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Staph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:24 PM
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TCM Schedule for Friday, October 28 -- What's On Tonight: Evil Twins
Happy birthday to Edith Head, born Edith Claire Posener, on October 28, 1897 in San Bernardino, California, the most honored costume designer in Hollywood, with 35 nominations and 8 wins. Her trademark "sunglasses" were not "sunglasses" but rather blue lensed glasses. Looking through a blue glass was a common trick of costumers in the days of Black and White film to get a sense of how a color would photograph. Edith had a pair of glasses made out of the proper shade of blue glass to save herself from looking through a single lens. Her friends commonly would see her in regular "clear" glasses. All of the daytime feature films were costumed, at least in part, by Edith Head.

And just in time for Halloween, in primetime, TCM is chilling with evil twins. Enjoy!

6:15 AM -- A Hole in the Head (1959)
A single father's bohemian lifestyle could cost him custody of his son.
Dir: Frank Capra
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker.
C-120 min, TV-PG, CC

Won an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song -- Jimmy Van Heusen (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics) for the song "High Hopes"

The original Broadway production of "A Hole in the Head" by Arnold Schulman opened at the Plymouth Theater on February 28, 1957, ran for 156 performances and closed July 13, 1957. The cast included Paul Douglas, David Burns, Lee Grant, Kay Medford and Joyce Van Patten.

8:30 AM -- The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)
A classic car changes the lives of three sets of owners.
Dir: Anthony Asquith
Cast: Rex Harrison, Jeanne Moreau, Edmund Purdom.
C-123 min, TV-PG, CC

The Rolls-Royce used in the film was a pale blue 1930 Phantom II Sedanca de Ville, which M-G-M technicians covered with 20 coats of yellow paint; a few coats of black were added to the top of the hood, the roof, and the wings.

10:34 AM -- One Reel Wonder: The Car That Became A Star (1964)
This short documentary follows the story of the antique Rolls that appeared in the title role of MGM's "The Yellow Rolls Royce" (1964).
Cast: Rex Harrison, Jeanne Moreau, Shirley MacLaine
10 min,

Filmed in Austria, Florence and Pisa, Italy, London, and New York City.

10:45 AM -- Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
A girl on the road to stardom fights the dehumanizing effects of Hollywood life.
Dir: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford.
C-129 min, TV-PG, CC

Nominated for Oscars for Best Actress in a Supporting Role -- Ruth Gordon, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color -- Robert Clatworthy and George James Hopkins, and Best Costume Design, Color -- Edith Head and Bill Thomas

This is an interesting movie for film buffs since many scenes feature shots in various areas and departments of Warner Bros. Studios, in Burbank, California. The actual studio appeared as the mythical "Swann Studios" in the film.

1:00 PM -- 36 Hours (1965)
Nazis kidnap a key American intelligence officer and try to convince him that World War II is over.
Dir: George Seaton
Cast: James Garner, Rod Taylor, Eva Marie Saint.
115 min, TV-PG, CC

Based on the story Beware Of The Dog, by Roald Dahl. Your mileage may vary, but I find this story and film fascinating!

3:00 PM -- Assault on a Queen (1966)
Mercenaries salvage a sunken submarine to rob the Queen Mary at sea.
Dir: Jack Donohue
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Tony Franciosa.
C-106 min, TV-PG

The Coast Guard cutter featured in the film displays the prototype of the modern racing stripe now used on all cutters. It was designed by Raymond Loewy/William Snaith and the final version was adopted service-wide 6 April 1967.

5:00 PM -- Hotel (1967)
A New Orleans hotel owner fights off a corporate raider while his guests struggle through a variety of personal problems.
Dir: Richard Quine
Cast: Rod Taylor, Catherine Spaak, Karl Malden.
C-125 min, TV-PG, CC

In an odd twist of fate that could not be appreciated for at a decade, Karl Malden plays a hotel thief who breaks into guest rooms and steals wallets; following one lowly heist that nets him him only a few dollars in actual cash, he bemoans that his livelihood is being snuffed out by rampant popularity of credit cards - which ironically later became his real-life late-career claim to fame as spokesman for American Express credit cards: "Don't leave home without it!"

7:15 PM -- Now Playing November (2011)
Features highlights of the month's programming on TCM, including festivals and stars.
C-20 min, TV-PG, CC

7:36 PM -- One Reel Wonder: Murder In The Pullman (1932)
A gold-digging wife is murdered on a train on her honeymoon.
Dir: Joseph Henabery
Cast: Donald Meek, John Hamilton, Leo Donnelly
22 min,

One of a series of eight murder mysteries, featuring Donald Meek as Dr. Crabtree - Criminologist, and John Hamilton as
Inspector Carr.


8:00 PM -- Dead Ringer (1964)
A woman murders her rich twin and tries to take her place.
Dir: Paul Henreid
Cast: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford.
116 min, TV-14

The original script was written in 1944 and sat on the shelf at Warner Brothers until 1963 when at long last it was finally in production.

10:00 PM -- The Black Room (1935)
An evil twin brother disposes of his enemies in a secret death chamber on his estate.
Dir: R. William Neill
Cast: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen.
68 min, TV-G, CC

Present extant version, as presented on Turner Classic Movies, bears title and end credits redesigned for the 1955 wide screen re-release.

11:15 PM -- The Other (1972)
A boy's evil twin leads him on the path to murder.
Dir: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Chris Udvarnoky.
C-100 min, TV-14, CC

At the early stages of production, author-producer Tom Tryon wanted Ingrid Bergman for the role of Ada (the Grandmother), and Mark Lester for the dual roles of Niles and Holland. When Bergman passed, on account of a previous stage commitment, Uta Hagen was hired and brought aboard twins Chris Udvarnoky and Martin Udvarnoky.

1:00 AM -- Dead Men Walk (1943)
A small-town doctor's twin returns from the grave seeking vengeance.
Dir: Sam Newfield
Cast: George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young.
63 min, TV-PG

Final film of Mary Carlisle. Of the 15 WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932, Mary Carlisle is the only surviving member. Those that have died are Gloria Stuart at age 100 years, Dorothy Layton 96, Ruth Hall 92, Eleanor Holm 90, Dorothy Wilson 88, Ginger Rogers 83, Toshia Mori 83, Lilian Bond 83, June Clyde 77, Lona Andre 77, Evalyn Knapp 73, Marion Shockley 70, Patricia Ellis 53 and Boots Mallory 45.

2:15 AM -- Motel Hell (1980)
A brother and sister use their remote motel to turn tourists into sausage.
Dir: Kevin Connor
Cast: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons.
C-101 min, TV-MA

Actor Paul Linke lost 25 pounds to play the lead. He was carrying the extra weight to play Grossman on CHiPs.

4:00 AM -- 10 Rillington Place (1971)
A serial killer frames a mentally challenged man.
Dir: Richard Fleischer
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt.
C-111 min, TV-14, CC

According to the commentary by John Hurt on the DVD, real-life retired executioner Albert Pierrepoint was a technical advisor for the execution scene. This scene was the first British people had seen in a cinema of a British hanging, and as it was still covered under the government's Official Secrets Act, no details regarding the scene were available. This is where Albert Pierrepoint came in, under an assumed name, and was able to re-create the harrowing scene to maximize the true terror of what it must have been like.

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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:05 PM
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1. Evil twins?
Oh, my!

Happy Halloween, Class Films Group people.

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