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TCM Flix to Groove Hard To!!! Week of September 17th!!


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TCM Flix to Groove To--Week of Sept 17th!!!


Lots of hot grooves this coming week! Kick it off at 4:45am EST wee hours Monday morning with Johnny Mack Brown in an early talkie (rare too!!!), JAZZ HEAVEN from 1930! Never saw this one and can't wait to check it out! Next up some cold war action, THE DEFECTOR from 1966, also a flick I've not seen before, with Monty Clift!


Monday night features Bob's picks and he grooves it with the luminous Hedy Lamarr, Walter Pidgeon and Frank Morgan in the 1942 WHITE CARGO!! Later, Bob is totally rocking with the noir thriller THE WINDOW (1949), with Paul Stewart in a chilling role, along with the lovely Barbara Hale and Arthur Kennedy!! And still later, I'll be grooving with Eddie Cantor in a flick I've not seen before, IF YOU KNEW SUSIE (1948)!! Always love this dude, never fails to crack me up!


Tuesday is TOTALLY groovy with a day filled with Garbo and an evening/night filled with pre-code Gregory La Cava!!! Woohoooo!!!! Kicks off with the great documentary, THE DIVINE GRETA GARBO from 1990, then 3 of The Divine One's silents, FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926), LOVE (1927) and A WOMAN OF AFFAIRS (1928)!! Then a couple of her pre-codes: SUSAN LENOX: HER RISE AND FALL (1931) and QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933)!! Lastly, TWO FACED WOMAN (1941) and 2005 documentary, GARBO!!! Greta Garbo fans are rocking and rolling!!! But not as much as I'll be doing as TCM continues the grooves with a night filled with flix directed by Gregory La Cava, kicking it off with Walter Huston, Karen Morley and Franchot Tone in the off-beat GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE (1933)!! Followed by Mary Astor and Robert Ames in SMART WOMAN (1931), then my main man Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette and Lupe Velez in THE HALF NAKED TRUTH (1933)!! Rockin' it!!! Dorothy Wilson and Arline Judge show up next in THE AGE OF CONSENT (1932), more pre-code, loving it, with the luscious Constance Bennett and Joel McCrea in BED OF ROSES (1933)!!! Rounding out this awesome night is WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS (1934) with Helen Hayes and Brian Aherne, and lastly, but not least, LAUGH AND GET RICH (1931) with Edna May Oliver, Dorothy Lee and Hugh Herbert!! Tuesday is out of control!!


John Garfield fans are dancing in the streets on Wednesday, for the entire daytime schedule is devoted to him!!! THE MADE ME A CRIMINAL (1939), DUST BE MY DESTINY (1939), FLOWING GOLD (1940), EAST OF THE RIVER (1940), DANGEROUSLY THEY LIVE (1942) and NOBODY LIVES FOREVER (1946) are the main flix I'll be totally grooving hard to in this day long tribute!!!


Wednesday nights feature Lauren Bacall all month long and this week I'll be looking forward to an early team-up with The Duke, BLOOD ALLEY, from 1955!!


Thursday nights are totally out of sight all month long with an all-nighter each Thursday of Mack Sennet shorts!!! I've been grooving to all of them so far, and this Thursday will be no different! Just tune and turn on, I say!!!


Friday night features Adolphe Menjou!! EASY TO LOVE (1934) kicks the tribute off, a film I've not seen before, with Mary Astor and the drop dead gorgeous cute as a button Genevieve Tobin--hotcha!! :) Also showing up is the lovely Patricia Ellis, Guy Kibbee and Hugh Herbert!! Rounding out the tribute is the lovely Ruth Chatterton with Adolphe in JOURNAL OF A CRIME, also from 1934!!!


Saturdays typically groove when it comes to TCM and this Saturday is no exception, with the spunky Ann Sothern in MAISIE (1939), also with Robert Young and Ruth Hussey!! Later in the morning, this week's "The Whistler" entry, with Richard Dix showing up again as a different character in each entry, this time with Barton MacLane and Charles Lane in THE MYSTERIOUS INTRUDER (1946)!! On a shoe-string budget this series manages to excite with thrills, twists, turns and lots of atmosphere!! Next up is the weekly "Jungle Jim" feature with Johnny Weissmuller in the title role, this time it's MARK OF THE GORILLA (1950)!!!


Then get set to groove hard to a sci-fi afternoon on TCM, with IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958), THEM! (1954), THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951), and THE TIME MACHINE (1960)!!!


Saturday night is "Casino Night", and it rocks with such gems as GILDA (1946) with the gorgeous Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, and George MacReady!!! ANY NUMBER CAN PLAY (1949) with "The King" himself, Clark Gable, Alexis Smith and Wendell Corey, followed by a rare noir, JOHNNY O'CLOCK (1947) featuring Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes and Lee J Cobb!!! And rounding out the night long tribute, the cult classic, THE SHANGHAI GESTURE (1941) with Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Ona Munson, Maria Ouspenskaya, Victor Mature, Eric Blore and Mike Mazurki!!! Rockin' stuff, directed by Josef Von Sternberg!!!


