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1 minute ago, Janet0312 said:

There's another one of James Whales' pictures that hasn't been on TV in ages - I think it's Magnificent Obsession? 

TCM has shown it, but not very often.

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22 minutes ago, Hibi said:

TCM has shown it, but not very often.

The 1935 version of MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION aired a few years ago on TCM when Robert Taylor was Star of the Month. John Stahl directed it, not James Whale.

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46 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Black Angel  - Dan Duryea and Peter Lorre

Ride the Pink Horse - Robert Montgomery.    

I gave up waiting for those two...I bought the DVD's, and have them ready to watch for when I get to those years.

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

The 1935 version of MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION aired a few years ago on TCM when Robert Taylor was Star of the Month. John Stahl directed it, not James Whale.

Maybe I was thinking of Kiss Before the Mirror.

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17 minutes ago, Hibi said:

I believe I read somewhere that Christmas Holiday will be shown next season on Noir Alley......Ivy was shown a year or two ago on TCM. 

Yes, I believe CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY is airing in December on TCM. Maybe Gene Kelly is going to be Star of the Month again at that time.

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Only two?  There are so many that I'd love to see again.  In most cases, these were not considered great movies, but just fun and entertaining.

 

My list:  "Thunder on the Hill"

"Ain't Misbehaving" (musical with Rory Calhoun and Piper Laurie)

"Take Me to Town" (comedy/western with Ann Sheridan and Sterling Hayden)

"The Prince Who Was a Thief" (Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie)

"East of Sumatra"   (mainly because of a terrific dance by beautiful Suzan Ball)

"Yankee Pasha" (Jeff Chandler and Rhonda Fleming)

 

I'm sure there are many others, but this will do for now.

 

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Getting back - this is a list of some movies from my personal database.  This is a completely separate entity from the TCM Schedules DB I created which I post from each month. 

This is most of the entries under Universal Pictures which I thought I might be interested in, which I don't have AND I don't have any record of TCM showing.  I didn't check to see if any are lost.

At least a couple were already mentioned so far.

Due to the raw data dump some of the actor lists get tedious, but I just left them as-is.

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Once in a Lifetime    1932    Comedy     
Director: Russell Mack • Writing Credits: Moss Hart • George S. Kaufman • Seton I. Miller 
Cast: Jack Oakie • Sidney Fox • Aline MacMahon • Russell Hopton • Louise Fazenda • Zasu Pitts • Gregory Ratoff • Jobyna Howland • Onslow Stevens • Gregory Gaye • Eddie Kane • Johnnie Morris • Frank LaRue • Margaret Lindsay •      
 
Story of a Hollywood studio during the transition from silents to talkies.
 
 
 
Don't Bet on Love    1933    Comedy | Drama     
Director: Murray Roth • Writing Credits: (in alphabetical order) • Howard Emmett Rogers • Murray Roth • Ben Ryan • 
Cast: Lew Ayres • Ginger Rogers • Charley Grapewin • Shirley Grey • Tom Dugan • Merna Kennedy • Lucile Gleason • Robert Emmett O'Connor •      
 
Bill McCaffery, a plumber, wins big at the racetrack but then his luck runs out and almost ruins his business. Molly Gilbert, his manicurist girlfriend, stands by him and helps him readjust to life as a plumber.
 
 
 
Night Key    1937    Crime | Thriller     
Director: Lloyd Corrigan • Writing Credits: (in alphabetical order) • Jack Moffitt • William A. Pierce • Tristram Tupper • 
Cast: Boris Karloff • Warren Hull • Jean Rogers • Alan Baxter • Hobart Cavanaugh • Samuel S. Hinds • David Oliver • Ward Bond • Frank Reicher • Edwin Maxwell • 
 
The inventor of a new top-of-the-line burglar alarm system is kidnapped by a gang in order to get him to help them commit robberies.
 
 
 
Mars Attacks the World    1938    Romance | Sci-Fi     
Director: Ford Beebe • Robert F. Hill •  Writing Credits: Ray Trampe • Norman S. Hall • Wyndham Gittens • Herbert Dalmas • Alex Raymond • 
Cast: Buster Crabbe • Jean Rogers • Charles Middleton • Frank Shannon • Donald Kerr • Richard Alexander • Beatrice Roberts • Wheeler Oakman • C. Montague Shaw • Kenne Duncan • Kane Richmond •      
 
Flash Gordon is back!
 
