Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TCM Guest Programmer June 2015: Edgar Wright

We've reached that point of the month when TCM has its monthly Guest Programmer. This month, that's Edgar Wright, who is probably best known from the movie Shaun of the Dead. He sat down with Robert Osborn to present a broad range of four films, and those movies are airing tonight.

First up, at 8:00 PM, is Dames, a Busby Berkeley musical that's reminiscent of Gold Diggers of 1933, except that instead of having a rich guy wanting to write music despite his relatives wanting to go into the family business, we've got a rich guy (Hugh Herbert) using his money to promote morals, except that some of his cousins are in the theater.

At 9:45, you can watch The Last of Sheila, an early 1970s movie about a rich guy who invites a bunch of Hollywood types on his yacht in the Mediterranean, with murder resulting;

Super Cops, at midnight, is a cop drama involving the seedier side of law enforcement, with prostitution and drugs.

Finally, at 1:45 AM is one I know absolutely nothing about, O Lucky Man! This one is presumably a TCM premiere, since for the genre it lists "TCM Presents", and doesn't show a synopsis.

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