifter whose personable image lands him a national television program. As it rises to the top of the national ratings, Rhodes becomes a power-mad, egomaniac who eventually turns his attention to politics. Neal co-stars as Marcia Jeffries, Rhodes' right-hand woman.
 
 
The film was written by Budd Schulberg, who won a 1954 Oscar for the screenplay of Kazan's Best Picture winner "On the Waterfront." It was based on Schulberg's 1953 short story "Your Arkansas Traveler." The tale was included in "Some Faces in the Crowd," the author's collection of short stories.
 
 
Remick made her screen debut as Betty Lou Fleckum, the sexy majorette who catches Rhodes' attention. To look authentic in the role, she lived with a family in Arkansas and practiced baton twirling.
 
The actress followed this film with noteworthy performances in "The Long Hot Summer" (1958), "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), Kazan's "Wild River" (1960) and "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962), for which she earned her only Academy Award nomination as Best Actress.
 
Remick died of cancer on July 2, 1991 at the age of 55. 
 
Griffith followed his peformance in this film with starring roles in two 1958 service comedies: "No Time for Sergeants" and "Onionhead." 
 
On February 15, 1960, Griffith guest starred in an episode of the CBS comedy series "The Danny Thomas Show." He appeared as Andy Taylor, the folksy sheriff of a small Southern town. As a result of the episode's popularity, Griffith reprised the character in his own CBS sitcom. "The Andy Griffith Show," set in the fictional North Carolina town of Mayberry, ran from 1960 to 1968 and was ranked in the Top 7 in the Nielsen survey every year. In its final season, it was the No. 1-ranked show on television. 
 
He starred in another popular series in the 1980s. In "Matlock," he played a savvy defense attorney based in Atlanta. The series aired on NBC from 1986 to 1992, and then moved to ABC, where it ran from 1992 to 1995.
 
Griffith, who was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1991, died of a heart attack on July 3, 2012. He was 86. 
 
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 09:56 AM

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Fail-Safe (1964) -- Henry Fonda, Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Fritz Weaver, Larry Hagman, William Hansen, Russell Hardie, Russell Collins, Sorrell Booke, Nancy Berg, John Connell, Frank Simpson, Hildy Parks, Dom DeLuise, Dana Elcar, Stewart Germain, Louise Larabee, Frieda Altman. One of three great 1960s Washington D.C.-based dramas starring Fonda. The others: "Advise and Consent" (1962) and "Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man' " (1964). In the first film, he played a presidential nominee. In the second, a presidential hopeful. This time, Fonda is the president, who must wrestle with a grave nuclear crisis.
 
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Fonda as the President of the United States
 
Directed by Sidney Lumet, this film was overshadowed by Stanley Kubrick's similarly themed "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."
 
Kubrick's satire was released on January 29, 1964, about eight months before Lumet's film, and with much better box-office results. Kubrick's film also was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Lumet's film received no Oscar nominations.
 
 
Before he co-starred in the NBC sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" and became a television icon as J.R. Ewing in "Dallas," Hagman made his second-ever screen appearance as the president's Russian-language interpreter. It also was DeLuise's second movie, although he wouldn't appear in many more dramas during his career. 
 
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 09:53 AM

TCM On Demand for September 25, 2016
 
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Gentleman Jim (1942) -- Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, Sr., John Loder, William Frawley, Minor Watson, Ward Bond, Madeleine Lebeau, Rhys Williams, Arthur Shields, Dorothy Vaughan. Uncredited actors: Clara Blandick, William Hopper, Mike Mazurki. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the film features Flynn as the great prizefighter James J. Corbett (1899-1933), who reigned as heavyweight champion of the world from 1892-1897 and 1900-1903.

 

 

The film re-creates the title bout in which Corbett won the championship for the first time, defeating John L. Sullivan in 21 rounds. Sullivan is portrayed by Bond, who gives a touching performance near the end of the movie when he congratulates his victorious opponent.

 

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 08:22 AM

TCM On Demand for September 25, 2016
 
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Night Train to Terror (1985) -- John Phillip Law, Cameron Mitchell, Marc Lawrence, Richard Moll, Meredith Haze, Ferdy Mayne, Tony Giorgio, J. Martin Sellers, Earl Washington. The Academy Award-winning writer Philip Yordan ("Broken Lance") was credited for the screenplay of this horror anthology directed by five different filmmakers. The tale begins on the title train with a discussion between God (Mayne) and Satan (Giorgio) about the fates of three mortals.

