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  1. Kingrat!! Thank you very much for the endorsement for ST MARTIN'S LANE!!! I won't be home on Sat morning unfortunately, but do have it on my DVR record list!
  2. Hibi and SansFin, I hope you both totally groove hard to THE FALCON'S ALIBI!!!! I love all the Falcon flix really! This one...is probably not screened that often, as it nears the end of the run, so it's awesome to be able to check it out!!!
  3. Well, during the daytime anyhoo!!! I totally dig on John Gilbert, and the day provides us with silents and early pre-code/talkies!!! My kind of rockin' day!!! TCM, you guys are totally boss for providing us with this much luscious joy!!! Here's the lineup! Be there, or be square, daddio!!! h1. 6:30 AM h2. [bardelys the Magnificent (1926)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/490224/Bardelys-the-Magnificent/] A notorious womanizer falls for the woman he has bet he can trick into marriage. *Dir*: [King Vidor|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/198681%7C94180/King-Vidor/] *Cast*: [John Gilbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/965577%7C85780/John-Gilbert/] , [Eleanor Boardman|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18034%7C45996/Eleanor-Boardman/] , [Roy D'Arcy|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/42942%7C135655/Roy-D-Arcy/] . BW-90 mins, TV-PG, h1. 8:15 AM h2. [show, The (1927)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2725/Show-The/] In this silent film, a sideshow dancer secretly loves the show's amoral barker. *Dir*: [Tod Browning|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/23932%7C147258/Tod-Browning/] *Cast*: [John Gilbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/965577%7C85780/John-Gilbert/] , [Renée Adorée|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/0%7C128875/Ren-e-Ador-e/] , [Lionel Barrymore|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/10738%7C99559/Lionel-Barrymore/] . BW-76 mins, TV-14, h1. 9:45 AM h2. [Woman of Affairs, A (1928)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/1632/Woman-of-Affairs-A/] Prejudice keeps a free spirit from the man she loves, triggering a series of tragedies. *Dir*: [Clarence Brown|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/767550%7C32371/Clarence-Brown/] *Cast*: [Greta Garbo|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/68274%7C63540/Greta-Garbo/] , [John Gilbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/965577%7C85780/John-Gilbert/] , [Lewis Stone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/185289%7C98688/Lewis-Stone/] . BW-91 mins, TV-PG, h1. 11:30 AM h2. [Desert Nights (1929)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/1327/Desert-Nights/] In this silent film, diamond robbers get caught in a violent sandstorm. *Dir*: [William Nigh|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/141271%7C156157/William-Nigh/] *Cast*: [John Gilbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/965577%7C85780/John-Gilbert/] , [Ernest Torrence|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/193160%7C48690/Ernest-Torrence/] , [Mary Nolan|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/141811%7C108749/Mary-Nolan/] . BW-62 mins, TV-G, h1. 12:45 PM h2. [Redemption (1930)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/87899/Redemption/] A man thought dead returns to find his wife has built a new life. *Dir*: [Fred Niblo|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/140797%7C55239/Fred-Niblo/] *Cast*: [John Gilbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/965577%7C85780/John-Gilbert/] , [Renée Adorée|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/0%7C128875/Ren-e-Ador-e/] , [Conrad Nagel|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/138465%7C33881/Conrad-Nagel/] . BW-65 mins, TV-G, h1. 2:00 PM h2. [Way For A Sailor (1930)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/489/Way-For-A-Sailor/] A devoted sailor jeopardizes his love life for love of the sea. *Dir*: [sam Wood|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/209007%7C138105/Sam-Wood/] *Cast*: [John Gilbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/965577%7C85780/John-Gilbert/] , [Wallace Beery|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/12710%7C152971/Wallace-Beery/] , [Jim Tully|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/194925%7C82911/Jim-Tully/] . BW-85 mins, TV-G, h1. 