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TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

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Saturday August 11, 2018

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24 hours of Gary Cooper on TCM

SARATOGA TRUNK with Ingrid Bergman

GARY COOPER: AMERICAN LIFE AMERICAN LEGEND documentary

THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER with Franchot Tone

THE WESTERNER with Walter Brennan

MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN with Jean Arthur

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON with Audrey Hepburn

THE FOUNTAINHEAD with Patricia Neal

THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES with Teresa Wright

SERGEANT YORK with Joan Leslie

THE STORY OF DR. WASSELL with Laraine Day

FRIENDLY PERSUASION with Dorothy McGuire

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I really like what you're doing here. Are you also interested, as the thread suggests, other places for movies, perhaps some that are not classics?

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4 minutes ago, jimmymac21 said:

I really like what you're doing here. Are you also interested, as the thread suggests, other places for movies, perhaps some that are not classics?

Well I usually list offerings from TCM, FilmStruck and Starz. August is a special month with Summer Under the Stars so I am just focusing on TCM right now. But in September I will be highlighting titles from FilmStruck and Starz again.

I don't highlight titles from YouTube since they could be taken down before someone has had a chance to watch them. And yes, the films I suggest on this thread each day are defined as classics.

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7 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Well I usually list offerings from TCM, FilmStruck and Starz. August is a special month with Summer Under the Stars so I am just focusing on TCM right now. But in September I will be highlighting titles from FilmStruck and Starz again.

I don't highlight titles from YouTube since they could be taken down before someone has had a chance to watch them. And yes, the films I suggest on this thread each day are defined as classics.

The Roku Channel has free offerings. Expect commercials. They are now available on the Internet.

http://blog.roku.com

Also, The Film Detective.

http://thefilmdetective.tv

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23 hours ago, CinemaInternational said:

Dorothy Malone really didn't have a big role in Two Guys in Texas.... but it was a charming little film anyway.

Back when she had just signed with Warners and was getting better supporting roles. 

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Sunday August 12, 2018

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24 hours of Doris Day on TCM

I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS with Danny Thomas

ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS with Jack Carson

THE WINNING TEAM with Ronald Reagan

BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON with Gordon MacRae

TEA FOR TWO with Gordon MacRae

THE TUNNEL OF LOVE with Richard Widmark

PILLOW TALK with Rock Hudson

LOVER COME BACK with Rock Hudson

SEND ME NO FLOWERS with Rock Hudson

THE THRILL OF IT ALL with James Garner

MIDNIGHT LACE with Rex Harrison

JULIE with Louis Jourdan

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5 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Sunday August 12, 2018

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24 hours of Doris Day on TCM

I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS with Danny Thomas

ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS with Jack Carson

THE WINNING TEAM with Ronald Reagan

BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON with Gordon MacRae

TEA FOR TWO with Gordon MacRae

THE TUNNEL OF LOVE with Richard Widmark

PILLOW TALK with Rock Hudson

LOVER COME BACK with Rock Hudson

SEND ME NO FLOWERS with Rock Hudson

THE THRILL OF IT ALL with James Garner

MIDNIGHT LACE with Rex Harrison

JULIE with Louis Jourdan

Interesting lineup, though I am disappointed that LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME isn't on the schedule. Oh, well.

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But any film from Andrew and Virginia Stone - "Julie" - has to be seen!

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23 minutes ago, rayban said:

But any film from Andrew and Virginia Stone - "Julie" - has to be seen!

I like this film a lot, Ray...and am sort of disappointed at the time slot they gave it. It should have been on earlier in primetime so more people can see it. She was so typecast in musicals and romantic comedies that it's a real pleasure to see her do a serious dramatic role. And though the basic scenario is contrived, she delivers the goods. Was there ever a more attractive Frenchman in Hollywood than Louis Jourdan?

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40 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

Interesting lineup, though I am disappointed that LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME isn't on the schedule. Oh, well.

Agreed. It should have aired. I also would have included STORM WARNING. She was good in dramatic roles, something people fail to realize about her.

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But, at least, we do have "Midnight Lace" in the line-up.

It should have been on earlier, though.

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On 8/2/2018 at 4:57 PM, TopBilled said:

You are welcome.

Yes many of the character actors and actresses started as leading men and women of the theater. They grew into those older roles.

I am sure young people who first watched Joan Blondell on the TV western series Here Come the Brides didn't know she had played ingenue roles decades earlier. They only knew her as an aging character actress, not a lead star of movies from back in the day.

I was one of those young people watching Here Come the Brides in the 60s, and I had no idea Joan had a film career reaching back to 1930 at that time.

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2 hours ago, rayban said:

But, at least, we do have "Midnight Lace" in the line-up.

It should have been on earlier, though.

MIDNIGHT LACE shows us how much drama could be caused in the days before Caller I.D. was invented.

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19 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

MIDNIGHT LACE shows us how much drama could be caused in the days before Caller I.D. was invented.

Good one TopBilled! I guess we can add anonymous phone calls to the list of now antiquated film plot devices. Somebody had a thread on that awhile back.