 

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Mayne and Giorgio

 

Turner Classic Movies aired this movie as part of its TCM Underground series in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 25, 2016.

 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:02 PM

TCM On Demand for September 25, 2016
 
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Patterns (1956) -- Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Sr., Beatrice Straight, Elizabeth Wilson, Joanna Roos, Valerie Cossart, Eleni Klamos, Ronnie Welsh, Shirley Standlee, Andrew Duggan, Jack Livesey, John Seymour, James Kelly, John Shelly, Victor Harrison, Sally Gracie, Sally Chamberlin, Edward Binns. Uncredited: Lauren Bacall. Rod Serling's first television drama -- which earned him the first of six Emmy Awards -- was turned into a feature film a year later. Set at a major Manhattan corporation, the drama stars Heflin as a new executive who's been tabbed for stardom by the firm's devious chairman (Sloane).

 
 
 
The television version of "Patterns" aired live on January 12, 1955 on NBC's Kraft Television Theatre. The program also was directed by Cook and featured Sloane and Begley in the same roles. Heflin's character was played by Richard Kiley. Elizabeth Montgomery appeared as a secretary. A second live version of the teleplay aired in February 1955.
 
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:01 PM

TCM On Demand for September 25, 2016
 
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) -- Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter, Alan Reed, Jeff York. Uncredited: Morris Ankrum, Byron Foulger. This classic film noir effort was based on the novel by James M. Cain. Directed by Tay Garnett ("One Way Passage," "Bataan"), the film follows the heated romance of a drifter and a married woman (played by Garfield and Turner, respectively). They soon begin collaborating on a plan to get rid of her older husband (Kellaway).

 
 
The film was remade in 1981 by director Bob Rafelson, with Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange starring as the lead characters.
 
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:00 PM

TCM On Demand for September 25, 2016
 
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With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) -- Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey, George Carlin, Alice Ghostley, John Findlater, Elaine Devry, Herbert Voland, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, Milton Frome, Allan Melvin, Richard Steele, Jimmy Bracken, Mickey Deems, Jackie Joseph, Vic Tayback, The Grass Roots. Uncredited: Peter Leeds, Ken Osmond, Maudie Prickett. After two decades as a major movie star, Day made her final appearance in a feature film in this family oriented comedy. After its release, she made the transition to television and starred in "The Doris Day Show," a CBS sitcom that ran from September 1968 to March 1973. Directed by erstwhile actor Howard Morris (he played Ernest T. Bass on "The Andy Griffith Show"), the comedy stars Day as a widowed mother of three sons who marries a widower (Keith) with a teen daughter. 
 

 

The film was one of a couple of projects about instantly combined families, following "Yours Mine and Ours" by four months and predating TV's "The Brady Bunch" by a year. Although it was Day's screen finale, it marked the film debuts of Hershey and Carlin.

 

Farr and Christopher later co-starred in the long-running CBS television comedy "M*A*S*H" from 1972 to 1983, playing Corporal Klinger and Father Mulcahy, respectively.

 

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 05:36 PM

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016
 
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Alfred Hitchcock's 'Dial M for Murder' (1953) -- Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, George Leigh, George Alderson, Robin Hughes. Uncredited: Martin Milner, Guy Doleman. Filmed in 3-D, this thriller from Sir Alfred was based on a stage drama by Frederick Knott ("Wait Until Darkl"). It was the first of three film collaborations between Hitchcock and Kelly in which she played one of his cool blondes. The others: "Rear Window" (1954) and "To Catch a Thief" (1955).
 
 
Hitch's traditional cameo: About 13 minutes into the film, Tony Wendice (Milland) hands a class reunion photo to an old college mate named C.A. Swann (Dawson). Be sure to look carefully at the left side of the picture.
 
Movie crossover reference: This is one of two noteworthy pictures in which Dawson plays an unfortunate would-be killer. In the first James Bond film --"Dr. No" (1962) -- he appears as Professor Dent, who tries to liquidate 007 (Sir Sean Connery) in Jamaica.
 
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 11:37 AM

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016
 
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Another Woman (1988) -- Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Sir Ian Holm, Blythe Danner, Gene Hackman, Betty Buckley, Martha Plimpton, John Houseman, Sandy Dennis, David Ogden Stiers, Philip Bosco, Harris Yulin, Frances Conroy, Fred Melamed, Kenneth Welsh, Bruce Jay Friedman, Dana Ivey. Woody Allen wrote and directed (but does not appear in) this drama about a college professor (Rowlands) who experiences a mid-life crisis after she turns 50.
 
