Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chita Rivera, looking fine at 78

Tonight brings TCM's Guest Programmer for April, stage actress Chita Rivera, who is 78 years old and looking very elegant. Her four movies include one I've already recommended, followed by three adaptations of classic literary works:

The Uninvited, which I recommended back in February 2010, kicks off the night at 8:00 PM. It's followed by
the 1931 (ie. Boris Karloff) version of Frankenstein at 10:00 PM;
the 1942 live action version of The Jungle Book at 11:30 PM; and
the Laurence Olivier (1939) version of Wuthering Heights at 1:30 AM.

Note that there have been a number of movies over time (especially in recent years) that have gotten the title The Uninvited. The more recent films with the same title have gotten DVD releases, but they're also different stories. The 1944 Ray Milland classic (which will be coming up in a few weeks as part of Milland's turn as TCM's Star of the Month) still hasn't gotten a DVD release here in the US, which is unfortunate.

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