Jewel thief Pépé Le Moko (Tony Martin) is wanted by the French police...for obvious reasons. Pépé is the mastermind of a gang of no-accounts that operates out of The Casbah in Algiers (Casbah translates as "fortress" or "citadel"), an area where he can apparently move freely without being molested by the gendarmes. Algiers' police commissioner… Continue reading Grey Market Cinema: Casbah (1948)
Sister Kat and Nephew Davis have come and gone, and their visit was both a tonic for Mom and a big surprise for Dad (Mom and I decided not to tell him of their pending arrival, and he was positively floored as a result). I’m glad they could spend some time with us, but their… Continue reading We’ve lost our lease!
One of the winners in TDOY’s Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Confidential contest, David O., sent me an e-mail this morning to give me a heads-up that the once-proud American Movie Classics has for some odd reason scheduled a slate of reruns from the classic TV oater The Rifleman tomorrow (April 23) and next Saturday (April 30) beginning at 6am EDT. April… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!
Back in January when I was thumbing through the tentative April 2010 TCM schedule I noticed an entry for 8pm this evening entitled “Fragments”…and since I didn’t have a good deal of information on what that was all about, I sort of left it alone. But I’m glad that my Facebook chum and blogging compadre VP19… Continue reading I’m in pieces—bits and pieces…
Encore Westerns has a pair of reruns coming up in their Classic TV Westerns rotation tomorrow that might be of interest to fans of both the Lawman and Gunsmoke series because they introduce new regulars to the shows—one of which stayed for the rest of the show’s run and the other who wasn’t quite as fortunate. First up, B-movie… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!
Sunday evening, some technically proficient miscreant who apparently doesn’t have enough extracurricular activities to occupy his/her free time hacked into my Gmail account and sent everyone on my contact list a generous offer to purchase what I believe to be (I didn’t click on the link, obviously—my blogging compadre at Allure gave me the heads up) Canadian… Continue reading “…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”
Encore Westerns has got a classic episode of The Virginian up in the rotation for tomorrow afternoon at 4:30pm EST…”The Accomplice” (12/19/62), in which Shiloh Ranch hand Trampas (Doug McClure) is accused of being a bank robber by a spinsterish bank teller named Delia Miller—who has an ulterior motive in fingering him because she’s trying to extort… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!
Once again, TDOY turns your attention to the Encore Westerns channel (if you subscribe…if not, scroll down to the last paragraph) for a classic episode from the dean of TV westerns, Gunsmoke. EW has “Us Haggens” scheduled at 7:00am tomorrow and features a historic first meeting between two of the show’s main characters—or as we like to refer… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!
In about a half-hour, the portion of today’s TCM Summer Under the Stars tribute to the late, great actress-comedienne Thelma Todd that I’ve looking forward to since May will get underway—the channel kicks off with approximately three hours of classic Charley Chase two-reel comedies that feature “Hot Toddy” as his leading lady. The actual ToddFest… Continue reading Nothing beats a Todd(y)
Turner Classic Movies has announced a memorial tribute to the late Patricia Neal that’s slated for Monday, September 13 beginning at 8:00pm. The lineup will include: 08:00pm Private Screenings: Patricia Neal 09:00pm The Fountainhead (1949) 11:00pm The Subject Was Roses (1968) 01:00am A Face in the Crowd (1957) 03:15am In Harm’s Way (1965) Ben Walsh of the Independent tallies thirty “movie moments that tell the whole… Continue reading Magic moments