Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:54 PM
CBHagman (15,153 posts)
TCM Schedule for Tuesday, September 18: Gregory La Cava
During the day TCM features a birthday tribute to Greta Garbo, and in the evening turns the spotlight on a director who has perhaps been overshadowed by his contemporaries.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Northern Pursuit (1943)
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.
Dir: Raoul Walsh Cast: Errol Flynn , Julie Bishop , Helmut Dantine .
BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC,
Window, The (1949)
A boy who always lies witnesses a murder but can't get anyone but the killer to believe him.
Dir: Ted Tetzlaff Cast: Barbara Hale , Arthur Kennedy , Paul Stewart .
BW-74 mins, TV-G, CC,
If You Knew Susie (1948)
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
Dir: Gordon M. Douglas Cast: Eddie Cantor , Joan Davis , Allyn Joslyn .
BW-90 mins, TV-PG, CC,
So Goes My Love (1946)
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
Dir: Frank Ryan Cast: Myrna Loy , Don Ameche , Rhys Williams .
BW-88 mins, TV-G,
Divine Greta Garbo, The (1990)
Glenn Close hosts this documentary featuring film clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage that reveal how Greta Garbo's film career reflected her life.
Dir: Susan F. Walker Cast: Glenn Close ,
C-46 mins, TV-G, CC,
Flesh And The Devil (1926)
In this silent film, a femme fatale comes between childhood friends.
Dir: Clarence Brown Cast: John Gilbert , Greta Garbo , Lars Hanson .
BW-113 mins, TV-PG,
In this updated, silent adaptation of Anna Karenina, a married woman sacrifices everything for the love of a military officer.
Dir: Edmund Goulding Cast: Greta Garbo , John Gilbert , George Fawcett .
BW-83 mins, TV-G,
Woman of Affairs, A (1928)
Prejudice keeps a free spirit from the man she loves, triggering a series of tragedies.
Dir: Clarence Brown Cast: Greta Garbo , John Gilbert , Lewis Stone .
BW-91 mins, TV-PG,
Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise (1931)
A farm girl runs from her abusive father to a series of affairs in the big city.
Dir: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Greta Garbo , Clark Gable , Jean Hersholt .
BW-77 mins, TV-PG,
Queen Christina (1933)
Romantic tale of the 17th-century Swedish queen and her romance with a Spanish diplomat.
Dir: Rouben Mamoulian Cast: Greta Garbo , John Gilbert , Ian Keith .
BW-99 mins, TV-G, CC,
Two-Faced Woman (1941)
A woman pretends to be her own twin sister to win back her straying husband.
Dir: George Cukor Cast: Greta Garbo , Melvyn Douglas , Constance Bennett .
BW-90 mins, TV-G, CC,
Documentary that explores the life and career of screen legend Greta Garbo.
Dir: Christopher Bird
C-86 mins, TV-PG, CC,
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: GREGORY LA CAVA
Gabriel Over The White House (1933)
A crooked president reforms mysteriously.
Dir: Gregory LaCava Cast: Walter Huston , Karen Morley , Franchot Tone .
BW-86 mins, TV-G, CC,
Smart Woman (1931)
A woman plots to make her cheating husband jealous.
Dir: Gregory La Cava Cast: Mary Astor , Robert Ames , John Halliday .
BW-68 mins, TV-G, CC,
Half Naked Truth, The (1933)
A carnival pitch man turns a sideshow dancer into an overnight sensation.
Dir: Gregory La Cava Cast: Lupe Velez , Lee Tracy , Eugene Pallette .
BW-77 mins, TV-G,
Age of Consent, The (1932)
College co-ed learns to handle the responsibilities of romance.
Dir: Gregory La Cava Cast: Dorothy Wilson , Arline Judge , Richard Cromwell .
BW-63 mins, TV-PG, 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,
What Every Woman Knows (1934)
An ambitious wife backs her husband's political career.
Dir: Gregory La Cava Cast: Helen Hayes , Brian Aherne , Madge Evans .
BW-90 mins, TV-G,
Laugh and Get Rich (1931)
A man drives his family wild with get-rich-quick schemes.
Dir: Gregory La Cava Cast: Edna May Oliver , Hugh Herbert , Dorothy Lee .
BW-72 mins, TV-G,
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Response to CBHagman (Original post)
Sat Sep 22, 2012, 05:59 AM
longship (32,500 posts)
1. What!? No "My Man Godfrey"?
Another La Cava gem. A flawless cast: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Palette, Mischa Auer.
All are terrific, as is the script.
Released in the midst of the depression in 1936, it is an iconic loony comedy. Nominated for all four acting Oscars. Won none of them. Regardless, a great flick.
See you in church.
Response to longship (Reply #1)
Sat Sep 22, 2012, 07:45 AM
CBHagman (15,153 posts)
2. Variety, variety, variety.
My Man Godfrey is a mainstay of classic movie schedules, including at TCM, but other movies can have their turn, as they do here.
Frankly I didn't even recognize the director's name, after all these years of watching vintage movies.