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TCM Flix To Groove Hard To!!! Mon, July 15 through Sun, July 21!!!


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TCM Flix To Groove Hard To!!! Monday, July 15-Sunday, July 21!!!

 

I hope all cool cats and groovy chicks are having a blast watching your favorite flix on TCM!! Before I dive into this week's grooves, feel free to check out my thoughts regarding the current week found here: http://forums.tcm.com/thread.jspa?threadID=169949&tstart=30

 

Monday morning we kick it right off with a Stewart Granger tribute, at 6am we find ourselves in suspense with THE WHOLE TRUTH (1958), a flick I've not seen before, but gotta check it, also starring George Sanders and Donna Reed! This is followed by a "lite" noir, appropriately entitled, THE LIGHT TOUCH (1952), with Stewart, and once again George Sanders (guy gets around!!), and the lovely Pier Angeli!!! Dig it!!

 

Tuesday morning we are treated to more TCM grooves, with a double pre-code delight! It's part of Director Lewis Milestone's tribute for the day, and it kicks off at 6am with Joan Crawford in a signature role as Sadie Thompson in RAIN (1932), with Walter Huston, William Gargan, Guy Kibbee and Walter Catlett!! Totally awesome flick!!! Next up, Director Milestone has more pre-code joy for us with Al Jolson, the lovely Madge Evans, Frank Morgan, and Harry Langdon in HALLELUJAH, I'M A BUM (1933)!!! Pre-coders unite!!

 

Tuesday nights are all about Paul Henreid during July, as he's the featured star of the month! My main groove for this week will be the 11:30pm screening of the noir-ish HOLLOW TRIUMPH (1948), one of my favorites!!! Paul has his hands full with the sexy Joan Bennett, this is one of the more compelling flix around for me! I recommend it highly if you haven't seen it yet! I'd also like to give a shout out for the 4:15am screening of SO YOUNG, SO BAD (1950), female Juvies, crazy, man! Stars a young Rita Moreno!

 

TCM is hot to trot first thing at daybreak this week, as Wednesday they're hitting it out of the ball park yet again, with a tale of two Edward's!!! Well, it's Eddie G and Edward Arnold showing up in a great and underrated flick, UNHOLY PARTNERS (1941)!!! With the totally lovely Laraine Day!! Next up, it's George Sanders, Virginia Bruce, Lenore Aubert, my main man Robert Armstrong, Alan Napier (Alfred the Butler himself!!), and HB Warner in a WWII programmer, ACTION IN ARABIA (1944)! I love these when they work well with a good cast, and this one hums along! And as if that wasn't enough, it's Bogie and Bacall in arguably their smokiest and hottest team-up (and first, natch!) in TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944)!!! Up at 2:30pm, it's a flick I've not seen before and do want to check out--TIP ON A DEAD JOCKEY (1957) with Robert Taylor getting mixed up in international intrigue, and the lovely Dottie Malone and Gia Scala showing up to spice it appropriately!!

 

It's Thursday and TCM stays hot with more pre-code and B flick joy! 6am finds William Powell and Ann Harding mixing it up in the pre-code DOUBLE HARNESS (1933)!!! Followed by Fay Bainter, Ida Lupino and Lee Bowman in the very groovy THE LADY AND THE MOB (1939)!!! Then it's a flick I've not seen before, BORN FOR TROUBLE (1942) with Van Johnson, Faye Emerson and George Meeker!!! Gotta check it out! Eddie G and my main man Edward Brophy show up next in LARCENY, INC (1942), one of several gangster spoofs Eddie G made throughout his illustrious career, and it's one of the best!!! Laughs and yucks a'plenty!!! We're getting into some Preston Sturges for the remainder of the daytime flix, and back to the pre-code era for a flick based on one of his plays, CHILD OF MANHATTAN (1933), with Nancy Carroll, John Boles, Nat Pendleton, and Jane Darwell!! Pre-codes, man...love 'em totally!!! Then a flick I've tried to catch several times when it's been on TCM, but have failed, hope to catch it this time, it's CHRISTMAS IN JULY (1940), directed by Sturges, and stars Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, and fussy nitwit Franklin Pangborn!! My next total groove in the Sturges fest is the finale, THE SIN OF HAROLD DIDDLEBOCK, from 1947, and screened at 6:15pm, stars Harold Lloyd, Rudy Vallee, Lionel Stander and Raymond Walburn, this is yet another example of how well Harold Lloyd transitioned to the talkies, at least in my mind!! I dig it!!

