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Hard Grooves For a Day! Mary Boland-Sun, Aug 4!!


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Monthly grooves on hiatus for August, and I already mentioned Sun, Aug 4 in my last weekly of July, but man, I gotta give a shout out to TCM and to Mary Boland and her flix for her Summer Under The Stars spotlight, 24 hours of her flix!!! An example of a performer/contributor who is not that well known, and outside of hard core classic movie circles, probably not known at all. It's SO cool when TCM does this, and I have to give hard props to them for this day! The entire schedule is pasted below for your groovy consideration, but I want to particularly shout it out for some flix that will be floating my boat--> STINGAREE (1934) with Richard Dix and Irene Dunne, and directed by "Wild" Bill Wellman!! I know that TCM boards will be moving and a-grooving when favorite hunk Joel McCrea shows up with Nancy Kelly and Roland Young in HE MARRIED HIS WIFE (1940)!! My main man Frank McHugh gets an opportunity to shine in the spotlight with Mary and Hugh Herbert in MARRY THE GIRL (1937)!!!

 

One of my major grooves for the day is the pre-code SOLITAIRE MAN (1933) with an ensemble cast in a taut situation and an awesome twist at the end--also stars my main man, Lionel Atwill, along with Herbert Marshall!!

 

Laurel and Hardy even show up for Mary's day, in NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (1944)!!! Rock out!!

 

Ann Sothern shows up a couple times, one of those is for DANGER-LOVE AT WORK (1937)!!! Loving and groovin' to all the 30's and 40's flix this day, I'll tell ya!!!

 

Prime time baby and TCM kicks it into high gear, first with Charles Laughton and Charlie Ruggles in THE RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935)!!! Then it's another flick I'm totally looking forward to groovin' to, particularly as I've never seen it: THREE-CORNERED MOON, a pre-code from 1933, starring Claudette Colbert and Richard Arlen!! Man, that looks splendorific!!!!

 

Groove hard, TCM guys and dolls!!! Dig it!!

 

h4. 4 Sunday

h1. 6:00 AM

h2. [stingaree (1934)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/91432/Stingaree/]

 

 

An Australian bandit kidnaps an opera singer and falls in love with her.

 

 

*Dir*: [William Wellman|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/204015%7C156757/William-Wellman/] *Cast*: [irene Dunne|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/54426%7C72982/Irene-Dunne/] , [Richard Dix|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/50947%7C129802/Richard-Dix/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] .

 

 

BW-77 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

h1. 7:30 AM

h2. [There Goes the Groom (1937)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/92764/There-Goes-the-Groom/]

 

 

A young man strikes it rich in the Alaskan gold mines, then faces romantic complications when he returns home.

 

 

*Dir*: [Joseph Santley|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/169879%7C89655/Joseph-Santley/] *Cast*: [Ann Sothern|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/181256%7C13447/Ann-Sothern/] , [burgess Meredith|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/130096%7C25024/Burgess-Meredith/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] .

 

 

BW-65 mins, TV-G,

 

h1. 8:49 AM

h2. [How To Hold Your Husband - Back (1941)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/885590/How-To-Hold-Your-Husband-Back/]

 

 

 

 

 

BW-9 mins,

 

h1. 9:00 AM

h2. [He Married His Wife (1940)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/77517/He-Married-His-Wife/]

 

 

A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.

 

 

*Dir*: [Roy Del Ruth|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/47832%7C135665/Roy-Del-Ruth/] *Cast*: [Joel McCrea|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/126737%7C84863/Joel-McCrea/] , [Nancy Kelly|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/100390%7C116006/Nancy-Kelly/] , [Roland Young|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/211398%7C134353/Roland-Young/] .

 

 

BW-83 mins, TV-G,

 

h1. 10:30 AM

h2. [Marry The Girl (1937)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/15060/Marry-The-Girl/]

 

 

Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.

 

 

*Dir*: [William McGann|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/127235%7C156065/William-McGann/] *Cast*: [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] , [Frank McHugh|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/127662%7C53769/Frank-McHugh/] , [Hugh Herbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/85117%7C71710/Hugh-Herbert/] .

 

 

BW-68 mins, TV-G,

 

h1. 11:45 AM

h2. [solitaire Man, The (1933)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/90716/Solitaire-Man-The/]

 

 

Crooks double cross each other during a tense flight from Paris to London.

 

 

*Dir*: [Jack Conway|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/38309%7C75310/Jack-Conway/] *Cast*: [Herbert Marshall|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/123072%7C70055/Herbert-Marshall/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] , [Lionel Atwill|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/6777%7C99555/Lionel-Atwill/] .

