Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Get down and Bogie

TCM’s Star of the Month tribute to Humphrey Bogart on the occasion of his 110th birthday (which will be celebrated this Friday) soldiers on with these movies on tap for today (as always, films missing from the dusty TDOY archives are highlighted in green):

6:00 AM Bogart: The Untold Story (1996)

Stephen Bogart hosts this one-hour special on the life and career of his legendary father, Humphrey Bogart. Cast: Host: Stephen Bogart C-46 mins, TV-G, CC

7:00 AM Action In The North Atlantic (1943)

A Merchant Marine crew fights off enemy attacks at the start of World War II. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-127 mins, TV-G, CC

9:15 AM Sahara (1943)

An international platoon fights off Nazis in World War II Africa. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, Lloyd Bridges. Dir: Zoltan Korda. BW-98 mins, TV-PG, CC

11:00 AM Passage to Marseille (1944)

Devil's Island escapees join up with the Allies during World War II. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michele Morgan. Dir: Michael Curtiz. BW-109 mins, TV-PG, CC

1:00 PM Conflict (1945)

A man murders his wife so he can be free to marry her sister. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet. Dir: Curtis Bernhardt. BW-86 mins, TV-PG, CC

2:30 PM Dead Reckoning (1947)

A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky. Dir: John Cromwell. BW-100 mins, TV-PG

4:15 PM Two Mrs. Carrolls, The (1947)

A woman slowly discovers that her artist husband is a deranged killer. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith. Dir: Peter Godfrey. BW-94 mins, TV-G, CC

6:00 PM Knock On Any Door (1949)

A crusading lawyer fights to save a juvenile delinquent charged with murder. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready. Dir: Nicholas Ray. BW-100 mins, TV-PG

8:00 PM To Have And Have Not (1944)

A skipper-for-hire's romance with a beautiful drifter is complicated by his growing involvement with the French resistance. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-100 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS

10:00 PM Big Sleep, The (1946)

Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-114 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

12:00 AM Dark Passage (1947)

A man falsely accused of his wife's murder escapes to search for the real killer. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead. Dir: Delmer Daves. BW-106 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

2:00 AM Key Largo (1948)

A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall. Dir: John Huston. BW-101 mins, TV-G, CC, DVS

4:00 AM Bacall on Bogart (1988)

Lauren Bacall hosts this extraordinary documentary on her life on- and off-screen with her late husband, Humphrey Bogart. Cast: HOST: Lauren Bacall. Dir: David Heeley. C-84 mins, TV-G, CC

Philip Schweier and I have mentioned this on the blog a time or two in the past, but there’s a scene in Dead Reckoning (1947) where Bogie peruses a phone book looking for a number…pay close attention to some of the streets listed, like “Oglethorpe” and “Abercorn,” which are some of the major thoroughfares in Savannah, GA.

I’m way behind on my Bogart film watching and I have no one to blame but myself—I had planned to spend yesterday with a few films but instead settled for my yearly viewing of Miracle on 34th Street (1947) and It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). My friend Faustina told me that she got the opportunity once to see IAWL on the big screen at Savannah’s Lucas Theatre and while I would love to have attended I think it was probably best that I didn’t. (I have a tendency to start bawling by the end of that movie, which sort of conflicts with my “macho,” tough-guy image.)

Update: Shazbot! TCM pulled a last-minute switch on me and ran Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) in place of Action in the North Atlantic (1943). This wouldn't have been so terrible except that Lucky Stars was supposed to run last week...and if I had known they switched it I could have recorded it this morning. (Shaking fist) Okay, win this round. But let me remind you: revenge is a dish best eaten cold...

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1 comment:

Stacia said...

That explains why my reminder for "Thank Your Lucky Stars" was sent later than I was expecting it.

By the way, I am super pumped about the Jack Benny radio show you mentioned in one of your Christmas Eve posts. Thanks to you for mentioning it, Anonymous for posting a link, and Shahn for requesting it!