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FLICK PICKS: Laurel & Hardy on TCM, plus other vintage stars
August 22, 2008  | By Diane Werts
 

laurel hardy music box.jpgTurner Classic Movies' Summer Under the Stars month of daily film festivals may be winding down, but it's winding up with some powerful stuff.


Saturday's 24-hour salute to Laurel & Hardy begins with early sound shorts. (Sorry, no silents this time.) The 1930 fave Night Owls (6 a.m.) kicks off three hours of quickies, also including Blotto, Brats, Hog Wild, Be Big, Laughing Gravy and Our Wife. That leads up to their feature debut in 1931's Pardon Us (9:15 a.m.), followed by a fun mix of features and shorts. Top picks include the Oscar-winning short The Music Box (8 p.m., photo above), the classic convention feature Sons of the Desert (8:35 p.m.), Way Out West (9:45 p.m.) and more, concluding with one of the team's final features, 1943's anti-Nazi comedy Air Raid Wardens (early Sunday at 4:30 a.m., all on TCM).

Other late August honorees 6 a.m.-6 a.m. on TCM (with personal daily picks):

  • Sunday, Aug. 24: Henry Fonda (The Best Man at midnight)
  • Monday, Aug. 25: Ingrid Bergman (two Hitchcock films: Notorious at 8 p.m., Spellbound at 10 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26: Janet Leigh (Touch of Evil at 8 p.m., Psycho at 10 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 27: Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot at 8 p.m., Sweet Smell of Success at 10:15 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Aug. 28: Charlton Heston (Soylent Green at 1:30 a.m.)
  • Friday, Aug. 29: Marlon Brando (three-hour docu/bio Brando at 5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Aug. 30: Katharine Hepburn (1973 interview The Dick Cavett Show at 11:15 a.m., Bringing up Baby at 2:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Aug. 31: Spencer Tracy (Bad Day at Black Rock at 4:30 a.m.)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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