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Miriam Hopkins on TCM

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Sep 11th, 2014
2014
Sep 11

MIRIAM HOPKINS

Miriam Hopkins on Turner Classics Movies tomorrow evening

 

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Every Friday evening in September, TCM is showing classic pre-code films. Tomorrow evening, in addition to Jean Harlow, Kay Francis and Myrna Loy, four films of Miriam Hopkins are playing in a row including Design for Living, Trouble in Paradise, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Story of Temple Drake.

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NOTE: All times are Eastern:

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Peter O’Toole at Grauman’s Chinese

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on May 5th, 2011
2011
May 5

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

 Peter O’Toole leaves handprints at Grauman’s Chinese

 

 

(starpulse.com)

 

 

Peter O’Toole was joined by family and friends as he placed his hands and feet in cement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Introduced as ‘Peter the great’ by Robert Osbourne on behalf of the TCM Classic Film Festival, O’Toole was flanked by his son and daughter as he quipped “it’s been many years since I had an intimate relationship with cement…and that relationship turned out to be not a happy one.” He was joined by a host of stars including Anjelica Huston and Rose McGowan.

 

The 78 year-old actor is best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Becket, and more recently for his part in the TV show The Tudors. He’s been nominated for eight Academy Awards, but has never won an Oscar, making his the record holder for the most nods without a win. He was however bestowed with an honorary Academy Award in 2003, celebrating his body of work.

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Miriam Hopkins on TCM

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 19th, 2009
2009
Aug 19

FILM SERIES

Miriam Hopkins on Turner Classic Movies

 

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“Summer Under the Stars” on TCM

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Miriam Hopkins

 

NOTE: Times in BLUE are Eastern and Times in RED are Pacific

 

6 a.m. The Chase (1966) 3 a.m.
8:15 a.m. The Richest Girl in the World (1934) 5:15 a.m.
9:45 a.m. Wise Girl (1937) 6:45 a.m.
11 a.m. Woman Chases Man (1937) 8 a.m.
12:15 p.m. The Old Maid (1939) 9:15 a.m.
2 p.m. Old Acquaintance (1943) 11 a.m.
4 p.m. Virginia City (1940) 1 p.m.
6 p.m. The Heiress (1949) 3 p.m.
8 p.m. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) 5 p.m.
9:45 p.m. Trouble in Paradise (1932) 6:45 p.m.
11:15 p.m. Design for Living (1933) 8:15 p.m.
1 a.m. Barbary Coast (1935) 10 p.m.
2:45 a.m. These Three (1936) 11:45 p.m.
4:30 a.m. Lady with Red Hair (1940) 1:30 a.m.

 

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 Click here to check out entertainment writer, Andre Soares’ narrative of Miriam Hopkins and the films being shown on TCM at the Alternative Film Guide

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TCM on Hollywood History series…

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Mar 17th, 2009
2009
Mar 17

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY

TCM to explore Hollywood history in 10-part series

 

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Mon Mar 16, 2009
Reuters
By Nellie Andreeva

 

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – “Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood,” a 10-part documentary series about the American film industry, is in the works from Turner Classic Movies.

 

Set to premiere in 2010, “Moguls and Movie Stars” will consist of 10 one-hour documentaries, each focusing on a different era of movie history, from the invention of the first photographs that moved to the computer-driven imagery of the present. Each installment will feature rarely seen photographs and film footage, clips from memorable American movies and interviews with distinguished historians and major Hollywood figures.

 

The cable network’s announcement that it has commissioned the series arrived, coincidentally, on the same day that HBO said it’s teaming with “Sopranos” creator David Chase for a dramatic miniseries chronicling the evolution of the Hollywood movie industry.

 

“Our story will span more than 100 years of inventiveness and entertainment,” said Jon Wilkman, who will write and produce the TCM series. “From Thomas Edison to Steven Spielberg, from Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford to Sean Penn and Kate Winslet, we’ll tell the stories of moguls and movie stars, the lives they’ve lived, the movies they’ve made and the impact they’ve had on lives around the world.”

 

Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions and TCM are producing the project.

 

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

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“The Runaway” on TCM…

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 7th, 2008
2008
Oct 7

Turner Classic Movies’ Ongoing Lost & Found Series Presents World Television Premiere of “The Runaway”

 


Long-Unreleased Family Adventure, Starring Cesar Romero, Anita Page and Roger Mobley, To Premiere Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. (ET)

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October 7, 2008
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Film Begins Double-Feature Tribute to Cinematographer Haskell Wexler.

