Sunday, May 17
The day kick’s off with Grand Hotel (1932) at 6 a.m.
There has been a lot of discussion about ‘duelling’ Barrymores of late so this might be of interest to some as it has two very good performances by John and Lionel.
I like Joan and Greta in this one too.
The Blue Angel (1930) is on at 10:15. p.m. This von Sternberg has two iconic performances in it: one by Marlene Dietrich and the other by Emil Jannings. But which version will TCM be showing?
And as Mr Roberts so adeptly pointed out there is a mini-fest of Oliver & Hardy shorts starting in the a.m. But, unfortunately for Canadian viewers and due to budgetary cutbacks, TCM could not afford the 25 cents for these Great White North rights so instead they are showing Buster Keaton's Spite Marriage.
And I’m sorry I am going to miss Here’s Your Life (1966) by Jan Troell which stars Eddie Axberg. Some may recall that Axberg starred along with Liv Ullman and Max von Sydow in Troell’s later, The Emigrants and The New Land.
Axberg is the only person that I know of to be credited both as a major star in a feature while also doing the sound editing!