Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know

Get down and Bogie

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TCM’s Star of the Month tribute to Humphrey Bogart (on the occasion of his 110th birthday, which will be celebrated this Friday) soldiers on with these movies on tap for today (as always, films missing from the dusty TDOY archives are highlighted in green):

06:00 AM Bogart: The Untold Story (1996)
07:00 AM Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
09:15 AM Sahara (1943)
11:00 AM Passage to Marseille (1944)
01:00 PM Conflict (1945)
02:30 PM Dead Reckoning (1947)
04:15 PM The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)
06:00 PM Knock on Any Door (1949)
08:00 PM To Have and Have Not (1944)
10:00 PM The Big Sleep (1946)
12:00 AM Dark Passage (1947)
02:00 AM Key Largo (1948)
04:00 AM Bacall on Bogart (1988)

bogart4Philip Schweier and I have mentioned this on the blog a time or two in the past, but there’s a scene in Dead Reckoning (1947) where Bogie peruses a phone book looking for a number…pay close attention to some of the streets listed, like “Oglethorpe” and “Abercorn,” which are some of the major thoroughfares in Savannah, GA.

I’m way behind on my Bogart film watching and I have no one to blame but myself—I had planned to spend yesterday with a few films but instead settled for my yearly viewing of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) and It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). My friend Faustina told me that she got the opportunity once to see IAWL on the big screen at Savannah’s Lucas Theatre and while I would love to have attended I think it was probably best that I didn’t. (I tend to start bawling by the end of that movie, which sort of conflicts with my “macho,” tough-guy image.)

Update: Shazbot! TCM pulled a last-minute switch on me and ran Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) in place of Action in the North Atlantic (1943). This wouldn’t have been so terrible except that Lucky Stars was supposed to run last week…and if I had known they switched it I could have recorded it this morning. (Shaking fist) Okay, Osborne…you win this round. But let me remind you: revenge is a dish best eaten cold

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