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HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM


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#41 LornaHansonForbes

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

Sunday, April 16

11:30 a.m. Barabbas (1962). Another vote that the general public got wrong.
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Eh, even if they had got it right the electoral college would've screwed it up.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

Monday, April 17

 

Nice segue from Easter films to Peter Ustinov.

 

3 p.m.  The Sundowners (1960).  Peter down under with Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr and Glynis Johns.

 


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

No but there was Easter Yeggs, one of my all time favourite Bugs romps in which he agrees to deliver eggs for a tired Easter Bunny, encountering Elmer Fudd and a mean wittle kid awong the way. It's too bad TCM didn't get the rights to this one.

 

 

 

Yea,  it would be great if TCM would show Bugs cartoons like Easter Yeggs between the films they are showing on Easter.   Bugs is clearly a classic.



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:26 PM

What no Bunny Lake is Missing?     Oh,,,, I guess that isn't an Easter centric film.   :lol:  
 

 

No but there was Easter Yeggs, one of my all time favourite Bugs romps in which he agrees to deliver eggs for a tired Easter Bunny, encountering Elmer Fudd and a mean wittle kid awong the way. It's too bad TCM didn't get the rights to this one.

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:29 AM

Sunday, April 16

 

11:30 a.m.  Barabbas (1962).  Another vote that the general public got wrong.  

 

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

 

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:25 PM

Saturday, April 15/16

 

Easter bunny films.  What a missed opportunity.  Where’s Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) with Tom Smothers and Orson Welles?

 

1:15 a.m.  MGM Cartoons.  This could be good.

 

Don't forget NIGHT OF THE LEPUS before the MGM cartoons.

Janet Leigh battles man-eating rabbits . . .


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:23 PM

Saturday, April 15/16

 

Easter bunny films.  What a missed opportunity.  Where’s Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) with Tom Smothers and Orson Welles?

 

1:15 a.m.  MGM Cartoons.  This could be good.

 

What no Bunny Lake is Missing?     Oh,,,, I guess that isn't an Easter centric film.   :lol:  
 



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:52 AM

Saturday, April 15/16

 

Easter bunny films.  What a missed opportunity.  Where’s Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) with Tom Smothers and Orson Welles?

 

1:15 a.m.  MGM Cartoons.  This could be good.

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:39 AM

Friday, April 14th; all times E.S.T.:

 

12:00 p.m. "Harriet Craig" (1950)--Crawford is extremely convincing as the Ultimate control freak.

 

2:30 a.m. "The Tarnished Angels" (1958)--Douglas Sirk adaptation of Faulkners' "Pylon" reunites the leads from "Written On The Wind" (1956); Hudson, Malone, and Stack are excellent.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:59 AM

Friday, April 14

 

Jane and Rock double bill.  Fassbender would love this.

 

10:30 p.m.  Magnificent Obsession (1954).

12:45 a.m.  All That Heaven Allows (1955).

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:16 PM

Is this the movie where Lucy met Desi in real life?

 

Yes it was! Lucy was in the middle of filming Dance, Girl, Dance when she took a break to meet her soon to be co-stars of Too Many Girls.  She had just completed filming the fight with Maureen O'Hara and didn't have time to change out of her costume.  She met Desi wearing a torn gold lame dress, a fake black eye and her hair a mess.  Desi was not impressed and couldn't understand why she was cast in the ingenue part in Too Many Girls.  Later that night, she attended a party with the Too Many Girls cast and had cleaned herself up.  Desi was smitten after that.  According to Lucy, she was in love with Desi the first time she saw him.  I don't blame her, he's pretty hunky in Too Many Girls.

 

Too Many Girls is not the best film and if it weren't for the backstory of Lucy and Desi, I doubt many would even remember this film today.  However, the highlights of the film, in my opinion, are Desi and Ann Miller.  Lucy's singing voice is dubbed and the singer's voice doesn't sound like Lucy at all.  Also at the end of the film, during Desi's big conga number, Lucy is in the front of the crowd, and you can see her completely mess up the crowd choreography.  Van Johnson is also an extra in this film.

 

-And- my favorite part of this film, there is a cast member (I forget who she plays, very small part) whose name is Tiny Person! Tiny Person! 


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:29 AM

Thursday, April 13th; Howard Keel by day, character actors by night.  All times E.S.T.

 

2:00 p.m. "Rose Marie" (1954)--Maybe the least known of the Keel musicals being shown that day.  Busby Berkeley staged the musical numbers, and Bert Lahr sings "The Mountie Who Never Got His Man".

 

10:00 p.m. "Topper Takes a Trip" (1939)--Everyone's back except Cary Grant in this amusing sequel to "Topper" (1937).



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:48 AM

Thursday, April 13

 

Not a macho man day that’s for sure.  As the Topper movie is not available to Canadians they have offered this replacement for northerners.

 

10 p.m.  Father’s Little Dividend (1951).  Appealing sequel to Father of the Bride.  With Spencer Tracy.

 


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

Is this the movie where Lucy met Desi in real life?

 

Yes,  according to the Wiki website.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 01:46 PM

Monday, April 10

 

11 a.m.  Too Many Girls (1940).  Lucy Goes to College.  Waaaa!

 

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:14 AM

Wednesday, April 12

 

11:30 a.m.  The Golden Arrow (1964).  Ali Baba and Tab Hunter!  Who dreams this stuff up?

 


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:10 PM

Tuesday, April 11th; all times E.S.T.:

 

8:15 a.m. "Along the Great Divide" (1951)--Raoul Walsh directed Western has beautiful cinematography.

 

1:30 p.m. "Great Day In The Morning" (1956)--Jacques Tourneur directed this Civil War drama set in Colorado that focuses on ethics, not gunfights.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:33 AM

Tuesday, April 11

 

I had no idea Virginia Mayo had made so many westerns

 

9:45 a.m.  The Iron Mistress (1952).  With Alan Ladd and Mayo.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

Monday, April 10

 

11 a.m.  Too Many Girls (1940).  Lucy Goes to College.  Waaaa!

 


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 10:12 PM

Sunday, April 9

 

8 p.m.  National Film Board of Canada’s Animation Festival (1991).  4 hours!  Let’s hope it has some good stuff.


According to the article, it's got Hot Stuff, The Big Snit, The Logdriver's Waltz, The Street, Bob's Birthday, The Cat Came Back, and Every Child, so, yes--Most of the Essentials covered.  (No "Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin", though.)

And yes, some weird Norman McLaren, so you can find out where Mel Brooks got the idea for "The Critic".

 

And fair warning:  Those who do watch will have "Blackfly" rooted in their heads the next morning:


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