 
 
East Side of Heaven    1939    Comedy | Family | Musical | Romance     
Director: David Butler • Writing Credits: (in alphabetical order) • David Butler • William M. Conselman • James V. Kern • Herbert Polesie • 
Cast: Bing Crosby • Joan Blondell • Mischa Auer • Irene Hervey • C. Aubrey Smith • Robert Kent • Jerome Cowan • Baby Sandy • Jane Jones • Rose Valyda • Helen Warner • Jack Powell • Matty Malneck •      
 
A man finds himself the father, by proxy, of a ten-month-old baby and becomes involved in the turbulent lives of the child's family.
 
 
 
If I Had My Way    1940    Comedy | Musical     
Director: David Butler • Writing Credits: (in alphabetical order) • David Butler • William M. Conselman • James V. Kern • 
Cast: Bing Crosby • Gloria Jean • Charles Winninger • El Brendel • Allyn Joslyn • Claire Dodd • Moroni Olsen • Nana Bryant • Donald Woods • Kathryn Adams • 
     
When a fellow bridge builder is killed in an accident, two of his co-workers bring his now orphaned daughter to New York to be adopted by relatives.
 
 
 
Spring Parade    1940    Comedy | Musical     
Director: Henry Koster • Writing Credits: Bruce Manning • Felix Jackson • Ernst Marischka • 
Cast: Deanna Durbin • Robert Cummings • Mischa Auer • Henry Stephenson • S.Z. Sakall • Billy Lenhart • Kenneth Brown • Walter Catlett • Anne Gwynne • Allyn Joslyn • Peggy Moran • Reginald Denny • Franklin Pangborn • Edward Gargan • Wade Boteler • Samuel S. Hinds • Leon Belasco •      
 
In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important... See full summary »
 
 
 
Hellzapoppin'    1941    Comedy | Musical     
Director: H.C. Potter • Writing Credits: Nat Perrin • Warren Wilson • Nat Perrin • Alex Gottlieb • 
Cast: Ole Olsen • Chic Johnson • Martha Raye • Hugh Herbert • Jane Frazee • Robert Paige • Mischa Auer • Richard Lane • Lewis Howard • Clarence Kolb • Nella Walker • Shemp Howard • Elisha Cook Jr • Frank Darien • Catherine Johnson • Gus Schilling • The Six Hits • Slim Gaillard • Slam Stewart • Ann Johnson • Frankie Manning • Olive Hatch •      
 
Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.
 
 
 
Mr. Dynamite    1941    Mystery     
Director: John Rawlins • Writing Credits: (in alphabetical order) • Stanley Rubin • Stanley Rubin • 
Cast: Lloyd Nolan • Irene Hervey • J. Carrol Naish • Robert Armstrong • Ann Gillis • Frank Gaby • Elisabeth Risdon • Shemp Howard • Cliff Nazarro • Monte Brewer • 
 
A ball player takes his girlfriend to a carnival, only to discover a ring of saboteurs.
 
 
 
Unfinished Business    1941    Comedy | Romance     
Director: Gregory La Cava • Writing Credits: (in alphabetical order) • Vicki Baum • Eugene Thackrey • 
Cast: Irene Dunne • Robert Montgomery • Preston Foster • Eugene Pallette • Dick Foran • Esther Dale • Walter Catlett • Richard Davies • Kathryn Adams • Samuel S. Hinds • June Clyde • Phyllis Barry • 
 
Small town girl meets and falls for a playboy type on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother... See full summary »
 
 
 
Private Buckaroo    1942    Comedy | Music | Romance | War     
Director: Edward F. Cline • Writing Credits: Edmond Kelso • Edward James • Paul Girard Smith • 
Cast: The Andrews Sisters • Dick Foran • Joe E. Lewis • Ernest Truex • Jennifer Holt • Shemp Howard • Richard Davies • Mary Wickes • Donald O'Connor • Peggy Ryan • Huntz Hall • Susan Levine • The Jivin' Jacks and Jills • Harry James • Harry James and His Music Makers • 
 
A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »
 
 
 
