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CBHagman (14,336 posts)
Tuesday, November 20: Star of the Month: Constance Bennett
The daytime roster of literary adaptations keeps us leaping between eras and cultures, but in the evening we're definitely back in the '30s with Star of the Month Constance Bennett.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939)
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Dir: William Dieterle Cast: Charles Laughton , Sir Cedric Hardwicke , Thomas Mitchell .
BW-117 mins, TV-PG, CC,
Madame Bovary (1949)
A romantic country girl sacrifices her marriage when she thinks she's found true love.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Jennifer Jones , Van Heflin , Louis Jourdan .
BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC,
A Parisian girl is raised to be a kept woman but dreams of love and marriage.
Dir: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Leslie Caron , Maurice Chevalier , Louis Jourdan .
C-115 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format
Phantom of the Opera, The (1925)
In this silent film, a hideously deformed man haunts the sewers beneath the Paris Opera.
Dir: Rupert Julian Cast: Lon Chaney , Mary Philbin , Norman Kerry .
BW-90 mins, TV-G,
Three Musketeers, The (1935)
Alexandre Dumas's classic swashbuckler about a young guardsman fighting for the queen's honor.
Dir: Rowland V. Lee Cast: Walter Abel , Paul Lukas , Margot Grahame .
BW-96 mins, TV-G, CC,
Brothers Karamazov, The (1958)
In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father.
Dir: Richard Brooks Cast: Yul Brynner , Maria Schell , Claire Bloom .
C-146 mins, TV-PG, CC,
Taras Bulba (1962)
A Cossack leader clashes with his rebellious son.
Dir: J. Lee Thompson Cast: Tony Curtis , Yul Brynner , Christine Kaufmann .
C-124 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format
Bonjour Tristesse (1957)
A jealous teenage girl plots to end her father's engagement.
Dir: Otto Preminger Cast: Deborah Kerr , David Niven , Jean Seberg .
C-94 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format
Jules And Jim (1962)
A tempestuous beauty comes between college friends.
Dir: Francois Truffaut Cast: Jeanne Moreau , Oskar Werner , Henri Serre .
BW-106 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: STAR OF THE MONTH: CONSTANCE BENNETT
After Office Hours (1935)
A society newspaperwoman tries to prove to her editor that she can crack a murder case.
Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Constance Bennett , Clark Gable , Stuart Erwin .
BW-72 mins, TV-G, CC,
Merrily We Live (1938)
A society matron's habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants leads to romance for her daughter.
Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast: Constance Bennett , Brian Aherne , Alan Mowbray .
BW-95 mins, TV-G, CC,
A fun-loving couple returns from the dead to help a henpecked husband.
Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast: Constance Bennett , Cary Grant , Roland Young .
BW-98 mins, TV-G, CC,
Topper Takes a Trip (1939)
A glamorous ghost helps a henpecked husband save his wife from gold-digging friends.
Dir: Norman Z. McLeod Cast: Constance Bennett , Roland Young , Billie Burke .
BW-80 mins, TV-G, CC,
Bed of Roses (1933)
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is torn between true love and a life of sin .
Dir: Gregory LaCava Cast: Constance Bennett , Joel McCrea , John Halliday .
BW-67 mins, TV-G,
Fifty Million Frenchmen (1931)
A playboy in Paris tries to prove he doesn't need money to land a girl.
Dir: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Olsen and Johnson , William Gaxton , Helen Broderick .
C-70 mins, TV-G,
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