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Monday, December 17, 2012

This week on TCM: DOUBLE INDEMNITY

She's no good Fred!  And your tie is too short!


Tonight at 8pm is DESTINATION TOKYO (1943) a WWII submarine thriller with a great WB cast including Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale and a host of other familiar faces.  Expect to be revved up to fight the Axis powers after watching this.

Tomorrow morning starting at 630am starts a pretty interesting take on the Myrna Loy - William Powell team who were box offices rulers in the 30s and 40s, most people think of them for their popular Thin Man series, and that's shown here,but so are some of their other teamings including I LOVE YOU AGAIN (1940) and LOVE CRAZY (1941).   They had a chemistry that we've only seen a few times before or since and any of the seven films being shown is worth your time.

Wednesday at 8pm is DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) which has more tricks than a carful of monkeys.  Absolutely a gem of the film noir genre and a CANNOT MISS followed by THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS (1946) at 10pm and SORRY WRONG NUMBER (1948) at Midnight-- its a Barbara Stanwyck spectacular and all of these are must see's.

Thursday you could watch THE TWO MRS CARROLLS (1947) which is a pretty interesting if not a little corny crime drama with Babs Stanwyck and Bogie.  THE LEMON DROP KID (1951) is on at 930pm with Bob Hope-- it's hope just getting past his prime-- but any Hope is good.

Friday night at 2am (actually Saturday morning) is the documentary CRUMB (1995) about underground cartoonist Robert Crumb.  People assume I am a fan of his work, since we are in the same profession, while I admire his work ethic his work itself is not to my taste.  But its a good documentary just the same.

Saturday we've got a gem with THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (1942), a real classic about an unwanted house guest who just might be the most important person in the world.

At 5am (Sunday morning) is THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) which is hands down my favorite sci fi film from the 50s.  Great dialogue and a great story.