Follow the Boys    1944    Comedy | Drama | Musical | War     
Director: A. Edward Sutherland • John Rawlins • Writing Credits: Lou Breslow • Gertrude Purcell • Joe Schoenfeld • Dorothy B. Hughes • Marjorie Bowles • 
Cast: George Raft • Vera Zorina • Jeanette MacDonald • Orson Welles' Mercury Wonder Show • Marlene Dietrich • Dinah Shore • Donald O'Connor • Peggy Ryan • W.C. Fields • The Andrews Sisters • Artur Rubinstein • Carmen Amaya and Her Company • Sophie Tucker • Delta Rhythm Boys • Leonard Gautier's Bricklayers • Ted Lewis and His Orchestra • Freddie Slack and His Orchestra • Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra • Louis Jordan and his Orchestra • Charley Grapewin • Grace McDonald • Charles Butterworth • George Macready • Elizabeth Patterson • Theodore von Eltz • Regis Toomey • Ramsay Ames • Martha O'Driscoll • Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom • Spooks the Dog • 
 
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »
 
 
 
Ghost Catchers    1944    Comedy | Horror | Music     
Director: Edward F. Cline • Writing Credits: Edmund L. Hartmann • Milt Gross • Edward F. Cline • Elwood Ullman • 
Cast: Ole Olsen • Chic Johnson • Gloria Jean • Martha O'Driscoll • Leo Carrillo • Andy Devine • Lon Chaney Jr • Kirby Grant • Walter Catlett • Ella Mae Morse • Morton Downey • Armando & Lita • 
 
Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.
 
 
 
The Suspect    1944    Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller     
Director: Robert Siodmak • Writing Credits: Bertram Millhauser • Arthur T. Horman • James Ronald • 
Cast: Charles Laughton • Ella Raines • Dean Harens • Stanley Ridges • Henry Daniell • Rosalind Ivan • Molly Lamont • Raymond Severn • Eve Amber • Maude Eburne • Clifford Brooke • 
 
In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's ... See full summary »
 
 
 
Bedtime Story    1964    Comedy     
Director: Ralph Levy • Writing Credits: Stanley Shapiro • Paul Henning • 
Cast: Marlon Brando • David Niven • Shirley Jones • Dody Goodman • Aram Stephan • Parley Baer • Marie Windsor • Rebecca Sand • Frances Robinson • Henry Slate • Norman Alden • Susanne Cramer • Cynthia Lynn • Ilse Taurins • Francine York • 
 
Two scam artists prey on women for their money. They clash in a Mediterranean hot spot. Will the cultured, high-class con artist come out on top, or will the rough small-change scammer rise to win the wager?
[Said to be good, the combination of Niven and Brando is said to be hillarious.  A rare comedy for Brando.]
 
 
 
Texas Across the River    1966    Comedy | Western     
Director: Michael Gordon • Writing Credits: Wells Root • Harold Greene • Ben Starr • John Gay • 
Cast: Dean Martin • Alain Delon • Rosemary Forsyth • Joey Bishop • Tina Aumont • Peter Graves • Michael Ansara • Linden Chiles • Andrew Prine • Stuart Anderson • Roy Barcroft • George Wallace • Don Beddoe • Kelly Thordsen • Nora Marlowe • John Harmon • Richard Farnsworth • 
 
The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to ... See full summary »
[Dean Martin.  A parody on Westerns.]
 
 
 
Counterpoint    1967    Drama | War     
Director: Ralph Nelson • Writing Credits: James Lee • Joel Oliansky • Alan Sillitoe • 
Cast: Charlton Heston • Maximilian Schell • Kathryn Hays • Leslie Nielsen • Anton Diffring • Linden Chiles • Peter Masterson • Curt Lowens • Neva Patterson • Cyril Delevanti • Gregory Morton • Parley Baer • Dan Frazer • Ed Peck • Ralph Nelson • 
 
Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals.
[Charleton Heston.  Looks to be a very good little movie for Heston.]
 
