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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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6:00 AM
1408615200
romance
Fixer Dugan (1939)
6:00 AM
68 min
romance
Fixer Dugan (1939)

A circus man adopts an aerialist's daughter.

DirLew Landers CastLee Tracy , Virginia Weidler , Peggy Shannon .
68 min, , CC
 
 

7:15 AM
1408619700
comedy
7:15 AM
61 min
comedy

A true to life gangster movie stirs up an all out mob assault on Hollywood.

DirLew Landers CastLee Tracy , Joan Woodbury , Paul Guilfoyle .
61 min, , CC
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D: Lew Landers. Lee Tracy, Joan Woodbury, Paul Guilfoyle, Lee Patrick, Richard Lane, Bradley Page, Tom Kennedy, George Irving, Frank M. Thomas, Jack Carson. Lively comedy about screenwriter Tracy collaborating with ex-con Guilfoyle on a script based on his last bank robbery. Amusing movie-studio background (shot all around the RKO lot) supports Tracy's usual fast-talking antics.

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8:30 AM
1408624200
crime
8:30 AM
72 min
crime

A wily defense attorney changes his tune when he's named district attorney.

DirChristy Cabanne CastLee Tracy , Margot Grahame , Eduardo Cianelli .
72 min, , CC
 
 
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A rule-bending, hard-drinking but brilliant (and very successful) attorney, played by Pat O’Brien, yearns for the quieter life of a judgeship, but high-profile cases keep coming his... more

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9:45 AM
1408628700
crime
9:45 AM
69 min
crime

A crooked lawyer's daughter falls for a gangster that he helped acquit.

DirJack Hively CastLee Tracy , Barbara Read , Patric Knowles .
69 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Jack Hively. Lee Tracy, Barbara Read, Patric Knowles, Allan Lane, Linda Hayes, Morgan Conway, Robert Emmett Keane. Tracy plays yet another silver-tongued sharpie, here a crafty lawyer who revels in acquitting guilty crooks, until his daughter falls for one. The once-sprightly Tracy looks weary in this routine meller.

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11:00 AM
1408633200
crime
11:00 AM
66 min
crime

A postal detective tracks the gang that robbed a mail truck and killed the driver.

DirEdward Killy CastLee Tracy , Gloria Stuart , Judith Blake .
66 min,
 
 

12:15 PM
1408637700
comedy
12:15 PM
64 min
comedy

Four convicts volunteer as medical guinea pigs to win early paroles.

DirRay McCarey CastLee Tracy , Linda Hayes , Raymond Walburn .
64 min, , CC
 
 

1:30 PM
1408642200
drama
1:30 PM
58 min
drama

A radio station's newsman rushes to the rescue of his peer, who has been kidnapped by bank robbers.

DirRichard Rosson CastLee Tracy , Diana Gibson , Donald Meek .
58 min,
 
 

2:30 PM
1408645800
drama
2:30 PM
73 min
drama

A woman's bad taste in men leads to pregnancy out of wedlock.

DirMichael Curtiz CastAnn Dvorak , Lee Tracy , Richard Cromwell .
73 min,
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D: Michael Curtiz. Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy, Richard Cromwell, Guy Kibbee, Leslie Fenton, Frank McHugh, Evalyn Knapp, Charles Middleton. Seamy, over-plotted pre-Code melodrama about unwed mother Dvorak and the various bad eggs she has a habit of falling for. Typically fast-paced Warner Bros. yarn, though more unpleasant than most.

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In the naughty, bawdy years before the Production Code, filmmakers turned the camera lens toward sin and its more entertaining consequences. The Strange Love of Molly Louvain is a... more

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3:45 PM
1408650300
comedy
3:45 PM
77 min
comedy

A carnival pitch man turns a sideshow dancer into an overnight sensation.

DirGregory La Cava CastLupe Velez , Lee Tracy , Eugene Pallette .
77 min,
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Gregory LaCava. Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette, Frank Morgan. Delightful comedy about wiseguy carnival pitchman (Tracy) scheming to make Velez an instant celebrity; plenty of laughs, and wonderful performance by Morgan as neurotic Ziegfeld-ish producer.

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Flim-flamming carny barker Jimmy Bates (Lee Tracy) vows to turn a hooch dancer into a Broadway sensation. Since the hooch dancer is played by incendiary Lupe Velez, the screen’s... more

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5:15 PM
1408655700
drama
5:15 PM
71 min
drama

A beautiful girl convinces a reporter to cover up her involvement in a murder.

DirWilliam A. Wellman CastDouglas Fairbanks Jr. , Ann Dvorak , Frances Dee .
71 min,
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: William A. Wellman. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, Lee Tracy, Lyle Talbot, Andre Luguet, Warren Hymer. Attractive cast in curiously unappealing story of a Broadway columnist and his private intrigues. Tracy, who portrayed Winchell types so often, here plays the columnist's legman.

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New York Globe Columnist Jimmy Russell (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) prowls his Broadway beat, digging up the racy gossip his readers devour with their morning toast and cup of joe. It's... more

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6:30 PM
1408660200
drama
6:30 PM
79 min
drama

A middle aged working man gets to relive his life and make himself wealthy.

DirEdgar Selwyn CastLee Tracy , Mae Clark , Otto Kruger .
79 min,
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D: Edgar Selwyn. Lee Tracy, Mae Clarke, Otto Kruger, George Barbier, Peggy Shannon, C. Henry Gordon, Clara Blandick. Fascinating Depression-era sleeper with an intriguing premise. Tracy is ideally cast as a middle-aged working man who gets to relive his life . . . and marry into wealth and power. Snappy script by director Selwyn and Ben Hecht. And watch for The Three Stooges!

