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Monday November 4, 2019

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Gig Young on TCM

ARENA with Jean Hagen

HUNT THE MAN DOWN with Lynne Roberts

A TICKLISH AFFAIR with Shirley Jones

TORCH SONG with Joan Crawford

TOO YOUNG TO KISS with June Allyson

THE WOMAN IN WHITE with Eleanor Parker

HOLIDAY FOR SINNERS with Janice Rule

THE THREE MUSKETEERS with Lana Turner

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I wish I had the Starz channel; it looks like they show some interesting older films. FXM airs classic films in the morning hours( THE LATE GEORGE APLEY is on at this moment) but for the most part, they show the same few films for months at a time.

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2 hours ago, sagebrush said:

I wish I had the Starz channel; it looks like they show some interesting older films. FXM airs classic films in the morning hours( THE LATE GEORGE APLEY is on at this moment) but for the most part, they show the same few films for months at a time.

You can get the Starz/Encore channels on cable. Or you can just pay a monthly fee to stream it on your phone/computer or smart TV. I think the current fee is $8.99 and I feel it's worth it, considering all the classic films and TV series they have. The streaming is preferable to getting it on cable, in my opinion, because I watch or re-watch anything I want, whenever I want.

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9 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Friday November 8, 2019

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Olivia & Errol on TCM

THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

FOUR'S A CROWD

DODGE CITY

SANTA FE TRAIL

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE

CAPTAIN BLOOD

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

Awesome selection! Especially THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD and CAPTAIN BLOOD.

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52 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Monday November 11, 2019

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Two Oscars for Harold Russell on TCM

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES with Fredric March & Dana Andrews

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES is a great film. I know Fredric March and Harold Russell won Oscars for their performances (well deserved IMO) but Dana Andrews should have been nominated as well, a sentiment I know many folks on here share.

(SPOILERS):

Even though Homer lost his hands, which was traumatic for him no doubt, Fred had to deal with the painful memories of the demise of his lost comrades. Not to mention he returns to a wife who it turns out was never all that cracked up to be.

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39 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Tuesday November 12, 2019

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George Brent & Bette Davis on TCM

JEZEBEL with Henry Fonda

DARK VICTORY with Humphrey Bogart

THE OLD MAID with Miriam Hopkins

Looking forward to JEZEBEL and DARK VICTORY, really enjoy those two. Kind of indifferent towards THE OLD MAID, though Bette still gives it her 100 percent.

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3 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

Looking forward to JEZEBEL and DARK VICTORY, really enjoy those two. Kind of indifferent towards THE OLD MAID, though Bette still gives it her 100 percent.

I think THE OLD MAID is less cinematic, a bit more stage bound. But it works for me, because of the Davis-Hopkins dynamic.

DARK VICTORY was intended for Katharine Hepburn. David Selznick bought the rights with Kate in mind. But then Kate had a series of flops and was labeled box office poison at that time. So Selznick sold the property to Warner Brothers.

JEZEBEL is obviously a ripoff of Margaret Mitchell's book, but it's a fine production with some great performances from Davis, Fonda and especially Fay Bainter who earned an Oscar as supporting actress.

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12 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

I didn't particularly like Hopkins' character in THE OLD MAID, so maybe that's why THE OLD MAID doesn't rank among my favorites. Still, as you say the interactions between her and Davis does make the movie watchable.

Do you like the follow-up they did, OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1943)..?

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Do you like the follow-up they did, OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1943)..?

Actually, I do like their teaming in that one a bit more. Hopkins' character is still a bit of an annoyance, but I found her character a bit more tolerable than her other role in THE OLD MAID.

 

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9 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Wednesday November 13, 2019

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Superb Technicolor cinematography on TCM

BLACK NARCISSUS cinematography by Jack Cardiff

THE RED SHOES also by Jack Cardiff

No kidding!  Kathleen Byron sizzles in "Black Narcissus" as the soon-to-be-ex-nun when she puts on that ruby red lipstick.  And who could ever forget the off-the-hook 'leap of faith' taken by Moira Shearer in "The Red Shoes".

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I wish they had shown BLACK NARCISSUS in a prime time shot, perhaps after THE RED SHOES instead of before. It really deserves it's own cinematography discussion.

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