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Groovy Flix on TCM Week of Mar 14th!


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Just in case we thought we could pause to catch our breath and chill out or anything, TCM is laying on some out of this world groovy films once again the week of Mar 14th!!! They're outta control!!

 

For me the grooviness begins on Tuesday, when George Brent films are featured and there are TONS of pre-code gems in the daytime lineup!!! Kickin' it off with THE RICH ARE ALWAYS WITH US, from 1932 and with the luscious Ruth Chatterton!! Babs Stanwyck gets into the act with SO BIG! (1932) next. Loretta Young will not be denied (and man, if you haven't seen Loretta in her early 30's films, you ain't seen nothin' yet!!) with the next two films, THEY CALL IT SIN (1932) (yes they do!!!), and WEEKEND MARRIAGE (1932)!! My sweetheart, Margaret Lindsay (YUM-A-LICIOUS!!), gets into it with George in FROM HEADQUARTERS (1933)!!! And as if that wasn't enough, Greta Garbo herself rocks the house with George in THE PAINTED VEIL (1934)!! Myrna Loy anyone? Me, me, me! Well, George gets her in STAMBOUL QUEST (1934)! Man, what a lineup of hotcha dames!!! This is followed by a couple of other films that are groovy, one of them clearly a B---THE RIGHT TO LIVE (1935) and SOUTH OF SUEZ (1940), the latter with another delectable dame, Brenda Marshall!!

 

As if that wasn't enough, Tuesday evenings belong to the Goddess of the Pre-Code Era, Jean Harlow her own bad self!!! This week she is mixing it up with Jimmy Cagney in THE PUBLIC ENEMY!! My man Lee Tracy shows up with her in the fantastic film: BOMBSHELL(1933), which is an outrageously awesome satire of hollywood of the time! LIBELED LADY (1936), RECKLESS (1935), and PERSONAL PROPERTY (1937) round out the evening!

 

Basically we should all just hole up on Tuesday next week and watch a day filled with outrageously groovy flix!!!

 

 

Wednesday mid-day we are treated to the very cool, and not aired often, SUNNY SIDE UP (1929) with Janet Gaynor!! And later on that night, SUNRISE (1927), again with Janet!

 

 

Leading off the primetime lineup on Thursday is the amazing Ruth Chatterton in an awesome pre-code, FEMALE (1933), with George Brent chiming in again!

 

Friday is an Edward Everett Horton groove with lots and lots and lots more pre-code flix!!! KISS ME AGAIN (1931), LONELY WIVES (1932)--with the luscious Laura LaPlante!--ROAR OF THE DRAGON (1932)--with Gwili Andre and Richard Dix!--EASY TO LOVE (1934) with Mary Astor, SING AND LIKE IT (1934) with Zasu Pitts and Nat Pendleton! SMARTY (1934) with Joan Blondell (va-va-va-voom!!!) and my main man Warren William! And this is followed by lots more 1930's films: BIOGRAPHY OF A BACHELOR GIRL (1935), GOING HIGHBROW (1935), IN CALIENTE (1935), with Dolores Del Rio and Pat O'Brien!, and HITTING A NEW HIGH (1938). What a rockin' day!!! Thanks to EEH!!

 

I'm grooving to the weekly Bowery Boys flick on Saturday, this week it's HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST (1957)!!

 

The lovely Maureen O'Sullivan is featured on Saturday night, and in prime-time we are treated to TARZAN, THE APE MAN (1932)!!! And THE DEVIL DOLL (1936)!!

 

This week's Silent Sunday Night is THE BOOB (1926) with the Joan Crawford her own bad self, and directed by "Wild" William Wellman!

 

Another week of films to groove to, thanks to TCM!!! Much thanks!

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It's like TCM has gone berserk this and next week with a feast of rarely screened and completely groovy movies ! I think it's a plot to distract us from all the changes on the website; that, or they're making up for Oscar month (which I didn't mind, anyway) by filling their schedule with fabulous pre-codes and noirs with a vengence. :)

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All times Eastern:

 

*Monday March 14th:*

 

12:30 AM The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Cast: Renee Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Antonin Artaud. Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer.

BW-82 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

 

2:00 AM Le Proces de Jeanne d'Arc (1962)

Cast: Florence Delay, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat. Dir: Robert Bresson.

BW-64 mins, TV-14, CC,

 

3:15 AM Story Of Mankind, The (1957)

Cast: Ronald Colman, Vincent Price, Groucho Marx. Dir: Irwin Allen.

