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HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM


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#1 EricJ

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Posted Yesterday, 10:48 PM

Be aware that Groovie Movie is a Pete Smith short.

 

Aww, it's not Commander USA, then?   :huh:


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Posted Yesterday, 06:36 PM

Be aware that Groovie Movie is a Pete Smith short.
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Posted Yesterday, 04:20 PM

Thursday, August 24th/25th; three shorts, two movies.  All times E.S.T.:

 

2:19 p.m. "Groovie Movie" (1944)--How to Jitterbug.

 

9:40 p.m. "The Red Shadow" (1932)--Info from imdb; Shortened version of "The Desert Song" featuring four songs: "The Desert Song", "The Riff Song", "One Alone", and "One Flower".

 

10:00 p.m. "The Hard Way" (1943)--Good film with Morgan, Ida Lupino, and Joan Leslie.

 

Midnight.  "My Wild Irish Rose" (1947)--A musical I haven't seen.

 

3:38 a.m. "Eyes of the Navy" (1940)--How Navy aviators were trained before WW II.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:03 PM

Thursday, August 24

 

Dennis Morgan day.

 

8 p.m.  The Desert Song (1944).  Arabs and Nazis.  Sounds like a winner.  Nazis get everywhere it seems.

 

Canadians get TO THE VICTOR (1948) in place of THE DESERT SONG. TO THE VICTOR is a real rarity on TCM in the States -- it hasn't aired there since January 2003.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 AM

Thursday, August 24

 

Dennis Morgan day.

 

8 p.m.  The Desert Song (1944).  Arabs and Nazis.  Sounds like a winner.  Nazis get everywhere it seems.

 

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:20 PM

Tuesday, August 22

 

Glenn Ford day.  Save one of these for June 1st, Canada day next year!  And throw in a Mounty movie if you really have to.

 

8 p.m.  Experiment In Terror (1962).  Lee Remick is good in this one.

I hope people got to watch or record this one. I'm not much of a Blake Edwards fan, but Experiment in Terror and Days of Wine and Roses, also released in 1962, are very good indeed. Perhaps Lee Remick was his true muse.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

Unlike Barbara Stanwyck, Greer's output in the 1950s was not so great.
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:06 PM

Wed..  August 23rd/24th; all times E.S.T.:

 

9:30 a.m. "The Law and the Lady" (1951)--Greer Garson in a remake of "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" (1937).

 

2:30 a.m. "Strange Lady in Town" (1955)--I can't picture Garson in a Western, but am giving this one a watch anyway.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:00 PM

Wednesday, August 23

 

Greer Garson day

 

8 p.m.  Madame Curie (1943).  Walter Pidgeon is excellent in this one.  He was my choice for Best Actor of 1943.

 

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:24 PM

Tuesday, August 22nd; Glenn Ford day.  All times E.S.T.:

 

9:00 a.m. "Human Desire" (1954)--Director Fritz Lang's reteaming of Ford and Gloria Grahame after "The Big Heat" (1953).

 

10:15 p.m. "The Violent Men" (1955)--Western I haven't seen has powerhouse cast (Barbara Stanwyck. Ford, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith) directed by Rudolph Mate.

 



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:29 AM

It's on YouTube. The print is rather awful, though.

 

I see. Must be something off an old VCR tape..........



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:26 AM

From what I've read no copies of Holiday exist except the one in the Smithsonian. Too bad. Dunno why they let the other prints go lost or be destroyed! :(

 

It's on YouTube. The print is rather awful, though.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:50 AM

Tuesday, August 22

 

Glenn Ford day.  Save one of these for June 1st, Canada day next year!  And throw in a Mounty movie if you really have to.

 

8 p.m.  Experiment In Terror (1962).  Lee Remick is good in this one.

 

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:06 AM

I'm surprised they're not showing Holiday (1930), for which she garnered her sole Oscar nomination. It's the lesser-known earlier version of the 1938 film with Kate Hepburn and Cary Grant, which will be shown tomorrow night at 8:00 PM EST as part of Cary Grant day.

 

The 1930 version isn't bad, although technically primitive, and the rest of the cast, including Mary Astor, Edward Everett Horton, Hedda Hopper, and William (Not that one) Holden, is pretty good, too.

 

From what I've read no copies of Holiday exist except the one in the Smithsonian. Too bad. Dunno why they let the other prints go lost or be destroyed! :(



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:05 AM

The 1930 version of Holiday belongs to Warner Brothers since it was a RKO/Pathe film. The print that exists is rather shaggy, and WB probably hasn't gotten around to restoring it yet.

 

 

I've read only the Smithsonian has a copy of it. That is one I'd really like to see. (Harding got an Oscar nomination for it).



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:03 AM

i tried with this one, but the sound was too bad and the print not so great.

 

 

I checked it (was recording it) this morning. And wasnt in the greatest shape. Very early talkie. Might be interesting.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

THE ONLY THING that would make PEOPLE WILL TALK (1952) even moderately watchable for me would be if UNA O'CONNOR had a role as a dithering nurse/assistant/housekeeper who- at every mention of the name 'DR PRETORIOUS' begins mumbling in her 'eavy accent "PRETORIOUS? Pretorious?  Why- I never 'eard such a name....Whah whah was the name agin?"

 

[those of you who have seen it will know what i mean]


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

Monday, August 21

 

Ann Harding day.

 

6 a.m.  Her Private Affair (1929).  Again I’ll go with the starter.

 

 

i tried with this one, but the sound was too bad and the print not so great.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:15 AM

Double Harness was one of six movies along with "Rafter Romance", "Living on Love", "One Man's Journey", "A Man To Remember", and "Stingaree"  whose rights were given to Merian C. Cooper from the RKO library in 1946 as a form of payment. They probably did have to be restored, but the main problem was the negotiating with the estate of Cooper to retrieve the rights from the heirs. That was done by March 2007 when all six became the property of Warner Brothers and were shown on TCM for the first time.

 

thank you,

 

RAFTER ROMANCE is really cute by the way. That's kind of a funny bargain they struck with Cooper, seeing as how there is a good chance neither RAFTER ROMANCEnor DOUBLE HARNESS could've even been shown in theaters at the time. I don't think the HAYES OFFICE would've signed off on either one for a certificate and neither could be sanitized by editing.

 

(of course, by today's standards, they're tame-ish)



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:39 PM

Likewise: Oh yes it is.

 

Duck Season

Rabbit Season

Duck Season....

 

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