RARA-AVIS: RKO Lewton Unit-fest on (US version) of Turner Classic Movies, Jan 14-15

From: foxbrick ( foxbrick@yahoo.com)
Date: 09 Jan 2008


As the TCM website puts it:

Martin Scorsese presents [and produces and narrates] VAL LEWTON: THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS, which is being produced for TCM by Scorsese's Sikelia Productions, with Kent Jones writing and directing.

The following is the schedule for the Jan. 14-15 premiere and marathon of Lewton classics (all times Eastern):

8 p.m. Martin Scorsese Presents: VAL LEWTON - THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS

9:30 p.m. Cat People (1942) - starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith and Tom Conway.

10:45 p.m. I Walked with a Zombie (1943) - starring Frances Dee and Tom Conway.

Midnight Martin Scorsese Presents: VAL LEWTON - THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS

1:30 a.m. The Leopard Man (1943) - starring Dennis O'Keefe and Margot [based on Cornell Woolrich's novel BLACK ALIBI]

2:45 a.m. The Seventh Victim (1943) - starring Kim Hunter, Tom Conway and Hugh Beaumont.

4 a.m. The Curse of the Cat People (1944) - starring Simone Simon and Kent Smith.

5:15 a.m. The Body Snatcher (1945) - starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Henry Daniell.

6:30 a.m. Isle of the Dead (1945) - starring Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew and Marc Cramer.

7:45 a.m. Bedlam (1946) - starring Boris Karloff, Anna Lee and Ian Wolfe.

***The TCM website uncleverly fails to note that this will be immediately followed by:

9:15 a..m. Martin Scorsese Presents: VAL LEWTON - THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS

10:45 am Youth Runs Wild

12p Madamemoiselle Fifi

--and since they for some reason decided to drop one of the horror/suspense films from the unit's work, they've wisely chosen THE GHOST SHIP to drop. The last two titles are the other two films the Unit made, the spy drama MADAMEMOISELLE FIFI and wartime j.d. drama YOUTH RUNS WILD, unlike THE GHOST SHIP missing from the recentish DVD box set.

Todd Mason

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