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late Sun., 7-14 for                      TCM Imports......

 
4:00 AM (ET)
B/W - 104 m

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Veronika Voss (1982)

Synopsis: It was based on the life of Sybille Schmitz, a star of Nazi cinema favored by Joseph Goebbels who disappeared from view until committing suicide in 1955. ...
 

DirRainer Werner Fassbinder CastRosel Zech , Hilmar Thate , Cornelia Froboess

" Veronika Voss fictionalizes her life and elaborates on the unknown relationship between Schmitz and her doctor. Rosel Zech plays Voss with the imperious cluelessness of Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard; she is a woman out of time, living off borrowed glamor. ......

Fassbinder said that, "If a thing of so much significance could be forgotten or repressed, then something must be pretty wrong with this democracy and this 'German model.'" Veronika Voss was the model German, now the victim of a society's vast forgetting. "

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/17371/Veronika-Voss/articles.html


 

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Sat., 7-20

(times ET)

8:11 AM

Optical Poem, An ( 1938)

 

In this short film, animated geometric forms reflect the moods of Liszt's' "Hungarian Rhapsody."

Dir Oskar Fischinger

C- 7 mins,

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Sun., 7-21                           TCM Imports......

2:00 AM

Pigs and Battleships ( 1962)

young barkeep Haruko (Jitsuko Yoshimura, in a debut performance just before Imamura's The Insect Woman and Onibaba in 1964) leads a fairly straight and narrow life that takes a wild turn when she becomes enamored with the flashier, more dangerous Kinta (Hiroyuki Nagato), who's chasing a get-rich criminal scheme involving pig breeding as a food source for local American troops .....

 

 

Dir Shohei Imamura Cast Hiroyuki Nagato , Jitsuko Yoshimura , Shiro Osaka .

BW- 108 mins, Letterbox Format

article : http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/491711/The-Flesh-Is-Hot/articles.html

" A very early entry in the wave of yakuza films that would become a major component of Japanese cinema throughout the 1960s, Pigs and Battleships is also among the most convincing due to the amount of effort Imamura put into researching and spending time with area gangsters. His own brief experience as a very young man just after the war in black market cigarettes and alcohol (among an environment of pimps and addicts) gave him a leg up on his contemporaries, with his rule-breaking enthusiasm for restless, very mobile camerawork giving his work a distinctive flavor. ...."

4:00 AM

Branded To Kill ( 1967)

 

The Japanese mob's third-best hit man takes it on the lam after missing a kill.

Dir Seijun Suzuki Cast Jo Shishido , Koji Nanbara , Isao Tamagawa .

BW- 91 mins, Letterbox Format

 

article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/516263/Branded-To-Kill/articles.html

" Seijun Suzuki stands out as one of that country's most significant innovators and a master stylist who transformed routine B movie assignments into what New York Times critic Manohla Dargis called, "Japanese cinema in all its frenzied, voluptuous excess." ....

 

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sorry for late posting....... :(   

(but it's apparently available ON TCM DEMAND)

earlier Mon., 7-22

11:00 AM (ET)
B/W - 72 m
 
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Synopsis:
DirBernard Girard CastSusan Oliver , Linda Plowman , Beverly Long .

".... Trumbo later wrote on the cover of his personal copy of the script, "This I wrote on the black market for Sally Stubblefield. It was produced at Warners by Marty Melcher and utterly ruined by the director [Girard]. Because Mr. Melcher published music he wrote a horrible song for the film called The Girl with the Green Eyes." ....

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/76962/Green-Eyed-Blonde-The/articles.html

 
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LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 Bernard Girard. Susan Oliver, Linda Plowman, Beverly Long, Norma Jean Nilsson.

"Illegitimate mother Plowman is sent to reformatory, where she encounters tough-as-nails Oliver (who's quite good). Written by Dalton Trumbo, though credited to Sally Stubblefield."

 

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late Sun., 7-28 for                   TCM Imports....

(times ET)

2:00 AM

Le Samourai ( 1967)

 

hit man gets into trouble with conflicting alibis

 

Dir Jean-Pierre Melville Cast Alain Delon , Francois Perier , Nathalie Delon .

