Amph Turner Classic Movies: RARE FILM ALERT: "Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages" (1922) on TCM Tonight

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    3:00am [Western] Fort Apache (1948)
    An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
    Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendariz Dir: John Ford BW-128 mins, TV-PG [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    5:15am [Western] Firecreek (1968)
    A pacifist sheriff must use tougher means when his town is threatened by a band of outlaws.
    Cast: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood Dir: Vincent McEveety C-104 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    7:00am [Epic] How the West Was Won (1962)
    Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
    Cast: Spencer Tracy, Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda Dir: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall. C-165 mins, TV-G [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    9:46am [Short Film] Short Film: One Reel Wonders: Natural Wonders Of The West (1938)
    C-9 mins [Email Remind Me]

    10:00am [War] In Harm's Way (1965)
    An aging Naval officer leads his men against the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.
    Cast: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon Dir: Otto Preminger BW-167 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    1:00pm [War] Midway (1976)
    Spectacular re-creation of the World War II battle that turned the tide for the U.S. in the Pacific.
    Cast: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum. Dir: Jack Smight. C-131 mins, TV-MA [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    3:15pm [Western] My Darling Clementine (1946)
    When the Clantons steal his family's cattle and kill his brother, Wyatt Earp signs on as sheriff of Tombstone and vows to bring them in.
    Cast: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs Dir: John Ford BW-97 mins, TV-PG [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    What's On Tonight: SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: HENRY FONDA

    5:00pm [Drama] Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
    The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
    Cast: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan Dir: John Ford BW-100 mins, TV-G [Email Remind Me]

    6:45pm [Short Film] Short Film: One Reel Wonders: Failure At Fifty, A (1939)
    BW-10 mins [Email Remind Me]

    7:00pm [Drama] 12 Angry Men (1957)
    A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty.
    Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E. G. Marshall Dir: Sidney Lumet BW-96 mins, TV-PG [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    8:45pm [Suspense/Mystery] Wrong Man, The (1956)
    A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
    Cast: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone Dir: Alfred Hitchcock BW-105 mins, TV-PG [Email Remind Me]

    10:45pm [Comedy] Lady Eve, The (1941)
    A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
    Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette Dir: Preston Sturges BW-94 mins, TV-PG [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    12:30am [Romance] Big Street, The (1942)
    A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
    Cast: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette Dir: Irving Reis BW-89 mins, TV-G [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    2:00am [Documentary] Fonda on Fonda (1992)
    Jane Fonda recalls her father Henry's career as a star of stage and screen.
    Cast: Jane Fonda, Shirlee Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Lumet Dir: David Heeley BW-46 mins, TV-G
  2. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    I saw Fort Apache a few years ago - it also stars Shirley Temple's then-husband John Agar as (surprise surprise) her character's love interest.

    I found it to be fairly average - Wayne comes across as wooden, Temple and Agar (despite being married in real life) don't convince as a potential couple. I think only Fonda does well as the arrogant commander.
  3. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't agree as you can tell here, as it's the first post in this thread:

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    3:00am [Adventure] Escapade In Japan (1957)
    After his plane crashes in Tokyo, an American boy tries to find his way home.
    Cast: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa Dir: Arthur Lubin C-93 mins, TV-G [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    4:45am [Musical] Paint Your Wagon (1970)
    Two California miners share a gold claim and a wife.
    Cast: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell Dir: Joshua Logan C-159 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    7:30am [Western] Hang 'Em High (1968)
    A mysterious drifter survives a lynching then goes back for revenge.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley, Pat Hingle Dir: Ted Post C-115 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    9:30am [Western] For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    Two bounty hunters join forces to bring an outlaw to justice.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Josef Egger Dir: Sergio Leone C-132 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    1:45am [Western] Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The (1966)
    Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè Dir: Sergio Leone C-179 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    2:45pm [Western] Outlaw Josey Wales, The (1976)
    A peaceful farmer turns vigilante when soldiers murder his family.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney Dir: Clint Eastwood C-136 mins, TV-MA [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    What's On Tonight: SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: CLINT EASTWOOD

    5:00pm [Western] Fistful Of Dollars, A (1964)
    A mysterious stranger plays dueling families against each other in a Mexican border town.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volontè, Wolfgang Lukschy Dir: Sergio Leone C-100 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    6:45pm [Romance] Bridges of Madison County, The (1995)
    A photojournalist and a farmer's wife share a four-day romance.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Jim Haynie, Victor Slezak Dir: Clint Eastwood C-135 mins, TV-MA [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    9:15pm [Documentary] Eastwood Factor, The (2010)
    Film clips and interviews detail the career of actor-director Clint Eastwood.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood Dir: Richard Schickel. BW-88 mins, TV-MA [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    11:00pm [Adventure] Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
    A prison lifer attempts to tunnel his way out of the inescapable island fortress.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau Dir: Don Siegel C-112 mins, TV-MA [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    1:00am [Comedy] First Traveling Saleslady, The (1956)
    A corset designer takes a job selling barbed wire in the wild West.
    Cast: Ginger Rogers, Barry Nelson, Carol Channing, David Brian Dir: Arthur Lubin C-92 mins, TV-G
  5. DAR Force Ghost