 
 
Two-Minute Warning    1976    Drama | Thriller     
Director: Larry Peerce • Writing Credits: George LaFountaine • Edward Hume • 
Cast: Charlton Heston • John Cassavetes • Martin Balsam • Beau Bridges • Marilyn Hassett • David Janssen • Jack Klugman • Gena Rowlands • Walter Pidgeon • Brock Peters • David Groh • Mitchell Ryan • Joe Kapp • Pamela Bellwood • Jon Korkes • William Bryant • Allan Miller • Andy Sidaris • Ron Sheldon • Stanford Blum • Vincent Baggetta • Stewart Steinberg • Julie Bridges • Brooke Mills • Brad Savage • Reed Diamond • Lina Raymond • Ross Durfee • Jenny Maybrook • Gerry Okuneff • Tom Fears • Buck Young • Jess Nadelman • Allan Eisenman • Freddie Hice • Sandra Johnson • Richard Feldman • Lisa Lyke • Dick Winslow • Jack Brodsky • Arnold Carr • Shelley Silverstein • J.A. Preston • James R. Parkes • Garry Walberg • Cay Forester • Colin Hamilton • Gracia Lee • Robert Ginty • Richard Branda • Forrest Wood • Terry Hinz • Boris Aplon • Edward McNally • Ray Nadeau • John Ramsay • Tommy J. Huff • Patty Elder • Christine Nelson • Hollis Irving • Eugene Daniels • Henry Deas • Sander Peerce • Glenn R. Wilder • David S. Cass Sr • Karl Lukas • Hanna Hertelendy • John Stuart West • Sherri Zak • Warren Miller • Tom Bower • Anthony A.D. Davis • Asher Brauner • Gino Ardito • Carmen Argenziano • John Armond • Larry Manetti • Tom Baker • Trent Dolan • Michael Gregory • Harry Northup • Ari Sorko-Ram • Charles A. Tamburro • 'Wild' Bill Mock • Gary Combs • Howard Cosell • Frank Gifford • Dick Enberg • Merv Griffin • 
 
A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »
 
 
 
The Prisoner of Zenda    1979    Adventure | Comedy     
Director: Richard Quine • Writing Credits: Dick Clement • Ian La Frenais • Anthony Hope • Edward E. Rose • 
Cast: Peter Sellers • Lynne Frederick • Lionel Jeffries • Elke Sommer • Gregory Sierra • Jeremy Kemp • Catherine Schell • Simon Williams • Stuart Wilson • Norman Rossington • John Laurie • Graham Stark • Michael Balfour • Arthur Howard • Ian Abercrombie • Michael Segal • 
 
Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »
[Peter Sellers version.]
 
 
 
Heartbeeps    1981    Sci-Fi | Comedy    
Director: Allan Arkush • Writing Credits: John Hill • 
Cast: Andy Kaufman • Bernadette Peters • Randy Quaid • Kenneth McMillan • Melanie Mayron • Christopher Guest • Richard B. Shull • Dick Miller • Kathleen Freeman • Mary Woronov • Paul Bartel • Wally Ann Wharton • Barry Diamond • Stephanie Faulkner • Jeffrey Kramer • Irene Cagen • Karsen Lee Gould • David LeBell • Jerry Garcia • Jack Carter • Ron Gans • 
 
Two household robots run away and try to start a family.
[Mentioned by LawrenceA on TCM forums.  Looks like a stinker.]
 
 
 
Howard the Duck    1986    Action | Adventure | Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi     
Director: Willard Huyck • Writing Credits: Steve Gerber • Willard Huyck • Gloria Katz • 
Cast: Lea Thompson • Jeffrey Jones • Tim Robbins • Ed Gale • Chip Zien • Tim Rose • Steve Sleap • Peter Baird • Mary Wells • Lisa Sturz • Jordan Prentice • Paul Guilfoyle • Liz Sagal • Dominique Davalos • Holly Robinson Peete • Tommy Swerdlow • Richard Edson • Miles Chapin • Richard McGonagle • Virginia Capers • Debbie Lee Carrington • Miguel Sandoval • Sheldon Feldner • Lee Anthony • Paul Comi • Maureen Coyne • James Lashly • Tom Parker • Ed Holmes • David Paymer • William Hall • Denny Delk • Martin Ganapoler • Tom Rayhall • Gary Littlejohn • Thomas Dolby • Kristopher Logan • Reed Kirk Rahlmann • John Fleck • William McCoy • Steven Kravitz • Anne Tofflemire • Marcia Banks • Nancy Fish • Monty Hoffman • Ted Kurtz • Wood Moy • Wanda McCaddon • James Brady • Carol McElheney • Jeanne Lauren • Richard Kiley • 
 
A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.
 
