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TCM Schedule for Friday, September 30 -- What's On Tonight -- Angie Dickinson
Happy birthday to Angie Dickinson, born Angeline Brown on September 30, 1931, in Kulm, North Dakota, and to Deborah Kerr, born Deborah Jane Kerr-Timmer on September 30, 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland. We get Deborah in the daylight and Angie after dark. Enjoy!

6:00 AM -- Count Your Blessings (1959)
After a wartime separation, an Englishwoman discovers her French husband is a womanizer.
Dir: Jean Negulesco
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Rossano Brazzi, Maurice Chevalier.
C-102 min, TV-PG, CC

Filmed in both London and Paris.

7:51 AM -- One Reel Wonder: Canadian Carnival (1955)
This Sportscope entry shows how the city of Quebec celebrates Winter Carnival during Mardi Gras.
Dir: Douglas Sinclair
Narrator: Peter Roberts
8 min

Filmed, of course, in Qubec City, Qubec, Canada.

8:00 AM -- If Winter Comes (1947)
Scandal results when a well-meaning man takes in a pregnant girl.
Dir: Victor Saville
Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury.
97 min, TV-G, CC

Angela Lansbury then twenty-two wanted the sympathetic role of the waif-like village girl Effie but was forced to play Mabel the thirty-five year old shrewish wife of fifty year old Walter Pidgeon. This brought home to Lansbury that she would never be a star player at MGM. The role of Effie went to Janet Leigh who would be Lansbury's co-star in The Manchurian Candidate where Lansbury would again play an older unsympathetic woman although this role - Mrs. Iselin - would be cited by Lansbury as her favorite film role.

9:50 AM -- One Reel Wonder: India On Parade (1937)
In this "Traveltalk," we learn about the landmarks, people and customs of India.
Narrator: James A. FitzPatrick
C-9 min

Filmed in Baroda and Agra.

10:00 AM -- Black Narcissus (1947)
Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty.
Dir: Michael Powell
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar.
C-101 min, TV-14, CC

Won Oscars for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color -- Alfred Junge, and Best Cinematography, Color -- Jack Cardiff

The backdrops were blown-up black and white photographs. The art department then gave them their breathtaking colors by using pastel chalks on top of them.

11:45 AM -- The End of the Affair (1955)
A married woman cheats on her husband in World War II London.
Dir: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills.
106 min, TV-G, CC

Gregory Peck was offered the male lead.

1:45 PM -- The Innocents (1961)
A governess convinces herself the children in her charge are haunted.
Dir: Jack Clayton Cast: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins.
99 min, TV-PG , CC

At one point when Deborah Kerr's character wanders around the house at night with only a candelabra for illumination, you might think you see something in the corner of your eye. You do. It's the clapperboard which had briefly wandered into shot. Jack Clayton decided to keep it in because he liked the idea of something almost subliminal being present to add to the air of unease.

3:30 PM -- The Journey (1959)
A Communist officer falls hard for a married woman trying to escape from Hungary.
Dir: Anatole Litvak Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards Jr..
C-126 min, TV-PG , CC

During filming, Yul Brynner's hand was cut by a former crazed lover who traveled across Europe to find him. There are scenes where Brynner's bandaged hand is not shown on screen and there scenes where he is holding a prop to camouflage the hand.

5:45 PM -- The Sundowners (1960)
An Australian sheepherder and his wife clash over their nomadic existence and their son's future.
Dir: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov.
C-133 min, TV-PG, CC

Nominated for Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role -- Deborah Kerr, Best Actress in a Supporting Role -- Glynis Johns, Best Director -- Fred Zinnemann, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium -- Isobel Lennart, and Best Picture

The man who offers to buy the horse at the end of the film is played by Jon Cleary, the author of the book.


8:00 PM -- Point Blank (1967)
A gangster plots an elaborate revenge on the wife and partner who did him dirty.
Dir: John Boorman
Cast: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn.
C-92 min, TV-14, CC

Lee Marvin faked the recoil from the .44 Magnum when he shoots in Lynne's bed. These were in fact blanks, but afterward when shooting in Alcatraz they tried with real bullets and there was no recoil at all. Marvin said to director John Boorman, "Fiction overtakes reality".

9:35 PM -- One Reel Wonder: The Rock (1967)
A promotional short for the MGM feature Point Blank (1967).
C-9 min

Filmed, of course, on Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay.

9:49 PM -- One Reel Wonder: The Man On The Rock (1938)
This film explores the possibility that the man who died on St. Helena was a Napoleon look-alike.
Dir: Edward L. Cahn
Narrator: Carey Wilson
11 min

A part of the MGM Historical Mystery Series.

10:00 PM -- Tension At Table Rock (1956)
When the owner of a stagecoach station is killed, a gunman takes his place.
Dir: Charles Marquis Warren
Cast: Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone, Cameron Mitchell.
C-93 min, TV-PG, CC

Watch for DeForest Kelley in a small role in his pre-Star Trek days.

11:45 PM -- The Sins of Rachel Cade (1960)
A female doctor in the Congo is torn between two loves.
Dir: Gordon Douglas
Cast: Angie Dickinson, Peter Finch, Roger Moore.
C-123 min, TV-14, CC

Based on the novel Rachel Cade by Charles Mercer.

2:00 AM -- Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)
After finally finding love, a switchboard operator betrays it.
Dir: Dusan Makavejev
Cast: Eva Ras, Slobodan Aligrudic, Ruzica Sokic.
68 min, TV-MA

The film was initially refused a UK certificate by the BBFC owing to shots of pubic hair, though the distributor himself partly ruined its chances by ignoring the film's creative aspects and instead telling censor John Trevelyan "I am sending you a film with a few tits in it. I don't think much of it but I can sell it to the sex theaters". It was eventually passed with minor cuts in 1969 and released fully uncut on video in 1996.

3:15 AM -- A Man Is Not A Bird (1972)
An older man shocks his family by falling for a young hairdresser.
Dir: Dusan Makavejev
Cast: Milena Dravic, Janez Urhovec, Eva Ras.
79 min, TV-14

Originally titled Covek nije tica, in Yugoslavia.

4:45 A -- Perversion For Profit (1965)
This anti-porn documentary shows a floodtide of filth engulfing the country in the form of newsstand obscenity
C-31 min, TV-MA

Anti-porn? A few choice quotes from George Putnam, "outstanding news reporter":

"Hello there. I'm George Putnam. I'd like to begin with a fact, a simple yet shocking fact. It is this - a floodtide of filth is engulfing our country in the form of newsstand obscenity and is threatening to pervert an entire generation of our American children."

"Through this material, today's youth can be stimulated to sexual activity to which he has no legitimate outlet. He is even enticed to enter the world of homosexuals, lesbians, sadists, masochists and other sex deviants."

"This moral decay weakens our resistance to the onslaught of the Communist masters of deceit."

5:30 AM -- Narcotics (1951)
A round-up of drug addicts reveals the perils of experimenting with marijuana.
Dir: Denis Sanders
C-21 min, TV-14

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