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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013- Glenda Farrell Day

Full Schedule (All times Eastern)

*6:00 AM (crime) Little Caesar (1930)
7:30 AM (comedy) I’ve Got Your Number (1934)
9:00 AM (drama) Personality Kid, The (1934)
10:15 AM (comedy) Kansas City Princess (1934)
11:30 AM (comedy) Snowed Under (1936)
12:45 PM (suspense) Fly Away Baby (1937)
2:00 PM (suspense) Adventurous Blonde, The (1937)
3:15 PM (suspense) Blondes At Work (1938)
4:30 PM (crime) Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)
5:45 PM (crime) Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1938)
6:45 PM (comedy) Torchy Runs For Mayor (1939)
8:00 PM (comedy) Smart Blonde (1936)
9:15 PM (horror) Mystery Of The Wax Museum, The (1933)
*10:45 PM (drama) I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932)
12:30 AM (musical) Gold Diggers Of 1935 (1935)
2:15 AM (musical) Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
*4:00 AM (comedy) Talk Of The Town, The (1942)

Yes, I’m late. Life happened yesterday. Too much of it. I’m going to pretend I put this out in time to see all of the movies anyway.

Glenda Farrell is a good actress who didn’t do a lot of movies of note. She had that Torchy Blane series, so that was good for her. I have trouble believing the premise of these movies so I can’t really get into them, but they are more entertaining than watching, say, Laverne & Shirley reruns. So I’m not giving full endorsement to them.

But here are the ones I am endorsing.

Little Caesar. Great movie. I’m a huge Edward G. Robinson fan, so I strongly recommend that you set your DVR’s for this one. Yeah, I blew it. This is actually the best movie they’re showing today and you missed it because of me. I’m so so sorry. Okay, not as sorry as that, but I am sorry. How about you set your time machine to go back to set your DVR? Wait, no. If you have a time machine you should go ahead and set it for 1930 and see it at the theater.

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang. Oh, come on. Just the title alone is enticing enough to make any sane-minded individual want to watch this. Paul Muni and Glenda Farrell star, Hal B. Wallis produces, and Mervyn Freakin’ LeRoy directs. What are some other directing credits of Mervyn F. LeRoy? Great question, thanks for asking. Little Caesar, Three on a Match, Gold Diggers of 1933, Anthony Adverse, Little Women (1949),Mister Roberts, The Bad Seed, No Time for Sergeants, The FBI Story, Gypsy- well, I guess that’s enough to impress.

Talk of the Town. This is my favorite Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, and Ronald Colman movie. I’m going to validate that statement by pretending there were scads of them instead of just the one. Cary Grant is mischievous as ever (that’s pronounced MIS-chiv-us not mis-CHEEV-ee-us, just FYI), Arthur is exasperated and confused, and Colman is right proper. This is the second best film today. Try to catch it.

I know you count on me to get these things out the night before at the latest so that you can plan your day around my words of wisdom. I will do better next time.

Really.

radogack  asked:

What is your favorite pre code movie?

Oh my gosh, there is nooooooo way I could ever choose just one, but here are some of my top favorites;

Red-Headed Woman (1932), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), 42nd Street (1933), I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932), Freaks (1932), Frankenstein (1931), Three On A Match (1932), Bombshell (1933), Trouble In Paradise (1934), The Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1933), I’m No Angel (1933), Grand Hotel (1932),  Employee’s Entrance (1933), The Scarlet Empress (1934), Baby Face (1933), The Public Enemy (1931), Wild Boys Of The Road (1933), Man’s Castle (1933), Platinum Blonde (1931), King Kong (1933), Footlight Parade (1933), Red Dust (1932) Shanghai Express (1932), Dinner At Eight (1933), Hold Your Man (1933), Dracula (1931) and so so so many more!