Monday, May 3, 2021

TCM Star of the Month May 2021: Bob's Picks, sort of

Roberts Mitchum, Ryan, and Young in Crossfire (1947), tonight at 9:30 PM

We're in the first full week of a new month, and with 31 Days of Oscar having finished, it's time for a new Star of the Month on TCM. The only thing is that this isn't one of those traditional Stars of the Month, where we get a whole bunch of movies from one star. Instead, we get one or two movies each from a different star named Robert, every Monday in prime time in May continuing into Tuesday morning. The month kicks off with a Robert who wasn't a movie star, however, that being Robert Osborne, in the Private Screenings interview where he was the subject, getting intreviewed by Alec Baldwin. That will be followed by a movie with not just one Robert, but three of them: Crossfire, at 9:30 PM.

Yes, Robert Stack will be there, and it will be The Last Voyage

You can probably guess a lot of the stars who will be part of the line-up. There's Oscar winners like Robert Donat (although they're showing The 39 Steps and not Goodbye Mr. Chips) and Robert Duvall (again, we don't get the Oscar-winning Tender Mercies but The Great Santini). There are also lesser stars, like Robert Benchley. What we don't seem to get, however, are Bobs, as there's no Bob Hope even though TCM just ran The Facts of Life last month.

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