ANDY FISH

ANDY FISH is a comic book artist


You're reading his old blog-- so change your bookmarks to his NEW improved BLOG.

Monday, July 9, 2012

TCM This Week: STORMY WEATHER (1943)

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (1934) is an exciting version of the classic tale, and its on today at 2pm.   Prison escapes are seldom this classy.
ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) is on at 8pm and it's a lavish Warners Color film with a great cast including Errol Flynn and Alan Hale-- it's a real classic.
At 10pm is THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1948) with Gene Kelly skipping his way with his feathered hat from adventure to adventure.  It's hard to take seriously.

NAKED CITY (1948) is on at 8am Tuesday with Barry Fitzgerald luckily keeping his clothes on as a hard nosed detective investigating a murder in New York City-- so popular it spawned a TV Series of the same name a few years later.

At 8pm is THE PETRIFIED FOREST (1936) which a very melodramatic and sometimes hammy film starring Leslie Howard and Bette Davis (the only time she's looked good) with a standout performance by Humphrey Bogart as a hard nosed gangster on the run from the bulls.  Well worth your time if you can get past all the ham.

SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941) is on a 6am Wednesday, I recommended it last week and I'm recommending it this week.

THEM! (1954) is on at 10am which is a bit early for giant ants being fought by Santa Claus (watch it and you'll figure it out) but it's a real 50s horror big bug classic!

Thursday at 945pm is STORMY WEATHER (1943) which is existing proof I don't hate all musicals.  This one has Lena Horne and it's the must see PIC PICK OF THE WEEK.  It's not CABIN IN THE SKY great, but it's good.

WAIT UNTIL DARK (1964) is on at 6pm Friday, and it woulda been the Must See pic, Audrey Hepburn is blind and Alan Arkin wants her dead.  Suspense at its best.

THE GREEN HORNET Serial continues at Noon, if you're digging this you won't want to miss it.
The Essentials this week is ALICE ADAMS (1935) which I've never seen, but it's got Katherine Hepburn and Fred MacMurray in it and it was directed by George Stevens so I'm betting somebody's gonna cry during it.