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April 2016 TCM Spotlight: Best of the Barrymores

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24 films, Monday nights in April!

 

 

Monday, April 4 -- John

DON JUAN (1926)
A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT (1932)

STATE'S ATTORNEY (1932)

THE GREAT MAN VOTES (1939)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND COMES BACK (1937)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S REVENGE (1937)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S PERIL (1938)

 

Monday, April 11 -- Lionel

ONE MAN'S JOURNEY (1933)

TREASURE ISLAND (1934)

YOUNG DR. KILDARE (1938)

KEY LARGO (1948)

CALLING DR. KILDARE (1939)

THE SECRET OF DR. KILDARE (1939)

 

Monday, April 18 -- Ethel

NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (1944)

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946)

PINKY (1949)

KIND LADY (1951)

THE RED DANUBE (1949)

JOHNNY TROUBLE (1957)

 

Monday, April 25 -- All Together

RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS (1932)

GRAND HOTEL (1932)

NIGHT FLIGHT (1933)

DINNER AT EIGHT (1933)

ARSENE LUPIN (1932)

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Aw, c'mon... I'd be thrilled to see either Lionel or John get a SOTM tribute of their own. They each have a great enough legacy to warrant one; and I think TCM already had a joint tribute for them once before, didn't they?

 

And Judy Garland is SOTM?... (sigh)

 

(Edit: Sorry, sorry... I know how tired we all are of the whine club.)

 

P.S, Thanks, Barton.

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Aw, c'mon... I'd be thrilled to see either Lionel or John get a SOTM tribute of their own. They each have a great enough legacy to warrant one; and I think TCM already had a joint tribute for them once before, didn't they?

 

All three were featured together for Stars of the Month some time ago. So this schedule is basically a repeat. 

 

What would have made it different-- including one film starring Diana Barrymore, one film starring John Drew Barrymore, and one starring Drew Barrymore. 

 

They dropped the ball and gave us the same old-same old again.

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All three were featured together for Stars of the Month some time ago. So this schedule is basically a repeat. 

 

What would have made it different-- including one film starring Diana Barrymore, one film starring John Drew Barrymore, and one starring Drew Barrymore. 

 

They dropped the ball and gave us the same old-same old again.

 

While this is largely a programming repeat, The Barrymores were given a joint SOTM tribute in November 1995 -- over twenty years ago. While it could have been different, acknowledging the continuing acting legacy of the Barrymore family, I think that a long enough period of time has elapsed to warrant this series of programming as it is.

 

As a side note, I would guess that Drew Barrymore will come back to host this spotlight.

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While this is largely a programming repeat, The Barrymores were given a joint SOTM tribute in November 1995 -- over twenty years ago. While it could have been different, acknowledging the continuing acting legacy of the Barrymore family, I think that a long enough period of time has elapsed to warrant this series of programming as it is.

 

I would guess that Drew Barrymore will come back to host this spotlight.

I think people are still tired of these programming repeats. My guess is if we found a copy of the old schedule from 1995, it would likely include 95% of the same titles, just probably in a slightly different order. They are basically redressing an old schedule and not adding any recognition of the other Barrymores, which they easily could have done on the final night, to show how the family's acting dynasty continues.

 

I do agree that Drew will probably come back as the host for this series.

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I recently discovered the films of John Barrymore last year and I've been dying to see more! I'm so glad they are gonna show them! I wish they would have added Twentieth Century but this is still pretty cool.Thanks!

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All three were featured together for Stars of the Month some time ago. So this schedule is basically a repeat. 

 

What would have made it different-- including one film starring Diana Barrymore, one film starring John Drew Barrymore, and one starring Drew Barrymore. 

 

They dropped the ball and gave us the same old-same old again.

I would love it if there would be a whole month devoted to Lionel Barrymore, my favourite of the Barrymores.  Of course, Ethel didn't make enough for more than a whole night.  I have seen a lot of John's movies.  I am a big fan of the siblings.

 

For John Drew Barrymore, the film I would choose would be film noir classic starring Dana Andrews called While the City Sleeps.

 

As for Diana, if I remember correctly she never completed a single movie.  TCM aired last year a movie based upon her autobiography with Errol Flynn portraying her father and Dorothy Malone, I think, as her.  Because of the problems she had, she never completed the retakes of her first movie.

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barrymores---john--ethel--lionel---studi

24 films, Monday nights in April!

 

 

Monday, April 4 -- John

DON JUAN (1926)

A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT (1932)

STATE'S ATTORNEY (1932)

THE GREAT MAN VOTES (1939)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND COMES BACK (1937)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S REVENGE (1937)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S PERIL (1938)

 

Monday, April 11 -- Lionel

ONE MAN'S JOURNEY (1933)

TREASURE ISLAND (1934)

YOUNG DR. KILDARE (1938)

KEY LARGO (1948)

CALLING DR. KILDARE (1939)

THE SECRET OF DR. KILDARE (1939)

 

Monday, April 18 -- Ethel

NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (1944)

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946)

PINKY (1949)

KIND LADY (1951)

THE RED DANUBE (1949)

JOHNNY TROUBLE (1957)

 

Monday, April 25 -- All Together

RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS (1932)

GRAND HOTEL (1932)

NIGHT FLIGHT (1933)

DINNER AT EIGHT (1933)

ARSENE LUPIN (1932)

 

barrymores---john--ethel--lionel---studi

24 films, Monday nights in April!

