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Joan Blondell Movie Schedule: Stand-in, Cry Havoc, Kona Coast

24 August 2011 4:13 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joan Blondell on TCM: Dames, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Schedule (Et) and synopses from the TCM website: 6:00 Am The Reckless Hour (1931) A young innocent almost ruins her life for the love of an unfeeling cad. Dir: John Francis Dillon. Cast: Dorothy Mackaill, Conrad Nagel, H. B. Warner. Bw-71 mins. 7:15 Am Big City Blues (1932) A country boy finds love and heartache in New York City. Dir: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Joan Blondell, Eric Linden, Jobyna Howland. Bw-63 mins. 8:30 Am Central Park (1932) Small-town kids out to make it in the big city inadvertently get mixed up with gangsters. Dir: John G. Adolfi. Cast: Joan Blondell, Wallace Ford, Guy Kibbee. Bw-58 mins. 9:30 Am Lawyer Man (1933) Success corrupts a smooth-talking lawyer. Dir: William Dieterle. Cast: William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau. Bw-68 mins. 10:45 Am Traveling Saleslady (1935) A toothpaste tycoon's daughter joins his rival to teach him a lesson. Dir: Ray Enright. »

- Andre Soares

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Joan Blondell on TCM: Dames, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

24 August 2011 4:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Dames Joan Blondell has always been a favorite of mine, much like fellow wisecracking 1930s Warner Bros. players Aline MacMahon and Glenda Farrell. The fact that Blondell never became a top star says more about audiences — who preferred, say, Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney — than about Blondell's screen presence and acting abilities. As part of its "Summer Under the Stars" film series, Turner Classic Movies is currently showing no less than 16 Joan Blondell movies today, including the TCM premiere of the 1968 crime drama Kona Coast. Directed by Lamont Johnson, Kona Coast stars Richard Boone and the capable Vera Miles. Blondell has a supporting role — one of two dozen from 1950 (For Heaven's Sake) to 1981 (The Woman Inside, released two years after Blondell's death from leukemia). [Joan Blondell Movie Schedule.] Unfortunately, TCM isn't showing the super-rare (apparently due to rights issues) The Blue Veil, Curtis Bernhardt's 1951 melodrama that earned Blondell her »

- Andre Soares

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More Classic MGM Horrors Hitting DVD

12 May 2011 3:24 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Oh, MGM. So many classics chills have you provided over the years. It's so good to see your long lost terrors being rediscovered and redistributed. That's right, kids! A fresh crop of vintage spookshow horror is on its way and we've got all the details for you right here!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing more classics to DVD in May through the unique “manufacturing on demand” (Mod). The newest selection of available films is a part of MGM’s Limited Edition Collection and available through major online retailers.

This latest batch features:

Mr. Wong, Detective (1938): Mr. Wong investigates the deaths of 3 partners in the poison gas export trade - each death occurring while the person was alone in his quarters. Stars Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Maxine Jennings. Directed by William Nigh.

The Mystery Of Mr. Wong (1939): Chinese criminologist Mr. Wong investigates the murder of a curio »

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