 
Rowlands, known for her praiseworthy appearances in independent films by her husband John Cassavetes (1929-1989), was presented an honorary Academy Award on November 14, 2015. She was cited as "an original talent whose devotion to her craft has earned her worldwide recognition as an independent film icon."
 
Houseman, who won a 1973 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as Professor Kingsfield in "The Paper Chase," died on October 31, 1988 -- a little more than two weeks after this film was released. He was 86. His death occurred 50 years and one day after Orson Welles' legendary "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast on October 30, 1938. Houseman produced the CBS Radio production, which frightened American listeners all over the country.
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 11:20 AM

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016
 
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Bite the Bullet (1975-- Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent, Robert Donner, Jean Willes, Mario Arteaga, Dabney Coleman, John McLiam, Robert Hoy, Jerry Gatlin, Sally Kirkland, Walter Scott, Bill Burton, Buddy Van Horn, Joe Brooks, Lucia Canales, Darwin Lamb. Uncredited: Paul Stewart. Richard Brooks ("The Professionals," "The Last Hunt") wrote and directed this Western tale, based on a real-life 1908 endurance horse race from  Evanson, Wyoming to Denver, Colorado. Sponsored by The Denver Post -- with a first prize offering of $2,500 -- the race covered an overland total of 500 miles.
 
 
The film received two Academy Award nominations: Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (Alex North) and Best Sound (Arthur Piantadosi, Les Fresholtz, Richard Tyler and Al Overton, Jr.) 
 
This was the 13th of 15 competitive Oscar nominations that North (1911-1991) received during his distinguished career. Although he never won, on March 24, 1986, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented him an honorary award "[in] recognition of his brilliant artistry in the creation of memorable music for a host of distinguished motion pictures."
 
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 09:47 AM

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Eureka (1983) -- Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Jane Lapotaire, Mickey Rourke, Ed Lauter, Joe Pesci, Helena Kallianiotes, Cavan Kendall, Corin Redgrave, Joe Spinell, Frank Pesce, Michael Scott Addis, Norman Beaton, Emrys James, James Faulkner, Ann Thornton, Emma Relph, John Vine, Tim Van Rellim, Ellis Dale, Timothy Scott. Nicolas Roeg ("Don't Look Back," "The Man Who Fell to Earth") directed this drama about a Yukon prospector (Hackman) who strikes gold and retires to a lavish lifestyle on a Caribbean island. But his success is threatened by the arrival of other people, including his daughter (Russell) and her husband (Hauer) -- plus a group of mobsters.
 
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Hackman and Russell
 
Russell was married to Roeg at the time this film was made. Their other screen collaborations: "Bad Timing" (1980), "Insignificance" (1985), "Aria" (1987), "Track 29" (1988) and "Cold Heaven" (1991).
 
 
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:27 AM

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016
 
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Green Fire (1956) -- Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly, Paul Douglas, John Ericson, Murvyn Vye, José Torvay, Robert Tafur, Joe Dominguez, Nacho Galindo, Charlita, Natividad Vacio, Rico Alaniz, Paul Marion, Bobby Dominguez. Uncredited: Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr. Directed by Andrew Marton (who previously worked with Granger on "King Solomon's Mines" and "The Wild North"), this adventure film was based on the 1942 novel by Peter W. Rainier. Granger stars as Rian X. Mitchell, an American mining engineer who causes a stir in a Colombia when he discovers an emerald mine once Spanish conquistadors. Among his allies is Catherine Knowland (Kelly), who runs a local coffee plantation with her brother (Ericson). A potential obstacle: A local bandit named El Moro (Vye), who claims that the emerald mine belongs to him.
 
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Vye, Granger and Kelly
 
The movie's screenplay was adapted from Rainier's novel by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, who later hit paydirt as the creators of the hit 1970s ABC television series "Charlie's Angels."
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:27 AM

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016
 
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High Society (1956) -- Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Margalo Gillmore, Lydia Reed, Gordon Richards, Richard Garrick, Louis Armstrong and His Band. This musical-comedy remake of "The Philadelphia Story" turned out to be Kelly's swan song -- not "The Swan," which was released three months earlier. The film marked a reunion for Crosby and Kelly, who co-starred in the 1954 drama "The Country Girl," for which Kelly won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
 
 
The production features several Cole Porter songs, including "True Love," "You're Sensational," "Well, Did You Evah!" "Little One," "Now You Has Jazz" and "Mind if I Make Love to You?"
 
