Tuesday, September 9, 2014

UPDATED: TCM Pre-Code Fridays: DVR Alerts for Sept. 12

Still working on my piece about Night Nurse (which I hope to have up tomorrow), but I wanted to get the DVR alerts in so people have time to plan and/or program:

Friday, September 12

Definite YESes (seen and recommended)
The Age of Consent (3:00 p.m. ET -- watch it and then read my essay about it here!)
Red-Headed Woman (6:30 p.m. ET)
Design For Living (9:30 p.m. ET)
Trouble In Paradise (11:15 p.m. ET)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (12:45 a.m. ET)
Freaks (3:45 a.m. ET)

Good Bets (that I haven't seen, but plan to)
Ten Cents  A Dance (7:00 a.m. ET)
ADDED: Double Harness (10:00 a.m. ET) -- recommended by NotMax
Mary Stevens, M.D. (1:45 p.m. ET)
Bombshell (4:45 p.m. ET)
Red Dust (8:00 p.m. ET)
The Story of Temple Drake (2:30 a.m. ET)
Jewel Robbery (5:00 a.m. ET)

If you can only see one movie this week, make it Trouble In Paradise -- you will never be sorry, though your friends will get tired of you repeating lines from it. If you can only see two, the second one should be Design For Living. As far as essays go, I'm planning to aim for Trouble In Paradise ("Constantinople!") and The Story of Temple Drake, which was suppressed for many decades because it was so incredibly scandalous.

Stars of the day: Jean Harlow (Red-Headed Woman, Bombshell, Red Dust), Miriam Hopkins (Design for Living, Trouble In Paradise, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Story of Temple Drake) and Kay Francis (Trouble In Paradise, Mary Stevens M.D., Jewel Robbery)

Also note that I added Double Harness to the Good Bets list at the recommendation of NotMax.

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