Having trouble deciding which movie to vote for in the latest Monkey poll, or maybe haven't seen them all? Well, I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang and Red Dust just happen to be playing on Turner Classic Movies tonight, November 22, 2010.
From the TCM website:
3:00 AM I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor. Cast: Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC
5:00 AM Red Dust (1932)
A plantation overseer in Indochina is torn between a married woman and a lady of the evening. Cast: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Mary Astor. Dir: Victor Fleming. BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC
If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, Red Dust will also be playing at the AFI-Silver in Silver Spring, Maryland in early December. Maybe I'll see you there.
The Bitter Tea Of General Yen is also on TCM this month, on Tuesday, November 30 at 4:30 a.m.
4:30 AM Bitter Tea of General Yen, The (1932)
An American missionary falls in love with a Chinese warlord. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Walter Connolly. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-87 mins, TV-PG, CC
Speaking of Katie nominees, the winner of the best comedy/musical of 1932-33, the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup, is playing on TCM on Wednesday evening. If you've never seen it and you get TCM on your cable system, check it out.
11:15 PM Duck Soup (1933)
When he's named dictator of Freedonia, a con artist declares war on the neighboring kingdom. Cast: The Marx Brothers, Louis Calhern, Margaret Dumont. Dir: Leo McCarey. BW-69 mins, TV-G, CC