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    Let's just say aside from a few missteps Paint Your Wagon, Bridges of Madison County, tomorrow is must see viewing. Thankfully I own a lot of these films.
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    Obviously, the Dollars trilogy is essential viewing. Outlaw Josey Wales is brilliant too. Paint Your Wagon should be burned. I once watched the entire thing. It was punishing.
  7. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    9:00pm [Silent] Scaramouche (1923)
    In this silent film, a French rebel masquerades as a clown so that he can avenge his friend's murder.
    Cast: Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone Dir: Rex Ingram BW-124 mins, TV-G [Email Remind Me]


    The 50's version, which stars Stewart Granger, is surprisingly good. Haven't seen this one.
  8. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I haven't seen either of them, but I've heard they're both very good. The 50s version is most famous for its final sword fight.
  9. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Each Tuesday this month is a tribute to Vivien Leigh.

    Tonight:

    5:00pm [Drama] Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, The (1961)
    A fading stage star gets caught up in the decadent life of modern Rome when she hires a male companion.
    Cast: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Coral Browne Dir: José Quintero BW-104 mins, TV-G [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    The problem here is Tennessee Williams, who wrote the source material.

    7:00pm [Romance] Anna Karenina (1948)
    Adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tale of a woman who deserts her family for an illicit love.
    Cast: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster Dir: Julien Duvivier BW-113 mins, TV-14 [Email Remind Me]

    The problem here is a brilliant Karenin (Richardson) and a completely inadequate Vronsky (Moore).

    9:00pm [Drama] Caesar And Cleopatra (1945)
    Julius Caesar gives the famed Egyptian queen lessons in government.
    Cast: Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson Dir: Gabriel Pascal C-128 mins, TV-G [Email Remind Me]

    The direction is slow, but this is quite entertaining.

    11:15pm [Drama] Ship of Fools (1965)
    Passengers on a steam ship in the '30s struggle with their tangled relations and the rise of Nazism.
    Cast: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer, Lee Marvin Dir: Stanley Kramer BW-150 mins, TV-14 [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    The problem here is Kramer. :p


    2:00am [Documentary] Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (1990)
    Interviews and rare film clips trace the troubled career of one of the screen's most beautiful actresses. Hosted by Jessica Lange.
    Cast: Jessica Lange, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Dir: Gene Feldman C-46 mins, TV-G [Email Remind Me]

    When Leigh had the right part, and a good director, she was great; unfortunately both were in short supply.
  10. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    It was interesting to watch so many of her films in such a short period of time. She didn't have the best voice in the world, it's a little thin at times. But she had many gifts to make up for it.

    I watched the documentary that Turner Broadcasting did on her that ran at 4am. She was "both blessed and cursed" by fate. Fabulous talents, looks and luck but cursed with mental illness and severe emotional problems. A lot of her friends were very concerned about her playing Blanche in Streetcar. A little too close to home for comfort.
  11. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Exactly, but in the right circumstances, she was brilliant. One critic I read dubbed her 'an unsympathetic actress' and at times he's quite right; so she had less opportunity to play the right roles given, as you note, the thin voice (a real problem on the stage) and an era in which woman aren't generally supposed to be bitches, if they play the lead. One role she might have been perfect for: Mary Tyrone in "A Long Days' Journey into Night." And I suspect she might have been really good in comedy.
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    Friday, October 1st

    5:00pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Horror of Dracula (1958)
    The legendary count tries to turn his enemies' women into his bloodthirsty brides.
    Cast: Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Christopher Lee Dir: Terence Fisher C-81 mins, TV-PG [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    6:30pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Brides Of Dracula, The (1960)
    A handsome vampire stalks the students at a remote girl's school.
    Cast: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur, Freda Jackson Dir: Terence Fisher C-86 mins [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    8:00pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)
    Four travelers unwittingly revive the bloodsucking count.
    Cast: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir, Francis Matthews Dir: Terence Fisher C-90 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    9:45pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1969)
    Dracula goes after the niece of the monsignor who destroyed his castle.
    Cast: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing Dir: Freddie Francis C-92 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    11:30pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Psychomania (1973)
    When her son and his motorcycle gang are killed, a witch brings them back to life.
    Cast: Roy Evans, George Sanders, Martin Boddey, Serretta Wilson Dir: Don Sharp C-86 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    1:00am [Horror/Science-Fiction] Daughters of Satan (1972)
    After a man buys a painting of a witch that resembles his wife, his wife is possessed by the spirit of the witch and plans his murder.
    Cast: Tom Selleck, Barra Grant, Tani Phelps Guthrie, Vic Silayan Dir: Hollingsworth Morse C-90 mins, TV-MA
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    5:00pm [Crime] Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    The legendary bank robbers run riot in the South of the 1930s.
    Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman Dir: Arthur Penn C-111 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Close Captioned] [Email Remind Me]

