In NY, WPIX channel 11 used to (and now again) show the Laurel and Hardy classic March of the Wooden Soldiers, aka Babes in Toyland, every Thanksgiving, so we’ve got it lined up for late morning, 11:30 am (WPIX has it scheduled for 9am, but we’re pushing it back after breakfast)! WOR channel 9 always presented a King Kong marathon, and so we’re tweeting along to the greatest of them all, King Kongat 8:00 pm est!
Robert Montgomery directs and stars as kind of dopey protagonist Lucky Gagin in this under-appreciated noir with a screenplay by Ben Hecht (coming off an impressive run of screenplays like Kiss of Death, Duel in the Sun, and Notorious), based on the novel by the great Dorothy B. Hughes. Great supporting cast performances from Wanda Hendrix and Thomas Gomez, the first Hispanic-American to be nominated for an Academy Award (for this role!).
Subversive Japanese director Suzuki Seijun tries his hand at an American-style pulpy noir in this blackly comic early film where everyone is after diamonds hidden in the body of a dead man! Suzuki’s seventh film is considered one of his more straightforward ones, set in a seedy and stylish postwar Tokyo and filmed in beautiful CinemaSco… er… Nikkatsu Scope!
#driveinmob Sucks the Blood of Son of Dracula and House of Dracula!
Our Universal Horror theme continues as Lon Chaney Jr. dons the cape to follow in Bela Lugosi’s footsteps as Count Alucard in 1943’s Son of Dracula, followed by John Carradine seeking out a cure for vampirism (or is he?) with the Wolf Man and Frankenstein along for the ride in 1945’s House of Dracula!
The live tweet crews from Trash Tuesday, #Bond_age_, The Drive-In Mob and #TCMParty are forming a supergroup to celebrate Back to the Future Day on October 21st, 2015 — the day Marty McFly goes…TO THE FUTURE! For all live tweet events, we will use the hashtag #TheFutureIsNow. It’s a Twitter takeover!
Tuesday October 20th: Trash Tuesday hosts “Trash-Time Continuum” featuring Back to the Future.
Wednesday October 21st: #Bond_age_ hosts a double feature of Back to the Future II and AUSTIN POWERS
Thursday October 22nd:
The Drive-In Mob hosts a double feature of Back to the Future III and Frankenstein Unbound.