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Watched REBECCA this morning, and George Sanders steals that film away from Olivier!

 

I think Sanders should be chosen for a Star of the Month tribute. He is most deserving...

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I am retitling these threads and from now until the cows come home, I am going to put George Sanders' name in them. The cows will be home when we learn TCM has chosen Sanders for the monthly honor.

 

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Right, Colonel Sanders...?

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I have to say that I watched REBECCA this morning, and George Sanders steals that film away from Olivier. Sanders should truly be Star of the Month. He is most deserving, TCM...

 

Amen.  Even if you remove his minor roles from consideration, if TCM can't find a month's worth of great films among this list, they're simply not trying.  We've had enough "Spring break" movies over the past few years to last us several lifetimes. How about some films with a little more meat on them?

 

1. Psychomania (1973)
2. Endless Night (1972) as Lippincott.
3. The Kremlin Letter (1970) as The Warlock .
4. The Body Stealers (1970) as General Armstrong .
5. The Best House in London (1969) as Sir Francis Leybourne .
6. One Step to Hell (1969) as Captain Phillips .
7. The Candy Man (1969) as Sidney Carter [Candy Man] .
8. Warning Shot (1967) as Calvin York .
9. Good Times (1967) as Mr. Mordicus .
10. The Jungle Book (1967) as Shere Khan the Tiger .
11. Trunk to Cairo (1966) as Professor Schlieben .
12. The Quiller Memorandum (1966) as Gibbs .
14. Ecco (1965) as Narrator .
15. Dark Purpose (1964) as Raymond Fontaine .
16. A Shot in the Dark (1964) as Benjamin Ballon .
17. Cairo (1963) as Major Pickering .
18. In Search of the Castaways (1962) as Thomas Ayerton .
19. Operation Snatch (1962) as Major Hobson .
20. Five Golden Hours (1961) as Mr. Bing .
21. Trouble in the Sky (1961) as Sir Arnold Hobbes, Queen's Counsel .
22. Call Me Genius (1961) as Sir Charles Brouard .
23. Village of the Damned (1960) as Gordon Zellaby .
24. The Last Voyage (1960) as Capt. Robert Adams .
25. Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons (1960) as Landru .
26. A Touch of Larceny (1960) as Sir Charles Holland .
27. Solomon and Sheba (1959) as Adonijah .
28. That Kind of Woman (1959) as The Man [A. L.] .
29. Outcasts of the City (1958) as Announcer .
30. From the Earth to the Moon (1958) as Stuyvesant Nicholl .
31. The Whole Truth (1958) as Carliss .
32. The Seventh Sin (1957) as Tim Waddington .
33. While the City Sleeps (1956) as Mark Loving .
34. Never Say Goodbye (1956) as Victor .
35. That Certain Feeling (1956) as Larry Larkin .
36. Death of a Scoundrel (1956) as Clementi Sabourin .
37. Jupiter's Darling (1955) as Fabius Maximus .
38. The Scarlet Coat (1955) as Dr. Jonathan Odell .
39. Moonfleet (1955) as Lord [James] Ashwood .
40. Night Freight (1955) as Radio announcer .
41. The King's Thief (1955) as Charles II .
42. The Big Tip Off (1955) as Orator .
44. Witness to Murder (1954) as Albert Richter .
45. King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as King Richard the Lion-Hearted .
46. Run for the Hills (1953) as Television commentator .
47. Call Me Madam (1953) as Gen. Cosmo Constantine .
48. Ivanhoe (1952) as De Bois-Guilbert .
49. Hold That Line (1952) as Football player .
50. Captain Black Jack (1952) as Mike Alexander .
51. I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) as J. F. Noble .
52. Kentucky Jubilee (1951) as Barker .