3:30 PM h2. [Phantom of Paris, The (1931)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/86590/Phantom-of-Paris-The/] A magician is charged with killing his fiancee's father. *Dir*: [John S. Robertson|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/163008%7C76140/John-S-Robertson/] *Cast*: [John Gilbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/965577%7C85780/John-Gilbert/] , [Leila Hyams|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/91463%7C96920/Leila-Hyams/] , [Lewis Stone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/185289%7C98688/Lewis-Stone/] . BW-74 mins, TV-PG, h1. 5:00 PM h2. [West Of Broadway (1931)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/1849/West-Of-Broadway/] A millionaire doesn't remember getting married but can't forget how much he hates his new wife. *Dir*: [Harry Beaumont|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/12254%7C66477/Harry-Beaumont/] *Cast*: [John Gilbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/965577%7C85780/John-Gilbert/] , [El Brendel|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/21767%7C45829/El-Brendel/] , [Lois Moran|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/135038%7C100105/Lois-Moran/] . BW-67 mins, TV-G, CC, h1. 6:30 PM h2. [Captain Hates the Sea, The (1934)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/70233/Captain-Hates-the-Sea-The/] A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage. *Dir*: [Lewis Milestone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/131574%7C98659/Lewis-Milestone/] *Cast*: [Victor McLaglen|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/128141%7C150996/Victor-McLaglen/] , [Wynne Gibson|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/70936%7C158188/Wynne-Gibson/] , [Alison Skipworth|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/178852%7C11145/Alison-Skipworth/] . BW-85 mins, TV-G, CC,
  4. Tom, first, wow, my man, just an incredibly lay down there of three of my favorite actors of all time!!! Wow! I love the WB style of the early to mid-30's and these 3 figured prominently at that time! And into the 40's with Bogie really doing most of the big stuff by that time, but wow, all of these are totally groovy!!! I can't really choose, they all bring strengths to the table. All of them, while similar, are distinctly unique in their style and approach as well as their respective screen presences. Eddie G is not just one of my favorite "tough guy" actors, but he's probably my absolute favorite actor of all time!!! He could just do no wrong for me no matter the role or flick! But really...all of these mugs could turn my cinematic experiences totally on, and send me into a groove orbit! Love all of them!!
  5. Lavenderblue, you're most welcome! I'm so glad you will have a chance to totally groove to A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS!! It's a totally rockin' flick on a day filled with totally rockin' flix!!
  6. I totally dig this flick, and it will be screened this morning at 6:15am EST on TCM!!! Woohoooo! Allen Jenkins and Hugh Herbert are a couple of bumblin', stumblin', fumblin' detectives on the case (if you can call it that!!) investigating a lighthouse supposedly haunted by an octopus!!! It's zany, wacky, weird, and loads of groovy fun!!! Dig it! And thank you for the early AM treat, TCM!!
  7. TCM Flix to Groove Hard To!!! Monday, July 8-Sunday, July 14!! Hey, hope everyone is totally grooving and hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend and will enjoy a fantabulous week ahead!!! For a glimpse at my grooves for the remainder of this current week you are invited to visit this thread: http://forums.tcm.com/thread.jspa?threadID=169868&tstart=45 And to get us started check out those "Herrrrrrrrresssss Johnnnnnnny!!!" interviews that TCM is laying on us on Monday nights in the month of July!!! This week it will be, starting at 8pm est: Doris Day, Charlton Heston, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Tony Curtis!!! Dig it! Glenn Ford gets the royal daytime treatment on Tuesday, July 9th, and the lineup does include the noir GILDA (1946) at 6am, TERROR ON A TRAIN (1953) at 8am, and the Fritz Lang stunner, THE BIG HEAT (1953) at 9:15am!!! Kickin' the day off right!! Paul Henreid is in charge of Tuesdays on TCM in July and this time I'll be wanting to check out THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (1969)!!! With a title like that, I gotta be checking it! I've never seen it before, but apparently Paul is hanging out with Kate Hepburn, Charlie Boyer and Claude Dauphin! I gotta be honest with ya, Wednesday, July 10 is the day I'm gonna be