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Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby kingrat » May 1st, 2012, 12:14 pm

I'm not really surprised by the blank response to Joel McCrea. I was only vaguely aware of the name when I was growing up, and it's only been in the last few years watching TCM regularly that I got a firm sense of who he was and how good he was.

My partner's sister-in-law, who's Peruvian but has lived in the US for twenty years, didn't know who Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn were.

Kept Husbands is the one I'm most looking forward to this week, with Dorothy Mackaill. Sullivan's Travels, The Palm Beach Story, The More the Merrier, Bed of Roses are all musts for those who haven't seen them. Does anyone know the other Joel McCrea films on this week?

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby movieman1957 » May 1st, 2012, 12:37 pm

I have an old reference book that really likes "Richest Girl In The World," "Woman Chases Man" and "Bed of Roses" none of which I have seen.
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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby RedRiver » May 1st, 2012, 1:09 pm

I'll bet very few people under the age of fifty have even heard of McCrea. You have to have grown up in the era when old movies were always on TV.

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby Lzcutter » May 1st, 2012, 10:01 pm

It seems like a long time coming but I cannot wait for tomorrow evening- Joel McCrea as SOTM, it's one of my TCM dreams come true!!!
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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby JackFavell » May 2nd, 2012, 9:46 am

Ouch, that hurt, Red! Maybe a disclaimer - "People over fifty or classic film buffs from childhood...." :D

I'll second kingrat on Bed of Roses. Love it!

Here's tonight's lineup. All Eastern time:

8:00 PM
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
Dir: Preston Sturges Cast: Joel McCrea , Veronica Lake , Robert Warwick .
BW-91 mins, TV-G,

9:45 PM

Palm Beach Story, The (1942)
To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire.
Dir: Preston Sturges Cast: Claudette Colbert , Joel McCrea , Mary Astor .
BW-88 mins, TV-G, CC,

11:30 PM

More the Merrier, The (1943)
The World War II housing shortage brings three people together for an unlikely romance.
Dir: George Stevens Cast: Jean Arthur , Joel McCrea , Charles Coburn .
BW-104 mins, TV-G, CC,

1:30 AM
Richest Girl in the World, The (1934)
To put off fortune-hunters, an heiress trades places with her secretary.
Dir: William A. Seiter Cast: Miriam Hopkins , Joel McCrea , Fay Wray .
BW-76 mins, TV-G, CC,

3:00 AM

Woman Chases Man (1937)
A millionaire hires a lady architect to con the money for a housing project out of his wealthy son.
Dir: John Blystone Cast: Miriam Hopkins , Joel McCrea , Charles Winninger .
BW-69 mins, TV-G,

4:15 AM

Bed of Roses (1933)
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is torn between true love and a life of sin .
Dir: Gregory LaCava Cast: Constance Bennett , Joel McCrea , John Halliday .
BW-67 mins, TV-G,

5:30 AM

Kept Husbands (1931)
A steel worker marries the boss's daughter, then has to teach her about life on a budget.
Dir: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Dorothy Mackaill , Joel McCrea , Ned Sparks .
BW-76 mins, TV-G,

3 Thursday
7:00 AM

Dynamite (1929)
A socialite marries a condemned man for money, only to learn he's been reprieved.
Dir: Cecil B. De Mille Cast: Conrad Nagel , Kay Johnson , Charles Bickford .
BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC,

9:15 AM

One Man's Journey (1933)
Father and son doctors disagree over the son's materialistic goals.
Dir: John Robertson Cast: Lionel Barrymore , May Robson , Dorothy Jordan .
BW-72 mins, TV-G, CC,

10:30 AM

Chance at Heaven (1934)
A society girl steals a simple gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend.
Dir: William Seiter Cast: Ginger Rogers , Joel McCrea , Marion Nixon .
BW-71 mins, TV-G, CC,

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby movieman1957 » May 2nd, 2012, 10:07 am

I don't know anything about the last seven but I'm already set to record the three starting at 1:30am. If I do the last four I'll never get out of the house.
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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby JackFavell » May 2nd, 2012, 10:13 am

I hear you Chris! I'm going to have to figure out how to watch TV during my morning run!

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby RedRiver » May 2nd, 2012, 10:30 am

Wow! Some great movies, and some I've never heard of. You're right, Wendy. There are classic movie fans who weren't even born when I got my first VCR. But my guess is, they're few in number.

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby MissGoddess » May 2nd, 2012, 10:34 am

I've never seen the last four listed in the wee hours. I hope my DVR will record them all!
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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby JackFavell » May 2nd, 2012, 4:43 pm

Oh my gosh, is that Tippi sitting in Mr. Hitchcock's chair? That is too funny!

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby knitwit45 » May 2nd, 2012, 4:54 pm

well damn and blast!( as they would say in Downton Abbey)....my DVR cable box just went ka-flooey, and I had it all set to record my favorite JMcC movies tonight. I already have The More the Merrier and wanted to add The Palm Beach Story to the disc....the repair man won't be here until Friday.... sI have to miss the Weenie King tonight! sniff.......that's ok, the movie will be on again, and probably fairly soon...

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby MissGoddess » May 2nd, 2012, 7:10 pm

JackFavell wrote:Oh my gosh, is that Tippi sitting in Mr. Hitchcock's chair? That is too funny!


:)

Knitty, I know your pain. My DVR is notoriously unreliable. I can only hope it's in the mood to cooperate and record some tonight.
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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby knitwit45 » May 2nd, 2012, 8:44 pm

good luck, Ms. G!!!! :D :D

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby JackFavell » May 2nd, 2012, 10:47 pm

I was going to record it for you knitty, but I screwed up! :(

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Re: Joel McCrea: May Star of the Month on TCM

Postby knitwit45 » May 3rd, 2012, 7:35 am

aw....... :)
well,I'm sure it will be on again soon... 8) it truly ISN'T the end of the world, just made me see red for minute or two... The cable guy comes out today, so Person of Interest is safe for tonight... :lol:


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