 
 
Dragnet    1987    Comedy | Crime     
Director: Tom Mankiewicz • Writing Credits: Dan Aykroyd • Alan Zweibel • Tom Mankiewicz • Jack Webb • 
Cast: Dan Aykroyd • Tom Hanks • Christopher Plummer • Harry Morgan • Alexandra Paul • Jack O'Halloran • Elizabeth Ashley • Dabney Coleman • Kathleen Freeman • Bruce Gray • Lenka Peterson • Julia Jennings • Lisa Aliff • Joe Altmark • Nina Arvesen • Fred Asparagus • Peter Aykroyd • Larry Bilzarian • Jim Boeke • Sandra Canning • William Chalmers • Donald Craig • Karen Criswell • Josh Cruze • Jennifer Curry • Gray Daniels • Gary Lee Davis • Susan Deemer • Juliana Donald • Sandra Eng • Ava Fabian • Kimberly Foster • Ruben Garfias • Sharon Gilchrist • Chester Grimes • Bert Hinchman • D.D. Howard • Peter Leeds • Margaret Lenzey • Lori Leonelli • Lisa London • Kent MacLachlan • Christopher Mankiewicz • Maurice Marsac • Marshall Maurice Mitchell • Stuart Quan • Ingrid M. Rhoads • Casey Sander • Billy Ray Sharkey • Jimmie F. Skaggs • John Walton Smith Jr • Dona Speir • Chuck Thornton • Bill Wittman • Meg Wyllie • 
 
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.
 
 
 
Harry and the Hendersons    1987    Comedy | Family | Fantasy     
Director: William Dear • Writing Credits: William Dear • Bill Martin • Ezra D. Rappaport • 
Cast: John Lithgow • Melinda Dillon • Margaret Langrick • Joshua Rudoy • Kevin Peter Hall • David Suchet • Lainie Kazan • Don Ameche • M. Emmet Walsh • Bill Ontiverous • David Richardt • Jacqueline Moscou • Laura Kenny • Richard Arnold • Sean Morgan • Nick Flynn • David MacIntyre • Peggy Platt • Orene Anderson • William Dear • Laurie O'Brien • Michael J. Loggins • James King • Nathaniel Ellis • Juleen Murray • Mark Mitchell • Connie Craig • Dana Middleton • Richard Foley • Larry Wansley • Steve Brodie • Mickey Gilbert • Tom Hammond • Stuart Schwarz • Justin Mastro • Michael Goodell • Chuck McCollum • Vern Taylor • Stan Sturing • Robert Isaac Lee • Debbie Lee Carrington • John Bloom • Britches • Fred Newman • William Frankfather • 
 
Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find it's a "... See full summary »

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Interesting batch of films, MovieCollector.

A copy of DON'T BET ON LOVE surfaced on YouTube a short time ago. I believe Ginger Rogers and Lew Ayres were married after they completed filming. 

SPRING PARADE definitely seems like something TCM would air. Surprised they haven't done so yet. 

THE SUSPECT is a film I reviewed recently in the Essentials thread. One of Laughton's best, with fine direction by Robert Siodmak, it deserves to be seen by a wider audience.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS is very well produced. Dunne and Montgomery make a marvelous team on screen.

The two Bing Crosby titles you mentioned are on DVD. I don't think TCM has ever played any movies with Baby Sandy in them.

PRIVATE BUCKAROOS is in the public domain and easy to find. It is currently available on Prime Video.

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8 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Which ones would those be?

It's hard for me to choose a specific two because I would really like to see:

Christmas Holiday (1944), Hers To Hold (1943), The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943), Can't Help Singing (1944), For The Love Of Mary (1948).

Any two of these would be great. Please don't tell me they've already aired and I missed them. ?

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7 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Black Angel  - Dan Duryea and Peter Lorre

Ride the Pink Horse - Robert Montgomery.    

 

 

watched ride the pink horse once and thought wanda hendrix was hot.

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36 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Interesting batch of films, MovieCollector.

