Saturday, January 8, 2011

This week on N and CF.

On TCM Jan. 9, 2011: Lily Damita (pictured above). In 1928, at the invitation of Samuel Goldwyn she went to Hollywood, making her American debut in a film titled, The Rescue. She appeared with stars such as Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier, Laurence Olivier, Cary Grant, and James Cagney. Her films include: The Cock-Eyed World (1929), the semi-silent, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) and This Is the Night (1932).  Please click picture on side bar to view featured films.

ON TCM Jan. 9, 2011. This Is The Night(1932). Comedy. Directed by Frank Tuttle. This is Cary Grant's first motion picture.

ON TCM Jan.11, 2011: Affectionately Yours(1941). A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce. Cast: Merle Oberon, Dennis Morgan and Rita Hayworth.

Happy Birthday: Rod Taylor (11 January 1930), first American appearance bit role was in, The Catered Affair. His continued high profile support roles in major pictures such as, Giant(1956), Raintree County(1957) and Separate Tables (1958).

Happy Birthday: Faye Dunaway (born January 14, 1941). Dunaway won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Network (1976) after receiving previous nominations for the critically acclaimed films Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Chinatown (1974). She has starred in a variety of films, including: The Thomas Crown Affair (both the 1968 and 1999 versions), The Towering Inferno (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), and Mommie Dearest (1981).

On TCM: Jan.14, 2011. John Payne. (May 28, 1912 – December 6, 1989), was an film actor who is mainly remembered as a singer in 20th Century Fox musical films, as well as his leading roles in, Miracle on 34th Street and the NBC western television series, The Restless Gun. Please click picture on side bar to view featured films.

This weeks (Updated Jan 7, 2011). Chick Flicks at the Movies. Indiscreet (1933). Indiscreet is an American comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Gloria Swanson and Ben Lyon. The screenplay by Buddy G. De Sylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson, based on their story Obey That Impulse, originally was written as a full-fledged musical, but only two songs - "If You Haven't Got Love" and "Come to Me" - remained when the film was released . The plot of the United Artists release centers on fashion designer Geraldine Trent , who takes up with novelist Tony Blake after leaving her former beau Jim Woodward because of his many indiscretions with other women. Click picture on side bar to view movie.

I'm really looking forward to the up coming:

List of participating Blogs:

The Birds – Classic Film and TV Café
The Lady Vanishes – MacGuffin Movies
Lifeboat - Brian
The Man Who Knew Too Much – Reel Revival
Mr. and Mrs. Smith – Carole and Co.
North By Northwest – Bette’s Classic Movie Blog
Notorious – Twenty Four Frames
Rebecca­ – ClassicBecky’s Film and Literary Review
Shadow of a Doubt - Great Entertainers Media Archive
To Catch a Thief – The Lady Eve’s Reel Life
Vertigo – Noir and Chick Flicks

Have a great week at the movies.

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