Tomorrow I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule, starting with my choice for best actor of 1931-32. In the meantime, there's a Buster Keaton double feature on Turner Classic Movies tonight starting at midnight, Sherlock Jr. and The Navigator, both from 1924, both on a short list of Keaton's best.
Here's what TCM has to say about them:
12:00am [Silent] Sherlock Jr. (1924)
In this silent film, a movie projectionist dreams himself into a mystery movie.
Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Ward Crane, Joseph Keaton Dir: Buster Keaton BW-44 mins
1:00am [Silent] Navigator, The (1924)
In this silent film, two members of the idle rich have to move fast when they're stranded on an abandoned luxury liner.
Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Noble Johnson Dir: Donald Crisp BW-60 mins
Tomorrow night on TCM starting at 8 p.m. are six Marx Brothers classics, including Katie Award nominee for best picture of 1931-32, Monkey Business.
8:00pm [Comedy] Monkey Business (1931)
Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx Dir: Norman McLeod BW-78 mins
9:30pm [Comedy] Horse Feathers (1932)
In an effort to beef up his school's football team, a college president mistakenly recruits two loonies.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx Dir: Norman McLeod BW-67 mins
10:45pm [Comedy] Duck Soup (1933)
When he's named dictator of Freedonia, a con artist declares war on the neighboring kingdom.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx Dir: Leo McCarey BW-69 mins
12:00am [Comedy] Night at the Opera, A (1935)
Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege's romance with the leading lady.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle Dir: Sam Wood BW-91 mins
2:00am [Comedy] Day At The Races, A (1937)
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
Cast: Groucho [Marx], Chico [Marx], Harpo [Marx], Allan Jones Dir: Sam Wood BW-109 mins
4:00am [Comedy] At The Circus (1939)
The Marx Bros. team up to keep a circus from going bankrupt.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker Dir: Edward Buzzell BW-87 mins
This is the Marx Brothers at their best. You don't want to miss it.