 

In the latest installment of its ongoing film series Lost & Found, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present the world television premiere of The Runaway (1962), a family adventure starring Cesar Romero, Anita Page and Roger Mobley. The film never received theatrical release because of difficulties producer Arthur Rupe had in obtaining distribution.

 

The Runaway will air Sunday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. (ET) as the first part of a double-bill celebrating the work of legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). It will be followed at 9:30 p.m. by a telecast of Bound for Glory (1976), the Woody Guthrie biopic that earned Wexler the second of his two Oscars.

 

The Runaway is an unfortunate victim of distribution problems that have kept it from the public eye for decades,” said Charles Tabesh, senior vice president of programming for TCM. “This is a charming family adventure, beautifully filmed by Haskell Wexler and featuring enjoyable performances by a good cast. TCM is the only network that can bring this kind of Lost and Found classic to movie lovers.”

 

The story of The Runaway opens with a delinquent youngster named Felipe (Mobley), who lives by his wits in a small Mexican border town while scheming to cross into California to search for his long lost father. The opportunity arrives when the boy and a greyhound he has stolen sneak aboard a truck driven by Father Dugan (Romero). Once they manage to cross the border, however, the dog falls out of the truck and is severely hurt.

 

Two orthopedic surgeons take on the task of repairing the dog’s injured leg using a silver staff from a statue of St. Michael. Felipe and Father Dugan decide to train the greyhound, now named St. Mike, to be a championship racer. But when St. Mike wins an important race, it catches the attention of the man from whom Felipe had stolen the dog, setting the stage for a heart-tugging finale in which Felipe must decide whether to run away again or admit to his crime and give St. Mike back to his rightful owner.

 

The Runaway originally began shooting under the title St. Mike. Once shooting was finished, producer Rupe took the film around to several studios to obtain distribution, but the amount of upfront money the studios were willing to put up didn’t meet with Rupe’s expectations. They were also not willing to give him full control of the negative. He eventually decided to distribute the film himself, even creating a full comic book version of the story as a promotional item. But that effort proved fruitless, as well, and the film has been languishing in storage ever since.

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Bette Davis on TCM

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Apr 5th, 2008
2008
Apr 5

Bette Davis Birthday Schedule on

Turner Classic Movies

  
Today, in celebration of Bette Davis’ 100th Birthday, TCM is showing the following schedule of her films.
Enjoy!  

 

(all times are Pacific)
3:00 AM Cabin In The Cotton, The (1932)
  A sharecropper fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss’s seductive daughter. Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-78 mins, TV-G, CC
4:30 AM Petrified Forest, The (1936)
  An escaped convict holds the customers at a remote desert cantina hostage. Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Archie Mayo. BW-82 mins, TV-G, CC
6:00 AM Corn Is Green, The (1945)
  A dedicated teacher sacrifices everything to send a young miner to Oxford. Cast: Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall. Dir: Irving Rapper. BW-114 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS
8:00 AM Bride Came C.O.D., The (1941)
  A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together. Cast: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Harry Davenport. Dir: William Keighley. BW-92 mins, TV-G, CC
9:45 AM Letter, The (1940)
  A woman claims to have killed in self-defense, until a blackmailer turns up with incriminating evidence. Cast: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson. Dir: William Wyler. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC
11:30 AM Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939)
  Elizabeth I’s love for the Earl of Essex threatens to destroy her kingdom. Cast: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-106 mins, TV-G, CC
1:30 PM Now, Voyager (1942)
  A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man. Cast: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. Dir: Irving Rapper. BW-118 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS
3:30 PM Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2005)
  TCM original documentary that explores the life and career of legendary actress Bette Davis. BW-88 mins, TV-14, CC
5:00 PM All About Eve (1950)
  An ambitious young actress tries to take over a star’s career and love life. Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. BW-138 mins, TV-PG, CC
7:30 PM Jezebel (1938)
  A tempestuous Southern belle’s willfulness threatens to destroy all who care for her. Cast: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Fay Bainter. Dir: William Wyler. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS
9:30 PM Dark Victory (1939)
  A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor. Cast: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-104 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS
11:30 PM Dangerous (1935)
  A young fan tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic actress he’s fallen in love with. Cast: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Alfred E. Green. BW-79 mins, TV-G
1:00 AM Pocketful Of Miracles (1961)
  A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter. Cast: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange. Dir: Frank Capra. C-137 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format

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