BW- 105 mins, Letterbox Format

 

"in the 1960s, Melville gained popularity for his minimalist storytelling style, with a trio of neo-noir crime dramas, including what many consider to be his greatest film: Le samoura (1967). "

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/76561/Le-Samourai/articles.html

4:00 AM

Swann in Love ( 1984)

 

story concerns the bourgeois late 19th century Parisian protagonist, Charles Swann, falling for a prostitute, Odette, despite her indifference to him, which drives him to greater obsession and a loss of standing in society.
 

Dir Volker Schlöndorff Cast Jeremy Irons , Ornella Muti , Alain Delon .

BW- 112 mins,

.... "Many critics and audiences (especially in France, where Proust is especially revered) took umbrage at even the attempt to adapt this great literary work... Schlondorff proved here that the legend of 'inadaptability for film' of certain literary texts is only a matter of talent and ideas." ....

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/92046/Swann-in-Love/articles.html

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Here are the TCM premieres for August, as determined by MovieCollectorOH’s report published on July 13.

Aug 4 - Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Aug 5 - There's That Woman Again (1938)
Aug 5 - Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935)
Aug 5 - I Met Him in Paris (1937)
Aug 8 - Ava Gardner, the Gypsy of Hollywood (2017) (doc.)
Aug 10 - Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
Aug 14 - Liv & Ingmar (2012) (doc.)
Aug 16 - When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
Aug 16 - High, Wide and Handsome (1937)
Aug 19 - The Great Buster (2018) (doc.) (2 showings)
Aug 20 - Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)
Aug 24 - Woman Times Seven (1967)
Aug 25 - Hero (1992)
Aug 26 - Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Aug 30 - House of Strangers (1949)


Thanks as always to MCOH!

 

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tonight 7-29 for                      SOTM:  Glenn Ford....

Times ET

10:15 PM
B/W - 103 m

 
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Rage (1966)

Synopsis:  Bitten by a rabid dog in Mexico, a doctor goes overland with a prostitute to get treated in time.
 

DirGilberto Gazcón CastGlenn Ford , Stella Stevens , David Reynoso .

" Though low-budget, "Rage" is one of Glenn Ford's best movies from the mid-'60s, a rugged adventure filmed in Durango by a mostly-Hispanic crew..... Unusual and gripping, this race-against-time is well-written, with peculiar but effective music from Gustavo César Carrión. "

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060882/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_(1966_film)

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Tues., 7-30 for                     TCM SPOTLIGHT: OUT OF THIS WORLD .....    

 

10:30 PM        (again on Wed., 7-31 @8:00 pm)
 
125 m
 
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Synopsis:  The story concerns a farm boy and a rebellion that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It's a Hero's Journey that takes that farm boy, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), across that far away galaxy, to meet up with his destiny,
 

DirGeorge Lucas CastHarrison Ford , Carrie Fisher , Mark Hamill .

" well over four decades later, is responsible for what is still the most popular, expansive and groundbreaking cinematic universe ever created. ...."

see TCM article: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/22123/Star-Wars-A-New-Hope/articles.html

  

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Sun., 8-4 for                     SUTS:  Shirley Temple......

 

11:30 PM (ET)
B/W - 79 m
 
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Synopsis:  orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West who is taken in by a Mountie and his girlfriend.
 

DirWilliam A. Seiter CastShirley Temple , Randolph Scott , Margaret Lockwood .

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susannah_of_the_Mounties_(film)

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 William A. Seiter. Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lockwood, J. Farrell MacDonald, Moroni Olsen, Victor Jory.

Mountie Scott raises orphan Shirley in this predictable but entertaining Temple vehicle.

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Tues., 8-5 for                      SUTS:  Melvyn Douglas.....

(times ET)

1:30 PM
B/W - 84 m

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Synopsis:  young woman who owns a coffee shop falls for a handsome young customer, unaware that he is a gangster.
 

DirWilliam K. Howard CastSylvia Sidney , Melvyn Douglas , Alan Baxter .

