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Clear Your DVR for June 9

8 Jun

Sometimes a full day of TCM programming comes along and it’s too difficult even to try to narrow down which thing you’d watch.

And such a day is June 9.

buster-keaton-the-cameraman-1928Get this:

6:00 a.m. – Dames, with a mess of Busby Berkeley goodness;

8:00 a.m. – Thank Your Lucky Stars, another essentially plotless revue of terrific musical numbers;

10:15 a.m. – The Moon and Sixpence, Maugham’s Gauguin tale with George Sanders;

12:00 m. – Gaslight is on…or is it?;

2:00 p.m. – The Talk of the Town is the movie I set on to write about with this post because while it’s considered a classic, it’s still (despite the title) not high on the list of heavily discussed films – which is unfortunate, I think. It has a sensibility all its own considering it was made in the early 40s;

4:15 p.m. – The Seven Year Itch, one of my least favorite Billy Wilders, is still undeniably fun. And yes, the whole iconic Marilyn thing;

6:15 p.m. – Viva Las Vegas, which I’m not going to defend my love for beyond the glorious weirdo train wreck that is Ann-Margret. Its plausibility makes  Dames look like vérité;

8:00 p.m. – The Lavender Hill Mob, a long-time favorite comedy of mine starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway;

9:30 p.m. – A Slight Case of Murder, an Edward G. Robinson crime comedy I don’t think I’ve seen yet. We’ll find out;

11:00 p.m. – A Slight Case of Larceny which  haven’t seen either, still looks like light and cheesy fun;

12:30 a.m. –  And we wind it up with It, the silent classic starring icon Clara Bow as a killer clown who terrorizes small-town Maine, if I’m reading this right.

Seriously. I’m not off that day, but I hope you are.