 

 

BW-67 mins, TV-PG,

 

h1. 1:00 PM

h2. [New Moon (1940)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/13794/New-Moon/]

 

 

A revolutionary leader romances a French aristocrat in Louisiana.

 

 

*Dir*: [Robert Z. Leonard|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112143%7C133435/Robert-Z-Leonard/] *Cast*: [Jeanette MacDonald|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/118611%7C81048/Jeanette-MacDonald/] , [Nelson Eddy|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/55686%7C116817/Nelson-Eddy/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] .

 

 

BW-105 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

h1. 3:00 PM

h2. [in Our Time (1944)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2464/In-Our-Time/]

 

 

A Polish count and his English wife battle Nazi invaders.

 

 

*Dir*: [Vincent Sherman|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/176225%7C151411/Vincent-Sherman/] *Cast*: [ida Lupino|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/117729%7C72365/Ida-Lupino/] , [Paul Henreid|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/84846%7C121933/Paul-Henreid/] , [Nancy Coleman|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/36799%7C115960/Nancy-Coleman/] .

 

 

BW-111 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

h1. 5:00 PM

h2. [Nothing but Trouble (1944)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/1587/Nothing-but-Trouble/]

 

 

A pair of dimwits get jobs as servants to a boy king whose life is in danger.

 

 

*Dir*: [sam Taylor|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/364205%7C138069/Sam-Taylor/] *Cast*: [stan Laurel|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/109430%7C141756/Stan-Laurel/] , [Oliver Hardy|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/81126%7C119173/Oliver-Hardy/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] .

 

 

BW-69 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

h1. 6:20 PM

h2. [Night At The Movies, A (1937)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/401708/Night-At-The-Movies-A/]

 

 

In this comedic short, a man and wife suffer through a night together at the movies.

 

 

*Cast*: [Robert Benchley|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/13503%7C131296/Robert-Benchley/] ,

 

 

BW-10 mins,

 

h1. 6:30 PM

h2. [Danger - Love at Work (1937)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/72180/Danger-Love-at-Work/]

 

 

A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.

 

 

*Dir*: [Otto Preminger|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/155068%7C119881/Otto-Preminger/] *Cast*: [Ann Sothern|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/181256%7C13447/Ann-Sothern/] , [Jack Haley|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/79343%7C75584/Jack-Haley/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] .

 

 

BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

h1. 8:00 PM

h2. [Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/88738/Ruggles-of-Red-Gap/]

 

 

A Western rancher wins a British valet in a poker game.

 

 

*Dir*: [Leo McCarey|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/126189%7C97294/Leo-McCarey/] *Cast*: [Charles Laughton|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/109397%7C29625/Charles-Laughton/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] , [Charlie Ruggles|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/167041%7C30821/Charlie-Ruggles/] .

 

 

BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

h1. 9:35 PM

h2. [Private Lessons (1934)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/401897/Private-Lessons/]

 

 

*Cast*: [Hal LeRoy|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112373%7C65052/Hal-LeRoy/] ,

 

 

BW-22 mins,

 

h1. 10:00 PM

h2. [Three Cornered Moon (1933)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/93069/Three-Cornered-Moon/]

 

 

After losing their fortune, a family tries to find a way out of their predicament.

 

 

*Dir*: [Elliott Nugent|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/142604%7C46867/Elliott-Nugent/] *Cast*: [Claudette Colbert|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/36555%7C32817/Claudette-Colbert/] , [Richard Arlen|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/5467%7C129552/Richard-Arlen/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] .

 

 

BW-78 mins, TV-G, CC,

 

h1. 11:30 PM

h2. [Women, The (1939)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/509/Women-The/]

 

 

A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.

 

 

*Dir*: [George Cukor|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/41936%7C58446/George-Cukor/] *Cast*: [Norma Shearer|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/175586%7C118297/Norma-Shearer/] , [Joan Crawford|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/40864%7C83574/Joan-Crawford/] , [Rosalind Russell|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/167490%7C135102/Rosalind-Russell/] .

 

 

BW-133 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

h1. 2:00 AM

h2. [Pride And Prejudice (1940)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2153/Pride-And-Prejudice/]

 

 

Jane Austen's comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England.

 

 

*Dir*: [Robert Z. Leonard|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112143%7C133435/Robert-Z-Leonard/] *Cast*: [Greer Garson|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/68970%7C63414/Greer-Garson/] , [Laurence Olivier|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/144656%7C96060/Laurence-Olivier/] , [Mary Boland|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/18511%7C108403/Mary-Boland/] .

