Friday, March 2, 2012
This Week On N and CF.
ON TCM March 4th. The Temptress (1926). A silent romantic drama film directed by Fred Niblo. Starring Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Lionel Barrymore and Roy D'Arcy it premiered on October 10, 1926. The film melodrama was based on a novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez adapted for the screen by Dorothy Farnum. Please click Here for review.
On TCM March 5th: China Seas(1935). Adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow as his brassy paramour, and Wallace Beery as an extremely suspicious-looking character. The oceangoing epic also features Lewis Stone and Rosalind Russell, while humorist Robert Benchley memorably portrays a character reeling drunk from one end of the film to the other. Please click Here to read review.
On TCM March 6th. The Talk of the Town (1942). Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, and Glenda Farrell. The movie was adapted by Dale Van Every, Irwin Shaw and Sidney Buchman from the story by Sidney Harmon. It was directed by George Stevens. Please click Here for movie review.
On TCM March 7th: Dead Ringer(1964). Thriller directed by Paul Henreid and produced by William H. Wright from a screenplay by Oscar Millard and Albert Beich from the story La Otra by Rian James. The music score was by André Previn and the cinematography by Ernest Haller.
On TCM March 8th: The Nanny(1965). Suspense film directed by Seth Holt and starring Bette Davis as a devoted nanny caring for a ten-year-old boy recently discharged from a home for disturbed children. It is based on the novel of the same name by Evelyn Piper (a pseudonym for Merriam Modell), and the film was scored by Richard Rodney Bennett. Please click Here for movie review.
Happy Birthday: Cyd Charisse. (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. Please click Here to learn more.
Happy Birthday: Claire Trevor (March 8, 1910 – April 8, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning 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 appeared in over 60 films. Please click Here for movie review.
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On TCM 9th: The Gay Sisters (1942). drama film directed by Irving Rapper, and starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp, Gig Young and Nancy Coleman. The Warner Bros. motion picture was based on a novel by Stephen Longstreet.
On TCM March 10th. For Heaven's Sake(1950). Fantasy film starring Clifton Webb as an angel trying to save the marriage of a couple played by Joan Bennett and Robert Cummings. It was adapted from the play May We Come In? by Harry Segall. Please click Here for movie review.
This weeks "Article of the Week" comes from 1001 Movies Blog: Gift Tips From Lady Eve(1941) Kim, wrote her movie review from the viewpoint of The Lady Eve. With very creative results. Please stop by her blog and check out her awesome review.. I know you will love it as much as I did..
The Pretty Plate , while it is still under construction. (I want to add a few thoughts to my recipes). Enjoy.