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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 10:30 PM
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TCM Schedule for Wednesday, April 21st: TCM Prime Time Feature: Fun with Split Screen

Okay, Matilda, I need to know: Have you seen The Chocolate Soldier? I think I heard the recording once when I was in high school or middle school, but I don't recall ever seeing the movie.

In other news, one of my recently discovered favorites, Westward the Women, is airing today. From what I recall, TCM didn't air it until it had a special guest programmer, selected from among TCM viewers, choose it as part of his film line-up. I've been hooked on it ever since.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

1:00 AM Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
Queen Guinevere is torn between love for her husband and Sir Lancelot. Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer. Dir: Richard Thorpe. C-116 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format, DVS

3:00 AM All The Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
Brothers on a whaling schooner become romantic rivals. Cast: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth. Dir: Richard Thorpe. C-95 mins, TV-PG, CC

4:45 AM Quentin Durward (1955)
A gallant Scots knight falls in love with his uncle's future wife. Cast: Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley. Dir: Richard Thorpe. C-101 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

6:30 AM Valley Of The Kings (1954)
Archaeologists clash with graverobbers during the search for a priceless Egyptian treasure. Cast: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Kurt Kasznar. Dir: Robert Pirosh. C-86 mins, TV-PG, CC

8:00 AM Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
Ranchers in New Mexico have to face Indians and bandits. Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel. Dir: John Farrow. C-90 mins, TV-PG, CC

9:45 AM Above And Beyond (1952)
The pilot who helped drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima struggles with the demands of the dangerous mission. Cast: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore. Dir: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama. BW-122 mins, TV-PG, CC

11:49 AM Short Film: Challenge Of The Wilderness (1951)
BW-11 mins,

12:00 PM Westward The Women (1951)
A frontiersman leads a wagon train full of mail-order brides. Cast: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, John McIntire. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-117 mins, TV-PG

2:00 PM Broadway Melody Of 1936 (1935)
A Broadway columnist tries to use an innocent dancer to frame a producer. Cast: Jack Benny, Robert Taylor, Eleanor Powell. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. BW-101 mins, TV-G, CC

4:00 PM Chocolate Soldier, The (1941)
A jealous husband tests his opera-singer wife's fidelity by pretending to be another man. Cast: Nelson Eddy, Rise Stevens, Nigel Bruce. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. BW-102 mins, TV-G, CC

5:45 PM Broadway Rhythm (1944)
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son. Cast: George Murphy, Ginny Simms, Charles Winninger. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. C-115 mins, TV-G

7:41 PM Short Film: Rhumba Rhythm (1939)
Two small town girls sneak into a Hollywood club hoping for some star sightings but they get much more when they enter a conga line contest. Cast: Mary Treen, Sally Payne Dir: Sammy Lee BW-10 mins,


8:00 PM Thomas Crown Affair, The (1968)
A bored tycoon turns to bank robbery and courts the insurance investigator assigned to bring him in. Cast: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke. Dir: Norman Jewison. C-102 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

10:00 PM Grand Prix (1966)
Auto racers find danger and romance at the legendary European road race. Cast: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand. Dir: John Frankenheimer. C-176 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

1:00 AM Wicked, Wicked (1973)
A detective hunts down a psycho killer drawn to women with long blonde hair. Cast: David Bailey, Tiffany Bolling, Randolph Roberts. Dir: Richard L. Bare. C-95 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

2:41 AM Short Film: Lion Roars Again, The (1975)
An MGM promotional featurette advertising its resurgence into the movie industry in the mid-1970s. Showcased movies include "Logan's Run" (1976), "The Sunshine Boys" (1975), and "The Wind and the Lion" (1975). C-17 mins,

3:00 AM Junior Bonner (1972)
An aging rodeo rider tries to deal with his dysfunctional family. Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino. Dir: Sam Peckinpah. C-100 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

4:50 AM Short Film: Vienna: The Years Remembered (1968)
This promotional, short documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Mayerling" (1968), as well as the actual history that inspired the film. C-9 mins,

5:00 AM Sette donne per i MacGregor (1967)
Seven brothers team up to rescue their gold and their women from a ruthless bandit. Cast: David Bailey, Agata Flori, Leon Anchoriz. Dir: Franco Giraldi. C-94 mins, TV-PG
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Staph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 11:09 PM
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1. I remember watching Westward The Women
with my dad (the serious Western fan) when I was a kid. I was so impressed at the hard work (and "man's" work) that these women had to do to make it to the west, to those unknown husbands. It was a very different view of women's history than what was taught in public junior high and high school in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 04:31 AM
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2. Indeed I have seen The Chocolate Soldier, and have it on VHS.
Edited on Tue Apr-20-10 04:46 AM by Matilda
It's very well worth a look; more for the quality of the singing than
the actual story, which is really silly (a wife wouldn't recognise her
husband because he puts on a beard for disguise - I ask you!).

But Nelson sings some wonderful songs, including The Song of the Flea
in a bass-baritone, and the wonderful "O Star of Eve" from Tannhauser.
And I do think that his voice blends beautifully with that of Rise
Stevens (although she's not as pretty as Jeanette MacDonald). But the
baritone and the mezzo - a good match.

Can't resist adding a link to a musical medley from the film:
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