Sunday, April 1, 2012

TCM, phone home

I don't feel like trying to fool you with an April Fools' Day post, so I'll just note TCM's prime time lineup for tonight has a pair of movies with phone numbers in the title. It turns out I've blogged about both of them before:

The night kicks off at 8:00 PM with Call Northside 777, in which Jimmy Stewart goes looking for Wanda Skutnik so he can free Richard Conte from prison.

Butterfield 8 follows at 10:00 PM, with the title referring to the telephone exchange of the escort service for which Elizabeth Taylor works.

As for other movies with phone numbers in the title, you could always try dialing M for murder. If you dial L or N, however, whoever answers the phone might say Sorry, Wrong Number, which I apparently have not done a full-length post about. And somehow, I doubt TCM is going to be showing Transylvania 6-5000 any time soon.

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