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Recovering film critic. Currently researching and tweeting on the untold history of theatrical features on American TV going back to the 1930s.
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Replying to @BobbyRiversTV
That closing gag! Perfect!
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I love Lou Costello in this patriotic ghost comedy. THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1946) deserves reappreciation.
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2/19/68 at 1:15 am on WNBC's "Great Great Show.'' Tiny Thompson calls 1942 Monty Woolley vehicle an "excellent war drama of elderly Briton and his young charges'' with "a marvelous, moving twist.'' Never on video. Has Fox Movie Channel showed this, ?
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2/19/58 at 4 pm, WPIX. NY Times readers who turned in expecting the promised 1943 GHOST SHIP (a Val Lewton production withdrawn by RKO after a plagiarism suit that didn't resurface until the 1990s) most likely got this obscure 1952 British production with the same title instead.
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2/19/53 at 11 pm on WATV (NYC's Channel 13). Edward G. Robinson went to the UK to play a high-pressure American salesman in this amusing comedy, released in the US by Columbia in 1937. Debuted 7/31/44 on NBC's NYC station, then known as WNBT. American copyright expired in 1965.
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2/19/53 from 6:15 to 7:25 on WCBS' "Early Show.'' Republic's contribution to Hollywood's "Good Neighbor Policy'' with Latin American during World War II was Tito Guizar musicals like this one from 1945. Reissued as BEYOND THE BORDER and BEYOND THE RIO GRANDE.
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8/5/43: What on earth would you double bill with MISSION TO MOSCOW when it hits neighborhood theaters? Here's the answer, at least for 17 RKO houses in Manhattan and the Bronx, including The Palace on Broadway. Plus a Vitaphone archery short shot in Key Largo.
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Equally panic-inducing is this very atomic-era logo with drums and crashing cymbals that originally preceded WB pre-'48s and turned up as late as the 1980s.
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I love studio logos -- particularly the "leaping WB'' logo of the mid-30s. But this MCA TV logo that preceded Paramount's pre-'48s, compete with blaring klaxon horns, is positively anxiety provoking.
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Replying to @alanhait @stuartenyt
Thanks, Alan. WNTA's "Film of the Week'' also got A LETTER TO THREE WIVES and TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH a year before launch of NBC's "Saturday Night at the Movie.''
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Replying to @marclamb
Do you mean GOLDDIGGERS OF BROADWAY (1929), which was a talkie, or THE GOLD DIGGERS (1923), which was a silent?
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2/18/78 at 8 pm on WNET's "Cinema 13.'' Unlike many independent films of this era, 1933 O'Neill adaptation does not appear to have been shown on early TV. This may be NY TV debut, possibly the restoration shown at 1970 NY Film Festival. Universal bought remake rights in 1955.
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2/18/83: Weekend picks by ' Howard "Tiny'' Thompson.
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2/18/88 at noon, Cinemax. 1940 programmer with Joe E. Brown as a book reviewer mistaken for a lookalike gangster. Credited as an original screenplay, but sounds like somebody at Columbia remembered Ford's THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING (1934).
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2/18/93 at 7 am on American Movie Classics. CARNIVAL BOAT (1932), from Ginger's brief RKO-Pathe period, was her second teaming with Boyd, the future Hopalong Cassidy, after SUICIDE FLEET (1931). Filmed on location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Turns up occasionally on TCM.
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2/18/98 at 6 pm on TCM. MGM's underrated prestige director Clarence Brown called in all his chits to shoot this chilling 1949 Faulkner adaptation on location in Mississippi. Across-the-board brilliant. Available .
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Edward Arnold, Melvyn Douglas and James Cagney on a “Salute to Labor” show in September 1941.
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Replying to @stuartenyt
Neither ever got a single network run, though EVE probably would have if Fox hadn't been trying to prop up NYC's failing WNTA before it became WNET.
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2/18/53 at 11:30 pm on WCBS' "The Late Show.'' Republic's 1945 women-in-prison melodrama was directed by the prolific and versatile George Archainbaud ("Thirteen Women''). Male lead "Richard Powers'' was born George Duryea, but best known as western star Tom Keene.
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Tuesday 2/18/58 at 9 pm on "After-Dinner Movie.'' 100-minute 1948 postwar drama bowed with a pair of showings on WNEW's "Warner Bros. Premiere'' two days earlier in 2-hour time slot. According to listings, it was cut to fit into a 90-minute time slot for this repeat showing.
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