This Week on TCM
March 30, 2008

Some notes about what’s showing this week on Turner Classic Movies: Not a heck of a lot. April Fools’ Day features films with “Fool” in their titles, but I don’t see any worth watching. Then there’s some Hitchcock, and a night of movies about train robberies, and a focus on Hedy Lamarr, who just isn’t all that interesting to me.

Plus, I’m mad at them — I tried watching Joan Crawford in Spring Fever, but it ran over its scheduled slot, so my Tivo didn’t get the ending. (I HATE it when channels do that!) Can anyone tell me how he finds out she’s really rich?

But I do want to recommend the documentary Complicated Women, an examination of how diverse and powerful roles for actresses were during the pre-Code era (1929-1934).

8 Responses  
Alan Coil writes:  

You typo’d Hedy.

And if they are honoring Hedy Lamarr, shouldn’t they be playing Blazing Saddles?

David Oakes writes:  

That’s Hedley.

(Someone had to say it.)

Johanna writes:  

Oh, so I did. Thanks, I’ve corrected it.

Kevin HInes writes:  

I have had that problem with TCM before. I always record an extra 5 minutes when I DVR anything off of that channel now, even though I am not sure its ever been an issue since.

Johanna writes:  

I’ve only ever had the problem before with Network, and that was easy enough to find out what happened online, since it was modern era. It’s rare enough that it really annoys me when it does happen.

Nat Gertler writes:  

Oh, you can’t blame TCM. Obviously, Crawford went into overtime!

odessa steps magazine writes:  

As a general rule, I just always tape a few minutes before and after stuff.

Between network incompetence and greed from showing extra commercials, you can never be too careful.

Matt writes:  

I want to know the ending of Spring Fever, too!


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