Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Week on... TCM (August 29 - September 4)

Sunday, August 29 (star: Henry Fonda)
12 Angry Men (1957) 10:00 PM - At first I wrote '23 Angry Men'. That's a WHOLE lot of angry men.

Monday, August 30 (star: Thelma Todd - A lot of shorts and short comedies. Probably worth tuning in at any time.)
Monkey Business (1931) 8:00 PM
Horse Feathers (1932) 9:30 PM
The Maltese Falcon (1931) 3:15 AM - The inferior original version starring Ricardo Cortez as 'the blond Satan,' Sam Spade and Thelma Todd as Archer's widow. If you're a Maltese Falcon fan (especially if you've read the book and seen the 1941 version), it's definitely worth watching this for comparison purposes. Some of the book's original content that was deemed unsavory make it into this version, so, in some respects this is more true to the Dashiell Hammett book. However, it is, ultimately, inferior, especially in the acting. While Ricardo Cortez might look more appropriate for the part, Humphrey Bogart redefined Sam Spade and made the role his own.

Wednesday, September 1 (theme: Kim Novak)
Picnic (1955) 6:00 PM
Pal Joey (1957) 12:00 AM
The Notorious Landlady (1962) 4:15 AM

Friday, September 3 (theme: Alan Ladd)
They Met In Bombay (1941) 12:30 PM - Clark Gable and Peter Lorre
The Blue Dahlia (1946) 2:15 PM - This is one of my favorite movies!
Burnt Offerings (1976) 2:00 AM - Boy, is this one a creepy b-movie! Good for an uneasy laugh.
House On Haunted Hill (1959) 4:00 AM - The original Vincent Price version

Saturday, September 4
That's Entertainment II (1976) 6:00 AM - Hosted by Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly
The Graduate (1967) 8:00 PM
The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone (1961) 3:30 AM

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