Monday, July 15, 2013

Bryan Forbes tribute

Director Bryan Forbes died back in May. TCM is finally running a tribute to him tonight, with four of his films.

This being a Monday in July, the prime time schedule kicks off with another night of Carson on TCM. The last of the five interviewees is Michael Caine, who is one of the stars of the first feature film, The Wrong Box, at 9:00 PM. John Mills and Ralph Richardson play brothers who are also the last surviving members of a tontine and who don't like each other. Complicating matters is that Mills' grandson (Caine) falls in love with Richardson's niece (Nanette Newman).

That's followed at 11:00 PM by Seance on a Wet Afternoon, in which failed psychic (in the business sense; psychics are of course a scam) Kim Stanley gets meek husband Richard Attenborough to kidnap a wealthy couple's boy so that she can use her psychic powers to "find" the boy.

I don't think I'd ever even heard of The Whisperers before, but it's one that sounds interesting. It comes on at 1:00 AM.

Finally, at 3:00 AM is The L-Shaped Room, which I thought I had done a full-length blog post on, but apparently not.

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