Directed by Charles Walters ("Easter Parade," "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"), the film received two Academy Award nominations: Best Original Song ("True Love" by Porter) and Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin).
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:26 AM

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016

 

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I Never Sang for My Father (1970) -- Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons, Elizabeth Hubbard, Lovelady Powell, Daniel Keyes, Conrad Bain, Jon Richards, Nikki Counselman, Carol Peterson, Sloane Shelton, James Karen, Gene Williams. Douglas and Hackman received Academy Award nominations for their performances in this drama, based on the stage play by Robert Anderson. Douglas received the only Best Actor nomination of his distinguished career (he won twice for supporting roles in "Hud" and "Being There"). Hackman earned a Best Supporting Actor nod.

 

 

Produced and directed by Gilbert Cates ("Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"), the film stars Hackman as a widower who tries to cope with the oncoming senility of his proud, headstrong father (Douglas). The film marked a reunion for Hackman and Parsons, who played husband-and-wife Buck and Blanche Barrow in "Bonnie and Clyde" (for which Parsons earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar). This time, they play siblings.

 

Memorable quote: "Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship, which struggles on in the survivor's mind towards some resolution, which it may never find." -- Hackman's character, Gene Garrison, whose words are used at the beginning and the end of the movie.
 

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:26 AM

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016

 

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Mogambo (1953) -- Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton, Eric Pohlman, Laurence Naismith, Denis O'Dea. Directed by John Ford, this is a Technicolor remake of the 1932 Gable-Jean Harlow-Mary Astor film "Red Dust," which was set in French Indochina. This time, the setting is an outpost in Kenya, where Gardner's showgirl "Honey Bear" (a role intended for Gene Tierney) becomes part of a romantic triangle with the Gable and Kelly characters.

 

 

The movie, which earned Oscar nominations for Gardner (Best Actress) and Kelly (Best Supporting Actress), was filmed in several locations in Africa.

 

Seventeen months after the film's release, Kelly won the 1954 Best Actress Oscar for "The Country Girl."

 

This is one of approximately two dozen films that feature three or more of the people on the American Film Institute's 1999 list of the top 50 greatest stars in movie history. Gable was No. 7 on the list of male legends. Kelly was ranked No. 13 on the list of female legends, while Gardner was No. 25. 

 

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:26 AM

 

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016

 

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The Swan (1956) -- Grace Kelly, Sir Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead, Jessie Royce Landis, Brian Aherne, Leo G. Carroll, Estelle Winwood, Van Dyke Parks, Christopher Cook, Robert Coote, Doris Lloyd, Edith Barrett. This was Kelly's penultimate motion picture before she gave up acting forever to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco in April 1956. The film was released in the United States the week after her marriage. Interestingly, she plays a princess, and Guinness co-stars as Prince Albert, which coincidentally was the name later chosen by Grace and Ranier for their only son -- who now rules the European principality.
 
 
Directed by Charles Vidor ("Cover Girl," "Gilda"), this was the third film derived from a play by the Hungarian-born writer Ferenc Molnár. The first, a silent release in 1925, starred Frances Howard, Adolphe Menjou and Ricardo Cortez. The second, a 1930 sound version titled "One Romantic Night," was headlined by Lillian Gish, Rod La Rocque and Conrad Nagel. 
 
Set in the year 1910, Vidor's Technicolor version stars Kelly as a European royal, Princess Alexandra, who finds herself attracted to her younger brothers' tutor, Dr. Nicholas Agi (Jordan). He also serves as her fencing instructor. Meanwhile, her mother Princess Beatrix (Landis) presses her to make an impression on the visiting crown prince (Guinness), who can improve the family's fortunes through a marriage with Alexandra.
 
This movie was a reunion for Kelly and Landis, who also played a daughter-and-mother team in Sir Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief" (1955). That film featured a memorable scene in which Landis' character crudely put out a lighted cigarette in an egg yolk.
 
Kelly's final film was "High Society" -- the musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) -- which co-starred Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. It was released in July 1956. 
 
By the way, Kelly's daughter, Princess Caroline of Monaco, has a 17-year-old girl named Princess Alexandra of Hanover.
 
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Posted 26 September 2016 - 08:25 AM

TCM On Demand for September 24, 2016

 

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Zandy's Bride (1974-- Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell, Harry Dean Stanton, Joe Santos, Frank Cady, Sam Bottoms, Bob Simpson, Vivian Gordon, Fabian Gregory Cordova. Uncredited: James Gammon, Alf Kjellin, Titos Vandis, Richard Hackman, Richard Yniguez, Janos Prohaska. Western drama from Sweden's Jan Troell, whose 1972 drama "The Emigrants" received five Oscar nominations -- including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (Ullmann). Set in the late 19th century, the film focuses on cattle rancher Zandy Allan (Hackman) and his tempestuous relationship with a mail-order bride (Ullmann) from Minnesota.
 