53. The Light Touch (1951) as Felix Guignol .
54. All About Eve (1950) as Addison DeWitt .
55. Samson and Delilah (1950) as The Saran of Gaza .
56. The Fan (1949) as Lord Robert Darlington .
57. Lured (1947) as Robert Fleming .
58. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) as Miles Fairley .
59. The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947) as Georges Duroy .
60. Forever Amber (1947) as King Charles II .
61. The Strange Woman (1946) as John Evered .
62. A Scandal in Paris (1946) as Eugene-François Vidocq .
63. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as Lord Henry Wotton .
64. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) as Harry Melville Quincy .
65. Hangover Square (1945) as Dr. Allan Middleton .
66. Summer Storm (1944) as Fedja Michailovitch Petroff .
67. Action in Arabia (1944) as Michael Gordon .
68. The Lodger (1944) as Inspector John Warwick .
69. Appointment in Berlin (1943) as Keith Wilson .
70. Paris After Dark (1943) as Dr. Andre Marbel .
71. They Came to Blow Up America (1943) as Carl Steelman .
72. This Land Is Mine (1943) as George Lambert .
73. Quiet Please Murder (1943) as Jim Fleg .
74. Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Williams .
75. The Moon and Sixpence (1942) as Charles Strickland .
76. A Date with the Falcon (1942) as Gay Lawrence "The Falcon" .
77. The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Gay Lawrence, also known as "The Falcon" .
78. The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Gay Lawrence, also known as "The Falcon" .
79. Son of Fury (1942) as Sir Arthur Blake .
80. Her Cardboard Lover (1942) as Tony Barling .
81. The Black Swan (1942) as Captain Billy Leech .
82. The Gay Falcon (1941) as Gay Lawrence, also known as "The Falcon" .
83. Rage in Heaven (1941) as Ward Andrews .
84. Man Hunt (1941) as [Major] Quive-Smith .
85. Sundown (1941) as Major [A. L.] Coombes .
86. The Son of Monte Cristo (1941) as [General] Gurko Lanen .
87. The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) as Simon Templar, also known as The Saint .
88. So This Is London (1940) as Dr. Dereski .
89. The Saint's Double Trouble (1940) as Simon Templar, "The Saint"/Boss Duke Bates .
90. Green Hell (1940) as Forrester .
91. Foreign Correspondent (1940) as [scott] ffolliott .
92. Rebecca (1940) as Jack Favell .
93. Bitter Sweet (1940) as Baron von Tranisch .
94. The Saint Takes Over (1940) as Simon Templar, the Saint .
95. The House of the Seven Gables (1940) as Jaffrey Pyncheon .
96. The Saint in London (1939) as Simon Templar, also known as "The Saint" .
97. Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) as Capt. Heinrichs .
98. Allegheny Uprising (1939) as Capt. Swanson .
99. The Saint Strikes Back (1939) as The Saint [simon Templar] .
100. Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as [Franz] Schlager .
101. Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) as Eric Norvel .
102. Four Men and a Prayer (1938) as Wyatt [Leigh] .
103. International Settlement (1938) as Del Forbes .
104. The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1937) as Indifference .
105. Slave Ship (1937) as Lefty .
106. Love Is News (1937) as Count Andre de Guyon .
107. The Lady Escapes (1937) as Rene Blanchard .
108. Lancer Spy (1937) as Lieutenant Michael Bruce .
109. Lloyd's of London (1936) as Lord Everett Stacy .
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All these George Sanders films are in the Turner Library. The highlighted films could easily lead off the four evenings of a monthly tribute. This is very do-able:

 

CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY

THE SAINT STRIKES BACK

ALLEGHENY UPRISING

NURSE EDITH CAVELL

THE SAINT IN LONDON

THE SAINT TAKES OVER

BITTER SWEET

REBECCA

THE SAINT’S DOUBLE TROUBLE

THE SAINT IN PALM SPRINGS

RAGE IN HEAVEN

THE GAY FALCON

HER CARDBOARD LOVER

THE FALCON TAKES OVER

THE FALCON’S BROTHER

A DATE WITH THE FALCON

THE MOON AND SIXPENCE

THIS LAND IS MINE

ACTION IN ARABIA

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

LURED

THE LIGHT TOUCH

IVANHOE

KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS

WITNESS TO MURDER

THE KING’S THIEF

MOONFLEET

THE SCARLET COAT

JUPITER’S DARLING

DEATH OF A SCOUNDREL

WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS

THE SEVENTH SIN

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON

SOLOMON AND SHEBA

THE LAST VOYAGE

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

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Let's get someone a bit outside the box this coming April. (If they pick Elvis and show a lot of his beach-clambake movies to tie in with spring break, I will be sick.)

 

I have to say that I watched REBECCA this morning, and George Sanders steals that film away from Olivier. Sanders should truly be Star of the Month. He is most deserving, TCM...

..but he doesn't steal it away from Fontaine, who is absolutely terrific in by far her best performance.

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..but he doesn't steal it away from Fontaine, who is absolutely terrific in by far her best performance.

 

Yes, but we are playing up George Sanders in this thread. Joan Fontaine has already been SOTM. :)

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All these George Sanders films are in the Turner Library. The highlighted films could easily lead off the four evenings of a monthly tribute. This is very do-able:

 

CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY

THE SAINT STRIKES BACK

ALLEGHENY UPRISING

NURSE EDITH CAVELL

THE SAINT IN LONDON

THE SAINT TAKES OVER

BITTER SWEET

REBECCA

THE SAINT’S DOUBLE TROUBLE

THE SAINT IN PALM SPRINGS

RAGE IN HEAVEN

THE GAY FALCON

HER CARDBOARD LOVER

THE FALCON TAKES OVER

THE FALCON’S BROTHER

A DATE WITH THE FALCON

THE MOON AND SIXPENCE

THIS LAND IS MINE

ACTION IN ARABIA

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

LURED

THE LIGHT TOUCH

IVANHOE

KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS

WITNESS TO MURDER

THE KING’S THIEF

MOONFLEET

THE SCARLET COAT

JUPITER’S DARLING

DEATH OF A SCOUNDREL

WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS

THE SEVENTH SIN

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON

SOLOMON AND SHEBA

THE LAST VOYAGE

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

Lloyds of London (my favorite Tyrone Power movie), though a Fox film, has already been on TCM. It features one of Sanders' early obnoxious roles. One film I would really like to see is Green Hell, Sanders one film directed by James Whale.

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All these George Sanders films are in the Turner Library. The highlighted films could easily lead off the four evenings of a monthly tribute. This is very do-able:

 

CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY

THE SAINT STRIKES BACK

ALLEGHENY UPRISING

NURSE EDITH CAVELL

THE SAINT IN LONDON

THE SAINT TAKES OVER

BITTER SWEET

REBECCA

THE SAINT’S DOUBLE TROUBLE

THE SAINT IN PALM SPRINGS

RAGE IN HEAVEN

THE GAY FALCON

HER CARDBOARD LOVER

THE FALCON TAKES OVER

THE FALCON’S BROTHER

A DATE WITH THE FALCON

THE MOON AND SIXPENCE

THIS LAND IS MINE

ACTION IN ARABIA

 

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

LURED

THE LIGHT TOUCH

 

IVANHOE

KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS

WITNESS TO MURDER

THE KING’S THIEF

MOONFLEET

THE SCARLET COAT

JUPITER’S DARLING

DEATH OF A SCOUNDREL

WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS

THE SEVENTH SIN

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON

SOLOMON AND SHEBA

THE LAST VOYAGE

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

George Sanders is very worthy, with an extensive filmography. If he were, to be featured, it would e nice if TCM could show some.of his less aired featured, say, some of his Fox titles. There are plenty to choose from, and not just ALL ABOUT EVE. Another thought, maybe the three films he did with Linda Darnell could be grouped together one night: SUMMER STORM (1944), HANGOVER SQUARE (1945), and FOREVER AMBER (1947). Three very different performances by the man, with Linda a social climber in each. I'm betting at least.two of these titles.would be TCM premieres.

