Some notes about what’s showing this week on Turner Classic Movies:
The Letter (Sunday, 9/2, 8:00 AM ET) — Bette Davis at her finest as a woman being blackmailed over a supposed killing in self-defense in this melodrama set on a tropical rubber plantation. She’s outright nasty, a woman used to getting her own way in everything, but as such, she’s surprisingly watchable and even sympathetic without giving an inch.
The Dot and the Line (Monday, 9/3, 8:00 AM ET) — A ten-minute Chuck Jones cartoon that won the 1965 Oscar for Animated Short Film, it’s the charming story of a straight line who tries to win the love of a circle.
Wow, that’s a really light week. I guess most everyone does take off Labor Day week as a last gasp of summer.