Monday, March 24, 2014

Movies you shouldn’t miss.

In this post: Another movie list.

Holy crap, I almost forgot to post the following list of upcoming excellent movies on TCM that you shouldn’t miss. Five films on Wednesday are part of TCM’s Mary Astor Month festival.

•  Red River (1948) starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift.
•  Anchors Aweigh (1945) starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Kathryn Grayson.

•  Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932) starring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan.
•  Trader Horn (1931) starring Harry Caray and Duncan Renaldo.
•  King Solomon’s Mines (1937) starring Cedrick Hardwicke and Anna Lee.
•  Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) starring Judy Garland and Mary Astor.
•  Red Dust (1932) starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor.
•  The Royal Bed (1931) starring Lowell Sherman and Mary Astor.
•  Smart Woman (1931) starring Robert Ames, Mary Astor and Edward Everett Horton.
•  The Case of the Howling Dog (1934) starring Warren William and Mary Astor.
Of special note ... 1) Red River’s musical score by Dimitri Tiomkin is almost better than the movie; 2) Maureen O’Sullivan swims COMPLETELY NAKED in Tarzan, the Ape Man; 3) Trader Horn was actually filmed in Africa and everybody in the cast got really, really sick; and 4) Red Dust features Clark Gable with NO MUSTACHE.
I should probably go to bed now because there’s nothing else to do. It’s after 2 a.m. and Sam won’t be home for at least another four or five hours. Thanks for dropping in, okay?

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