Thursday, November 6, 2014

TCM Guest Programmer November 2014: Jeff Garlin

We get another in the monthly Guest Programmer series tonight: comic actor and writer Jeff Garlin, who I think would be best known from Curb Your Enthusiasm, although I don't watch much episodic TV these days. Garlin has selected four movies, and sat down with Robert Osborne to discuss them:

First, at 8:00 PM, is Meet John Dow, in which journalist Barbara Stanwyck takes hobo Gary Cooper and turns him into a media sensation.
Then, at 10:15 PM, is Bullitt, with Steve McQueen going on a car chase to find the people who killed the mob witness he was protecting.
Third, at 12:15 AM, is The Third Man, starring Joseph Cotten as a man who goes to Vienna to meet his old friend, only to discover the disturbing truth about that friend.
Finally it's Dodsworth 2:15 AM, featuring Walter Huston as a retired automaker who meets divorcée Mary Astor on a trip to Europe, much to the chagrin of his wife, Ruth Chatterton.

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