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  1. TCM schedules

    December 12, 2017: 6:30 a.m. Smart Money (1931) 8:00 a.m. The Hatchet Man (1932) 9:30 a.m. Silver Dollar (1932) 11:00 a.m. Two Seconds (1932) 12:15 p.m. The Little Giant (1933) 1:45 p.m. Dark Hazard (1934) 3:00 p.m. A Slight Case of Murder (1938) 4:30 p.m. Blackmail (1939) 6:00 p.m. Manpower (1941) STAR OF THE MONTH 8:00 p.m. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) 10:15 p.m. The Three Musketeers (1948) 12:30 a.m. Johnny Eager (1942) 2:30 a.m. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) 4:30 a.m. Green Dolphin Street (1947)
  2. TCM schedules

    This is a chance to look at old TCM schedules...
  3. TCM schedules

    Yes, today's schedule was a more interesting one.
  4. TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    Tuesday December 12, 2017 Lana Turner in the 1940s on TCM THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE with John Garfield THE THREE MUSKETEERS with Gene Kelly JOHNNY EAGER with Robert Taylor DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE with Spencer Tracy GREEN DOLPHIN STREET with Van Heflin
  5. This thread will look at how much people watch TCM (or if they are watching competing channels more).
  6. * A to Z of TV *

    Sisters starring Sela Ward
  7. Actor/Movie Association Game

    Rudy Vallee
  8. *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Greene, Richard
  9. *A to Z of Movies*

  10. *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Ellen, Vera
  11. Bromance

    This seems to be a modern term. But I wonder if there are any classic films from the 30s, 40s or 50s that we can say have bromantic elements in them...?
  12. *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Burstyn, Ellen
  13. *A to Z of Movies*

  14. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    ROCKIN' IN THE ROCKIES (the Three Stooges) Next: a sleigh ride
  15. I was guessing/joking about the scheduling of BT. But it's a title Ted Turner acquired so they can put it in frequent rotation, and they usually seem to.
  16. Double Feature

    THE FORGER (Bacall's last film) Next: THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (1944)
  17. *A to Z of Movies*

  18. *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Zorina, Vera
  19. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    THE RED HOUSE Next: Robert Taylor out west
  20. I agree with the basic point of this post (thread). If they film the wraparounds with the guest programmers in advance, which I think they do, then they could have delayed airing this guest's lineup until January or March. And instead use another guest programmer's lineup for December. They don't have to repeat things half as frequently as they do. I understand people like BEING THERE, but we also know it will air another six times in 2018.
  21. ClassiCategories

    This is a new thread. It works the opposite of 'What Do They Have in Common,' and I will try to make sure the subjects are different than that game. For example, the main idea of each round will be stated up front. Like if I said the category was 'Married to Liz Taylor,' then we would list all her husbands. Bonus points could be earned if someone mentioned people she was engaged to but did not marry. That sort of thing. Categories will focus on marriages and divorces; actor-director collaborations; home towns or home countries; children and grandchildren of the stars; movie release dates; and any other category relevant to classic Hollywood we can think of discussing!
  22. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    CHRISTMAS IN JULY Next: running with the wrong crowd
  23. Today's topic

    Raft & Sidney seek glory in political romance Margaret Wyndham Chase (Sylvia Sidney) intends to become the first woman elected governor of her home state. Her husband and a professor from her alma mater object to her plans. Mr. Ace (George Raft) objects, too, but for another reason. It doesn't matter to Margaret because she's determined to prove them all wrong and succeed anyway. Raft and Sidney had appeared in two films at Paramount in the 1930s. They share a very natural chemistry, and their scenes together come across easy and beautiful. I've watched the film several times and what I notice each time is how much respect Raft has for Sidney. It's like he appreciates working with a top-notch actress, and he treats her very well. It's Raft's film; he plays the title character and he had greater clout at the box office-- but he hands it to her every step of the way. And Sidney really shines and gives a very confident performance. We believe she can be a fully self-actualized woman because of him. Benedict Bogeaus, an independent producer, made this film. And the set design rivals anything you'd find in a large scale studio production from this era. The rooms in Sidney's hotel suite are elaborately furnished. Her country estate is as fine as any country estate in the movies. And then there's the other stuff. Sidney's clothes are fabulous. So are her jewels and her carefully formed hair. The dialogue is often coy. There's a scene when they're on the way home from a night out together and he steals a kiss when she's fallen in sleep in the back of the car. He says he had to see if there's any woman in her. After the smooch ends, she asks if there was any woman in her, and he says plenty. Mr. Ace is a political boss who runs the machinery in their city, usually determining who will or will not be elected. Despite their little romantic escapades, he doesn't offer to support her in the election. She ends up withdrawing because of a scandal involving her husband. Later she re-enters the race as an independent candidate and Ace then does support her, without her knowledge. They've both found heart and real purpose. She is elected at the end and tells him that she is going to clean up the political corruption, meaning her first act as governor will be to send him to prison. But she'll be there for him when he gets out. Not a typical Hollywood love story, but it worked for me. Also, I think this story succeeds where so many others failed during the studio era. Most women who espouse feminism end up surrendering everything, realizing they can't win in a man's world. But Sylvia Sidney's character does win, in more ways than one, and she does it because of the man she betrays but will always love. In her quest for glory, she learns many ironic truths; and so does he.
  24. Today's topic

    When you lower your opinion of a film after you read others' reviews
  25. ClassiCategories

    eight hundred twenty-second category Living in a dream world MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE SUMMER WISHES, WINTER DREAMS TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM

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