Monday, June 10, 2013

What I will be watching this week...

Noir and Chick Flicks, is really looking forward to sharing "What I will be Watching" posts with my fellow bloggers and readers. I have really missed putting them together. I'm also going to make a few fun changes on the side-bar. I'm adding... "Movie News" feature and "Box Sets Reviews" to my regular line up.. Thank you for joining me on my classic movie journey.
Robert Hutton (10 June 1920 - 7 August 1994). During World War II, Hutton, who looked a lot like Jimmy Stewart(who was serving his country) landed roles that would have normally gone to Stewart. And.. TCM is going to start off the week by celebrating Robert Hutton's birthday June 10th. by showing the classic films:

Janie (1944)
Janie Gets Married (1946)
Love And Learn (1947)
And Baby Makes Three (1949)
The Younger Brothers (1949)

These are all "new to me" films, but the one I really want to watch is Love And Learn, because I'm a "big fan" of the actors: Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Martha Vickers and Janis Paige.

Video: Movie trailer is from the classic film, Love And Learn (1947). Jack Carson is teamed up with Robert Hutton in this classic film about two would-be songwriters. Jack Carson, who sings the songs and Hutton plays the piano.


June 11th. TCM will focus on ...Working Woman Who Surrender In The End. Step back in time, through classic movies to see how women of the 30's and 40's era handled the working world. Dealing with issues such as.. the boys club, having a family or maybe... even the women themselves.

Baby Face(1933)
His Girl Friday(1940)
Woman of the Year(1942)
They All Kissed The Bride(1942)
Front Page Woman(1935)

June 12th is all about Lana Turner in the 50's. Lana Turner's, icy elegance made her one of Hollywood's top box-office attractions in more than 50 films and whose "Sweater Girl" pictures became favorite pinups of GIs during World War II. So, if you want to spend the day with Lana, please check out TCM's June 12th's Lana's spotlighted films:

Imitation of Life(1959)
The Rains of Ranchipur(1955). *Airing on TCM for the first time.
The Sea Chase(1955)
The Bad and the Beautiful((1952)
Latin Lovers(1953)

Turner Classic Movies to Remember Esther Williams With 24-Marathon of Films Beginning Thursday, June 13

Thursday, June 13
Bathing Beauty 
Neptune’s Daughter 
Million Dollar Mermaid
Friday, June 14
Dangerous When Wet 
Andy Hardy’s Double Life 
Thrill of a Romance 
Easy to Wed 
The Hoodlum Saint 
This Time For Keeps 
On an Island With You 
Pagan Love Song
Texas Carnival

Friday Night Spotlight: Noir Writers: First up to bat is, David Goodis (March 2, 1917 – January 7, 1967), he was best known for his noir short stories and novels. June 14th TCM is spotlighting his films:

Dark Passage(1947)
The Burglar(1957)
Shoot The Piano Player(1960)

During his college days, Rudy Vallee was a huge Wiedoft fan and later met his idol and the two Rudys developed a friendship that lasted until Wiedoft died. One of Rudy's saxophones, which once belonged to Wiedoft, was later sold to a Little Rock Attorney as a gift for then-governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton. When Rudy transferred to Yale, he formed a band called the Yale Collegians and made his singing debut at the Heigh Ho Club in New York City, after volunteering to take over the vocals himself because he did not want to loose the engagement. This launched the crooning style that he made famous even before Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. He later starred in the film, "The Vagabond Lover," the first of 33 he would make. On June 15th TCM is spotlighting three of his films:

The Palm Beach Story(1942)
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying(1967)
Gold Diggers in Paris(1938)

June 16th is all about celebrating fathers on TCM's Father's Day Double Feature:

To Kill a Mockingbird(1962)
Life With Father(1947)

This weeks silent movie feature is The Kid (1921). 
A story bout an adoptive father who does everything he can to keep his son.

Barbara Stanwyck, is The Girl with the White Parasol favorite actress and she has decided to hold a Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon, from July 16 to July 22. Please click on poster located on side bar to join in on the fun.

I plan on continuing sharing my movie reviews on the films featured on Pre-Code Hollywood DVD box-set. Please click on poster located on the side-bar to read reviews as I go along.


  1. Great choices, Dawn. I haven't seen SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER since college and that was in...well, never mind, it was a while ago. I remember enjoying it and am looking forward to watching this French flick again.

  2. I have never seen the film noir, Shoot The Piano Player, I can not wait to see it this coming Friday.

    I watched a few of the Robert Hutton movies yesterday.. It is amazing how much he does look like a young Jimmy Stewart on film.


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