Sunday’s post: Charles Laughton (TCM August 7th)
Turner Classic Movies does a pretty good job with Orson Welles even if the schedule is a bit of a slow starter. They stick to movies Welles appeared in so, unfortunately, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) does not air, but there’s plenty of Welles on both side of the camera in classics such as personal favorite Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report, 1962), Touch of Evil (1958), The Lady from Shanghai (1948), and, of course, Citizen Kane (1941). The prime 8 pm slot goes to Carol Reed’s The Third Man (1949), one of the few movies that manages to rival Kane on popular lists, and the best film entrance you’re ever going to see.
Don’t forget to check the great articles found inside the Classic Movie Search down under the image of the Welles playing card. Following is TCM’s complete Orson Welles schedule for Monday’s Summer Under the Stars celebration:
Orson Welles on TCM, Monday, August 8
- 6:00 am – The Tartars (1961)
- 7:30 am – Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
- 9:30 am – Moby Dick (1956)
- 11:30 am – The V.I.P.s (1963)
- 1:30 pm – The Stranger (1946)
- 3:15 pm – Journey Into Fear (1942)
- 4:30 pm – Trent’s Last Case (1952)
- 6:15 pm – Mr. Arkadin (1962)
- 8:00 pm – The Third Man (1949)
- 10:00 pm – Citizen Kane (1941)
- 12:15 am – Touch of Evil (1958)
- 2:00 am – The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
- 4:00 am – The Immortal Story (1968)
*All times EST
Shuffle up with this late 1950’s Dutch issued and Canadian distributed Maple Leaf Playing Card featuring Orson Welles. The deck of 52 cards plus two jokers features images like this of 53 different 1950’s movie stars:
- Wellesnet: The Orson Welles Web Resource ought to keep you busy! I only added it to the Classic Movie Search tonight as I saw it used as a source in the wonderful post Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier on Skeins of Thought which is about a visit Welles’ daughter had with both men one night. Don’t get too distracted on Wellesnet to go read the excellent Skeins of Thought article!
- The Films of Orson Welles on Mike Grost’s site is a long page of text chock full of information about Welles and all aspects of his career.
- Orson Welles: The SIMPP Years is on the Hollywood Renegades Archive. SIMPP is the Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers, which is the focus of Hollywood Renegades. Obviously Welles is a major player on the site!
- Movie Viewing Girl took a brief look at This Is Orson Welles by Welles and Peter Bogdanovich
- John Greco reviews an underrated personal favorite, The Stranger (1946) on Twenty Four Frames. Not considered one of Welles’ prime works I fell in love with this one many years ago on a dirt cheap public domain VHS two pack which was watched over and over throughout the late 80’s into the 90’s.
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