Booze News: TV Schedule August 2008

>> Thursday, July 31, 2008


Turner Classic Movies is dedicating full-day movie marathons to selected stars in August, so there will be some great soused cinema from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, and Marie Dressler on TV this month. Below is a schedule of firewater-fueled films scheduled on TCM, AMC, and Fox Movie Channel in August. If you know of any other Booze Movies airing in August, please post a comment.

By the way, I'm back from vacation, so the film reviews will resume shortly.

Cheers,
garv


All Times Eastern

1 Friday

8:30 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

Patrick Swayze does some barroom bouncin' at the Double Duce. Cast: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott. Dir: Rowdy Herrington. C-114 mins

2 Saturday

6:15 AM Destry Rides Again (1939) AMC

See what the boys in the backroom will have. Cast: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich. Dir: George Marshall. BW-94 mins

6:30 AM Rounders, The (1914) TCM

Charlie and Fatty ditch their wives to go on a bender. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Minta Durfee. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-11 mins

8:15 AM Destry (1954) AMC

Remake of Destry Rides Again. Cast: Audie Murphy, Thomas Mitchell. Dir: George Marshall. C-95 mins

10:15 AM Idle Class, The (1921) TCM

Charlie plays dual roles--the Little Tramp and a rich drunk.. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Mack Swain. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-31 mins

10:30 AM My Darling Clementine (1946) AMC

Victor Mature tries his hand at the oft-portrayed alky cynic, Doc Holiday. Cast: Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell. Dir: John Ford. BW-97 mins

4:15 PM City Lights (1931) TCM

The Little Tramp helps a blind flower seller and befriends a millionaire boozehound. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-83 mins

3 Sunday

2:00 AM Limelight (1952) TCM

Chaplin plays a washed-up clown who thinks he must drink to be funny in this talkie melodrama. Cast: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Buster Keaton. Dir: Charles Chaplin. BW-132 mins

4 Monday

4:00 AM I Walk the Line (1970) TCM

A Southern sheriff risks his life when he falls for a moonshiner's daughter. Cast: Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld, Estelle Parsons. Dir: John Frankenheimer. C-97 mins

5:15 PM Politics (1931) TCM

Dressler wants to close the speakeasies. Horrors! Cast: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates. Dir: Charles F. Reisner. BW-73 mins

8:00 PM Dinner At Eight (1933) TCM

Barrymore plays a washed-up alcoholic, a role he was slipping into in real life. Cast: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Jean Harlow. Dir: George Cukor. BW-111 mins

10:00 PM Min And Bill (1930) TCM

A crusty waterfront dame and a drunken fisherman protect their adopted daughter. Cast: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Dorothy Jordan. Dir: George Hill. BW-66 mins

5 Tuesday

12:30 AM Anna Christie (1930) TCM

"Give me a whiskey with ginger ale on the side, and don't be stingy, baby." Cast: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler. Dir: Clarence Brown. BW-90 mins

2:15 AM Tugboat Annie (1933) TCM

Dressler and Beery waterfront drunks once again. Cast: Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, Robert Young. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. BW-86 mins

7:00 AM El Dorado (1967) AMC

Semi-remake of Rio Bravo, with Mitchum as a drunken sheriff. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan. Dir: Howard Hawks. C-126 mins

5:00 PM Rio Bravo (1959) AMC

Dino tries to give up whiskey by drinking beer. Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. Dir: Howard Hawks. C-141 mins

7 Thursday

6:00 AM Nightmare Alley (1947) FMC

Drunken carnival geeks and noir. Cast: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-110 mins.

8 Friday

6:15 PM Hour Of The Gun (1967) TCM

Jason Robards tries his hand at the oft-portrayed alky cynic, Doc Holiday. Cast: James Garner, Jason Robards, Jr., Robert Ryan. Dir: John Sturges. C-101 mins

9 Saturday

1:15 AM Marlowe (1969) TCM

Neo-noir take of Raymond Chandler’s drunky detective. Cast: James Garner, Carroll O'Connor, Rita Moreno. Dir: Paul Bogart. C-97 mins

3:30 PM Callaway Went Thataway (1951) TCM

A famous movie cowboy turns out to be a boozing womanizer. Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Fred MacMurray, Howard Keel. Dir: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama. BW-82 mins

