Monday, August 22, 2011

Joan Crawford night

TCM is kicking off prime time tonight at 8:00 PM with Joan Crawford in the 1931 movie Possessed. I have to be honest that this is one of the movies I haven't seen before, and am looking forward to it. Crawford made another movie in 1947 which was also called Possessed, and I briefly mentioned it back in May 2009. It's got a completely different plot, so it's a different movie altogether, and not just a remake or a different version of the same movie. There shouldn't be any problem with TCM having put the wrong movie in the listings, however. The 1947 movie runs 108 minutes, and tonight's airing of Possessed is in a 90-minute time slot. The 1931 Possessed is listed with a running time of just 76 minutes, so the hour and a half scheduled for it would be right.

Following at 9:30 PM is a 2002 TCM 90-minute documentary on the life of Crawford, which I think aired back in 2008 when TCM had a 24-hour marathon for her "100th" birthday, there being some confusion on exactly what year Crawford was born in.

For the record, the 1947 Possessed doesn't seem to be on the schedule in the near future.

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