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).