A copy of DON'T BET ON LOVE surfaced on YouTube a short time ago. I believe Ginger Rogers and Lew Ayres were married after they completed filming. 

SPRING PARADE definitely seems like something TCM would air. Surprised they haven't done so yet. 

THE SUSPECT is a film I reviewed recently in the Essentials thread. One of Laughton's best, with fine direction by Robert Siodmak, it deserves to be seen by a wider audience.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS is very well produced. Dunne and Montgomery make a marvelous team on screen.

The two Bing Crosby titles you mentioned are on DVD. I don't think TCM has ever played any movies with Baby Sandy in them.

PRIVATE BUCKAROOS is in the public domain and easy to find. It is currently available on Prime Video.

Exactly. The Suspect is a highly underrated film.  Good post.

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1 hour ago, sagebrush said:

It's hard for me to choose a specific two because I would really like to see:

Christmas Holiday (1944), Hers To Hold (1943), The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943), Can't Help Singing (1944), For The Love Of Mary (1948).

Any two of these would be great. Please don't tell me they've already aired and I missed them.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY is airing in December on TCM.

CAN'T HELP SINGING aired a few years ago. The other titles you mentioned have never been on TCM. SPRING PARADE and SOMETHING IN THE WIND also have never been scheduled.

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I hadn't heard of Unfinished Business before and I thought I was familiar with all of Irene Dunne's films (even the ones I haven't seen) Another one never broadcast by TCM. :(

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2 hours ago, Swithin said:

Moonlight and Pretzels (1933), directed by Karl Freund, with music and lyrics by Jay Gorney and E.Y. Harburg (and others). Filmes at Astoria Studios in NYC.

I'm not sure if I enjoyed that, or if it was just that I've never heard an ode to old shoes before!

Definitely a different kind of musical than MGM's, Warner's, 20th Century's or RKO's. Now I'm intrigued; I want to see the rest of it!

 

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5 hours ago, Swithin said:

Moonlight and Pretzels (1933), directed by Karl Freund, with music and lyrics by Jay Gorney and E.Y. Harburg (and others). Filmes at Astoria Studios in NYC.

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All I can say is some of the participants of this movie later went on to iconic contributions in classic movies and classic television.

Lyricist E Y Harburg, better known as "Yip", went into musical immortality in 1939 when he wrote the lyrics to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for Judy.

Herman Hupfeld was famous for writing a standard that was used in a legendary non- musical: "As Time Goes By".

The Talented Lillian Miles became famous for singing the Academy award-winning  "The Continental " in Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers'  "Gay Divorcée" and for playing an Infamous bad girl in the cult classic, " Reefer Madness ".

 In his Twilight years, Karl Freund gave up German impressionism and the horror movies for the love of "I Love Lucy".

And last,  but he couldn't be least, is composer Sammy Fain who won two Academy Awards writing original movie songs-- "Secret Love" for Doris Day in "Calamity Jane" and "Three Coins in the Fountain" for Frank Sinatra.

So much talent in such a bizarre arrangement.

 

BTW-- Ironically Lucy's stingy landlord, Fred Mertz played by William Frawley, is also in this unique movie.

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Alexander Gray, who sings "Dusty Shoes," made a few movies in the 1930s but reverted to live theater and operetta for the rest of his career. He died in 1976. His most memorable onscreen musical number preceded his appearance in Moonlight and Pretzels by a few years: He sang "Look for the Silver Lining" with Marilyn Miller in Sally (1929), creating one of the earliest classical musical moments in a talking picture.

"Dusty Shoes" was certainly in character for socially conscious song writers Jay Gorney and E.Y. Harburg, who had written "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" a few years earlier. In some ways, Universal's Moonlight and Pretzels was Universal's equivalent of Warner's Gold Diggers of 1933; "Dusty Boots" is similar to "Remember My Forgotten Man."

“This country is rotten with gold and with cotton. But men are forgotten!” -- line from "Dusty Shoes"

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3 hours ago, arpirose said:

I WOULD ADD TWO NOIR FAVORITES. 

ËAST SIDE WEST SIDE"(1948)

"OUTSIDE THE WALL"(1950) STARRING THE UNDERRATED RICHARD BASEHART

EAST SIDE WEST SIDE is an MGM film that airs fairly often on TCM.

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