Saturday, October 9, 2010

This week on Noir and Chick Flicks:

On TCM, Thursday, October 14, 2010: Alfred Hitchcock, directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker. Below is a list of films that TCM is going to feature:

Rich and Strange (1932). An unexpected inheritance proves less than a boon to a young married couple. Cast: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

I Confess (1953). A priest suspected of murder can only clear himself by violating the sanctity of the confessional. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

(pictured above) Stage Fright (1950). An acting student goes undercover to prove a singing star killed her husband. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Michael Wilding. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

Wrong Man, The (1956). A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results. Cast: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

Dial M For Murder (1954). A straying husband frames his wife for the murder of the man he'd hired to kill her. Cast: Grace Kelly, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

Also ON TCM: October 14, 2010. Is a Lillian Gish Birthday Tribute, Orphans of the Storm (1921). This was the last Griffith film to feature Lillian and Dorothy Gish, and is often considered Griffith's last major commercial success, after box office hits such as Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, and Broken Blossoms.

ON TCM: October 15, 2010. Latin Lovers(1953). Click picture on side bar to view movie review. The movie is about an heiress who searches for love while vacationing in Brazil.

ON TCM: October 16, 2010. Marlene Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself. In 1920s Berlin, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalised on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest paid actresses of the era. Click picture on side bar to to view featured movies.

*The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA) is proud to announce the nominations for the 2010 CiMBA.

Over the next two weeks, CMBA members will cast their ballots. Then, on November 1st, the CiMBA winners will be announced. Please click the picture located on the side bar to view complete list of nominations, along with web links for those persons interested in reading these excellent posts.*

Monty and I have some nice Halloween surprises planned for you this week. 
 I hope you enjoy reading them :)

Have a great week at the movies.


  1. "I Confess" is one of my favorite Hitchcock's. It is so unusual and the story and acting are wonderful. "Stage Fright" and "The Wrong Man" rank high up there too. I also plan to watch the Lillian Gish movies. I have to say that SilentFilmFanatic has really been an influence in my growing appreciation of silent film! Thanks for these suggestions and reminders of good things coming up.

  2. Becky, Is it just me, or is TCM really playing alot of wonderful movies this past couple of months? I have seen a lot of "new to me" movies recently. I'm really looking forward to watching..."Stage Fright" and "The Wrong Man".

    Learning about "Silent films" is a new adventure for me.. I have to Thank Silentfilmfanatic , for introducing me to these wonderful films. :)


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