Weekly TCM Suggestions: 10/22 2018 – 10/28 2018

Virginia’s Suggestions:

Son of Frankenstein (1939) Monday 10/22 9:00 PM

Son of Frankenstein

Basil Rathbone plays the son of Dr. Frankenstein in this sequel to the two James Whale Frankenstein movies. Bela Lugosi steals the film as Ygor and Lionel Atwill is also memorable as the one-armed inspector.

Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) Tuesday 10/23 12:00 PM

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Eddie Cantor does a lot of self-deprecating humor in this all-star musical extravaganza released during WWII. Highlights include Bette Davis singing “They’re Either Too Young or Too Old” and Errol Flynn’s number to “That’s What You Jolly Well Get.”

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) Wednesday 10/24 11:00 AM

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WWI aerial film stars Fredric March as a haunted flyer and Cary Grant as an isolated gunner-observer. Dramatic moments are well-done thanks to top-notch cast and moving displays of anti-war sentiments.

High Anxiety (1977) Thursday 10/25 8:00 PM

High Anxiety

Mel Brooks’ spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s filmography includes many references for fans of the director in story of Brooks trying to come to terms with his title phobia. Madeline Kahn is hilarious as the femme fatale and Brooks does a memorable song named after the title.

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) Saturday 10/27 6:00 AM

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

Fantastic make-up and special effects make this fantastical film directed by George Pal come to life as Tony Randall plays seven different roles in a traveling circus whose attractions include Apollonius and Pan. Randall is terrific.

 

Bianca’s Suggestions:

son of frankenstein

Son of Frankenstein (1939): 10/22, 9:00PM: The third installment in Universal’s Frankenstein series, Basil Rathbone plays the son of the mad doctor who falls into the same pattern of an obsession with reanimating dead bodies. For fans of: Bela Lugosi, Universal horror, and Karloff as the monster.

curse of frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957): 10/23, 12:00AM: Hammer’s first film in their Frankenstein films centers on Peter Cushing as a scientist who goes mad with power when he finds out he can bring dead bodies to life. For fans of: Christopher Lee monsters, Hammer staples of horror, and Cushing-Lee teamings.

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
Directed by Stuart Walker
Shown: Fredric March

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933): 10/24, 11:00AM: Both Fredric March and Cary Grant give stirring and realistic performances in this anti-war drama about two flyers who deal with trauma in different ways. For fans of: anti-war sentiment classic films, early Grant showcases, and air force films.

beast with five fingers

The Best with Five Fingers (1946): 10/27, 4:00AM: This Warner Bros. showcase for Peter Lorre concerns several people at a mansion who becomes suspects when a wealthy man suddenly dies, but is it murder or the supernatural? For fans of: Lorre in horror, special effects, and whodunit plotlines.

7 faces of dr. lao

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964): 10/27, 6:00AM: Tony Randall gives a tour-de-force performance as not one, but seven different characters that are part of this entertaining and amusing traveling show that stops by a small town. For fans of: glorious special effects, Randall’s charisma, and fantasy mixed with reality.

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