grooving out to the most!!! It's a John Gilbert celebration all day long and it's filled with silents and early talkies, rock it!!! First up, at 6:30am, it's BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT (1926), still missing the 3rd reel, this flick was considered lost for decades!!! It's so cool that we have a print, even incomplete, to treasure!! Next up, it's John in the silent THE SHOW (1927), with Lionel BArrymore, and Renee Adoree!!! Another silent follows (doesn't it rock???!!!), this time John with Greta Garbo and Lewis Stone in A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS (1928)!!! Final silent flick of the day, John shows up with Ernest Torrence and Mary Nolan, in the William Nigh directed, DESERT NIGHTS (1929)!!! Then it's voice-on in REDEMPTION (1930), with Renee Adoree showing up again, along with Conrad Nagel, and a flick I've not seen before!!! Then it's Wallace Beery, Leila Hyams and Polly Moran showing up with John in WAY FOR A SAILOR (1930)!!! This one rocks!! As does the next one, THE PHANTOM OF PARIS (1931), again with Leila Hyams, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, C Aubrey Smith, Agnes Moorhead, and Ian Keith, this is definitely one you don't wan to miss out on!!! Next up, WEST OF BROADWAY (1931), with John, El Brendel, and Lois Moran!! And finally one that I only saw recently but wouldn't mind catching again, THE CAPTAIN HATES THE SEA (1934), kind of a low-budget "Grand Hotel" on the high seas!! John is featured along with a great cast (most of whom were reportedly drunk to the gills during most of the proceedings!!) with Walter Connolly, Wynne Gibson (oh yeah!!), Helen Vinson (oh yeah!!!), Alison Skipworth (always a hoot!!), Leon Errol (ditto!!), Victor McLaglen, Walter Catlett, Arthur Treacher, Donald Meek, and Akim Tamiroff!!! What a cast!!! And even The Three Stooges get in on the act!!! Wooowoowoowoo!!! And that's what I have to say about that daytime lineup, wow, for fans of John Gilbert, silents and pre-codes/early talkies, that's my kind of day on TCM!!! Thank you mucho!!! Robert Osborne steps in and takes over the reins for the evening's festivities, with his feature "Bob's Picks"! This time, Bob is pickin' some fine lookin' dames in double bills, first up it's Joan Bennett in THE RECKLESS MOMENT (1949) with James Mason and Geraldine Brooks! Fine suspense flick, highly recommended!!! Then it's a flick I've not seen before, this time Joan is mixing it up with Frederic March and Ralph Bellamy in TRADE WINDS (1938)!!! Detectives, mystery, romance, and world wide travel should add up to fun times, can't wait!! Apparently this is the flick where Joan went from blonde to the brunette that most of us know her as!!! Then Bob shifts gears to another lovely dame, Hedy Lamarr, first up in ALGIERS (1938) with Sigrid Gurie and Charles Boyer, then the King of Hollywood his own bad self, Clark Gable and Oscar Homolka in COMRADE x (1940)!!! For the rest of the overnight, TCM decides to extend that "X" theme, first, at 2:45am, with the 3rd version (that I'm aware of) of MADAME X, this one from 1937, and starring my main man Warren William, Gladys George, and John Beal!!! Then it's sci-fi x territory, with X THE UNKNOWN (1956), with Dean Jagger!! Tab Hunter gets the daytime block of flix on Thursday, and the ones I'll be groovin' to are the oaters that show up in the Tab Fest! First up, at 6am, it's GUN BELT (1953) with George Montgomery, Helen Westcott, and Jack Elam!!! Then at 9am, THE BURNING HILLS (1956), with Natalie Wood and Skip Homeier!! And finally GUNMAN'S WALK (1958) at 12:30pm, with Van Heflin and Kathryn Grant!!! And one more that I gotta check out, mainly because it's Director William A Wellman's final flick, LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE (1958)!! Gotta check it, Wellman is one of my all time favorite directors!! Thursday night, TCM will be offering a memorial tribute to the great Ray Harryhausen!!! Most grooving for me will be the 2am screening of EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956), and THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (1953)!!! I'd also highly recommend the superb documentary I'M KING KONG: THE EXPLOITS OF MERIAN C COOPER from 2005, if you haven't seen it, or want to check it again, it's worth a wakeup early, or a DVR slot, for sure!! Again, not really a Francois Truffaut fan, but if you are, you are totally digging Friday nights this month on TCM as his flix are featured in prime time and overnight! Saturday morning, I'll be totally grooving