12 Tuesday

8:30 AM Jeanne Eagels (1957) TCM

The famed actress fights addiction to drugs and booze to build a career and find love. Cast: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: George Sidney. BW-109 mins

12:00 PM Kiss Me, Stupid (1965) TCM

Dean Martin plays a popular singer named “Dino.” Not exactly a stretch. Cast: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-124 mins

5:00 PM Rio Bravo (1959) AMC

(Repeat. See 8/5)

7:00 PM Thunder and Lightning (1977) FMC

A Florida moonshiner challenges the father of his girlfriend to a frantic racing contest. Cast: David Carradine, Roger C. Carmel, Kate Jackson. Dir: Corey Allen. C-95 mins

13 Wednesday

12:00 PM Arsenic And Old Lace (1944) TCM

Don’t drink the wine. Trust me.. Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre. Dir: Frank Capra. BW-118 mins

8:00 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

(Repeat. See 8/1)

16 Saturday

3:30 AM The Rose (1979) FMC

Bette Midler takes the sex, drugs (and booze), and rock n’ roll route. Cast: Bette Midler, Alan Bates. Dir: Mark Rydell. C-125 mins

21 Thursday

1:30 AM The Rose (1979) FMC

(Repeat. See 8/16)

9:00 AM Nightmare Alley (1947) FMC

(Repeat. See 8/7)

10:00 PM On the Beach (1959) TCM

After a nuclear war, survivors drink while waiting for the end of civilization. Cast: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire. Dir: Stanley Kramer. BW-134 mins

22 Friday

12:30 AM Night Of The Iguana, The (1964) TCM

A defrocked alky priest surrenders to the sins of the flesh in a Mexican hotel. Cast: Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, Ava Gardner. Dir: John Huston. BW-118 mins

8:00 AM Tales of Manhattan (1942) FMC

An all-star cast appears in a series of vignettes woven together to tell the story of a formal tailcoat that is passed to a collection of owners. Includes excised W.C. Fields segment. Dir: Julien Duvivier. BW-127 mins

2:15 PM Father Goose (1964) TCM

A Scotch-loving drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their teacher during WWII. Cast: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard. Dir: Ralph Nelson. C-116 mins

23 Saturday

6:25 AM Short Film: Blotto (1930) TCM

Stan steals his wife's secret bottle of liquor so he can have a wild night out at the Rainbow club with Ollie. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy BW-26 mins

12:45 PM El Dorado (1967) AMC

(Repeat. See 8/5)

1:50 PM Them Thar Hills (1934) TCM

When the boys go to the mountains for a rest to cure Ollie's gout, they accidentally get high on moonshine dumped into a well. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch. Dir: Charles Rogers.

BW-20 mins

2:40 PM Short Film: Live Ghost, The (1934) TCM

A drunken sailor falls into a tub of whitewash and gives Stan and Ollie a hard time. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Arthur Housman. Dir: Charles Rogers BW-20 mins

3:05 PM Devil's Brother, The (1933) TCM

"Stanlio, you're drunk !" Cast: Laurel & Hardy, Dennis King, Thelma Todd. Dir: Hal Roach. BW-90 mins

6:45 PM Short Film: Scram! (1932) TCM

Two vagrants ordered out of town take up with a drunken tycoon. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Arthur Housman. Dir: Ray McCarey. BW-20 mins

25 Monday

6:15 PM Casablanca (1942) TCM

“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.” Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins

8:00 PM Notorious (1946) TCM

Bergman hits the bottle and does some spying. Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-101 mins

26 Tuesday

8:00 PM Touch Of Evil (1958) TCM

Welles is an overweight, crooked cop with a drinking problem and Heston is a Mexican.

Cast: Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh. Dir: Orson Welles. BW-111 mins

27 Wednesday

8:30 AM M*A*S*H (1970) AMC

Hawkeye and Trapper John drink and joke to deal with the horror of war. Cast: Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt. Dir: Robert Altman. C-116 mins

8:00 PM Some Like It Hot (1959) TCM

Marilyn wonders, “Where’s that bourbon?!” Cast: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-121 mins

4:00 AM Paris When It Sizzles (1964) TCM

A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on

track. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Noel Coward. Dir: Richard Quine. C-110 mins

29 Friday

2:30 PM Guys And Dolls (1955) TCM

A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl (with the help of Bicardi). Cast: Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. C-149 mins

30 Saturday

4:15 PM Philadelphia Story, The (1940) TCM

Jimmy Stewart gets drunk. So does Kate. Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor. BW-112 mins

10:00 PM African Queen, The (1951) TCM

A gin-swillin’ skipper and a spirited missionary take on the Germans in Africa during World War I. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn. Dir: John Huston. C-105 mins

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Booze News: Garv's on Vacation

>> Sunday, July 27, 2008

More alky-related film reviews and features are on their way. However, in the meantime, I'm a little busy...

