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Monday, September 12, 2011

TCM this week; NIAGARA

One of my favorite films of the 1950s is NIAGARA-- with Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten in a very Hitchcock-esque thriller taking place at the Falls.  It's cheesy in the right places but it holds your attention and makes for an exciting sort of "Lost" Hitchcock flick.  It's on Monday at 9:30 on TCM.

Tuesday at 4:15 is GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE which is a pretty fun Jack Benny farce about city folk moving out of the hustle and bustle to take a country home in upstate New York.  It's got a great cast and a fast pace.  Fun.

Friday at 6:45am starts a Bogie Bacall double bill with DARK PASSAGE followed by KEY LARGO-- both are solid entries in the films the legendary romantic duo made during Hollywood's heyday and both are highly recommended.

At 8pm on Saturday is MILDRED PIERCE (1945) which is Joan Crawford's best film-- if you missed it last time I recommended it this is a chance to see one of the best film noir's of the period.  It's equal parts noir and soap opera drama but I like it more every time I've seen it and I've seen it a lot.