Friday, June 8, 2012

Joseph Cotten, and not Joseph Cotten

TCM is running a night of "old dark house" movies tonight, and one of them is Gaslight, at 12:30 AM. Now, the only thing is, in order to fit it into a 90-minute time slot, TCM has selected the 1940 original instead of the more-familiar Ingrid Bergman version. Not that there's anything wrong with it; I happen to enjoy both movies. But for those of you who wanted to see Joseph Cotten as a police detective, you're out of luck.

Or maybe not. Tomorrow morning at 9:15 AM, TCM is showing The Killer Is Loose, a mvoie which sounds really familiar. Cotten plays a police detective who accidentally shoots bank robber Wendell Corey's wife. When Corey gets out of prison, he wants to gain revenge on Cotten by killing Cotten's wife (Rhonda Fleming). I have a feeling I've seen this one before. It's directed by Budd Boetticher, so I think I might have seen it several years back when TCM premiered its documentary on Boetticher and ran a night of his films.

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