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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!

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Nothing beats a Todd(y)

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)

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Magic moments

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

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I couldn’t possibly cut this announcement any closer, but a casual glance at the TCM schedule reveals that the Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ (ka-ching!) will show the 1933 Thelma Todd-ZaSu Pitts two-reeler Beauty and the Bus (1933) at 9:39pm EDT this evening, following the Essentials, Jr. feature Beauty and the Beast (1946). As I have preached from my blogosphere… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!

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I apologize for the very short notice on these two shorts—I saw them on the Turner Classic Movies schedule last night but by the time I noticed them I was too pooped to write anything up. TCM’s got a pair of two-reelers from the Hal Roach Studios scheduled in-between their “Bride” features today—the first being… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!

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A place for my stuff

This morning, as I was putting the finishing touches on my Hoosiers post, I thought briefly about mentioning how disappernted I was not to see the late Dennis Hopper feted with a major tribute (more than just the one film, I mean) courtesy of The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™. (Incidentally, if you’re wondering why you hear… Continue reading A place for my stuff

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I haven’t done one of these in quite some time (I believe the last one was back in January)…but then again, the number of times Turner Classic Movies has rolled out one- and two-reeler shorts that aren’t Pete Smith Specialties or Passing Parades has been very few. But this weekend, TCM is going to showcase some novelties that might be… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!