All recommendations this week are from TCM, once again. Listed in EST, subject to change, asterisks on my “new to me” picks, yadda yadda — you all know how it goes!
6:30 am – Lydia (1941)* – Merle Oberon stars, which is enough reason for me to give this one a shot!
9:30 am – The Third Man (1949) – starring Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Alida Valli
11:30 am – Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)* – Alida Valli and Joseph Cotten share the screen again!
8:00 pm – Forbidden Planet (1956) – starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Kelly, etc.
10:00 pm – Spellbound (1945) – starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, directed by Hitch
5:30 am – Born Yesterday (1950) – starring William Holden and Judy Holliday, directed by Cukor
7:30 am – A Star is Born (1954) – starring Judy Garland and James Mason, directed by Cukor
10:30 am – My Sister Eileen (1955) – starring Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon and Betty Garrett
12:30 pm – Queen Bee (1955)* – Joan Crawford as a Southern belle who tries to ruin the lives of all of her friends? Count me in.
4:00 pm – Bell, Book and Candle (1959) – starring Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon and Jimmy Stewart
6:00 pm – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) – starring Sid Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy
8:30 am – The Thirteenth Chair (1937)* – A murder takes place at a séance and the faux psychic that led the séance tries to solve the murder. This could be either hilariously corny or very suspenseful.
10:00 pm – Top Banana (1954)* – Leonard Maltin calls this one a “fascinating curio” and says that it is a filmed Broadway production.
12:00 am – It’s Always Fair Weather (1955) – starring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse
A couple of biographical films playing on this morning: The George Raft Story (1961) at 6:00 am and The Bob Mathias Story (1954) at 7:45 am. I have seen neither but may tune in for The George Raft Story.
9:15 am – I Met My Love Again (1938)* – I’ll watch pretty much anything with Joan Bennett in it, even if the plot sounds pretty run-of-the-mill.
4:15 pm – The Virgin Queen (1955) – starring Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth I
8:00 pm – Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson
7:45 am – Mary of Scotland (1936) – starring Katharine Hepburn as Mary, Queen of Scots
10:00 am – Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)* – I can’t believe I still haven’t seen this.
4:00 pm – The Three Faces of Eve (1957)* – Woohoo, psychological drama! Joanne Woodward stars as a woman with multiple personalities.
6:00 pm – Leave Her to Heaven (1945) – starring Gene Tierney
7:45 am – You Can’t Take It With You (1938) – starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Jimmy Stewart, Ann Miller, etc. Directed by Frank Capra.
8:30 am – Les Girls (1957) – starring Gene Kelly and Mitzi Gaynor
6:15 pm – Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) – starring Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery, directed by Hitch
9:30 pm – The Petrified Forest (1936) – starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart
My streaming recommendation for the week is that you catch up on season 1 of The Dick Van Dyke Show! I finished the season this week and will be finishing up the Recap & React season of it soon, and will then move on to season 2. Previous posts in the series can be found in their own tag, and a chronological list of the episodes can be found on Wikipedia (beware of the wonky order of the episodes on Netflix!).
Lots of movies to look forward to this week. I hope you’re able to catch The Three Faces of Eve, Joanne Woodward is really great in it!
It looks like an amazing film. I’m excited to watch it!
Forbidden Planet was a lot better than I thought. The Third Man is as much of a classic as everyone else said. I am interested in Bell Book and Candle and Born Yesterday too. Great post
I’ve seen a lot of negative comments about Bell, Book and Candle but I bought it blind soon after starting TMP and I loved it immediately. Jack Lemmon is a total scene-stealer and the film as a whole is really fun to watch, imo.
Born Yesterday is one that I like more with each rewatch. The first time I saw it I gave it a decent score of 3.5/5 but I’d bump that up a bit now.
I recommend catching them both on TCM if you have the channel, or tracking them down on DVD. My library has both in stock so if you’ve got a decent public library you can probably find them there!
You’ve already seen all the cool ones I would’ve recommended, so I can’t offer much feedback this week. Although…a friend once told me I should watch Queen Bee for its camp value, and I have seen Here Comes Mr. Jordan, which I found interesting, but it wasn’t quite what I was expecting.
“Camp” was the first word that came to mind when I read the synopsis for Queen Bee. Here’s hoping it’ll be campy enough to suit the Classics of the Corn series!
As for Here Comes Mr. Jordan, I was scolded for not having seen it when I posted a review of the Rita Hayworth musical remake Down to Earth last year, so I’ve been trying to catch it (and failing miserably thus far, haha).
Great list, although I am a little late to be reading this post… I did, however, catch “Leave Her to Heaven” earlier today. Gene Tierney is fantastic in this role!
One of my favorite performances from her! Glad you were able to catch it!