Sunday, March 6, 2011

This Week on N and CF.

ON TCM, March 7, 2011: The Uninvited(1944). Cast: Ruth Hussey(pictured above), The movie begins with a narration by Ray Milland, who plays one of the main characters: "They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists gather here, and sea fog, and eerie stories. That’s not because there are more ghosts here than in other places, mind you. It’s just that people who live hereabouts are strangely aware of them."

I'm really looking forward to Star of the month: Jean Harlow's, TCM tribute. I will add a separate article featuring info. and videos of the Jean Harlow, films being featured March 8, 2011..

On TCM, March 8, 2011: The Red Headed Woman(1932)A film of the Pre-Code era, based on a novel by Katherine Brush, and with a screenplay by Anita Loos. It was directed by Jack Conway, and stars Jean Harlow as a woman who uses sex to advance her social position. During the course of the film, Harlow breaks up a marriage, has multiple affairs, has pre-marital sex countless times, and attempts murder. The film also stars Chester Morris.

ON TCM, March 8, 2011: Three Wise Girls(1932).Romantic drama film featuring Jean Harlow in her first starring role. A young small-town woman heads to New York City, where she and her two friends have romantic troubles.

ON TCM, March 8, 2011: Riffraff(1936).Starring Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy. The movie was written by Frances Marion, Anita Loos, and H. W. Hannaford, and directed by J. Walter Ruben.

ON TCM, March 8, 2011: Suzy(1936). Starring Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, and Cary Grant. The film was partially written by Dorothy Parker and directed by George Fitzmaurice. The theme song, "Did I Remember?", was sung by Sylvia Froos

Happy Birthday: Claire Trevor (March 8, 1910- April 8, 2000) was an American actress. She was nicknamed the "Queen of Film Noir" because of her many appearances in "bad girl” roles in film noir and other black-and-white thrillers. She performed in over 60 films. TCM is celebrating her birthday with 7 films listed below.

Valley Of The Giants (1938) A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest. Cast: Wayne Morris, Claire Trevor, Frank McHugh. Dir: William Keighley.

Allegheny Uprising (1939) Colonial settlers fight the corrupt British in the days before the American Revolution. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, George Sanders. Dir: William A. Seiter.

Texas (1941) Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law. Cast: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor. Dir: George Marshall.

Desperadoes, The (1943) When someone robs the town bank before he can, a bandit joins forces with the sheriff to catch the real crooks. Cast: Randolph Scott, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor. Dir: Charles Vidor. 

Crack-Up (1946) An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall. Dir: Irving Reis.

Borderline (1950) A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring. Cast: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr. Dir: William A. Seiter.

Stranger Wore a Gun, The (1953) A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist. Cast: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, George Macready. Dir: Andre De Toth.

Happy Birthday: Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an actress and dancer. Please click picture on side bar to view past reviews.

ON TCM: March 10, 2011. A Taste of Honey(1962). A 17-year-old girl is living with an alcoholic, mother who ignores her. When her mother runs out on her with a new boyfriend, she finds a friend in a middle-aged gay man, who wants to help her and unborn baby.

ON TCM, March 12, 2011: Love me Tonight(1932). Musical comedy film produced and directed by Rouben Mamoulian, with music by Rodgers and Hart. It stars Maurice Chevalier as a tailor who poses as a nobleman and Jeanette MacDonald as a princess with whom he falls in love. It also stars Charles Ruggles as a penniless nobleman, along with Charles Butterworth and Myrna Loy as members of his family.

My tribute to Betty Davis continues. :)

Have a great week at the movies.

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