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Joe Gimlet, a Depression-era tobacconist, knows what he would do if he could start life over – go for the dough and all the power and prestige it brings. Surprisingly, Joe gets his... more

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TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: SUMMER UNDER THE STARS:LEE TRACY
8:00 PM
1408665600
comedy
8:00 PM
96 min
comedy
Bombshell (1933)

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.

DirVictor Fleming CastJean Harlow , Lee Tracy , Frank Morgan .
96 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Victor Fleming. Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone, Una Merkel, Pat O'Brien, C Aubrey Smith, Ted Healy, Isabel Jewell. Devastating satire of 1930s Hollywood, with Harlow a much-abused star, Tracy an incredibly unscrupulous publicity director making her life hell. No holds barred. Scripted by John Lee Mahin and Jules Furthman, from a play by Caroline Francke and Mack Crane. Retitled BLONDE BOMBSHELL.

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“Your hair is like a field of silver daisies,” a rhapsodic suitor tells Tinseltown megastar Lola Burns. “I’d like to run barefoot through your hair.” In her signature comedy, Jean... more

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9:39 PM
1408671567
short
9:39 PM
C- 18 min
short

In this musical short film, the son of a department store owner replaces the regular sales girls with chorus girls.

DirJack Cummings CastLee Phelps , Tiny Sandford , Franklin Pangborn .
C- 18 min,
 
 

10:00 PM
1408672800
comedy
10:00 PM
80 min
comedy
Blessed Event (1932)

An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.

DirRoy Del Ruth CastLee Tracy , Mary Brian , Allen Jenkins .
80 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Roy Del Ruth. Lee Tracy, Mary Brian, Dick Powell, Emma Dunn, Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins, Ned Sparks, Ruth Donnelly. Tracy's most famous role has him a Walter Winchell prototype whose spicy column makes him famous but also gets him in hot water; Powell makes film debut as crooner. Fast-moving, delightful.

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Yellow journalism is not exactly new, as this 1932 sendup of a keyhole-peeping columnist proves. Early Hollywood bad boy Lee Tracy (who created the Hildy Johnson role for The Front... more

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11:30 PM
1408678200
comedy
11:30 PM
111 min
comedy

A high-society dinner party masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue.

DirGeorge Cukor CastMarie Dressler , John Barrymore , Wallace Beery .
111 min, , CC
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: George Cukor. Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, Billie Burke, Madge Evans, Jean Hersholt, Karen Morley, Phillips Holmes, May Robson. Vintage MGM constellation of stars portray various strata of society in N.Y.C., invited to dine and shine; Harlow in fine comedy form, but Dressler as dowager steals focus in filmization of George KaufmanEdna Ferber play. Scripted by three top writers: Herman Mankiewicz, Frances Marion, and Donald Ogden Stewart. Don't miss this one. Remade for cable TV in 1989 with Lauren Bacall.

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This TCM Greatest Classic Films Set includes these four great films:Dinner At EightYou're invited to a sparkling all-star peek into the lives of the troubled and troublemaking Who's... more

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1:30 AM
1408685400
horror
Doctor X (1932) buy dvd
1:30 AM
C- 76 min
horror
Doctor X (1932)

A reporter investigates a series of cannibalistic murders at a medical college.

DirMichael Curtiz CastLionel Atwill , Fay Wray , Lee Tracy .
C- 76 min,
CLOSE LEONARD MALTIN REVIEW:

D: Michael Curtiz. Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, Robert Warwick, Mae Busch. Police have tracked the ``full-moon strangler'' to Atwill's experimental laboratory. Ludicrous Grand Guignol chiller (Wray's entrance has her screaming--for no reason at all) is a must for horror-film buffs because of its Anton Grot sets, special Max Factor makeup, and rich use of two-color Technicolor... but it creaks badly and seems much longer than it is.

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The horror! The horror! The six films included in this 3-disc set represent some of the most legendary horror films from the early days of Hollywood. Each film boasts at least one... more

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3:00 AM
1408690800
war
3:00 AM
82 min
war

A carnival showman tries to keep Japanese spies from sabotaging the Panama Canal.

DirWilliam Berke CastLee Tracy , Nancy Kelly , Richard Loo .
82 min,
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D: William Berke. Lee Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Loo, Abner Biberman, Regis Toomey, Philip Ahn. Americans vs. Japanese in usual flag-waving espionage film, no better or worse than most.

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4:30 AM
1408696200
drama
4:30 AM
78 min
drama

Foreign correspondents clash over working methods and love.

DirGeorge Hill CastLee Tracy , Benita Hume , Una Merkel .
78 min,
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D: George Hill. Lee Tracy, Benita Hume, Una Merkel, James Gleason, Alan Edwards. Tracy enlivens this so-so story of a manipulative, globe-trotting journalist, who creates as much news as he covers; highlighted are his escapades while in Russia. Script by Bella and Sam Spewack, from their play.

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Lee Tracy, the actor who makes a delightful specialty of playing motormouthed manipulators and flimflammers (including Hildy Johnson in Broadway’s original The Front Page and slick... more

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5:50 AM
1408701029
short
5:50 AM
8 min
short

In this short film, Pete Smith provides comedic narration over such silent footage as a man trying to marry the woman he loves.

8 min,
 
 

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