 

 

BW-118 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

h1. 4:00 AM

h2. [Julia Misbehaves (1948)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/674/Julia-Misbehaves/]

 

 

A showgirl returns to her stuffy estranged husband when their daughter gets engaged.

 

 

*Dir*: [Jack Conway|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/38309%7C75310/Jack-Conway/] *Cast*: [Greer Garson|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/68970%7C63414/Greer-Garson/] , [Walter Pidgeon|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/152270%7C153580/Walter-Pidgeon/] , [Peter Lawford|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/109743%7C124097/Peter-Lawford/] .

 

 

BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC,

 

h1. 5:41 AM

h2. [so You Want An Apartment (1948)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/400256/So-You-Want-An-Apartment/]

 

 

Forever behind-the-eight-ball Joe McDoakes begins an impossible search for an apartment after his wife suggests they move in with her mother. Along the way Joe narrowly avoids falling into countless housing traps, only to end up where he started.

 

 

*Dir*: [Richard Bare|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/711500%7C129574/Richard-Bare/] *Cast*: [George O'Hanlon|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/143327%7C59158/George-O-Hanlon/] ,

 

 

BW-11 mins,

 

 

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Mark, you beat me to the punch in starting a thread on Mary Boland`s day this Sunday. After 72 hours of mostly great, but oft repeated movies with Bogart, Day and Guinness, with nary a rarity, we now get some really rare movies featuring Ms. Boland. Just to mention two screwball comedies, DANGER LOVE AT WORK (1937) and HE MARRIED HIS WIFE (1940), which she did at 20th Century Fox in the late 30s (the latter came out in January 1940). DLAW was Otto Preminger s second American movie he directed, atfter a programmer with Lawrence Tibbett. It was originally set to star Zanucks French import, Simone Simon, but As Preminger pointed out, screwball requires fast speech, and as Ms. Simons English was then barely adequate, she was removed and Ann Sothern borrowed. Anyway the resultant film is fun, with one of those kooky screwball families. It was successful enough for Zanuck to next entrust the director to a big budget film, KIDNAPPED, but there were problwms, Zanuck sacked Otto, and he was banished from the lot, not to be restored to the moguls good graces until after the success of LAURA several years later. HMHW is an enjoyable late screwball, with a good cast, except for Nancy Kelly. She seems to be trying too hard to channel Irene Dunne, except her tongue is too ltierally planted in her check; her comedy technique was too too heavy handed and unsubtle. She was soon sent to the Fox B Unit, and her short stint as Loretta Youngs replacement apparently having not worked. Had Loretta not left thw studio some tmonths earlier, she would surely have been offered this film. Both films I look forward to seeing, as neither has been on FMC recently.

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Yay!

You stated it perfectly- I am generally bored by SUTS, but they always throw one or two unusual gems into the mix of typical oft seen stars & flicks.

Mary Boland Day is almost as difficult to decide what to watch as Thelma Todd Day two years ago.

Thanks TCM!

 

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Lavenderblue, thank you so much for chiming in!!! I agree with you about Herbert Marshall and May Robson in SOLITAIRE MAN!!! This flick totally rocks, IMO, and it hasn't even shifted into high gear (that happens when they get on the plane!!). Also features my main man, Lionel Atwill!!!! Woohooo!!! This is totally rock and roll!! And a joy delight!!

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I tuned in to HE MARRIED HIS WIFE kind of late but loved what I saw. What a bunch of characters, almost like a Kaufman/Hart play. Nice to see Lyle Talbot in the cast. Now I'm recording SOLITAIRE MAN. I hope TCM does more of these character tributes. Mary Boland was one of the greats. Her rich career on Broadway ran from 1907-1954!

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And now, Mary is mixing it up with none other than Laurel and Hardy in NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (1944)!!! So coolio!!!

 

Groovy gems coming up next:

 

DANGER--LOVE AT WORK (1937)!!! With Jack Haley and Ann Sothern!!!

 

RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935)!!! A hoot and a half with Charles Laughton and Charlie Ruggles!!! My man Fred started up a thread about this gem, it's awesomely funnilicious!!!

 

Then a flick I've never seen before, the 1933 THREE CORNERED MOON!!! With Claudette Colbert and Richard Arlen!!!!

 

And through it all, lovely Mary Boland is a tripalicious hoot!!!!

 

Diggin' it totally!!!

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