Dec 6, 2007

Classics Weekend

Perhaps it's all the holiday spirit, but the redoubtable Turner Classic Movies doesn't fail to deliver gift-wrapped goodness during the first weekend in December, as their schedule clearly indicates. Some movies you'll need to see before the year is out:

  • Where The Boys Are, 1960 - The quintessential beach party flick amongst all those fluffy Frankie-and-Annette confections (not that we didn't love every Moondoggie moment of those). And oh, that theme song....12/7, 1:30pm ET
  • From Here To Eternity, 1953 - Deborah Kerr ditches her red tresses for blond locks in this novel-based naval blockbuster, but her icy facade is still intact, at least until the infamous beach scene. And don't miss demure Donna Reed as a call girl! 12/7, 10:15pm ET
  • Little Women, 1949 - Four of MGM's biggest stars comprise the March family in this quintessential holiday film, complete with Mary Astor as Mrs. March, Elizabeth Taylor as a blonde, and the hotness that is Peter Lawford. June Allyson, Janet Leigh, and Margaret O'Brien also star. 12/8, 6:00am ET
  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948 - John Huston cast his father, Walter, as well as his own brand of distinct movie-making in this memorable adventure, topped off with film favorite Humphrey Bogart. 12/8, 4:15PM ET
  • Bad Day At Black Rock, 1955 - Spencer Tracy and drama, that's all you really need to know. 12/8, 6:30PM ET
  • Casablanca, 1942 - Even if you've seen it six dozen times, could it hurt to savor Rick and Ilsa's fated romance just once more? Bogie, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Raines. 12/8, 10:00PM ET
  • On The Town, 1949 - Sexy sailors Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra (Jules Munshin, not so much) spend a 24-hour leave chasing skirts and carousing in New York City. Also starring Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen. 12/9, 4:15PM ET
  • High Society, 1956 - Grace Kelly reprises the role of Kate Hepburn in this musical re-telling of Hep's comeback classic, The Philadelphia Story. Not a standout film, but worth a view for leads Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, as well as the engagement ring worn by Kelly's character Tracy Lord - it was Kelly's own for her upcoming nuptials to the prince of Monaco, whom she married in April of 1956. 12/9, 6:00PM ET
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