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Monday August 13, 2018

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24 hours of George Brent on TCM

THE RICH ARE ALWAYS WITH US with Ruth Chatterton

THEY CALL IT SIN with Loretta Young

BABY FACE with Barbara Stanwyck

THE PAINTED VEIL with Greta Garbo

STRANDED with Kay Francis

SECRETS OF AN ACTRESS with Kay Francis

WINGS OF THE NAVY with Olivia De Havilland

HONEYMOON FOR THREE with Ann Sheridan

THE GREAT LIE with Mary Astor

DARK VICTORY with Bette Davis

THE RAINS CAME with Myrna Loy

'TIL WE MEET AGAIN with Merle Oberon

LUXURY LINER with Jane Powell

MY REPUTATION with Barbara Stanwyck

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"My Reputation" - who could forget Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent in this one - the film has a remarkable supporting cast.

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3 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Monday August 13, 2018

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24 hours of George Brent on TCM

THE RICH ARE ALWAYS WITH US with Ruth Chatterton

THEY CALL IT SIN with Loretta Young

BABY FACE with Barbara Stanwyck

THE PAINTED VEIL with Greta Garbo

STRANDED with Kay Francis

SECRETS OF AN ACTRESS with Kay Francis

WINGS OF THE NAVY with Olivia De Havilland

HONEYMOON FOR THREE with Ann Sheridan

THE GREAT LIE with Mary Astor

DARK VICTORY with Bette Davis

THE RAINS CAME with Myrna Loy

'TIL WE MEET AGAIN with Merle Oberon

LUXURY LINER with Jane Powell

MY REPUTATION with Barbara Stanwyck

Looking forward these films, especially THE GREAT LIE and DARK VICTORY. 

I always like a movie that teamed George and Bette together. DARK VICTORY is a real tearjerker for sure though.

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22 minutes ago, rayban said:

"My Reputation" - who could forget Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent in this one - the film has a remarkable supporting cast.

Yes, the supporting cast is certainly top caliber. Here's the review I posted on the IMDb awhile ago:

*****

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This was Stanwyck's personal favorite of all the films she made during her long motion picture career. And I think the reason this was the actress' favorite (merely speculating) is the great scene where she tells off the snooty society woman at the New Year's party. Wow--it has all the toughness that Stanwyck does so well in her best roles. I wanted to stand up and applaud her when that scene finished playing. I am sure she enjoyed filming that, because she is truly on fire like only Stanwyck can be.

With regards to the rest of the cast: Lucile Watson turns up as the "cranky old-school mother" with her own definition of mourning. Trying to tell her daughter how to grieve is one of the high points, and makes her the arch villain of the piece. And she plays it perfectly.

As for the kids-- a little too baby-faced, but in a way it shows how they are still vulnerable and still need their mother and grandmother. The scene where the women see the boys off at the train station earlier in the picture was poignant and heartbreaking without going over the top.

Eve Arden is stellar in her supporting role as the best friend. I also like Warner Anderson's underplayed lawyer that should logically be the man Stanwyck turns to after the husband's death. And of course, Esther Dale, as Anna the housekeeper. The part where Jessica (Stanwyck) asks Anna to have dinner with her was another touching scene. This is a wonderful film with so many excellent moments.

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Tuesday August 14, 2018

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24 hours of Lupe Velez on TCM

WHERE EAST IS EAST with Lon Chaney

THE SQUAW MAN with Warner Baxter

KONGO with Walter Huston

MEXICAN SPITFIRE with Leon Errol

MEXICAN SPITFIRE OUT WEST with Donald Woods

MEXICAN SPITFIRE AT SEA with Buddy Rogers

LAUGHING BOY with Ramon Novarro

PLAYMATES with John Barrymore

STRICTLY DYNAMITE with Jimmy Durante

THE GIRL FROM MEXICO with Donald Woods

HOT PEPPER with Edmund Lowe

HONOLULU LU with Bruce Bennett

THE HALF NAKED TRUTH with Lee Tracy

LADIES DAY with Eddie Albert

HIGH FLYERS with Wheeler & Woolsey

THE CUBAN LOVE SONG with Lawrence Tibbett

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Wednesday August 15, 2018

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24 hours of Peter Finch on TCM

THE SHIRALEE with Elizabeth Sellars

THE ABDICATION Liv Ullmann

THE NUN'S STORY with Audrey Hepburn

A TOWN LIKE ALICE with Virginia McKenna

THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE Kim Novak

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD with Julie Christie

NO LOVE FOR JOHNNIE with Stanley Holloway

GIRL WITH GREEN EYES with Rita Tushingham

NETWORK with William Holden

SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY with Glenda Jackson

I THANK A FOOL with Susan Hayward

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Thursday August 16, 2018

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24 hours of Miriam Hopkins on TCM

THE STRANGER'S RETURN with Lionel Barrymore

THE RICHEST GIRL IN THE WORLD with Joel McCrea

SPLENDOR with Joel McCrea

MEN ARE NOT GODS with Rex Harrison

BARBARY COAST with Joel McCrea

VIRGINIA CITY with Errol Flynn

THE OLD MAID with Bette Davis

OLD ACQUAINTANCE with Bette Davis

TROUBLE IN PARADISE with Kay Francis

THESE THREE with Joel McCrea

THE STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE with Jack La Rue

LADY WITH RED HAIR with Claude Rains

WISE GIRL with Ray Milland

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE with Fredric March

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4 minutes ago, rayban said:

"The Story of Temple Drake" - how did they get away with this one?

Pre-code!   But yea,  even for a pre-code this film crosses what was socially acceptable at the time.

From Wiki: Though watered down, the movie was still so scandalous, it was one of the reasons for the introduction of the Hays Code.[1

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