Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Loretta Young's birthday again

Wednesday marks the birth anniversary of Oscar-winning (for The Farmer's Daughter) actress Loretta Young. The photo at left is from The Bishop's Wife, which isn't airing tomorrow as part of TCM's tribute. TCM is airing quite a few of her movies, nine in total, and I think I've recommended five of them already:

Laugh, Clown, Laugh, made when Young was just 14, kicks off the morning at 6:45 AM ET.
At 9:15 AM, you can watch the excellent pre-code Life Begins, in which I've mentioned Glenda Farrell's excellent performance, which is even better than Young's, even though Young is the star here.
Heroes for Sale follows at 10:30 AM. (Note that at the time I first wrote about Heroes for Sale, it was not yet available on DVD, although it has since been released as part of the Warner's Pre-Code box set of William Wellman films.)
Orson Welles tries to kill Young in The Stranger, which is on at 1:15 PM.
The final Young film of the day is Cause for Alarm, at 6:30 PM.

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