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Richard Dix Day tomorrow!


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One of my very favorite actors, even if he was somewhat wooden in his delivery.  He could nonetheless transmit a commanding leading man aura.  It's no mystery he was a major leading man in the silent era, the thirties, all through his career, in fact.  I suppose his most important film is Cimarron, as the irresponsible, roving Yancey Cravat.  Another favorite of mine, occasionally seen, but which we will not tomorrow, is Hell's Highway, a brutal depiction of chain-gang life.  In The Ghost Ship, one of his last movies, his stiffness acts to heighten the malevolence of Captain Stone's character.

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The films are The Kansan, Cimarron, The Arizonian, men Against the Sky, Ace of Aces and The Lost Squadron in that order. Cimarron will be on at 9:30 pm EDT/8:30 pm CDT.



Yes, I took a look after I posted that, but thank you. Even better its on at night. Wont have to record it!

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Tonight - all times EST -


8:00 PM Kansan, The (1943)  

A newly elected Marshall clashes with the banker who runs the town.

DirGeorge Archainbaud CastRichard Dix , Jane Wyatt , Albert Dekker .

BW-79 mins,

9:30 PM Cimarron (1930)  

A husband and wife fight to survive in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory.

DirWesley Ruggles CastRichard Dix , Irene Dunne , Estelle Taylor .

BW-124 mins, CC,

11:45 PM Arizonian, The (1935)  

A new marshal teams with an outlaw to straighten out a crooked town.

DirCharles Vidor CastRichard Dix , Margot Grahame , Preston Foster .

BW-76 mins, CC,

1:15 AM Men Against the Sky (1941)  

A famous flyer turns to drink but tries to straighten out to help with the war effort.

DirLeslie Goodwins CastRichard Dix , Kent Taylor , Edmund Lowe .

BW-75 mins,

2:45 AM Ace of Aces (1933)  

After he's branded a coward, a sculptor travels to France to help fight World War I.

DirJ. Walter Ruben CastRichard Dix , Elizabeth Allen , Ralph Bellamy .

BW-77 mins, CC,

4:15 AM Lost Squadron, The (1932)  

Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.

DirGeorge Archainbaud CastRichard Dix , Mary Astor , Robert Armstrong .

BW-79 mins, CC,


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