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Fred MacMurray as SOTM January 2016


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I see that TCM is showing two of the Carole Lombard \ MacMurray movies, Swing High \ Swing Low.    As you know there is a cheap,  washed out public domain version of this film and True Confessions.   That being the case I suspect TCM will be showing the poor version of SHSL.  

 

I wished they had shown the other two films they made together; Hands Across The Table and The Princess Comes Across.  

 

Oh well,  still some fine films being shown with a good deal of variety.     

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I see that TCM is showing two of the Carole Lombard \ MacMurray movies, Swing High \ Swing Low.    As you know there is a cheap,  washed out public domain version of this film and True Confessions.   That being the case I suspect TCM will be showing the poor version of SHSL.  

 

I wished they had shown the other two films they made together; Hands Across The Table and The Princess Comes Across.  

 

Oh well,  still some fine films being shown with a good deal of variety.     

I agree, James...there is a good deal of variety here. You're probably right that they will air the public domain copy of SWING HIGH, SWING LOW (they always do). But TRUE CONFESSION, which premiered a year or two ago on TCM had a nice print from NBC Universal (which owns/controls the early Paramount library)...and I think that one should be fine.

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For those who may be interested, I looked at the old schedules...and Fred MacMurray had a Summer Under the Stars tribute twice. The first time occurred on Saturday August 9, 2008. And TCM repeated the honor on Wednesday August 7, 2013. He also had a primetime spotlight on Saturday July 14, 2012. (See all three schedules below.)

 

Here's what TCM played for his primetime spotlight:

 

8:00 p.m. Alice Adams (1935)

9:45 p.m. The Princess Comes Across (1936)

11:15 p.m. No Time for Love (1943)

12:45 a.m. A Millionaire for Christy (1951)

2:30 a.m. Kisses for My President (1964)

4:30 a.m. Too Many Husbands (1940)

 

Here's what TCM broadcast for his first SUTS tribute:

 

6:00 a.m. Grand Old Girl (1935)

7:15 a.m. The Shaggy Dog (1959)

9:00 a.m. The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

10:45 a.m. Son of Flubber (1963)

12:30 p.m. Too Many Husbands (1940)

2:00 p.m. Pardon My Past (1945)

3:30 p.m. Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

5:00 p.m. Good Day for a Hanging (1958)

6:30 p.m. Face of a Fugitive (1959)

8:00 p.m. The Apartment (1960)

10:15 p.m. The Lady Is Willing (1942)

12:00 a.m. Alice Adams (1935)

1:45 a.m. Dive Bomber (1940)

4:00 a.m. Never a Dull Moment (1950)

 

And for his second SUTS tribute:

 

6:00 a.m. Too Many Husbands (1940)

7:30 a.m. The Lady Is Willing (1942)

9:30 a.m. Above Suspicion (1943)

11:30 a.m. Borderline (1950)

1:00 p.m. Never a Dull Moment (1950)

2:45 p.m. A Millionaire for Christy (1951)

4:30 p.m. Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

6:00 p.m. Kisses for My President (1964)

8:00 p.m. Murder, He Says (1945)

10:00 p.m. Double Indemnity (1944)

12:00 a.m. There's Always Tomorrow (1956)

1:30 a.m. Dive Bomber (1940)

4:00 a.m. Pushover (1954)

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I'll be in Heaven on January 13th, my two favorite Fred MacMurray films, both with Barbara Stanwyck .

 

Double  Indemnity of course, showing his skill at sexy, dark drama and then Remember the Night going to the other extreme with an entirely warm, romantic role.

 

I love him in Alice Adams, too.  How generous he was to his co-stars!  I think Katherine Hepburn's Alice might have been a little too much at times, if we didn't see her through Fred's forgiving eye.

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I'll be in Heaven on January 13th, my two favorite Fred MacMurray films, both with Barbara Stanwyck .

 

Double  Indemnity of course, showing his skill at sexy, dark drama and then Remember the Night going to the other extreme with an entirely warm, romantic role.

 

I love him in Alice Adams, too.  How generous he was to his co-stars!  I think Katherine Hepburn's Alice might have been a little too much at times, if we didn't see her through Fred's forgiving eye.

I like the fact they grouped all four MacMurray-Stanwyck films on the same night. Check out the other two you didn't mention, because they have their moments, and it's always a treat to see these stars collaborate:

 

THE MOONLIGHTER

THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW

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