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HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM


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Here's a movie coming on that hasn't been on TV in years that I can recall:  Blume in Love.  It's the last of the Marsha Mason movies and comes on around 4AM.  If you liked Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice check out Blume.  It was made by the same guy (Paul Mazursky), came out around the same time and has a really good performance by George Segal.  It's one of those 1970's sex comedies.

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1 hour ago, ChristineHoard said:

Here's a movie coming on that hasn't been on TV in years that I can recall:  Blume in Love.  It's the last of the Marsha Mason movies and comes on around 4AM.  If you liked Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice check out Blume.  It was made by the same guy (Paul Mazursky), came out around the same time and has a really good performance by George Segal.  It's one of those 1970's sex comedies.

Looking forward to it. I really like George Segal movies - from the 60's and 70's especially. 

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Thursday, November 16/17

Marsha Mason night

12:15 a.m.  Promises In the Dark (1979).  I haven’t seen this one.  Co-starring Ned Beatty and Susan Clark.

Friday, November 17/18

12:15 a.m.  Mean Streets (1973).  I saw this on a double bill at the cinema not knowing who Robert De Niro was.  I knew after seeing this!

 
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Saturday, November 18/19

Here’s a double bill for you …

5:15 a.m.  Perversion For Profit (1965). I don't know if this is still in the line-up but this is how it read when first announced.

and 5:30 a.m. A Visit To Santa (1963)

 
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3 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Saturday, November 18/19

Here’s a double bill for you …

5:15 a.m.  Perversion For Profit (1965). I don't know if this is still in the line-up but this is how it read when first announced.

and 5:30 a.m. A Visit To Santa (1963)

 

I think Santa must have dumped a load of coal over the pervy profiteers, since they'd have taken 29 mins & forced him to start later and he's a busy man (for one night a year, anyhow...).

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3 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Saturday, November 18/19

Here’s a double bill for you …

5:15 a.m.  Perversion For Profit (1965). I don't know if this is still in the line-up but this is how it read when first announced.

 

 

This film goes back to at least 1962, as it was being shown at anti-pornography meetings in Los Angeles. I wonder if it was "released" to everyone in 1965.

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Tomorrow, November 18, there are a few highlights:

Donovan's Brain (1953) is one of the best movies of the 1950's featuring a future First Lady looking at a brain in an aquarium. Lew Ayres and Gene Evans look at it, too.

Plus, it's seamlessly followed by that immortal short film, The Corvair In Action! (1960).

Late night on TCM Underground, Black MamaWhite Mama (1972) features the excellent pairing of Pam Grier and Margaret Markov as the titular muthas. It's The Defiant Ones but cheaper and with more boobs.

That's followed by Hit Man (1973). Tune in to honor the recently departed Bernie Casey. Stay for Pam Grier.

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Tuesday, November 21

Ralph Meeker films by day but no Paths of Glory.

10 a.m.  Glory Alley (1952).  Boxing film with Meeker and Leslie Caron.

10:30 p.m.  The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957).  This David Lean film is in my top ten of all time.

 
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Recommendation for early Tuesday morning: Teresa (1951). Outstanding performance by Pier Angeli as the Italian bride of a GI (John Ericson) who marries her in a bombed-out Italian village and then brings her home to face the wrath of his possessive mother (Patricia Collinge). Some scenes make use of a documentary technique. Fred Zinnemann made a sort of unofficial cycle of films about the war and its aftermath, and all are worth seeing.

Noir lovers shouldn't miss Odds Against Tomorrow, one of Robert Wise's best-directed films.

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17 minutes ago, kingrat said:

Recommendation for early Tuesday morning: Teresa (1951). Outstanding performance by Pier Angeli as the Italian bride of a GI (John Ericson) who marries her in a bombed-out Italian village and then brings her home to face the wrath of his possessive mother (Patricia Collinge). Some scenes make use of a documentary technique. Fred Zinnemann made a sort of unofficial cycle of films about the war and its aftermath, and all are worth seeing.

Noir lovers shouldn't miss Odds Against Tomorrow, one of Robert Wise's best-directed films.

Odds Against Tomorrow is a good noir film.   Some say it is the last noir from the classic noir period.

It has noir icons Robert Ryan and Gloria Grahame,   and Harry Belafonte,  who gets to sing a song (the entire jazz score to the film is great).

Oh,  and I'm a fan of Teresa,  a very touching film.

 

 

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1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

...Oh,  and I'm a fan of Teresa,  a very touching film.

Hmmm...with the plot being about "an Italian bride", I wonder why this would be, James?!

(...oh...wait...never mind)

;)

 

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57 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

Wednesday, November 22

11:15 a.m.  The Mountain Road (1960).  Apparently not so good but I’ve never seen this WWII Jimmy Stewart picture.

 

I haven't seen it, either, and will be recording it, along with Thunder Bay (1953) 9:15 AM EST. These are the only two Stewart movies in the monthly spotlight that I haven't seen or have recorded already.

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Thank you for mentioning Odds Against Tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to it. 

This morning I watched The Shadow in the Sky which had a good performance by Ralph Meeker as a WW2 vet dealing with PTSD (used to be called shell shock). Jean Hagen, James Whitmore and Nancy Davis were the supporting cast.

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On 11/17/2017 at 2:17 PM, LawrenceA said:

Tomorrow, November 18, there are a few highlights:

Donovan's Brain (1953) is one of the best movies of the 1950's featuring a future First Lady looking at a brain in an aquarium. Lew Ayres and Gene Evans look at it, too.

Plus, it's seamlessly followed by that immortal short film, The Corvair In Action! (1960).

Late night on TCM Underground, Black MamaWhite Mama (1972) features the excellent pairing of Pam Grier and Margaret Markov as the titular muthas. It's The Defiant Ones but cheaper and with more boobs.

That's followed by Hit Man (1973). Tune in to honor the recently departed Bernie Casey. Stay for Pam Grier.

 

Yeah, there were a lot of b--bs on display in Black Mama. It had its moments but too much revolution fighting bogged it down. Makes you wonder what kind of career Pam Grier would have had with better vehicles. I recorded Hit Man, but havent watched it yet............

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Thursday, November 23

Many in today’s lineup have been on TCM an awful lot.  But I’ll go with …

1:30 p.m.  Places In the Heart (1984).  I’d like to see it again for John Malkovich’s performance.

3:30 p.m.  A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945).  Really good Elia Kazan film with an amazing performance from Peggy Ann Garner.

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Friday, November 24

Matthew Modine is the Guest programmer.  It might be interesting to hear what he has to day about …

8 p.m.  The Dirty Dozen (1967).  Not a very PC war film if there is such a thing.

 
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Saturday, November 25/26

When the schedule was announced this was TBA ...

2:15 a.m.  Wild Seed (1965).  With Michael Parks.  This is pretty good and finding a good copy has not been easy.

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3 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Saturday, November 25/26

When the schedule was announced this was TBA ...

2:15 a.m.  Wild Seed (1965).  With Michael Parks.  This is pretty good and finding a good copy has not been easy.

I'm recording that one, as well as Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965).

Tomorrow I'm recording Rhapsody in Blue (1945). I like biopics, even if they're not very accurate.

Two for the Road (1967). As often as this is on, I've never seen it, so I'll DVR it and watch it later this week.

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