Thursday, March 10, 2016

Coming up for March 10-11, 2016

Tonight sees the second night of TCM's Spotlight on films condemned by the Legion of Decency. This week, we have some Code-era Hollywood movies that were condemned, as well as a couple of foreign films. The night starts off with the 1951 version of M at 8:00 PM. I've got it on my DVR, although I haven't gotten around to watching it since the last TCM airing earlier this year. I can't remember the last time I saw it before then. But considering the themes of this movie, one can think of some good reasons why the movie would be condemned. Vigilante justice? As if the Church would like that.

That's followed at 9:45 PM by The French Line, which was of course advertised with Jane Russell's assets. I can't imagine the Church caring for those, even though there are all sorts of naked women and men in the Vatican frescoes.

And God Created Woman sounds like it would the Church would recommend it, I mean, would the Church think woman was created by something other than God? Well, that's until you actually watch the movie, which has Brigitte Bardot using her sex appeal to get the things she wants, much like Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face 20 years earlier. You can catch And God Created Woman at 11:45 PM.

Lastly, at 1:30 AM, you can watch Untamed Youth. There's a lot for the Church to condemn here, from Mamie Van Doren's assets to out-of-wedlock pregnancy to the things the youths do at night. Ah, but it's so much fun.

Returning to FXM Retro after a couple of years is The Revolt of Mamie Stover, The Revolt of Mamie Stover, which you can catch twice, at 4:30 AM and 9:45 AM. Like I say, FXM like to repeat their offerings, although it's usually not this close together.

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