Thursday, October 6, 2016

Briefs for October 6-7, 2016

So I watched the first wraparound for the Guest Programmers last night. It turns out that Jonah Goldberg was with Ben Mankiewicz with only the two of them there. It seems odd to do two Guest Programmers that way. But what do I know. I didn't check to see if Ben kept continuity by wearing the same outfit.

This afternoon, TCM is showing Bon Voyage at 5:00 PM as part of an afternoon of Alfred Hitchcock movies. This is one of a pair of shorts Hitchcock did in French during World War II with French exiles in London. The other one, Aventure Malgache, is not on the schedule.

After the last of the Hitchcock movies (North By Northwest at 5:30 PM), TCM is going to be running a short piece Cary Grant did on the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital, to air around 7:48 PM this evening. I seem to recall some other actors doing promos for the Will Rogers Hospital as part of a charity drive, but I might be getting that mixed up with the Jimmy Fund.

Tomorrow we get a full morning and afternoon of Dr. Kildare films, starring Lew Ayres as the good doctor. Of course, the series had to end after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because of Ayres' pacifist stance, which was a problem when the US had probably its best casus belli for going to war in its history.

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