Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Repeats

It's been about 14 months since I recommended the movie Panic in Year Zero!; TCM is showing it tomorrow at 10:00 AM ET. It stars Ray Milland as the father of a family that has to try to survive a nuclear apocalypse. It's kind of sad to think what happened to poor Ray Milland later in his career. He had won the Oscar for The Lost Weekend in 1945, but by the early 1960s, he was reduced to doing B-movies like this. If you want to see another example of the work Milland did later in life, the Fox Movie Channel is running his 1969 TV movie Daughter of the Mind, in which Milland plays a man who thinks his dead daughter is communicating with him; the next airing is overnight tonight/tomorrow at 4:00 AM ET. Milland's wife in the movie is played by Gene Tierney, who unfortunately didn't age all that well; she's looking nowhere near as resplendent as she did in Leave Her to Heaven.

1 comment:

todd said...

Thanks for having a cool blog. I like TCM and your info is a good accompaniment to the channel.