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Wednesday, March 3/4

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4 a.m.  Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1972).  Roger E. (“T.C.”) Mosley as a hit man who impersonates a Preacher.

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Friday, March 5

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10 a.m.  Revolt In the Big House (1958).  Quite the cast in this one: Gene Evans, Robert Blake, Timothy Carey and John Qualen.

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Saturday, March 6

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11:30 p.m.  Inner Eye (1972).  Documentary short by Satyajit Ray

 

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midnight Killer’s Kiss (1955).  Interesting early Stanley Kubrick feature.

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Wednesday, March 10

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1:45 p.m.  Gabriel Over the White House (1932).  “A crooked President reforms mysteriously.”  Only in the movies.

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13 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Wednesday, March 10

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1:45 p.m.  Gabriel Over the White House (1932).  “A crooked President reforms mysteriously.”  Only in the movies.

Good one! The ideas in Gabriel Over the White House are mainly those of William Randolph Hearst, which is a reason of historical interest to watch this bizarre film. Hearst proposes a force of friendly American brownshirts who will do good things like end Prohibition.

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Thursday, March 11/12

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2:30 a.m.  Sinbad the Sailor (1947).  With Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Maureen O’Hara.

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March 11, 6:00 AM: Voltaire (1933).

George Arliss spends an hour and change acting in a made-up story about the French writer.  It doesn't really matter what the story is, however; George Arliss took a lot of piffle and made it worth watching just for his presence; Voltaire is no different.

It's also the final film of workhorse director John G. Adolfi, who died a few months before the film's release.

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Friday, March 12

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midnight.   Citizen Kane (1941).   George Coulouris (above) taking charge of the young Charles Foster Kane.  Welles himself had a guardian take charge of him at a similar age.  His name was Bernstein.   Though the Coulouris character is named Thatcher in Kane, Welles gave the Bernstein name to the character played by Everett Sloane.

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Saturday, March 13

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4 p.m.  Inherit the Wind (1960).  It seems there are still a lot of people in America who do not believe in evolution.  Tell that to the covid-19 variants.

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Sunday, March 14/15

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4:15 a.m.  Il Bidone (1955).  Broderick Crawford and Richard Basehart star in this Federico Fellini film.

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Wednesday, March 17

Here we go again.  St. Patrick’s day.  But no St. David’s day, Robbie Burns day or even Canada day for TCM’s subscribers north of the border!  Well, it figures because as Orson Welles said, St. Patrick’s Day as we know it was invented by the Americans.

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12:30 a.m.  Odd Man Out (1947).  Brilliant sound track (not the music) by one of the best, Harry Miller.

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Well, today(March 16) TCM passed an opportunity to keep it's all day WWI era movie line-up by showing(yet again)   NATIONAL VELVET at 8:00pm  when they could have(if rights weren't perhaps an issue?)  shown the 1985 drama 1918.  A movie that takes on the issues of the Spanish influenza epidemic and the pending U.S. involvement in WWI and how it affects some people's lives in a Texas town.  Stars William Converse-Roberts,  Hallie Foote and Matthew Broderick.

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10 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

Wednesday, March 17

Here we go again.  St. Patrick’s day.  But no St. David’s day, Robbie Burns day or even Canada day for TCM’s subscribers north of the border!  Well, it figures because as Orson Welles said, St. Patrick’s Day as we know it was invented by the Americans.

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12:30 a.m.  Odd Man Out (1947).  Brilliant sound track (not the music) by one of the best, Harry Miller.

Indeed, St. Patrick's Day is primarily an Irish-American celebration rather than an Irish celebration, just as Cinco de Mayo is much bigger in the States than in Mexico. Ireland primarily celebrates St. Pat's Day to bring American tourists. We were in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day 15 or 20 years ago and there was a big parade, but most of the bands were American high school bands. The day was no big deal in the American South where I grew up (very few Catholics).

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5 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Well, today(March 16) TCM passed an opportunity to keep it's all day WWI era movie line-up by showing(yet again)   NATIONAL VELVET at 8:00pm  when they could have(if rights weren't perhaps an issue?)  shown the 1985 drama 1918.  A movie that takes on the issues of the Spanish influenza epidemic and the pending U.S. involvement in WWI and how it affects some people's lives in a Texas town.  Stars William Converse-Roberts,  Hallie Foote and Matthew Broderick.

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I think the prime time spots for Tuesdays all March are reserved for the "Growing Up On Screen" film stars, so we have a night of Elizabeth Taylor films tonight. 

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