to ST MARTIN'S LANE (1938) at 6am!!! I've not seen it before, but it features Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, and Rex Harrison!! Looks like a totally coolio flick!!! This is followed by the low-budget noir/crime flick, NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH (1948)!!! I really dig on this little known flick, where a largely British cast affects "American gangster slang", which can be somewhat unintentionally funny, but I dig where it's going with it all! Totally cool flick, unique in many respects, it features Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott, Linden Travers, and Walter Crisham!!! Def rocks! And more def rocks at 10:45am for this week's "Falcon" flick, this time our man Tom Conway mixes it up with Rita Corday, Jane Greer (hotcha-cha-cha!!), Elisha Cook, Jr, Jean Brooks, and Jason Robards, Sr in THE FALCON'S ALIBI!!! You might recognized the plot as it does redo the one from THE GAY FALCON, back with bro, George Sanders, was in The Falcon's shoes, but still a worthy watch! We only have one more of these left after this one, so I'm holding onto this groove for as long as it lasts me!!! I totally dig on "The Falcon" series! Saturday night will be featuring Rosalind Russell, and the flick I'm really hankering for is one I've not seen before, the 1940 comedy, HIRED WIFE, with Roz, Brian Aherne, Virginia Bruce, and Robert Benchley!! Dig it! Should be a hoot!! Sunday night looks rockin', with the theme of "Seven Up"!!! First up, at 8pm, it's THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960)!!! Believe it or not, this is a flick I've only seen for the first time recently, and I'm gonna dig on this second watch cos it's a great flick with a great cast, including Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, and my man Brad Dexter (hunka!)!!! This is followed by SEVEN ANGRY MEN (1955), historical drama with Raymond Massey reprising his role as abolitionist John Brown, with Debra Paget and Jeffrey Hunter!!! And the "seven" theme continues through Silent Sunday Night, with a two-fer!!!! First up, SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK (1921) with Max Linder and Thelma Percy, then it's Buster Keaton in SEVEN CHANCES (1925)!!! And last, but not least, the inspiration for the first film in this "Seven" fest, Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI!! Dig it! Roll those 7's baby! Cool flix, rockin' the house! Thank you for another week of outstanding and groovy cinematic treasures, TCM!!! And to all my fellow TCM-heads, have groovy and fun times!
  8. I want to add that I'll be totally groovin' to the rest of today's lineup too, an omission on my part when I was hallucinatin' up my grooves for this week!!! The rest of today's daytime lineup looks pretty coolio, and here it, plucked right from the schedule: h1. 12:30 PM h2. [God's Country And The Woman (1936)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/76554/God-s-Country-And-The-Woman/] A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise. *Dir*: [William Keighley|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/99957%7C155882/William-Keighley/] *Cast*: [George Brent|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/21881%7C58299/George-Brent/] , [beverly Roberts|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/162744%7C20768/Beverly-Roberts/] , [barton MacLane|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/119100%7C18282/Barton-MacLane/] . C-85 mins, TV-PG, CC, h1. 2:00 PM h2. [Northwest Rangers (1942)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/85238/Northwest-Rangers/] A Mountie tracks a childhood friend gone bad. *Dir*: [Joe Newman|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/140525%7C89581/Joe-Newman/] *Cast*: [James Craig|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/40586%7C77536/James-Craig/] , [William Lundigan|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/117631%7C155989/William-Lundigan/] , [Patricia Dane|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/43805%7C120992/Patricia-Dane/] . BW-64 mins, TV-PG, CC, h1. 3:15 PM h2. [Northern Pursuit (1943)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/12753/Northern-Pursuit/] A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness. *Dir*: [Raoul Walsh|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/201402%7C127526/Raoul-Walsh/] *Cast*: [Errol Flynn|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/63336%7C48996/Errol-Flynn/] , [Julie Bishop|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1537392%7C91060/Julie-Bishop/] , [Helmut Dantine|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/44133%7C68824/Helmut-Dantine/] . BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, h1. 