Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer Under the Stars starts tomorrow!

This year's Summer Under the Stars on TCM starts tomorrow, what with that being August 1. As always, each day has 24 hours of movies in which one actor appears in all of them. Well, more or less 24 hours; obviously there are shorts and sometimes a documentary.

Tomorrow, August 1, brings a full day of Edward G. Robinson. Among the movies is Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, coming up tomorrow at midnight (ie. the midnight between Monday and Tuesday; that will be late Monday evening in the more westerly time zones). TCM has been running the MGM trailer for the movie, which you can see below:

Of course, I'd like to think that the real reason Spencer Tracy didn't want to make a movie with Margaret O'Brien is that he probably didn't want to work with such obnoxious child characters. After all, Tracy had made Boys Town, and O'Brien can be sickeningly sweet in so many of her roles, to the point that, goodness you want her to shut up and get off the screen.

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