SUMMER UNDER THE STARS: JOHN WAYNE
August 12, 2017

It’s the Duke’s day with 11 films.

Mariah’s Picks

Stagecoach (1939-12:15 pm/11:15 am c)

The film that started it all.


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962-5:45 pm/4:45 pm c)

“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”


The Quiet Man (1952-8 pm/7 pm c)

This week’s Essential with host Alec Baldwin and special guest William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of The French Connection.  Shot entirely in Ireland.


The Searchers (1956-10:30 pm/9:30 pm c)

How many directors would have their magnum opus with their 115th film!  The Duke named his youngest son after the character he played in this film.

 

31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE Q
February 25, 2017

The Quiet Man (1952)

Calling all lip readers, can you figure out what Maureen O’Hara is saying to John Wayne in the final scene?

SUTS DAY 22-ROBERT MONTGOMERY
August 22, 2016

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Robert Montgomery makes his SUTS debut today.  The debonair leading man has 14 films on the schedule.  Here are some of my picks:

The Divorcee (1930)

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Robert plays a small but pivotal role as the man who Norma Shearer decides to “balance the accounts” with after her husband confesses to an affair with a former girlfriend.


They Were Expendable (1945)

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Robert returns to moviemaking after serving in WWII in this WWII war drama portraying the commander of a group of PT boats fighting in the Pacific.  John Wayne and Donna Reed co-star.


Night Must Fall (1937)

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Robert plays against his debonair type as an Irishman who takes a job as a old lady’s caretaker.  However, he has a big secret hidden in a hatbox.


A Montgomery extra-I’ve linked the 1948 film The Saxon Charm, a film that is rarely seen.  Also stars Susan Hayward, John Payne, and Audrey Totter.

 

SUTS DAY 18-ANGIE DICKINSON
August 18, 2016

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Angie Dickinson is the star for today.  Here are my picks:

Point Blank (1967)

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Angie is the sister-in-law of criminal Lee Marvin.  Now a cult classic.


Rio Bravo (1959)

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Angie is John Wayne’s leading lady in one of the best Westerns ever made.