Sunday, July 17, 2011

This Week On N and CF.

Chick Flicks at the Movies: (1950) The Second Woman. Cast: Robert Young, Betsy Drake (pictured above), John Sutton, Florence Bates. This psychological thriller tells the story of Jeff Cohalan (Robert Young). He's a successful architect who is tormented by the fact that his fiancee was killed in a mysterious car accident on the night before their wedding. Blaming himself for her death, Colahan spends his time alone, in the beautiful home he'd designed for her. Cohalan, also notices that ever since the accident, he seems to be followed by bad luck.  He meets a woman named Ellen (Betsy Drake), and they are immediately attracted to each other. She soon learns about Jeff's past and begins to realize that Jeff may be much more dangerous than he seems. Please click picture on sidebar to view movie.

Happy Birthday: James Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986), he is best remembered for playing "tough guys".

ON TCM July 17th: By The Light of the Silvery Moon(1953). Is the story of the Winfield family, in a small town Indiana, as daughter Marjorie Winfield's boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after WWI. Bill and Marjorie's on-again, off-again romance provides the backdrop for other family crises, caused young Wesley's wild imagination. Please click here to read "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" movie review.

ON TCM July 18th: Lovely To Look At (1952). Director: Mervyn LeRoy. cast: Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel. Marge Champion, Ann Miller and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Please click here to read "Lovely To Look At" movie review.

ON TCM July 18th TCM SETS SAIL. With movies: Romance on the High Seas, Luxury Liner, Love Affair, Please Believe Me, Ship of Fools.

Happy Birthday: Natalie Wood(July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981), who began acting in movies at the age of four and performed in films, Miracle on 34th Street (19470, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She then performed in the musicals: West Side Story (1961) and Gypsy (1962). She also received Academy Award for Best Actress nominations for her performances in Splendor in the Grass (1961) and Love with the Proper Stranger (1963).

On TCM July 24th: The Girl Most Likely(1957). Musical about a young woman who ends up engaged to three men at the same time. The film, a remake of Tom, Dick and Harry (1941), was directed by Mitchell Leisen, and stars Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, and Keith Andes. The choreography is by Gower Champion.

"Article of the Week" : From Vintage Film Props and Costumes. Anne Baxter All About Anne.  A very interesting site dedicated to the collecting, restoration and preservation of movie costume and prop history.

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  1. Hey, Natalie Wood and I have the same birthday (different years of course). And Cagney, such a love of mine, just 3 days before. I'm in good company. (I can hardly bear to read your posts about what's coming up on TCM since I had to let cable go -- boo hoo!!)

  2. Becky, Happy Birthday!!! If it were not for TCM, I would give up cable too. Wouldn't it be awesome if you could watch classic movies from TCM website? Maybe some day.

  3. That would be great, Dawn. But the cable companies would never allow it! There are a lot of people who keep certain cable packages just to have TCM! I do miss it awfully. Just another relatively unimportant casualty to the economy -- can't complain too much since I have a home and things that I really need. But why is it the things we love that have to go?

  4. The economy has affected us too. You are not alone.


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