Wednesday, April 29, 2009

TCM Bob Schedule for May

I believe May's schedule could be the most Bob movies TCM has played since his "Star of the Month" showing a few years back. Amazing what a little birthday can do.

Have limited DVR/VCR time? My picks:
  • Hide-Out: I never pegged myself as a romantic comedy type, but this one hits the spot.
  • The First Hundred Years: This one has a surprising appeal to me I can't put my finger on. Maybe it's the business woman in me (watch & find out).
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Thee best Bob movie? Hmm...
On the flip side, if you're looking for films that TCM doesn't show often:
  • Riptide: Weird. I'm still not 100 percent sure why they used bug costumes in the story-line.
  • When Ladies Meet: Cute pairing with Myrna Loy and Ann Harding. Double this one up with the Robert Taylor, Joan Crawford version sometime.
  • Their Own Desire: Another product of the Norconian Resort.

Saturday, May 16

4 a.m. Riptide (1934)
A chorus girl weds a British lord then falls for an old flame. Cast: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Herbert Marshall. Dir: Edmund Goulding.

Monday, May 18
9:45 p.m. When Ladies Meet (1933)
A female novelist doesn't realize her new friend is the wife whose husband she's trying to steal. Cast: Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy. Dir: Harry Beaumont.

Thursday, May 21
6 a.m. Their Own Desire (1929)
A young couple's affair is complicated by her father's relationship with his mother. Cast: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone. Dir: E. Mason Hopper.

7:15 a.m. Big House, The (1930)
An attempted prison break leads to a riot. Cast: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Robert Montgomery. Dir: George Hill.

8:45 a.m. Strangers May Kiss (1931)
A sophisticated woman risks her marriage for love of a ruthless schemer. Cast: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Neil Hamilton. Dir: George Fitzmaurice.

10:15 a.m. Hide-Out (1934)
Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Maureen O'Sullivan, Mickey Rooney. Dir: W.S. Van Dyke II.

11:45 a.m. Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1937)
A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks. Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, William Powell. Dir: Richard Boleslawski. BW-98 mins, TV-G, CC

1:30 p.m. First Hundred Years, The (1938)
A working woman doesn't want to give up her career when she marries. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Warren William. Dir: Richard Thorpe.

2:45 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn't legal. Cast: Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

4:30 p.m. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
A prizefighter who died before his time is reincarnated as a tycoon with a murderous wife. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains. Dir: Alexander Hall.

6:15 p.m. Lady In The Lake (1947)
Philip Marlowe searches for a missing woman in this mystery shot entirely from the detective's viewpoint. Cast: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan. Dir: Robert Montgomery.


Kate Gabrielle said...

wow, that is a lot! I've never seen The First Hundred Years -- I wonder if that was one that was skipped when Shelley Winters' death preempted the SOTM schedule? I'll be taping every single one!

And you are the first person I've ever heard mention the strange bug costumes in Riptide... weren't they odd!?

Laura said...

I'm very excited to record RIPTIDE and THE FIRST 100 YEARS! What a great lineup of movies.

Best wishes,

Princess Fire and Music said...

Thanks for the heads-up! I've wanted to see Mr. and Mrs. Smith for quite a while now, but it seems like every time it's on I'm either in class or my roommates have the TV. Luckily I'll be home for it this time.

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Anonymous said...

oh boy oh boy oh boy, May is a fabulous month. If anyone has any information on Bob in Washington DC, I will be doing another searching for Bob trip in July.
Thanks for the schedule Carrie, you saved me from digging around.

Carrie said...

Kate Gabrielle: Amen! Someone else who doesn't get the bug thing!

Princess: Smith = Love. If you miss it, buy it!

Pal: Thanks for stopping by and dropping a note!

C.K. Dexter Haven said...
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C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Saw 'When Ladies Meet' last night and Bob was by far the best thing about it. He was definitely the "life of the party."

Favorite line: "Nine million caddies out of work and I pick the one with hay fever!"

I'm working hard to be as suave, witty, and charming...

EDIT: Corrected the quote, which is less wrong than before.

Carrie said...

Dex: Watched the movie last nite, too. Not a big fan of the film, but love the chemistry between his & Ann Harding's character.