Weekly TCM Suggestions: 11/19 2018 – 11/25 2018

Virginia’s Suggestions:

Havana Widows (1933) Monday 11/19 8:00 PM

Havana Widows

Snappy Warner Bros. programmer is easy-to-forget and fun to watch as duo Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell go to Cuba to try and find rich beaus. Top-notch supporting cast includes Guy Kibbee, Lyle Talbott, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh, and Ruth Donnelly.

We’re in the Money (1935) Tuesday 11/20 1:15 AM

We're in the Money

Another movie starring Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell as gold-diggers has them out to get rich Ross Alexander who has disguised himself as a working-class servant. Hugh Herbert is at his best in this madcap comedy programmer.

Sequoia (1934) Tuesday 11/20 7:15 AM

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Jean Parker raises a baby deer and a baby mountain lion to become friends, but will their friendship remain when they are released into the wild? Animal picture has some echoes of Disney films with some good footage of animal life.

The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) Friday 11/23 6:00 AM

Man in the Iron Mask

James Whale puts together one of the best films of the noted Dumas story in which twin brothers are raised separately (one is an evil prince while the other is a swordsman). Louis Hayward is a whole lot of fun to watch in the dual role of the opposite brothers.

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) Sunday 11/25 2:30 AM

Manhattan Murder Mystery

Funny, enjoyable Woody Allen comedy has him and Diane Keaton as a married couple who happen across what appears to be a murder involving their neighbor. This movie calls back old Hollywood escapism as well as film noir.

 

Bianca’s Suggestions:

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The Keyhole (1933): 11/19, 4:15PM: Kay Francis and George Brent make an appealing couple in this saucy pre-code where he’s a private detective investigating married Francis, only to fall for her himself. For fans of: Glenda Farrell, Warner Bros. pre-code, and Michael Curtiz direction.

we're in the money

We’re in the Money (1935): 11/20, 1:15AM: Joan Blondell and Glenda Farrell are together again in this funny tale where they hand out subpoenas and Glenda also schemes to land a rich man for Blondell. For fans of: comedy teams, slapstick routines, and Warner Bros. gold diggers.

sequoia

Sequoia (1934): 11/20, 7:15AM: Beautiful nature film with Jean Parker raising a puma and a deer together and hoping that they’ll remain friends even when out in the wild after they grow up. For fans of: films about animals, bonding films, and film adaptations of books.

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Fast and Loose (1939): 11/25, 4:30AM: Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell give it a go as Joel and Garda Sloane, classic book dealers who are also amateur sleuths when called upon. This time it concerns a book collector. For fans of: MGM programmers, Montgomery-Russell teamings, and playful film married couples.

prizefighter and the lady

The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933): 11/25, 6:00AM: This MGM pre-code stars famous boxer Max Baer as he plays a prizefighter who makes his way up the boxing ladder and becomes a celebrity and romances Myrna Loy. For fans of: alluring Loy, legendary boxers, and films about boxing.

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