 

Baseball is the daytime theme for Friday, and once again, TCM is hitting the balls out of the park with regularity!!! It's like the home run derby at the All Star game!! More pre-codes to kick it off at 6am, with Joe E Brown leading the way in FIREMAN SAVE MY CHILD (1932) with the lovely Evalyn Knapp, and ELMER THE GREAT (1933) with the gorgeous Patricia Ellis and my main man Frank McHugh!! It's more Joe E in ALIBI IKE (1935), next up, with Olivia de Havilland and Ruth Donnelly, along with William Frawley and Roscoe Karns!! And OMG, an early 30's mystery flick, my deepest abiding passion, with Robert Young and the gorgeous Madge Evans, Nat Pendleton also shows up in DEATH ON THE DIAMOND (1934)!!! Ted Healy, Paul Kelly and David Landau also show up, as do the following in very brief cameos: The Mick, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond!!!! Totally dig it!!! Next up, it's THE BABE RUTH STORY (1948), a role ready made for William Bendix, along with Claire Trevor!! And at 2:30pm, it's Jackie Robinson starring in the flick about himself, THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY (1950)!!! Also starring Ruby Dee and Louise Beavers, this is a totally cool flick about a totally cool baseball player!!! At 6pm, a flick I've not seen before, starring "The Gipper", Ronald Reagan, in THE WINNING TEAM, about Grover Cleveland Alexander, it also features Doris Day, Frank Lovejoy, and Russ Tamblyn!!!

 

Sadly, Saturday, July 20 will feature the final entry in the RKO "Falcon" series, I'll be missing on my man Tom Conway, who stars for the last time as Tom Laurence in THE FALCON'S ADVENTURE (1946)!! Also with my main man Edward Brophy! I wish TCM would be able to get their hands on the final 3 flix in the series, which was produced by a poverty row studio, starring John Calvert as The Falcon with a different name. Would be cool to see!! Pretty please??? :) Anyway, this has been a fun time and much appreciated, thank you for running this series, TCM!!! You rock!!

 

Saturday night features Charles Boyer, and the flick I'll be watching for is one I've not seen before, HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (1937), with Jean Arthur and Leo Carillo, looks to be a hoot, and it's from the 1930's, baby, gotta be groovy!!!

 

TCM Underground is all about severed heads this week, with THE THING THAT COULDN'T DIE (1958), and THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1962)!!! Sheesh, just can't keep a good severed head down! Anyhoo, this looks like a cheesy double bill of low budget goodie-ness!

 

Sunday's evening feature is "The Times They Are A-Changin'" and at 10pm it's Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece, MODERN TIMES (1936) with Paulette Godard!!! Then the Silent Sunday feature is MICKEY (1918) with Mabel Normand!!! I've never seen this one before, so looking forward to it!!! Late night features a French double dip with A NOUS LA LIBERTE (1931) and LE MILLION (1931)!!! Vive le TCM!!!

 

Hope everyone is having awesome goodalicious times and enjoying flick watching thanks to our good folks at TCM!!! Many thanks, TCM, for all the groovy flix!!!

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The movie you mentioned coming up Thursday, BORN FOR TROUBLE (1942) is one I'm also looking forward to. It is a Warner Bros. movie originally released as MURDER IN THE BIG HOUSE starring Van Johnson in one of his very first roles. Warners re-released it in 1945 to cash in on Van J.'s popularity at MGM, giving it a new title: BORN FOR TROUBLE. I haven't seen it in many years, but as far as I recall the print shown was the reissue with the BORN FOR TROUBLE title. I'll be interested to see what print TCM shows on the 18th.

 

 

Here's the original 1942 trailer:

 

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/625321/Born-For-Trouble.html

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Hey, Mark, just wanted to say that I find your enthusiasm adorable. :x

 

I'm so glad we're getting a rare Nancy Carroll sighting with Child of Manhattan. It's a slight film, but a great treat to see the charming redhead maneuver her way through a myriad of pre-code obstacles.

 

If you're a Preston Sturges fan, I'm sure you will enjoy Christmas in July. I'm not the biggest Dick Powell fan, but he's quite good in the lead, and supported by the stalwart Sturges stock players. "If you can't sleep, it isn't the coffee - it's the bunk!"

