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HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM


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#21 LornaHansonForbes

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 05:58 AM

Upon further review, Lloyd looks like something out of The Wizard of Oz:

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Kind of reminds me of that big "heroin chic" trend in fashion a few years back.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

Upon further review,  Lloyd looks like something out of The Wizard of Oz:

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:40 PM

Sunday, April 23rd/24th--All times E.S.T.

 

 

 

12:00 a.m. OR 1:00 a.m. "Dr. Jack (1922)--Harold Lloyd spoof of Lon Chaney movies sounds very good (I got the information off imdb--TCM has nothing on the films' webpage).

I haven't seen the film, but don't expect a spoof of Lon Chaney movies based upon IMDb. One of those reviews notes that Lloyd's disguise looks like Chaney in London After Midnight ... but that film was released several years after Dr. Jack. Of course, maybe Chaney ripped off Lloyd.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:10 PM

Sunday, April 23rd/24th--All times E.S.T.

 

10:00 p.m.  "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957)--Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis are at their best in this cynical view of the newspaper world.

 

12:00 a.m. OR 1:00 a.m. "Dr. Jack (1922)--Harold Lloyd spoof of Lon Chaney movies sounds very good (I got the information off imdb--TCM has nothing on the films' webpage).  "Grandma's Boy" and "Dr. Jack" are both listed as starting at midnight--that's the reason for the two possible times listed.

 


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:36 AM

Saturday, April 22

5:40 a.m. Frontier Days (1945). Oh-oh. Dorothy Malone is terrorized by a gang of "Native Americans" in this short.


"Strangely painted Paleface woman, you are now known as "She of the half-mile eyebrows" and you will be one of us. "
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 05:39 AM

Sunday, April 23/24

 

4:15 a.m.  Love Is Colder Than Death (1969).  I haven’t seen this Rainer Werner Fassbender film.

 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:37 PM

Sat., April 22nd/23rd--All times E.S.T.

 

2:15 a.m. "Dolemite" (1975)--Blaxploitation/Kung Fu movie.

 

4:00 a.m. "Cleopatra Jones" (1973)--Tamara Dobson and Shelley Winters.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:34 AM

Saturday, April 22

 

8 p.m.  The Enemy Below (1957).  Good cat and mouse U-boat film with Robert Mitchum and Curd Jurgens.

 

5:40 a.m.  Frontier Days (1945).  Oh-oh.  Dorothy Malone is terrorized by a gang of "Native Americans" in this short.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:28 AM

Friday April 21st/22nd.  All times E.S.T.  Insomniac double feature starring Joan Crawford:

 

2:15 a.m. "Autumn Leaves" (1956)--Soapy thriller with Crawford finding Love & Danger--good title tune by Duke Ellington.  Directed by Robert Aldrich.

 

4:15 a.m. "Queen Bee" (1955)--Crawford attempts to destroy the lives of all in her hive--sorry, Mansion--her climactic revelation of why she behaves this way is a hoot. A fun watch.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:37 AM

Friday, April 21

 

Strike up the band, here comes Torchy!

 

2:30 p.m.  Torchy Runs For Mayor (1939).   Just too bad she didn’t run for president in 2016.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:28 AM

Thursday, April 20th--All short films added to the schedule overnight: all times E.S.T.

 

3:46 p.m. "Roseland" (1930)--Ruth Etting short film.

 

7:50 p.m. "Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra" (1938).



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:51 AM

Thursday, April 20

 

4 p.m.  The Big House (1930).  Pretty good prison flick for its day.  With Wallace Beery and Chester Morris.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:37 AM

Wed., April 19th; Times are E.S.T.

 

11:02 p.m. "The Ship That Died" (1938)--Jacques Tourneur short about the "Mary Celeste" mystery.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:30 PM

Wednesday, April 19th, 9 a.m. ET:

The Indestructible Man (1956)

 

Lon Chaney Jr. as a dead, then resurrected convict who can't be killed (except by the script). Casey Adams as Lt. Dick Chasen. Horror/noir is actually somewhat entertaining.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:05 PM

Wednesday, April 19

 

5 p.m.  The Cosmic Monster (1958).  Cash challenged Brits tackle the giant bug genre.

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:27 AM

Gentleman Jim at 8pm (EST) today.

 

This joyous, raucous, good natured "biography" of James J. Corbett, the boxing dandy who would fight the legendary John L. Sullivan for the heavyweight championship is one of my favourite films. Director Raoul Walsh is in peak form, with his combination of high spirits and humour, while Errol Flynn never delivered a better performance.

 

In the supporting cast, Ward Bond, as the bellicose Sullivan, and Alan Hale, as Corbett's father, provide great characterizations. The sentimental scene in which Corbett and Sullivan congratulate one another after their fight has no basis in history but is sweet and well played, sure to bring a small lump to the throat.

 

And for those of you already familiar with this film, may I leave you with one rallying cry:

 

THE CORBETTS ARE AT IT AGAIN!!!

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:48 AM

Wednesday, April 19th.  All times E.S.T.:

 

10:30 a.m. "The Body Snatcher" (1945)--The last Karloff/Lugosi pairing is arguably their best; it's definitely one of Producer Val Lewton's top three films.

 

6:30 p.m. "Frankenstein 1970" (1958)--One of the few Karloff sound films I haven't seen.  Be warned Maltin rates this a "BOMB".

 

I'll argue. I dunno why, but I have never been that "in" to THE BODY SNATCHER...although yeah, I totes get that it is a masterful performance by KARLOFF: THE UNCANNY (his finest, p'raps?) and Henry Daniell is also excellent (in his book ALTERNATE OSCARS, danny peary argues most persuasively that KARLOFF should've won the 1945 Best Actor Oscar and that Daniell deserved a nomination. )

 

but besides them- and of course- my spirit animal Bela Lugosi, who kind of breaks my heart a little in this film, and the lady who plays the slightly Frau Blucherresque housekeeper, and the great photography, I have issues with the romantic leads and the pacing.

 

i think THE INVISIBLE RAY is their best pairing, although again Bela is underused, and- tacky as it is- I like THE RAVEN for what it is (a nutty ****** way to kill a little over an hour.)

 

oh, and Maltin smokes Bath Salts.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:54 AM

Wednesday, April 19th.  All times E.S.T.:

 

10:30 a.m. "The Body Snatcher" (1945)--The last Karloff/Lugosi pairing is arguably their best; it's definitely one of Producer Val Lewton's top three films.

 

6:30 p.m. "Frankenstein 1970" (1958)--One of the few Karloff sound films I haven't seen.  Be warned Maltin rates this a "BOMB".


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:30 AM

Tuesday, April 18

 

11:15 a.m.  The Trial (1963).  Welles does Kafka.  It’s not perfect but probably about as good as it could be.

 


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:32 AM

Sunday, April 16

 

4:30 a.m.  Meantime (1984)   by Mike Leigh.  So far this would be the highlight of the month for me.

 

Mike Leigh is one of my all-time favorite filmmakers, and MEANTIME is one of his movies that I have never seen.

I was very excited when I first saw it was on the April 2017 schedule and am very happy that it was not bumped as I feared it might be.

 

The movie features performances from great British actors Tim Roth, Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina (who currently appears as American director Robert Aldrich in the TV series FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN).

 

MEANTIME is the highlight of TCM's April schedule for me as well. 


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