Don’t forget that TCM is showing 5 (that’s right, 5) Hitchcock films from the ’50’s. Arguably, this is the golden era of Hitchcock. But, shhh, let’s not argue…let’s just watch. Fire up the DVR or start drinking coffee if you don’t have one!
- Stage Fright at 8:00 pm EST
- I Confess at 10:00 pm EST
- Dial M for Murder at 12:00 am EST
- The Wrong Man at 2:00 am EST
- Strangers on a Train at 4:00 am EST
In the meantime, check out this fabulous post from Noir and Chick Flicks about Hitch in the 50’s.
I am always happy when a new (to me) Humphrey Bogart movie appears in the TCM lineup, even if it’s a lesser known part of his filmography like Conflict (1945). And make no mistake, Conflict is a distant star in the constellation of classics in Bogart’s career. But this psychological thriller is a shining example of mid-forties noir films produced by an efficient studio and star system. It’s not the greatest movie made, but it’s worth watching. When you have a couple of Sunday afternoon hours to while away, there’s far worse company than Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet to spend your time with. Oh, and spoilers ahead, if you haven’t seen this one. Read the rest of this entry
As I was watching Stage Fright, it occurred to me that the old saw about sex and pizza applies to Hitchcock’s lesser works as well. Stage Fright isn’t the greatest, but it’s still pretty good. Of course, I’m comparing Hitchcock to himself here. Compared to other thrillers playing in your local theater in 1950, Stage Fright probably ranks pretty high. At any rate, I’m big big fan of Alfred Hitchcock, but this movie sailed right past me. When I saw it in the TCM lineup, I had to do a double take. How did this one completely escape me? Read the rest of this entry