C-100 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

 

5:00 AM For Heaven's Sake (1926)

Cast: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young. Dir: Sam Taylor.

BW-58 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

6:00 AM The Green Light (1937)

Cast: Errol Flynn, Anita Louise, Cedric Hardwicke. Dir: Frank Borzage.

BW-85 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

 

7:30 AM Valley of the Sun (1942)

Cast: James Craig, Lucille Ball, Dean Jagger. Dir: George Marshall.

BW-78 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

 

9:00 AM The Cross of Lorraine (1943)

Cast: Gene Kelly, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Lorre. Dir: Tay Garnett.

BW-91 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

 

10:45 AM Tycoon (1947)

Cast: John Wayne, Laraine Day, Cedric Hardwicke. Dir: Richard Wallace.

C-129 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

 

1:00 PM Mr. Imperium (1951)

Cast: Lana Turner, Ezio Pinza, Debbie Reynolds. Dir: Don Hartman.

C-87 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

 

2:30 PM Diane (1956)

Cast: Lana Turner, Roger Moore, Cedric Hardwicke. Dir: David Miller.

C-111 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

4:30 PM Gaby (1956)

Cast: Leslie Caron, John Kerr, Sir Cedric Hardwicke. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt.

C-97 mins, TV-PG,

 

6:15 PM The Power and the Prize (1956)

Cast: Robert Taylor, Elisabeth Mueller, Mary Astor. Dir: Henry Koster.

BW-98 mins, TV-G,

 

8:00 PM Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The (1958)

Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens, Robert Donat. Dir: Mark Robson.

C-158 mins, TV-PG,

 

10:45 PM The Man From Laramie (1955)

Cast: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp. Dir: Anthony Mann.

C-102 mins, TV-PG,

 

*Tuesday March 15th:*

 

12:45 AM Strangers on a Train (1951)

Cast: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

BW-101 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

 

2:45 AM The Graduate (1967)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross. Dir: Mike Nichols.

C-106 mins, TV-MA,

 

4:45 AM The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

Cast: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason. Dir: Jack Clayton.

BW-110 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

 

6:45 AM The Rich Are Always With Us (1932)

Cast: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Bette Davis. Dir: Alfred E. Green.

BW-71 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

8:00 AM So Big (1932)

Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Bette Davis. Dir: William A. Wellman.

BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

9:30 AM They Call It Sin (1932)

Cast: Loretta Young, George Brent, Louis Calhern. Dir: Thornton Freeland.

BW-69 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

10:45 AM Weekend Marriage (1932)

Cast: Loretta Young, Norman Foster, George Brent. Dir: Thornton Freeland.

BW-65 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

12:00 PM From Headquarters (1933)

Cast: George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette. Dir: William Dieterle.

BW-64 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

1:15 PM The Painted Veil (1934)

Cast: Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent. Dir: Richard Boleslawski.

BW-85 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

 

2:45 PM Stamboul Quest (1934)

Cast: Myrna Loy, George Brent, Lionel Atwill. Dir: Sam Wood.

BW-86 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

 

4:15 PM The Right to Live (1935)

Cast: George Brent, Colin Clive, Josephine Hutchinson. Dir: William Keighley.

BW-69 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

6:00 PM South of Suez (1940)

Cast: George Brent, Brenda Marshall, George Tobias. Dir: Lewis Seiler.

BW-86 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

 

7:30 PM Now Playing April (2011) (2011)

BW-19 mins, Letterbox Format

 

8:00 PM The Public Enemy (1931)

Cast: James Cagney, Edward Woods, Jean Harlow. Dir: William A. Wellman.

BW-84 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

 

9:30 PM Bombshell (1933)

Cast: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan. Dir: Victor Fleming.

BW-96 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

 

11:15 PM Libeled Lady (1936)

Cast: Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy. Dir: Jack Conway.

BW-98 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

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> {quote:title=markbeckuaf wrote:}{quote}

> Today was simply outrageous!!! Anyone else totally grooving on tonight's Jean Harlow prime-time lineup so far? She rocks!!! TCM is the bomb diggy this month!

 

Great films today!

 

I just happened to see the Donald Meek murder mystery, and I see that Ray Collins was in several of the mystery shorts with Donald Meek in the early 1930s. He looked so young in the films.

