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Monday, September 3, 2012

This Week on TCM: Bogie and Bacall


BEHIND THE RISING SUN (1943) is on Tuesday at 9am and its a compelling propaganda film from RKO with a powerful cast.  Dated but engaging.

MURDER MY SWEET (1944) is based on Raymond Chandler's FAREWELL MY LOVELY and this time Philip Marlowe is played by Dick Powell and he's really good.  Solid movie and one I really like-- its the Must SEE PIC Pick of the WeEk!  On Tuesday at 1030am

At 8pm is MR BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948) with Cary Grant in a movie that later inspired a Tom Hanks film called MONEY PIT.  Fun if you've ever done home improvements.

Wednesday night lock the doors and turn off the phone because it's Bogie and Bacall in their four great films together starting at 8pm with TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944), then going to THE BIG SLEEP (1946) which is one of my favorite movies of all time, then DARK PASSAGE (1947) and wrapping up with KEY LARGO (1948).  Sure you'll be up until four in the morning but you won't want to turn the TV Off-- it's my MUST SEE NIGHT OF THE WEEK.  Bogie and Bacall are one of the great REAL life romances in Hollywood and you can watch it develop right on your TV.

Friday at 4am which is actually Saturday you've got William Castle's original HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) which is a crazy silly but sometimes scary little haunted house film.  Chances are if you stayed up for the Bogie and Bacall Marathon your sleep schedule is all messed up anyway.

Saturday we've got POWER OF THE WHISTLER (1945) on at 1045am-- these are interesting little B-Films from Columbia based on the popular radio show.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) is a great Jack Benny film with Carole Lombard (I think it's her last movie) and really solid.

The Essentials this week is THE GOODBYE GIRL (1977) which would make me throw up in my shoes if I watched this, and since I just bought these new Nike's I'll pass.