Sunday, March 28, 2010

Late Programming Notes For My American Customers

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.


Bellotoot said...

The Marx Brothers? You don't mean the Ritz Brothers, do you? Are these Marx fellows any good?

Mythical Monkey said...

Everything's better when it sits on a Marx Brother ...

mister muleboy said...

You know, this actually is the Marx Bros. at their best.

Why, a handy turn of phrase is right on the money.

Ebert and Room Service or Love Happy be damned!

[I'll bet he saw those flicks when young young young. We always love our first].

Except marion . . . .

you know, our first shrew.

this is getting a bit . . . focused.

I enjoyed The Navigator -- a late-night treat!