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Saturday, August 30, 2014
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6:00 AM
1409392800
musical
6:00 AM
105 min
musical

An unhappily married woman mistakes a suitor for the gigolo hired to end her marriage.

DirMark Sandrich CastFred Astaire , Ginger Rogers , Alice Brady .
105 min, , CC
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D: Mark Sandrich. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Betty Grable. Top Astaire-Rogers froth with usual needless plot and unusual musical numbers, including Oscar-winning "Continental'' and Cole Porter's "Night and Day.'' Rhodes is memorable as would-be corespondent in divorce case. Incidentally, the Broadway hit on which this was based was called The Gay Divorce, but the Hollywood Production Code disapproved.

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This TCM Greatest Classic Films Set includes these four great films:The Gay Divorcee (1934)Oscar winner, The Continental revels in precision-dance joy, Cole Porter's Night and Day... more

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7:50 AM
1409399443
short
7:50 AM
C- 8 min
short

This short film focuses on the land, people, and culture of Switzerland.

C- 8 min,
 
 

8:00 AM
1409400000
comedy
8:00 AM
82 min
comedy
Nitwits, The (1935)

Two cigar-stand attendants get mixed up in a murder investigation.

DirGeorge Stevens CastBert Wheeler , Robert Woolsey , Fred Keating .
82 min,
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D: George Stevens. Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Betty Grable, Fred Keating, Evelyn Brent, Erik Rhodes, Hale Hamilton, Willie Best. Enjoyable comedy-musical-mystery with Wheeler and Woolsey seeking to uncover the identity of the Black Widow, a blackmailer-killer. Grable plays Wheeler's girlfriend, a murder suspect. Based on a story by Stuart Palmer.

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The comedy gets delivered – in spades! – in this collection of no less than nine rollicking pictures starring RKO’s comedy kings, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey. And there are... more

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9:30 AM
1409405400
musical
9:30 AM
110 min
musical

Two sailors on leave romance a dance-hall hostess and her prim sister.

DirMark Sandrich CastFred Astaire , Ginger Rogers , Randolph Scott .
110 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Mark Sandrich. Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard (Nelson), Astrid Allwyn, Betty Grable. Delightful musical with sailors Astaire and Scott romancing sisters Rogers and Hilliard. Irving Berlin songs include ``Let's Face the Music and Dance,'' ``Let Yourself Go,'' ``We Saw the Sea.'' A reworking of SHORE LEAVE, a 1925 Richard Barthelmess silent, and the 1930 musical HIT THE DECK. That's Lucille Ball as Kitty.

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11:30 AM
1409412600
musical
11:30 AM
75 min
musical

A business leader goes back to college to keep an eye on his playboy son.

DirEdward Ludwig CastCharles Buddy Rogers , George Barbier , Barbara Kent .
75 min, , CC
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D: Edward Ludwig. Charles "Buddy'' Rogers, George Barbier, Barbara Kent, Grace Bradley, Betty Grable, Eric Blore. Business tycoon Barbier goes back to college to keep an eye on his playboy son (Rogers) in this light, fluffy musical; songwriter Johnny Mercer appears as one of the students.

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1:00 PM
1409418000
comedy
1:00 PM
77 min
comedy

A series of romantic complications ensue between two brothers in the U.S. Navy and two sisters.

DirElliott Nugent CastMartha Raye , Bob Hope , Betty Grable .
77 min, , CC
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D: Elliott Nugent. Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Betty Grable, Jack Whiting, Clarence Kolb, J. C. Nugent. Fast-moving comedy with Raye an ugly duckling constantly upstaged by her prettier, self-centered sibling (Grable); Hope and Whiting are Navy brothers who play out a comic/romantic scenario involving the sisters.

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Spend some time with an American icon in this double feature boasting two classic Bob Hope comedies. In "Caught in the Draft" (1941), Hope's movie star makes a play for a colonel's... more

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2:30 PM
1409423400
comedy
2:30 PM
C- 86 min
comedy

The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show's backer.

DirRichard Sale CastBetty Grable , MacDonald Carey , Rory Calhoun .
C- 86 min, , CC
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D: Richard Sale. Betty Grable, Macdonald Carey, Rory Calhoun, Eddie Albert, Lois Andrews, Irene Ryan. Undistinguished Grable musical lacking bounce of her other vehicles, with usual show biz storyline.

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When the marriage of a broadway musical star and her producer husband breaks up, he feels she is only in love with money and she sets out to win back his love.  more

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4:00 PM
1409428800
musical
4:00 PM
C- 114 min
musical

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 20th century.

DirIrving Cummings CastBetty Grable , John Payne , June Haver .
C- 114 min, , CC
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D: Irving Cummings. Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S. Z. Sakall, Reginald Gardiner, Frank Latimore. Sassy hokum about popular vaudeville sister act with two lovely stars and a bevy of old song favorites, plus newly written ``I Can't Begin to Tell You.''

