Thursday, September 3, 2015

TCM Star of the Month September 2015: Susan Hayward

Now that Summer Under the Stars is over for another year, we get back to the traditional Star of the Month treatment on TCM of having one star be honored one night a week every week for a month. This time, it's somebody who I think has never been so honored before: Susan Hayward.

Hayward did a fair amount of her work at Fox, so I believe there are going to be a couple of premieres as part of the salute. However, none of the premieres are going to be showing up tonight into tomorrow morning. Indeed, I've blogged about most of the movie showing up in the overnight and morning hours before.

The night kicks off at 8:00 PM with the adventure movie Beau Geste, starring Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, and Robert Preston as brothers who go off to fight in the French Foreign Legion to escape dishonor.

That's followed at 10:00 PM by Adam Had Four Sons, a movie that I have to admit I haven't seen before.

At 11:30 PM you can catch the interesting Reap the Wild Wind, with Hayward in a small role playing the cousin of Paulette Goddard who gets to be John Wayne's love interest.

Canyon Passage, at 1:45 AM, is a western I haven't seen before. That's followed at 3:30 AM by Tulsa, which has Hayward in the Oklahoma oil boom of the 1920s.

Can Hayward get Robert Young out of trouble in They Won't Believe Me? Watch at 5:00 AM to find out.

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman, at 6:30 AM, is an interesting story with Hayward declining as her husband (Lee Bowman) rises.

Hayward helps a sailor in Deadline at Dawn, at 8:15 AM.

The last of the Hayward movies they're showing in this first go-round is actually Hayward's first film: Girls on Probation, at 9:45 AM.

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