That brings us to Sunday and what I'll be grooving to most will an mid-day airing of the Frank Capra pre-code, THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN (1932) with Babs Stanwyck and Nils Asther in a riveting pre-code classic!!! The Silent Sunday feature stars Marion Davies in THE RED MILL (1926) and later in the wee hours, a pre-code Clark Gable stars with Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Otto Kruger, Samuel S Hinds and Wally Ford in MEN IN WHITE (1934)!!


Totally grooving week ahead!!! Thank you for the awesome flix, TCM!!!
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Great to have your grooving report back Mark! I highly recommend the rare "Jazz Heaven" that's coming on late tonight, even though it is completely mistitled. No jazz, no heaven. But it is a cute as a button romantic comedy at the end of the roaring 20's that is great if you are recovering from a nervous breakdown.

 

As for your other entries there is plenty to groove to this week. I've never seen "If You Knew Susie" either, so I guess we'll both be seeing it for the first time.

 

 

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White Cargo's great, though kinky for its time! Tondelayo (Hedy Lamarr) to Langford (Richard Carlson): "You beat me, then we make love, then you give me much bangles..."

 

(Or something to that effect, meaning rough sex followed by gifts of jewelry).

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I saw most of it. I thought it was great. I love to see the late 1920s and very early 30s sound films, especially with actors I'm not familiar with or in roles I'm not familiar with.

 

As a kid, I knew Johnny Mack Brown as a cowboy star in the late 1940s. Along with Lash LaRue, Tim Holt and his sidekick, Roy and Gene too.

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8 PM Eastern Time TONIGHT

 

*White Cargo (1942)*

 

A sultry native woman ignites the passions of workers on an African plantation.

 

Dir: Richard Thorpe Cast: Hedy Lamarr , Walter Pidgeon , Frank Morgan .

 

BW-89 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

This film is a lot of fun. :)

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Yesterday and last night, I finally got to see some films I recorded earlier in the week, such as the 1931 Squaw Man. This is a really great movie with some great acting in it and a very good script. This is so much better than the original silent version.

 

Also I saw Upperworld with Warren William and a young Ginger Rogers in a dramatic role. This is a very interesting drama film that has a lot of twists and turns in it.

 

And then last night I got to see A Dispatch from Reuters. This is an excellent biographical film. Very interesting.

 

This past Wednesday I got to see several excellent John Garfield movies, including one I?ve never seen before.

 

This has been a 24/7 week. Wall to wall classic movies, and at a time when there is nothing else anywhere on cable TV.

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Some groovy flix you've been watching this week, Fred! Which John Garfield flick is one you'd not seen before? I really, really, really enjoyed those 40's WB flix they aired this week! I've seen them all before, but they are SO good, in every way that I dig! And Garfield just seemed perfect for them, a different persona than Cagney for example.

 

I noticed you were noting today's "Whistler" and "Jungle Jim" flix that aired today as well as JOHNNY O'CLOCK later tonight in some other threads, and those are totally groovy!!! I missed the earlier flix, as I had to work, but have them on DVR to catch when a flick is on that I'm not needing to see, but I got home in time to catch the latter part of the Sci Fi marathon, and it's always fun to see these old faves! I'll catch the Whistler and Jungle Jim a little later, and then pick back up with GILDA at 8, and a block of noir! It's been a totally groovy week!! Not to mention the Garbo and La Cava day earlier as well!!! Yowza!!!

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Mark, you're always just a total delight with your enthusiasm and your savvy knowledge of what's coming up and I'm sure you're the most popular guest at any party.

 

 

Thanks for always keeping us atune with what's coming up-and always offering fascinating trivia/factoids about the movies.

 

 

I'm sure you'll be having a field day with Halloween coming up and TCM's usual lineup of horror classics--although, I do wish TCM would vary the usual lsit for a change. My favorite Universal classics are never shown, including "The Mummy's Ghost," "The Mummy's Curse," "Night Monster" (fabulous!), "The Mad Ghoul," etc. Dario Argento's classic shockers would also be a real jolt, letting viewers see what those Italians have been doing in terms of horror.

 

 

Can hardly wait to see what you'll serve up for us next week!

 

 

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> I never saw East of the River before. I like Garfield in this one. He turns out to be a really nice guy at the end, and he avoided being killed by the other gangsters. :)

 

I don't think I'd seen it before, either. I did like it - a classic Garfield turn, much taken aback by mom, he straightens out and does the right thing. However, I enjoyed *Nobody Lives Forever* even more. I had seen it before, but not for many years.

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Thank you so much, Princess Ananka!!!

 

Wow, I totally dig "The Mummy" series! And I think THE MAD GHOUL would rock, I haven't seen that one in a while! It would be nice to see some of the "lesser Universals", but seeing what we will have, it rocks! NIGHT MONSTER is totally cool, I agree!!! But I feel this year's October lineup is pretty groovin'!!

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