".... well-made tale, it is content to exploit the violent surfaces of the situation, and makes only a tentative effort to examine its psychological aspects. It makes for a satisfying if pretty improbable melodrama. ..."

https://www.nytimes.com/1935/11/16/archives/mary-burns-fugitive-the-melodrama-of-a-girl-who-loved-a-murderer-at.html

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 William K. Howard. Sylvia Sidney, Melvyn Douglas, Pert Kelton, Alan Baxter, Wallace Ford, Brian Donlevy.

Fine gangster melodrama. Sidney is dragged into underworld, valiantly tries to escape her gangster lover (Baxter).

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10:00 PM
B/W - 87 m

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Synopsis:  Kay Denham, romanced in Paris by friends Gene and George, can't figure out why George disapproves of Gene.
 

DirWesley Ruggles CastClaudette Colbert , Melvyn Douglas , Robert Young .

" Long after audiences will have forgotten what this picture is about, the studio probably will be showing the film as one lesson in what a comedy picture ought to be. It’s not the story [by Helen Meinardi]. It’s not the acting. It’s not the production. It’s the many infinitesimal touches stuck into the script and action by the adaptor, Claude Binyon, and the director-producer, Wesley Ruggles. "

https://variety.com/1936/film/reviews/i-met-him-in-paris-1200411408/

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 Wesley Ruggles. Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young, Lee Bowman, Mona Barrie, Fritz Feld.

Prolonged romantic comedy dependent entirely on charm of its stars. Vacationing Colbert, in Paris, then Switzerland, has to choose from Bowman, Young, and Douglas (you guess who wins out).

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Thurs., 8-8 for                       SUTS:  Ava Gardner.....

 

8:00 PM (ET)
B/W - 52 m

 
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Synopsis:  the filmmaker explores the motivations behind this move and contrasts Ava Gardner's glitz and glam lifestyle with the hardships faced by the Spanish people under Franco's rule.
 

DirSergio Mondelo

 

https://letterboxd.com/film/ava-gardner-the-gipsy-of-hollywood/

 

 

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Synopsis:  the filmmaker explores the motivations behind this move and contrasts Ava Gardner's glitz and glam lifestyle with the hardships faced by the Spanish people under Franco's rule.
 

Is Franco still dead?

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Drove out from OH to NJ recently to pick up some stuff.  Came within about 1 or 2 miles of the Edison Park, which is on the grounds which Thomas Edison's "Menlo Park" laboratories was located (I found out later it is near Rt. 1 and Garden State Parkway area, where we passed through).   It just is a lighthouse type of structure and a small museum on a large plot of land, but still...  I have been to his birthplace in Milan, OH and also to the Henry Ford museum where much of his stuff was relocated.  I have read through Robert Conat's biography and watched Spencer Tracy's Edison The Man many times as a kid.  Have always been a fan.  So it is kind of funny we were right there on top of it, but didn't even know it.  http://moviecollectoroh.com/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-banghead.gif

Anybody here visited it?

Oh yeah, I posted this month's stuff already.
http://www.moviecollectoroh.com

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12 minutes ago, MovieCollectorOH said:

Drove out from OH to NJ recently to pick up some stuff.  Came within about 1 or 2 miles of the Edison Park, which is on the grounds which Thomas Edison's "Menlo Park" laboratories was located (I found out later it is near Rt. 1 and Garden State Parkway area, where we passed through).   It just is a lighthouse type of structure and a small museum on a large plot of land, but still...  I have been to his birthplace in Milan, OH and also to the Henry Ford museum where much of his stuff was relocated.  I have read through Robert Conat's biography and watched Spencer Tracy's Edison The Man many times as a kid.  Have always been a fan.  So it is kind of funny we were right there on top of it, but didn't even know it.  http://moviecollectoroh.com/pics_to_hotlink_on_TCM/forum-banghead.gif

Anybody here visited it?

Oh yeah, I posted this month's stuff already.
http://www.moviecollectoroh.com

I have not been to the NJ sites, but as a child my parents took me to see Greenfield Village.  I was too young to really comprehend everything, but I really loved seeing the historical buildings and associated cars, machines, etc.  Sometime I need to go back to put everything in perspective.  The Summer used to be a great time to visit Michigan.  Perhaps now it's too hot like everywhere else.  Hope you had nice weather on your trip.

