Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:50 PM
Bolo Boffin (23,796 posts)
TCM Schedule for Saturday, November 3 -- The Essentials: Merle Oberon
CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY (1939)
An FBI agent risks his life to infiltrate Nazi sympathizers in the U.S.
Dir: Anatole Litvak
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Francis Lederer, George Sanders.
BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC
STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (1940)
A newspaperman serves as key witness in a circumstantial murder case.
Dir: Boris Ingster
Cast: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet.
BW-64 mins, TV-14, CC
BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (1953)
Love brings together two families of rival sponge fishers.
Dir: Robert D. Webb
Cast: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland.
C-101 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format
FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS AND HOW THEY GREW (1939)
A case of measles gets a working class family mixed up with a blustering businessman's clan.
Dir: Charles Lamont
Cast: Edith Fellows, Clarence Kolb, Dorothy Peterson.
BW-58 mins, TV-G
THE SAINT IN NEW YORK (1938)
The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins.
Dir: Ben Holmes
Cast: Louis Hayward, Kay Sutton, Sig Rumann.
BW-72 mins, TV-G, CC
THE KANSAN (1943)
A newly elected Marshall clashes with the banker who runs the town.
Dir: George Archainbaud
Cast: Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker.
BW-79 mins, TV-PG
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961)
An aging American judge presides over the trial of Nazi war criminals.
Dir: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark.
BW-179 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP (1958)
Officers on a WWII submarine clash during a perilous Pacific tour.
Dir: Robert Wise
Cast: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden.
BW-93 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format
THE ESSENTIALS: MERLE OBERON
WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy.
Dir: William Wyler
Cast: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven.
BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC
A NIGHT IN PARADISE (1946)
Aesop takes a break from spinning fables to help a king and fall in love.
Dir: Arthur Lubin
Cast: Merle Oberon, Turhan Bey, Thomas Gomez.
C-84 mins, TV-G, CC
THE DIVORCE OF LADY X (1938)
In need of a hotel room, a woman poses as a scandalous divorcee.
Dir: Tim Whelan
Cast: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes.
C-91 mins, TV-G
THE COWBOY AND THE LADY (1938)
A socialite posing as her own maid falls for a rodeo rider.
Dir: H. C. Potter
Cast: Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly.
BW-92 mins, TV-G
THE DARK ANGEL (1935)
Three childhood friends are torn apart by love and World War I.
Dir: Sidney Franklin
Cast: Fredric March, Merle Oberon, Herbert Marshall.
BW-106 mins, TV-PG, CC
THE LION HAS WINGS (1939)
Britishers of every class band together to repel the German Blitz.
Dir: Michael Powell
Cast: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez.
BW-76 mins, TV-PG
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Response to CBHagman (Reply #1)
Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:35 AM
Graybeard (6,996 posts)
2. You can't go wrong with Powell-Pressburger.
Some of their films are simply masterpieces. One of the best (and my fave) is The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943).
As an anti-war film in 1943 it was daring for it's time. And as far as epic film making goes it is superb.