5:00 PM h2. [Cariboo Trail, The (1950)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/410644/Cariboo-Trail-The/] A cattleman fights to establish a ranch in the middle of gold country. *Dir*: [Edwin L. Marin|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/122229%7C45565/Edwin-L-Marin/] *Cast*: [Randolph Scott|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1420866%7C127443/Randolph-Scott/] , [George "Gabby" Hayes|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/83323%7C58741/George-Gabby-Hayes/] , [bill Williams|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/206485%7C21695/Bill-Williams/] . C-81 mins, TV-G, CC, h1. 6:30 PM h2. [Zero Hour! (1957)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/96656/Zero-Hour-/] When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying. *Dir*: [Hall Bartlett|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/10880%7C65200/Hall-Bartlett/] *Cast*: [Dana Andrews|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/4173%7C35260/Dana-Andrews/] , [Linda Darnell|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/44380%7C99349/Linda-Darnell/] , [sterling Hayden|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/83248%7C142549/Sterling-Hayden/] . BW-81 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
  9. Hope you're groovin' hard to today's TCM lineup!!! It's a good one, particularly enjoyed the early talkies and the silent that led off the day!! Rock it! And happy Canada Day to you and yours and all our other Canadian cool cats and kittens who are fans of TCM and members of the board!! Dig it!
  10. Sans Fin, you are MOST welcome!!! And thank you for always checking in with my weekly grooves, it's very much appreciated!! And also thank you for your feedback on flix you will be grooving to (or not as the case may be)!!!
  11. Oh man, Miss Wonderly and our other Canadian fellow TCM cats and kittens---sorry for neglecting to mention that today's theme was all about Canada in honor of Canada Day!!! An oversight, and I'm sorry 'bout that!!! To those who are celebratin' it, hope you're grooving hard to the day's lineup!!
  12. Boom! Thank you, CS, for the link and announcement! You rock! I'll add to the "rockin'" list, Calvin, for always being a step ahead of the "official" schedule release, and all the work that goes into that! And Lynn this time for previewing the coolio Film series that TCM is introducing for us in the month of September, but will be spanning across a few months in scope! You all rock!
  13. > {quote:title=TomJH wrote:}{quote}Mr. Muller, it's been a really fun ride this month watching those film noirs, along with your pungent comments both before and after each film. In particular, I'd like to thank you and TCM for introducing me to The Burglar, which I had never seen before. > > > One more thing, Mr. Muller, you've been a class act for coming on these boards and sharing your opinions with us here. I want to put in a special thanks for that. > > > It is my sincere hope that we will see you on the channel again soon. You've been a great host. Your love and knowledge of all things noir is apparent to all. > BOOM! I totally agree with Tom's comments here! Your presence both on the channel and here on the boards not only gave this entire Spotlight feature a sense of gravitas, but also provided me with a feeling that we're all here together, enjoying and discussing these flix! It was really a class act, as Tom mentioned, for you to participate in Miss Wonderly's awesome thread, and we can only hope that you'll return for more flix to present and share together on TCM sometime soon! Wish you the best, Mr Muller! You totally rock!
  14. Calvin, as always, thank you VERY much for all of the amazing work and effort you put into researching and tracking down these early schedule previews for us! You rock!!!
  15. Wow...I miss this ALREADY!!! I'm like...noooo, this can't be the last one! Maybe a new feature could be "Eddie Muller From the Shadows", a weekly noir feature??? I stole that from his last line from his last outro of the month, the one to *THE BIG SLEEP* It was a fantabulous one! I watched *LEOPARD MAN* then had to snooze, woke up and watched *MURDER MY SWEET* then *THE BIG SLEEP*, and just now getting to *DEADLINE AT DAWN* ! I think this flick is underrated, IMO. It's a goodie!! But oh so baaaaaaad!!!
