Saturday, February 26, 2011

This week on... TCM (February 27 - March 4)

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Mildred Pierce (1945) 8:00 PM
Morning Glory (1933) 2:00 AM - 'A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway. Starring Katharine Hepburn.'

Monday, February 28, 2011
Test Pilot (1938) 4:00 PM - 'An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up. Starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy.' Wasn't this movie called Manhattan Melodrama?
Arthur (1981) 8:00 PM - I'm hoping to learn what really happens when you get caught between the moon and New York City.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) 2:45 AM - And I like Paul Newman.

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Shall We Dance (1937) 6:00 PM - The three greatest words in the English language: Edward! Everett! Horton!
The Broadway Melody (1929) 12:30 AM - I think we all know the story of Queenie Mahoney and Jock Warriner's tragic love affair. I just wonder if Francis Zanfield can one-up Florenz Ziegfeld.
The Star (1952) 2:15 AM - 'A faded film star fights to hold on to her past glamour despite failing finances. Starring Bette Davis' - Apparently this week's theme (besides 31 Days of Oscar) is 'Deja Vu: Recycled Plots and Typecast Actors'.

Friday, March 4, 2011
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) 6:00 PM - The UPS man knocks once, but he'll probably leave the package even if you don't answer the door.
Road Games (1981) 2:00 AM - 'A truck driver's attempt to find a vanished hitchhiker leads police to suspect him of her murder. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis' - It turns out she's not dead. She just isn't wearing any make-up. I think this marks the return of TCM Underground's Friday night B-movie craptacular.

Life goes on, day by day.. As I posted to my Twitter, The Hallmark Channel ('when you care enough to watch the very best') will have an Empty Nest marathon today (Saturday 2/26). Empty Nest, if you'll recall, was a popular spin-off of Golden Girls (less remarkably, Hallmark will have a Golden Girls marathon on Sunday). I always liked Empty Nest for some reason. I liked Richard Mulligan and that big dog who seemed comatose half the time. Then there was wacky Kristy McNichol and his other really depressing daughter. And David Leisure (aka Joe Isuzu)! On my Twitter, I suggested that David Leisure should have a reality show called 'Life of Leisure'. Or, if he frequently finds himself in court, 'Leisure Suits'. However, it looks like he's busy playing three different characters on three different soap operas. I guess his is not a life of leisure after all!

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