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1 hour ago, cmovieviewer said:

I have not been to the NJ sites, but as a child my parents took me to see Greenfield Village.  I was too young to really comprehend everything, but I really loved seeing the historical buildings and associated cars, machines, etc.  Sometime I need to go back to put everything in perspective.  The Summer used to be a great time to visit Michigan.  Perhaps now it's too hot like everywhere else.  Hope you had nice weather on your trip.

Thanks, I used to travel more often for work.  Nowadays it should be more for recreation, but still is usually based around some practical thing.  It was sunny for the most part, but mountain driving on I-80 in PA during a torrential downpour is a bit like being in the rinse cycle in a giant washing machine.  Difficult to explain.  Also that is when all the motorcycles came out.

EDIT: here is the book on Edison
https://www.amazon.com/Streak-Luck-Legend-Thomas-Edison/dp/0872235211

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Sat., 8-10 for                          SUTS:  Rita Moreno......

 

1:45 PM (ET)
B/W - 103 m

 
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Synopsis:  Catholic priest Junipero Serra accompanies a group of Spanish soldiers into the land north and west of Mexico. Reverand Serra, however, intends to establish missions there, while the military men want to find the fabled "seven cities of gold."
 

DirRobert D. Webb    CastRichard Egan , Anthony Quinn , Michael Rennie , Rita Morno, Jeffrey Hunter

 

"..... The picture was made under the working title The Gun and the Cross; with that title, Webb said, "you've got your conflict. That's the way I wanted to go after it, [with] that spiritual [element]... I had a beautiful scene with Father Serra sitting on the sand with the Indian, and he said, 'The wind--where does the wind come from?' I had things that would open up the conflict and make you ask who is doing the better, this guy going out and subduing the Indians or the Father bringing them in through a spiritual concept. They cut that out of the picture."

Instead, the studio powers inserted a love story--between a Spanish officer played by Richard Egan and an Indian girl played by Rita Moreno--to drive the story's development and crisis. Webb felt this was contrived, "There [was] no legitimate reason for the love story... It still sticks out like a sore thumb."

Rita Moreno wasn't too crazy about the role, either ......... "I must have been filed under the category of 'general ethnic,'" Moreno later wrote in her memoir. "I guess they figured that if there was some sort of accent, darker skin, or an exotic look, a little Puerto Rican girl could play the role. Indian maiden roles were popular in the era. [They] became a stereotype--insulting along both sexual and racial lines. ......."

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/89618/Seven-Cities-of-Gold/articles.html

 

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tonight 8-14 for                      SUTS:  Liv Ullmann....

 

8:00 PM (ET)
B/W - 85 m

TV-PG
 
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Liv & Ingmar (2012)

Synopsis: ".....In snippets from Bergman films skillfully used to illustrate the shadowy line between art and autobiography in many of them, Ms. Ullmann’s face registers an astounding emotional transparency.

Portions of this small, likably sentimental film, narrated by Ms. Ullmann, are drawn from “Changing,” her 1976 autobiography. It also includes scattered excerpts from Bergman’s letters, read by Samuel Fröler.....

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/movies/liv-and-ingmar-documents-a-relationships-highs-and-lows.html


DirDheeraj Akolkar

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Fri., 8-16 for                                SUTS:  Irene Dunne.....

 

(time ET)

12:15 AM

When Tomorrow Comes ( 1939)

A married pianist deserts his mentally troubled wife when he falls in love with a pretty waitress.

 

 

Dir John M. Stahl Cast Irene Dunne , Charles Boyer , Barbara O'Neil .

BW- 92 mins,

"... would be love affair is derailed by nothing less than a hurricane and the reappearance of Boyer's wife, played here by Barbara O'Neill. O'Neill steals the show ...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032124/reviews?ref_=tt_ql_3

2:00 AM

High, Wide, And Handsome ( 1937)

A man must save his marriage while also trying to save the family oil business.

 

 

Dir Rouben Mamoulian Cast Irene Dunne , Randolph Scott , Dorothy Lamour .