 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0172615/

 

Collins apparent left Hollywood for Broadway and Orson Welles' radio show in 1932, then he turned up in films again as J. W. Gettys in "Citizen Kane" in 1941.

 

Maybe we need a Meek Murder Mystery Month. MMMM. :)

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> Collins apparent left Hollywood for Broadway and Orson Welles' radio show in 1932, then he turned up in films again as J. W. Gettys in "Citizen Kane" in 1941.

>

 

And of course he had a long run as Lt. Tragg on TV's Perry Mason. Lots of Welles alumni, like Paul Stewart and Joi Lansing, turned up in Perry Mason.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> Great films today!

>

> I just happened to see the Donald Meek murder mystery, and I see that Ray Collins was in several of the mystery shorts with Donald Meek in the early 1930s. He looked so young in the films.

>

> http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0172615/

>

> Collins apparent left Hollywood for Broadway and Orson Welles' radio show in 1932, then he turned up in films again as J. W. Gettys in "Citizen Kane" in 1941.

>

> Maybe we need a Meek Murder Mystery Month. MMMM. :)

 

TCM used to air the S.S. Van Dine shorts more frequently in the past. I didn't see the one that aired today, but hearing about it got me to get out my recordings of the ones that have aired in the past and watch a few of them...

 

Love seeing John Hamilton (Perry White in The Adventure of Superman TV series) in these shorts...

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Half of what makes a lot of those Fred and Ginger flicks so great is the absolutely first-rate Irving Berlin songs they get to sing and dance to. And everyone should follow this advice:

 

Let yourself go

Relax

And let yourself go

Relax

You've got yourself tied up in a knot

The night is cold but the music's hot

 

And the melody's in a minor key, yet still lively and upbeat. It's that kind of musical artistry that makes Berlin a master. And look how much fun they're all having, dancing to it (except for those trying to resist it. :) )

 

Oh, what the hell...here's a clip of that little number:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K_zGFU_HMU

 

And don't forget, one of the greatest numbers in a Fred and Ginger movie, Let's Face the Music and Dance, also featured in *Follow the Fleet* . Great stuff.

 

Edited by: misswonderly on Mar 16, 2011 11:31 AM

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Here's the rest of today:

 

WED., March 16:

 

Eastern Time:

 

2:00 PM Follow the Fleet (1936)

Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott. Dir: Mark Sandrich.

BW-110 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

 

4:15 PM City, The (1939)

BW-44 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

 

5:00 PM On the Waterfront (1954)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger. Dir: Elia Kazan.

BW-108 mins, TV-PG,

 

7:00 PM Italianamerican (1974)

BW-49 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

 

8:00 PM Weddings and Babies (1958)

Cast: Viveca Lindfors, John Myhers, Joanna Merlin. Dir: Morris Engel.

BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

9:30 PM Bonjour Tristesse (1957)

Cast: David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Jean Seberg. Dir: Otto Preminger.

C-94 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

11:12 PM FROM PARIS-YOUR REPORTER RICHARD CRENNA (1966)

C-7 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

 

11:30 PM Projectionist, The (1971)

BW-85 mins, TV-MA, CC,

 

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THURSDAY 17th:

 

1:04 AM ACADEMY AWARD PORTFOLIO (1928 - 1961) (1965) BW-1 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

 

1:15 AM Sunrise (1927)

Cast: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Bodil Rosing. Dir: F.W. Murnau.

BW-94 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

 

2:59 AM GOOFY MOVIES #4 (1934)

BW-9 mins, CC, Letterbox Format

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> {quote:title=voranis wrote:}{quote}

 

 

>

> TCM used to air the S.S. Van Dine shorts more frequently in the past. I didn't see the one that aired today, but hearing about it got me to get out my recordings of the ones that have aired in the past and watch a few of them...

>

> Love seeing John Hamilton (Perry White in The Adventure of Superman TV series) in these shorts...

 

I also dig seeing my man John Hamilton in these shorts! I missed the one that was on yesterday unfortunately, but would love a marathon of these!

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Just watched LONELY WIVES, what a hoot!! EEH in a great dual role (and well played!), and three luscious dames---Esther Ralston, Laura LaPlante, and Patsy Ruth Miller! Well, 4, if you count the maid: Georgette Rhodes! And the show stealers, the perennially tipsy butler, played by Spencer Charters, and the mother-in-law, played by Maude Eburne, a hoot! Racy, fun and funny! Loved it! Thank you, TCM!

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