Friday, September 16, 2016

Upcoming shorts on TCM, September 16-17, 2016

I haven't mentioned shorts recently for a whole host of reasons, one of which being that for a time, TCM didn't seem to have shorts going out too far ahead. But there's several things worth mentioning.

As part of the prime time lineup, there are a couple of making-of featurettes, such as one on the 1968 version of Mayerling at approximately 1:50 AM. Mayerling is a movie I actually haven't seen before, and would be curious to see how much or how little the featurette shows Vienna as it was back in 1968. (Was the 1972 version of The Great Waltz filmed on location? IMDb doesn't have anything about that on its page.)

Tomorrow morning, TCM is running a pair of shorts back to back. First up, at about 9:49 AM, is the Robert Benchly one-reeler An Evening Alone. That's followed at 10:00 AM by They're Always Caught, which is one of the Crime Does Not Pay shorts. This scheduling is interesting, since it was in the TCM monthly schedule roughly from the beginning, as opposed to the way shorts normally seem to be scheduled. This is in the place on the schedule that had previously been occupied by the series that were running in the slot just before the Bowery Boys movies, which are still on at 10:30. I haven't counted to see how many Bowery Boys movies are left. Note that this is by far not the first of the Crime Does Not Pay shorts, and TCM is not running them as a series in this time slot, as next Saturday morning it seems to be just regular features.

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