BW- 105 mins,

"... Jerome KernOscar Hammerstein old-time musical of determined Scott drilling for oil in 19th-century Pennsylvania, fighting corrupt Hale. Corny plot put over by energetic cast; result is entertaining. Songs include "The Folks Who Live on the Hill.''

 

 

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Mon., 8-19 for                            SUTS:  Buster Keaton.....

8:00 PM (ET)
B/W -101 min
 
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Synopsis: The life and filmmaking career of iconic comedian Buster Keaton is celebrated in this documentary.

"The later years of his career, which were filled with personal and professional difficulties are also chronicled, but the film returns to highlights from his brilliantly productive period to showcase the creativity, fearlessness and physical talents that made Keaton a comedy legend. "
 

DirPeter Bogdanovich

 

"...... For biographical details, Bogdanovich uses scholar James Curtis, who intelligently discusses Keaton’s career, accompanied by a wealth of terrific photos from the comic’s earliest days. Dick Van Dyke is also a welcome presence, enthusiastically chatting about what made Buster unique, yet many of the other interviewees are of arguable usefulness, .....

Structured as a straightforward life story followed by an extended coda looking in detail at the features Cohen is restoring, “The Great Buster” can’t hold a candle to the 1987 three-part series “Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow” ..............

see: https://variety.com/2018/film/festivals/the-great-buster-a-celebration-review-buster-keaton-1202924203/

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Sat., 8-24 for                           SUTS:   Shirley MacLaine ......

 

9:30 AM (ET)
B/W - 101 m

TV-14
 
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Synopsis:
DirVittorio De Sica CastShirley MacLaine , Peter Sellers , Elspeth March .

 

" Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; "Super Simone," wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; "At the Opera," a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; "Suicides," a death pact; "Snow," would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman_Times_Seven

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Sun., 8-25 for                         SUTS:  Dustin Hoffman........

 

7:45 AM (ET)                 weird time for a premiere :rolleyes:
B/W - 118 m
 
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Hero (1992)

Synopsis:  cynical conman/thief rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.
 

DirStephen Frears CastDustin Hoffman , Geena Davis , Andy Garcia .

 

"... the Washington Post, felt that Hoffman's "presence overshadows the part, He's a big, V-8 engine booming and rumbling inside a moped." His colleague Hal Hinson, however, also writing for the Washington Post, ends his review of Hero by saying: "It's cagey, funny and vivaciously smart. It may also be one of the worldliest fairy tales ever made, and that rarest of things, a family film with real meat on its bones."

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/77871/Hero/articles.html

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Here are the TCM premieres for September, as determined by MovieCollectorOH’s report published on August 2. Note that on Saturdays TCM is premiering episodes of the Lost City of the Jungle and Jungle Queen serials along with selected cartoons, so these are listed separately.


Sep 1 - Scent of a Woman (1974)
Sep 2 - Treasures from the Disney Vault
  Fun and Fancy Free (1947) (animated)
  Donald's Tire Trouble (1943) (animated)
  The Happiest Millionaire (1967)
  The Art of Skiing (1941) (animated)
  Snowball Express (1972)
  The Hockey Champ (1939) (animated)
  The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)
Sep 6 - Genocide (1969)
Sep 7 - Ringo and His Golden Pistol (1966)
Sep 8 - Blue Denim (1959)
Sep 8 - Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Sep 12 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Sep 12 - Live and Let Die (1973)
Sep 12 - The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Sep 13 - That's My Boy (1932)
Sep 13 - Witchboard (1986)
Sep 15 - Emitaï (1971)
Sep 15 - Ceddo (1977)
Sep 17 - Man from God's Country (1958)
Sep 19 - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Sep 19 - Moonraker (1979)
Sep 19 - For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Sep 19 - Octopussy (1983)
Sep 19 - A View to a Kill (1985)
Sep 20 - Return to Campus (1975)
Sep 22 - Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)
Sep 23 - CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion (2018) (doc.) (also shown on 30th)
Sep 26 - The Living Daylights (1987)
Sep 26 - Licence to Kill (1989)
Sep 26 - GoldenEye (1995)
Sep 26 - Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Sep 26 - The World Is Not Enough (1999)


