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Monday, March 26, 2012

This Week on TCM; NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

This morning at 615am is THE ASPHALT JUNGLE which is a tightly paced film noir actioner from 1950 which features Marilyn Monroe in a small part-- but the reason to watch it are the great performances from the rest of the cast.

At midnight Tuesday night/Wed morning is NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) with Robert Mitchum as a deranged preacher/serial killer on the loose in the south.  Watch this before some moron decides to remake it because it's this week's MUST SEE PIC PICK.

On Thursday night/Friday morning at 1245am you'll find DIRIGIBLE (1931) which is an action packed soapy drama with all the flaws of an early 30s movie but some amazing effects for its time.

Later that same night at or early Friday morning at 515am is THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) which is a Howard Hawks horror movie which is all you need to know.  Hawks is a master of dialogue and pace-- and this is the best version of this movie which has been made three times.

8pm on Friday is THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955) which is a great little Billy Wilder comedy-- Wilder is one of the best directors so don't miss one of his films when it's on.  After that is THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) which features Ray Milland on one of the worst benders any writer has ever experienced.

Saturday's got a few goodies, RIO RITA (1942) is a rare Abbott and Costello film worth watching at 6am followed by ATTACK OF THE 50 FT WOMAN (1958) which is much better than you think it's going to be but it's still 50s B-bad but fun.

TARZAN THE FEARLESS (1933) is on at Noon-- featuring Buster Crabbe as the jungle king trying to rival Johnny Weissmuller's successful Tarzan series at MGM but giving Weissmueller little to worry about.

The ESSENTIALS at 8pm is SUNRISE which is a great silent film from legendary director FW MURNAU telling a story about a farmer planning to murder his wife and at midnight is BORN TO KILL (1947) which is a brutal film noir from director Robert Wise featuring Laurence Tierney who was one of Hollywood's ONLY real tough guys.