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tonight, 10-14, for Franchot Tone

 

 

8:00 pm ET
87 min
comedy

A divorcee visits her grandfather's farm to recover and discovers a life she never expected to love.

DirKing Vidor CastLionel Barrymore , Miriam Hopkins , Franchot Tone .
 LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: King Vidor. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Miriam Hopkins, Franchot Tone, Stuart Erwin, Irene Hervey, Beulah Bondi.

"A young woman, recently separated from her husband, leaves the city to stay at her grandfather's farm. Here she finds her roots, as well as a kindred spirit in neighboring farmer Tone, a college graduate. Why this rich, mature, beautifully made film isn't better known is a mystery. Phil Stong helped adapt his own novel for director Vidor."

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/1724/Stranger-s-Return-The/articles.html

 

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Tonight 10-17, for Friday Spotlight: Africa:

 

12:15 am ET
C- 136 min
adventure

Two noted British explorers become rivals in the quest to find the source of the Nile.

DirBob Rafelson CastPatrick Bergin , Iain Glen , Fiona Shaw .

"Rolling Stone's Peter Travers touted its "rousing thrills, startling beauty and searching performances" while noting the aptness of its prevailing "meditative, sorrowful" tone. Roger Ebert found its sober intelligence "completely absorbing," and Rita Kempley in the Washington Post called it "an epic worth discovering."

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/22174/Mountains-of-the-Moon/articles.html

 

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airs late Sun., 10-19 on TCM Imports:

 

2:45 am ET
C- 94 min
drama
El Sur (1983)    PREMIERE

A young girl living in an isolated Spanish town tries to uncover her father's secret.

"Based on the novel by Adelaida García Morales, El Sur is a deceptively lyrical and delicately realized, yet haunting portrait of maturation, estrangement, alienation, and dislocation."

DirVictor Erice CastOmero Antonutti , Lola Cardona , Sonsoles Aranguren .

ARTICLE: http://www.filmref.c...ages/erice.html

 

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tonight, 10-21, for Director Edgar Ulmer:

 

8:00 pm ET
82 min
drama

When her soldier lover disappears, a young woman gives up their child to her sister, only to have the man return intent on building a family.

DirEdgar G. Ulmer CastNancy Coleman , Margaret Lindsay , Philip Reed .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Edgar G. Ulmer. Nancy Coleman, Margaret Lindsay, Felix Bressart, Regis Toomey, Philip Reed, Henry Stephenson.

"Young woman discovers she's pregnant after brief affair. Fair weeper with competent cast."

 

9:30 pm ET
C- 77 min
documentary

Interviews and film clips reveal how B-movie director Edgar G. Ulmer influenced a generation of filmmakers.

DirMichael Palm

 

1:30 am ET
77 min
crime

After a businessman is found dead, two detectives scramble to find the killer.

DirEdgar G. Ulmer CastPaul Langton , Barbara Payton , Robert Shayne .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Edgar G. Ulmer. Paul Langton, Barbara Payton, Robert Shayne, Selena Royle.

"Standard B treatment of alleged killer Payton discovering actual criminal."

 

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tonight, 10-22, for SOTM Janet Leigh:

 

8:00 pm ET
C- 93 min
comedy

The Army assigns a female psychologist to chaperone a corporal who's won a date with a glamorous movie star.

DirBlake Edwards CastTony Curtis , Janet Leigh , Keenan Wynn .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Blake Edwards. Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Linda Cristal, Elaine Stritch, King Donovan, Troy Donahue.

"Diverting comedy of soldier Curtis winning trip to France, romancing military psychiatrist Leigh. CinemaScope."

 

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Late tonight, (early Fri.) for Ghost Stories:

 

 

4:00 am ET  (why the weird time?) :(
C- 105 min
horror
Others, The (2001)

The mother of two children comes to suspect her remote country estate is haunted.

DirAlejandro Amenßbar CastNicole Kidman , Fionnuala Flanagan , Christopher Eccleston .

"...a rich and fascinating Gothic exercise, reeking with moody chills, repressed sexual power and enough semi-unconscious slippages to fill a Freudian notebook."

 

Article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/410960/Others-The/articles.html

 

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I noticed that last night. Too bad its on so late. I dont have enough room to record it. I saw it when it came out. I didnt guess the twist..........

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Sat., 10-25

 

2:00 pm ET    
C- 141 min
musical         (NPG doesn't say premiere, but just HAD to mention) ;)

A father returns to London after being deported to find out what happened to his wife and child.

