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HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM


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#21 Bogie56

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:52 AM

Tuesday, March 21/22

 

3:30 a.m.  White Heat (1949).  With an insane Jimmy Cagney.  Top of the world, indeed.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:50 AM

Monday, March 20

 

5:45 p.m.  Othello (1952).  My favourite Shakespeare on film.  By orson Welles.

 

Criterion is set to re-release Othello on Bluray which will have both the European (1952) and U.S. (1955) versions.  I doubt this screening will feature either one of those restorations.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:04 PM

In his post of 2:55 p.m. March 19th, Bogie56 said 6:00 a.m. "Adventure Malgache (1944)-- A Hitchcock short?"

 

Hitchcock made two short films for British Ministry of Information during WW II.  Adventure Malgache was the second of the two.  They were deemed ineffective for various reasons, and shelved by the Ministry till the early 1990's.  Check the article on TCM's webpage for Adventure Malgache.

 

Hitchcock's first short film, "Bon Voyage" (1944) is being shown on March 20th, at 1:30 p.m., E.S.T.  It too has an article about it on TCM's webpage for Bon Voyage.

 

Both are well worth a watch.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:21 PM

3/20

 

I'm planning on recording They Live By Night.  This film is being released by Criterion in a couple months and I found that I really enjoy Nicholas Ray's films. The film sounds really interesting as well.

 

I was planning on taping that to keep, but then Criterion announced that they were releasing it in June, so I'll wait for that. I like the movie quite a bit.

 

I'd also recommend Peeping Tom 10:00 PM EST. It's another favorite that I haven't managed to get a copy of yet, so I'll be recording it tomorrow until I can.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:16 PM

3/20

 

There's a lot of great stuff on tomorrow:

 

The Letter.  One of Bette Davis' best films and one of the best noir films.  The intro is haunting and sets the tone for the whole film.

 

Modern Times.  Like I said above, I love this film.  Charlie Chaplin's last silent film.  

 

If there's one thing I like, it's malice in movies:

 

Psycho.  Nothing needs to be said about this, but Anthony Perkins is definitely one of the creepiest villains in film history.  There's nothing scarier than a seemingly meek, quiet, nice man, but one who is deeply disturbed. 

 

The Night of the Hunter.  A strange film, but also very compelling.  Robert Mitchum plays an excellent villain.  He's scary in this film and terrifying in Cape Fear.  I loved the backgrounds.  Does anyone else think that the little girl looked like a miniature Bette Davis?

 

A Face in the Crowd.  I love this film.  A completely different side of Andy Griffith.  The subject matter of this film is as timely as ever. 

 

Westworld.  This was a strange film.  But Yul Brynner's Gunslinger was fascinating to watch.  Did this man ever age? He looks exactly the same here as he did in The King and I which was almost 20 years earlier. 

 

I'm planning on recording They Live By Night.  This film is being released by Criterion in a couple months and I found that I really enjoy Nicholas Ray's films. The film sounds really interesting as well.

 


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:04 PM

Monday, March 20

 

It’s too bad TCM couldn't play a copy of We’ll Meet Again (1943) to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday today.

 

6 a.m.  Adventure Malgache (1944).  A Hitchcock short?

 

noon.  Modern Times (1936).  Brilliant Charles Chaplin film.

 

5:45 p.m.  Othello (1952).  My favourite Shakespeare on film.  By orson Welles.

 

I love Modern Times! The scene where he goes through the gears and then goes backward through the gears is a very impressive visual effect for 1936.  Apparently, he really did go through the gears, and because it was uncomfortable, he would only do it once.  Of course, they reversed the film for when he goes back through the gears in the opposite direction.  I also love the feeding machine that beats him up.  


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:55 PM

Monday, March 20

 

It’s too bad TCM couldn't play a copy of We’ll Meet Again (1943) to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday today.

 

6 a.m.  Adventure Malgache (1944).  A Hitchcock short?

 

noon.  Modern Times (1936).  Brilliant Charles Chaplin film.

 

5:45 p.m.  Othello (1952).  My favourite Shakespeare on film.  By orson Welles.

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:24 PM

Today (March 19) at 7:00 PM Eastern is a repeat of Robert Osborne's Private Screenings interview with Liza Minnelli from 2010.
The two seem to have a genuine affection for each other and the interview feels like a conversation between friends.
It includes Liza's "Balls to you!" anecdote which inspired several video re-mixes that became quite popular online.

 



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:52 AM

Sunday, March 19/20

 

Robert Osborne tribute day.

