Monday's post: Orson Welles
This is the one I've been waiting for! Ann Dvorak is not only a pre-code (and beyond!) favorite, but TCM's Summer Under the Star schedule of 16 Dvorak movies features more titles I've yet to see than any other day throughout this August!
The titles I'm familiar kick off in the late afternoon with back to back James Cagney offerings beginning at 5:00 pm; Scarface, of course, at 8 pm; and the only one of this bunch that I'd really tab an "Ann Dvorak movie," Three on a Match immediately following Scarface at 9:45. But the day time hours are filled with Ann Dvorak pre-code titles that I either haven't seen or can't remember--it's going to be tough to get any work done while these are airing!
Hope you enjoy the day as much as I expect to:
Ann Dvorak on TCM, Tuesday, August 9
- 6:00 am - Crooner (1932)
- 7:15 am - Sweet Music (1935)
- 9:00 am - Stranger in Town (1932)
- 10:15 am - Side Streets (1934)
- 11:30 am - Gentlemen Are Born (1934)
- 1:00 pm - Massacre (1934)
- 2:15 pm - Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
- 3:30 pm - College Coach (1933)
- 5:00 pm - The Crowd Roars (1932)
- 6:30 pm - G-Men (1935)
- 8:00 pm - Scarface (1932)
- 9:45 pm - Three on a Match (1932)
- 11:00 pm - Blind Alley (1939)
- 12:15 am - The Long Night (1947)
- 2:00 am - I Was an American Spy (1951)
- 3:45 am - Our Very Own (1950)
*All times EST
Ann Dvorak appears on a favorite collectible below. This is an R95 premium photo featuring Dvorak in Racing Lady. The premium is printed on what's best described as a high quality linen-textured paper and measures approximately 8" X 10". Issued in batches beginning in 1936 up through about 1939 and distributed by a variety of sources including The Movie Fan and the New York Sunday Herald. I've seen just over 220 different of these to date making them fun to collect.
- Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel has long been a personal favorite and is one of the top sites you're going to find dedicated to a single star. The site is run by Dvorak researcher and biographer Christina Rice, who was recently interviewed on TCM's Movie Morlocks site in conjunction with Tuesday's focus on Ann Dvorak. Christina recently posted Your Guide to Ann Dvorak Day on AnnDvorak.com, be sure to check it out for more details about the schedule above.
- I run a site called Warren-William.com, but I did not put my article about Three on a Match (1932) there. I put it on Immortal Ephemera, because despite Warren William's top billed status Three on a Match is an Ann Dvorak movie. In fact, if Dvorak has a better performance I've yet to see it. Do not miss Three on a Match, it'll be the fastest 63 minutes of your life!
- The gangster classic Scarface (1932) starring Paul Muni airs just before Three on a Match Tuesday night. Anna at The Crowd Roars and Angela at The Hollywood Revue each score high in the Classic Movie Search for their more general, and by that I mean non-Dvorak centered, looks at Scarface.
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