 

Also check out Hail the Conquering Hero later in the day.

 

Edited by: NoraCharles1934 on Jul 12, 2013 9:31 PM

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I am very happy to see that our resident guru of groove has brought us an outtasight list of righteous movies!

 

I will mention that: *The L-Shaped Room* (1962) is a worth-see.

 

My favorites of Tuesday night are: *Siren of Bagdad* (1953) and *Thief of Damascus* (1952). I like in particular the former's cheap and cheerful nature.

 

I have a weak spot for Tony Randall and so Wednesday evening is prefect for me. :)

 

Fridays has two movies which I like much more than any of the others: *It Happens Every Spring* (1949) and *Angels in the Outfield* (1951). It is obvious our tastes are different because these are my favorites and they are also the only two you did not name.

 

I have not seen: *The Falcon's Adventure* (1946) and so I am looking forward to it with great anticipation. It is to the point with me that even a bad new Falcon movie is better than none!

 

I thank you for your entertaining and informative post!

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Nora, thank you so much for your kind comments, and for sharing your thoughts!!! I totally agree with you about Nancy Carroll and CHILD OF MANHATTAN!!! Myself, personally, I groove hard to any pre-code flick, no matter how slight it may be! They generally pack a wallop of interest for me!!

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Sans Fin, thank you for your post too, it cracked me up!!! :):)

 

I agree with you 100% about the Falcon flix!!! Tom Conway is so totally smooth! I was watching last week's, and had to back up and watch some scenes twice, that's how much I dig his presence on the screen!! It really works it for me! I could prob watch mysteries from the 30's and 40's all the time and just be totally doing the twist!

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

> Sans Fin, thank you for your post too, it cracked me up!!! :)

 

I thank you for your kind words but I believe you give me far more credit than I deserve. It is my belief that you were cracked long before we met.

;)

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

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

> > Sans Fin, thank you for your post too, it cracked me up!!! :)

> I thank you for your kind words but I believe you give me far more credit than I deserve. It is my belief that you were cracked long before we met.

> ;)

 

Hahaha!!! I'm sure you are right-on!!

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I have just watched: *The Falcon's Adventure* (1946). I found it to be a nice comfortable little movie. I am happy they made it and that TCM showed it. It is obvious that the writers were running out of plot ideas but I wonder how much that would be noticed by an audience which had to wait a month or more for each movie and watched it once only.

 

It makes me sad that this was the end of his run as The Falcon but it may have been an embarrassment to continue the series when it had fallen to recycling plots and dialogue.

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Sans Fin, I'm totally stoked that you grooved watching THE FALCON'S ADVENTURE today! I had to work today so didn't have a chance to catch it yet (DVR though!), but I've seen it before, natch. I agree with you overall, I think it was a good flick, and that folk back then probably didn't notice, but as the 40's wore on, these series films which had been very popular over nearly 2 decades were fading, with the advent of TV, I guess. Anyhoo...yeah, sad to see this series go. As I've said before, I wish TCM would be able to get their mitts on the 3 Falcon flix made after RKO stopped doing the series. That would rock! But all in all, totally amped over this little oasis of delight that TCM has offered us every Saturday morning for weeks now!

 

Hope all is going great! Stay cool!

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MusicalNovelty, I totally dug on BORN FOR TROUBLE!!! What a cool flick! Nice humor mixed in with mystery and crime, and done well at that!!! Faye Emerson really had that doe-eye look down, she was stunning! I was a bit surprised at the revelation, though not entirely, I just didn't think they'd go there, but they did! Usually authority types are not often questioned in these low-budget programmers--sometimes they are, but not usually that sort of authority figure! Good stuff!

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I'm looking forward to seeing "Mickey" tonight on Silent Sunday Nights. I think that one has only been available in the public domain since Grapevine has a release, and they only deal in public domain stuff with no restoration. Hopefully this will be a good print.

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Calvin, I'm with you! I can't wait to check this flick out myself! Hope it's a nice print as well!!!

 

Oh by the by, TCM has slipped in a couple of groovy shorts around the Silent Sunday feature!!! At 11:49pm, THE NAUGHTY NINETIES from 1951, but featuring tunes from the 20's!!! And just after MICKEY @ 1:17am, Laurel and Hardy show up in BEAU HUNKS from 1931!!!! Dig it!!

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