Cheers,
garv

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Review: Beer (1985)

>> Tuesday, July 22, 2008

USA/C-82m./Dir: Patrick Kelly/Wr: Allan Weisbecker/Cast: Loretta Swit (B.D. Tucker), Rip Torn (Buzz Beckerman), Kenneth Mars (A.J. Norbecker), David Alan Grier (Elliott Morrison), William Russ (Merle Draggett), Saul Stein (Frankie Falcone)

During the years of “Tastes Great, Less Filling,” “This Bud’s For You,” and “You Can Call Me Ray…,” beer commercials provided fertile ground for satire. There probably could have been a first-rate comedy produced about Madison Avenue’s attempts to get Joe Sixpack to swill more suds. Unfortunately, Hollywood gave us Beer instead.

This watered-down brew stars Loretta Swit as B.D. Tucker, an “adman” desperate to come up with a great marketing campaign, when her biggest client, Norbecker Beer, threatens to take its business to another firm. After witnessing a failed bar hold-up, B.D. hires three average Joes (Grier, Russ, and Stein), who inadvertently apprehended the crook, to star in a series of commercials based on their sudden "hero" status. The spots are an overnight sensation, but in order to keep Norbecker Beer on top, B.D. has to produce increasingly offensive and sexist ads.

There’s nothing worse than dumb satire, and Beer is about as moronic as it gets. The writing never reaches the level of sub-par sitcoms; and while much of the material is outrageous, it is almost entirely unfunny. Somehow the producers were able to rope several first-rate character actors into appearing in the film, including Rip Torn, Kenneth Mars, David Allan Grier, and the late, great Dick Shawn; but despite their best efforts, they are largely unable to wring laughs from the anemic script. The commercial parodies garner a few mild chuckles--the advertising slogan “Whip Out Your Norbecker” being the most memorable joke. Otherwise, the film is about as flat as a day-old Blatz.

Drinks Consumed--Beer, whiskey, wine, and gin (martini)

Intoxicating Effects--Slurred speech, staggering, belching, brawling, destruction of property, soused sex, passing out, and bar tossed.

Potent Quotables--A.J. NORBECKER: The secret of a successful beer is advertising! You see, all beer is essentially the same. It is all fermented, piss-colored water.

Video Availability--The film was released on VHS by HBO Home Video, but the company has had the good taste not to release it on DVD. If you insist on watching Beer (and obviously, I'd advise against it), the entire film can be streamed on Fancast.

Similarly Sauced Cinema--If you're in the mood for a suds-soaked comedy, rent Strange Brew (1983) instead.

Beer [VHS]

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Review: Casablanca (1942)

>> Tuesday, July 15, 2008

USA/B&W-102m./Dir: Michael Curtiz/Wr: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch/Cast: Humphrey Bogart (Rick Blaine), Ingrid Bergman (Ilsa Lund), Paul Henreid (Victor Laszlo), Claude Rains (Captain Renault), Dooley Wilson (Sam), Conrad Veidt (Major Strasser)

Everybody comes to Rick’s, and eventually everyone watches Casablanca. It is the finest example of glossy studio moviemaking from the classic period of Hollywood; and with eighty percent of the action taking place within Rick's Café Américain, it is also unequivocally a “booze movie.”

Casablanca, we are told, is an important stop that World War II refugees must make on their route to America, and Rick's Café Américain is the most popular stop in Casablanca. The bar is owned and managed by Rick Blaine (Bogart), an American expatriate who cynically observes the dealings of the petty thieves, refugees, corrupt police, and Nazis that gather at his watering hole. He doesn’t drink with the customers, and he doesn’t stick his neck out for nobody. But all of that changes when a resistance leader (Paul Henreid) walks into the bar with a woman from Rick’s past (Ingrid Bergman). For the first time in years, Rick takes action--both in terms of his love life and by ingesting large quantities of bourbon.