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Yes, but we are playing up George Sanders in this thread. Joan Fontaine has already been SOTM. :)

So an actor can steal a film from another actor, and, in turn, have the film stolen from him by another actor?

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I watched RAGE IN HEAVEN this morning. I had forgotten that Sanders plays the romantic hero in this one. Definitely cast against type and very good with Ingrid Bergman.

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I have a feeling it's going to be Tony Curtis...the fact that CRISS CROSS showed up recently on the schedule makes me wonder if it wasn't acquired for a Curtis tribute (since it was one of his first notable film appearances).

 

I guess we shall soon see...

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TopBilled:  I am with you 100% for a George Sanders SOTM.  I could watch all the Falcon films as Saturday morning escapades along with his other appearences.  I love the idea of him with Linda Darnell...what a gift.   Let's keep pushing this forward. 

 

Along with George Sanders as SOTM  I would like to see some of the better known character actors get thier SOTM like James Gleason for instance....he was a shining star in the The Clock, an even bigger star in Here Comes Mr. Jordon as well.   Thanks again.

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TopBilled:  I am with you 100% for a George Sanders SOTM.  I could watch all the Falcon films as Saturday morning escapades along with his other appearences.  I love the idea of him with Linda Darnell...what a gift.   Let's keep pushing this forward. 

 

Along with George Sanders as SOTM  I would like to see some of the better known character actors get thier SOTM like James Gleason for instance....he was a shining star in the The Clock, an even bigger star in Here Comes Mr. Jordon as well.   Thanks again.

Emily,

 

I was reading an article yesterday about Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter Francesca Hilton who died recently at age 67. The Hiltons never claimed her and insisted that she was actually the daughter of George Sanders. (Her mother and aunt had both been married to Sanders.)

 

By the way, I'm surprised that the April schedule still isn't available...

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It's almost the middle of the month. I don't remember having to wait this long for the April schedule. Can you tell I'm spoiled? LOL

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Can't believe we are still waiting for the April sched-- it is now January 15th.  At this rate, we will get April's info, then a quick two weeks later we will get May.

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Can't believe we are still waiting for the April sched-- it is now January 15th.  At this rate, we will get April's info, then a quick two weeks later we will get May.

If the April schedule doesn't come out soon, I'm going to start tossing and turning at night.

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If the April schedule doesn't come out soon, I'm going to start tossing and turning at night.

Instead of ignoring the thread or making an adequate contribution, you come on here and make a slam. Thumbs down.

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Schedule information is usually not added over the weekend. So it looks like if we do not get the April info in the next hour, the wait will be postponed until at least Monday.

 

Hope it's a spectacular schedule and worth the wait...!

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Schedule information is usually not added over the weekend. So it looks like if we do not get the April info in the next hour, the wait will be postponed until at least Monday.

 

Hope it's a spectacular schedule and worth the wait...!

Monday is MLK's birthday. Scratch Monday, unless it's going to be someone like Poitier.

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Monday is MLK's birthday. Scratch Monday, unless it's going to be someone like Poitier.

You're right. So it's Tuesday at the earliest. 

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This thread will reach 1,000 views before we find out who the April Star of the Month is...!

 

Last night we had George Sanders on TCM in FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. He worked in both of Hitchcock's films that year (the other one was REBECCA)-- both were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. I'd like to think Sanders' talent had a little bit to do with the greatness of the two pictures.

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Since Anthony Quinn is the honoree in April, I have gone ahead and updated this thread. We will try for Sanders to be Star of the Month in May now... :)

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I've been checking to see if the May schedule is up, but it has not been posted yet. I have a feeling they will go with Orson Welles, since it would have been his 100th birthday and since it's been many years since they featured him as a SOTM. Plus his most famous RKO films are in the Turner Library.

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