DirTerry Hughes CastGeorge Hearn , Angela Lansbury , Cris Groenendall .

"...a videotaped live performance of the Broadway show which won Angela Lansbury her fourth Tony Award as best actress in a musical."

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3872/Sweeney-Todd-The-Demon-Barber-of-Fleet-Street/articles.html

 

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Then later for UNDERGROUND:

 

2:30 am ET
C- 90 min
documentary

A one-time underground film star goes home to her mother to recover from years of drug abuse.

DirJohn Palmer CastEdie Sedgwick , Wesley Hayes , Isabel Jewell .

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/70929/Ciao-Manhattan/articles.html

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airing late tonight Sun., 11-2     Three Premieres

 

12:00 am ET, for Silent Sundays:
90 min
silent
Enchantment (1921)    PREMIERE    (for more info see drednm's earlier post from 11-1)

A tycoon pays an actor to tame his headstrong daughter.

DirRobert G. Vignola CastMarion Davies , Forrest Stanley , Edith Shayne .

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012136/

 

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2:00 am ET, for TCM Imports:
87 min
romance
Silence of the Sea (1949)    PREMIERE

A cultured German officer billeted in a French house has a change of heart when he sees occupied Paris.

DirJean-Pierre Melville

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Jean-Pierre Melville.Cast: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stephane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aroe, Denis Sadier.

"During the Occupation, a patrician German officer is assigned lodging with a provincial family who is unwilling even to speak to him. Nevertheless, each evening he reminisces about life and war in the face of their stubborn silence. Melville's intimately contained first feature clearly reflects postwar attitudes, particularly concerning what defines an enemy. From a 1942 novella by Vercors (Jean Bruller), a classic of Resistance literature."

 

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3:30 am ET
107 min
drama
Strange Ones, The (1952)    PREMIERE

A brother and sister close themselves off from the world by playing an increasingly intense series of mind games with the people who dare enter their lair.

DirJean-Pierre Melville CastEdouard Dermit , Nicole Stephane , Renee Cosima .

LONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Jean-Pierre Melville.Cast: Nicole Stephane, Edouard Dermithe, Renee Cosima, Jacques Bernard, Melvyn Martin, Maria Cyliakus, Jean-Marie Robain.

"Jean Cocteau (who also narrates) chose Melville to direct this adaptation of his daring play detailing the perverse, fantasy-filled relationship between a brother and sister and the tragedy that ensues when their private world is shattered by outsiders. Handsomely crafted, well acted, and beautifully shot by Henri Decae."

French title: "Les enfants terribles"

 

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Thanks 666 for this thread.

I had considered recording THE STRANGE ONES, but could not find a review in Maltin's guide. 

 

I had seen the SWEENY TODD last year and loved it, definitely better than the recent remake. Also if you like haunted house movies, THE OTHERS is a great one-slow moving and unnervingly eerie, reminding me of British horror.

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Looking forward to Pola Negri tonight (I'll have to record it as its on too late) I've never seen her in anything. Havent seen Swanson's version of Sadie Thompson either. A double treat!

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I had seen the SWEENeY TODD last year and loved it, definitely better than the recent remake. Also if you like haunted house movies, THE OTHERS is a great one-slow moving and unnervingly eerie, reminding me of British horror.

 

The Tim Burton version of Sweeney Todd was one of the very few movies from the "aughts" that I saw and one of the even fewer that I liked, very much so in fact.

 

The Others showed recently on TCM (a week or two ago), sadly it was on latelatelate at night, I'd be perfectly fine with it having an 8:00 pm premiere(?) It's an ageless film and a good one too.

 

ps-the inferior ghost flick What Lies Beneath got a prime prime time showing on TCM  a couple of years ago. Shirley The Others deserved better (and what a great companion flick to The Innocents.)

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Tonight, 11-4, for BOB HOPE:

 

8:00 pm ET
74 min
comedy

An attorney tries to protect the sole heir to a millionaire's creepy estate.

DirElliott Nugent CastBob Hope , Paulette Goddard , John Beal .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Elliott Nugent. Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery, Nydia Westman, Elizabeth Patterson, George Zucco.

"Entertaining remake of the venerable ``old dark house'' chiller, spiced with Hope's brand of humor. This film cemented his movie stardom and led to the even more successful scare comedy THE GHOST BREAKERS. Remade again in 1978."

 

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early Tues., 11-11 under Silent Stars:

 

7:30 am ET
89 min
silent

A plan to irrigate the Western desert is complicated by a romantic triangle.

