Saturday, November 26, 2011

This Week on Noir and Chick Flicks.

ON TCM Nov. 28th. Doctor Zhivago(1965). Is a 20th century novel by Boris Pasternak, first published in 1957.

ON TCM Nov. 28th. Billy Liar (1963). A film based on the novel by Keith Waterhouse. It was directed by John Schlesinger and stars Tom Courtenay (who had understudied Albert Finney in the West End theatre adaptation of the novel) as Billy and Julie Christie as Liz, one of his three girlfriends. Mona Washbourne plays Mrs. Fisher, and Wilfred Pickles played Mr. Fisher. Rodney Bewes, Finlay Currie and Leonard Rossiter also feature. The Cinemascope photography is by Denys Coop, and Richard Rodney Bennett supplied the score.

ON TCM Nov. 28th. An Alligator Named Daisy(1955). British comedy film directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Donald Sinden, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice, Diana Dors, Roland Culver and Stanley Holloway.

ON TCM Nov. 28th. The Unholy Wife (1957). A color film noir drama film produced and directed by John Farrow at RKO Radio Pictures and released by Universal Pictures as RKO was in its final stages of closing down. The screenplay was written by William Durkee and Jonathan Latimer.

On TCM Nov. 29. A 9 movie Busby Berkeley Tribute are listed below. Busby Berkeley, was a highly influential Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer. Berkeley was famous for his elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. Berkeley's works used large numbers of showgirls and props as fantasy elements in kaleidoscopic on-screen performances. Click picture onside bar to read past reviews.

She Had To Say Yes (1933). A secretary pads her salary by dating prospective buyers for her company.Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: Loretta Young , Winnie Lightner , Lyle Talbot .

Dames (1934). A reformer's daughter wins the lead in a scandalous Broadway show.Dir: Ray Enright Cast: Joan Blondell , Dick Powell , Ruby Keeler .

Gold Diggers Of 1935 (1935) . A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: Dick Powell , Adolphe Menjou , Gloria Stuart .

Bright Lights (1935). Husband-and-wife vaudeville stars separate when success goes to his head.Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: Joe E. Brown , Ann Dvorak , Patricia Ellis .

I Live For Love (1935). A socialite tries to break into show business.Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: Everett Marshall , Dolores Del Rio , Guy Kibbee .

Stage Struck (1936). Broadway hopefuls put on a show. Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: Dick Powell , Joan Blondell , Warren William .

Go-Getter, The (1937) A Navy veteran with one leg fights to make himself a success.Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: George Brent , Anita Louise , Charles Winninger .

Men Are Such Fools (1938). An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star.Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: Wayne Morris , Priscilla Lane , Humphrey Bogart .

Garden Of The Moon (1938). A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer's heart.Dir: Busby Berkeley Cast: Pat O'Brien , Margaret Lindsay , John Payne .

ON TCM Nov. 30th. To Catch a Thief (1955). Romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. The movie is set on the French Riviera, and was based on the 1952 novel of the same name by David Dodge.

ON TCM Nov. 30th. Dial M for Murder (1954). American thriller film adapted from a successful stage play by Frederick Knott, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings.

ON TCM Nov. 30th. Pushover(1954). Pushover (1954) is a film noir notable for being the first film to feature Kim Novak in a starring role. Directed by Richard Quine, the Columbia Pictures film also stars Fred MacMurray. It was adapted from two novels, The Night Watch by Thomas Walsh and Rafferty by William S. Ballinger

ON TCM Nov. 30th. Jeanne Eagels(1957). Jeanne Eagels (also title The Jeanne Eagels Story) is a 1957 fictionalized biographical film of the life of stage star Jeanne Eagels.

Article of the week is from: The Old Movie House. Tom did a wonderful review with lots of beautiful pictures for the film The Bishops Wife ( In Parts). Tom, said he stumbled on this Christmas classic by accident as a child. He pressed the wrong button on his remote.

Grace Kelly Smoothie.
2oz. beetroot
1/2 inch piece ginger, peeled
1 apple, quartered and cored
6 oz carrots, trimmed

JUICE all of the a INGREDIENTS together.
POUR into glass and SERVE CHILLED.

Have a great week at the movies!


  1. I love it when you point out good stuff coming out, Dawn. I like Dr. Zhivago so much, and I am practically an adoring groupie for Busby Berkley! I also like Jeanne Eagels very much - it's not shown often. Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. I can not wait to see Busby Berkley's Tribute on TCM Nov. 29th. Theae are a couple of "new to me" movies being shown.


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