 - Saturdays: Lost City of the Jungle and Jungle Queen serials
Sep 7 - Lost City of the Jungle Ch. 12: Jungle Smash-up (1946)
Sep 14 - Lost City of the Jungle Ch. 13: Atomic Vengeance (1946)
Sep 21 - Jungle Queen Ch. 1: Invitation to Danger (1945)
Sep 28 - Jungle Queen Ch. 2: Jungle Sacrifice (1945)

 - Saturdays: cartoons
Sep 7 - MGM: Old Mill Pond (1936)
Sep 7 - Popeye: Bull Dozing the Bull (1933)
Sep 14 - Popeye: Mutiny Ain't Nice (1933)
Sep 21 - Popeye: Goonland (1938)
Sep 28 - Popeye: A Date to Skate (1938)


Thanks as always to MCOH!

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Sat., 8-30 for                            SUTS:  Susan Hayward......

10:15 PM (ET)
B/W - 101 m
 
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Synopsis:  depict a close family torn apart by success achieved by illegal means that separates them from their once simple and happy life, as well as the resulting betrayal, fratricide (attempted or real) and long-held grievances and revenge
 

DirJoseph L. Mankiewicz CastEdward G. Robinson , Susan Hayward , Richard Conte .

 

".... the film was well received, with Bosley Crowther in the New York Times calling it "a sizzling and picturesque exposure of a segment of nouveau-riche life within the Italian-American population." At the Cannes Film Festival, Edward G. Robinson won Best Actor and Mankiewicz was nominated for the Grand Prix. ..

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/78560/House-of-Strangers/articles.html

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast:  Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Debra Paget, Hope Emerson, Esther Minciotti.

"Dynamic drama of ruthless financier Robinson who uses his four sons to suit his own schemes. Unique plotline has been utilized in various disguises for many subsequent films--most memorably, five years later in the Western BROKEN LANCE."

(& THE GODFATHER....) :)

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Sat., 8-30 for                            SUTS:  Susan Hayward......

10:15 PM (ET)
B/W - 101 m
 
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Synopsis:  depict a close family torn apart by success achieved by illegal means that separates them from their once simple and happy life, as well as the resulting betrayal, fratricide (attempted or real) and long-held grievances and revenge
 

DirJoseph L. Mankiewicz CastEdward G. Robinson , Susan Hayward , Richard Conte .

 

".... the film was well received, with Bosley Crowther in the New York Times calling it "a sizzling and picturesque exposure of a segment of nouveau-riche life within the Italian-American population." At the Cannes Film Festival, Edward G. Robinson won Best Actor and Mankiewicz was nominated for the Grand Prix. ..

see: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/78560/House-of-Strangers/articles.html

 
 
 

LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:    
 

😧 Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Cast:  Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Debra Paget, Hope Emerson, Esther Minciotti.

"Dynamic drama of ruthless financier Robinson who uses his four sons to suit his own schemes. Unique plotline has been utilized in various disguises for many subsequent films--most memorably, five years later in the Western BROKEN LANCE."

House of Strangers is shown often (every 2 or 3 weeks) on MOVIES.    Fine film.   What is most interesting is that I can't think of another romantic lead that played her role in the way Hayward did here;  mean and disagreeable, but,  we (well me, at least),  end up taking her side due to who-would-wish-to-be-with-a-man-with-that-family plot line!

While Hayward rarely plays soft and loving characters (it is her edge that defines her screen persona),  she really is something in this film.  

 

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Sun., 9-1 for                           TCM Imports.........

2:00 AM (ET)
B/W - 104 m
 
 
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Synopsis:  An army cadet acts as baby-sitter to a mischievous, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The angry captain, wants no pity, wreaks havoc in every situation,


DirDino Risi CastVittorio Gassman , Alessandro Momo , Agostina Belli .

leading actor Vittorio Gassman won important Italian and French awards. An American remake, Scent of a Woman, was released in 1992.

" Vittorio Gassman plays a lecherous cad (as only he can), but the carefree exuberance he showed in The Easy Life shades here, some 20 years later, into mercilessly funny misanthropy. Gassman won Best Actor at Cannes for his performance as the blind military captain ..."

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