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Four Technicolor films showcase "The Girl with the Million-Dollar Legs" in "The Betty Grable Collection 1" (2006). In "My Blue Heaven" (1950) Grable plays a radio star who wants to... more

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6:00 PM
1409436000
musical
6:00 PM
C- 107 min
musical

A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.

DirWalter Lang CastBetty Grable , Dan Dailey , Mona Freeman .
C- 107 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Walter Lang. Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman, Connie Marshall, Vanessa Brown, Veda Ann Borg; narrated by Anne Baxter. One of Grable's most popular films, about a vaudeville family. Colorful production, costumes, nostalgic songs, and an Oscar-winning Alfred Newman score, plus specialty act by the great Senor Wences.

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8:00 PM
1409443200
comedy
8:00 PM
C- 96 min
comedy

Three models pool their resources to rent a posh penthouse in hopes of snaring rich husbands.

DirJean Negulesco CastBetty Grable , Marilyn Monroe , Lauren Bacall .
C- 96 min, , CC
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D: Jean Negulesco. Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Alex D'Arcy, Fred Clark, Cameron Mitchell. Terrific ensemble work in dandy comedy of three man-hunting females pooling resources to trap eligible bachelors. Nunnally Johnson scripted and produced this remake of THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR THEM, which is preceded by Alfred Newman conducting his famed "Street Scene'' theme (a prologue designed to show off stereophonic sound). CinemaScope.

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Three gold diggers share a Manhattan penthouse, hoping to lure eligible rich men. more


9:50 PM
1409449808
short
9:50 PM
C- 8 min
short

This short film takes the viewer to the South American country of Argentina.

C- 8 min,
 
 

10:00 PM
1409450400
musical
10:00 PM
C- 89 min
musical

Love and horse racing spice up an American girl's South American vacation.

DirIrving Cummings CastDon Ameche , Betty Grable , Carmen Miranda .
C- 89 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Irving Cummings. Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood, J. Carrol Naish, Henry Stephenson, Leonid Kinskey. Enjoyable 20th Century- Fox musical with Grable (in the movie that boosted her to stardom) falling in love with smooth Argentinian horse breeder Ameche. Miranda is terrific in her first American movie, performing infectious Brazilian songs with her own band . . . and look out for the Nicholas Brothers, who do a dynamite specialty number. Picture- postcard color throughout.

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Four Technicolor films showcase "The Girl with the Million-Dollar Legs" in "The Betty Grable Collection 1" (2006). In "My Blue Heaven" (1950) Grable plays a radio star who wants to... more

$49.98 add to cart

11:45 PM
1409456700
crime
11:45 PM
82 min
crime

A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.

DirBruce Humberstone CastBetty Grable , Victor Mature , Carole Landis .
82 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: H. Bruce Humberstone. Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar, William Gargan, Alan Mowbray, Allyn Joslyn, Elisha Cook, Jr. Entertaining whodunit with Grable and Mature implicated in murder of Betty's sister, pursued by determined cop Cregar. Twist finish to good mystery. Remade as VICKI; originally titled HOT SPOT.

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This taut film noir will keep you guessing until the very end. Victor Mature stars as a fight promoter who is the prime suspect in the murder of a model. Betty Grable plays the dead... more

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1:15 AM
1409462100
musical
1:15 AM
C- 96 min
musical
Coney Island (1943)

A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.

DirWalter Lang CastBetty Grable , George Montgomery , Cesar Romero .
C- 96 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Walter Lang. Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, Charles Winninger, Phil Silvers, Matt Briggs. Breezy, enjoyable turn-of-the-century musical of saloon entertainer Grable turned into famous musical star by hustling Montgomery. Remade with Grable seven years later as WABASH AVENUE.

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A saloon entertainer is changed from a raucous song-and-dance girl into a refined chanteuse.  more

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3:00 AM
1409468400
comedy
3:00 AM
63 min
comedy

A taxi driver buys a beer-drinking race horse.

DirLeslie Goodwins CastJoe Penner , Betty Grable , Richard Lane .
63 min,
 
 

4:06 AM
1409472391
short
4:06 AM
11 min
short

11 min,
 
 

4:30 AM
1409473800
crime
4:30 AM
65 min
crime

A ruthless convict threatens to reveal that the head of the parole board is his father.

DirBen Stoloff CastLewis Stone , James Gleason , Bruce Cabot .
65 min,
 
 

5:48 AM
1409478522
short
5:48 AM
11 min
short

In this comedic short, two boys fall in love with a new girl at school, but are forced to join her in a tea party.

DirEdward L. Cahn CastDarla Hood , Harold Switzer , Robert Blake .
11 min,
 
 

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