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Monday, March 12, 2012

This Week on TCM: The Lodger

Tuesday night / Wed morning at 1:30am is THE LODGER (1944) which is a great version of a play about Jack the Ripper.  Laird Cregar is great as the suspicious roomer who just might be London's most notorious serial killer.

Ray Harryhausen gets spotlighted (or more accurately his amazing stop motion special effects do) in two of his films, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963) and CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) the latter featuring LA Law's HARRY HAMLIN as a guy in a sheet.

You either love these kinds of movies or hate 'em-- sadly I'm in the second group and find the writing childish, but they are marvels to look at.

Saturday nights ESSENTIAL is on, as always, at 8pm this week its ALICE ADAMS (1935) with Katherine Hepburn and Fred MacMurray in a small town Americana type of film that has a great reputation and is directed by George Stevens who is sometimes a bit too smaltzy for my tastes.

Kind of sounds like I don't recommend much this week doesn't it?  Well-- you're right.  The Lodger is the MUST SEE pick this week, just a shame its on at 130am!