Sunday, May 4, 2014

Two excellent repeats for May 4

By now, you've probably heard of the death of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., who died on Friday at the age of 95. Zimbalist will probably be best remembered for the two hit TV shows of which he was the star, 77 Sunset Strip in the early 1960s, and The FBI in the late 1960s. However, Zimbalist also made several movies, and one of the best of those movies, Wait Until Dark, just happens to be on the TCM schedule this evening at 6:00 PM.

This week's Silent Sunday Nights selection, coming up at midnight, is Sparrows, a movie I recommended over six years ago. 34-year-old Mary plays 18 one last time, this time being the eldest of a bunch of kids trapped on a "baby farm" with a tyrannical owner (Gustav von Seyffertitz); Mary eventually leads the other kids through an alligator-infested swamp to safety in a thrilling climax.

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