you’re absolutely right greg, he is the pivotal character. eager’s redemption at the end wouldn’t be believable without him. and he fully deserved that oscar. thanks for your insight!
well that was fun. i’ll be pretty busy this week but i hope to catch red beard, one of the kurosawas i always manage to miss, and i can never resist ginger rogers or cagney even if i’ve seen all the films before
Let me give a shout out to Vivacious Lady for those who haven’t seen it as it is too good to miss for anyone who likes the so-called screwball romantic comedies.
Red Beard is good too. Mifune is worth the price of admission even if the story is, like many Kurosawa’s, a little too…hmm…direct? Moralistic?
I’ll also add that from my brief glance at the schedule, many of the films I like best on the schedule aren’t the highlighted ones. They are the ones played in the off hours. Not that I expect people to share my taste on such things, but it might be worth checking out some of the films which aren’t as well noted as they will be harder to see otherwise.
Oh, and definitely don’t miss The Strawberry Blonde! I’ve been dying to see it again for years, but haven’t had the chance, so watch it for me.
Yeah, The Strawberry Blonde is a really terrific film.
Only Angels Have Wings is on tomorrow at 12:15. Tod Browning’s *West of Zanzibar Friday @ 6 AM and Devil Doll @7:15.
Is Muhomatshu, the Rickshaw Man any good?
thanks for mentioning the strawberry blonde cuz i haven’t seen that one yet and i thought it was on cagney day but it isn’t. it’s on rita hayworth’s day/tmrw afternoon!! must remember this
Oh, yeas, I meant to mention West of Zanzibar! Great movie, especially for those who like their films a little on the twisted side, or a lot in this case.
If you’re a fan of Rita, I would suggest foregoing The Money Trap, not that the movie isn’t interesting in its own odd way, but poor Rita…Glenn Ford is the star, but all they could do is sort of nod at his previous films with her where she was the woman who held his attention. It’s actually kinda brave of her to appear in a film that plays off of how she once was I guess, but it still feels a little malicious.
that Browning film is one of my favorites from his collaboration with Channey. I highly recommend that one if anyone hasn’t seen it.
wanted to watch BLACKBOARD JUNGLE this morning but 5am was just too early – __ -
so so psyched for thursday. scene all the kuros + samurai rebellion but never the samurai trilogy! but i’ve wanted to for years!! YEARS!!
Yeah, I love Browning. (as an aside, this one’s NOT on TCM, but has anyone seen Blackbird? . . . I haven’t seen it and Warner Archives has released it on DVD-R).
I just watched Blackbird a few weeks ago I believe. It’s just as strange as everything else they’ve done together. and the quality is quite good too. I’ve never seen any of those archive releases before that one.
Deborah Kerr today.
been kinda busy but i managed to catch a fun cagney picture this morning, roy del ruth’s lady killer (1933). cagney plays a criminal on the run who inadvertently becomes a hollywood star and then is blackmailed by his former cohorts. get’s a lil rough but no ladies are actually killed
2 of my favorites are on tonight, white heat and footlight parade. also wilder’s one, two, three is a lot of fun
and tmrw it’s lillian gish!! starting with d.w. griffith silent classics, broken blossoms (1919) and orphans of the storm (1921) and later sjöström’s the scarlet letter (1926) and the wind (1928). i’m excited!!
silent movie fans don’t miss!!
^i caught sjostrom’s as well as INTOLERANCE but the real gem for me there was THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
SUTS has been disappointing for me so far this year though. caught 3 on cagney day, meh. 3 on hepburn day, meh
THE OX-BOW INCIDENT this morning is now one of my fav westerns oat but it being on tony quinn day was a stretchhh anyway
well night of the hunter is in a class by itself of course. i haven’t watched much lately but this morning i did see requiem for a heavyweight with a surprisingly effective cast of quinn, jackie gleason and mickey rooney…and a cameo from a young cassius clay! really touching film, enjoyed it. and i have a recommend for kay francis day…tmrw morning they’re showing a couple fun films featuring william powell. jewel robbery and my favorite, one way passage. the plot of this film is ridiculous so i won’t even attempt to describe it but let me just say when it works it really works. robert regan originally recommended this to me last year. check it out!!!!!
damn, i wanted badly to catch REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT but after getting up at 4:15 for THE OX-BOW INCIDENT i felt the need to go back to bed ):
ONE WAY PASSAGE looks really good… not eager to get up early for movies for the third morning in a row but since it’s william powell it may have to happen!
I hope no one will be missing Coppola’s The Rain People coming up on the day of James Caan. I’m looking at you Ms. Ruby.
ahh thanks tommy, i do wanna see it!
I’m not sure of the time, but hopefully you can catch it.
all right the long gray line is on tmrw morning and i think i’m going to have to watch it.
forgive me dad :p
It’s really good!!
it was good ^
summer under the stars is winding down but today a couple of rossellini’s films with ingrid bergman are playing: stromboli and europa ’51 and tmrw is unheralded ‘king of pre-code’ warren william’s day. looking forward to catching three on a match, skyscraper souls and perhaps demille’s lavish cleopatra with claudette colbert, described as ‘the most outrageous spectacle this side of the scarlet empress’ and ‘an erotic tour-de-force’!!