>> Friday, December 25, 2009
New Year's Eve is the most booze-centric of all holidays, and this year Turner Classic Movies is marking the occasion by airing a marathon of all six films from the greatest soused cinema series of all time--The Thin Man. I can think of no better excuse to drink at home this year. If you'd like to join Nick and Nora Charles as they solve murders and put away copious quantities of cocktails, the schedule is listed below.
12/31/09 (All Times Eastern)
8:00 PM Thin Man, The (1934)
9:45 PM After The Thin Man (1936)
11:45 PM Another Thin Man (1939)
1:45 AM Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941)
3:30 AM Thin Man Goes Home, The (1945)
5:15 AM Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Turner Classic Movies will also turn the spotlight on the patron saint of soused cinema on 1/3/09 with a rare prime time airing of a trio of films from the Great Man, W.C. Fields. The first two films in the mini-marathon are must-see comedy classics. The last one, not so much.
1/3/10 (All Times Eastern)
8:00 PM It's A Gift (1934)
9:15 PM Never Give A Sucker An Even Break (1941)
10:30 PM If I Had A Million (1932)
One final note--If you happen to see this post before December 29th, tune into TCM on 12/29 at 12 PM EST to see the funniest film ever made, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944). There's very little imbibing in the movie, but it's my favorite film of all time, so I'm going to promote it just the same. It's a wonderfully subversive comedy that managed to bend the censorship rules of the day, touching on everything from unexpected pregnancy to a veiled parody of the nativity story. Check it out if you get the chance. You won't be disappointed.
garv (the boy who put the "X" in Christmas)