Friday, June 3, 2016

Post-Memorial Day reminders

With all the war movies on TCM last weekend, there was no place for the usual Saturday morning fare. The Bowery Boys are normally on around 10:30 AM Saturday, while there's a shorter series on before that. The Bowery Boys return tomorrow morning at 10:30, but the previous series finished last week. So instead, starting at 9:30 AM, we get the first two chapters the the 1936 Ace Drummond serial. TCM's schedule lists the chapters as starting at 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM, but there are 13 chapters in the serial, which in total runs about 260 minutes. So I'm guessing that there will be some filler between the first two chapters. Also, with 13 chapters, the serial should run for the next six or seven Saturdays, depending on whether they decide to put the last three chapters in one hour without a break. I haven't seen this one, so I don't know exactly how long each chapter is.

After the Bowery Boys movie, it's the d├ębut of Tiffany Vazquez, the new TCM host. She gets to present Rebel Without a Cause (my condolences to her) as her first movie, followed at 2:00 PM by Dial M For Murder, which is much better.

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