Friday, March 23, 2012

This Week on N and CF.

On TCM March 25th: Night and the City (1950). Is a film noir based on the novel by Gerald Kersh, directed by Jules Dassin, and starring Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney. Shot on location in London.
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On TCM March 26th: Zero Hour! (1957). When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying. Dir: Hall Bartlett Cast: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden. Video: full movie.
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Happy Birthday: Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was a actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She had also produced her own films such as the controversial Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya. In 1929, Swanson successfully transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser.

However, her popularity fade during the 1930s when she moved into theater and television. Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, in the film Sunset Boulevard.

On TCM March 27th:

Beyond the Rocks (1922). In this silent film, a young woman on her honeymoon with her aging millionaire husband falls for a handsome younger man. Dir: Sam Wood Cast: Gloria Swanson, Rodolph Valentino, Edythe Chapman. Please click here to read Silents movie review.

Father Takes a Wife (1941). A famous actress has to win over her ready-made family when she weds a shipping magnate. Dir: Jack Hively Cast: Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Swanson, John Howard. First video of 8.
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On TCM March 29th. The Man With A Cloak (1951) . A mystery man tries to help a young innocent escape a murderous housekeeper. Dir: Fletcher Markle Cast: Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck and Louis Calhern.

On TCM March 30th: Thunder Rock (1942). British drama film with supernatural elements, directed by Roy Boulting and starring Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Lilli Palmer and Barbara Mullen.

On TCM March 31st: Sunrise (1927). Directed by F.W. Murnau. With George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing. A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.
Please click here for Silents movie review.
First video of 9.

Article of the week is from Another Old Movie Blog: Matching Drapes and Couch. Where Jacqueline, talks about the drapes in some of her favorite films.


  1. Dawn, Zero Hour is the film Airplane is based on. They took the plot and most of the lines.

  2. I did notice that they seemed very simular..

  3. Thunder Rock and Sunrise! Two of my favorite movies, Dawn. Thanks for the heads-up!

  4. Becky, I can not wait to see them for the first time..


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