  16. Miss Wonderly, I had to rewind my DVR copy of the flick, and it does say based on the novel "Black Alibi" by Cornell Woolrich. I'm totally happy to hear so many cool cats and kittens dug this flick!!! I agree with the atmosphere, and it may have two of the most intense scenes in any horror flick ever!!!! That actor who you said looks like Kevin Spacey, I agree! He also shows up, as do many of the other cast members, in several of the Val Lewton (as well as other mid-budget flicks from that time frame from RKO!) flicks!! Very glad you grooved to this flick! It's one of my favorites, and it was so cool to see it in primetime!!! As has been mentioned, a regular Eddie hosted Noir night would totally rock the house!
  17. THE LEOPARD MAN is such a cool flick! I'm really digging this in prime time!!
  18. Wow, I dunno!!! I'll have to watch him more carefully during tonight's intros!!! I wonder what Eddie thinks about it???!!! I remember thinking he looks cool the first time I'd ever seen him. Before then, I'd only heard his voice on various audio commentaries on DVD's. When I first saw him, I thought he "looked" like his voice, which doesn't always happen, so that was kinda coolio!
  19. > {quote:title=SansFin wrote:}{quote}This is stunning beyond comprehension. > > I believe this is the most eclectic and electric list of movies ever compiled. > > > > *BOOM!* I'm with SansFin!! Wowza! And.. Lyn, thank you for bringing this all to light for us! You are the Bomb!
  20. > {quote:title=Hibi wrote:}{quote}I'm sorry to see it end! I wish TCM would designate a night noir night. Or a weekly show like the Essentials for noirs and show the more obscure ones that dont get much airplay.... I'm with you, Hibi!!! I'd love it if it was a full time Friday night feature (or something like that) actually! That would rock! I miss the "Darkness After Dawn" flick that used to air early Sat mornings! In fairness, TCM does show a ton of noir flix, but it would be cool to have a regular all night feature, for sure!!
  21. Oh yeah, and another *boom* shout out to Miss Wonderly for starting this groovalicious thread, wherein we've had some discussions that have been out of this universe, including even Eddie Muller his own bad self!!! You rock, Miss Wonderly!!!
  22. I sure am glad for these Friday Night Noir fests, cos they sure keep me home, glued to the telly, and out of all kinds of trouble!!! I don't know about all y'all, but the Noir/Crime Writers fest goes out with a BANG-A-GONG tonight, what a killer lineup!!! THE LEOPARD MAN, now you say what?? Well, aside from the writer theme, it's also from the Val Lewton cycle of horror from RKO studios in the 40's, and man, were they ever psychological, moody, atmospheric, and lent the suggestion that some of this *might* be in our mind, but then again, it might not! It's tense, taut, and this flick may have perhaps two of the most suspenseful, nail-biting moments in horror history in just one flick!!! Then the other Cornell Woolrich flick, DEADLINE AT DAWN, this time a really awesome noir flick, with Susan Hayward, who was in one of our faves, THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME, previously screened in this fest. Then the heavy hitting Raymond Chandler flix, MURDER MY SWEET (re-defining Dick Powell's career), THE BIG SLEEP (Bogie and Bacall in a tangled web baby!!! With the bonus of nearly every dame in the flick wants Bogie...in one way or the other!), and finally the unique POV style of LADY IN THE LAKE, starring and directed by Robert Montgomery!! Darkness, dames, mugs, femme fatales, suspense, horror, thrills and chills and tough talk!!! What more can you ask for??? Oh yeah, Eddie Muller himself introducing 4 of those flix for us tonight! Man, TCM, you deserve a round of cyber applause for this grooviest of groovy film features!!! One of the best ever!!! Thank you mucho!!!! Swing hard, daddio!
