Friday, October 23, 2009

One of My Favorite Things...

Just a quick post to give a shout out to one of my favorite things---the cable station, Turner Class*c Movies (TCM). I am a big, big old movie fan and TCM is a lifesaver for me in a world of reality television (yuck!) I know some of my blogger friends are not in the US, and am wondering, do you get TCM, or another station that plays all old movies with no commercials?

Every Friday night in October, is Thriller Night on TCM. They have played some great Hitchcock and other thrillers that I had not heard of before. Tonight (October 23) at 8:00 pm Eastern, they are playing The Night of the Hunter starring that classic bad boy Robert Mitchum

This is the only film directed by the great actor Charles Laughton. The film was shot in 1955 in black and white and I must say that some of his scenes are truly artistic (I'm thinking of the scene with the children trying to hide in the barn while through the barn door you see a silhouette of Mitchum riding his horse.) I highly recommend this film if you like to be spooked!
I know what I'll be doing tonight, hopefully with a few cats on my lap to keep me company.

What about you? Do you like old movies? What are your favorites? Enquiring Possumlady wants to know.


936000 said...

One of my very favorite old movies is The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I pulled it out not too long ago and never put it away. Mmmm. Maybe I'll just play it again this weekend. Not scary even though it has a "ghost" and I just love the music. Wish I could find a recording of it somewhere. Enjoy your movie!

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Not seen that one before, but I like Robert Mitchum. I will have to look for that. Hugs GJ x

Poppy Q said...

I like old movies, but we don't get them on poor people tv anymore. I don't have cable either, so there is lots and lots of reality tv and sports on, and rubbish movies with Adam Sandler being scheduled.

I much prefer British dramas and quality movies, so dvds, movies and books mostly take up my time.

Enjoy your movie.

possumlady said...

I LOVED The Ghost and Mrs. Muir!! Honestly just saw it for the first time a few years ago. Quite a big difference from the sitcom that I grew up with!

Hi Ginger Jasper! Yes, do check it out. Robert Mitchum once said that The Night of the Hunter was one of his favorite parts.

Poppy Q, boy do I understand. Regular tv is just awful now. Yes, rubbish it is. I also love the british dramas that we get on PBS here.