Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tyrone Power night on TCM

I've mentioned a couple of times how it seems as though TCM is having more luck at getting Fox to let more of its films out of its vault for TCM to show. In that regard, TCM has a night of Tyrone Power films tonight, with five of Power's roles. Four of the films are from Fox, and three of those I've already blogged about:

The night kicks off with what I think is the TCM premiere of Rawhide, at 8:00 PM. This one has Power as the son of a stagecoach line owner getting caught out by a gang of escaped convicts at one of the stateions.
That's followed at 9:45 PM by Nightmare Alley, in which Power plays a carnival performer who makes it to high society for a time;
At 11:45 PM you can see Power swashbuckle with Sherlock Holmes (er, Basil Rathbone) in The Mark of Zorro.
Power is near his swashbuckling best, this time against George Sanders, in The Black Swan at 1:30 AM.
Finally is MGM's Marie Antoinette at 3:00 AM, in which Norma Shearer plays the doomed wife of French king Louis XVI. I don't know how historically accurate this is, but being an MGM film from the late 1930s, it's got great production values.

All five of tonight's movies are available on DVD.

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