Over the years, Casablanca has come to be regarded as a cinematic classic (ranking #2 on the AFI’s 2007 list of the 100 greatest American films), but no one, with the possible exception of producer Hal Wallis, expected much of the film back in 1942. It was just one of many flicks that Warner Brothers cranked out that year, and it was a bit of a gamble in that it starred Bogart, an actor mainly associated with gangster pictures, and Bergman, a Swedish actress with only a few moderately successful American films under her belt. Of course, Bogie triumphed in the part, proving once and for all that a short, ugly man with a toupee and a speech impediment could pull off a romantic lead. The camera also fell in love with Ingrid Bergman, even though she was forced to perform much of the film in a slouch, because she was actually a few inches taller than Bogart. The rest of the ensemble, including many of Warner’s finest character actors, all provide fine work; but the real unsung star of the film is Claude Rains as the corrupt, skirt-chasing Captain Renault. He plays the part with a glass in hand and a twinkle in his eye; and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Part romance, part war film, part musical, Casablanca is a complex cocktail that holds together wonderfully well, despite the diverse ingredients. It is a true classic that deserves its classic status.

Drinks Consumed--Champagne, whiskey, brandy, cognac, wine, and unnamed cocktails

Intoxicating Effects--Slurred speech, soused sentiment, harmonizing, and bar tossed

Potent Quotables--MAJOR STRASSER: What is your nationality?
RICK: I’m a drunkard.
RENAULT: And that makes Rick a citizen of the world.

Video Availability-- Warner Brothers has recently released the Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition) DVD and the Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray].

Similarly Sauced Cinema--Bogie juggles booze and romance once again in The African Queen (1951).



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Booze News: Deadwood R.I.P.

>> Friday, July 11, 2008

JOANIE (pouring drink): What's your preference?
JANE: That it ain't been previously swallowed.

Although not officially a "booze movie," HBO's Deadwood featured stronger writing, acting, and direction than 99% of the films that hit the multiplex since the show premiered in March of 2004. Deadwood was also no slouch in the booze department. With the majority of the action centered within three saloons--"The Gem," "The Bella Union," and "The No. 10"--Deadwood was wetter than The Wet Parade.

When HBO unceremoniously canceled the show after 36 episodes, it was with the promise that Deadwood would return for two made-for-television movies, which would send the series out in style. Now, 26 months later, comes official word that those films just ain't gonna happen. As Al Swearengen once said, "Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh."

Drink a toast to Deadwood this evening, and be grateful that we enjoyed three seasons of television that was better than any of us deserved. That said, HBO sucks cocks by choice.


Deadwood: The Complete Series (DVD)
Deadwood: Stories of the Black Hills (Hardcover)

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Booze News: TV Schedule July 2008

>> Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This month I'm bringin' in the Booze Movies TV Schedule just under the wire. If you know of any other flicks airing in July that are sure to appeal to soused cinema enthusiasts, please post a comment.

Also, don't forget that Season 2 of AMC's cocktail-soaked series Mad Men premieres on July 27th at 10PM Eastern!

Cheers,
garv



All Times Eastern
1 Tuesday

6:00 AM Roaring Twenties, The (1939) TCM

Cagney makes his fortune through bootlegging after returning from WWI. Cast: James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart. Dir: Raoul Walsh. BW-107 mins

2 Wednesday

5:30 AM Reckless (1935) TCM

A theatrical star gets in over her head when she marries a drunken millionaire. Cast: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone. Dir: Victor Fleming. BW-97 mins

10:45 AM Guilt of Janet Ames, The (1947) TCM

A hard-drinking reporter (Is there any other kind?) tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war. Cast: Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Sid Caesar. Dir: Henry Levin. BW-83 mins

8:00 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

Patrick Swayze does some barroom bouncin' at the Double Duce. Cast: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott. Dir: Rowdy Herrington. C-114 mins

3 Thursday

5:30 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC
(Repeat. See 7/2)

8:00 PM National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) AMC

Toga! Toga! Toga! Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon. Dir: John Landis. C-109 mins

10:00 PM Tom Jones (1963) TCM

It wouldn’t be a ribald classic without booze. Cast: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith. Dir: Tony Richardson. C-122 mins