 
The movie's screenplay was adapted by Marc Norman from "The Stranger in Big Sur," a 1942 novel by Lillian Bos Ross. Norman later won an Academy Award (shared with playwright Tom Stoppard) for the 1998 original screenplay, "Shakespeare in Love."
 
This was Heckart's first film after she won a 1972 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in "Butterflies Are Free."
 
Although Troell served as director of photography for many of his films, he used cinematographers Jordan Cronenweth ("Blade Runner") and Frank M. Holgate for this one.
 

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 05:04 AM

TCM On Demand for September 23, 2015
 
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Five Came Back (1939) -- Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie, John Carradine, Allen Jenkins, Joseph Calleia, Sir C. Aubrey Smith, Kent Taylor, Patric Knowles, Elisabeth Risdon, Casey Johnson, Dick Hogan. Directed by John Farrow, this early air-disaster film follows the misfortunes of the crew and passengers of The Silver Queen -- a Panama-bound airliner out of Los Angeles. The flight crew consists of a pilot (Morris), co-pilot (Taylor) and a steward (Hogan). Among the nine passengers: an eloping couple of national interest (Knowles, Barrie); an elderly professor and his wife (Smith, Risdon); an extradited prisoner and his guard (Calleia, Carradine); a gangster's son and his chaperone (Johnson, Jenkins); and a woman with a shady past (Ball).
 
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Morris, Ball, Johnson and Taylor
 
When a fierce storm causes the plane to crash land in a jungle setting, the survivors are forced to deal with the threat of nearby headhunters -- and the grim realization that some of them will be left behind once repairs are made.
 
Farrow produced and directed the 1956 remake of this film titled "Back from Eternity." That version starred Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk and Gene Barry.
 
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 04:36 AM

TCM On Demand for September 23, 2016

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Five Graves to Cairo (1943) -- Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim, Peter van Eyck, Fortunio Bonanova. Uncredited: Miles Mander. Billy Wilder's suspenseful World War II drama earned three Academy Award nominations: Best Black-and-White Cinematography (John F. Seitz), Best Black-and-White Art Direction-Interior Decoration, (Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegté and Bertram C. Granger) and Best Film Editing (Doane Harrison).
 
Based on a play by Lajos Bíró of what was once Austria-Hungary, the film stars Tone as the only survivor of a British tank crew after a 1942 skirmish with German forces in Egypt. As he tries to recover at a hotel in a small town, he discovers that Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (Von Stroheim) is en route to turn the place into his headquarters.
 
 
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 04:35 AM

TCM On Demand for September 23, 2016
 
The following feature is now available on TCM On Demand for a limited time: 
 
A Foreign Affair (1948) -- Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell, Peter von Zerneck, Stanley Prager, William Murphy, Raymond Bond, Boyd Davis, Robert Malcolm, Charles Meredith, Michael Raffetto, Damian O'Flynn, Frank Fenton, James Lorimer (billed as James Larmore), Harland Tucker, William Neff, George Carleton, Fred Steele. Uncredited: Harry Lauter. Billy Wilder returned to his native Germany to film this postwar tale about a congressional investigation in occupied Berlin. Arthur stars as a straight-arrow congresswoman from Iowa who tries to determine whether a nightclub singer (Dietrich) was a Nazi collaborator. Lund plays the Army officer caught between both women.
 
The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Writing, Screenplay (Wilder, Charles Brackett and Richard L. Breen) and Best Black-and-White Cinematography (Charles Lang).
 
 
This was Arthur's next-to-last film. She returned for a final role in George Stevens' classic Western "Shane."
 
This was the first of two films that Wilder did with Dietrich, who was born in Berlin. They teamed up again for "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957).
 
Although Wilder had known Dietrich for years, she later drove him to distraction by refusing to talk to him on the telephone. The Oscar-winning filmmaker talked about it in Volker Schlöndorff's 2006 documentary "Billy Wilder Speaks" -- released four years after Wilder's death at the age of 95.
 
"I try to call her up whenever I am in Paris," Wilder said. "But I think she disguises her voice [as] a Czech cook or a French maid. And she says (imitating a French accent): 'I will give Miss Dietrich the mes-sage.' "
 
Expires September 30, 2016.
 





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