 

9:15 a.m. and midnight.  With Peter O’Toole.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:49 PM

Tonight (March 17, 2017) TCM is airing GIRL WITH GREEN EYES as part of the St. Patrick's Day salute.
The movie was bumped from the January schedule, but happily it has remained on the March schedule.
Directed by Desmond Davis, the movie stars two of my favorites, Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave.

The movie also stars Peter Finch, who's probably best known for his Oscar-winning role as Howard Beale in NETWORK. (He also appeared in Robert Aldrich's THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE.) :)


(Sigh)

I miss Lynn Redgrave.

Peter French is also very good in THE NUNS STORY.

Ps: "now go get my harness and tell 'em LYLAH'S COMING!"
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:32 PM

Tonight  (March 17, 2017) TCM is airing GIRL WITH GREEN EYES as part of the St. Patrick's Day salute. 

The movie was bumped from the January schedule, but happily it has remained on the March schedule.

Directed by Desmond Davis, the movie stars two of my favorites, Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave.

 

The movie also stars Peter Finch, who's probably best known for his Oscar-winning role as Howard Beale in NETWORK.  (He also appeared in  Robert Aldrich's THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE.) :)


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:41 AM

"The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit" (1968)--and yes, Dean Jones was in it.  Was this a television movie?  I remember it but not the theater--I must have seen it on television.

 
It was theatrically released, I recall seeing it. 
I have THITGFS on DVD and it's not nearly as good as I remembered it. It still should appeal to kids, although a bit too silly for adults.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:37 AM

Saturday, March 18/19

 

Robert Osborne tribute day.

 

7:30 a.m. and 2:15 a.m.  With Norman Jewison.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:44 PM

I reckon the title was a play on words of the more serious-minded Gregory Peck film from 1956 called "The Man In The Grey Flannel Suit". 

 

     I'd never seen "The Horse In The Grey Flannel Suit" until I caught it on BYU, but I don't think it was a made-for-Tv movie.   

 

     Sometimes it appears that Disney aired some of their movies on U.S. television, but released them theatrically in Europe.  The Leonard Maltin Guide says SAMMY THE WAY OUT SEAL (1962) was released theatrically in Europe, but was shown in 2 parts on American television.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:30 PM

Mr.Gorman--I remember the strange title--"The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit" (1968)--and yes, Dean Jones was in it.  Was this a television movie?  I remember it but not the theater--I must have seen it on television.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:01 PM

     Searching through my memory banks I recall another Disney film that aired on BYU.  It starred Diane Baker and (I think) Dean Jones.  A 1968 release and Fred Clark co-starred.  Clark didn't make it out of 1968 alive.  "The Horse In The Grey Flannel Suit".  Diane Baker was the horse trainer and Dean Jones was an advertising executive.   

 

     I noted the titles I couldn't recall:  "In Search Of The Castaways" and "Treasure of Matecumbe".  Thanks for the info.  :)  


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:31 PM

I loved In Search of the Castaways when I was a kid, it was one of my favorites. 

 

When it's Robert Stevenson directing, it's a Disney Treasure.  Non-negotiable.

Their attempt to make Jules Verne 20,000 League lightning strike twice; it may have missed, but a good close try.

 

(And I remember seeing Treasure of Matecumbe in theaters when I was a kid, and only recently re-watched it a few years ago when the under-the-radar DVD surfaced at our library--Decidedly minor, but I still liked it; 70's Disney attempt at a sort of Huckleberry Finn vibe without going all the way as they did twenty years later.  

And there is no bad Disney film with Peter Ustinov in it, except for Robin Hood, of course.)


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:00 PM

Friday, March 17/18

 

1:45 a.m.  Ryan’s Daughter (1970).  I’m a fan of this David Lean film.  Mitchum is terrific in an understated way.  But how about St. David’s day films?  Or even Canada Day?


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

Mr. Gorman--The 1962 Maurice Chevalier Disney film was "In Search of the Castaways" (Haven't seen it).

 

The 1976 Joan Hackett Disney film was "Treasure of Matecumbe", which TCM showed in 2015.  I saw it on original release, and film was pretty bad.  I got a tie-in copy of the book of the same name the movie was based on.  It's by Robert Lewis Taylor, and the book's excellent.  Read the book, skip the film.

 

I loved In Search of the Castaways when I was a kid, it was one of my favorites. 


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

Mr. Gorman--The 1962 Maurice Chevalier Disney film was "In Search of the Castaways" (Haven't seen it).

 

The 1976 Joan Hackett Disney film was "Treasure of Matecumbe", which TCM showed in 2015.  I saw it on original release, and film was pretty bad.  I got a tie-in copy of the book of the same name the movie was based on.  It's by Robert Lewis Taylor, and the book's excellent.  Read the book, skip the film.


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