DirHenry King CastRonald Colman , Vilma Banky , Charles Lane , Gary Cooper

 

Article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/504096/Winning-of-Barbara-Worth-The/articles.html

 

"...a vehicle for two of his biggest silent stars, Vilma Banky and Ronald Colman. Beyond giving them a big hit that helped make them one of the silent screen's most popular screen teams, however, it also launched the career of (Gary Cooper)"

 

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airs late Sat., 11-15 for Underground

 

 

2:00 am ET
69 min
comedy ?

A little person becomes the dupe of a criminal gang.

DirWilliam Castle CastPaul Dale , Lorraine Miller , Will Geer .
 LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: William Castle. Paul Dale, Lorraine Miller, Will Geer, Steve Brodie, Todd Karns.

"Truly strange B movie stars Dale (a deejay in real life) as a midget who suffers a succession of life's hard knocks until finally becoming "adjusted'' and even finding romance in a circus. Director Castle (who appears in a cameo as a cop) makes it interesting but unnecessarily nasty for the little guy."

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/79562/It-s-a-Small-World/articles.html

 

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airs tonight 11-17, for SOTM: Silent Stars

 

8:00 pm ET

88 min
drama

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

DirJosef von Sternberg CastEmil Jannings , Evelyn Brent , William Powell .

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Josef von Sternberg. Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Nicholas Soussanin, Michael Visaroff, Jack Raymond, Fritz Feld.

"Stunning silent drama of refugee Russian general Jannings, who is now reduced to working as a Hollywood extra--and destined to appear in a movie depicting the Russian revolution. A fascinating story laced with keen perceptions of life and work in Hollywood. Lajos Biros' story was based on an actual person; Jannings' gripping performance won him an Oscar (shared for his work in THE WAY OF ALL FLESH)."

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/491274/The-Last-Command/articles.html

 

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airs tonight, 11-21 for Friday Spotlight: Road Movies:

 

12:00 am ET
C- 112 min
drama
Scarecrow (1973)

Two hitchhikers with wildly different backgrounds become fast friends.

DirJerry Schatzberg CastGene Hackman , Al Pacino , Dorothy Tristan .

 

Article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/23027/Scarecrow/articles.html

""A mixture of Midnight Cowboy and Of Mice and Men" is how Gene Hackman described Scarecrow (1973), a meandering road movie about two misfit drifters who meet up on a stretch of country highway winding through northern California."

 

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airs late Sat.,11-22 for Underground

 

2:00 am ET
C- 112 min
suspense

A blind man and a reporter investigate a break-in at a center for genetic research.

DirDario Argento CastKarl Malden , James Franciscus , Catherine Spaak .

"...devotees of European horror and suspense have come to appreciate its unpredictable storytelling, bloody bravura, and endearing detective heroes, still one of the most well-acted and fascinating crime-fighting duos in the Italian thriller canon.

& score by the legendary Ennio Morricone, who provides one of his sweetest lullaby themes ("Ninna Nanna in Blu") amidst a cacophony of discordant suspense music."

 

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/70478/Cat-O-Nine-Tails/articles.html

 

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tonight 11-25 @8 pm ET, re-airs @ 11:15 pm ET

 

A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & the World of Fantasy Cinema features an engrossing new interview with the famed director who discusses the origins and evolution of fantasy cinema, the influence of certain films on his own career, the differences between fantasy and science fiction, as well as what the future holds for the genre. Along the way, Lucas examines a variety of influential films including King Kong (1933), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Dr. Strangelove (1964), Planet of the Apes (1968), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Back to the Future (1985), Labyrinth (1986) as well as an in-depth discussion of his own iconic Star Wars series.

Packed with exciting clips from films across the decades, this latest stellar installment of TCM's A Night at the Movies series is a fascinating look at the fantasy genre through the unique perspective of one of its contemporary masters.

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airs late Sun., 11-30 for TCM Imports

 

2:30 am ET
87 min
drama
Army, The (1944)    aka 'Rikudun'         PREMIERE

A sickly young man from a military family fights to earn a place in the Japanese Army.

DirKeisuke Kinoshita CastKen Mitsuda , Kazumasa Hoshino , Chishu Ryu .
 
"...one of Keisuke Kinoshita’s earliest efforts, is strikingly anti-war. Kinoshita’s pacifism would resurface, but it feels particularly strong here, especially because he’s projecting it in a film that was intended to be (according to censors) pro-war."
 
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Does anyone know when A Night at the Movies: George Lucas & the World of Fantasy Cinema will air again or if it will be available in any way on demand?

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