4 Friday

7:30 AM Notorious (1946) TCM

Bergman hits the bottle and does some spying. Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. BW-101 mins

5 Saturday

4:15 PM Thunder Road (1958) TCM

A fast-driving moonshiner locks horns with a Chicago gangster. My money’s on the moonshiner. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Keely Smith. Dir: Arthur Ripley. BW-93 mins

6 Sunday

6:00 AM Small Town Girl (1936) TCM

After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober. Cast: Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, James Stewart. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-106 mins

12:00 PM Casablanca (1942) TCM

Everyone comes to Rick’s. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-103 mins

10 Thursday

1:00 AM Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

A Hollywood producer hires a beautiful secretary to keep his drunken screenwriter on track. Yeah, that’s gonna work. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Noel Coward. Dir: Richard Quine. C-110 mins

4:00 PM Thunder and Lightning (1977) FMC

A Florida moonshiner challenges the father of his girlfriend to a frantic racing contest. Cast: David Carradine, Roger C. Carmel, Kate Jackson. Dir: Corey Allen. C-95 mins

11 Friday

2:15 AM Miracle of Morgan's Creek, The (1944) TCM

There’s little booze in this comedy classic, but I have to promote my favorite film whenever it airs. Cast: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William Demarest. Dir: Preston Sturges. BW-98 mins

6:00 PM Father Goose (1964) TCM

A Scotch-loving drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their teacher during WWII. Cast: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard. Dir: Ralph Nelson. C-116 mins
12 Saturday

10:30 PM Rio Bravo (1959) AMC

Dino tries to give up whiskey by drinking beer. Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. Dir: Howard Hawks. C-141 mins

13 Sunday

4:00 PM Some Like It Hot (1959) TCM

Marilyn likes bourbon. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-121 mins

14 Monday

11:00 PM North By Northwest (1959) TCM

Spies try to kill Cary Grant with booze. Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. C-136 mins
15 Tuesday

4:30 PM Pal Joey (1957) TCM

The quintessential Sinatra flick. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak. Dir: George Sidney. C-111 mins

17 Thursday

6:00 AM Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1961) TCM

A factory worker drinks on the weekends. Cast: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts. Dir: Karel Reisz. BW-89 mins

19 Saturday

2:00 AM Kids Are Alright, The (1979) TCM

The Who drink their medicine. Cast: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon. Dir: Jeff Stein. BW-109 mins

21 Monday

11:00 PM Kiss Me, Stupid (1965)

Dean Martin plays a popular singer named “Dino.” Not exactly a stretch. Cast: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston. Dir: Billy Wilder. BW-124 mins
22 Tuesday

7:30 AM Tales of Manhattan (1942) FMC

An all-star cast appears in a series of vignettes woven together to tell the story of a formal tailcoat that is passed to a collection of owners. Includes excised W.C. Fields segment. Dir: Julien Duvivier. BW-127 mins

8:00 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

(Repeat. See 7/2)

26 Saturday


5:30 PM Roadhouse (1989) AMC

(Repeat. See 7/2)

8:00 PM Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952) TCM

Lana Turner has problems with the bottle in this entertaining 50’s soaper. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Dick Powell. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. BW-118 mins

28 Monday

12:00 PM Some Like It Hot (1959) TCM

Marilyn still likes bourbon. (Repeat. See 7/13.)

29 Tuesday

2:15 PM Thin Man, The (1934) TCM

Nick and Nora play detective between drinks. Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II. BW-91 mins

8:00 PM Auntie Mame (1958) TCM

Life is a banquet, and Mame Dennis is going to need a few cocktails to wash it down. Cast: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne. Dir: Morton Da Costa. C-144 mins

30 Wednesday

10:45 AM Old Dark House, The (1932) TCM

A storm strands travelers in a house full of dangerous gin-loving eccentrics. Cast: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton. Dir: James Whale. BW-72 mins

4:00 PM Thunder and Lightning (1977) FMC

(Repeat. See 7/10)

6:15 PM Stagecoach (1939) TCM

An outlaw, a drunken doctor, and barroom floozy, and others travel through Indian country in this Western classic. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft. Dir: John Ford. BW-96 mins

31 Thursday

3:30 AM High Society (1956) TCM

Musical version of The Philadelphia Story. Whatta swell party this is. Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra. Dir: Charles Walters. C-107 mins

10:30 PM National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) AMC

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