    7:00pm [Crime] Badlands (1973)
    A young tough guy and his teen-aged girlfriend take off on a killing spree.
    Cast: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri Dir: Terrence Malick C-94 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    9:00pm [Crime] Gun Crazy (1949)
    Two disturbed young people release their fascination with guns through a crime spree.
    Cast: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky Dir: Joseph H. Lewis BW-87 mins, TV-PG [Email Remind Me]

    10:30pm [Crime] They Live by Night (1949)
    After an unjust prison sentence, a young innocent gets mixed-up with hardened criminals and a violent escape.
    Cast: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen Dir: Nicholas Ray BW-96 mins, TV-PG


    They are missing Fritz Lang's "You Only Live Once", but here are 4 other versions of the lives of "Bonnie and Clyde"...
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    8:00pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Plague of the Zombies, The (1966)
    A small town noble uses zombies to work his tin mine and kill his enemies.
    Cast: Andre Morell, Diane Clare, Brook Williams, Jacqueline Pearce Dir: John Gilling C-90 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    9:45pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Devil's Bride, The (1968)
    Small town Satanists lure an innocent brother and sister into their coven.
    Cast: Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi, Leon Greene Dir: Terence Fisher C-96 mins, TV-14 [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]

    11:30pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Reptile, The (1966)
    Indian snake worshippers turn an explorer's daughter into a hideous monster.
    Cast: Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, Ray Barrett, Jacqueline Pearce Dir: John Gilling C-90 mins, TV-PG [Email Remind Me]

    1:15am [Horror/Science-Fiction] Gorgon, The (1964)
    A mythical monster turns men to stone in a remote European village.
    Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley Dir: Terence Fisher C-83 mins, TV-PG
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    The Gorgon with Lee and Cushing, beginning right now. Looks like a print in really excellent condition.
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    TCM is pretty reliable in that respect.
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    The Gorgon was actually pretty good. Of course, different times, different pacing, but it's easy to see why Hammer films, and Lee and Cushing, in their Hammer film roles, were most definitely iconic.
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  19. MandalorianDuchess Jedi Master

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    It was pretty cool to see Leonard Maltin introducing a couple of movies when the "Critic's Choice" thing started. He's like everyone's favorite eccentric uncle - but a very knowledgeable one when it comes to classic movies.

    If/when Osborne retires, it might be kind of cool if they offered him the job of main host, I'm sure he'd do a great job.
  20. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    If/when Osborne retires, it might be kind of cool if they offered him the job of main host, I'm sure he'd do a great job.


    I admit Maltin would be a great choice, though he lacks that "avuncular uncle presence" that Osborne has. He's the perfect host for that channel, sort of the Walter Cronkite of TCM.

    Still, they could do a lot worse than Osborne.
  21. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Tonight's critic is David Edelstein, and his choices are "The General" (starring Buster Keaton) and "Smiles of a Summer Night" (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
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    Murder, He Says

    This is on tonight. Not seen it, but if this clip is any indication, worth seeing.
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    2:00am [Crime] Infernal Affairs (2002)

    An undercover cop tries to find the mole within the police department.
    Cast: Edison Chen, Leon Lai, Dion Lam, Andy Lau Dir: Alan Mak C-101 mins [Letterbox] [Email Remind Me]
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    Tonight: Some great Ealing comedies tonight!

    8:00 PM Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
    An ambitious young man sets out to kill everyone who stands between him and a fortune. Cast: Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood. Dir: Robert Hamer. BW-106 mins, TV-PG

    10:00 PM Captain's Paradise, The (1953)
    A ferryboat captain keeps different wives at each end of his line. Cast: Alec Guinness, Celia Johnson, Yvonne de Carlo. Dir: Anthony Kimmins. BW-89 mins, TV-G, CC

    11:45 PM Last Holiday (1950)
    When he learns he hasn't long to live, a salesman takes off for adventure. Cast: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh. Dir: Henry Caas. BW-89 mins,

    1:30 AM Horse's Mouth, The (1958)
    An unscrupulous artist fights to realize his vision of the perfect mural. Cast: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston. Dir: Ronald Neame. C-95 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

    3:15 AM Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951)
    An overlooked gold transporter with twenty years service plots to steal a million pounds of gold. Cast: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James. Dir: Charles Crichton. BW-81 mins, TV-G

    5:00 AM Ladykillers, The (1955)
    An eccentric bandit gang moves into a little old lady's boardinghouse to plot a major heist. Cast: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Katie Johnson. Dir: Alexander Mackendrick. BW-91 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format
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    12:45 AM Mad Love (1935)

    A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists. Cast: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive. Dir: Karl Freund. BW-68 mins, TV-PG, CC

    This is quite a famous film which I haven't seen.