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Monday, April 15, 2013

TCM This Week; Eastwood, Cary Grant and Freaks


Clint Eastwood western triple feature today with
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964) at 11am
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1965) at 1245pm (best of the three)
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1968) at 3pm

Westerns all night long CJ, set the DVR!

Tomorrow is a string of Chaplin films including
MODERN TIMES (1936) which was an experiment during the sound era to release another silent, it's as good as its reputation and its on at 1030am.
THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) is on at 1230pm and it's almost as good as it's rep.

Wednesday at 6am set the DVR for MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935) which is a great vampire film with Lionel Barrymore as a Van Helsing like character and Bela Lugosi as a Dracula ish one.  It's actually better than DRACULA (1931) but it's got a lousy ending.

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) is on at 6pm-- and if you've not seen that you should, it's got Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart in an absolute classic comedy.

2am on Thursday which is actually Friday is CABIN IN THE SKY (1943) which is a musical I love, just that sentence alone should get you to watch it.  It's funny, music is great and its got the Devil in it.

HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) is on at 8pm Friday-- that's a winner no matter how you look at it.  Howard Hawks fast paced take on The Front Page about the newspaper business and the unscrupulous men and women who work there.
It's brilliant and the PIC of the week.

FREAKS is the Essentials this week at 8pm Friday and if you've not seen it you should.  Filmed in 1932 with real circus freaks it's Tod Browning's bizarre masterpiece and should not be missed.