Friday, December 18, 2015

Briefs for December 18-19, 2015

First, I'd like to apologize for overlooking the presence on the TCM schedule of The Nitwits, airing at 6:00 AM on the 18th, or before most of you will be reading this. It's another Wheeler and Woolsey movie, and that pair is always worth mentioning just because they don't get the attention that, say, Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello do. Unsurprisingly, The Nitwits is not on DVD, even though Warner Home Video has the rights to all the stuff since they worked at RKO. Cary Grant or Elizabeth Taylor and a whole host of other people merit those four-DVD sets that TCM hawks in between movies, but not Wheeler and Woolsey.

More Christmas movies are on the TCM schedule tonight. I've mentioned that TCM re-runs some of these during December since there's a more limited number of Christmas movies to which they have the rights. I think Remember the Night is only getting one airing, and that's tonight at 11:30 PM. If you haven't seen it, it's well worth a watch.

TCM is running It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World tomorrow at 2:15 PM. Once again, they're listing the running time as 159 minutes. That implies it's the edited version, as I pointed out back in 2012.

As for FXM Retro? Well, they're showing Trouble Man tomorrow at 4:00 AM.

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