Thursday, February 11, 2016

The latest "back on TV" update

Tonight at 8:00 PM, TCM is running the 1934 version of Imitation of Life. This is one that doesn't show up on TV very often, although it has been released to DVD along with the late 1950s remake. I didn't check this morning to see whether or not this DVD is still in print. Besides, I really wanted to write this post in order to look at a couple of the things that are back on FXM Retro after some time off.

I first blogged about Dangerous Crossing back in 2010, and then took another look at the movie in 2015. Two and a half years on, and it's back on FXM Retro, tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM.

It hasn't even been a year since I blogged about The Mudlark, which comes on at 8:45 AM tomorrow. Irene Dunne heavily made up to play Queen Victoria in a movie that has an interesting premise but doesn't really wind up going anywhere.

Finally, following The Mudlark at 10:20 AM is Island in the Sun. It's a fairly overheated movie about some British possession in the Caribbean that's about to become independent, and how this affects the power structures on the island. There are several substantial names in the cast, but there's a lot more heat than light in this one.

I'm sorry I couldn't recommend better movies today. That's going to change tomorrow, though.

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