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Is Charles Laughton SOTM?

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Actually, the SOTM doesn't always make the cover of Now Playing - I have been getting the magazine for some years and it seems like 3 or 4 times a year the SOTM is not the cover photo.


Just this year alone, we have:


Hedy Lamarr - SOTM for April - not on the cover of Now Playing

Rosalind Russell - SOTM for July - not on the cover of Now Playing

Charles Laughton -SOTM for November - not on the cover of Now Playing

Joseph Cotten - SOTM for December - not on the cover of Now Playing


It's not anything personal against Laughton, I don't think. I happens fairly regularly.

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*Since Charles Laughton is the SOTM for November 2008, TCM is screening a total of 18 Laughton movies in all!*


The rest of Charles Laughton's November 2008 film schedule for TCM. All times are Eastern check local listings!


Mon, Nov 24, 8:00 PM _The Paradine Case_

Mon, Nov 24, 10:15 PM _Witness for the Prosecution_

Tue, Nov 25, 12:15 AM _The Bribe_

Tue, Nov 25, 2:00 AM _Salome_

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Charles Laughton is "the star of ANY month" as far as I am concerned.


Genius actor.


One of my favorite roles of his is in the movie, "The Suspect"(1944), co-starring Ella Raines.

On the edge of your seat suspense. If you are a fan and have not seen this, you are in

for a treat.

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I love him in Witness for the Prosecution, myself. It takes a heck of a great actor to steal the show out from under Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich.


I will say that I don't buy in the slightest the assertion that they didn't put him on the cover because they thought him less photogenic. I mean, if that was their sole criteria for putting people on the cover of Now Playing, I cannot even begin to imagine why they put Gene Wilder and Alec Baldwin on the cover back in April, rather than SOTM Hedy Lamarr.

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*"Charles Laughton is "the star of ANY month" as far as I am concerned."* - Bargar




I haven't seen *The Suspect* but I am intrigued. I was hoping to catch a showing of *The Big Clock* this month but, alas, it was not to be. I've only seen it once but I enjoyed it immensely. I really would like to see it again.



Yea! The database page has *The Big Clock* listed for showing in January. I can wait.


Kyle In Hollywood

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I've been enjoying Mr. Laughton's month as well. I've seen a lot of the films already but I do like catching the new ones. I thought he was really good in *Payment Deferred.* I'll have to seek out *The Suspect* it sounds like my kind of movie. Also looking forward to *The Big Clock.* I've always wanted to see *The Tuttles of Tahiti.* *The Canterville Ghost,* *Witness for the Prosecution,* and *Mutiny on the Bounty* are all faves of mine.

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*_Charles Laughton's Best films:_*


The Barretts of Wimpole Street


Mutiny on the Bounty

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Canterville Ghost

Captain Kidd (1945)

The Paradine Case - directed by Alfred Hitchcock!

The Bribe

O. Henry's Full House (1952)

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd - Charles Laughton reprised his role as the infamous pirate from the 1945 film "Captain Kidd".



The Night of the Hunter (1955) (Director)

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ARE WE NOT MEN ? Is the question of the day in Island of Lost Souls

next time it's on pay special attention to Katherine Burke as Lota The

panther woman..her performance will take you off-guard because she

plays Lota so gently she arrouses sympathy with a one dimensional

charactor.. but Laughton steals the film as the Doctor..Superb!

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And the "House of Pain"...you'd think Moreau would use anesthetics on those poor creatures. I never understood why Bela took the role of leader of the manimals, though. Yes, Kathleen was memorable as Lola!

I remember when she's sitting next to Richard Arlen and getting, well....aroused, and there's Moreau in the corner lasciviously pleased that his newest creation is responding like a woman.

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