 

 

Monday, April 4 -- John

DON JUAN (1926)

A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT (1932)

STATE'S ATTORNEY (1932)

THE GREAT MAN VOTES (1939)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND COMES BACK (1937)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S REVENGE (1937)

BULLDOG DRUMMOND'S PERIL (1938)

 

Monday, April 11 -- Lionel

ONE MAN'S JOURNEY (1933)

TREASURE ISLAND (1934)

YOUNG DR. KILDARE (1938)

KEY LARGO (1948)

CALLING DR. KILDARE (1939)

THE SECRET OF DR. KILDARE (1939)

 

Monday, April 18 -- Ethel

NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (1944)

THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946)

PINKY (1949)

KIND LADY (1951)

THE RED DANUBE (1949)

JOHNNY TROUBLE (1957)

 

Monday, April 25 -- All Together

RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS (1932)

GRAND HOTEL (1932)

NIGHT FLIGHT (1933)

DINNER AT EIGHT (1933)

ARSENE LUPIN (1932)

That 25th is a little misleading as there was only one movie that all three made together -the first one.

 

Not sure what changes will be made for the Canadian schedule, but I have never seen The Spiral Staircase and it has long been on my to-see list.  I have not yet seen Johnny Trouble either.

 

Sorry to see that so many of John's night titles are later in his screen career when he wasn't healthy. 

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I would love it if there would be a whole month devoted to Lionel Barrymore, my favourite of the Barrymores.  Of course, Ethel didn't make enough for more than a whole night.  I have seen a lot of John's movies.  I am a big fan of the siblings.

 

For John Drew Barrymore, the film I would choose would be film noir classic starring Dana Andrews called While the City Sleeps.

 

As for Diana, if I remember correctly she never completed a single movie.  TCM aired last year a movie based upon her autobiography with Errol Flynn portraying her father and Dorothy Malone, I think, as her.  Because of the problems she had, she never completed the retakes of her first movie.

Ethel was a Summer Under the Stars honoree a few years ago and they filled up a 24 hour tribute with her films. 

 

I agree that WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS would be a good one for honoring John Drew Barrymore. 

 

Diana did make several films in the 1940s. She was under contract to Universal. She's very good in a comedy with Kay Francis called BETWEEN US GIRLS. She also made films with Loretta Young and Brian Donlevy. 

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Ethel was a Summer Under the Stars honoree a few years ago and they filled up a 24 hour tribute with her films. 

 

I agree that WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS would be a good one for honoring John Drew Barrymore. 

 

Diana did make several films in the 1940s. She was under contract to Universal. She's very good in a comedy with Kay Francis called BETWEEN US GIRLS. She also made films with Loretta Young and Brian Donlevy. 

It must be the way the Diana Barrymore  bio-pic was introduced and concluded that made me think she had not completed a movie.  Thanks for the information.  It is hard to find Universal movies.  I have heard of the movie you mention and know all three artists you mention. 

 

So Ethel made enough movies to be an honouree. That is good to know.  I love to see Barrymore movies that are new to me.

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It must be the way the Diana Barrymore  bio-pic was introduced and concluded that made me think she had not completed a movie.  Thanks for the information.  It is hard to find Universal movies.  I have heard of the movie you mention and know all three artists you mention. 

 

So Ethel made enough movies to be an honouree. That is good to know.  I love to see Barrymore movies that are new to me.

 

Of all the major studios Universal films are broadcast the least.   Other studios co-own stations e.g. 20th Century Fox with MOVIES-TV while others like GET-TV specialize in Columbia films.      Of course TCM has access to what is known as the Turner Library which includes Warner Bro,  MGM and RKO films.   

 

After Universal,  I believe Paramount films are not broadcast very often  E.g. I know of no station that shows mostly Paramount films.

 

Of course TCM does show Paramount films (as well as Fox and Columbia films)  but not close to how often they show WB, MGM and RKO films.   

 

In addition films by smaller studios like United Artist and Republic are not broadcast very often.

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Of all the major studios Universal films are broadcast the least.   Other studios co-own stations e.g. 20th Century Fox with MOVIES-TV while others like GET-TV specialist in Columbia films.      Of course TCM has access to what is known as the Turner Library which includes Warner Bro,  MGM and RKO films.   

 

After Universal,  I believe Paramount films are not broadcast very often  E.g. I know of no station that shows mostly Paramount films.

 

Of course TCM does show Paramount films (as well as Fox and Columbia films)  but not close to how often they show WB, MGM and RKO films.   

 

In addition films by smaller studios like United Artist and Republic are not broadcast very often.

Paramount (which controls all Republic films and its own post-1950 library) is a large supplier of films on Amazon Prime. Also, Paramount films from the 50s & 60s turn up on the Encore and Retroplex channels. So my guess is they own a stake in Starz/Encore. 

 

It is NBC/Universal which seems to be the least interested in sharing a wider variety of golden age classics (all Universal stuff from the 30s & 40s as well as the Paramount titles it controls from those two decades). Of course, there are exceptions. Svengoolie has a deal to show many of the Universal horror films, and some Universal westerns do show up on Encore and TCM occasionally.

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