Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Rest Of the Month

Rather than dole out the highlights from Turner Classic Movies piecemeal—and forget to mention a gem like this morning's showing of the Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers—here are the movies showing for the rest of the month of May that I've mentioned in this blog or have nominated for a Katie-Bar-The-Door Award.

Mark your calendars and have at it.

Note: A TCM "day" runs from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, so that midnight showing of The Big Parade on Sunday May 23, well, technically that's Monday May 24 ...

18 Tuesday
6:00 AM Gold Diggers Of 1933 (1933)
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands. Cast: Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-98 mins

7:39 AM Short Film: Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer (1933)
BW-9 mins

21 Friday
6:30 AM Big House, The (1930)
An attempted prison break leads to a riot. Cast: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Robert Montgomery. Dir: George Hill. BW-87 mins

8:00 AM Divorcee, The (1930)
The double standard destroys a liberal couple's marriage. Cast: Norma Shearer, Chester Morris, Robert Montgomery. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-82 mins

9:30 AM Private Lives (1931)
A divorced couple rekindles the spark after landing in adjoining honeymoon suites with new mates. Cast: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Una Merkel. Dir: Sidney Franklin. BW-84 mins

22 Saturday
8:30 AM Front Page, The (1931)
A crusading newspaper editor tricks his retiring star reporter into covering one last case. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Edward Everett Horton. Dir: Lewis Milestone. BW-100 mins

23 Sunday
12:00 AM Big Parade, The (1925)
In this silent film, a young innocent enlists for World War I service but soon learns the horrors of war. Cast: John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Karl Dane. Dir: King Vidor. BW-126 mins

24 Monday
12:30 AM Farewell To Arms, A (1932)
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse. Cast: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou. Dir: Frank Borzage. BW-89 mins

26 Wednesday
9:00 AM Baby Face (1933)
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, John Wayne. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-76 mins

27 Thursday
8:00 PM Nanook of the North (1922)
This pioneering documentary depicts the harsh life of an eskimo and his family. Cast: Nanook. Dir: Robert Flaherty. BW-65 mins

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