Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dick Cavett interviews Alfred Hitchcock

I don't know how many years ago now it was that TCM first ran several of the old episodes of The Dick Cavett Show in which Cavett spent the entire time interviewing one guest. One of the things I like about it is that you can get a lot more in depth than the more humorous Carson on TCM vignettes that ran earlier this summer. Or, to put it another way, they're a lot like the Private Screenings interviews that Robert Osborne has done on an irregular basis for TCM, only with people who were long since dead by the time TCM came around.

Anyhow, Alfred Hitchcock was a guest on The Dick Cavett Show back in June 1972, and TCM is running that interview tonight at 11:00 PM, as part of the month-long TCM salute to the director. I've already blogged about the other films in prime time:

The 39 Steps at 8:00 PM, in which Robert Donat has to expose a spy conspiracy, with both the spies and the police trying to capture him; and
Sabotage at 9:30 PM, in which Sylvia Sidney discovers that her husband (Oskar Homolka) is using the cinema they own as a front for a ring of saboteurs.

Both movies are well worth watching if you've never seen them before; heck they're good enough for another viewing even if you have seen them already.

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