Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 2012 Star of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck

Walter Pidgeon and Barbara Stanwyck in Executive Suite (December 6, 3:15 PM)

Now that we're in a new month, we have a new Star of the Month on TCM, that being the always-enjoyable Barbara Stanwyck. Her films are going to appear every Wednesday night in prime time, but Stanwyck made so many movies that TCM is able to continue the marathons of Stanwyck movies well into every Thursday. Executive Suite, from which the photo at the top of the post is taken, won't be airing until 3:15 PM tomorrow, for example. I've recommended quite a few of Stanwyck's movies before, including the relatively rarely-seen This Is My Affair at 9:45 PM, which I'm mentioning again largely because it's not on DVD and, being a Fox film, doesn't show up on TV very much. I was also surprised to see that Stella Dallas (overnight at 3:00 AM) isn't available to purchase on DVD from the TCM shop. (It has gotten a DVD release according to Amazon, but it's presumably out of print considering the prices for the DVD.)

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