Thursday, April 11, 2013

Debra Paget night

TCM is putting the spotlight on actress Debra Paget tonight. It's not her birthday; she'll be turning 80 in August. But, it's nice to see a Debra Paget spotlight because she was a contract player at Fox at the start of her career. So, it means that we're going to get more movies from Fox on TCM, which is always a good thing.

The night starts off at 8:00 PM with Love Me Tender, the Civil War-era movie which introduced Elvis Presley to the movies. It's the sort of thing that shows that Elvis could have been a capable actor, although Jailhouse Rock and King Creole show it even better. It was only after getting back from his Army service that things started to go downhill.

Anyhow, back to Debra Paget, at 9:45 she plays Cosette in the 1952 version of Les Misérables, followed at 11:45 PM by Demetrius and the Gladiators, which is a sequel to The Robe.

I've recommended From the Earth to the Moon before; that one is on at 1:30 AM. Unlike the night's first three movies, it's still not on DVD, so you're going to have to catch the TCM airing. You'd think TCM would have come up with one of those cheap four-movie sets of Joseph Cotten movies to include this movie on, but no....

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