Saturday, April 30, 2011

This week on... TCM (May 1 - 7)

Sunday, May 1
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) 4:00 PM - It was said that, when this movie was in theaters, disappointed Marlon Brando fans could be heard lamenting the fact that he was never seen on the screen. Thanks to TCM, we can see if his heavily made-up face is truly unrecognizable. I've found some of his other films that rely on make-up (namely Viva Zapata!) haven't suffered, but his failed attempts at foreign accents have ruined particular movies.
Key Largo (1948) 6:15 PM

Monday, May 2 (Bing Crosby)
Going Hollywood (1933) 8:30 AM - Bing Crosby and his beret!
Blue Skies (1946) 5:00 PM - According to my movie log, I watched this about a year ago but couldn't remember the plot the next day.
Playtime (1967) 11:30 PM - Fun avec Jacques Tati

Tuesday, May 3
Midnight (1939) 3:00 PM - Claudette Colbert comedy
A Day At The Races (1937) 8:00 PM
Fast Company (1953) 11:45 PM - A Howard Keel musical. I'd rather it be 1938's Fast Company (aka The Rare-Book Murder) starring Melvyn Douglas.

Wednesday, May 4
Born To Dance (1936) 11:30 PM - Eleanor Powell and James Stewart musical

Friday, May 6 (Hammer Time -- Mike Hammer, not Hammer Horror)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) 8:00 PM - The first of a bunch of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer movies
The Girl Hunters (1963) 11:45 PM - The best way to prepare for this night of hard boiled crime stories is to eat some deviled eggs.

Saturday, May 7
Back From Eternity (1956) 5:15 PM - This is not the sequel to From Here To Eternity. The plot sounds like Lost. It's a remake of Five Came Back, which, of course, happened in Lost. This movie stars Robert Ryan (Jack?), Anita Ekberg (Kate?), and Rod Steiger (Locke?). So, is Por' Jud actually daid or is he daid just in some parallel universe? Or was it all a dream (or perhaps a confusing and elaborate dream ballet with totally different dancers representing the original characters)?
The Bicycle Thief (1948) 8:00 PM - Vittorio de Sica's classic that inspired Pee-wee's Big Adventure

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