Saturday, December 31, 2011

This Week On N and CF.

TCM's star of the month for January: Angela Lansbury. (born 16 October 1925) is an English actress and singer in theatre, television and motion pictures, whose career has spanned eight decades. Her first film performance was in the film Gaslight (1944) as a conniving maid, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Among her other films are The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Anastasia (1997). Please click picture on side bar to learn more.

Please click here to learn more about Angela Lansbury.
Angela Lansbury movies on TCM Jan 4th:

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National Velvet(1944)
The Picture of Dorian Gray(1945)
The Harvey Girls(1946)
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The Hoodlum Saint(1946)
If Winter comes(1947)
Tenth Avenue Angel(1948)
The Red Danube(1949)

On TCM Jan. 2nd. Portrait of Jennie (1948). A fantasy film based on the novella by Robert Nathan. The film was directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. It stars Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten.

On TCM Jan. 3rd. A 7 movie tribute to Woman of the West:

Belle Starr (1941) . D: Irving Cummings. Randolph Scott, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, John Sheppard , Elizabeth Patterson. Tierney cast as notorious female outlaw.
Please click here to view Belle Starr movie review.

Annie Oakley (1935) . D: George Stevens. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Pert Kelton, Andy Clyde. Biography of female sharpshooter Stanwyck and her on-again off-again romance with fellow performer Foster. Moroni Olsen, plays Buffalo Bill.

Annie Get Your Gun (1950). Musical/biography of wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Cast: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Benay Venuta, J Carrol Naish. Songs include: "Anything You Can Do," "Doin' What Comes Naturally," "There's No Business Like Show Business."

SHOW BOAT (1951) A beautiful saga of riverboat lives and loves has stars Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner and Howard Keel.

Westward The Women (1951).Cast: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Beverly Dennis, John McIntire, Hope Emerson, Lenore Lonergan, Julie Bishop, Marilyn Erskine. A western with Taylor heading wagon train full of females bound for California to meet mail-order husbands. Based on a story by Frank Capra.
Please click here to view Westward Woman movie review.

Mail Order Bride (1964) An aging cowhand tries to help a young rancher settle down by buying him a wife. Cast: Buddy Ebsen, Keir Dullea, Lois Nettleton.

Montana Belle (1952). The Daltons force Belle Starr to help them on a dangerous raid Cast: Jane Russell, George Brent and Scott Brady.

Happy Birthday: Ray Milland. (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend (1945), a sophisticated leading man opposite a corrupt John Wayne in Reap the Wild Wind (1942), the murder-plotting husband in Dial M for Murder (1954), and as Oliver Barrett III in Love Story (1970). Please click picture on side bar to learn more.

On TCM Jan. 3rd. A 9 movie Birthday tribute for Marion Davies. (January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) . Davies is best remembered for her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, as her high-profile social life often obscured her professional career. Please click picture Here to learn more.

The Florodora Girl(1930)
Not So Dumb(1930)
The Bachelor Father(1931)
Five and Ten (1931)
Blonde of the Follies(1932)
Peg O' My Heart(1933)
Operator 13(1934)
Cain and Mabel(1936)
Hearts Divided(1936)

ON TCM Jan. 4th. The Hoodlum Saint (1946). Cast: William Powell, Esther Williams and Angela Lansbury.

Happy Birthday: Jane Wyman! (January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was a singer, dancer, and character actress of film and television. She began her film career in the 1930s, and was a prolific performer for two decades. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Johnny Belinda (1948), Please click picture on side bar to learn more.

ON TCM Jan. 6th. Rachel and the Stranger (1948). A western film starring Loretta Young, William Holden, and Robert Mitchum. The Norman Foster-helmed film was one of the few to address the role of women in the pioneer west, as well as portray early America's indentured servant trade. It was based on the Howard Fast short story "Rachel". Please click here for movie review and to watch a video that Disney Princess made for N and CF..

ON TCM Jan. 6th. A 3 Movie Tribute for Betty Grable.

Pigskin Parade (1936). Cast: Stuart Erwin, Patsy Kelly, Jack Haley, Johnny Downs, Betty Grable, Arline Judge, Dixie Dunbar, Judy Garland, Anthony Martin, Elisha Cook, Jr., Grady Sutton and The Yacht Club Boys. Entertaining college football musicomedy with Garland in her film debut and she sings "It's Love I'm After.' Alan Ladd appears as a student, and sings with The Yacht Club Boys.

Yank In The R.A.F., A (1941). Cast: Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Reginald Gardiner, Donald Stuart and Richard Fraser. Power's only there so he can see Grable, they make a nice team. Songs: "Another Little Dream Won't Do Us Any Harm,'' "Hi-Ya Love.'' Please click here to view Yank In The Raf (1941) movie review.

My Blue Heaven (1950). A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child. Cast: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey and David Wayne. Please click here to view My Blue Heaven movie review.

Happy Birthday: Loretta Young! (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) . Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter, and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable, in 1949. Please click picture on side bar to learn more.

Elizabeth Taylor Smoothie:
70oz. natural yogurt
1 tsp.vanilla extract
1Tbsp. honey
juice of 1/2 lemon

place all of the INGREDIENTS in the blender
and BLEND until SMOOTH.
pour into a a glass SERVE CHILLED.

Article of the week is from a site dedicated to honoring and remembering some of the great entertainment of the past century through articles, videos, and pictures!  Great Entertainers Archives Blogspot: Marlene Dietrichs Vintage Car Sold. Please click link to learn more.

Please click here to view That Hamilton Woman(1941) movie review.


  1. Happy New Year Dawn.
    Thank you for all your support over the last 12 months!

  2. I've loved December on 2011, it's been literally packed with wonderful William Powell films. And January is looking promising, too - I'm especially excited that TCM will be airing the American films of brilliant European director Max Ophuls on Jan. 23. But I'd missed the listing for A YANK IN THE R.A.F. - it's one of the movies that inspired my little-girl crush on Tyrone Power way back in the day...

    Happy New Year, Dawn, hoping your 2012 is nothing but great!

  3. I always love your heads-up posts about the good stuff coming up on TCM, Dawn. It's New year's Day now -- I wish you the best for 2012, and look forward to more of your beautiful blog.

  4. Paul, Your welcome, I really enjoy reading your blog and can not wait to see what you have planned for 2012.

    The Lady Eve, I hate to see TCM's Star of the month, William Powell come to an end. I think it has to be one of my favorte months on TCM. I do not know very much about director Max Ophuls, hopefully that wont be true by the end of Jan. I wish you the same for 2012.

    Becky, Thank you, I really enjoy putting together the "This week on" posts. I wish you the same for 2012. I can not believe how time flies.


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