Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mamma Mia

Tomorrow is Mothers' Day, and TCM is celebrating the day with 14 hours of movies about mothers (leading up to the Frank Sinatra salute in prime time). The movies are of course good, but the day's selection is just one more sign that perhaps I've seen too many movies. It turns out that I've already blogged about four of the movies airing that day:

Depression-era apple vendor May Robson has to become a Lady for a Day in order that her daughter may marry a wealthy man, at 6:00 AM ET;

Bette Davis raises Mary Astor's child in The Great Lie, airing at 9:30 AM ET;

Joan Crawford raises an ungrateful daughter without having to resort to wire hangers in Mildred Pierce, at 1:30 PM ET; and

Thelma Ritter is Gene Tierney's mother-in-law, but Tierney thinks she's the maid, in The Mating Season, at 3:30 PM.

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