Friday, September 5, 2014

Briefs for September 5, 2014

Today is apparently the birth anniversary of Jesse James, who was born on this day in 1847. There have been a bunch of movies made about the life and death of Jesse James, some of which I've blogged about. He's been a popular subject for movies, going back to the silent era. (Do any of those silent films survive?) Which Jesse James film is your favorite?

I was wondering why I hadn/t seen any promos for this month/'s Friday Night Spotlight, which is a festival of pre-Code movies and is, in fact all day and night on Fridays, with 60-something movies showing overall. It turns out that it's being presented by Robert Osborne and Alec Baldwin, although it doesn't say whether they're presenting the movies together, or who's presenting what movies. On the bright side, since it's all pre-Codes, we won't be getting the Marlon Brando version of Mutiny on the Bounty.

We've got a new series of movies in the 10:30 AM Saturday slot, the Dr. Kildare movies. I haven't checked all the way through to the November schedule to see if all nine movies are running, or whether the Dr. Gillespie movies will follow after the last of the Dr. Kildare movies.

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