Saturday, February 12, 2011

This week on N and CF.

This week we have more Gary Cooper.

ON TCM: Feb. 19, 2011. Sergeant York (1941) Biographical film about the life of Alvin York, the most-decorated American soldier of World War I. It was directed by Howard Hawks.

ON TCM, Feb. 19, 2011. The Westerner(1940). Directed by William Wyler. Cast: Gary Cooper as fictional interloper Cole Harden and is often remembered for one of Walter Brennan's best performances, as Judge Roy Bean, which led to him winning his record-setting third Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. James Basevi and Stuart N. Lake also received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, black-and-white, and the Academy Award for Best Story.

On TCM, Feb. 20, 2011. Morocco (1930). A story about when a Foreign Legionnaire meets and falls in love with a singer. It was directed by Josef von Sternberg and stars Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich and Adolphe Menjou. The story was adapted by Jules Furthman from the novel Amy Jolly by Benno Vigny. The film is probably most famous today for a scene in which Dietrich performs a song dressed in a man's tuxedo.

I just found this fun movie clip of Gary Coppers debut performance in the film, Wings, that I posted last week.

Happy Valentines Day and have a great week with Gary Cooper. :)


  1. It took me awhile to appreciate Gary Cooper's acting style, but when I saw "Love in the Afternoon" I forever became a fan!

  2. Robin, I have not yet seen the Gary Copper film, "Love in the Afternoon". Now, I can not wait to see it.

    For me.. It was his performance in the film, Executive Suite, that I became a Gary Cooper fan.


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