  23. SansFin, I know you said that you thought tomorrow (Friday) would be one of the grooviest ever for you (at least most of the flix on the schedule), so just wanted to wish you a very happy Groovy Flix Day!!! I hope you enjoy!!!
  24. TCM Flix to Groove Hard To!!!! Mon, July 1-Sun, July 7!!! Hey, I hope everyone is having groovy times digging on the awesome flix provided us by those cool cats at TCM!!! It's holiday week (for many viewers), so my personal grooves are a little slimmer than usual typically but they are still out there, for sure!! For a glimpse at my grooves for the remainder of this current week you are invited to visit this thread: http://forums.tcm.com/thread.jspa?threadID=169767&tstart=0 And before I dive into the grooves starting July 1, I gotta, just gotta, give a hearty shout out to Eddie Muller and the boys/gals at TCM who provided us with a month-long Friday treat--the noir/crime writers series, going out with a bang-a-gong on Friday, June 28th with the lineup of THE LEOPARD MAN (1943), DEADLINE AT DAWN (1946), MURDER MY SWEET (1944), THE BIG SLEEP (1946), and LADY IN THE LAKE (1947)!!! I mean, c'mon, that's a killer, pun intended, lineup!!! Thank you TCM and Eddie for the totally awesome Fridays during the month of June, and for helping me stay home and out of trouble each and every Friday night throughout the month!!! Dig it!!! Be there, or be square!! Now, onto the new month of grooves! July 1st kicks it off in grand style with two early talkies and a silent, the talkies I've not seen before!!! First up, it's the 1930 MEN OF THE NORTH with Gilbert Roland, Barbara Leonard and Arnold Korff, early MGM adventure flick, gotta check it!!! Then it's a flick I've only seen the remake of, with Dennis Morgan (same title from 1940)!!! RIVER'S END (1931), starring this time Charles Bickford in the dual role, also with Evalyn Knapp, J Farrell MacDonald, Zasu Pitts, and Willie Fung!!! I can't wait to check out this early talkie version of the 1940 flick that I quite enjoyed!!! Then it's a silent, featuring Baby Peggy, PEG O' THE MOUNTED (1924)!!! I caught this a few weeks ago when TCM dedicated a night to Baby Peggy (Dig on TCM for doing that, man!!), but want to catch it again, it's fun stuff!!! Mondays in July TCM is trying out an intriguing concept, airing "Herrrrrrre's Johnnnnny!!" interviews with stars/contributors of the silver screen!! This first Monday will feature Drew Barrymore from 1982, Kirk Douglas from 1988, MTM from 1978, Neil Simon from 1980, and George Burns from 1989!! Wow! Should be pretty darn interesting!! Tuesday nights belong to Paul Henreid in the month of July and he kicks it off at 8pm with a double dip with one Ida Lupino!!! IN OUR TIME (1944) a wartime drama, and DEVOTION (1946), also with Olivia de Havilland!! Daytime Wednesday will feature some coolio flix, including THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND (1960), starring Ray Danton, Karen Steele, and Elaine Stewart!!! Next up at 10:15am Sam Peckinpah's elegiac western classic that always hits the right note for me, RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962), featuring Randolph Scott andTCM board fave Joel McCrea as aging gunslingers in a west that is moving past their time!!! Great flick!!! Wednesday night's theme is "The Kids Are Alright" and far from the Who, I'll be totally groovin' to the 11:15pm screening of the 1936 flick, AND SO THEY WERE MARRIED, with Melyvn Douglas and Mary Astor!! I've not seen this before, but it's from 1936, so I gotta give it a whirl!! The grooves kick in for me next on Friday morning at 6:15am!! With a cool cast, it's SH! THE OCTOPUS from 1937, starring my main man Allen Jenkins, the perpetually befuddled Hugh Herbert, Marcia Ralston, John Eldredge, and Elspeth Dudgeon!! Gotta love this low budget comedy/mystery!!! And it's followed by one of my sentimental favorite low-budget WWII B's, SEVEN MILES FROM ALCATRAZ (1942)!!! With James Craig, the lovely Bonita Granville, Frank