Archive for August 2nd, 2017

SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: LON CHANEY
August 2, 2017

The Man of a Thousand Faces has 15 films on tap, only one is a sound film.

Mariah’s Picks

The Unknown (1927-2 pm/1 pm c)

Chaney plays a guy who, when he discovers that the woman he loves doesn’t like to be touched, he has his arms amputated.  Seriously, I’m not kidding.  Joan Crawford is the woman.


The Phantom of the Opera (1925-8 pm/7 pm c)

Chaney in his most remembered role.


Tell it to the Marines (1926-11:15 pm/10:15 pm c)

Gasp!  Chaney without makeup!


West of Zanzibar (1928-1:15 am/12:15 am c)

Chaney is a bitter, crippled man who enacts revenge to those who wronged him. I don’t want to say anymore, just watch.  It is effed up.

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SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: RAY MILLAND
August 2, 2017

Day 2 of SUTS belongs to Ray Milland, who has one of the worst IMDB profile pictures ever.  Seriously, you couldn’t find a better one?

The former Reginald Alfred Truscott-Jones has 13 films on the docket including one TCM premiere-1949’s Alias Nick Beal (which is one my picks).

Mariah’s Picks

The Major and the Minor (1942-6 pm/5 pm c)

Ray plays a colonel who somehow cannot figure out that Ginger Rogers is not a 12-year-old.


The Big Clock (1948-8 pm/7 pm c)

Milland is the editor of a crime magazine who is chosen to solve a murder and he discovers that he is about to be framed for the crime.


Dial M for Murder (1954-10 pm/ 9 pm c)

Ray wants to do away with his unfaithful wife Grace Kelly.


Alias Nick Beal (1949-midnight/ 11 pm c)

Milland is the devil, really.


The Lost Weekend (1945-2 am/1 am c)

Ray’s Oscar-winning role.  It was his first (and last) nomination.