Thursday, April 30, 2009

TCM Repeats

TCM only has so many movies they can show, so it's not uncommon for them to repeat themes. This seems to happen quite a bit with birthdays; TCM will drag out the same few surviving movies of pioneering black director Oscar Micheaux on his birthday in January.

But, it's also true with regular holidays and observances. I mentioned Eve Arden on her birthday last year, and was somewhat surprised that TCM weren't showing Mildred Pierce in honor of her birthday. Today is again the anniversary of her birth, and TCM are showing Mildred Pierce at 12:30 PM ET. However, one of the reasons they didn't show it last year is that they were saving it to show on Mother's Day, as part of a salute to mothers on film. Wouldn't you know: TCM are showing Mildred Pierce again this Mother's Day; at 11:00 AM ET on May 10.

That having been said, I do enjoy the movie, and don't mind recommending it again.

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