Jenks, Tala Birell (doing a slight femme fatale turn here, or at least something like that!!), and John ("I know nothing"!!) Banner!! Crook with a heart theme, patriotic to the core, but hey, I'm a sucka for it!! If you like your oaters with a dash of noir, or maybe vice versa, check out Mitch in BLOOD ON THE MOON (1948) at 5pm, also with Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Preston, as well as Walter Brennan, Frank Faylen, and Charlie McGraw!!! This one, frankly, sizzles the tizzle!!! Then it's another oater, this time with tough guy Kirk Douglas, in ALONG THE GREAT DIVIDE (1951), with sexy gorgeous Virginia Mayo, John Agar, and Walter Brennan showing up again! Directed in inimitable style by Raoul Walsh, this one is a goodie!! Francois Truffaut fans are gonna be dancin' in the streets every Friday night in July as his flix are in the spotlight this month!! Wow! Though I'm not a huge fan, it's stuff like this that I truly totally dig about TCM and thank them to NO end!!! They rock the house!! Saturday morning is gonna be haunted, mysterious and beef to the cake!!! At 6am it's the underrated atmospheric horror flick, THE GHOST SHIP (1943), one of the supposedly "lesser" of the Val Lewton RKO horror cycle, it's a moody treat with Richard Dix (who excelled at this sort of thing in "The Whistler" series of flix in the 40's), Russell Wade, and tough mug Lawrence Tierney!! Then it's beefcake galore in the sword and sandals "epics" HERCULES, SAMSON AND ULYSSES (1963) and TERROR OF ROME AGAINST THE SON OF HERCULES (1964)!!! Wowza!!! Total low budget mindless fluff, but gotta dig it! Then it's this week's "Falcon" flick, this time THE FALCON IN SAN FRANCISCO (1945)!!! My main man Edward Brophy stars as Tom Conway's sidekick, this one also features Rita Corday, Fay Helm and my main man Robert Armstrong!!! There are only two more of these in the RKO series, so enjoy 'em while we can!!! Saturday night features flix based upon dramatist Maxwell Anderson's plays, and the first is a perennial winner, KEY LARGO (1948) with heavy hitters Bogie, Bacall, Robinson, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez, Jay Silverheels, Marc Lawrence, and Dan Seymour! Just can never go wrong with this one!! Sunday night is "Down To Size", the first a flick written by Richard Matheson, RIP! THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957), one of the better and most thoughtful sci-fi flix from the 50's, starring Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, William Schallert and Raymond "Mr. Drysdale" Bailey!! This one has TONS of subtle things going on beneath the surface, as well as totally philosophical bent! Groove! Up next is the wacky THE DEVIL DOLL (1936), with Lionel Barrymore, the luscious lovely Maureen Sullivan, Frank Lawton, and an over-the-top wacko performance by Rafaelo Ottiano in a small role---man she's wicked cool in her brief stint!!! Take over the world, Raffi!!! Wooohoooo! Closing out my grooves for the week is swashbucklin' Douglas Fairbanks in Raoul Walsh's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924), this week's Silent Sunday Sunday feature, with sets by William Cameron Menzies!!! And..I know nothing about this week's International feature, LA CUCARACHA (1959), but the description really gets me going: "Female revolutionaries compete for the same man". Wow, sounds kinda crazy!! Might have to check it out!! Then it's Hank Fonda at 4:30am in THE FUGITIVE (1947) also with J Carroll Naish, Ward Bond, and Leo Carillo!!! Coolio!!! Hope everyone has a totally groovin' week, and that you rock it to many o of the flix screened by TCM this coming week! Be safe, have fun and dig it!! And oh yeah, TCM you guys rock, thank you for the greatest channel on the cable dial!!!
  25. Wow, Thelma, you are totally on it!!! That's SO great! I'll be doing it, but haven't had a chance yet, but thank you for both the model and inspiration!!
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