Tuesday, September 14, 2004

TCM & the TwD

In celebration return of the Toobworld philosophy to the Internet, Turner Classic Movies dedicated their 9/13/04 lineup to other television scalawags similar to Yours Truly.

Here is the rundown for TCM's salute:

Thousand Clowns, A (1965)
A free-living New Yorker fights to maintain custody of his nephew. Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Barry Gordon. Director: Fred Coe. BW-118m

Clown, The (1953)
In this remake of The Champ, a drunken clown tries to make a comeback so he can keep his son. Red Skelton, Jane Greer, Tim Considine. Director: Robert Z. Leonard. BW-91m

It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
World War II buddies get mixed up with gangsters and an egotistical TV star when they hold a 10-year reunion. Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse. Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen. C-101m

Slander (1957)
A TV star almost loses his career and his marriage over a tabloid story. Van Johnson, Ann Blyth, Marjorie Rambeau. Director: Roy Rowland. BW-81m

Face In The Crowd, A (1957)
A female television executive turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star. Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau. Director: Elia Kazan. BW-126m

Top Banana (1954)
An egotistical television comic falls for a pretty salesgirl and tries to make her a star. Phil Silvers, Rose Marie, Jack Albertson. Director: Alfred E. Green. C-84m

My Favorite Year (1982)
A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos. Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper. Director: Richard Benjamin. C-92m

And all of those movies were to help welcome Toobworld back.

Whaaaaaa? You don't believe me?

Well, it's my world and welcome to it, so keep the Trickster's quote (seen there on the left) in mind.

Because I lie all the time. And that's the truth!


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